Friday, October 26, 2018

20 Million Miles to Earth (1957) William Hopper

Director: Nathan Juran
Stars: William Hopper, Joan Taylor, Thomas Browne Henry           

The first spaceship to visit Venus crash lands in the sea, freeing a small native Venusian creature called the Ymir. Eventually growing to enormous size, it threatens the city of Rome. Actor William Hopper was the son of Hollywood columnist Hedda Hopper, and got his greatest fame playing detective Paul Drake on the tv series "Perry Mason." ★★★

William Hopper & Joan Taylor

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Kung Fu (TV 1974) The Vanishing Image

Death comes in three forms when Caine confronts a killer from China, a dying photographer and an Indian youth threatened by the death of his own spirit.★★★

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Star Trek (TV1967) The City on the Edge of Forever

McCoy jumps through a time portal and changes history, Kirk and Spock must follow and repair the damage. The title of this episode refers to both the dead city on the time planet and New York itself, where the timeline will either be restored or disrupted. At the 50th anniversary "Star Trek" convention in Las Vegas in August 2016, fans voted this the best episode of the "Star Trek" franchise. ★★★★

Friday, October 12, 2018

As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me (2001)

In German & Russian with English subtitles

Director: Hardy Martins   

Stars: Bernhard Bettermann, Iris Böhm, Anatoliy Kotenyov

At the end of WW2, a German POW doing hard labor in the Soviet Gulag escapes from his Siberian camp to return to Germany but he's pursued by a Soviet NKVD officer. ★★★

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The Honeymooners (TV 1955) The Man From Space

The Honeymooners stars JACKIE GLEASON as Ralph Kramden, ART CARNEY as Ed Norton, AUDREY MEADOWS as Alice Kramden, and JOYCE RANDOLPH as Trixie Norton. Ralph is determined to win a prize of $50 at the Raccoon Lodge costume. When he competes with Norton in the contest and Alice will have nothing to do with loaning her husband any money to rent a costume, Ralph is forced to make a homemade costume.★★★

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Witchfinder General 1968 Vincent Price

Director: Michael Reeves   

Stars: Vincent Price, Ian Ogilvy, Rupert Davies
Witches have a long history of being feared by the people. Under torture, accused witches would confess to almost anything, who wouldn't, especially if you have Vincent Price extracting the confession. In one of his best horror roles Price plays the perfect witch finder, the real fun starts when he tortures the poor victim, of course he may be lenient if you have sex with him. Director Michael Reeves presents us with a stylish, atmospheric horror thriller about a witch hunter torturing his way to wealth and fame. Price  regarded his performance in this film as the finest of his horror movie career. The movie is based on a real person, Matthew Hopkins, who executed more than 300 people, mainly women, during his two or three years of  witch hunting, which make the movie even more believable. If you like horror and Vincent Price Witchfinder General, AKA Conqueror Worm, is a must see. ★★★★★