Friday, February 27, 2009

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth DVD

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 As a result the DVD was withdrawn and the prices of those still in circulation has shot up.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.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Cavegirl: Carly Zucker

Footballer's WAG Carly Zucker is the new "face" of Lynx, a particularly cheap and nasty spray on perfume for men, actually invented by the French under the name of "Axe". We won't make any comment about French hygiene as the British newspapers take it up regularly anyway and it all ends up with complaints by the French Ambassador and French Farmers burning our goods as they arrive in France. Let us just say that we can't think of another country that has to sell cologne in litre bottles.

Carly. Fit

Anyway, Ms Zucker (a personal trainer-Hmm, I could do with getting a bit fitter) lives only a couple of miles away from me and is the fiancee of Joe Cole who plays for Chelsea (there are a lot of Chelsea players living around here because they have to live within 5 miles of their training ground which is just down the road).

The campaign is based around Raquel Welch's look in One Million Years BC, of course. This shows an advertising agency with good taste!

I think they have done a good job with Carly even if she can't compete with Raquel's bust. She certainly is one of the better imitators, partly becuase her face is closer to Raquel's/ So we are happy to give a:

Cavegirl Rating: 8/10

Friday, February 06, 2009

New Lynx Cavegirl Advert

My daughter was very excited when this came on the other week. "You need to get it on your blog!" Quite right!