Intorno all’anno 1000, un paese della Castiglia viene occupato da un gruppo di guerrieri arabi che approfittano in questo modo di una tregua intercorsa tra i mori e l’esercito cristiano. All’inizio simulano intenzioni pacifiche, ma ben presto dimostrano uccidendo l’alcalde che il loro obiettivo è assoggettare la città. La popolazione, fino a quel momento non avvezza a imprese belliche, abbandona le case e nomina suo capo Don Gonzalo. Inizia così una guerriglia contro gli occupanti che prosegue con alterne vicende e si conclude vittoriosamente grazie all’apporto di un gruppo di cavalieri. Alla fine, cacciati i mori, l’ordine regnerà sul villaggio.
8 Million Ways to Die (1986) Hal Ashby, Jeff Bridges, Rosanna Arquette, Alexandra Paul, Action, Adventure, Crime
Scudder is a detective with the Sheriff’s Department who is forced to shoot a violent suspect during a narcotics raid. The ensuing psychological aftermath of this shooting worsens his drinking problem and this alcoholism causes him to lose his job, as well as his marriage. During his recovery through Alcoholics Anonymous, he meets a mysterious stranger who draws him back into a world of vice. In trying to help this beautiful woman, he must enter a crime-world of prostitution and drugs to solve a murder, while resisting the temptation to return to his alcohol abuse.
Cainà – La figlia dell’isola / Caina: The Island and the Continent (1922) Gennaro Righelli, Maria Jacobini, Carlo Benetti, Ida Carloni Talli, Adventure, Drama
Cainá is a young peasant who lives in a small village in Sardinia together with her goats and parents. She is a wild and free spirit and unconventional for any small and closed communities dominated by old rules. Cainà yearns to escape from such a closed atmosphere and the isolated island, so, as an old tune says: “Somewhere beyond the sea, somewhere, waiting for me…”; When a boat arrives to the island, she will do her best to flee away from her little oppressing village and experience new adventures in the continent with the help of the boat captain.
Tarzan’s Secret Treasure (1941) Richard Thorpe, Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O’Sullivan, Johnny Sheffield, Action, Adventure, Romance
A scientific expedition happens to discover that gold exits on Tarzan’s escarpment. The villainous Medford and Vandermeer kidnap Jane and Boy to extort from Tarzan the location of the gold. Everyone is captured by wicked natives. Tarzan and his elephants rush to the rescue.
In a mythical, medieval North Africa (looking a lot like California) a Bedouin chief named Tamerlane is seeking to capture the magnificent wild stallion Shazada when he meets tomboyish Princess Tanya of Tunis. When the two meet again in Tunis, Tamerlane has run afoul of the barbaric Corsair Lords, one of whom Tanya’s wicked cousin is forcing her to marry. To avoid this dire fate, Tanya must arrange for a “dark horse” to win the forthcoming great race…which means a battle of wits between Tanya and Tamerlane, taking romantic overtones…
On the Double (1961) Melville Shavelson, Danny Kaye, Dana Wynter, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Adventure, Comedy, War
American GI Ernie Williams, admittedly weak-kneed, has an uncanny resemblance to British Colonel MacKenzie. Williams, also a master of imitation and disguise, is asked to impersonate the Colonel, ostensibly to allow the Colonel to make a secret trip East. What Williams is not told is that the Colonel has recently been a target of assassins. After the Colonel’s plane goes down, the plan changes and Williams maintains the disguise to confuse the Nazis about D-Day.
The Iron Mistress (1952) Gordon Douglas, Alan Ladd, Virginia Mayo, Joseph Calleia, Action, Adventure, Biography
Barely historical presentation of the life of Jim Bowie. Here he goes to New Orleans to sell lumber but falls in love with Judalon. To match his rivals he must become sophisticated and does so. By the time he sells the mill, starts a plantation and tries to wed Jedualon the woman has wed playboy Phillipe. Along the way to true wisdom he designs a special knife made from part of a meteorite.
Il boia di Lilla / Milady and the Musketeers (1952) Vittorio Cottafavi, Rossano Brazzi, Yvette Lebon, Armando Francioli, Action, Adventure, Drama
La storia narra della vita Anne de Beuil, meglio conosciuta come Milady De Winter, famosa per essere la nemica dei 3 moschettieri, donna crudele dal passato oscuro legato a quello del conte de La Fère , prima come moglie e poi come avversari. La donna riuscirà a sopravvivere al tentato omicidio del marito ma la rincontrerà con il nome di Athos. Alla fine verrà condotta al patibolo, e il boia che deve ucciderla si scopre essere…
The Erotic Adventures of Zorro (1972) Robert Freeman, Douglas Frey, Jacqueline Giroux, Penny Boran, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Erotic
When evil tyrant Luis Bonosario enslaves the people of 19th century Los Angeles, Don Diego de Vega, “the greatest swordsman in Spain,” returns from Madrid to make the world safe for truth, justice, and naked women! Posing as a limp-wristed pansy by day (who rides a white donkey while clutching a parasol), Don Diego secretly becomes Zorro at night, “brandishing his long, quick rapier!” When he’s not helping the oppressed, fighting duels, or slashing the letter “Z” onto derrieres, Zorro is busy bedding down a gaggle of gorgeous senoritas until he zeros in on Maria, Bonasario’s lovely niece. A wild, witty, genuinely funny, big-budget sex comedy from producer David F. Friedman (Trader Hornee), THE EROTIC ADVENTURES OF ZORRO is the Naked Gun of Zorro flicks!
The Secret Ways (1961) Phil Karlson, Richard Widmark, Sonja Ziemann, Charles Regnier, Adventure, History, Mystery
Vienna, 1956. After Soviet tanks crush the Hungarian uprising, soldier-of-fortune Mike Reynolds is hired to help a threatened Hungarian scientist (Prof. Jansci) escape from Budapest. He and Julia, the professor’s daughter, cross the boulder posing as journalists, but they encounter a problem. The staunch freedom fighter doesn’t want to go!