Dinosaurs! (Simitar Entertainment, 1993). [Category: Outtakes & Obscurities]

This documentary history of dinosaurs in the movies is quite fun, with a number of things to interest ephemera collectors. Not only are there lots of scenes from feature-length dinosaur movies, but there's also lots of trailers, clips from shorts (especially early silents), and outtakes and clips from movies that were never completed (such as Willis O'Brien's Creation). You can tell that the hosts, Donald F. Glut and Christy Block, are real dinosaur buffs. There's also interviews with luminaries such as Forrest J. Ackerman and Ray Harryhausen. If you love dinosaurs, you'll love this tape, and even if you're not particularly a dinosaur fan, you'll find enough miscellaneous obscurities here to hold your interest. Simitar added three extra early dinosaur shorts to the end of the tape: Gertie the Dinosaur, The Dinosaur and the Missing Link (see reviews of both of these posted seperately), and clips from Creation, an unfinished dinosaur feature that Willis O'Brien worked on (also see review posted seperately).

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ****. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: *****. Overall Rating: ****.

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