Prehistoric Women (1967)

Article #1255 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 8-21-2004
Posting Date: 1-18-2005
Directed by Michael Carreras
Featuring Martine Beswick, Edina Ronay, Michael Latimer

A jungle guide is captured by white rhino worshippers when he trespasses on their domain, and then finds himself transported back in time to a world where brunettes enslave men and blonde women.

In a word, this is silly. Not that my saying so will change anybody’s mind about this one. After all, it’s full of beautiful women in skimpy costumes, and this is usually enough to entice half the population into wanting to watch it anyway. There’s silly native music and dancing, but you already knew that, didn’t you? Two comments: despite the presence of the word “Prehistoric” in the title, don’t strain your eyes looking for anything resembling a dinosaur. The closest you get is a rather unconvincing rhino. Second comment: this movie has what may be the single strangest method of transportation through time that I have ever encountered; our jungle guide travels through time after stroking the horn on the statue of the white rhinoceros. But then, of course, I’m only assuming it’s travel through time because of the movie title; it certainly doesn’t look like time travel to me. At any rate, the lesson is obvious – Be Careful What You Touch.


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