When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth – Brandon Tenold

It’s Hammer time once again with the 1970 caveman epic “When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth”!

About Brandon_Tenold

Reviewer/Riffer/Lover of strange films from across cinema history.

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9 Comments on "When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth – Brandon Tenold"

Chicken Puppet
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Those flaming Tyrannosauruses…

Seriously though, this is the kind of movie I remember loving as a kid, though I’m not sure if I remember this one specifically. I probably would have remembered those effects.

Anyway, it’s really strange what used to pass for G-rated and what passes now. Planet of the Apes is the perfect example of a movie that should be PG, it’s got violence, Heston’s buttcrack, and fairly dark themes.

Rezro
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Most people remember One Milion Years BC as it simply is better.

As for ratting.. people weren’t such pussies back them. I watch wort thing as kid back then and I’m mostly still normal. If so I usually find out those people with overprotective parents as ignorant assholes.

Snorgatch Pandalume
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Speaking of flaming dinosaurs, one of my favorite movies from my childhood–the first movie I ever saw in a theater, in fact–is The Valley of Gwangi, the sole example of its own little micro-genre: the dinosaur Western. If Brandon loves dinosaur movies–like I do–he should review that one. Unlike WDRTE it has genuine Ray Harryhausen stop-motion! But it is rated G, even though people get eaten by a dinosaur.

TragicGuineaPig
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He did kill the pterodactyl. But he didn’t use it as a hang glider. He loses points for that.

13:00 – They should hit its weak points for massive damage.

Snorgatch Pandalume
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Yor! He’s the ma-a-an!

Snorgatch Pandalume
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AKITA!
That pretty much says it all.

Nubrain
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The tide going out like that thing is actually a known thing to proceed tidal waves so that part actually makes sense. My best friend had a great grandmother who survived a tidal wave that hit a fishing village in Newfoundland in the late 1800s (I forget the exact date.) I heard them second hand but the stories about how the water left the whole harbor and seemed to go away past the horizon. The great grandmother’s father was one of only a few that knew what it meant and managed to save all the fishing boats before the wave… Read more »
OldManHermit
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That is some damn fine stop motion animation. I’m surprised I didn’t see this one as a kid, I was a dinosaur nut back then. Guess my parents knew better than to trust the G rating on the cover.

Snorgatch Pandalume
Guest

To be fair, this was back when the rating system was brand new, so they weren’t really clear yet on what each letter represented.

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