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Review of Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet

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Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet Rating: ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆

Review

It is 2020 and the Moon has been colonised. Spaceships Vega, Sirius and Capella are launched to space in order to explore Venus. The mission is being run from moon base Lunar 7 by the man who has planned it from its opening stages, professor Hartman. Spaceship Capella get strucked by an asteroid and professor Hartman wants to postpone the landing but the crew on the spaceship Vega has other plans. Two astronauts, accompanied by their robot, set out to explore the surface of the planet. Things seem to be going well until violent changes begin to rework the surface. Will they be able to escape the planet with their lives?

Reason to Watch

Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet was slapped together from footage from a Russian science fiction movie and additional footage with American actors. Although none of the additional footage is interesting or helps the plodding story along very much, original parts from the Russian movie and effects are good.

Context

This film was made in 60’s when American International Pictures really started living up to their name. In addition to shooting an increasing percentage of their own films overseas, American International Pictures began importing huge quantities of foreign product.

Most Memorable Quote(s)

“I can’t imagine anyone in their right mind exploring Venus.”

What You Need to Get Through This Movie

In order to see this movie you must have the power of will to shut down all of yours rational thoughts for an hour and a little bit more.

Trivia

The film is actually a US adapted and edited version of the Russian sci-fi movie Planeta Bur directed by Pavel Klushantsev with some American actors for the US/English speaking market.

Educational Content

If you see a big plant don’t get too close… It can eat you!

Justification for Rating

Special effects in the film are suprizingly good. Not that they can match present special effects but ,for the 60’s, they are very well done.

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Review of Tormented

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TormentedRating: ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Review

movie is about a successful piano player who lives on the remote island community, married to a rich highs society girl. Here tom should be get reed of marilyn like Mistress Vi lateron once. she falls from light house, but Vi comes back to haunt tom, this haunt by the Vi is done by body part by body part which was excellently picturized by the director. The only backdrop of the movie is it suffers from too many scenes in which protagonist (Richard Carlson). Wanders around the beach and talking to himself. Its overall not a bad movie, and can be watched for a horror, content of the movie

Reason to Watch

Horror and thrilling scenes makes everybody to watch whole movie.

Context

most part of the movie was picturized at Malibu, California USA

Most Memorable Quote(s)

A ghost women owned him body and soul

What You Need to Get Through This Movie

Music composition especially the piano played by Tom was excellent

Trivia

Portion of the score, actually came from william Castle’s House on hunted Hill

Educational Content

films shows that unbelieveable facts about the existence of ghosts

Justification for Rating

Horror scenes shown in the movie was very good and interesting and sound effects is good

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Review of The Witches’ Mountain

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El Monte de las brujasRating: ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆

Review

If you came here looking for someone to explain what the hell this film is about then you have come to wrong place. This film feels like the director started making one movie, the lead actress dropped out and so was forced to make something else, but he didn’t have time to finish it so just stuck the movies together in the hope that would notice. The films starts off with some cat killing little brat getting burned alive by her mother. Following this mother decides to go on holiday, but her ex boyfriend (Cihangir Gaffari)is not interested so that woman disappears and her ex boyfriend gets his camera and goes on a trip through the Pyrenees, but not before he picks up some other girl he found sun bathing on the beach. Pretty soon we find out that the Pyrenees is home to car jacking witches who hate un-married couples. The film pretty much ends there and it feel like there are some reels missing in the middle and at the end. But the Spanish women are sexy and when a film stars a man like Cihangir Gaffari who knows how to wear a moustache there is little to complain about.

Reason to Watch

Any films that starts with a little girl getting burned alive by her mother gets my thumbs up and again Cihangir’s tash has to be seen to be believed. Not only that but the music score is crazy, it’s like 80 minutes of Damien from the Omen looking intensely at the camera while a choir goes bonkers with stuff about god.

Context

The early 70s was a time where men were men and women a-moral whores. The Witches Mountain goes to show that you can either join the playboy party with the big hair, perfectly groomed moustached photographer or live on a mountain with other lonely spinsters.

Most Memorable Quote(s)

Little Girl: That cat won’t hurt you any more, I killed it.

What You Need to Get Through This Movie

Make sure you have the remote control handy because if you don’t you might think the dog sat on the mute button. In between the choir belting out the greatest Gothic hits there is dead silence. You might also want to watch it in darkness, not to make it scary, but just so you can see what is going on.

Trivia

Director Raúl Artigot picked up a special mention at the 1973 Sitges – Catalonian International Film Festival, although it is unclear if this was a good thing or they meant “special” like the “special” kid in your school who had wear mittens.

Educational Content

1. If your dump your crazy girl friend and she comes back, get away from her as soon as possible.
2. Chicks love it when you unsuspecting take photos of them on the beach with a long lens camera.
3. Crazy eyed inn-keeper’s are hint from God not to stay in that Inn.
4. If you have the choice to sleep in a tent or in the car choose the tent… unless you are on mountain populated by witches.
5. A perfectly groomed moustache doesn’t just impress the chicks, it impresses everyone.

Justification for Rating

The plot makes no sense, half the film appears to be missing and the dubbing is terrible, but Cihangir Gaffari tash is to die for.

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Review of The Wasp Woman

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The Wasp Woman Rating: ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Review

This movie is simply early 60’s sci-fi fun! It’s about a cosmetics business owner that is worried about showing her signs of aging, and learns about a recent discovery of a jelly made by wasps that turn back the signs of aging. So of course she volunteers out of desperation to be a test subject. Well she of course gets over zealouse and takes too large of a dose and becomes… Wasp Woman devouring her prey. The acting and effects are pretty well done for the time. This film is a fun one for a rainy, lazy day.

Reason to Watch

If you want to show your kids the movies that made you the weird parent you are this is a good one to show ’em. It worked for me.

Context

1960 the pubescent period between atomic and psychedelic cinema. A late night gem.

Most Memorable Quote(s)

None.

What You Need to Get Through This Movie

A fly swatter and a box of wine.

Trivia

The co-director’s credit listed above for Jack Hill is a consequence of The Wasp Woman’s release to TV in the 1960s. At a brisk 66 minutes, the film was deemed too short for a network time slot. Hill was hired to lengthen it, which he did by providing two new sequences. One of these opens the film: a leisurely stroll through an apiary, the confrontation between Zinthrop and the angry accountant, and Zinthrop’s dismissal. The other consists of a detective – played by Jack Hill! – searching for the missing scientist after his accident. Sadly, this footage is certainly not representative of Hill’s work, and adds little to the film but running time. However, it was this version of The Wasp Woman that I saw, so I thought I should mention it. (http://twtd.bluemountains.net.au/Rick/tww.htm)

Educational Content

None.

Justification for Rating

It’s not bad enough to be good, but it’s not bad enough to be great.

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Review of The Vampires’ Night Orgy

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Rating: ★★★★½☆☆☆☆☆

Review

This is the story of a group of workers who have been hired to come and work for a gentleman out in the country. On the way they have to stop in a small town that looks as if it has been abandoned. They make themselves at home at a small inn and wake up the next morning to find the town does acttually have occupants. They are welcomed by the townspeople but when they go to leave they find that their van will not start. They are talked into staying for a couple of days by a woman the townspeople call the Countess and she displays great hospitality towards them. But through their days of staying there the encounter several misfortunes and many meet their end.

Reason to Watch

Although the quality of the video is horrible and the music played throughout the movie make you want to scream, there are a couple of nice tit shots from pretty hot women for the seventies. So it was not completley a waste.

Context

This moveie was made in the mid to late seventies.

Most Memorable Quote(s)

” The Countess says you can continue your work, with one arm.”

What You Need to Get Through This Movie

Things to do in order to make it through to the end of the movie in one sitting. First off invite your girlfriend over so that you will have something else to occupy you when you start to fall asleep. Second be sure to have the mute button on the remote on standby so when the god awful music starts you can mute it for a min or so.

Trivia

The victims were lucky in this movie because apparently the vampires teeth in this movie were not sharp. Never saw any blook or puncture wounds after a kill.

Educational Content

If you ever break down and you end up in a town that is appears to be desserted, dont go into the local bar and make yourself at home and drink the vamps booze. It might just piss them off.

Justification for Rating

I give this movie a 4.5 because of the parts that made me laugh due to the stupidity of it all. And the tit flashes gave it an extra point.

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