Not Rated | | Adventure, Fantasy
Prehistoric man Tumak is banished from his savage tribe and meets pretty Loana, who belongs to a gentler coastal tribe but he must fight caveman Payto to win her favors.
A scene where cavemen are crushed by boulders was later used as footage during the 9th Symphony Fantasy Sequence in A Clockwork Orange (1971)
This is a story of long, long ago; when the world was just beginning.
According to the fossil record, humans and dinosaurs were not contemporaneous. There were no dinosaurs one million years ago, having gone extinct 65 million years ago, however modern birds are descended from one branch of the dinosaurs.
Characters and scenes appearing and names used are imaginary, and every reference to names, characters or facts really happened is purely fictional.
The British version runs 100 minutes and features 9 minutes of footage cut from American prints. This includes a scene where Nupondi (Martine Beswicke) does a provocative dance; Tumak (John Richardson) tastes from the container of paint in the Shell Tribe's cave; and an extended violent scene of a fight among the ape-men while Tumak and Loana (Raquel Welch) hide, and extended scenes showing Tumak, as he leaves his tribe, shown wandering the valley, and coming across the skeleton of a giant lizard. The widescreen laser disc is the British version (which gives Richardson first billing), while the VHS release is the American version (which gives Welch first billing).