The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella (1976) Bryan Forbes, Richard Chamberlain, Gemma Craven, Annette Crosbie, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
In the tiny kingdom of Euphrania, the King and his court are most anxious to get Prince Edward wed. But Edward wants to marry for love. Meanwhile, young Cinderella finds life drastically altered with her father’s death as she’s forced to be a servant in her own house. But a cheery fairy godmother helps her with her impossible tasks, and even gets her to take an evening out at the King’s bride-finding ball. But when the magic wears off, and the prince with shoe-in-hand searches for Cinderella and finds her, what is going to happen to Euphrania without the needed marriage alliance to prevent war?
Nearing the end of WW2, Nazis realize that they will lose. A handful of them board a plane bound for Argentina, where they plan to live in hiding. During the flight lightning hits the plane and the SS parachute onto an island populated by savages. Atrocities await. Notorious director Bill Zebub has often ridiculed fascism, but he never actually targeted Nazis. This is the first movie in which he outright makes fun of them. He never thought that it was necessary to point out the obvious, but this particular story is fertile ground for new parody. Featuring Erin Brown (actress formerly known as Misty Mundae!)
The City of Lost Children (1995) Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Ron Perlman, Daniel Emilfork, Judith Vittet, Art-house, Fantasy, Sci-fi
With a mad scientist kidnapping children to steal their dreams, only brave young Miette (Judith Vittet) and a kindhearted circus strongman (Ron Perlman) can save them. Part fantasy, part nightmare, this production used more special effects than any other French film to date. Featuring stunning visuals from directors Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro, the sci-fi fairy tale was nominated for a Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival.
Rabioso sol, rabioso cielo / Raging Sun, Raging Sky (2009) Julián Hernández, Jorge Becerra, Javier Oliván, Guillermo Villegas, Drama, Fantasy
A story of love, sex and destiny, by director Julian Hernandez. Youthful Kieri and Ryo share a deep and passionate love for each other. Kieri sets off in search of his soul mate after Ryo is kidnapped. A female spirit is with Kieri as he searches for Ryo. Ryo escapes and the pair will have to work hard to prove their love for each other as obstacles are placed in their path along the way.
Otto; or Up with Dead People (2008) Bruce La Bruce, Jey Crisfar, Marcel Schlutt, Nicholas Fox Ricciardi, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A modern fable about loneliness, emptiness, alienation, and the demonization of minorities. A young zombie, Otto, crawls out of his grave and unlives on the Berlin streets. There he meets an avante-garde film-maker who gives him a part in her political-porno-zombie movie. Otto discovers information about his past life that allows him to move on. Is it the living or the dead who are the zombies?
Grimm’s Fairy Tales for Adults / Grimms Märchen von lüsternen Pärchen (1969) Rolf Thiele, Marie Liljedahl, Eva Reuber-Staier, Ingrid van Bergen, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
The characters from the classic Grimm’s Fairy Tales engaged in activities the Grimm Brothers probably wouldn’t approve of. Imagine the classic fairy tales Cindarella, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty. Now imagine these stories set to a bad knock-off of the soundtrack to Hair. Now imagine that they’re set in a magical kingdom where the women are typically unencumbered by clothing. Now imagine that this magical kingdom is populated by mushrooms that turn into dwarves, men in bear suits with tiny golden crowns, and witches with neon-blue hair.
Fando and Lis / Fando y Lis (1968) Alejandro Jodorowsky, Tamara Garina, Sergio Kleiner, Diana Mariscal, Adventure, Fantasy
Chandu the Magician (1932) William Cameron Menzies, Edmund Lowe, Irene Ware, Bela Lugosi, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Megalomaniac and would-be world dominator Roxor has kidnaped Robert Regent, along with his death ray invention, in hopes of using it to degenerate humanity into mindless brutes, leaving himself as Earth’s supreme intelligence. Faced with revealing the machine’s secrets or allowing his family to die a horrible death at the hands of Roxor, Regent’s only hope lies with the intervention of his brother-in-law, the be-turbaned yogi and magician Chandu, who has the power to make men see what is not there ‘even unto a gathering of twelve times twelve’.