Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy is the last of the team’s vehicles for Universal-International. Stranded in Egypt, Bud and Lou hire themselves out as travelling companions to archeologist Kurt Katch. Before long, Katch is murdered by a group of cultists, and a medallion, embossed with a map which leads to a sacred burial site, is accidentally swallowed by Costello. The boys become the unwilling pawns of the cultists, led by Richard Deacon, and a greedy adventuress, played by Marie Windsor. The last scene finds Costello being menaced by three mummies, two of them bogus.
Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl (1954) Lew Landers, Anthony Dexter, Eva Gabor, Alan Hale Jr., Adventure, Action
Anthony Dexter—bare-chested most of the film with the smoldering nostrils from “Valentino”—as “Captain Kidd” is saved from hanging by an Earl who wants to get his hand on Kidd’s treasure. The Earl thinks the best method is to put a woman confederate (Jeanine Duvall) aboard Kidd’s ship as a slave girl to wrest or wrestle the information from him. They fight a lot as a prelude to falling in love, and then work together against the evil Earl’s none-too-well laid plan. Alan Hale, Jr. (Simpson) is along as Kidd’s trusted friend, while Sonia Sorrell (as Ann Bonney) displays a lot of what the best-undressed female pirate wasn’t wearing on pirate ships of the time.
Agora (2009) Alejandro Amenábar, Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Oscar Isaac, Adventure, Drama, History
Alexandria, 391 AD: Hypatia teaches astronomy, mathematics, and philosophy. Her student Orestes is in love with her, as is Davus, her personal slave. As the city’s Christians, led by Ammonius and Cyril, gain political power, the institutions of learning may crumble along with the governance of slavery.
Chin mun bat jeung / Notorious Eight (1981) Chung Sun, Tony Liu, Kuan Tai Chen, Lieh Lo, Action, Crime, Adventure
Old style kung fu films always had brothel, restaurant, and of course gambling scenes. Gambling films became popular in the early 80s, so it made sense to have an intense poker game standoff between early good guy, kung fu star Chen Kuan Tai, and early villain, kung fu star Lo Lieh.
The Mighty Crusaders / La Gerusalemme liberata (1958) Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia, Francisco Rabal, Sylva Koscina, Gianna Maria Canale, Action, Adventure, Drama
SEE- The Dance of the seven orgies! SEE- The duel to the death with 100-pound battle axes! SEE- The seduction of Renaldo, the White Knight, by the dark daughter of Damascus! SEE- The mammoth battle between Heathens and Knights for the Holy Sepulcher!
Alatriste (2006) Agustín Díaz Yanes, Viggo Mortensen, Elena Anaya, Unax Ugalde, Adventure, Drama, History
Spain 17th century.Diego Alatriste, brave and heroic soldier, is fighting under his King’s army in the Flandes region. His best mate, Balboa, falls in a trap and near to die ask to Diego, as his last desire, to looking after his son Inigo and grow him as a soldier. Alatriste has to come back to Madrid.
Starman (1984) John Carpenter, Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Jenny Hayden never did get over the death of her husband. So when an alien life form decides to model “himself” on the husband, Jenny is understandably confused if not terrified. The alien, or Starman, as he is called, has a deadline to meet, and kidnaps Jenny in order to meet it.
Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Wes Anderson, Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Comedy, Drama, Adventure
Set on an island off the coast of New England in the 1960s, as a young boy and girl fall in love they are moved to run away together. Various factions of the town mobilize to search for them and the town is turned upside down — which might not be such a bad thing.
Bulldog Drummond’s Bride (1939) James P. Hogan, John Howard, Heather Angel, H.B. Warner, Action, Adventure, Comedy
The story of a group of young Australian men who leave their various backgrounds behind and sign up to join the ANZACs in World War I. They are sent to Gallipoli, where they encounter the resolute Turkish army.