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directed by Alexander Grasshoff, Tsugunobu Kotani
USA 1977


"It eats meat! Us!!" It is a Tyrannosaurus, ruler of a lost world hidden within a dormant polar volcano. Us are members of expedition led by a big game hunter and uberzillionaire (Richard Boone). And eats - well, you get the idea, tyrant lizard fans! Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass, who charmed families with The Year Without a Santa Claus and more animated and stop-motion holiday heartwarmers, relied on dinomight for The Last Dinosaur, the sort of thrill-a-minute popcorn-seller that gives bad movies a good name. Join the adventurers as they encounter a perilous array of prehistoric beasts, a tribe of savage cavemen and a T. rex who, despite its less-than-special effect appearance, can kick some serious Triceratops butt.


Theatrical Release: February 11th, 1977

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DVD Review: Warner Home Video (Warner Archive Collection) - Region 0 - NTSC

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Region 0 - NTSC

Runtime 1:46:12

1.78:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.51 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.


Audio Dolby Digital 1.0 (English)
Subtitles None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Warner Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Original - 1.78:1

Edition Details:
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DVD Release Date: March 22nd, 2011
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I love crap like this. Lumpy Boone and hot Van Ark thrown into a battle in a Land-Time-Forgot type scenario with terrible effects and poor scripting. This isn't the innocent vintage sci-fi (that I love more) but the dregs - an unrealistic adventure saga that promotes unintentional smiles. 

It's standard single-layered but progressive in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio and looks okay. The image is clean but a shade dull. Detail is acceptable and the disc supports the film with a watchable transfer.

The mono sound is decent but unremarkable and there are no subtitles offered. There are no supplements.

The Last Dinosaur isn't poor enough to be loved for its 'bad cinema' charisma but the nostalgia level is strong for some post-baby-boomers to recall this Saturday afternoon filler with wide-eyed childhood memories. In the mood this can be a pleasant diversion.  

  - Gary Tooze



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