The Atomic Submarine (50)
effort to relieve the suffering of surgery patients,
In Africa, a hunter kills a great lion. The animal turns out to be scared to a local tribe of voodoo worshipers, and when the hunter returns to England, he finds himself seeing strange apparitions involving the lion and murderous jungle warriors.
Vorelli is a ventriloquist & hypnotist, with an amazing dummy, Hugo. Vorelli meets and pusues a beautiful heiress (Marianne); he mesmerizes her, and induces a baffling coma. His buxom mistress (Magda) fears he'll dump her for the younger woman, and threatens to expose him. Vorelli tricks Hugo into killing Magda while he's safely elsewhere. Marianne's boyfriend Mark investigates. He discovers another killing in Vorelli's pas, of a man called Hugo. The girl wakes from her coma, and announces she will marry the hypnotist. When the triumphant Vorelli tells Hugo his plans for Marianne and a new, female dummy, a final confrontation yields surprising results.
A scientist, experimenting with telekinetic powers enhanced by a nearby nuclear power plant succeeds in creating a new form of life. This new creature grows in intelligence until it finally escapes his laboratory. Once outside the lab, and closer to its nuclear power source it multiplies. The creature is also invisible, so no one knows what it looks like...
Navy test pilot Lieut. Dan Prescott, in experimental rocket plane Y-13, disobeys orders and becomes the first man to fly outside the ionosphere. Unable to turn, he ejects...and is plastered with metallic meteor dust. The pilot compartment lands with no trace of the pilot... but first cattle, then people, are found with their throats cut as if with an axe, by something that seems to have a craving for blood...
A writer investigating the execution of a serial killer known as "The Haymarket Strangler" 20 years previously begins to suspect that the wrong man might have been hanged. However, when he picks up a scapel used by the murdere, he finds himself possessed by the killer's spirit and begins committing similar murders
A young singer from a very seventies band decides he needs a vacation, so he travels to a creepy mansion in the heart of rural England to have all his inhibitions removed. He meets up with a sweet innocent girl who is traveling there to meat her aunt, who turns out to be a nasty matron type person. Eventually, they arrive to discover all the other hospital inhabitants, apart from one or two, to be under some kind of mind control, with big scars on ther heads. Not being in the slightest bit disturbed by this, they proceed to have lots of sex. Other guests, meanwhile realise something is amiss, and try to escape only to be decapitated by some kind of killer car, or to be beaten to death by mad motorcyclists. Eventually realising something is up, our hero and heroin have a big fight scene with the bikers, two at a time, and escape in the villains car.
A group of scientists are working in a lab located on distant planet. One of them, Sandy, is attacked, raped and impregnated by a monstrous creature. She then begins to stalk her colleagues one by one, killing them and drinking their blood.
Some experienced and accustomed archeologists are searching for an old and mystic Phoencian treasure. But they get surprised by a series of mysterical assassinations...
An Artful documentary. This movie should demonstrate that all documentaries don't have to be stuffy cinema-verite stuff. Very informative for anyone interested in Japanese material arts, the various arts are profiled with artistry of a Kurosawa film. Particulary interesting is the entry on Aikido, an art seldom glimpsed in the States except by the initiated. I have been trying to acquire this movie ever since I saw it in my Aikido class nearly 15 years ago.
12. Brutes And Ravages (78)
Stupid travelogue documentary with loads of real life animal killings. This is supposedly Arthur Davis' documented footage of his daring travels around the globe filming rare and bizarre rituals, which usually involve the killing of live animals.
Arthur Davis' is seen as a prat with a moustache. This so fake you won't believe it - apparently Arthur Davis' is told by some Indian tribe he is not allowed to film a turtle wedding, but they crept along anyway to film it, knowing they were putting their lives in danger.
If that were so, then how come we get to see big close-ups of the giant turtle having it's throat cut and the married couple having sex in their hut after? The sex scene itself is so laughable - the couple are really embarrassed and keep laughing at the camera. I felt my cheeks burn with shame as I watched it.
The turtle wedding is fake for sure, and so too is a scene when native boys cross a river and one is eaten by a crocodile. Remember a similar scene in Faces of Death - well, after seeing this films version of events you may well be inclined to believe the F.O.D. sequence is in fact reall!!!
An early scene shows a lama being sacrificed - it's still pumping heart is torn form its chest and it's head is cut off.
This film really is a fiasco and, if I'm thinking of the right film (I may be getting this bit confused with the infinately superior Naked and Cruel) ther is a nasty bit where a leopard is eaten alive by alligators... it has obviously been thrown in to the water by the makers who claim "it got lost and fell in to the water" (they just happened to stumble upon it, right?).
Obviously not a film for animal rights activists, this is for the most part shamefully poor, but I did laugh at ht crocodile scene and ther is some nice scenery. I gave it 4, but I think I may be being kind... I have seen worse
13. The Cat And The Canary (79)
When an eldery man dies, some of his relatives gather to hear the reading of the will. When it is read by his attorney, the old man lets it be known how much he despised and loathed his worthless kin. As a result, his will structured in such a way as to set up a dogfight between his potential heirs as to who will collect his fortune. A remake of the 1939 Bob Hope classic, but with the comedic elements removed and the suspense heightened.
14. The Bounty Killer (65) aka Eastern Hemisphere
Willie Duggnas, a tenderfoot from the east, arrives in the wild west and soon experiences its violence. Willie discovers the easy money in bounty killing and must choose between that violent lifestyle and the love of a beautiful saloon singer.