- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 34 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 5, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: A&E Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dubbed - French, Spanish
- Unspecified - English
Early men were a different breed who withstood fiercely hazardous conditions to survive, while a massive ice layer covered the Earth from the Arctic to the United Kingdom. Not only did our ancestors battle massive and strong predators with sharp claws and teeth, but they also fought each other. Neanderthal man's natural hunting ability, brute strength, and ability to exist in extremely low temperatures is matched against Cro-Magnon's higher intelligence and ability to communicate in these exciting science-based dramatizations of prehistoric life. CLASH OF THE CAVEMEN presents evolution in action as our ancestors struggled for dominance in a harsh world.
Description by New Video Group:
It was an epic battle of brains versus brawn that determined the course of human history. In this scenario, based on scientific theories, witness our prehistoric ancestors as they clash with a completely different species of humans, the Neanderthals, some 30,000 years ago in Ice Age Europe. In CLASH OF THE CAVEMEN, cinematic re-creations and state-of-the-art CGI bring to life the Neanderthals--stocky, powerful and able to tolerate intense pain--and their foes, the Cro-Magnons--weaker and more fragile but with a superior brain capable of complex thought. This cinema-quality documentary from HISTORY uses the latest science to re-create the surroundings and dangers they endured: massive four-legged predators, punishing temperatures, and the unrelenting threat of starvation. Cutting-edge archaeological and anthropological research, including data from the ongoing Neanderthal genome mapping project at Germany's Max Planck Institute, lends up-to-the- minute realism and accuracy to this cataclysmic fight to the finish.