An attractive reporter investigating the mysterious destruction of an Illinois town stumbles upon a secret government laboratory conducting radiation experiments on vegetables. The lead scientist is eager to help find out what happened. Together they discover that giant grasshoppers are behind the devastation. Worse yet, thousands of them are headed toward Chicago! Can they be stopped… or is this the BEGINNING OF THE END?
Warlords of Atlantis (1978) Kevin Connor, Doug McClure, Peter Gilmore, Shane Rimmer, Fantasy, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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…
Sobachye serdtse / Heart of a Dog (1988) Vladimir Bortko, Evgeniy Evstigneev, Vladimir Tolokonnikov, Boris Plotnikov, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Old Prof. Preobrazhensky and his young colleague Dr. Bormental inserted the human’s hypophysis into a dog’s brain. Couple of weeks later the dog became “human looking”. The main question is “Is anybody who is looking like a man, A REAL MAN?”
Nada, a down-on-his-luck construction worker, discovers a pair of special sunglasses. Wearing them, he is able to see the world as it really is: people being bombarded by media and government with messages like “Stay Asleep”, “No Imagination”, “Submit to Authority”. Even scarier is that he is able to see that some usually normal-looking people are in fact ugly aliens in charge of the massive campaign to keep humans subdued.
Caltiki – il mostro immortale / Caltiki, the Immortal Monster (1959) Riccardo Freda, John Merivale, Didi Sullivan, Gérard Herter, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Archaeologists investigating some Mayan ruins come across a blob-like monster. They manage to destroy it with fire, but keep a sample. Meanwhile, a comet is due to pass close to the Earth – the same comet passed near the Earth at the time the Mayan civilization mysteriously collapsed. Coincidence?
Two astronauts return to earth (“a few miles off the coast of Los Angeles”) to find that it has been destroyed by nuclear war. L.A. has been taken over by Cutter and his gang of outlaw bikers (straight out of the 70s with bell bottoms and everything). Cutter rapes and pillages. Of course, there are also mutants. The astronauts hook-up with the only normal people left: two good-looking women, and two cute little children; a boy and a girl.
The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962) Joseph Green, Jason Evers, Virginia Leith, Anthony La Penna, Horror, Sci-Fi
Dr. Bill Cortner has been performing experimental surgery on human guinea pigs without authorization and against the advice of his father, also a surgeon. When Bill’s fiancée Jan Compton is decapitated in an automobile accident, he manages to keep her brain alive. He now needs to find a new body for his bride-to-be and settles on Doris Powell, a glamor model with a facial disfigurement. Jan meanwhile doesn’t want to continue her body-less existence and calls upon the creature hidden in the basement, one of Bill Cortner’s unsuccessful experiments, to break loose.
When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970) Val Guest, Victoria Vetri, Robin Hawdon, Patrick Allen, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Set in the ancient past when humans and dinosaurs lived together, a small tribe is struggling to survive by giving a sacrifice of a blond woman to their god, the sun, in return for protection from the giant lizards and other creatures that preys on them. Sanna, one of the sacrificial offerings, finds herself on her own when a freak storm interrupts the ceremony. As she searches for a safe haven she encounters hostility from rival tribes and lots of huge and deadly dinosaurs.
Akumulátor 1 / Accumulator 1 (1994) Jan Sverák, Petr Forman, Edita Brychta, Zdenek Sverák, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
In this movie, TV sets are full of life. If a person is in TV (e.g. because it was filmed on the street) it has a double that’s right in the TV set. This double needs energy from the true character to survive. Each time, the real human watches TV, his Double will pull life energy from him. So there’s a mysterious Death-serial. Many persons die in front of their TV set and nobody knows why. Olda, the main character, is one of the persons, that get more and more weak. He is near death, till Fisarek, the natural healer appears.He teaches Olda how he can resist this magic force and how he can fight it.
Il disco volante / The Flying Saucer (1964) Tinto Brass, Alberto Sordi, Monica Vitti, Eleonora Rossi Drago, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
The serious and somewhat slow Police Inspector and his bumbling assistant investigate reports of “strange goings-on” in a rural community. A flying saucer with more bells & whistles than Rube Goldberg ever dreamed of dispenses comely female aliens, dressed (barely) in silver “bathing suits” with strategically-placed bubbles who wander about – mixing in with a “Mardi Gras”, and are chased by giddy males to no avail.