Fantasy

La charrette fantôme / The Phantom Wagon (1939) Julien Duvivier, Pierre Fresnay, Marie Bell, Micheline Francey, Drama, Fantasy

La charrette fantome (1940)
According to Scandinavian legend, whosoever dies on the stroke of Midnight on the last day of the year (St. Sylvester’s Night) must assume the duties of the “phantom charioteer,” collecting souls for the next 365 days. Pierre Fresnay stars as a boorish lout who is forced to relive the events of the past year – and to find spiritual salvation – as the death chariot approaches. Louis Jouvet co-stars as Fresnay’s best friend, the most recent candidate for the “honor” of driving the phantom cart.

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Warlords of Atlantis (1978) Kevin Connor, Doug McClure, Peter Gilmore, Shane Rimmer, Fantasy, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Warlords of Atlantis (Kevin Connor, 1978)
Searching for the lost world of Atlantis, Prof. Aitken, his son Charles and Greg Collinson are betrayed by the crew of their expedition’s ship, attracted by the fabulous treasures of Atlantis. The diving bell destroyed, a deep sea monster attacks the boat. They are all dragged to the bottom of the sea where they meet the inhabitants of the lost continent, an advance alien race makes slaves of the ship-wrecked sailors. The aliens want to rule the human world to create a nazi state. Due to his high IQ, they think that Charles may join them. Greg and the team will need the help of Delphine, the daughter of a slave, to escape the city surrounded by evil creatures…

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Amphitryon / Happiness from the Clouds (1935) Reinhold Schünzel, Willy Fritsch, Paul Kemp, Käthe Gold, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

Amphitryon AKA Happiness from the Clouds (1935)
Lamenting Thebian women are waiting for the men to come back from war. God Jupiter is attracted to one of them: Alkmene. He goes to earth and tries to seduce her as himself: an old man. Failing in this, he disguises himself as Amphitryon (Alkemene’s husband) and tries again. Next morning Amphitryon and his men come back from war; he suspects adultery and wants a divorce. Jupiter’s wive Juno now also comes to earth and clears things up.

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The People That Time Forgot (1977) Kevin Connor, Patrick Wayne, Doug McClure, Sarah Douglas, Adventure, Fantasy

The People That Time Forgot (Kevin Connor, 1977)
A sequel to The Land That Time Forgot. Major Ben McBride organises a mission to the Antarctic wastes to search for his friend (Doug McClure) who has been missing in the region for several years. McBride’s party find themselves in a world populated by primitive warriors and terrifying prehistoric creatures, all of whom they must evade in order to get back safely to their ship.

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Kujira gami / The Whale God (1962) Tokuzô Tanaka, Kyôko Enami, Shiho Fujimura, Kôji Fujiyama, Drama, Fantasy

Kujira gami AKA The Whale God (1962)
Based on the award-winning story of the same title by Uno Koichiro. A demon whale is killing the fishermen of a small village year after year. The townspeople become obsessed with killing the whale, and the town’s wealthiest man offers his land, position and only daughter to the man who can kill the beast. A stranger, Kishu, steps forward and declares that he will kill the whale. A brute, he frightens the crowd. Another fisherman, Shaki, wants to kill the whale to avenge the deaths of his father and grandfather. Shaki is the popular leader of the local men.

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The Book of Life (1998) Hal Hartley, Martin Donovan, P.J. Harvey, Dave Simonds, Comedy, Fantasy

The Book of Life (1998)
The end of the millenium has taken on a certain significance in modern day prophecies. What happens if Jesus Christ has second thoughts about the Apocalypse? It is December 31, 1999 and New Year’s Eve takes on new meaning when the Devil, Jesus Christ, and Christ’s assistant Magdelina discuss and debate the end of the world, the opening of the seven seals, and the essence of being human.

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