International Title
The Last Dinosaur
Japanese Title
 極底探検船: ポーラーボーラ
 [Kyokutei Tankensen: Pora-Bora]
Production: Rankin-Bass Productions / Tsuburaya Production
Distributor: Toho-Towa Japan: 1977
  Time: 106 minutes
Initial US Title
 The Last Dinosaur
US Distributor: ABC (1977) Time: 95 minutes
Alternate Movie Titles:
Expedition Under the Pole: Polar-Borer [Literal Translation]

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Rich game hunter Masten Thrust leads an expedition to the North Pole to document the miraculous and dangerous discovery that a previous drilling crew uncovered: a lush, hidden world. A land lost by time with dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts. The five members of the expedition, however, find themselves quickly over their head, stranded in the lost world after a tyrannosaurus rex removes their transportation vehicle, the Polar-Borer, and begins to stalk the last members.

Directed by Tsugunobu Kotani, Alexander Grasshoff
Writing credits William Overgard
Produced by Noboru Tsuburaya, Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass, Kazuyoshi Kasai, Benni Korzen, Kinshiro Ohkubo, Masaki Izuka
Music by Kenjiro Hirose, Maury Laws, Nancy Wilson
Cinematography by Shoji Ueda
Film Editing by Minoru Kozono, Yoshitami Kuroiwa, Tatsuji Nakashizu
Production Design by Kazuhiko Fujiwara
Assistant Director Shohei Tojo
Director of Special Effects Kazuo Sagawa
Assistant Director of Special Effects Yoshiyuki Yoshimura
Masten Thrust Jr. Richard Boone
Francesca Banks, Photographer Joan Van Ark
Chuck Wade Steven Keats
Bunta Luther Rackley
Hazel, Primal Woman Masumi Sekiya
Hal, Mother 1 Chief Technician William Ross
Barney Carl Hansen
Kawamoto, Doctor Tetsu Nakamura
Mother 1 Captain Don Maloney
Reporter Vanessa Cristina
Primal Man Leader Shunsuke Kariya
- Nancy Magsig
- James Dale
- Gary Gundersen
- Hyoe Enoki
Monster Appearances Aliens, SDF, Misc
None Polar-Borer, Primal Man


DVDs and Blu-Ray
Region 1 The Last Dinosaur Warner Bros. (2011) Order
Region 2 Expedition Under the Pole: Polar-Borer Toho (2009)