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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: VCI9150
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • UPC: 089859915024
  • Street Date: 08/10/21
  • PreBook Date: 07/06/21
  • Label: VCI Entertainment »
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Run Time: 92 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1970
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: NORTH AMERICA
  • Language: English

 

Cast & Crew

  • Actors:
  •       Erich von Däniken as as himself
  •       Jean Fontaine as Narrator
  •       Thor Heyerdahl as as himself
  •       Bruce Johansen as Narrator
  • Director: Harald Reinl

 

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Chariots Of The Gods: 50th Anniversary

Based on Erich von Daniken's international best seller. Did travelers from outer space visit Earth in our ancient past?

Chariots Of The Gods: 50th Anniversary
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VCI is pleased to present this iconic documentary in a new 2K restoration from the original 35mm negative! Based on Erich Von Daniken's book purporting to prove that throughout history aliens have visited earth. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has included "Chariots of the Gods" in their list of the Top 100 Documentary Films of All Time. "Fifty million stars in our galaxy have the potential of supporting life forms capable of traveling to other planets," says world-renowned authority Erich von Daniken, whose film version of his best- selling book, CHARIOTS OF THE GODS, gives stunning visual proof that some form of life from outer space landed on Earth centuries ago. It took five years for von Daniken to document, on film, the physical evidence of visits by galactic travelers who came to Earth. Just what they did here and the influences they left behind is the core of the film. In search of basic truths, the film, CHARIOTS OF THE GODS, takes the viewer into the far reaches of underground caves and tombs, and to the tops of desolate mountains on every major continent to show the evidence von Daniken has been collecting. Although this controversial film may provide the answers to age old mysteries, it may be the beginning of an entirely new set of questions.

Bonus Materials

  • Includes the full-length documentary 'Mysteries of the Gods'

Sales Points

  • Chariots of the Gods? spawned multiple sequels, including Gods from Outer Space and The Gods Were Astronauts. The theory in the original book is said to have influenced a variety of science fiction books, films, and television series.
  • 1971, Academy Awards, USA, Nominated, Oscar, Best Documentary, Features, for Harald Reinl
  • NEW 2K Restoration from the Original 35mm Film Negative!
  • First Time Ever in HD and Widescreen!
  • The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has included “Chariots of the Gods” in their list of the Top 100 Documentaries of All Time.

Press Quotes

3 (out of 4) Stars! [The] First of...speculative documentaries about ancient visitors from outer space who helped advance mankind's knowledge centuries ago. Well-made and filled with many natural beauties.

     —Leonard Maltin, Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide

For an "old school" documentary about provocative but probably scientifically questionable data points, this 1970 documentary is rather interesting, and it touts an Academy Award nominee (for Best Documentary Feature). Recommended.

     —Blu-ray.com

  

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