Sight and Sound - 10/01/2002
"...The numerous fight sequences have a ferocity that's only been improved on since the advent of CGI..."
Total Film - 12/01/2006 3 stars out of 5 -- "[With] a menagerie of T-Rexes and giant turtles across a volcanic landscape....[It] remains an important cinematic landmark."
Description by OLDIES.com:
In this vivid view of prehistoric life, a man from the mean-spirited Rock People (John Richardson) is banished from his home, but soon finds himself living among the kind, gentle Shell People. There, he falls in love with one of their tribeswomen, played by bikini-clad Raquel Welch, in the role that made her a major star. The two decide to strike out on their own, living by their wits in a deadly land of treacherous beasts and unknown dangers - all leading to a thrilling climax by the edge of an angry volcano. With stunning primeval imagery created by pioneering special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen, One Million Years B.C. is a true science fiction classic.
ONE MILLION YEARS B.C., an exciting remake of the 1940 film ONE MILLION B.C., made a star out of Raquel Welch. She plays Loana, a member of the gentle, prehistoric Shell People tribe, which is trying to survive in a world fraught with such dangers as man-eating dinosaurs. One day, a stranger arrives--Tumak--who comes from the more aggressive Rock People clan. He's been banished from his home after quarreling with his father. Although Tumak is an outsider, Loana falls in love with him, and the two leave their brethren behind to strike out on their own. They get into a series of perilous situations, which leads to a thrilling climax at an active volcano.
Love Story |
Period Piece |
Color by Technicolor.
Released theatrically in New York City in February of 1967, on a double bill with "Come Spy with Me."
Additional cast: Jean Waldon (Ahot); Lisa Thomas (Sara); Malya Nappi (Tohana); Richard James (Young Rock Man); William Lyon Brown (Payto); Frank Hayden (1st Rock Man); Terence Maidment (1st Shell Man); Micky De Rauch (1st Shell Girl); and Yvonne Horner (Ullah).