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Planet of Dinosaurs (1977)

A space-ship gets lost and is forced to make an emergency landing on an unknown planet. The planet looks much like Earth, only with no trace of civilization. Soon the crew discovers that ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Mary Appleseth ...
Cindy
Harvey Shain ...
Harvey Baylor
Derna Wylde ...
Derna Lee
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Mike (as Michael Thayer)
Chuck Pennington ...
Chuck
Charlotte Speer ...
Charlotte
Louie Lawless ...
Capt. Lee Norsythe
Pamela Bottaro ...
Nyla
James Whitworth ...
Jim
Michael Lee ...
Charlotte's son
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A space-ship gets lost and is forced to make an emergency landing on an unknown planet. The planet looks much like Earth, only with no trace of civilization. Soon the crew discovers that there are dinosaurs on the planet, and blood-thirsty buggers at that. The crew hopes to be found and rescued, but they have to struggle to survive until then. Written by Fredrik Ramsberg <d91frera@und.ida.liu.se>

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27 August 1979 (Sweden)  »

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Planet of the Dinosaurs  »

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The first draft of the script was written in three days. See more »

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Several buildings can be seen in the background of one walking scene on the titular planet. See more »

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Jim: Lee is nice. Lee is kind. Lee is weak.
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References The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) See more »

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A genuinely haunting film.
15 May 2001 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

A hard-to-come-by film, which is a shame as this is a real gem. A group of space travellers are accidentally stranded on a distant alien planet which turns out to be inhabited by prehistoric monsters. This is real edge-of-seat suspence from beginning to end, and you really feel for the characters. There is plenty of appropriately chilling scenery (and I couldn't see any houses or roads), a superbly eerie soundtrack and some dramatic, impressive stop-motion dinosaurs including one of the scariest Tyrannosaurs ever to dominate a movie screen (it even kills the Beast from 20,000 Fathoms at one point, the Harryhausen monster's cameo a nice touch). An under-rated classic, up there with the best dinosaur films.


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