Hot Blooded Dinosaur Movies

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Hot Blooded Dinosaur Movies
Hot Blooded Dinosaur Movies
Author(s) James Van Hise
Publisher Pioneer Books
Publish date June 1, 1993[1]
Pages 160
Genre Reference
ISBN ISBN-10: 1556983654
ISBN-13: 978-1556983658

Hot Blooded Dinosaur Movies is a 1993 book focusing on famous dinosaur films up to the early 1990's.


The book was initially published by Pioneer Books on June 1, 1993. It contains information on dinosaur movies and other prehistoric monster films including King Kong, Godzilla, Rodan, Jurassic Park, and more, briefly touching on related series and films such as Frankenstein vs. Baragon and the Gamera series.

Hot Blooded Dinosaur Movies is dedicated to Willis O'Brien.


Almost since movies began, dinosaurs have captured the imagination of filmmakers, fascinating tens of millions of avid fans throughout the world. In fact virtually everyone is captivated by these terrifyingly huge thunder lizards that dominated the world for over one hundred million years, far longer than man has reigned. Dinosaurs appear in every form, from toys to books to movies.

HOT-BLOODED DINOSAUR MOVIES covers the fantastic films which feed the frenzy of dinosaur enthusiasts worldwide from the early work of Willis O'Brien through that of apprentice Ray Harryhausen to Steven Spielberg's JURASSIC PARK and Roger Corman's CARNOSAUR, even travelling to Japan to visit the many GODZILLA movies. The reader even learns of legendary lost projects that were planned but never filmed.

Dinosaurs just won't stay dead. And readers of HOT BLOODED DINOSAUR MOVIES are glad.


  • Introduction: The Wonderful World of Dinosaurs (p. 6)
  • Chapter 1: Dinosaurs on Film (p. 15)
  • Chapter 2: The Lost World (p. 39)
  • Chapter 3: King Kong (p. 55)
  • Chapter 4: The Dinosaur Films That Never Were: Creation and Other Lost World Fantasies (p. 83)
  • Chapter 5: The Dinosaur Films of Ray Harryhausen (p. 95)
  • Chapter 6: Rite of Spring and The Land Before Time (p. 113)
  • Chapter 7: Dramatic Animation by David Allen (p. 123)
  • Chapter 8: The Monsters from Japan (p. 137)
  • Chapter 9: The Lost World 1960 (p. 151)
  • Chapter 10: Carnosaur (p. 161)
  • Chapter 11: Jurassic Park (p. 171)



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