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Your Favorite Dinosaur Movie?

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  1. Johnny Angell

    Johnny Angell Played With Dinosaurs Member

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    What is your favorite dinosaur movie? For purposes of the discussion exclude the Jurassic Park (and World) movies. I almost want to exclude movies in which the dino isn't the featured creature (original King Kong), but I won't. I'd love to hear about movies I'm not familiar with.

    To start, I think (at least it first came to mind) my favorite is Valley of Gwangi. It's got Ray Harryhausen animating a t-rex (ok, I know it's not a t-rex) being roped by cowboys. Does it get better.? I can't include 1 Million Years BC (Raquel's version) because the story and dialogue is so tedious.
     
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    UGH! Why did ya have to exclude Jurassic Park/World movies!? :) (I would have voted JP1)

    I got nothin now.
     
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    Seems like ya slipped it in anyway. :) I was hoping to encourage nominations that were a little off the beaten track.
     
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    Since the JP movies don't count, I'll go with the 1933 and 2005 King Kongs.
     
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    My favorite, since I was ten...
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    and the best part...it was in 3-D!
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    Winsor McCay's Gertie the Dinosaur.
     
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    Well, we've certainly mention movies off the beaten track. No love for Gwangi besides me?
     
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    -The Land That Time Forgot

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    I like Dinosaurus , Gorgo , Giant Behemoth, and Beast From 20000 Fathoms . And yes I know that technically the last three aren't really dinosaur movies since the creatures aren't real dinosaurs .
     
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    They work for me, especially Beast from 20K.
     
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    Since we're excluding the JP movies (which to me is like asking what is the best Western but you have to exclude John Wayne movies - headscratcher), I'd say the 2005 King Kong movie is the one for me.
     
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    Beast From 20000 Fathoms (great effects!) and When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth! (And definitely Jurassic Park even if it doesn't count.)
     
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    I love the JP movies but wanted people to reach for the less obvious. PJ's Kong does have perhaps the greatest dino vs Kong fight ever.
     
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    Dinosaurus! was one I loved as a kid. Also Gorgo.
     
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    For available films I'd have to go with The Lost World (1925) followed closely by When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1960) (I was fortunate enough to get a copy of that one before it was pulled). Both have excellent dinosaur animations/effects, although the "plot" of When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth is about as substantial as that in One Million Years B.C. (1966). As a kid I saw On Million B.C. (1940) and remember it being pretty good. I'd like to see it receive a DVD or BR release. Caveman (1981) is a guilty pleasure. In the SF/Fantasy arena I'd go for Planeta Bur, from the Soviet Union. It's very good in its original, non Cormanized, version.
     
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    WDRTE is being released on blu, international version.
     

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