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The Land That Time Forgot (1975) Poster

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Anachronisms 

When Olson and Bowen fight off the water dinosaur, Olson is firing an MP-18 submachine gun. As its name implies, it was not in service until 1918, two years after the film is set. Although technically incorrect, it's still a plausible weapon to use.
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In the title sequence, a trawler is seen entering port. The trawler clearly has a radar array up-top, bearing in mind the movie is set in a First World War time-frame.
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Continuity 

When Dietz is fighting Olson with the burning log, in one shot the log is not burning and in the next it has re-ignited itself.
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When the 'plesiosaurus' is attacking the submarine crew on top of the boat, and even kills and eats one, and it is trying to get Tyler, it has a huge head, but when it's killed and flops down onto the submarine deck, it's head and neck are much smaller.
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In the opening scene with the U-boat, Captain Von Schoenvorts uses the designation SS in describing the ship he sees through the periscope. If it is a British passenger liner, the designation should be RMS; if it's supposed to be a British military ship, the designation should be HMS.
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During the opening credits a sealed cylinder is shown floating in the ocean and eventually washed ashore. A sailor finds and opens it, retrieving some scrolls from inside. As he reads it, the cap changes between on and off the cylinder between shots.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When the pterodactyl appears late in the movie and ultimately carries away one of the natives multiple cables supporting it are visible.
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(at around 45 mins) A group is walking on a hill behind a glass shot that has very little clearance. One crew member throws a duffel bag over his shoulder. As he does so, the upper portion is cut off by the glass painting.
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Factual errors 

Bowen puts his written account of Caprona into a German gas mask container and throws it into the sea - for it to be discovered years, if not decades, later. These containers were not designed to be water tight, and the pages would've been destroyed within days.
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