One Million Years B.C. 1966

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A fantasy adventure from the prehistoric times. Raquel Welch and John Richardson fight for their love and their lives against the dinosaurs (brought to life by Ray Harryhausen's ground-breaking effects).

Starring:
Raquel Welch, John Richardson
Runtime:
1 hour 35 minutes

One Million Years B.C.

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Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Historical
Director Don Chaffey
Starring Raquel Welch, John Richardson
Supporting actors Robert Brown, Martine Beswick, Percy Herbert
Studio Optimum Releasing
BBFC rating Parental Guidance
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Freddie Valentine on 4 Mar 2010
Format: DVD
This is one of Hammer's classic films and you can quite clearly tell it had a better budget than most of their output.
The stop-motion animation was cutting edge at the time and, although some people will mock the dated effects, to me, it is still very enjoyable.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mr. John Anglos on 12 July 2009
Format: DVD
There is an unrated version of this film which is edited; for example, in the caverns where our heroes take refuge up a tree, they secretly bear witness to cannibal apes kill and eat one of their own tribe members. And this edited scene, if left in, would have made sense of the cavern's decor of ape skulls.

I also watched the version from the HAMMER COLLECTION and this scene (as well as others) was not cut from the film. I watched the Hammer version on my 42inch plasma, and the picture and colour quality were great.

Unless you are very squeamish, please get the Hammer version. The DVD version to avoid is the one with the blue background featuring a close-up of Raquel Welch, who admittedly looks a lot more stunning in this picture cover than Hammer's. John Anglos.
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42 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Stoneracket on 8 July 2007
Format: DVD
The Good

This DVD release is anamorphic widescreen. It appears to be the uncut version of the film, but it's running time is 96 minutes. However, all other sources state that the original release version is 100 minutes in length. But the deleted scenes ( edited from the American release ) listed at the Internet Movie Database are all here in this Optimum Classic "Hammer Collection" DVD.

Interviews with Ray Harryhausen and Raquel Welch are included.

The Bad

The audio is not "stereo" ( as listed on the back of the DVD keep case ) - it is actually mono.

There is no theatrical trailer included with the special features.

The Ugly

The film print used here is merely adequate. There are some scratches and some debris throughout this particular presentation. What we all need here is a Lowry Digital type of restoration.

The final three minutes of the film on this DVD are in black and white for some unfathomable reason.

This is a single-layer DVD disc with only 4.13 GB of material on it and is not recorded at the highest quality standard as with a typical 9 GB dual-layer disc. In other words, too much compression for my tastes. I don't know about any of you out there, but I want Raquel Welch and the Dino FX to be as clear and sharp as possible for a standard definition DVD.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael Tanaka on 10 Jun 2013
Format: DVD
The Hammer Collection DVD of One Million Years BC is the best version of this film at the time of this writing because it is produced in anamorphic widescreen 16:9 (for current widescreen TVs as opposed to the older 4:3 TV sets) AND contains the original UK uncut version.
The US version by 20th Century Fox is a restored but cut version in 16:9 widescreen, and the Warner Bros. Studio Canal version is uncut but formatted in the older 4:3 widescreen (i.e. with four black bars surrounding the image).
One Million Years BC is notable for two things:
The late great Ray Harryhausen's animated dinosaurs which for decades were the most effective depiction of these creatures until Jurassic Park, and the nubile Raquel Welch, who looks absolutely stunning!
A great adventure fantasy and silliness at its most entertaining!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. J. Greenland on 3 May 2011
Format: DVD
What can I say? Everybody over a certain age will have seen this film. An absolute classic. One of the best films ever made in my opinion.

In prehistoric times, Tumak (John Richardson) leaves his stone tribe and is rescued by Loana (Raquel Welch) and the more advanced beach tribe. Here starts a story of sibling rivalry, romance and devastation helped along with Ray Harryhausen's stop-gap animation of various dinosaurs and other fantastical creatures.

Various scenes are in the nation's consciousness; the dinosaurs attack on the beach tribe, Tumak and Loana's encounter with ape-like creatures, the fight between the triceratops and the T-Rex, and the pteradactyl capture of Loana.

A wonderfully emotional soundtrack gives the film it's intensity which at times is as heart-wrenching as any normally scripted drama.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Andrew Carr on 11 July 2009
Format: DVD
I only bought this as my wife likes "B" movies with monsters, though from a male perspective one can also appreciate Miss Welch in her prime and her iconic costume. Being Harryhausen, the stop-frame dinosaurs are great fun whether chasing and eating, or swooping and capturing, the cave men and women. The projected lizards and turtles are less successful, but this a Sixties Hammer Horror film long before CGI. The minimal dialogue and the tonal and primitive score at least mean you have to follow it closely, though I still don't understand the sudden ending nor the switch to black and white. Nonetheless, great fun and a must for Harryhausen fans and for those of Raquel.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Movie Monster on 4 Mar 2012
Format: DVD
I finally purchased a multi-region dvd player so I could get all the wonderful dvd titles across the pond. This title of One Million Years B.C. is the uncut version. The U.S. version is missing many good scenes! And this British version has interviews with Harryhausen and Ms. Welch! I am very pleased. Thank you!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 22 Aug 2002
Format: DVD
Raquel at her best, this film will stand the test of time, great effects,and stunning girls there is not a lot of dialog( makes a change from all the bad language of films of today) but who cares..you just consentrate on the bevvy of beauties...who needs words..The two tribes create the good and bad in people..no differant from to-day....If you missed it.."GO GET IT NOW"
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