Chariots of the Gods (film)

Last updated on 1 August 2017

Chariots of the Gods (German: Erinnerungen an die Zukunft) is a 1970 West German documentary film directed by Harald Reinl. It is based on Erich von Däniken's book Chariots of the Gods?, a book that theorizes extraterrestrials impacted early human life. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.[2][3]

Film Poster for Chariots of the Gods.jpg
Film Poster for Chariots of the Gods.jpg

Other versions

The film was edited and dubbed into English in a 1973 American TV documentary, In Search of Ancient Astronauts, narrated by Rod Serling.[4] This version was also shown in many schools in the 1970s, distributed through 16 mm film prints.[4]

The film was released in the UK in 1971, in a version cut to 55 minutes and as a support to the film The Railway Children.


  1. ^ "Chariots of the Gods, Worldwide Box Office Information". Worldwide Box Office. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  2. ^ "The 43rd Academy Awards (1971) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 11 September 2011.
  3. ^ "NY Times: Chariots of the Gods". NY Times. Retrieved 11 November 2008.
  4. ^ a b In Search of Ancient Astronauts at Internet Movie Database

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