Prehistory as we all imagined. Beautiful women in skinny dresses,
muscle and bearded men to envy the hipster. The problem is that the
blonde-haired women were sacrificed to the God of Sun (what a waste!),
but for the rest it was always a party, at least up to the intrusion of
some dinosaur that bite the persons.
Four lines are enough, if it needs to understand that the goal of this
wonderful Hammer Films’ movie was certainly not to recall a
historic period but to do some action with a sexy contest. Therefore,
the faithful Val Guest writes and directs a very funny movie, part of a
small prehistoric genre of the English company, which for once stays
away from Dracula, mummies and various Frankenstein.
Scenes shot in the studio a little bit funny (memorable that of the
raft, where someone out of the scene draws buckets of water to the
actors) historical anachronism but also special effects well done by
Jim Danforth who moves in stop-motion the dangerous dinosaurs, earning
a Oscar nomination.
Also on the level of the interpreters, it seems that nothing has been
left to chance, because we find as protagonist Victoria Vetri, also
known as Angela Dorian, Playmate of 1967 and later actor considered
among the most beautiful of the period. Alongside Robin Hawdon, who we
have seen in "Zeta One" and a number of trusted actors such as Drewe
Henley, Magda Konopka, Patrick Holt, Imogen Hassall and many more.
A film that could not fail, and in fact it has had a huge audience
success, despite the dialogues are only a prehistoric gramelot and
despite having (but speaking with the eyes of a modern viewer) some
A great entertainment, like most of Hammer's films, tells us the
adventures of some tribes of prehistory. One of these would like to
sacrifice three blonde-haired women to the Sun God, but one of them
Sanna (Victoria Vetri) manages to escape and is rescued by another
tribe, especially from the handsome Tara (Robin Hawdon). She goes to
live with them, but she is hated by the group of women of the tribe
especially by a certain Ayak (Imogen Hassall). This is just the
beginning of the adventures that develops between murders, fights
(beautiful scene at sea and with the carnivorous plant),
dinosaurs’ raids, man hunting and planet disaster.
Sanna goes around the jungle also makes friends with a small dinosaur
before she enthusiasts the public with a topless bath and a love scene
in a cave with her beloved Tara. Scenes cut in different versions that
circulated at the time.
Shot at Fuerteventura.