The classic adventure One Million Years BC is now available in a wonderful Blu-ray restoration, bringing Ray Harryhausen’s amazing creations to a new generation of filmgoers, and to celebrate we have some wonderful exclusive drawings and storyboards from the Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation courtesy of StudioCanal.
Directed by Don Chaffey and starring Raquel Welch, John Richardson and Martine Beswick, the Hammer film features some of the master’s most iconic and beloved creatures, as he brought the dinosaur sequences to wonderful life. The new release includes notes and storyboards for the unfilmed Brontosaurus sequence, making it essential for fans of the great man’s work. It also features new interviews with Welch and Beswick, and it’s a pristine 4K restoration.
The film tells the story of Tumak (Richardson), a caveman who is cast out from his tribe and forced to wander the earth. He briefly finds sanctuary with a new tribe, but he’s promptly banished by them too, and he and Loana (Welch) explore this prehistoric world, encountering strange and incredible creatures.
All the images are courtesy of the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation, and you can learn more about the Foundation and Ray’s legacy on their website.
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