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TRACK OF THE VAMPIRE
(1966) see Blood Bath

LA TRAITE DU VAMPIRE (1960) France.
Credits: Dir: Pierre Boursons.
Cast: Jean Boullet, Michele Vian.

UN TRANQUILLO POSTO DI CAMPAGNA (1968/PEA./Les Prod. Artistes Associes) 109mins. Italy/France.
Aka: A QUIET PLACE IN THE COUNTRY.
Credits: Dir: Eilo Petri; Prod: Alberto Grimaldi; Sc: Eilo Petri & Luciano Vincenzoni; Ph: Luigi Kuveiller; Ed: Ruggero Mastroianni; Art: Sergio Canevari; Mus: Ennio Morricone.
Cast: Franco Nero, Vanessa Redgrave, Georges Geret, Gabriella Grimaldi, Madeleine Damien.
An artist is beset with sadistic nightmares, but when he moves to an isolated country house he seems to be tormented by a promiscuous ghost. Possibly the events are part of a plot to drive him insane.

THE TRANSPARENT MAN VERSUS THE FLY (1957) see Tomei Ningen To Hai Otoko

TRANSPLANTE DE UN CEREBRO (1970) see Segreto del Dr. Chalmers

TRANSYLVANIA 6-5000 (1963/Warner) 7mins. Animation. US.
Credits: Dir: Chuck Jones.
Voices: Mel Blanc.
When Bugs Bunny enters a spooky mansion to use the telephone he is menaced by a vampire named Count Bloodcount.

TRAUMA (1962/Parade) 92mins. BW.
Credits: Dir. & Sc: Robert Malcolm Young; Prod: Joseph Cranston.
Cast: Lorie Richards, Lynn Bari, John Conte, David Garner, Warren Kemmerling.
A young girl, (Richards), witnesses the murder of her aunt and consequently suffers from amnesia. Years later the woman returns to the mansion where the crime occurred and discovers that the murder involves the caretaker and a mysterious relative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On VHS in the US


TRE PASSI NEL DELIRIO
(1967) see Histories Extraordinaires

I TRE VOLTI DELLA PAURA (1963/Emmepi/Galatea/Lyre) 99mins. Italy/France.
Aka: BLACK CHRISTMAS; BLACK SABBATH; THE THREE FACES OF FEAR; THE THREE FACES OF TERROR.
Credits: Dir: Mario Bava; Ex.Prod: Salvatore Billitier; Sc: Marcello Fondato, Alberto Bevilorqua & Mario Bava; Ph: Ubaldo Terzana; Ed: Mario Serandrei; Art: Giorgio Giovannini; Mus: Roberto Nicolosi; (Music for US. prints: Les Baxter).
Based on the stories by Chekov, F.G. Snyder & Ivan Tolstoi.
Cast: Mark Damon, Michele Mercier, Rika Dialina, Massimo Righi, Gustavo de Nardo, Jacqueline Pierreux (Jacqueline Soussard), Boris Karloff, Milly Monti, Lidia Alfonsi, Susy Andersen, Glauco Onorato, Harriet White. Narrated: Boris Karloff.
Karloff narrates two Russian stories told in three parts.
"Drop Of Water". From a story by Chekov.
Wax corpse created by Eugenio Bava.
A nurse, (Pierreux), steals the ring from the corpse of a clairvoyant and is scared to death by the what she believes to be the woman's spirit or is it all in her guilty mind.
"The Telephone". From a story by Snyder.
A high-class prostitute, (Mercier), is terrorised by mysterious phone calls and her friend, (Alfonsi), arrives to calm her nerves, but the caller breaks into the apartment and strangles the wrong woman. The prostitute kills the man, but the telephone calls continue from beyond the grave.
"The Wurdalak". From a story by Tolstoi.
An East European family are destroyed by Gorka, (Karloff), the head of the household who has become infected when he slays a vampire called a Wurdalak.
The film demonstrates Bava's great use of direction and style before interference from the American distributors. "The Telephone" episode was dubbed by American International and changed to reveal that it was the prostitute's friend who made the mysterious phone calls to try and frighten the prostitute into inviting her to bed and begin a lesbian affair. Needless to say all the shock value of this originally taut story was frittered away.
AIP. claimed that the end shot of "The Wurdalak" was too scary and insisted that Bava tone it down, which he did by pulling the camera back from a shot of Gorka and his grandson speeding away on horseback to reveal the crew holding branches and the actors riding stuffed horses. They never used the shot.
The American company also imposed the Les Baxter score.

TRES ERAN TRES (1954/ Cooperativa del Cinema/ Victory) Colour segment. Spain.
Credits: Dir: Eduardo G. Maroto; Sc: Herranz Falquina, Antonio Lara, & Eduardo G. Maroto; Ph: Enrique Guerner & Pahissa; Ed: Bienvenida Sanz; Art: Tadeo Villalba.
Cast: Manolo Moran, Antonio Riquelme, Gustavo Re, Manuel Arbo.
Poor people make their own three films.
"Una de Miedo".
A mad scientist creates a creature, (Arbo), from the parts of dead bodies.
The other two tales are non-horror entries.

TRES HISTORIAS FANTASTICAS (1965/Imago) Argentina.
Credits: Dir. & Sc: Marcos Madanes.
Three fantastic stories.
"La Red".
Based on a story by Silvana Ocampo.
Cast: Virginia Lago, Beatriz Ferrari.
"El Experimento de Varinski".
Based on a story by Santiago Dabove.
Cast: Mario Gusti, Homero Carpena.
"El Venado de la Siete Rozas".
Based on a story by Miguel Angel Asturias.
Cast: Hector Carrion, Eduardo Galan.

TRILOGIA DE TERROR (1968/Galasy/PNF.) Brazil/France.
Credits: Dir: José Mojica Marins, Ozualdo Candeias & Luis Sergio Person.
Cast: Vany Miller, Mario Lima, Lucy Rangel, Regina Celia, Lima Duarte, Cacilda Lanuza.
Three horror stories.

TRIOLOGY OF TERROR (1975/BC Circle/ABC.) 78mins. TVM.
Credits: Dir. & Prod: Dan Curtis; Sc: William Nolan & Richard Matheson. From stories by Richard Matheson.
Cast: Karen Black, Robert Burton, George Gaynes, James Storm, Orin Cannon, Gregory Harrison, John Karlen, Katherine Reynolds.
Three tales of terror:
"Julie". A teacher, (Black), is blackmailed into having an affair with one of her pupils.
"Prey". A woman, (Black), purchases a sharp toothed Zuni doll that comes to life to attack her no matter how many times she tries to destroy it.
"Millicent and Therese". The hate between twin sisters soon escalates to murder.
An above average television compedium.

EL TRIONFO DI MACISTE (1963/York) Italy.
Aka: TRIUMPH OF THE SON OF HERCULES.
Credits: Dir: Tanio Boccia (Amerigo Anton).
Cast: Kirk Morris, Cathia Caro, Ljuba Bodine, Carlo Colo.
Muscular Maciste battles the horrible Yuri men who rip apart their human victims.
Another in the Italian "Sword-and-Sandal" cycle.

IL TRIONTO DI ERCOLE (1964/John Alexander Films) Italy/France.
Aka: HERCULES VERSUS THE GIANT WARRIORS.
Credits: Dir: Albert Di Martino; Prod: Alberto Chimins; Sc: Roberto Gianvit & Alessandro Ferreau.
Cast: Dan Vadis, Moira Orfei, Piero Lulli, Marilu Tolo, Pierre Cressoy.
Despite Zeus taking away Hercules', (Vadis), strength for a while, he still battles ten warriors made of bronze and an evil sorceress.

TRIUMPH OF THE SONS OF HERCULES (1963) see El Trionfo di Maciste

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TROG
(1970/Herman Cohen/Warner) 93mins. UK.
Credits: Dir: Freddie Francis; Prod: Herman Cohen; A.Prod: Harry Woolveridge; Sc: Aben Kandel; Ph: Desmond Dickinson; Ed: Oswald Hafenrichter; Art: Geoffrey Tozer; Creature Des: Charles Parker; Mus: John Scott.
From a story by John Gilling & Peter Bryan.
Cast: Joan Crawford, Joe Cornelius, Michael Gough, Chlöe Franks, David Griffin, Robert Hutton, Bernard Kay, Kim Braden, John Hamill, Thorley Walters, Jack May, Geoffrey Case, Simon Lack.
An apeman, (Cornelius), found living in a pothole is captured and taken to a research centre where numerous tests are made on his brain. One kindly scientist, (Crawford), manages to tame the creature named Trog with classical music and uses a device to reads his mind that reveals images of cavemen fighting dinosaurs. However one of the scientist's colleagues, (Gough), uses the creature for his own evil ends when he discovers that rock music can drive the apeman to kill. Eventually Trog goes beyond the scientist's control and the army destroys the creature.
A preposterous and unbelievable film that unfortunately serves as Crawford's last appearance in an otherwise distinguished cinema career.
The dinosaur sequences are borrowed from the documentary The Animal World (1955) created by Willis O'Brien and Ray Harryhausen.

TROIS ESTRANGES HISTOIRES (1968/Les Fils Pierre Levie) 90mins. Belgium
Credits: Dir: Jean Delire. Ph: André Goeffers; Mus: F. Schirren & Yvan Dailly. From stories by Jean Ray and Thomas Owen.
Cast: Danièle Dennie, Giani Esposito, Christian Barbier.
Three strange stories.

THE TROLLENBERG TERROR (1958/Tempean Prod./Eros) 84mins. BW. UK.
Aka: CREATURE FROM ANOTHER WORLD; THE CRAWLING EYE.
Credits: Dir: Quentin Lawrence; Prod: Robert S. Baker & Monty Berman; Sc: Jimmy Sangster; Ph: Monty Berman; Ed: Henry Richardson; Art: Duncan Sutherland; Sfx: Les Bowie; Mu: Eleanor Jones; Mus: Stanley Black. From the BBC. television series by Peter Key.
Cast: Forrest Tucker, Laurence Payne, Jennifer Jayne, Janet Munro, Warren Mitchell, Gerard Green, Andrew Faulds, Leslie Heritage, Stuart Saunders, Theodore Wilhelm, Frederick Schiller, Jack Taylor, Colin Douglas, Caroline Glazer, Anne Sharp, Jeremy Longhurst, Anthony Parker, Derek Sydney, Richard Golding, George Herbert.
"Waiting! Watching! Wanton! None can escape this slithering terror spawned from a nuclear hell lusting for another taste of human blood...Maybe yours!"
The Trollenberg mountain has a reputation for death. Professor Crevett, (Mitchell), summons Alan Brooks, (Tucker), from the government agency UNO. on vacation in the village at the base of the mountain to investigate the activities of a mysterious cloud that contains cyclopean alien creatures that communicate with telepathy, possess lethal tentacles and a fondness for decapitating humans. One woman, (Munro), who also has a telepathic ability, threatens the aliens' plans, but she and a multitude of survivors from the village have take refuge in a mountain observatory until the RAF. are called in to fire-bomb the creatures.
An enjoyable B-movie with cheap effects including the alien cloud made mostly from cotton wool moved over a photograph of the sky. The cast provide suitable hysterics.
In the television script by Key the setting is in Austria and the cyclopean creatures are called Ixodes.
Originally double-billed with The Strange World of Planet X.

IL TRONO DI FUOCO (1970) see Procesco de las Brujas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TUKO SA MADRE KAKAW
(1958/LVN) Philippines.
Credits: Dir: Richard Abalardo.
Cast: Vic Diaz, Nita Javier, Willie Sotelo, Hector Reyes, Elena Balmori.
A mad scientist, (Diaz), plots to conquer the world by using a serum that can turn ordinary animals into giants.

IL TUNNEL SOTTO IL MONDO (1968/Idea) Italy.
Credits: Dir: Luigi Cozzi. From a short story "The Tunnel under the World" by Frederik Pohl.
Cast: Alberto Moro, Bruno Salvero, Anna Mantovani, Leloo Maraniello, Gretel Fehr, Isabell Karlison, Pietro Rosati.
A man discovers a town completely controlled electronically by a large corporation.
Features an alien vampire, (Rosati), and footage from Cozzi's ISABELL, A DREAM featuring Dracula, Frankenstein's monster, the mummy and actors in Don Post masks.

DIE TÜR MIT DEN SIEBEN SCHLOSSERN (1962/Rialto/Leitienne/UCC) 96mins. BW. Germany/ France. Aka: THE DOOR WITH THE SEVEN LOCKS.
Credits: Dir: Alfred Vohrer; Sc: H.G. Peterson & Johannes Kai. From the mystery by Edgar Wallace.
Cast: Eddie Arent, Klaus Kinski, Heinz Drache, Adi Berber, Sabine Sesselman, Werner Peters, Pinkas Braun, Hans Nielsen.
A man leaves seven keys in his will that will open a treasure vault, but his avaricious heirs try to kill each to possess them. One madman present at the lonely mansion keeps the torture chamber well stocked with victims.
A remake of the 1941 Monogram film The Door With Seven Locks.

DER TURM DER VERBOTENEN LIEBE (1968/EGE./Rapid) Germany/France/Italy.
Aka: THE TOWER OF SCREAMING VIRGINS; LA TOUR DE NESLE; THE SWEETNESS OF SIN.
Credits: Dir: Leo Joannon (Francis Legrand). From a play by Alexander Dumas.
Cast: Mario-Ange Anies, Jean Piat, Ursula Glass (Uschi Glas), Terry Torday, Dada Galoff, Veronique Vendell.
Marquerita, the wife of King Louis X is suspected of being a vampire-witch when her lovers are found dead with marks on their throats, but Marquerita actually has them killed by an arrow that leaves a similar mark.
A colourful historical feature filled with plenty of nudity and gore and inexplicably accompanied by a jazz and bongo music score.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE TWELVE GOLD MEDALLIONS
(1970/Shaw) Hong Kong.
Credits: Dir: Cheng Kang.
Cast: Chin Pin, Yueh Hua.
Features men that fly, trees split with bare hands, instant death with a tap on the chest and waterfalls that stop flowing with a stare.

TWELVE TO THE MOON (1960/Luna/Columbia) 74mins. BW.
Credits: Dir: David Bradley; Prod: Fred Gebhardt; Sc: Dewitt Bodeen; Ph: John Alton; Ed: Edward Mann; Art: Rudi Feld; Sfx: Howard A. Anderson & E. Nicholson; Mus: Michael Andersen.
Cast: Anthony Dexter, Francis X. Bushman, Tom Conway, Ken Clark, Robert Montgomery Jnr., John Wengraf, Tema Bey, Cory Devlin, Michi Kobi, Anna-Lisa.
Twelve astronauts are menaced by strange beings from the moon overseen by the Great Coordinator who wants to freeze the earth unless we give up war.
An ambitious idea unfortunately becomes a cheap exercise in tedium.

TWENTY MILLION MILES TO EARTH (1957/Morningside/Columbia) 82mins. BW. US.
Shooting Title: THE GIANT YIMIR.
Credits: Dir: Nathan Juran; Prod: Charles H. Schneer; Sc: Bob Williams & Christopher Knopf; Ph: Irving Lippmann & Carlos Ventigmillia; Ed: Edwin Bryant; Art: Cary Odell; Sfx: Ray Harryhausen; Mus: Mischa Bakaleinikoff.
From a story by Ray Harryhausen & Charlotte Knight.
Cast: William Hopper, Joan Taylor, Frank Puglia, Bart Bradley, Rollin Moriyama, Thomas B. Henry, John Zaremba, Tito Vuolo, Jan Arvan, Arthur Space, George Pelling, George Khoury, Don Orlando.
A space mission to Venus returns to earth and lands in the Mediterranean Sea near Gerra, Italy, but a specimen egg of Venusian life dislodges from the rocket which is found by young Pepe, (Bradey), who sells it to a zoologist, (Puglia). A creature hatches from the egg, but the earth's atmosphere causes it to grow twice it's size every few hours, becoming a giant that destroys parts of Rome. Two armies fail to stop the creature's rampage until it is seen on top of the Coliseum and the wall is blasted from under it, causing the monster to fall to it's death.
An effective monster helps to lift this uninspired film above many of the other monster-on-the-loose releases.

THE 27TH. DAY (1956/Romson Prod./Columbia) 75mins. BW.
Credits: Dir: William Asher; Prod: Helen Ainsworth; Sc: John Mantley; Ph: Henry Freulich; Ed: Jerome Thomas; Art: Ross Bellah; Mus: Mischa Bakaleinikoff. From a novel by John Mantley.
Cast: Gene Barry, George Voskovec, Arnold Moss, Valerie French, Stefan Schnabel, Paul Birch, Ralph Clanton, Frederich Ledebur, Azemat Janti, Marie Tsien, Ed Hinton, Grandon Rhodes.
Aliens that are intent on colonising the earth are prevented from waging war due to their religion, so they capture five humans from different parts of the world and give them each a capsule that when opened will wipe out their entire race in twenty seven days. The five people return to earth and go into hiding to discuss their new found power while some unscrupulous government agencies try to find them. Eventually Russia's KGB. obtain a capsule, open it and wipe out the entire population of the USSR. The free world manages to survive.
A trite film that is not subtle when revealing it's anti-Communist message.
Some scenes are borrowed from Earth Versus the Flying Saucers.

TWICE TOLD TALES (1963/Admiral) 119mins. US.
Aka: NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE’S TWICE TOLD TALES; THE CORPSE MAKERS; NIGHTS OF TERROR (Australia).
Credits: Dir: Sidney Salkow; Prod. & Sc: Robert E. Kent; Ph: Ellis W. Carter; Ed: Grant Whytock; Art: Franz Bachelin; Sfx: Milton Olsen; Mus: Richard La Salle. From tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Cast: Vincent Price, Sebastian Cabot, Mari Blanchard, Beverley Garland, Brett Halsey, Richard Denning, Abraham Sofaer, Joyce Taylor, Edith Evanson, Jacqueline DeWitt, Floyd Simmons, Gene Roth.
"Doctor Heidegger's Experiment".
A scientist, (Price), discovers an elixir of youth that he uses to turn himself, and a friend, (Cabot), young again and to bring his dead fiancé, (Blanchard), back to life.
"Rappaccini's Daughter".
A father, (Price), injects his daughter, (Taylor), with a specially formulated poison that causes her to destroy anything that touches her. Even when she falls in love, her sweetheart cannot touch her.
"The House of the Seven Gables".
A man, (Price), searching for a hidden fortune in a haunted house encounters the reincarnation of a man who was burnt at the stake for practising witchcraft. The treasure seeker eventually meets with a horrible death in the vault and the house crumbles around him.
A cheaply made vehicle for Vincent Price.
The House of Seven Gables was previously filmed in 1940 by Universal and also starred Vincent Price.

TWICE UPON A TIME (1969) see Temps de Mourir

TWISTED NERVE (1968/ Boulting Bros./ Charter/ National General) 118mins. UK.
Credits: Dir: Roy Boulting; Prod: George W. George & Frank Granat; Ex.Prod: John Boulting; Sc: Roy Boulting & Leo Marks; Ph: Harry Waxman; Ed: Martin Charles; Art: Albert Witherick; Mus: Bernard Herrmann.
Cast: Hywel Bennett, Billie Whitelaw, Hayley Mills, Frank Finlay, Phyllis Calvert, Thorley Walters, Barry Foster, Salmaan Peer, Gretchen Franklin, Christian Roberts, Timothy West, Russell Napier.
"Enough even to make Hitchcock jump!"
Psychopathic young man George Clifford, (Bennett), disguises himself as his retarded brother and kills his hated stepfather. The warped young man then murders one of two women with whom he shares a house and attempts to rape the other, (Mills), but she discovers him in disguise while holding an axe. His murders are blamed on the "twisted" chromosome inherited from his parents evident by the presence of his mongoloid brother.
An unpleasant shocker with plenty of menace that offensively links Downs syndrome with homicide.
The National Association for Retarded Children insisted that a disclaimer was added stating "that there is no established scientific connection between mongolism and psychotic or criminal behaviour".

TWO + FIVE MISSION HYDRA (1966) see Due + Cinque Missione Hydra

TWO DAUGHTERS (1961) see Teen Kanya

THE TWO FACES OF DOCTOR JEKYLL (1960/Hammer/Columbia) 89mins. UK.
Aka: JEKYLL'S INFERNO; HOUSE OF FRIGHT (US).
Credits: Dir: Terence Fisher; Prod: Michael Carreras; A.Prod: Anthony Nelson Keys; Sc: Wolf Mankowitz; Ph: Jack Asher; Ed: James Needs & Eric Boyd Perkins; Art: Bernard Robinson & Don Mingaye; Mu: Roy Ashton; Mus: Monty Norman & David Heneker.
From the story by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Cast: Paul Massie, Dawn Addams, Christopher Lee, David Kosoff, Norma Marla, Francis de Wolff, Joy Webster, Magda Miller, William Kendall, Helen Goss, Oliver Reed.
In London during 1874, the morose and reclusive Dr. Jekyll, (Massie), is experimenting to try and unlock the secrets of the human mind, while his bored wife continues an affair with Jekyll's best friend Paul, (Lee). A potion that Jekyll administers to himself transforms him into the handsome and evil Mr. Edward Hyde, but he soon discovers that he cannot control the transformations after witnessing his wife in the arms of another man. As Hyde, he kills the man with a python and then rapes his wife who dies when she falls through a glass roof. The police suspect the reclusive doctor, but are convinced he is dead when Edward Hyde produces the charred corpse of a servant that he claims was Dr. Jekyll.
An intriguing drama of a man's turmoil when faced with his inner self that keeps away from the usual Jekyll/Hyde clichés and is bolstered by Massie's good performance.
Oliver Reed appears briefly as a bouncer.

TWO LOST WORLDS (1950/Sterling Prod./Eagle Lion) 61mins. US.
Credits: Dir: Norman Dawn; Prod: Boris Petroff; Sc: T. Hubbard; Ph: Harry Neumann; Ed: Fred Feitshans Jnr.; Art: Denny Hall; Sfx: Jack Glass; Mus: Alex Alexander.
Cast: James Arness, Bill Kennedy, Laura Elliott, Gloria Petroff, Tom Hubbard, Jane Harlan, Pierre Watkin, Bob Carson, James Guilfoyle.
Pirates kidnap a woman from a ship bound for Australia, but a young man, (Arness), rescues her, but they and others land on an island inhabited by prehistoric creatures.
Unfortunately the cast are not seen on the island until the last 20 minutes of the film.
The two dinosaurs engaged in a battle together are borrowed from One Million BC. (1940) which was made before the practice of staging live reptile fights for the cameras was banned.

TWO ON A GUILLOTINE (1965/Warner) 107mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir. & Prod: William Conrad; Sc: Henry Slesar & John Kneubuhl; Ph: Sam Leavitt; Ed: William Ziegler; Art: Arthur Loel; Mu: Gordon Bau; Mus: Max Steiner.
Cast: Dean Jones, Connie Stevens, John Hoyt, Cesar Romero, Parley Baer, Virginia Gregg, Connie Gilchrist.
After accidentally killing his wife during a stageshow, the famous master illusionist Duke Duquesne, (Romero), finally dies and arranges for his coffin to be chained-up upon his death, promising to return from the grave. The other condition of his will is that his daughter, (Stevens), must stay a full week at his home before she can inherit the estate. Her friend, (Jones), agrees to stay with her so that together they can face the eerie events to follow.
An occasionally effective thriller with creepy moments, but the plot meanders along to a predictable close.

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968/Kubrick/MGM.) 141mins. US/UK.
Credits: Dir. & Ex.Prod: Stanley Kubrick; Prod: Victor Lyndon; Sc: Stanley Kubrick & Arthur C. Clarke; Ph: Geoffrey Unsworth & John Alcott; Ed: Ray Lovejoy; Art: John Hoesli; Des: Tony Masters, Harry Lange & Ernie Archer; Sfx: Wally Veevers, Douglas Trumbull, Tom Howard & Con Pederson; Mus: Johann Strauss & Richard Strauss. From "The Sentinel" by Arthur C. Clarke.
Cast: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter, Leonard Rossiter, Margaret Tyzack, Robert Beatty, Sean Sullivan, Frank Miller, Glenn Beck, Bill Weston, Alan Gifford, Penny Brahams, Edwina Carroll, Mike Lovell, Edward Bishop, Ann Gillis, Heather Downham, John Ashley, Jimmy Bell, David Charkham, Simon Davis, Jonathan Daw, Peter Delmar, Terry Duggan, David Fleetwood, Danny Grover, Brian Hawley, David Hines, Tony Jackson, Douglas Rain (Voice of Hal).
From ape to modern scientist, man has attained great things, but along the way he has had help from two sleek black monoliths that impart power and knowledge. One such monolith has just been uncovered on the Moon, even though no one can discover what it is or why it is there. The spaceship Discovery, equipped with the latest computer technology, is sent to Jupiter to trace the source of a powerful signal received by the monolith. During their voyage, the ship's computer HAL malfunctions, killing one of the crew. Dave, (Dullea), the remaining astronaut must dismantle the computer before he is also killed, but he discovers another monolith in space that transforms him into the ultimate being, a reborn star child.
A extremely visual film that fans believe holds an intelligent insight into the dehumanisation of mankind. Others realise that the plot is emotionless, confusing and only a vehicle for the Academy Award winning special effects.
Kubrick cut 17 minutes of footage to its present running time.
HAL's initials were made up from the letters that come before IBM.
The Visual Effects won an Academy Award and received nominations for the Best Director, Screenplay and Art direction categories.
Sequel: 2010: THE YEAR WE MAKE CONTACT.

TWO THOUSAND MANIACS! (1964/Friedman-Lewis/Box Office Spectacular) 88mins.
Credits: Dir., Sc. & Ph: Herschell Gordon Lewis; Prod. & Art: David Friedman; Ed: Robert Sinise; Mus: Herschell Gordon Lewis, Larry Wellington & The Pleasant Valley Boys.
Cast: Connie Mason, Thomas Wood, Ben Moore, Jeffrey Allen, Shelby Livingston, Jerome Eden, Vincent Santo, Gary Bakeman, Mark Douglas, Michael Korb.
Six Northern tourists are slaughtered in a small Southern town during a civil war memorial service. When questioned about the tourist's disappearance the police say that the town hasn't existed since the Union Army decimated it during the civil war. The town reappears every 100 years to vengefully slay any Northerners the inhabitants can find.
Although cut by various censorship bodies, Lewis' original gorefest contains footage of a man being crushed by a boulder, a dismemberment, a human barbecue and someone rolling down a hill in a barrel lined with spikes. An influential release filmed in St. Cloud, Florida with obvious script and acting problems.

2000 YEARS LATER (1969) 80mins.
Credits: Dir: Bert Tenzer.
Cast: Terry Thomas, Edward Everett Horton, Pat Harrington, Lisa Seagram, Milton Parsons.
A Twentieth Century man exploits a Roman soldier who comes back to life 2000 years later.
An amusing comedy.

 

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TWO UNDERCOVER ANGELS
(1967) see Sadisterotica

THE TWONKY (1953/Obler/UA.) 72mins. BW.
Credits: Dir., Prod. & Sc: Arch Obler; Ph: Joseph Biroc; Ed: Betty Steinberg; Mus: Jack Meakin.
From a short story by Lewis Padgett (Henry Kuttner).
Cast: Hans Conreid, Bill Lynn, Norman Field, Gloria Blondell, Al Jarvis, Janet Warren, Ed Max, Trilby Conried, William Phipps.
Kerry West's, (Conreid), television comes to life after it is possessed by a meddlesome creature from the future called a Twonky. The creature aims to protect it's new found master and performs chores for him while using electric beams and hypnotism on those who try to stop it. The man hates the interfering Twonky and manages to dispose of it.
An amusing and imaginative anti-television allegory made to influence people away from their sets and into the theatres.

 

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