Frankenstein - The True Story - DVD
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
What Was It? A riff on the Jules Verne novel that's more about battling scientists than dinosaurs. A duck is also very important to the story.
Why Was the Dinosaur Awesome? The dimetrodons were probably a bigger deal in 1959. They were actually iguanas with glued-on doodads on their backs, which are actually pretty cute.
What Happened? Not only do our noble scientists find the center of the Earth, they stumble across Atlantis, too.
Verdict: Monsters, sci-fi, special effects (circa 1959) – there are worse ways to spend an afternoon.