When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970)

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth is a movie starring Victoria Vetri, set in the time of cavemen. The film was made by Britain's Hammer Films.

Like several of Hammer's previous films, such as One Million Years B.C. (1966), the film portrays dinosaurs and humans alongside each other. Directed and scripted by Val Guest, it was based on a treatment by J.G. Ballard, and nominated for an Oscar for its visual effects.

The special effects are considered a benchmark in stop-motion animation believability, so much so that the film is referenced in the movie Jurassic Park. Stop-motion effects were created by Jim Danforth, assisted by David W. Allen and Roger Dickens.

The landscapes (Earth during the Quaternary) were filmed in Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura (Canary Islands), in some places as Maspalomas beach, Ansite Mountain, Amurga and Caldera de Tejeda, in others. It was briefly released on DVD as an exclusive from Best Buy with a G-rating, but was later recalled because it was the uncut version and contained nudity. The original is now a collector's item.



Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this. I love the old Hammer movies. Is this the uncut version?

Anonymous said...

yes its the restored uncut version

azad009009009 said...

Thanks for posting this. I love the old Hammer movies. Is this the uncut version? olso