Valley of Gwangi

Cowboys ride into a forbidden valley forgotten by time to capture prehistoric beasts in this astonishing adventure featuring the legendary special effects work of stop-motion animation wizard Ray Harryhausen (The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, Jason and the Argonauts). James Franciscus (Beneath the Planet of the Apes, The Cat o’ Nine Tails) is Tuck Kirby, a man who parallels Carl Denham in King Kong. Kirby is a showman looking for the next big attraction for his circus, leading a ragtag group of cowpokes into a land where dinosaurs roam, in particular an allosaurus known to gypsies as Gwangi. But much like Kong, this creature has a dislike for crowds and public exhibition, making its disapproval known in an explosive climax. Enthusiasts of creature features of yore are sure to enjoy Valley of Gwangi, whose stunning visuals inspired the artists behind Jurassic Park. -Review by Staff Member Josh D.

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