Dinosaur Island has a great poster and let’s leave it at that.
Actually, I’m not going to get away with that, so let’s talk about this movie.
It seems like I set out to do a week about societies where women rule and I end up watching Jim Wynorski movies. Well, at least he has Fred Olen Ray along for this one, all about five pilots crashing in the jungle and coming up against not only dinosaurs, but a tribe of Amazonian women who include Michelle Bauer (Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama, Nightmare Sisters), Becky LeBeau (Joysticks), Deborah Dutch (Vice Academy 6) and Toni Naples (Deathstalker II).
Instead of the jungle, this tribe really is running part of David Carradine’s ranch and are battling footage taken from Carnosaur, here called the Great One.
Who can make sense of all of this? Captain Jason Briggs. And who is he? Russ Hagen from The Sidehackers. Oh shit, everyone is fucked.
Who can be blamed? Roger Corman, who wanted to cash in on Jurassic Park and hired Ray and Wynorski, who claimed in the book Crab Monsters, Teenage Cavemen and Candy Stripe Nurses – Roger Corman: King of the B Movie that this is more a cavegirl movie than a dinosaur flick.
I guess the nicest thing that I can say is that the soldiers seem to treat the women with respect, which they should, because they are the rules of Dinosaur Island, which is just down the beach from Dinosaur Valley.