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One Million Years Bc [VHS] [1966] <b>VHS</b> ~ Raquel Welch
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Hammer's first journey back to prehistoric times is a rip-roaring exercise in sustained excitement.
Director Don Chaffey and special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen do for dinosaurs what they so brilliantly did for mythological Greece three years previously in Jason and the Argonauts.
The magnified spider and lizard shots can surely be forgiven, as we are taken to new heights of technical proficiency. OK, so the likes of Jurassic Park, etc. have since eclipsed everything that has gone before, but this must certainly rank as a classic of it's kind. Surely this is the British equivalent of King Kong !
We follow Tumak as he is banished from his tribe and left to wonder the… Read more
Creatures The World Forgot [VHS] [1971] <b>VHS</b> ~ Julie Ege
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
The family orientated excitement of Hammer's previous stone age sagas, One Million Years B.C. and, When Dinosaurs ruled the earth, is here, in their final foray into mankinds dawn, given an altogether more adult treatment.
The writer of this last chapter of the trilogy acknowledges that dinosaurs weren't around at the same time as man, and so opts for a gritty realism that sets it well apart from the incorporated animated monsters of their 60's excursions into our primeval past; and in my opinion, the film is all the better for it.
Writer/Producer Michael Carreras has regurgitated the meagre plot line of two tribes warring against each other, but the bones of the film carry… Read more
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed [VHS] [1969] <b>VHS</b> ~ Peter Cushing
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Peter Cushing's four previous interpretations of the role of the Baron cannot for one moment prepare you for this sadistic portrayal.
The vileness of character that was only touched on in Curse of... (and then later played down to more gentlemanly effect in Revenge of..., Evil of..., and ...Created woman) is here explored to the full.
Infact, the underlying menace of the film is that Frankenstein himself is the true monster of the piece.
Baron Frankenstein has been collaborating with Doctor Frederick Brandt, an eminent brain specialist, on the subject of brain transplantation. Transplanting the brain of a near dead person into a corpse, and maintaining that anyone… Read more