Dramas & High-Stakes Adventures

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Two families are unhappy with their respective relationships: first of ambitious businessman Jeffrey Byron and sexually frustrated Marianne and second of repair contractor lucky Mann and former b-movie actress Phyllis. When lucky arrives to Byron’s apartment to make some minor repair and Marianne becomes obsessed with him, the everyday balance breaks.
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Rod Serling's "A Town Has Turned to Dust" -- which originally aired on June 19, 1958 on the CBS drama program "Playhouse 90" — is an important black & white dramatic TV play, directed by John Frankenheimer, about racial tensions turning deadly in the small fictional Southwest US border town of Dempseyville, which is suffering from deep drought, poverty and despair. Future Academy Award-winning thespian Rod Steiger plays an ineffectual...Read More
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Legendary director Jess Franco takes on the Tarzan legend with pure exploitation glee. A big game hunter leads members of a family deep into the jungle in search of lost treasure, and for a girl who went missing as a child, who is now worshipped as a white goddess to a tribe of savage cannibals, hungry for fresh meat. A sex and violence-driven, action-packed Eurotrash classic!
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A 10-year-old girl’s attempt to dig herself out of her small town life. Harriet takes interest in a mentally disabled young man, Ricky. Though their suspicious families cast doubts on the innocence of their friendship, they come to enjoy a world that seems structured against them, and weave a plan to alter their destinies.
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The time is now. The place is aboard the U.S.S. Nimitz, America's mightiest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier on maneuvers in the Pacific Ocean. Suddenly, a freak electrical storm engulfs the ship and triggers the impossible: The Nimitz is hurtled back in time to December 6, 1941, mere hours before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. As the enemy fleet speeds towards Hawaii, the warship's Captain (Kirk Douglas), a Defense Department e...Read More
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Jess Franco serves up an often sans-clothing slice of sadistic jungle adventure. An explorer and his wife discover a golden temple deep in the African Blue Mountains. But it's protected by a tribe of female Amazons, who kill them and raise their daughter as their own. Years later, the now grown Rena discovers the truth, and plots revenge on the vicious warrior women who murdered her family.
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The terrible and trecherous Pendragon plans to gain the throne of Cornwall by getting the king to abdicate and to marry his lovely daughter. To help him he has his dreadful witches in his castle and his almost unstoppable sorcery. A giant under his control abducts the princess, but on the way home with her the giant meets farming lad Jack who slays him. This is only the beginning. Be assured Pendragon and his evil magic are far from done.
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The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony.
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After the Treasure Island adventure, Long John Silver turns up on a British Caribbean island, where he hears that rival pirate Mendoza has taken the ship carrying the governor's daughter...and his young friend Jim Hawkins. Naturally, there's more to his rescue plan than meets the eye; he hopes to get a new ship and go back for more treasure...
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Set in the dunes near the North Sea, a small circus company is suffering from a serious lack of audience for their shows. The most to be worried of is the two love triangle among the troupe leading the desperate ones to call on magic and spells. Angele, the diaphanous ballerina, her clown lover Elliot and the circus ringmaster, full of cruelty and disturbed by fits of schizophrenia on one side, and Zohra in love with Elliot, haunted b...Read More
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Classic WW2 era Sherlock Holmes from 1946 starring Basil Rathbone. Holmes is hired by Roland Carstairs to prevent the theft of the Star of Rhodesia, an enormous diamond. Believing the diamond will be stolen on a train trip from London to Edinburgh, Holmes deftly switches diamonds with Lady Margaret . Soon after, Roland is murdered and the fake diamond is stolen.
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In a mythical kingdom among the clouds, one young stable boy named James (Tom Schultz) dreams of becoming a hero and to catch the eye of little Princess Stephanie (Christine Taylor, Zoolander). But when the kingdom falls under attack from air pirates, King Francis (Joss Ackland, Lethal Weapon 2) orders his most trusted advisor, the magician Aeschylus, to create a device to end all wars... a magical clock with the power to control time...Read More
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Filmed in 1948 as Senza Pieta, the film is an example of Italian Neo-Realism. As World War II ends, some African-American soldiers refused to abandon northern Italy to return to the United States, due to the racial intolerance there; deserting instead. Of them, Jerry (John Kitzmiller) falls in love with Angela (Carla Del Poggio), a local girl, who has fallen on hard times after the war.The film's sensitive subject matter caused proble...Read More