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Reptilicus (1961)

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After copper miners discover part of the frozen tail of a prehistoric monster in Lapland, scientists inadvertently bring it back to life.

Directors:

Poul Bang, Sidney W. Pink (as Sidney Pink)

Writers:

Sidney W. Pink (original story) (as Sid Pink), Ib Melchior (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bent Mejding Bent Mejding ... Svend Viltorft
Asbjørn Andersen Asbjørn Andersen ... Prof. Otto Martens (as Asbjorn Andersen)
Povl Wøldike Povl Wøldike ... Dr. Peter Dalby (as Poul Wildaker)
Ann Smyrner ... Lise Martens
Mimi Heinrich ... Karen Martens
Dirch Passer ... Petersen
Marlies Behrens Marlies Behrens ... Connie Miller (American version) (as Marla Behrens)
Carl Ottosen Carl Ottosen ... Gen. Mark Grayson
Ole Wisborg Ole Wisborg ... Capt. Einer Brandt
Birthe Wilke Birthe Wilke ... Herself - nightclub singer
Mogens Brandt Mogens Brandt ... Police Chief Hassing
Kjeld Petersen ... Police Officer Olsen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jens Due Jens Due ... Journalist
May Reimers May Reimers ... Badegæst (as Mai Reimers)
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Storyline

A portion of the tail of a prehistoric reptile is discovered in Denmark. It regenerates into the entire reptile, which proceeds to destroy buildings and property and generally make a nuisance of itself. It can fly, swim, and walk, and has impenetrable scales, which makes it difficult to kill. Written by Paul White <pwhite@bigfoot.com>

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Taglines:

SEE: MISSLES AND ATOM BOMBS POWERLESS! (original poster-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM Studios (us)

Country:

Denmark | USA

Language:

Danish | English

Release Date:

20 February 1961 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Apeili stin poli See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Saga Studio See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The paperback novelization, by Dean Owen, was peppered with gratuitous sexual content. Director/screenwriter Sid Pink was so enraged that he sued the publisher, Monarch Books. See more »

Goofs

Denmark is not part of Lapland, a region that includes northern parts of Sweden, Finland, Norway, and Russia. The Norwegian part is sometimes called "Danish Lapland," which might have confused the filmmakers. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Gen. Mark Grayson: [Referring to Reptilicus] A good thing there's no more like him!
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Alternate Versions

A few scenes in which Reptilicus flew were deleted from the film before it reached the United States due to the fact they looked so akward. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Gojira, Mosura, Kingu Gidorâ: Daikaijû sôkôgeki (2001) See more »

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Tivoli Nights
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A nice little gem from Denmark
24 July 2002 | by chris_gaskin123See all my reviews

I recently watched Reptilicus for the first time and found it quite enjoyable, despite the low budget and cheap looking monster.

A frozen tail of a prehistoric monster is found in Denmark and is brought to a laboratory in Copenhagen to be studied. It has to be kept frozen at all times but one night, a scientist who has stayed behind to do some work does not shut the door properly and falls asleep. As a result of this, the tail thaws out and grows into a giant prehistoric reptile and escapes from the lab, kills the scientist and another man in the building and goes on the rampage in Copenhagen. The military try all they can to kill it but fail. It is eventually frozen to death.

The monster in this movie is a rubber puppet due to the low budget. It looks more funny than scary. Despite this, the movie is beautifully shot in colour.

This movie is a must for bad movie and sci fi fans. Great fun.

Rating: 4 stars out of 5.


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