- 4 X 3 FULL FRAME, ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.37:1
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 5 hours, 44 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: December 4, 2012
- Originally Released: 1974
- Label: Warner Archives
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
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Description by OLDIES.com:
A plaintive hunting horn, heard over a ruddy sunrise, signaled the start of something different on Saturday mornings in the mid-seventies. Clan Korg had arrived to take kids and kids at heart on a series of live-action anthropological adventures across the dangerous terrain of prehistory. Aided by consultants from both New York's American Museum of Natural History and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Korg ditched battling dinos and discovering fire for a more mature focus on the dawn of cooperation and compassion amongst our Neanderthal brethren as personified by it's pre-nuclear family. Korg is the patriarch of the clan, which includes Mara, his mate; Bok, Korg's younger brother; and Korg's three offspring: Tana, 15; Ree, 12; and Tar, 11. Together, they brave opposing tribes, cave bears and fire while discovering the roots of art, diplomacy and commerce in the world of 70,000 BC. Burgess Meredith narrates.
Burgess Meredith narrated the unusual series KORG: 70,000 BC, which was originally broadcast on American television in the mid-1970s. Designed to provide an intelligent alternative to much of what passed for children's Saturday morning programming at the time, it followed the adventures of "Clan Korg," a family of Neanderthals who led viewers on a series of anthropological journeys over the landscapes of pre-history. Series producers enlisted consultants from New York's American Museum of Natural History and Los Angeles County's Natural History Museum to keep episodes historically and scientifically literate. Throughout the saga, patriarch Korg teams up with his brother Bok; his wife Mara; and Korg and Mara's children - Tana, Ree and Tara - to battle cave bears, hostile tribes and other ills, while learning about the origins of art, diplomacy, trade, and much more. This box set contains the complete series.