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Chariots of the Gods (1970)

Erinnerungen an die Zukunft (original title)
Documentary based on the book by Erich Von Daniken concerning the ancient mysteries of the world, such as the pyramids of Egypt and Mexico, ancient cave drawings, the monuments of Easter ... See full summary »

Director:

Harald Reinl (as Dr. Harald Reinl)

Writers:

Harald Reinl, Utz Utermann (commentary) (as Wilhelm Roggersdorf) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Heinz-Detlev Bock Heinz-Detlev Bock ... Narrator (voice)
Klaus Kindler ... Narrator (voice)
Christian Marschall Christian Marschall ... Narrator (voice)
Aleksandr Kazantsev Aleksandr Kazantsev ... Self - Moscow Academy of Natural Science
Wiatscheslav Saitsew Wiatscheslav Saitsew ... Self - Academy of Science, Minsk
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hans Domnick Hans Domnick ... Participation
Jean Fontaine Jean Fontaine ... Narrator (English version)
Thor Heyerdahl ... Participation
Bruce Johansen Bruce Johansen ... Narrator (English version)
Hermann Oberth ... Participation
Lee Pajan Lee Pajan ... Narrator (English version)
Henning Skaarup Henning Skaarup ... (Danish narrator)
Erich von Däniken ... Self
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Documentary based on the book by Erich Von Daniken concerning the ancient mysteries of the world, such as the pyramids of Egypt and Mexico, ancient cave drawings, the monuments of Easter Island, etc. and the fact that these things and modern civilization could have been influenced by extra-terrestrial visitations hundreds(or perhaps thousands) of years ago. Written by Humberto Amador

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Taglines:

Did Spacemen Visit Earth in Ancient Times? Now We Have Proof! See more »

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Was banned in East Germany one day after its release. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: [On a 40,000 year old bison skull] The beast was alive when killed.
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Alternate Versions

Cut to 54 minutes for its UK theatrical release by EMI in 1971. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The National Scream (1980) See more »

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Bringing an important theory to the masses
8 May 2003 | by rocky_woodSee all my reviews

This lively production loosely based on von Daniken's first work, 'Chariots of the Gods?' brought his theories of alien visitations in the past to the attention of the movie going audience. At that time it was a break-through in thinking. Since then von Daniken has presented dozens of more books of proofs, many of them more scientific and hard-nosed than this. As a result, there have been bookshelves full of other books on this subject, including those written by scientists, professors and other notable experts. Meanwhile, a campaign of debunking this whole theory is maintained by a clique of limited thinkers, believing in their arrogance, that this is the only world in the entire universe on which intelligent life arose - gimme a break! Watch it again for the joy of discovery. A tremendous soundtrack is a bonus


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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

26 April 1970 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Chariots of the Gods See more »

Filming Locations:

Israel See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$25,948,300
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Terra-Filmkunst See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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