|Battle of the Worlds 1961 N/R, 84 min.|
Genre: Foreign / Sci-Fi
Director: Antonio Margheriti
Cast: Claude Rains, Bill Carter, Umberto Orsini, Maya Brent, Jacqueline Derval, Carlo D'Angelo, Carol Danell, Renzo Palmer, Giuliano Gemma, Joe Pollini, John Stacy, Aldo D'Ambrosio, Massimo righi, Annamaria Mustari, John Karlsen
A planet-like object is hurtling toward Earth, and scientist professor Benson (Claude Rains) tries to figure out how to stop it from colliding with our planet. But wait! Flying Saucers have been launched from the object and engage Earth's forces. It turns out that the object came from a dead planet where a master computer now rules. How can we possibly win?
|Hercules Unchained 1959 N/R, 105 min.|
Genre: Foreign / Adventure / Sci-Fi / Romance
Director: Pietro Francisci
Cast: Steve Reeves, Sylvia Lopez, Gabriele Antonini, Sylva Koscina, Sergio Fantoni, Primo Carnera, Patrizia Della Rovere, Fulvia Franco, Carlo D'Angelo, Marisa Valenti, Mimmo Palmara, Elda Tattoli, Daniele Vargas, Andrea Fantasia, Gino Mattera
Hercules (Steve Reeves) is traveling to Thebes with his bride Iona (Sylva Koscina) and Ulysses (Gabriele Antonini), and they arrive to learn that Thebes is in the middle of a civil war. Hercules leaves Iona and sets off to try to reconcile the two factions. Now, he is put under the spell of Omphale (Sylvia Lopez) who takes away his memory and becomes his lover. Ulysses comes to Hercules' aid, and they return to Thebes where Hercules becomes involved in battle. Peace is restored, and Hercules rescues Iona from mortal danger. This is a sequel to "Hercules" (1957).
|Il Grande Silenzo 1968 N/R, 90 min.|
Genre: Foreign / Western
aka: The Great Silence
Director: Sergio Corbucci
Cast: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Klaus Kinski, Vonetta McGee, Frank Wolff, Luigi Pistilli, Remo de Angelis, Bruno Corazzari, Mario Brega, Carlo D'Angelo, Raf Baldassarre
This is one of the best of the so-called spaghetti Westerns. Silence (Jean-Louis Trintignant) is mute due to his throat being cut by ruthless bounty hunters. Now he's on the trail of a mean group of them who were hired by the corrupt sheriff of a Utah town. Overall, a good movie–especially the scenery (shot in the Pyrenees).
|Land of the Pharaohs 1955 N/R, 103 min.|
Director: Howard Hawks
Cast: Jack Hawkins, Joan Collins, Dewey Martin, Alex Minotis, Sydney Chaplin, James Robertson Justice, James Hayter, Piero Giagnoni, Luisella Boni, Carlo D'Angelo, Robert Rietty, Kerima, Diego Carlisi
William Faulkner co-wrote the script for this haunting story about the rich Pharaoh (Jack Hawkins). He marries the beautiful Nellifer (Joan Collins) who arranges his death to inherit the kingdom. But, Nellifer is not aware of the fact that, according to custom, his wife will be entombed with the Pharaoh's body.
|Sword of the Conqueror 1962 N/R, 95 min.|
Genre: Foreign / Adventure
Director: Carlo Campogalliani
Cast: Jack Palance, Guy Madison, Eleonora Rossi Drago, Edda Ferronao, Carlo D'Angelo, Vittorio Sanipoli, Edy Vessel, Ivan Palance, Andrea Bosic, Raf Baldassarre, Guido Celano, Guido Manfrino, Lamberto Antinori, Roberto Altamura, Calisto Calisti
Set in the sixth century A.D., this story involves warring families in Lombardy when the Lombard ruler, Alboino (Jack Palance) arranges to marry a neighboring king's daughter, Rosmunda (Eleonora Rossi Drago). But she loves Amalchi (Guy Madison), and the battles begin.
|1. Battle of the Worlds (1961)|
2. Hercules Unchained (1959)
3. Il Grande Silenzo (1968)
aka: The Great Silence
4. Land of the Pharaohs (1955)
5. Sword of the Conqueror (1962)
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