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The Lost World [1925] [DVD]
The Lost World [1925] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Bessie Love
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is not only Sherlock Holmes, 19 Feb. 2010
This review is from: The Lost World [1925] [DVD] (DVD)
From the novel of the inventor of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Conan Doyle in a cameo at the beginning, this film , explaining what his story, a fantasy adventure film and the processing of which lasted seven years, with beautiful scenic reconstructions, make-up (Bull Montana Ape Man, he underwent 5 hours of makeup a day) and special effects - given the era, defining overtime is little - being maintained by maestro Willis O'Brien, who experimented for the first time and successfully, the system of remotes created in the studio, with the background behind the movie actors. A mute author who later apparently more films like this; by the legendary and unsurpassed up to King Kong Jurassic Park, Steven Spielberg, who has taken this much, if not all. Dynamics in the narrative, without a break in the crucial stage, consult the work in a form which would affect the viewer a reverential fear towards animals, supported by the underlying message of individual freedom for everyone, men or beasts are. The success was such that developed to the point that the film was screened on board an airliner of Imperial Airways and was the first event in the history of cinema. Turns color to six colors now perfectly restored as the original DVD version. Fiacco remake in 1960 produced and directed by Irving Allen, and later rebuilt in 1992, 1998 and 1999 in the television series which was made into a single film on TV and in 2001 the last ever for television.


The People That Time Forgot [DVD] [1977]
The People That Time Forgot [DVD] [1977]
Dvd ~ Patrick Wayne
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4.0 out of 5 stars A pleasant sequel of a classic sci-fi movie, 19 Feb. 2010
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The People That Time Forgot is the sequel to The Land That Time Forgot in 1975, again directed by Kevin Connor and similarly to this, based on the novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the author of Tarzan. There is not much difference between the two; same tune narrative, the same monsters, warriors meanest, cartoons instead of special effects, ingenuity galore. It seems almost a repetition of the sci-fi series Universal 50 years, no spaceships, but with creatures of fantasy. There is the son of John Wayne, and very good, Sarah Douglas. Filmed on location in the Canary Islands. Pleasant music by John Scott and the rest is boredom. And 'little film that can be seen without expecting anything more than what the film promises, given the small budget (perhaps non-existent!. If you see it from this perspective, it can even be fun! (In addition to drawing some laughter, thanks to ... uhm ... "special effects" of subterranean nice girl...) A small gem of cinema "prehistoric", a loaf rather prolific in the '70s. exoticism, adventure, magic, a veiled presence of Eros, (along the curved half-naked heroine of the moment, Dana Gillespie) and a touch of feminism (the courageous reporter played by Douglas). Congratulations on a photograph and sugggestive sets, but not so special effects we are facing perhaps the most ugly monsters never seen the movies. In one scene, the model is so clumsy that he can not even bite one of us: the feeling is that not only will the writers (!).
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One of Our Aircraft Is Missing [DVD] (1942)
One of Our Aircraft Is Missing [DVD] (1942)
Dvd ~ Godfrey Tearle
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Price: £6.28

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An example of the typical well-made propaganda film where everything is essential., 19 Feb. 2010
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I saw this film in Italy when I was young and the italian title was VOLO SENZA RITORNO FLIGHT WITHOUT RETURN
A British airplane after a 'raid on Germany, on the way back, was hit and crashed in flames on Dutch territory.
The crew manages to escape by parachute, and the young airmen are helped and hidden by Dutch farmers. The vast organization of the Dutch resistance to the harsh German occupazzione, is put in motion to return the airmen to England and after a series of unexpected adventures and misadventures, the crew can reach the freedom sea in a boat, right under the eyes of overseers Nazis.


It Came from Beneath the Sea [DVD] [1955] [2003]
It Came from Beneath the Sea [DVD] [1955] [2003]
Dvd ~ Kenneth Tobey
Price: £7.52

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The genius of "step one" is able to leave us a little masterpiece..., 19 Feb. 2010
.....is a pearl of great American cinema of the 50s. Shot in black and white in 1955, the film was produced by Sam Katzman and Charles Schneer for Columbia Pictures. The screenplay was by George Worthing Yates, but the real "clues" were the special effects by Ray Harryhausen. It Came From Beneath the Sea, was directed by Robert Gordon and, in the principal roles, see Kenneth Tobey, Faith Domergue and Donald Curtis.? Almost the entire film was shot at the San Francisco Naval Yard, including the scenes on board the submarine and the U.S. Navy offered a number of recruits for the shooting, including Lt. Chuck Griffiths, who plays the role of the commander. The film, as was typical at the time, was released in tandem with Creature With The Atom Brain in sessions at the show twice. The plot is as classic sci-fiction zoological '50s: a cause of the explosion of an atomic bomb in the Pacific, a giant octopus attacked the coast metropolis San Francisco. More interesting (and fun) is to know that Ray Harryhausen lovingly called his creation "sextapus. In fact, because of the low budget available, the genius of "step one" was able to build only six animated tentacles instead of eight.
The atomic submarine shown in the film was indeed the model diesel-electric USS Cubero - SS-347.
The film was released in the U.S. in double bill with Creature with the Atom Brain, 1955.
Since the authorities of the City of San Francisco believed that a giant octopus invades the city was not an acceptable method of advertising to their metropolis, particularly in the destruction of the Golden Gate recently built, they don't collaborated to produce the film. To limit expenses, Ray was forced to animate only 4 of the 6 giant tentacles of the octopus, but not withstanding, the film finds strength in the great innovative power of the artist, able to add realistically and with surprising effectiveness of the animation effects to " step one "in the context of the film in live action, highlighting the interaction of the characters created with the surrounding world and the environment in which the action takes place.Was for this reason that Tomauki Ishirô Tanaka and Honda, for their first Godzilla, was inspired by a teacher and his technique Dynamation, which allowed for the thumbnail interacted with the actors in flesh and blood. ? Barriers dictated by low-budget production and it is said, limited cooperation from the State of California, which saw the Golden Gate recently built, destroyed by a monster from the corners of the earth feared and unknown, did not prevent the film to keep away from the shelves of B - Movies in Superset in those years, they see an America steeped in a climate of cold war, which transforms the dangers coming from the depths of the over curtain, into horrible monsters and alien creatures, the bearers of death and devastation.Despite his 50 years, the film has still the value of a cinema that developed in constant search of those visual effects that until now, they steal more and more from reality, to charm and capture the attention of a public that is increasingly eager to be surprised.


The Last Man on Earth (Digitally remastered in colour) [DVD] [1964]
The Last Man on Earth (Digitally remastered in colour) [DVD] [1964]
Dvd ~ Vincent Price

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vincent Price' spirit could say today.. I'Am Really Legend...., 19 Feb. 2010
Besides being the best film version of the masterpiece "I Am Legend" by Richard Matheson, the film, the precursor of many others, is based on an extraordinary drama that plays a lot on fear of 'different' (addressing the monsters we become like them? ) and territoriality hostile now extended to the entire planet. Despite the production and acting very clearly dated, even crude special effects are effective, "The Last Man on Earth" is really an exceptional work (intentionally in black and white) due to just a thirty percent to Ragona. The real director and supervisor, and Sidney Salkow that, with extreme generosity, gave credit to Ragona for reasons of production. Very well the DVD, in addition to rebuilding a film unfairly put in the 'forgotten' film, has interesting moments of great cinema, to imitate, in fact.
Filmed in EU using Roman few economic resources, but with remarkable skill and craftsmanship, "The Last Man on Earth" can be considered a true B-movie, as it was inexplicably pushed aside, and being unknown to most . A strange epidemic affects everyone on the planet, turning them into vampires apathetic; survive this catastrophe one man, once a brilliant scientist, now confined to a life of misery and anguish: at night to defend himself against attacks by hideous beings, who seek in all ways to make it become one of them, while during the day goes to hunt down and kill them in their dens without, however, never give up hope of finding someone who, like him, has not been affected by this terrible disease. This basically the plot of the movie and "I'm a legend," the book by Richard Matheson which has been drawn. To interpret (grandly, this is beyond doubt) the last survivor is never forgotten even Vincent Price, actor superfine and icon of horror cinema. Very fitting and more generally the structure of the film, simply agonizing end. Certainly there will jump from his chair for a thrilling fast and tight, but it certainly will be fascinated by the ruthless and relentless slowness of this little known gem film.


The Pit And The Pendulum [DVD]
The Pit And The Pendulum [DVD]
Dvd ~ Vincent Price
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4.0 out of 5 stars Vincent Price a name, one title, a spectacular moment of cinema, 18 Feb. 2010
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Champion of a cinema cheaper, able to manage the low-budget and to match the pure kind of culture is not trivial to subpoenas, Roger Corman is a special case in American cinema that has inspired with his talent and his strength production, several directors from the generation of Spielberg, Coppola and Scorsese already in ¹. His adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe, initially taken very seriously, are now considered classics of children to be taken for example. "The Pit and the Pendulum," from a very famous story of the author of "The Black Cat", is a quick and fun horror movie that lives, due to the great Vincent Price, which crowned the irony of holding star such an era, the English Barbara Steele: good insights spectacular, the pace of narration and screenplay ,the film is a pleasant sight and square sophisticated than has been assessed at the time of removal. Wonderful, no special effects, without retouching virtual short acting and above all true Gothic setting realistic as anybody like.
Only that little suspense,necessary To tell the truth, if not the end.


Gwendoline [1984] [DVD]
Gwendoline [1984] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Tawny Kitaen
Price: £14.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A soft core version of Romancing the Stone, 18 Feb. 2010
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This review is from: Gwendoline [1984] [DVD] (DVD)
I actually like this movie, it's like a soft core version of Romancing the Stone or any of those other 80's adventure films, all of which where riding on Raider's shirt tails. It's a little bit stupid, poorly made, corny dialog and bad acting ... and 20 years later we're still watching it and talking about it ... it wasn't that bad. And the movie, don't forget it was based on a comic strip.


Is Paris Burning ? [DVD] (1966)
Is Paris Burning ? [DVD] (1966)
Dvd ~ Jean-Paul Belmondo
Price: £5.00

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not a masterpiece, but a great show that is well fixed on his feet., 18 Feb. 2010
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Directing for a good solid screenplay (by Gore Vidal and a young Francis Ford Coppola). Stellar cast .. Beautiful film, minimally fictionalized historical reconstruction, directed attention and great scenes of clashes popular, but Either what is most striking, as is obvious ¨A fantastic cast. Monsterous !!!!!
Belmondo, Delon, Welles, Trintignant, Perkins, Douglas (Kirk), Montand, Michel Piccoli the important roles are those of the first three, the others appear or less time in the film.
At times a bit 'boring, but nothing excessive or pretentious.
Actually, this film does not reflect the reality of history. Paris is not drinking then what be so brave. The contrary. The conflict shop for other fine threads. Non-partisan documentaries, one gets the impression that Paris did not enjoy freedom even under the best ever one thing as unnatural and dangerous protection.


Only Angels Have Wings [DVD]
Only Angels Have Wings [DVD]
Dvd ~ Cary Grant
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Price: £21.98

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Howard Hawks, Cary Grant, Rita Hayworth, and Thomas Mitchell what else ...., 18 Feb. 2010
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This review is from: Only Angels Have Wings [DVD] (DVD)
Is the fate of Hawks, along with Ford and Capra, director of the largest imaginary traditional Hollywood. It is rare for him to create the prototypes of all kinds, but is almost always the one to fine-tune models insurmountable. There were several films firstdealing with civil aviation (as Air mail of John Ford, for example) but before this, everyone else seems more or less successful imitations. Punctuated by a relentless succession of night and day, punctuated by small gestures that give a subtle musicality Skin (light his cigarette from the person seizing it), has all the characteristics which make it unmistakably a film by Hawks, the director who has never made shot that possessed the vulgarity of his signature, while impressing the entire film is a suspicion of sentimentality that makes it "one of his most melancholy and romantic fantasies" (Molly Haskell). What makes it so typical of its author? The uniqueness of the place where it runs throughout (an airstrip, an office and a bar) as in many of his films, the strong camaraderie of a group subject of the narrative, action driven by dialogue, the dialectic of the sexes which always males and females fight for dominance not only mutual pleasure but a kind of organic. Film of cruel humor, grief and seduction impending fierce, is one in which, perhaps more than elsewhere, Hawks ventured to tell his life: only the danger and imminence of death justifies the respect and redeem the cynicism of men; after the battle of the sexes is possible to love, even in an airport lost in the mists of South America. In such a mechanism also actors would do any good figure, but Cary Grant, Rita Hayworth, and Thomas Mitchell are not the kind of players that leave their marks in the shot. And it shows.


Sahara [DVD] [2002]
Sahara [DVD] [2002]
Dvd ~ Humphrey Bogart
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5.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable war movie., 18 Feb. 2010
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This review is from: Sahara [DVD] [2002] (DVD)
Funny war movies - adventure with a Bogart always great, the year after "Casablanca." And 'one of those classic films, as they did once, with the' last part really compelling. Korda is perfectly at ease in general, probably has no great ideas, there is some over-exemplification (the Nazi prisoner), but overall directs a film absolutely fascinating.
In the Italian edition have cut the scene when they find the Italian soldier and I think a piece of the German prisoner interrogation.


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