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Title: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: mr blood on March 10, 2005, 04:18:33 PM
The trex in this film is one of the slowest moving dinosaurs in movie history.You have to be a real idiot to get ate by it.And what was up with that underground Triceratops.And that is all I Have to say about this  crap.But if you like movies about slow moving rubber dinosaurs rent King Kong Escapes or Land Unknown dont buy this movie.

Title: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: Blake W. on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I saw this thing on TV when I was like eight or nine years old, and remember how cheesy the T. rex effects were then (the god aweful "Last Dinosaur" theme song will be forever etched in my brain, oh the trama, lol).  

However, seeing the video clip made me laugh even of those horrible '70's disaster movies remade into a King Kong/Island on Top of World flick that just never gelled.  Though as a "bad" movie, it's good for laughs on a rainy Saturday afternoon or evening...

Blake the "Mad Chemist"  

Title: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: PaulWestbrook on December 04, 2001, 11:48:54 AM
the effects in this film were awful, but what do you expect for a badly made TV movie?

Title: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: Dale on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Hey!  Its a Rankin and Bass movie!  They're better known for their animated christmass specials (Frosty the Snowman, Rudolf the Rednose Raindeer, and all those others you remeber from your childhood).  Another bad movie of theirs to catch is Mad Monster Party, this is a feature length animation that's just loaded with campyness.  Lots of bad movie value in that one (at least 3 slimes).

As for this movie, yes I too remember seeing it when I was young (think I was 5 or 6), probably why I remember enjoying it then.  ^_^

Thanks for the bad movie memory!

Title: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: ChrisB on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I don't know why you're getting so worked up Paul it's only a kids film, and the effects are better that in the MGM 60's version.
For more dinosaur suits, check out the Kevin Connor/John Dark 'Land Before Time' films.

Title: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: PaulWestbrook on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
While we're on the subject of Rankin& Bass, when is Bermuda Depths (another television 70's flick) coming to video?

Title: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
This is for the late Richard Boon. Who was always great. Whether as the hero, especially as the heroic Paladin in "Have Gun Will Travel," or as the villain, especially opposite John Wayne in "Big Jake" or "The Shootist." Here's to you, wherever you are.

Title: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on December 09, 2001, 02:01:13 PM
Sorry! That was suppose to be Richard Boone. I do have trouble with names sometimes.

Title: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: Snake on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM

This film blows the jurassic park films out of the water. You gotta see this film it's a masterpiece. You DING DONG!!!.

Title: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: AlphaWoolf on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I too, saw this when it premiered on TV as a child.  I loved it!  That T-Rex terrified me back then!  Seeing the clip now makes me realize it hasn't aged particularly well, but so be it.  For a 70's TV movie especially, this is top-notch stuff.  I'll take this over soulless crap like "Jurassic Park III" anytime.

Title: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: James Perry on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I've been looking everywhere for this one!  How about a DVD release?  Funny, the clip on this web site is one of our favorite scenes.  Scream - SPONGEHEAD!!! - next time you watch it.  

Seeing this as a child I thought it was a great movie.  But even before MST3K, and a bit older, I was making fun of it like they do!  Shame they'll never get to shoot this one into the Satellite of Love...  That would be classic.

Title: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: Fish on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
This is too funny. Last night I had a vivid dream recounting all the key scenes of this flick that I haven't seen since it's airing when I too, was only 8. So I typed it into google for kicks and here are some other folks remembering it too. Gotta love the net. I remember this triceratops charging them when they first arrive- the TRex finding their "Drill Pod" thing and kicking it around like a football, etc.

Now- as I remember- didn't Boone opt to stay behind and keep hunting the Trex at the end? He walks off into the sunset as the ghastly meloncholy strains of "last Dinosaur" fade us out to the credits? Then we hear the Rex howling off in the distance?
Why did all this cheesy crap remain dormant in me all these years only to rear it's rubber suited head to haunt me recently ? I dunno.
Maybe it actually had something. Or more likely maybe it was because I saw "Identity" last night and it ends with a distance shot of a van the same way this thing did in a way with the guy walking away?

Title: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: Mike on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Awesome cheesy movie! Saw it as a kid and think that you can't find a funnier dinosaur movie anywhere. Some of the best one liners from this movie make me laugh all the time. Wish it was on DVD but my old poor quality video of it still makes me want to see it again and again. This movie is vastly underrated and is one of my favorites. "The cameras have now picked up Chuck Wade" "Zero 5.....Zero 4....Zero 3....Zero 2....Zero 1......Bore through!!!!! "By God I will not leave here until I have destroyed that thing!" Great Movie!!!!

Title: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: Dave W. on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
 You guys wouldn't believe how often me & my friends have quoted lines from this flic for decades! We esp. enjoyed the haggard,drunken look Boone was sporting, complete w/ the bloodshot eyes, flailing gestures, & silly line delivery-he should have tried to  "get it together-now!'    

Title: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: Mike on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
"The only thing that will stop an animal that size is a missle!!"

Title: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: C. C. La Due on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I really liked this movie as a boy regardless of how silly I knew it was.  I remember that I kept thinking, the first time I saw it, that the people in the dinosaur costumes were trying really hard to keep their costumes from falling off, or so it appears!  (See the T. Rex do "The Twist" in slow-motion - it even made my mother laugh.)  As it was, it looks like the tyrannosaurus head almost fell off a couple of times, and I was CERTAIN that the triceratops costume came very close to splitting in two, nearly exposing the actor(?) inside!

By the way, I really liked the music, so much so, that I
recorded it on a cassette tape the second time it was aired and played it often.  I really liked the riffs in it, fairly simplistic though they were, although there was an
uneasy similarity to the jingle "The food is always different at your Dairy Queen store"...which stuck in my head to the point of real annoyance later on!

Title: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: night heron on June 21, 2004, 01:03:30 PM
How about the cavewoman packing the rifle scope around in a little bag? or when mr sharp tooth storms through the camp and tossing the THRUST  machine around well at least its well built but is it issured against rampaging T-REXES?

Title: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: Brett Sjoberg on April 06, 2005, 07:38:03 AM
This was the first R rated film I ever saw.My Dad took me,I was 10.I begged to go because of the dinosaur.We were the only people in the theater.When we left,I was ready to devote my life to finding a lost prehistoric world somewhere nearby,where I lived,in San Antonio,TX.Hey,I was 10.

Title: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: Djaxis on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
Movie sucks, as has been repeatedly noted, but that song!

The song!  Forever will it be etched into my twisted psyche!  If someone was able to get me a .mp3 of it or something, I shall worship you as a God.

I must have the title song!

Title: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: Kevin Kraft on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I'm surprised no one has mentioned that the T-rex's roar was ripped off from GODZILLA!

Title: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: Todd Shields on November 06, 2004, 11:10:57 AM
The T-Rex looks like a watered down Gorosaurus, the Polar Borar looks bigger on the inside than it does on the outside and Richard Richard Boone. I saw this when I was a kid and can only watch it as an adult if I give Maryjane a kiss.

Title: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: Mark Radburn on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
The Last Dinosaur was the best 70's dinosaur film ever the Dinosaurs in this film look very realistic than people think they look like guys in rubbers suits but these dinosaurs look really real. Richard Boone who plays as Masten Thurst played real good as a dinosaur hunter and the Tyrannosaurus Rex looked great, by the year 2003 I bought The Last Dinosaur sadly I got a bad copy of The Last Dinosaur on video and I need the DVD Version of The Last Dinosaur. The Last Dinosaur is a masterpiece of the 1970's this film is one hell of on adventure that will make you wanting to see it again and again.

Title: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: Jim Dale on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I have really enjoyed reading the comments about the film as I had a small role in the film.  The film was shot in Japan as an ABC Movie of the Week.  I was working in Tokyo at the time and on the weekends, apart from my real job in the theme park business, there was a group of us who dubbed films for Japan Airlines.  I play the part of the young control room operator who is searching for the crew and finding nothing but "bone" and feeling badly that we may have to leave them down there, since our Captain, Don Maloney (who was president of a US affiliate company in Tokyo) told us that time was up.  Bill Ross, who did quite a bit of movie and TV work in Japan (including working with Kurosawa) and owned the company that did the dubbing work, plays the role of the control room chief and some of the young guys in the background are US Marines, who were hired for the day we did the control room shooting, which was a Sunday.  They paid me $100 and fed us lunch. There were two directors on the film, one American and one Japanese, who were continually arguing with each other about everything.  That was part of the deal.  When Bill Ross and I first rehearsed our lines together, we couldn't stop laughing because of sexual overtones of Thrust Intl. and the Polar Boarer.  The elderly fellow at the begining of the film in the press conference is Carl Hanson, who owned a PR firm in Tokyo and was quite a writer.  I remember the director telling me later at dinner that he was very impressed with this new actress, Joan Van Ark, because she always came to the set prepared, knew her lines, and was always friendly.  He thought she would go far with that attitude and work ethic.  Remember, the roar sounding like Godzilla?  Don't forget that Toho Studios was heavily involved in this film.  All in all, it was a fun way to spend a summer Sunday in Tokyo.

Title: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: Uncle Larry on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Even schlocky films are not exempt from the script including old guys matched-up with pretty young blondes.  However, the older leading man is, at least, usually good looking.  I'm sure Richard Boone saw the humor in matching up his craggy boulbus appearance with the pristine nubile.

Title: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: ob|ong on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I watched this with a mate 1 night when we'd had a big night out on the p**s and it came on and we were deleriously drinking and p**sing ourselves laughing, either cos it was 5AM and we hadnt had any sleep and we were very intoxicated, or the fact that this is one of the funniest movies ever made? I cant find it anywhere to make a sober analysis? Can some one please email me a link or something where I can purchase this gem of a movie?
Thanks in advance.

Title: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: Anthony Marino on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Wow weeee, Charles Bronson couldnt have played this role any better then Boone. I Havent seen that movie without the comercials for the wagon wheel of cheese or the conjunction junction thing until I got the VHS, great either way. These dam kids dont know what they are talking about. The movie rocks its only second to Omega Man ( Charlie Heston). I love the way the sound went "dadaaa da du daaaa " favorite sound effect of all time. I also have the complete Last Dinosaur toy set and trading cards. Thinking of putting them on Ebay. Let me know what you think.


Title: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: Bob the mutant chicken on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I hate to admit it but i enjoyed this movie.I saw it on tv when i was a kid.I loved the scene where that dumb dinosaur got dragged down the hill by a rock tied to it's tail I remember everyone in my house fell out laughing.One of the best made for tv movies a very entertaining movie.P.S I did't know TRICERATOPS could burrow underground.  

Title: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: Maraku on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
For some inexplicable reason, I get the biggest kick out of this movie and try to catch it every opportunity that I can. Somehow this B grade movie has managed to incorporate the right group of elements which entertained me not only during my first viewing, but has also with every viewing since. Students of fantasy films should dissect this little funny rubber lizard flick to try to figure out what makes it tick. Some bits that really crack me up: 1.)That lizardy sound effect of the fuzz guitar played through a gutteral sounding wah-wah pedal, as a sound motif for the T-Rex.
2.) The T-Rex checking out the boulder rolling down the hill, and not realizing that it's tied to his tail until -whuuooaAAAHH!!! -Rock-Yankin'-T-Rex-Offa-His-Feet-'N-Draggin'-Him-Express-Down-The-Hill-Like-He-Didn't-Know-What-Hit-Him!!! 3.) The catapulted big rock landing on, squashing in, and then deflecting off the top of the T-Rex's rubber head. Richard Boone always has added a certain draw to whatever piece he has starred in. With this one, I  sense that he may have had some of his favorite refreshment on hand throughout the production. This is a must-have for my collection. I can't wait for them to release a DVD version of it.

Title: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: Ernie on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
     When this first aired my whole family watched it together.  I thought it was wildly exciting for that time and it had some good scares, especially made for television. I think all the movies today look much more phony the the movies of the 70's. The disaster movies were all better then too because the effects were not computer generated. Like the old Poseidon adventure sure beat the new one, not only in effects but certainly in acting.  Anyway I own the last dinosaur on dvd and I find it to be a lot of fun and still exciting after all these years. It beats all the silly godzilla movies and the only thing to top the dinosaurs in this movies is Jurrasic Park. I really wish people would stop poking fun at the 70's era of movies and tv.  I think the new millenium of movies and tv rot as do most of the acting and actors.

Title: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: tbox on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I haven't seen this movie since iwas six years old, but i remember Billy Joel's intro to the song "The Stranger" being a part of this dreadful movie's soundtrack. Am I right or am I crazy?

Title: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: Lobsta on June 08, 2006, 02:17:23 PM
I remember this flick when I was a youngster....I was glued to the seat,,,,it was a Gem at the time of release..I have just seen a click of it and I guess I have grown a bit..ha ha..or the movies have grown a bit. I would love to see this film again sometime,,,It would bring back some old memeories for sure.

Title: Re: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: giant Claw on March 12, 2007, 02:31:22 PM
Hmmmm tyanisoarus rex can pick up a drilll machine and toss it all over the place but not before stomping on little japanses guy and pteranadons are just plain curious about strangers

Title: Re: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: HarlotBug3 on December 04, 2007, 02:53:31 PM
I miss puppetry as much as anyone, but as much fun as this was for an 80s kid I dare anyone to watch this and say they 'hate' CGI.

Young as I was, I still remember thinking 'wow, they really want us to take these rubber suits seriously...and what wuss is singing this song?'

Title: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: Xenorama on December 07, 2007, 08:24:38 PM
i like it.  it's not great, by any stretch, but when compared to dreck like LEGEND OF DINOSAURS AND MONSTER BIRDS, it's CITIZEN KANE.  unlike LEGEND..., the characters are engaging, the monsters are plentiful so there's no long boring stretches and it's not trying to be JAWS.

i'll take suits over the ton of crappy cg monsters that have sprung up since 1993.


Title: Re: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: Matt Lawson on December 11, 2007, 07:01:26 PM
Listen, this was an honor to read this review.  I have watched this movie more than you could possibly imagine.  In my circle of friends this is the one movie we hold above all movies to watch together.  The Last Dinosaur is the funniest movie in the world.  Seriously.  Between Bunta catching a chicken to instant freeze frame, Masten yelling about everything, the f**king sound effect that they use 20,000 times (dah dadadada dah dadada dah dadada), and the end when the cave woman and Masten share a glance at each other and the production team freezes Masten's frame for the look back sequence.  So bad, but soooo funny.

Title: Re: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: chris conley on January 28, 2008, 09:39:08 PM
you can find this film on dvd at ebay auctions, while its not like the video its in widescreen and contains extra scenes of dinosaur violence cut from the us version this film was made in Japan the same way godzilla movies are made then it was distributed over here for America tv.

Title: Re: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: C Mac on February 07, 2008, 09:17:15 PM
I remember the trailer for this "made for TV movie" and anxiously waited till it came on.
It is twice as awful now as then and I felt sad when the T-Rex was clunked in the noggin with that perfectly round boulder but in some perverted Darwin fashion he got his revenge......felt bad for the big game hunter too till I remembered he was responsible for the T-Rexs migraine......and that theme song must be burned in to everyones collective memory because I was singing it to myself in the late 90s for no good reason and I didn't know why

Title: Re: The Last Dinosaur - MP3 or Wav please!
Post by: Da Monstah on April 29, 2008, 01:26:38 PM
Been looking for this song for ages. Someone please post a link!

Title: Re: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: Nathanial on February 12, 2009, 07:34:14 AM
Howdy folks. My name is Nathanial and I think that "The Last Dinosaur" is a classic movie that I think everyone should see at least once. I have seen it many times. So many times I have lost track. The director did an outstanding job of capturing the life inside of a pre-historic lost world and the cast, particuarly Richard Boone, is absoulutly phenomenal. He put on an amazing performance as avid hunter. His character had alot of personality. He should've won an Acadamey Award for his performance in the film. I reccomend that whoever you are, wherever you, that you emmediatly go out and pick up a copy of "The Last Dinosaur." And while your at it, pick up a copy of the 1976 remake of "King Kong." Another classic movie. Happy trails.  

Title: Re: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: kiki on February 20, 2009, 10:49:24 AM
The effects are krapp. If they had worked a little more on that, it would have been a good movie. They didn't have too many choices back then anyway, so the emproovement couldn't have been significant. T-rex was done wrong--the body is paralell to the ground, the tail doesn't toutch it--this image of the theropod being widespread in those days among common people. Why didn't they consult a paleontologist??? Hello!!! I'm a dinosaur movie!...
 But at least it had a script. Those people were actually doing something, as opposed to J.P. or Indiana jones that were totally stupid and "Tom and Jerry"-like. I belive the only non-plausible scene is when he tries to shoot the t-rex and the weapon jams. They (writers) should have found a credible way to breake it.
 The peak dinosaur movie--j.p.--was made exclusively for CG and they didn't bother too much with the story. They borrowed from "Itchy and Scratchy".
For me J.P. is lower than L.D.

Title: Re: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: George on April 06, 2009, 07:34:14 PM
I well remember the roar of The Last Dinosaur,Oh that song!.

Richard(The Medic,Palidon,Hec Ramsey)Boone will stop at nothing to get the last T-Rex stuffed and mounted,Chuck has other ideas though,like let it alone.

Thurst points out the dinosaur will not leave them alone,Chuck you Ding Dong!.

They find it in yet another subtropical world beneath the arctic,once there,courtesy of the polar bore,the trouble begins,thanks to Chuck and the female reporter,who's almost trampled by a charging Dino,not to mention nearly picked up by a huge bird.

As they begin to look for T-Rex,he wanders into there campsight being setup by Dr.Kawamoto,who gets eaten for his trouble,the thing steals there polar bore,as he's digging a place to keep it,another monster shows up and they have a big fight,the T-Rex wins,natch then buries the bore then goes in search of Masten and his group,who also encounter a bunch of Gieco cavepeople rejects,however one cavewoman stay close by and finally is excepted into there group when the T-Rex comfronts the two women,they hide in the cave.
Masten,Chuck and Bunta tie a long vine with a huge boulder,the thing rolls down the hill,and stagers off with the boulder still tied to it!.

Knowing he'll be back,Thurst and Bunta make a catapult,meantime Chuck finds the polar bore and tells everyone we can leave.Maston wants no part of that,in fact he likes it there,he even asks Francesca to stay and be his Eve.

She can't live in world like this,but Maston can,just then T-Rex shows up again,after eating Bunta.
Watch the rock crush the things head,it falls only to get up destroy the catapult.
Harrrahhhh!!!,that thing's hard to kill!,Chuck and a very sad and reluctant Francesca leave,as Maston watches,we then get a freeze frame of him and that cavewoman looking at eachother,and then with nothing to do but up the pieces they go off to begin something or other,and we are once again treated to the girl singing The Last Dinosaur song.

I got this on DVD,the only thing is,it's got unremovable Japanese subtitles at the bottom,others may like unremovable subtitles,but I don't,when is this going to be out on DVD the way I remember seeing it?without unremovable subtitles.

Wish I had taped it when it was on TV 100s of years ago.It's not that you don't mind subtitles,but they shouldn't be unremovable,just have the option of being there if you want them,like different language soundtracks.

Title: Re: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: FLU-BIRD on May 18, 2009, 11:51:19 PM
I saw this movie on TV i can remember that part where those ptranadons would fly in close but were perfectly harmless and the cavewoman carry the riflescope around in her little bag

Title: Re: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: Mr Reptilian! on August 07, 2009, 04:29:15 PM
I rememer this crazy movie when I was a kid and I always wondered how they could hear the sound of a Giant Uinatherium charging from a mile away and still couldnt hear that Damn Trex walking up on them!

Title: Re: The Last Dinosaur
Post by: wayne on June 28, 2010, 12:03:12 PM
where can i score a copy of this movie?? brings back my childhood times..  please would like to get a copy.