We recently picked up the 2008 release of the Hammer double bill Moon Zero Two (1969) and When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970).
Amber Dean Smith
Moon Zero Two, Hammer's highest budget film, was an oddity; an early attempt to make a SF Western (see also Outland, The Adventures of Pluto Nash and Firefly). It is outside the scope of this blog but did feature one of the few film performances of Amber Dean Smith, the first ever Penthouse Pet of the Year (1966).
When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, however, is the second greatest Cavegirls in Fur Bikinis film ever! The film starred former Playboy Playmate of the Year (1968), Victoria Vetri, meaning that the double bill features one each of the yearly choices for the two great men's magazines.
We see a lot more of Victoria because the DVD we bought was the one released last year in the US which erroneously included the original, uncut version of WDRTE, but with the wrong rating on the box. As a result the DVD was withdrawn and the prices of those still in circulation has shot up. This is the first time the uncut film has been available, albeit briefly, on DVD. We would imagine it would be a lot cheaper to re-package the DVD than cut it but then there are usually cost issues with submitting films for certification (in order to be able to change the cover) so they may not bother.
There will be several forthcoming entries on WDRTE, therefore. I will look at the movie itself and of course the trio of splendid cavegirls: Victoria Vetri, Magda Konopka and Imogen Hassall.