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One Million Years B.C.
Genre: Fantasy Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 84 (May 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Raquel Welch & John Richardson

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Although not listed on the jacket, the disc includes a restoration demo and comparison, and a trailer. Also available in the five movie "Racquel Welch Collection" DVD set ($49.98).

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2221314
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $14.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 92
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1966
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/09/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Don Chaffey
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
"One Million Years B.C." is the remake of the 1940 adventure "One Million B.C." Raquel Welch stars in her first leading role, dressed in the fur bikini that helped make her a household name in the '60s. Following a violent confrontation, Tumak (Richardson) is cast from his tribe of the savage Rock people, and sets out alone into the vast wasteland. He is discovered by Loana (Welch) of the gentle Shell people, who nurses him back to health. But his volatile nature inevitably leaves him without a tribe once again. But this time he will not face the perilous land alone, for Loana has fallen in love with him and follows closely behind. Adapted from an original screenplay by Mickell Novak, George Baker and Joseph Frickert. (Gary Reber)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture, despite extensive restoration efforts, still can look dated, with lots of grain, dirt, and scratches inherent in the source element. Color saturation is satisfactory though wanting in more natural gradients at times. The darker scenes are limited in visual information. Edge enhancement is noticed at times, but pixelization is not a problem. (Suzanne Hodges)

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