Caveman Tumak is banished by his savage tribe and briefly
settles with a rival group of peaceful coastal-dwellers where
he meets the beautiful Loana. When Tumak is banished again
for primeval behaviour, Loana chooses to ignore their tribal
differences and brave the dangers of the unforgiving prehistoric
world to be by his side. Can their love protect them in this
hostile land of belching volcanoes, terrifying earthquakes
and bloodthirsty dinosaurs?...
Million Years BC catapulted Raquel Welch into the limelight,
but not for her acting ability. No acting skills required
here. Just grunts and shaking of an ample cleavage are the
order of the day.
you have to admire this movie. How many other films do you
know that could survive for over 90 minutes with no real dialogue?
locations look authentic (shot in the Canary Islands) and
Ray Harryhausen's monsters look great (in fact they save this
movie from being a complete turkey). However, whoever decided
that the first time we see one of the dinosaurs it should
be a lizard filmed up close, should have been taken out and
shot. Harryhausen would have done a much better job with an
the plot is nothing spectacular and the music is oddly placed
- rousing music which merely accompanies a shot of some hills
is one noticeable scene - at least you can feel safe in the
knowledge that Doug McClure doesn't appear.
DVD includes the theatrical trailer, a new seven minute interview
with the still gorgeous Raquel Welch and a recent 12 minute
interview with Ray Harryhausen - which shows him playing with
some of the model monsters that appear in the movie.
a great movie by any standards, but still fun to watch in
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