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Et Al. June20

The Madness Of Dr Tube (1915) Original title: La Folie du Docteur Tube. The most interesting thing about this short, experimental film directed by Abel Gance is the evidence it provides for how quickly certain scientist tropes got nailed down—the … Continue reading

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Claws (1977)

“If he hunt Devil Bear, he don’t come back. That bear is Kushtaka—the devil!”   Director:  Richard Bansbach and R.E. Pierson Starring:  Jason Evers, Leon Ames, Anthony Caruso, Carla Layton, Glenn Sipes, Buck Young, Myron Healey, Wayne Lonacre, Bill Ratcliffe, … Continue reading

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Seven Footprints To Satan (1929)

“The soul of your betrothed will depend upon your success on the Seven Stairs!”   Director:  Benjamin Christensen Starring:  Creighton Hale, Thelma Todd, DeWitt Jennings, Sheldon Lewis, William V. Mong, Laska Winters, Angelo Rossitto, Kamiyama Sōjin, Ivan Christy, Kalla Pasha, … Continue reading

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No Time At All (1958)

“The plane is flying. They seem to think he’s coming into Idlewild, where he was supposed to all along. They’ve spotted him visually – he’s back on radar – but he’s got no radio, no lights…” Director:  David Swift Starring:  … Continue reading

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Rodan (1956)

“The Pteranodon is the largest flying species recorded in our history. According to the computer calculation from its egg-shell, this one – we named it ‘Rodan’ – has a 270-foot wing-span…”   [Original title: Sora No Daikaiju Radon (Giant Sky … Continue reading

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Lone Wolf And Cub: Baby Cart At The River Styx (1972)

“My son and I have chosen a life of evil… For this day we have been long prepared. If this is where we lose everything that we hold dear – if this is what fate has decreed for us – … Continue reading

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Tentacles (1977)

“There must be something monstrous out there; monstrous and infernal.”   [Original title: Tentacoli] Director:  Oliver Hellman (Ovidio G. Assonitis) Starring:  Bo Hopkins, John Huston, Shelley Winters, Delia Boccardo, Henry Fonda, Claude Akins, Cesare Danova, Alan Boyd, Sherry Buchanan, Alessandro … Continue reading

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Et Al. April20

The Eyes Of The Mummy (1918) Original title: Die Augen der Mumie Ma (The Eyes Of Mummy Ma). Arranging his sightseeing during a visit to Egypt, Prince Hohenfels (Max Laurence) is strongly discouraged from visiting the tomb of Queen Ma. Overhearing, … Continue reading

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Mako: The Jaws Of Death (1976)

“As long as I wear my medallion, I find friends everywhere amongst the sharks…”   [Also known as: The Jaws Of Death] Director:  William Grefé Starring:  Richard Jaeckel, Jenifer Bishop, Buffy Dee, Ben Kronen, Harold Sakata, John Davis Chandler, Milton … Continue reading

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Et Al. Nov19

When The Earth Trembled (1913) Also known as: The Strength Of Love; or, When The Earth Trembled. This sort-of-proto-disaster movie offers a very early example of the bait-and-switch. Advertised as a graphic representation of the San Francisco earthquake, in fact … Continue reading

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