Directed by: Val Guest
Stars: Victoria Vetri, Robin Hawdon, Patrick Allen
Description: Set in a non-existant past when humans and dinosaurs lived together, a small tribe is struggling to survive by giving a sacrifice of a blond woman to their gods in return for protection from the giant lizards looking to snack on them. Sanna, one of the sacrificial offerings, finds herself on her own when a freak storm interrupts the ceremony. As she searches for a safe haven she encounters hostility from rival tribes and lots of huge and very hungry dinos.
I’ve got to say this film is a lot of fun. The dinosaur effects were excellent for 1970, and the integration of the stop-motion footage with the live-action still has me wondering “How did they do that?” The film’s female lead, Victoria Vetri, is my easily my favorite ex-Playmate actress; she’s relentlessly beautiful in the role of Sanna, and surprisingly enough, her performance is as engaging and convincing as one could hope for in a “prehistoric” role. The location shooting is also a plus. All in all, it’s a film to enjoy in spite of its silliness, and to laugh along with; not exactly “Citizen Kane”, but one of the finest bad movies in existence.