Thursday, April 4, 2013


With Jurassic Park 3-D opening tomorrow…

Monster-of-the-Week: …this week let’s give the nod to Gwangi, awe-inspiring allosaurus and title character of the 1969 Ray Harryhausen spectacle The Valley of Gwangi

…in which cowboys find a hidden valley full of leftover dinosaurs, and which at 6 or 7 I would surely have told you was the finest movie ever made. I still love it.

I also love the Italian posters for it, in which it’s titled La Vendetta di Gwangi (“The Revenge of Gwangi,” presumably):


  1. Gwangi is not a T.rex, he is an Allosaurus, he's reffered to as that in the movie.

  2. Oops! Quite right you are; text duly amended (note that I even changed the preceding adjective from "titanic" to "awe-inspiring," to preserve the alliterative effect). Thanx for the correction!