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Part of the 13-episode 100 Years of Horror series directed by Ted Newsom and hosted by horror movie star Christopher Lee, 100 Years of Horror: Giants and Dinosaurs takes a loving look at movie monsters. Films starring monsters in the form of dinosaurs have been thrilling audiences since the 1925 filming of The Lost World, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's adventure tale about scientists who discover prehistoric giant beasts in a remote land. That silent film featured surprisingly well-rendered special effects. Since then a horde of other "creature features" have been spawned, including The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, the 1933 groundbreaking spectacular King Kong, Japan's atomic mutant Godzilla, and Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park. Included here are interviews with some of the filmmakers, along with clips, rare production stills, and previously unreleased footage. ~ Steve Blackburn, Rovi