When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970) starring Victoria Vetri, Robin Hawdon, Patrick Allen, Drewe Henley, Sean Caffrey directed by Val Guest Movie Review

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970)   2/52/52/52/52/5

Victoria Vetri in When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970)

B.C. Beach Babes

A long time ago when Dinosaurs and cavemen shared the planet, according to film makers that is, a tribe of cavemen sacrifice their blonde women to the sun god to protect them from the giant lizards with fake horns stuck to their heads from spoiling their beach parties. When a freak storm interrupts one ceremony, buxom blonde babe Sana (Victoria Vetri) is washed away and found by a rival tribe. It is there that handsome caveman Tara (Robin Hawdon) has to watch his loin cloth as he falls for her much to the annoyance of others in the tribe especially one cave-woman who thinks he is her man leading to trouble for Sana and Tara.

So "When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth" is shall we say a companion piece to "One Million Years B.C." with Hammer Film Productions having a hand in both movies and both movies feature a fake language of the caveman although at least this movie features words rather than just grunts. "When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth" also features that blend of actors, model animation and editing to make lizards look like dinosaurs which is all kind of entertaining but in truth nothing new. In fact I can't find anything new as such to speak off as we have tribal issues, jealousy, fighting and so on which again doesn't make this movie that exciting.

But of course I am skirting around what "When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth" is memorable for and that is a lot of attractive actresses lead by Victoria Vetri in fur bikinis bouncing vigorously when they run, having fights in the water and basically giving any teen who watched this back in 1970 some night time fantasies. That is it and whilst watching it now the sexism of it all is embarrassing it is also quite comical, in fact much of "When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth" is now comical although not to the extent of making it good.

What this all boils down to is that "When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth" is a product of its era and whilst there is plenty which is wrong with it, it is also quite comical when watched now if also more than a little embarrassing at the same time.