Jule's Verne's Fabulous Journey to the Center of the Earth (1976)

This was Juan Piqer Simon's first film. With Britain's adaptation of Edgar Rice Burrough's LAND THAT TIME FORGOT (1975), and AT THE EARTH'S CORE (1976), and a Dino Delaurentiis' KING KONG remake from America coming around the corner, the film-maker from Spain decided to make a film-adaptation of the Jules Verne classic story. Of all the movies based on this novel, this one seems more faithful to the book. It has got the dinosaurs, the sea monsters and a giant ape (which was made to rival the 1976 remake of KING KONG). This film is from Spain. Released in the U.S. as WHERE TIME BEGAN in 1978 with a different opening sequence. Rated G.