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14 Aug 2011, 6:24pm
Great SPFX, gorgeous location cinematography; shame about the script and concept. This was also one of Hammer's most misguided films in that it is blatently a PG subject for all the family, and a 96 minute edit was put out in the USA, but the full 99 minute cut features inappropriate nudity and an offensive rape scene where a female caveman comes to enjoy the experience.
Related to: When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970)
14 Aug 2011, 5:58pm
Third last and least of Hammer's prehistoric fantasies, and the closest to reality as there are no dinosaurs juxtaposed with humans. Terrific locations and splendid cinematography can't disguise a rather dull film. Good percussive Mario Nascimbene score.
Related to: Creatures the World Forgot (1971)
14 Aug 2011, 5:54pm
My wife and I recently watched the Karnstein trilogy on the big screen in June at the Bradford Media Museum (Fantasy Films Weekend), and were quite supprised to find The Vampire Lovers (1970) to be quite dull on the big screen; Baker's direction to be quite unadventurous with scenes just dying on the screen with wooden performances. Bizarrely, the sequels both worked much better. Both my wife and I have always though Twins of Evil (1971) was the best of the bunch, and that Lust for a Vampire (1970) was far and away the weakest, but Sangster's direction was livlier and his film just came off better on the big screen.
Related to: The Vampire Lovers (1970)
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