When the famous detective Nick Carter visits Prague, he becomes involved in strange case of a missing dog and even stranger carnivorous plant. He becomes convinced that he is standing against his greatest enemy – the Gardener, who supposedly died years ago in a swamp…
Tears for Sale / Carlston za Ognjenku (2008) Uros Stojanovic, Katarina Radivojevic, Sonja Kolacaric, Stefan Kapicic, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Story of two sisters that grew up in a small Serbian village in the beginning of the 1930s. The village is torn up by wars and years long blood oath. There are no men left in the village. Our heroines, Ognjenka and Mala Boginja decide to go to the city, kidnap men and return life to their village. The lights of the metropolis dazzle them and there starts this little amusing and sentimental adventure.
Velociraptor (2014) Chucho E. Quintero, Alan Aguilar, Axel Arenas, Roberto Becerra, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
On the eve of an imminent apocalypse, two buddies – one gay, one “undecided” – wander the streets. Deep in conversation, Alex and Diego bond while sharing their fears and desires about sex and intimacy. Once they make their way to Alex’s bedroom, the true nature of their relationship is made clear. The strength of their unbreakable friendship helps them test the limits of trust and loyalty while pushing one another into exciting new realms of sexual exploration. A smart, heartfelt mix of drama, science fiction and romance, Velociraptor is a brilliant evocation of what it means to be young man, exploring male friendship and desire in an entirely fresh way.
In the rural south of the United States, a godly young woman is accidently wounded by her unchurched husband. She succumbs to the injuries, whereupon a good angel bids her to journey with him to the Crossroads of Life. Before she can travel far, the devil lures her with the temptations of juke joints and the city. Can she regain the straight and narrow before it’s too late? And what is to become of those she left behind?
Tômei ningen to hae otoko / The Invisible Man vs. The Human Fly (1957) Mitsuo Murayama, Ryûji Shinagawa, Yoshirô Kitahara, Junko Kanô, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
A series of ghastly murders is being committed. The one similarity in each of the murders is that a weird buzzing sound is always heard right before the murder occurs. Is the killer invisible or possibly some other incredible creature?
Thunder Rock (1942) Roy Boulting, Michael Redgrave, James Mason, Barbara Mullen, Drama, Fantasy, War
David Charleston, once a world renowned journalist, now lives alone maintaining the Thunder Rock lighthouse in Lake Michigan. He doesn’t cash is paychecks and has no contact other than the monthly inspector’s visit. When alone, he imagines conversations with those who died when a 19th century packet ship with some 60 passengers sank. He imagines their lives, their problems their fears and their hopes. In one of these conversations he recalls his own efforts in the 1930s when he tried desperately to convince first his editors and later the public of the dangers of fascism and the inevitability of war. Few would listen. One of the passengers, a spinster, tells her story of seeking independence from a world dominated by men. There’s also the case of a doctor who is banished for using unacceptable methods. David has given up on life but the imaginary passengers give him hope for the future.
Sylvie et le fantôme / Sylvie and the Phantom (1946) Claude Autant-Lara, Odette Joyeux, François Périer, Pierre Larquey, Comedy, Romance, Fantasy
On the eve of her 16th birthday, Sylvie’s father needs cash to stay in his castle so he sells Sylvie’s favorite thing, a painting of Alain, the lover of Sylvie’s grandmother, killed in a duel. Alain’s ghost lives in the castle and Sylvie senses his presence, thinks she loves him, and fears that romance from the living will never come her way. Dad prepares a midnight surprise for Sylvie and her party guests: the appearance of the phantom. He’s hired an actor, but two young men in love with Sylvie also volunteer to don white robes: Fred, the rich kid who bought the painting, and Ramure, a jewel thief in hiding. The youths declare their love, and Alain’s ghost helps resolve all.
Viy / Viy or Spirit of Evil (1967) Konstantin Ershov, Georgiy Kropachyov, Leonid Kuravlyov, Natalya Varley, Aleksey Glazyrin, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Getting lost, wandering home whilst on leave from his seminary, novice monk Khoma stays in the barn of an old woman. A scuffle breaks out. Later, he is summoned to stand and pray over a young dead woman, in the local church, for three nights. It is here that, while in the long, dark nights of the locked doors, the dead regain life, the souls of Hell taunt the young monk to near terrifying insanity, and the test of Faith will be as powerful as the witches, monsters and the mighty demon Viy who haunt his every step and bay for his very soul.
Just before the Salem Witch Trials, an embittered old woman, who has learned witchcraft, teams up with the Devil, and brings a scarecrow to life as part of her diabolical revenge on the judge who was once her lover.
Erik the Viking (1989) Terry Jones, Tim Robbins, John Cleese, Mickey Rooney, Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy
A Viking with a conscience, Erik (Tim Robbins) tires of pillaging and decides to set out on a quest. When the wise Freya (Eartha Kitt) informs Erik that a great mythic wolf has eaten the sun, the warrior resolves to venture to Asgard, home of the Norse gods, to set things right. Before Erik can reach Asgard, he and his allies must first find a magical horn that resides in the land of King Arnulf (Terry Jones), who, luckily for the hero, has a lovely daughter, Princess Aud (Imogen Stubbs).