In 1960, the lofty ad campaign for DINOSAURUS! trumpeted “Today's most astounding adventure...that started a million years ago!” Now, more than 45 years later, Percepto offers the rip-roaring, never-before-released score from this epic precursor to JURASSIC PARK.
Produced by Jack H. Harris and directed by Irwin S. Yeaworth, Jr., the successful team behind THE BLOB, this ambitious Technicolor adventure starred Ward Ramsey as the stalwart engineer building a new harbor on a Caribbean isle whose undersea explosions unwittingly unleash a titanic struggle between a kindly brontosaurus and a ferocious T-Rex awakened by a strike of lightning. Throw in a wacky Neanderthal man, a precocious orphan boy, a sizzling romance and a greedy island boss, and you have one of the prehistoric genre’s most entertaining spectacles.
Composer Ronald Stein, never one to be intimidated by the widescreen ambitions of its filmmakers, pulled off one of the most rousing scores of his diverse career. Scored for a large orchestra, Stein captures the grand scope, nail-biting suspense and deadly majesty of its titular lizards, providing a ferocious lyricism in its sweeping melodies.
So prepare yourself as the genius of Ronald Stein and the archeological hutzpah of Percepto catapult you into another dimension when movie titles had exclamation points and dinosaurs ruled the earth!
1. Main Title 2:49
2. The Lifeboat 1:59
3. Monster Fishing 1:25
4. The Caveman 1:43
5. Chasing Julio 1:49
6. The Awakening 3:31
7. Caveman Visit 1:17
8. Exploring the House 2:59
9. Julio and the Brontosaurus 3:51
10. Past and Present 1:45
11. Sleeping Dinosaurs 3:08
12. The Evacuation / Bart Kills the Tyrannosaurus 5:23
13. A Strange World 1:23