|Creepshow 1982 R, 122 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: George A. Romero
Cast: Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Fritz Weaver, Leslie Nielsen, E.G. Marshall, Carrie Nye, Viveca Lindfors, Ted Danson, Ed Harris, Gaylen Ross, Stephen King, Warner Shook, Robert Harper, Jon Lormer, Don Keefer
Five different stories–each revolving around a fatal flaw–make up this movie. The fifth story, for example, is about a neat freak who literally lives in a completely sterile environment and encounters, of all things, cockroaches. The screenplay is by Stephen King from the story "The Crate." King has a bit part in one of the stories. Naturally, macabre entertainment.
|Frankenstein 1973 TV, 130 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Glenn Jordan
Cast: Robert Foxworth, Bo Svenson, Susan Strasberg, Robert Gentry, Heidi Vaughn, John Karlen, Willie Aames, Philip Bourneuf, Jon Lormer, William Hansen, George Morgan, Brian Avery, Rosella Olsen, Edgar Daniels, Edgar Justice
Robert Foxworth steps into the role of Dr. Frankenstein experimenting in his lab in Ingolstadt during 1856. He experiments with nature by harnessing electricity to create his monster (Bo Svenson) from dead body parts. This monster is decent looking but doomed because of its homicidal nature. After murdering Frankenstein's assistant, the monster hides in a forest where it learns English by listening in on a family living nearby. The monster then returns to Frankenstein demanding that Frankenstein create a mate for it. Frankenstein refuses and destroys his experiment, which leads to the monster vowing revenge.
|Getting Straight 1970 R, 124 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: Richard Rush
Cast: Elliott Gould, Candice Bergen, Jeff Corey, Max Julien, Cecil Kellaway, Robert F. Lyons, Jeannie Berlin, John Rubinstein, Harrison Ford, Billie Bird, Jon Lormer, Leonard Stone, William Bramley, Richard Anders, Gregory Sierra
The campus riots of the 1960s are the focus for this film featuring Elliott Gould as graduate student Harry Bailey whose girlfriend Jan (Candice Bergen) wants to marry and move out of town. Jan adds to Harry's problems as he has arrived on a campus in the midst of turmoil. Following a violent student riot, Harry acts as the mediator between the students and the faculty.
|Star Trek: The Cage 1965 TV, 64 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Adventure
Director: Robert Butler
Cast: Jeffrey Hunter, Leonard Nimoy, Susan Oliver, Majel Barrett, John Hoyt, Peter Duryea, Laurel Goodwin, Michael Dugan, Robert Phillips, Ed Madden, Jon Lormer, Leonard Mudie, Janos Prohaska, Bob Johnson, Joseph Mell
This is the pilot for the original series; it was rejected by the network and was thus made over with a new cast, with Leonard Nimoy being the only major player to remain. Parts of this pilot were used in the two-part episode "The Menagerie," which brought back Enterprise's first captain, Christopher Pike (Jeffrey Hunter), and again was set in Talos IV. This episode was released in 1986. Pike leads a landing party to Talos IV to investigate a distress signal and is captured by the highly intelligent inhabitants who are able to manipulate the mind through illusions. Now, Spock and the rest of Enterprise's crew must figure out how to save the day. 1 User Review
|Best Trek||Anonymous 08/09/2007 |
| A must see classic Star Trek adventure.|
More a journey of the mind then a visual cascade of today's sci fi stories.
It really does stand alone quite well as a work of provocative entertainment.
Star Trek: The Cage and the resulting 3 season of the original series are STAR TREK, PERIOD.
No to be confused with any of the bland spin off series that where to follow later.
|1. Creepshow (1982)|
2. Frankenstein (1973)
3. Getting Straight (1970)
4. Star Trek: The Cage (1965)
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