Not that the films represented here are knock-offs, but each of them reminds me of a movie I've seen before.
The title makes me think of 1966's One Million Years B.C., the only film to combine the way cool stop motion animation of Ray Harryhausen and the presence of Raquel Welch in a fur bikini. This new film about the early days of human civilization lacks the entertaining anachronism of ancient humans fighting dinosaurs, but there's some pretty decent CGI woolly mammoths and saber tooth tigers here. The story focuses on a mammoth hunter and his quest for a secure future for his tribe. Historically accurate? Doubtful, but it looks like an entertaining bit of eye candy.
I had heard nothing about Machine Girl prior to seeing the trailer, but I want to see this one RIGHT NOW! This over the top and gory Japanese martial arts revenge movie contains elements culled from more kung fu flicks than you'll be able to count. A young girl embarks upon a path of vengeance when Yakuza murder her family and cut off her arm. Yakuza! Ninjas! Severed limbs! The Flying Guillotine! A man is forced to eat his own fingers as sushi and there's something called the "drill bra" that you just have to see for yourself. You've also got a big honkin' machine gun and a chainsaw at work. The trailer is extremely graphic, so if crazed kung fu carnage upsets you I suggest avoiding this one. As for the rest of us, the line forms behind me. I don't see this getting a wide U.S. release, so I suspect we may have to wait for the DVD. Scott Weinberg also seem enthusiastic about this one.