|At the Earth's Core 1976 PG, 90 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Sci-Fi / Fantasy
Director: Kevin Connor
Cast: Doug McClure, Peter Cushing, Caroline Munro, Cy Grant, Godfrey James, Sean Lynch, Bobby Parr, Michael Crane, Keith Barron, Anthony Verner, Helen Gill, Robert Gillespie, Andee Cromarty
Based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' novel, this is the adventure of David Innes (Doug McClure) and scientist Abner Perry (Peter Cushing) who take off in Abner's earth-boring machine. The machine is more powerful than thought, and they end up in an underground civilization where the humanoids are slaves to giant winged birds with great powers. Can they save the day?
|The Land That Time Forgot 1975 PG, 90 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Director: Kevin Connor
Cast: Doug McClure, John McEnery, Susan Penhaligon, Keith Barron, Anthony Ainley, Roy Holder, Ron Pember, Godfrey James, Bobby Parr, Declan Mulholland, Colin Farrell, Steve(2) James, Ben Howard, Grahame Mallard, Andrew McCulloch
Based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs novel, this adventure story involves a German submarine, commanded by Capt. Von Schoenvorts (John McEnery), that holds captive the survivors–adventurer Bowen Tyler (Doug McClure), ship officer Bradley (Keith Barron), and ship passenger Lisa Clayton (Susan Penhaligon)–of a British ship they have just sunk. Together, they discover the lost land of Caprona where dinosaurs still roam. There is a sequel: "The People That Time Forgot."
|The Oblong Box 1969 PG, 91 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Gordon Hessler
Cast: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Alister Williamson, Hilary Heath, Peter Arne, Maxwell Shaw, Sally Geeson, Harry Baird, Carl Rigg, Michael Balfour, Rupert Davies, Uta Levka, Godfrey James, John Barrie, Ivor Dean
A voodoo curse has caused Sir Edward Markham's (Alistar Williamson) face to be terribly disfigured, and his brother Julian (Vincent Price) keeps Edward locked in the attic. As his means of escape, Edward gets help from witch doctor N'Galo (Harry Baird) who gives him medicine to make him appear dead. But, N'Galo has double-crossed him, and Edward is put in a coffin and buried. Grave robbers retrieve him, and his "body" is taken to anatomist Dr. Neuhardt (Christopher Lee) who revives him, and now Edward goes on a killing spree seeking revenge for his betrayal.
|Oliver Twist 1985 TV, 330 min.|
Director: Gareth Davies
Cast: Ben Rodska, Eric Porter, Frank Middlemass, Scott Funnell, Lysette Anthony, Amanda Harris, Michael Attwell, Godfrey James, Brian Badcoe, Norman Rutherford, June Brown, Keith Campbell, Nicholas Bond-Owen, David King, David Garlick
This is an enjoyable British TV miniseries based on Charles Dickens' tale about the experiences of street urchin Oliver (Ben Rodska). The evil Fagin (Eric Porter) tutors Oliver in the art of pickpocketing, and Oliver starts working the streets–until he finds out that he is entitled to a large inheritance.
|The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes 1970 PG, 125 min.|
Genre: Drama / Adventure / Mystery / Thriller / Romance
Director: Billy Wilder
Cast: Robert Stephens, Colin Blakely, Genevieve Page, Christopher Lee, Tamara Toumanova, Clive Revill, Irene Handl, Stanley Holloway, Mollie Maureen, Catherine Lacey, Paul Madden, Michael Balfour, James Copeland, John Garrie, Godfrey James
Sherlock Holmes (Robert Stephens) and Dr. Watson (Colin Blakely) come to the aide of Madame Valladon (Genevieve Page) whose husband is missing. In spite of warnings from Sherlock's brother Mycroft (Christopher Lee), Sherlock and Dr. Watson head off to Scotland in search of the missing husband, and they become involved with evil monks, the Loch Ness monster, a family of midgets, and, finally, a top-secret government plan involving an experimental submarine.
|Seance on a Wet Afternoon 1964 N/R, 115 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Bryan Forbes
Cast: Kim Stanley, Richard Attenborough, Mark Eden, Nanette Newman, Judith Donner, Patrick Magee, Gerald Sim, Margaret Lacey, Maria Kazan, Lionel Gamlin, Diana Lambert, Hajni Biro, Ronald Hines, Frank Singuineau, Godfrey James
Kim Stanley was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role of Myra Savage, a fake medium, who hatches a plot to kidnap young Amanda Clayton (Judith Donner). She then plans to offer her "clairvoyant" abilities to the Claytons as the means of locating Amanda and bringing her home–for a price.
|1. At the Earth's Core (1976)|
2. The Land That Time Forgot (1975)
3. The Oblong Box (1969)
4. Oliver Twist (1985)
5. The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)
6. Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)
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