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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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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 ... 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 ... Self - 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:

Spænding og sjov - charme og chok See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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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

The movie starts off in the frozen mountains of Lapland, above the Arctic Circle. However, there is no snow, and the miners appear to be in a tropical jungle. 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 Yongary, Monster from the Deep (1967) See more »

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Tivoli Nights
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9 August 2003 | by IamWilliamBlakeSee all my reviews

I think that there should be a different grading chart for low budget films. To automatically make fun of the production value is unfair. The makers of such films are well aware of the limitations of their vision due to budgetary constraints. While a movie like Reptilicus may not be a ten it is a hell of a lot better than Anaconda. Ib says he substituted imagination for dollars.

And this is how it should be viewed. A great task of suspending belief is what the audience is required to do. Set the sophistication of our current media consumption aside and enjoy a campy horror/sci-fi/adveture/whatever film that was probably meant to be a fun time at the drive-in that worked double duty at putting the kids to sleep before the picture everyone went to actually see begins.

Reptilicus is certainly more watchable for this reason alone than many simliar in the genere that had a much larger budget.

That being said, Reptilicus, still, is not a classic.

Check out Ib's other movies. Deathrace 2000 you might actually fall in love with.


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Official Sites:

MGM Studios (us)

Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish | English

Release Date:

20 February 1961 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Reptilicus 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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