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The Valley of Gwangi (2003)

James Franciscus , Gila Golan , Jim O'Connolly  |  G |  DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: James Franciscus, Gila Golan, Richard Carlson, Laurence Naismith, Freda Jackson
  • Directors: Jim O'Connolly
  • Writers: Julian More, William Bast, Willis H. O'Brien
  • Producers: Charles H. Schneer, Ray Harryhausen
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 1.0), French (Dolby Digital 1.0)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: October 21, 2003
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000B1OGD
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #172,404 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Valley of Gwangi" on IMDb

Special Features

  • "Return to the Valley" Harryhausen featurette
  • Previews of other Willis H. O'Brien/Ray Harryhausen creature features

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The stop-motion magic of legendary special effects creator Ray Harryhausen is the highlight of this sporadically exciting fantasy-adventure, which pits cowboys against dinosaurs in the Mexican desert. James Franciscus and Richard Carlson star as members of a struggling Wild West show who discover their newest attraction in Mexico--a tiny prehistoric horse. Exploration into a nearby valley uncovers living dinosaurs, including the fearsome "Gwangi"-an allosaur that the circus folk capture for exhibition. But as every creature connoisseur knows, monsters in cages always break free, and soon enough, the beast is on a rampage. Originally developed by Harryhausen's mentor Willis O'Brien in 1942, The Valley of Gwangi feels like a retread of his previous titles, especially 20 Million Miles to Earth, but Harryhausen's effects are spectacular as always (especially the miniature horse), and will please monster fans. Warner Bros' widescreen anamorphic DVD includes a short featurette, "Return to the Valley," in which Industrial Light and Magic animators pay tribute to Harryhausen's influence. --Paul Gaita

Product Description

A cowboy captures a prehistoric beast and hits on the idea of putting it on show at a traveling circus. The beast, however, has other ideas.

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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One day he will learn to obey the law of Gwangi... February 12, 2004
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The Valley of Gwangi, aka Gwangi, aka The Lost Valley, aka The Valley Time Forgot, aka The Valley Where Time Stood Still, (whew!) stars James Franciscus (Beneath the Planet of the Apes) and Richard Carlson (It Came From Outer Space) and while they were decent, the real star of this movie is special effects creator and legend Ray Harryhausen. Franciscus plays Tuck Kirby, a cowboy looking to make a quick buck by brokering a deal for the sale of a horse that's being used in his ex-girlfriend's Wild West circus show that is located 'just south of the Rio Grande'. Gila Golan plays T.J. Breckenridge, owner of the circus, with Carlson as Champ Connors, the protective fatherly figure/manager of the circus.

Anyway, a discovery is made of some sort of prehistoric animal, a wee little horse, and we soon find out the animal came from an area called the 'forbidden valley'...or at least that's what it is called by the gypsy-like tribe that seems to live near it, which, by the way, are inclined to believe that the rather wee horse needs to be returned to the valley whence it came of dire consequences involving a curse or some such hooey will follow. Now, getting off on a slight tangent, if I were these gypsies and I wanted to keep people out of the valley, I would have probably called it something else, like valley of the happy flowers, or valley of the nothing to see here, as the forbidden valley just sounds too tempting to strangers and such to not be explored. The gypsies also refer to it at times as the valley of the Gwangi, but they never really get specific as to the exact nature of the Gwangi. So these gypsies end up stealing the wee, small horse and returning it to the 'forbidden' valley, with members of the Wild West circus in hot pursuit.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Underrated Harryhausen Classic Mister Kirby? October 10, 2000
Format:VHS Tape
This was always one of my favorite Ray Harryhausen films. The Jerome Moross score elevates this film from being just another standard fantasy motion picture and transforms it into a Western dinosaur roundup. The setting enhanced by the score and Harryhausen's convincing stop motion creatures really dupes the viewer very subtly into thinking that this Western could have happened. Or almost! The actual valley when first seen by the cowboys has a very unsettling look about it, somewhere between prehistoric and surrealistic. The Jerome Moross score is very reminiscent of his "THE BIG COUNTRY," "THE PROUD REBEL" and "THE JAYHAWKERS." The dinosaur work here by Harryhausen ranks among his best. "I see what you mean Mister Kirby."
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars HARRYHAUSEN'S DINOSAURIAN TOUR DE FORCE December 18, 1999
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Resurrecting an aborted project that Willis ( KING KONG ) O'Brien wanted to make himself, Ray Harryhausen followed-up his successful Hammer film ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. with this movie, working once again with longtime partner Charles H. Schneer. Filmed in Spain, this 1969 offering has stunning stop-motion animated dinosaurs.
Set around the turn of the century in Mexico, it is a very Kong-like tale of a mighty creature ( the titular Allosaurus with T-Rex attributes ) that is captured in "Forbidden Valley" and brought back to a local Wild West show / circus to make money. The monster flees its bonds and proceeds into a magnificent cathedral, which becomes consumed in a raging inferno and brings about its demise.
Harryhausen, who worked a full year on the special effects, effectively populates a valley that is lost in time with a number of prehistoric animals, which include an equine Eohippus, a "plucked ostrich" called an Ornithomimus and a horned Styracosaurus who fights Gwangi to the death in a memorable sequence. The highlight is a well-staged roping sequence which consumed many months of Ray's time to realize; he had to carefully align the animated ropes on the Gwangi model with real ropes used in live action to snare a Jeep with a pole affixed.
Other key points include the escape of Gwangi from its cage ( a split-screen process was used in the making of this effect ) and battle with an eleplant model, and its fiery finale in the great edifice ( utilizing the optical printer to superimpose flames around the allosaur's feet ). Ray Harryhausen outdid himself for this feature which includes literally hundreds of animation set-ups to concoct the visual effects.
Unfortunately, the live-action sequences do not show as much panache.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Minor film from Ray Harryhausen. February 8, 2001
Format:VHS Tape
A struggling Wild West show discovers dinosaurs on the loose in Mexico, and decides to exploit the discovery. The true star of this movie is the stop-motion animation done by the master of non-computerized special effects, Ray Harryhausen. Crisp color photography adds to the pulse-pounding scenes of prehistoric predators. The production problems of this movie help explain its lack of commercial success. A weak script and wooden acting also detract from the enjoyment. The plot drags and takes too long to get to the "monsters of the lost valley" part. Once the special effects kick in, things get more lively. The scenes of riders roping Gwangi are thrilling. The show-ring battle, however, between Gwangi and the elephant is not up to RH's usual excellent standards. The elephant is obviously an animated model. The segment copies an earlier RH film, "20 Million Miles to Earth." Gwangi rampaging through the Mexican town recalls King Kong rampaging through the streets of New York, but the comparison ends there. The spectacular fire in the great cathedral is an exciting visual display. Dedicated collectors of classic sci-fi films or steadfast fans of Ray Harryhausen will want this one for their collection, regardless. ;-)
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best!
Out of all of the Ray Harryhausen movies out there, this is one of the best written and best acted in my opinion. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Melvin L Mundell Jr
5.0 out of 5 stars GWANGI
love this old movie. It has god graffics for the year it was maid IT IS IRRITATING TO HAVE TO WRITE SO MUCH.
Published 6 days ago by Lori Deut5scher
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm Favorable to Ray Harryhausens work... .
I'm a Ray Harryhausen(sp?) fan and am alittle favorable to his work. But,that's the way I like them.Excellent Work Ray!! :-) Realitively a good story even childeren will love. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Eddy
5.0 out of 5 stars Affordable, good condition, quick arrival
This movie is very hard to find for a decent price. It was a huge relief to see it here for such a good price. It came very quickly. I was very pleased. Read more
Published 1 month ago by jglsaasgljmlnsl
5.0 out of 5 stars very nice,
I was impressed with the speedy delivery and pleased with the product. I recommend this film for any one interested
Published 1 month ago by cheesefilms
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Story....
I saw this movie maybe over 30 years ago, it suddenyl cme to my mind and I was lucky to find it on Prime Movies (fee a fee though) The picture quality was good, and the movie was... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Brian M. Edwards
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
We were disappointed in this one. It looked very dated, and did not seem believable. The plot was too obvious and rather boring.
Published 2 months ago by JMS
1.0 out of 5 stars Item is a made to order and will not play
This DVD is a made to order DVD, meaning it is a burned DVD-R. It will not play in 3 different Blu-Ray Players. Be sure your player can play DVD-R's first.
Published 2 months ago by I-Zombie
5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Good Litlle Sci-Fi Flick
I saw this YEARS ago (with commercials) on a late night movie. When it was recently shown on TCM, it was WAY up in the morning when it was run & I was asleep. Read more
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