Archive for Sci-Fi

Random Drive in Mash-Up: May, 1968

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Neither Hell nor High Heels Could Stop Them! (October, 1963)

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Operation: Bikini (1963) American International Pictures / EP: Samuel Z. Arkoff / P: James H. Nicholson, Lou Rusoff / D: Anthony Carras / W: John Tomerlin / C: Gilbert Warrenton / E: Anthony Carras, Homer Powell / M: Les Baxter / S: Tab Hunter, Frankie Avalon, Scott Brady, Jim Backus, Gary Crosby, Jody McCrea, Eva Six

The Mind Benders (1963) Michael Relph Productions :: American International Pictures / P: Michael Relph / D: Basil Dearden / W: James Kennaway / C: Denys N. Coop / E: John D. Guthridge / M: Georges Auric / S: Dirk Bogarde, Mary Ure, John Clements, Michael Bryant, Wendy Craig

In the Year 2022, You Are What You Eat. (September, 1973)

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Man, it’s depressing to think about but, for every year that has passed since I first saw this as a Movie of the Week back in the 1970’s, Soylent Green (1973) seems less and less like speculative science fiction and more like a self-fulfilling prophecy. The North Pole is a lake, GMO’s are propagating, and the decimation of the pollinating bee is the first link in a possible catastrophic collapse of the food chain. We’ve already achieved Idiocracy status, people. Next stop, Cheese and Crackers — only their ain’t gonna be any cheese. Still worth a look whether you know the ultimate twist or not due to the fantastic supporting efforts of Edward G. Robinson; from his crotchety cussing to his magnificent, Kevorkian send-off. Watch and be prepared to be really, really depressed after.

Soylent Green (1973) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) / P: Walter Seltzer. Russell Thacher / D: Richard Fleischer / W: Stanley R. Greenberg, Harry Harrison (novel) / C: Richard H. Kline / E: Samuel E. Beetley / M: Fred Myrow / S: Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Leigh Taylor-Young, Chuck Connors, Joseph Cotten, Brock Peters, Paula Kelly

Escape from Low Budget Films (September, 1980)

Posted in 1980-1989, Vintage News Articles with tags , , , , , on May 13, 2016 by WB Kelso

 
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The Boldest Adventure Ever Dared by Man! Plus Shock! Terror! (January, 1959)

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From the Earth to the Moon (1958) Waverly Productions :: Warner Bros. / P: Benedict Bogeaus / D: Byron Haskin / W: Robert Blees, James Leicester, Jules Verne (novel) / C: Edwin B. DuPar / E: James Leicester / M: Louis Forbes / S: Joseph Cotten, George Sanders, Debra Paget, Don Dubbins, Patric Knowles

Enemy from Space (1957) Hammer Films :: United Artists / EP: Michael Carreras / P: Anthony Hinds / D: Val Guest / W: Nigel Kneale, Val Guest / C: Gerald Gibbs / E: James Needs / M: James Bernard / S: Brian Donlevy, John Longden, Sidney James, Bryan Forbes, Vera Day, Michael Ripper

Musketeer at Home in the Future (January, 1976)

Posted in 1970-1979, Vintage News Articles with tags , , , , , on February 16, 2016 by WB Kelso

 
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The Big Screams are on the Big Screen! (August, 1958)

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Other Points of Interest:

Full review of Fiend Without a Face at the Brewery.

Poster campaign for Fiend Without a Face at the Archive.

The Haunted Strangler (1958) Amalgamated Productions :: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) / EP: Richard Gordon, Charles F. Vetter / P: John Croydon / D: Robert Day / W: John Croydon, Jan Read (story) / C: Lionel Banes / E: Peter Mayhew / M: Buxton Orr / S: Boris Karloff, Anthony Dawson, Jean Kent, Elizabeth Allan, Vera Day

Fiend Without a Face (1958) Producers Associates :: Amalgamated Productions :: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) / EP: Richard Gordon, Charles F. Vetter / P: John Croydon, Ronald Kinnoch / D: Arthur Crabtree / W: Herbert J. Leder, Amelia Reynolds Long (story) / C: Lionel Banes / E: Richard Q. McNaughton / M: Buxton Orr / S: Marshall Thompson, Kim Parker, Terry Kilburn, Kynaston Reeves, Stanley Maxted, Terry Kilburn, James Dyrenforth, Robert MacKenzie, Peter Madden

Strange Temptations! Being Devoured in a Manner Inconceivable to the Human Mind! (October, 1963)

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Couple of imports this go around, one Italian the other Russian. The second feature most infamously for Francis Ford Coppola’s re-editing and inserting a monster fight into Nebo zovyot, whose monsters are so hilarious phallic in a TAb-A goes into Slot-B sense that one can only watch and boggle.
 
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Samson and the 7 Miracles of the World (1961) Panda Film :: Gallus Film :: American International Pictures / P: Salvatore Billitteri, Luigi Carpentieri, Ermanno Donati / D: Riccardo Freda / W: Oreste Biancoli, Duccio Tessari, George Gonneau, Lee Kresel / C: Riccardo Pallottini / E: Ornella Micheli / M: Les Baxter / S: Gordon Scott, Yôko Tani, Hélène Chanel, Dante DiPaolo

Battle Beyond the Sun (1959) A.P. Dovzenko Filmstudio :: The Filmbgroup / P: Roger Corman / D: Mikhail Karzhukov, Aleksandr Kozyr, Francis Ford Coppola / W: Mikhail Karzhukov, Yevgeni Pomeshchikov, Aleksey Sazonov / C: Nikolai Kulchitsky / E: L. Mkhitaryyanch / M: Yuli Meitus, Carmine Coppola / S: Ivan Pereverzev, Aleksandr Shvorin, Konstantin Bartashevich, Linda Barrett, Frederick Farley, Mary Kannon

Multiplex Mash-Up :: We Are Not Alone. (December, 1977)

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Absolutely Flubbergasting! (June, 1967)

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The Absent-Minded Professor (1961) Walt Disney Productions :: Buena Vista Distribution Company / P: Walt Disney / AP: Bill Walsh / D: Robert Stevenson / W: Bill Walsh, Samuel W. Taylor / C: Edward Colman / E: Cotton Warburton / M: George Bruns / S: Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson, Keenan Wynn, Tommy Kirk, Leon Ames

The Shaggy Dog (1959) Walt Disney Productions :: Buena Vista Distribution Company / P: Walt Disney / AP: Bill Walsh / D: Charles Barton / W: Bill Walsh, Lillie Hayward, Felix Salten (novel) / C: Edward Colman / E: James Ballas / M: Paul J. Smith / S: Fred MacMurray, Jean Hagen, Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello, Tim Considine, Kevin Corcoran, Cecil Kellaway