|The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory 1987 TV, 145 min.|
Genre: Western / Action / Drama
Director: Burt Kennedy
Cast: James Arness, Brian Keith, Alec Baldwin, Raul Julia, David Ogden Stiers, Gene Evans, Lorne Greene, Isela Vega, Ethan Wayne, Jim Metzler, Tom Shanley, Fernando Allende, Kathleen York, Michael Wren, Jon Lindstrom
Based on J. Lon Tinkle's excellent book, "Thirteen Days to Glory," this is a made-for-TV depiction of the valiant Texans who tried in vain to hold the Alamo as Santa Anna laid siege to the mission. Colonel Travis (Alec Baldwin), Davy Crockett (Brian Keith), and Sam Houston (Lorne Greene) are among the Texans who defend the Alamo against Santa Anna's troops, and the battles rage. After 13 days, the Alamo defenders are killed when the Mexican troops take over the mission.
|Barbarosa 1982 PG, 90 min.|
Director: Fred Schepisi
Cast: Willie Nelson, Gary Busey, Isela Vega, Gilbert Roland, Danny De La Paz, Alma Martinez, George Voskovec, Howland Chamberlin, Harry Caesar, Wolf Muser, Kai Wulff, Roberto Contreras, Luis Contreras, Itasco Wilson, Allison Wittliff
Karl Westover (Gary Busey) runs away after accidentally killing a neighbor. He meets a notorious outlaw, Barbarosa (Willie Nelson), who is on the run from his father-in-law Don Braulio (Gilbert Roland). Karl and Barbarosa join forces, and Barbarosa teaches Karl more than a few lessons in how to survive in the 19th-century West.
|Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia 1974 R, 112 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama
Director: Sam Peckinpah
Cast: Warren Oates, Gig Young, Isela Vega, Robert Webber, Helmut Dantine, Emilio Fernandez, Kris Kristofferson, Chano Urueta, Donnie Fritts, Jorge Russek, Chalo Gonzalez, Don Levy, Enrique Lucero, Janine Maldonado, Tamara Garina
After his daughter is seduced by Alfredo Garcia, a wealthy rancher seeks revenge. This is the tale of two bounty hunters who participate in the quest of Alfredo Garcia's head. The offbeat film has a cult following. Bloody.
|The Fear Chamber 1968 N/R, 80 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller / Fantasy / Sci-Fi
aka: Torture Zone
Chamber of Fear
Director: Jack Hill, Juan Ibanez
Cast: Boris Karloff, Julissa, Carlos East, Isela Vega, Yerye Beirute, Santanon, Sandra Chavez, Eva Muller, Pamela Rosas, Fuensanta
Scientists discover a living rock inside an active volcano that holds the secrets of existence. When they learn that the rock needs hormones produced by humans when they are scared, one of the scientists, Dr. Mantel (Boris Karloff), invents a Fear Chamber in which reptiles, snakes, and Satanic rituals scare kidnapped prostitutes. The experiment works, but now the living rock develops tentacles and captures its prey. Too late, the scientists realize that they have unleashed a deadly force. This film was among the last films made by Karloff.
|Herod's Law 2000 R, 120 min.|
Genre: Foreign / Drama
Director: Luis Estrada
Cast: Damian Alcazar, Pedro Armendariz Jr., Leticia Huijara, Eduardo Lopez Rojas, Salvador Sanchez, Isela Vega, Alex Cox, Guillermo Gil, Luis de Icaza, Juan Carlos Colombo, Manuel Ojeda, Ernesto Gomez Cruz
In 1949, a loyal party member–junkyard custodian Juan Vargas (Damian Alcazar)–is appointed mayor of a small Mexican town where corruption runs rampant. It doesn't take long before Juan learns and adopts the already-accepted process of bribes, abuse, and blackmail as the methods to accomplish what he wants for his town.
|1. The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory (1987)|
2. Barbarosa (1982)
3. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
4. The Fear Chamber (1968)
aka: Torture Zone
aka: Chamber of Fear
5. Herod's Law (2000)
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