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The Land That Time Forgot

Year: 1975
Production Co: American International Pictures
Director: Kevin Connor
Writer: Edgar Rice Burroughs
One of the best examples of mid 20th century special effects, all miniature models with a really fast camera, dodgy rubber puppets and hammy acting.

It's World War One and a British ship sinks a U boat, taking the survivors on board and making a wrong turn into Antarctica. They enter the ice through a cave and come out in a verdant, lush forest full of dinosaurs and long-thought extinct beasts.

From there there's not much story apart from fighting monsters and trying to get away, but it's all fun. Hard to believe this came only two years ahead of the movie that changed special effects and which still stands up today.

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