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Reptilicus is a 1961 Danish-American giant monster film about a prehistoric reptile. The film was produced by American International Pictures and Saga Studio and separate versions were released in Denmark and in the United States. The original Danish-language version was directed by Danish director Poul Bang and released in Denmark on February 25, 1961. The American version, which was in English with a nearly identical cast, was directed by the film's American producer-director Sidney W. Pink; this version was initially deemed virtually unreleasable by American International Pictures and had to be extensively reworked by the film's Danish-American screenwriter, Ib Melchior, before being finally released in America in 1962. Pink was angry at the changes and wound up in a legal dispute with AIP. After Pink and others viewed the English-language version, however, the lawsuit was dropped. Filming took place in several locations in Denmark, including Copenhagen, Sjælland, and Jylland. Several versions were filmed, The original was filmed using the native Danish language and the second was filmed using the English language. Each version of the film featured the same actors, with the exception of Bodil Miller, who was replaced by actress Marla Behrens since the Danish actress could not speak English. However, the English version of the film was heavily edited and the actors' voices dubbed over by American International Pictures for its release in the United States. Danish miner Svend Viltorft digs up a section of a giant reptile's tail from the frozen grounds in Lapland, where he and other miners are drilling. The section is flown to the Denmark's Aquarium in Copenhagen, where it is preserved in a cold room for scientific study. But due to careless mishandling, the room is left open and the section begins to thaw, only for scientists to find that it is starting to regenerate. When an assistant leaves a freezer open, the tail thaws out and starts regenerating bringing the monster back to life and then going on a rampage of total destruction. For decades fans of classic sci-fi-giant monster movies have been seeking out the original Danish version of this cult film. Released in the US through A.I.P., and re-edited to 82 minutes for American audiences, many scenes were cut including the infamous "Flying Reptilicus" scenes. This is the full Danish 92 minute uncut version with English Subtitles and the "Flying Reptitlicus " scenes. NOTE** There are but a few lines of dialogue in which no subtitles were transcribed, these very few lines do not distract from the flow of the film. A must-have for your collection if you already have the American A.I.P. version..Excellent!! giant monster classic. Denmark 1961 Color 92 Minutes Danish Spoken/English Subtitles on DVD-R.

Reptilicus (1961) Danish Sci Fi

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