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The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms With rampaging-dinosaur movies virtually extinct, it's a treat to see three vintage specimens unearthed simultaneously for video. But beware,...The Beast From 20,000 FathomsSci-fi and Fantasy, HorrorPT80MUnrated With rampaging-dinosaur movies virtually extinct, it's a treat to see three vintage specimens unearthed simultaneously for video. But beware,...1991-08-16Kenneth TobeyLee Van CleefKenneth Tobey, Lee Van CleefWarner Home Video
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The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms

Genre: Sci-fi and Fantasy, Horror; Starring: Paul Christian, Paula Raymond, Kenneth Tobey, Lee Van Cleef; Runtime (in minutes): 80; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: Warner Home Video

With rampaging-dinosaur movies virtually extinct, it’s a treat to see three vintage specimens unearthed simultaneously for video. But beware, enlightened viewers: What’s truly prehistoric about these movies is their attitude toward women.

The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms tells the story of a guy scientist, a girl scientist, and the man-eating rhedosaurus that brings them together. Turning dino-buster when an arctic A-bomb blast unleashes the title creature, he (Paul Christian) barks commands while she (Paula Raymond) makes coffee and looks concerned. Neither has the star appeal of the Beast, a stop-motion puppet given great, lizardy death throes by animator Ray Harryhausen in a fiery amusement-park climax. C+

Originally posted August 16 1991 — 12:00 AM EDT

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