One Million Years B.C.

Something for every demographic.

This wild ‘n woolly 1966 adventure flick offers Raquel Welch in a fur bikini, plus Ray Harryhausen’s stop-motion dinosaurs terrorizing the prehistoric landscape.

Are you not entertained?

Some might quibble with the fact humans and dinosaurs are living in the same time period, which seems to fly right in the face of historical reality, but the filmmakers couldn’t care less.

“We didn’t make it for professors,” Harryhausen said. “Who probably don’t go to see these kinds of movies anyway.”

Well, except for the professors who wanted to study the physics of Raquel’s physique, that is…

 

Mother, Jugs & Speed

“I can’t help myself. I’m crazy!!”

A throwback to a far-gnarlier style of filmmaking, this pitch-black mid-’70s comedy trails along as private ambulance companies wage a war on the streets of L.A.

The often criminally-underrated Raquel Welch teams with Harvey Keitel and a pre-scandal Bill Cosby to form a trio of characters living on the edge, using humor to push back the bleakness of their lives.

The drivers drink and take drugs on the job, attack civilians, and scare nuns, chasing a few bucks and a little respect.

It’s M*A*S*H in an ambulance, and that’s high praise.

 

I’m a Woman

Two love goddesses, one song.

Raquel Welch, star of everything from Kansas City Bomber to Mother, Jugs & Speed goes toe-to-hoof with Miss Piggy in a great late ’70s TV flashback.

To be successful while co-starring with The Muppets, a human star has to really commit, acting like they truly believe the felt-covered puppets are as real as you and me.

Welch does that with flair, trading lines with her pushy song partner with a gleam in her eye.

She’s having fun, and it’s infectious, making for a moment which remains as charming today as back in the day.

 

Kansas City Bomber

Wheels down, elbows up.

Raquel Welch, maybe the biggest bombshell to ever grace Hollywood, gets down ‘n dirty as a single mother payin’ bills by slappin’ on roller skates and staying one step ahead of women trying to mash her screen goddess face.

She’s a roller derby star, with a very-young Jodie Foster as her daughter, and Invasion of the Body Snatchers star Kevin McCarthy as her oily boss.

Welch, whose acting has often been underrated thanks to her looks, delivers, making for a believable action star while not dodging the darker aspects of the story.

Deserves a victory lap.