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S E A R C H    D V D B e a v e r

Directed by Don Chaffey
UK 1971

 

"SEE prehistoric love rites! SEE primitive chieftains duel in naked fury! SEE the young lovers sacrificed! SEE staked girl menaced by giant python!

Following the enormous success of One Million Years B.C. in 1965, Hammer embarked on a series of prehistoric adventures over the next five years, concluding with Creatures the World Forgot. Directed by Don Chaffey – previously responsible for One Million Years B.C., not to mention Ray Harryhausen’s classic Jason and the Argonauts – the film swapped dinosaurs for more adult content, starred former Miss Norway and ex-Bond girl Julie Ege (The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires), and earned itself an ‘X’ certificate in the process. Even today, it still rates an ‘18’ from the BBFC!"

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As the first nomadic tribes wander across the vast wilderness of the infant planet they confront hostilities created by the harsh environment and each other. After a massive volcanic eruption a tribal chief is killed and his two sons fight for supremacy, not only for the leadership of the tribe but also for the love of a beautiful young woman. The age-old battlegrounds of rivalry, envy and passion are explored in this tale of prehistoric adventure.

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Theatrical Release: March 25th, 1971

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Review: Indicator - Region 'B' - Blu-ray

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Runtime 1:35:28.264        
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1.85:1 1080P Dual-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 48,298,275,870 bytes

Feature: 24,338,003,520 bytes

Video Bitrate: 30.01 Mbps

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Dolby Digital Audio English 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps

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Disc Size: 48,298,275,870 bytes

Feature: 24,338,003,520 bytes

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Edition Details:

• Audio commentary with author and critic Kim Newman (2022)
• Hammer’s Women: Julie Ege (2022): profile of the Norwegian actor and model (6:51)
• Jonathan Rigby: Signs of Change (25:03)
• David Huckvale on Mario Nascimbene (2022): an appreciation of the film’s by the author of Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde (26:07)
• Three Children's Film Foundation films directed by Don Chaffey: Skid Kids (1953 - 48:40): story about a group of young cyclists; A Good Pull-up (1953 - 17:31): a handyman gets himself into trouble at a workers' café; Watch Out (1953 - 17:56): following the escapades of Dickie Duffle as he tours a film studio
• Original theatrical trailer (2:14)
• TV Spot (1:03)
• Radio Spot (0:50)
• Image galleries: promotional (1:46) and behind-the-scenes (1:10)
• Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay on the film, archival interviews and articles, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits


Blu-ray Release Date:
August 1st, 2022
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ADDITION: Indicator Blu-ray (July 2022): Indicator have transferred the Hammer film; Don Chaffey's Creatures the World Forgot to Blu-ray. This was a part of Mill Creek's, 7 Blu-ray / 20 film, Hammer Films - Ultimate Collection. It wouldn't be hard to presume this Indicator transfer is far more robust. It has a high bitrate. Many sequences were shot in the hot sun of desert scenes in Namibia. The 1080P image is strong if represented by the majority outdoor scenes.

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On their Blu-ray, Indicator use a linear PCM mono track (24-bit) in the original English language. Creatures the World Forgot has almost no dialogue at all, but a few grunts, female squeals etc. and plenty of conflict, hunted animals etc. and the track carries flat depth. The score is credited to Mario Nascimbene (The Vengeance of She, The Vikings, When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, The Barefoot Contessa, Barabbas, A Farewell to Arms, Love in the City) and it is pleasing if sparsely used - unique from his music in One Million Years B.C.. It does sound crisp. Indicator offer optional English (SDH) subtitles on their Region 'B'-locked Blu-ray.

The Indicator Blu-ray offers a new commentary by Kim Newman (author of Something More than Night) and Sean Hogan (author of England's Screaming.) They joke about how none of the Hammer experts wanted to do the commentary as the film is oft described as "the one without dinosaurs". This is actually accurate as dinosaurs and our 'caveman' ancestors were millions of years apart. So it's probably more anthropologically accurate. They discuss One Million Years B.C. - the iconic poster of Raquel Welch, Hammer's follow-up with When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth with Playboy bunny Victoria Vetri as well as referencing Amicus production's The Land That Time Forgot (1975) and The People That Time Forgot (1977.) The see some influence on some of the Italian cannibal films like Sergio Martino's Slave of the Cannibal God with Ursula Andress and Kim feel Cornel Wilde's The Naked Prey may have had influence on Creatures the World Forgot. They mention similarly authentic, dialogue-less, cave-man films that would come out like Clan of the Cave Bear and Jean-Jacques Annaud's Quest For Fire. They talk about Norwegian model, film star and Penthouse Pet Julie Ege ('Nala - The Girl') and a lot on director Don Chaffey. It's fun and enjoyable. We also get a new segment of 'Hammer’s Women' - this one on Julie Ege by Rachel Knightly - running 7-minutes. Also included is Jonathan Rigby's 25-minute take on Creatures the World Forget - entitled Signs of Change in regards to Hammer studios evolution to that stage. David Huckvale offers a new appreciation Mario Nascimbene's score for 26-minutes. Huckvale is the author of Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde. Indictaor also add three Children's Film Foundation films directed by Don Chaffey with optional commentary by Vic Pratt; Skid Kids (1953 - 48:40): story about a group of young cyclists; A Good Pull-up (1953 - 17:31): a handyman gets himself into trouble at a workers' café; Watch Out (1953 - 17:56): following the escapades of Dickie Duffle as he tours a film studio. There is also an original theatrical trailer, a TV and Radio Spot, plus two image galleries: promotional and behind-the-scenes. The package has a limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay on the film, archival interviews and articles, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits. It is limited to 5,000 copies.     

Don Chaffey's Creatures the World Forgot another Hammer cave-man adventure after One Million Years B.C. Prehistoric Women, and When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth. This focuses on the daily struggle of Stone Age men after a volcanic catastrophe; surviving - food foraging - hunting, combing with another tribe, battling for clan leadership supremacy, acquiring mates, having a family and, authentically... no dinosaurs. I found it similar to Quest For Fire. It is not overly dependent on Hammer-esque scantily-clad tribeswomen although with Julie Ege, and frankly Marcia Fox, it was part of the advertising enticement. Creatures the World Forgot still rated 'suitable only for adults' mostly because of the realistic violence regarding the hunting portion. I don't get why this is not more embraced by Hammer fans. I was very keen. The Indicator Blu-ray is, as their standard, strong a/v, stacked with a commentary, appreciations, a booklet and handsome cover package. A keeper for me. Absolutely recommended!

Gary Tooze

 


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