Classic Dinosaur Media | Dinozaury or Dinosaurs: The Age of the Horrible Lizard – Love within the Time of Chasmosaurs

Time for an additional journey to the academic movies of the previous, and this one is a doozy! 1970’s Dinosaurs: The Age of the Horrible Lizard is an edited English translation of an animated Polish movie referred to as Dinozaury, written and directed by Witold Giersz and Ryszard Slapczynski. It was digitized by IU Libraries and made out there to the general public through Media Collections On-line. It was additionally featured by Rifftrax (out there to subscribers).

This edit is barely 6 minutes lengthy, however continues to be lots entertaining. It’s stuffed with touches that date it even when you missed the copyright 12 months. Maybe my favourite is the not-too-subtle implication that herbivores are failed carnivores. They’re not tailored to a widespread and assorted dietary useful resource. They simply can’t hack it as hunters.

However at the same time as I chuckled on the anachronisms and odd decisions within the script, I used to be rapt by the completely charming animation, just like the tyrannosaur who walks by way of the body on the 5:32 mark with a really human gait. It’s laborious to choose a favourite second when nearly each second of the movie presents one thing enjoyable or weird.

Luckily, the unique Polish movie can be out there on Youtube, in two elements. Benefit from the filmmakers’ authentic imaginative and prescient, full with the entire footage the American model unceremoniously minimize!

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