Cowboy James Franciscus seeks fame and fortune by capturing a Tyrannosaurus Rex living in the Forbidden Valley and putting it in a Mexican circus. His victim, called the Gwangi, turns out ... See full summary »
Set in the ancient past when humans and dinosaurs lived together, a small tribe is struggling to survive by giving a sacrifice of a blond woman to their god, the sun, in return for ... See full summary »
When a spaceship lands on the moon, it is hailed as a new accomplishment, before it becomes clear that a Victorian party completed the journey in 1899, leading investigators to that mission's last survivor.
To honour her father's dying wish, Queen Salina shares the rule of Icena with Justinian, a fair and just Roman. This displeases the bloodthirsty Druids on one side and the more hard-line ... See full summary »
Caveman Tumak is banished from his savage tribe. He finds a brief home among a group of gentle seacoast dwelling cave people until he is banished from them as well. Missing him, one of their women, Loana leaves with him, deciding to face the harsh prehistoric world with its monsters and volcanos as a couple.Written by
Ray Harryhausen used his "Dynamation" effects technique in this film, but because producer Charles H. Schneer owned the brand name, Hammer could not use it in their marketing. However, producer Michael Carreras wanted to come-up with a similar-sounding name for the process. After originally planning on shooting the movie in Panavision (which Harryhausen objected to, as he, director Don Chaffey and cameraman Wilkie Cooper preferred the regular spherical process favored by Ray), Carreras, Hammer and 20th Century-Fox attempted an amalgamation of the Panavision and Dynamation brand names into a new one, "Giant Panamation". However, the "Giant Panamation" name was dropped when the Panavision company objected to it. Some early press material did, however, use the name. See more »
In the sunlight, the women's hair is soft and shiny with obvious professional haircut. See more »
This is a story of long, long ago; when the world was just beginning.
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Characters and scenes appearing and names used are imaginary, and every reference to names, characters or facts really happened is purely fictional. See more »
Ray Harryhausens work is unparalleled and is once again to be admired in this film. I was intrigued that the first thing hygiene wise that humans (at least women) must have come up with was shaving. The females in this movie are all clean shaven in places where women traditionally have kept themselves clean shaven. The men obviously weren't going to learn this art until some time later. Nonetheless this motion picture is one of those that never gets tired with repeated viewings.
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