Tag: Dinosaurs

Blu Notes: The Valley of Gwangi â‹… 2017 â‹… Warner Archive Collection

Blu Notes: The Valley of Gwangi â‹… 2017 â‹… Warner Archive Collection

There are few films with which I am more familiar than 1969’s The Valley of Gwangi, pioneering effects talent Ray Harryhausen’s ode to late friend and mentor Willis O’Brien’s never-made tale of cowboys and dinosaurs. As a kid I owned this on pre-record and still managed […]

Val Guest’s WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH headed to uncut Blu-ray from Warner Archive

Val Guest’s WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH headed to uncut Blu-ray from Warner Archive

Hammer’s 1970 follow-up to the creature classic One Million Years B.C. (itself arriving on Blu-ray from Kino later this year) will reach Blu-ray from Warner Archive in February. A new master of When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth‘s international theatrical version has been minted just for the occasion, […]

Saturday Monster Matinee: Virgil Vogel’s ‘The Land Unknown’

Saturday Monster Matinee: Virgil Vogel’s ‘The Land Unknown’

A trio of naval researchers and an intrepid journalist find themselves lost in a prehistoric oasis after their expedition crash lands while investigating a mysterious warm water region in Antarctica. There they must contend with voracious dinosaurs, killer plants, and one crazed survivalist, all while trying to […]

1001 wonders! 1001 thrills! Henry Levin’s JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH (1959)

1001 wonders! 1001 thrills! Henry Levin’s JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH (1959)

Jules Verne’s classic science fiction adventure novel Voyage au Centre de la Terre has been adapted many times for screens both large and small, most often quite badly, but despite some considerable liberties taken with the source material this big-budget adaptation from 20th Century Fox remains the […]

Saturday Monster Matinee: Irwin Allen’s THE LOST WORLD

Saturday Monster Matinee: Irwin Allen’s THE LOST WORLD

Playing as a sort of matinee ready follow-up to 20th Century Fox’s successful production of Journey to the Center of the Earth from 1959, Irwin Allen’s The Lost World is big, colorful, and dumb in more or less equal measure. The screenplay by Allen and frequent collaborator Charles Bennett […]

The Real B. I. G. Picture Show: <br>King Dinosaur (1955)

The Real B. I. G. Picture Show:
King Dinosaur (1955)

Four generic science-types do generic science-y stuff on the wandering planet Nova in this bargain basement sci-fi yarn released through independent Lippert Pictures (The Lost Continent, Rocketship X-M) in the summer of 1955. The eponymous King Dinosaur and his prehistoric pals are a sad sack indeed, a […]