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L'UCCELLO DALLE PIUME DI CRISTALLO
(1970/UMC. Distribution) 98mins. Italy/Germany.
Aka: PHANTOM OF TERROR; THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE; THE BIRD WITH THE GLASS FEATHERS; DAS GEHEIMNIS DER SCHWARZEN HANDSCHUHE; THE GALLERY MURDERS.
Credits: Dir. & Sc: Dario Argento; Prod: Salvatore Argento; Ph: Vittorio Storaro; Mus: Ennio Morricone.
Cast: Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall, Eva Renzi, Enrico Maria Salerno, Mario Adorf, Renato Romano, Umberto Raho, Werner Peters.
A reporter, (Musante), witnesses a girl's, (Renzi), murder and is relentlessly pursued by the killer who sends him a recorded warning to leave Rome. When the killer threatens to kill his girlfriend the reporter remembers hearing the sound of a strange bird on the tape he was sent which is the call of a very rare species that traces the murderer's whereabouts. The reporter later discovers that the murder he saw was actually a case of self defence and the victim was really the murderess whose husband has been covering up her crimes. A painting inspired by a brutal assault earlier in her life brought on a psychosis that caused the woman to kill pretty young girls.
A fast paced "giallo" thriller executed with Argento's usual eye for gore accompanied by an inappropriate music score. The surreal murder shots weaken the strong visual style.
Re-released in 1982 as PHANTOM OF TERROR.

UCHU DAIKAIJU DOGORA (1964/Toho) Japan.
Aka: DOGORA; DAGORA, THE SPACE MONSTER (US).
Credits: Dir: Inoshiro Honda; Sc: Shinichi Sekizawa; Sfx: Eiji Tsuburaya.
Cast: Yosuke Natsuki, Hiroshi Koizumi, Yoko Fujiyama.
The Dogora are radiation mutated cells that resemble flying jellyfish travelling through Japan absorbing or destroying everything in their path to feed on carbon based material including ships and bridges. Only Japanese ingenuity and wasp venom released into the atmosphere cause the Dogora to crystallise and fall out of the sky.

UCHU DAI KAIJU GUILALA (1967/Shochiku) 89mins. Japan.
Aka: THE X FROM OUTER SPACE (US-tv.); GUIRARA; GUILALA; BIG SPACE MONSTER GUILALA.
Credits: Dir: Kazui Nihonmatsu; Sc: Eibi Motomochi, Moriyoshi Ishida & Kazui Nihonmatsu; Ph: Shizuo Hirase; Art: Shigeo Shigeta; Sfx: Horoshi Ikeda; Mus: Taku Izumi.
Cast: Eiji Okado, Toshiya Wazaki, Peggy Neal, Shinichi Yanagisawa, Franz Gruber, Itoko Harada, Mike Daneen.
The seventh Japanese mission to Mars encounters UFO’s and a single cell organism that attaches itself to their space rocket. When the cell reaches earth, it hatches into a gigantic monster that runs amok absorbing power and any weapons fired at it. The Astroflying Centre at Mount Fuji gathers the anti-matter element Guilalaium from deep space, shrinking the creature to its original size after which it is sent back into space.
The effects fail to live up to the usual Japanese standard as another laughable rubber monster suited actor stomps again on miniature Tokyo.

UCHU KAISOKU-SEN (1961/Toei) BW. TVM. Japan.
Aka: INVASION OF THE NEPTUNE MEN.
Credits: Dir: Koji Ota; Prod: Hiroshi Okawa; Sc: Shin Morita.
Cast: Sonny "Shinici" Chiba.
Ironsharp, a super hero from another planet, saves Earth from the evil Neptune men.
More Japanese fare for children, but quite compelling for curious genre fans.

UCHUJIN TOKYO NI ARAWARU (1956/Daiei) Japan.
Aka: MYSTERIOUS SATELLITE; WARNING FROM SPACE; THE COSMIC MAN APPEARS IN TOKYO.
Credits: Dir: Koji Shima; Prod: Masaichi Nagata; Sc: Hideo Oguni. From "Uchujin Tokyo Ni Arawaru" by Gentaro Nakajima.
Cast: Toyoni Karita, Keizo Kawasaki, Mieko Nagai, Isao Yamagata, Shozo Nanbu, Kiyoko Hirai, Bontaro Miake.
Friendly aliens that appear as one-eyed starfish creatures, arrive on earth to warn us of the dangers of the Hydrogen bomb and to stop the earth from colliding with another planet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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U.F.O.
(1956) see Unitentified Flying Objects

UGETSU (1953) see Ugetsu Monogatari

UGETSU MONOGATARI (1953/Daiei) 96mins. BW. Japan.
Aka: TALES AFTER THE RAIN; UGETSU.
Credits: Dir: Kenji Mizoguchi; Prod: Masaichi Nagata; Sc: Matsutaro Kawaguchi; Ph: Kazuo Miyagawa; Ed: Mitsuji Miyata; Art: Kisaku Ito; Mus: Fumio Haysaka & Ichiro Saito.
From the stories "Asaji Ga Yado" and "Jasei No In" taken from the Seventeenth Century collection "Tales of a Pale and Mysterious Moon After the Rain" by Akinara Ueda and adapted for the film by Yoshita Yoda.
Cast: Machike Kyo, Masayuki Mori, Kinuyo Tanaka, Sakae Ozawa, Mitsuko Mito, Sugisaku Aoyama.
During Sixteenth Century Japan a successful potter, Genjuro, (Mori), and his brother-in-law Tobei, (Ozawa), are away when Genjuro's wife, (Tanaka), is killed. On his journey home Genjuro is imprisoned on an enchanted estate by a beautiful ghost, (Kyo), keeping him safe from the war that is being waged outside. Meanwhile Tobei pretends to be a samurai and claims to have killed a mighty warrior, but his wife, (Mito), is raped by soldiers and forced into prostitution. Eventually Genjuro escapes from his ghostly prison with the help of a priest, (Aoyama), and returns with Tobei to their village and their former lives watched over by the ghost of Genjuro's wife.
An eerie ghost story mixed with the right blend of comedy and supported by strong credible characters. Both lead characters undergo a spiritual conversion causing Genjuro to abandon mass produced pottery and return to his beautifully hand-crafted pots.

THE UGLY DUCKLING (1959/Hammer/Columbia) 84mins. UK.
Credits: Dir: Lance Comfort; Ex.Prod: Michael Carreras; A.Prod: Tommy Lyndon-Haynes; Sc: Sid Colin & Jack Davies; Ph: Michael Reed; Ed: James Needs & John Dunsford; Art: Bernard Robinson; Mus: Douglas Gamley.
From "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson & a story by Sid Colin.
Cast: Bernard Bresslaw, Jean Muir, Reginald Beckwith, Maudie Edwards, Jon Pertwee, Richard Wattis, Elwyn Brook-Jones, Jess Conrad, Michael Ripper, David Lodge, Jill Carson, Harold Goodwin, Norma Marla, Ian Ainsley, Keith Smith, Michael Ward, John Harvey, Mary Wilson, Gereny Phillips, Vicky Marshall.
Dr. Jekyll's dim-witted descendant, (Bresslaw), accidentally discovers Jekyll's secret formula and becomes Teddy Hyde, a jewel thief and the scourge of the dance halls.
A haphazard comedy vehicle for Bresslaw who also appeared in Hammer's I ONLY ARSKED the previous year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ULISSE
(1954/Lux/De Laurentis/Carlo Ponti) 104mins. Italy.
Aka: ULYSSES.
Credits: Dir: Mario Camerini; Prod: Fernando Cinquini; Ex.Prod: Dino De Laurentis & Carlo Ponti; A.Prod: William W. Schorr; Sc: Franco Brusati, Mario Camerini, Ennio de Concini, Hugh Gray, Ben Hecht, Ivo Perelli & Irwin Shaw; Ph: Harold Rosson; Ed: Leo Catozzo; Art: Flavio Mogherini; Sfx: Eugen Schüfftan; Mus: Alexandro Cicognini. From the epic poem "The Odyssey" by Homer.
Cast: Kirk Douglas, Silvana Mangano, Anthony Quinn, Rosanna Podesta, Sylvie, Daniel Ivernel, Umberto Silvestri, Jacques Dumesnil, Franco Interlenghi, Elena Zareschi, Evi Maltagliati, Ludmilla Dudarova, Tania Weber, Piero Lulli.
After the Trojan War, Ulysses, (Douglas), and his crew are cursed by Cassandra during their long trip home to Ithaca and encounter the sorceress Circe, the sirens and Polyphemus, (Silvestri), a one-eyed giant.
An expensive action filled sword-and-sandal epic bolstered by the good cast, but spoilt by the terrible dubbing of the English language version.

ULISSE CONTRO ERCOLE (1961/ Compagnia Cinematografica Mondiale/ Fidés) 101mins. Italy/France.
Aka: ULYSSES AGAINST HERCULES; ULYSSES AGAINST THE SON OF HERCULES.
Credits: Dir: Mario Caiano; Prod: G. Pasquale & A. Fantechi; Sc: Mario Caiano & Andre Tabet; Ph: Alvaro Mancori; Ed: Renato Cinquini; Art: Piero Filippone; Sfx: Galliano Ricci; Mus: Angelo Francesco Lavagnino.
Cast: Georges Marchal, Michael Lane, Alessandro Panaro, Gianni Santuccio, Yvette Lebon, Eleonora Bianchi, Raffaele Baldassarre. Neptune, God of the sea, complains to Jupiter about Ulysses, so Jupiter sends Hercules, (Lane), to punish Ulysses, (Marchal). Both men are captured by Bird-people and are to be sacrificed to the Vulture god. Hercules manages to escape back to Helen of Troy, but Ulysses falls into the hands of the mad king of the Troglodytes. Eventually Jupiter forgives Ulysses and the two heroes become friends.
A juvenile sword-and-sandal muscleman adventure with some poor birdmen effects.

L'ULTIMA PREDA DEL VAMPIRO (1960/Nord Film) 85mins. BW. Italy.
Aka: THE PLAYGIRLS AND THE VAMPIRE; THE CURSE OF THE VAMPIRE.
Credits: Dir. & Sc: Piero Regnoli; Prod: Tiziano Longo; Ph: Ugo Brunelli; Ed: Mario Arditi; Art: Giuseppe Ranieri; Mus: Aldo Piga.
Cast: Lyla Rocco, Walter Brandi, Mario Giovanni, Alfredo Rizzo, Marisa Quattrini, Leonardo Botta, Tilde Damiani.
Stranded showgirls unwisely take shelter at vampire Count Kernassy's, (Brandi), castle. Despite undressing most of the time, the girls are saved by Kernassy's ancestor, (Brandi), who impales the vampire and leaves him to be destroyed by the sunlight.
A re-working of L'Amante del Vampiro (1960) with added nudity.

L'ULTIMO UOMO DELLA TERRA (1964) see The Last Man on Earth

ULTRAMAN (1967/Toho) 79mins. Japan.
Credits: Dir: Hajime Tsuburaya & Eiji Tsuburaya.
Cast: Satoshi Furuya, Soshi Kobayashi, Bin Furutani, Susumu Kurobe.
Superhero Ultraman, who has the ability to transform into a giant, battles with a series of monsters.
A re-edited feature length version of the original television series for children in which Ultraman fights a new creature every week. The other edited features are ADVENTURES OF ULTRAMAN (1981), and ULTRAMAN- MONSTER BIG BATTLE (1979).

ULYSSES (1954) see Ulisse

ULYSSES AGAINST HERCULES (1961) see Ulisse Contro Ercole

ULYSSES AGAINST THE SON OF HERCULES (1961) see Ulisse Contro Ercole

THE UNCANNY (1977/Tor Prod./Cinevideo) 86mins. Canada/UK.
Originally titled: BRRRR!
Credits: Dir: Denis Heroux; Prod: Claude Heroux & Rene Dupont; Ex.Prod: Claude Heroux & Milton Subotsky; A.Prod: Harold Greenberg, Richard St. Johns, & Robert A. Kantor; Sc: Michael Perry; Ph: Harry Waxman & James Bawden; Ed: Peter Weatherley, Keith Palmer & Michael Guay; Des: Wolf Kroeger & Harry Pottle; Sfx: Michael Albrechsten; Mu: Tom Smith; Mus: Wilfred Josephs.
Cast: Peter Cushing, Ray Milland, Susan Penhaligon, Katrina Holden, Joan Greenwood, Simon Williams, Donald Pilon, Alexandra Stewart, Roland Culver, Donald Pleasence, Sean McCann, Chl”e Franks, Jean Leclerc, Samantha Eggar, Catherine Begin, John Vernon, Renee Giraud.
Mr. Wilbur Gray, (Cushing) approaches his publisher, (Milland), to print the book of tales he has written explaining his fear of cats and why he believes they want to control mankind.
A maid and her lover kill the mistress of the household to try and recover her will that makes them heirs to the woman's fortune. The lady's family of cats attack the couple and trap them in the cellar while they feed on the old woman's corpse waiting for the killers to emerge.
An orphan girl named Lucy, (Holden), moves in with her aunt only to be tormented by the aunt's spiteful daughter who doesn't realise that Lucy is a witch. When the girl harms Lucy's black cat, the young witch shrinks her to the size of a mouse, lets her cat play with the girl and then sqaushes her underfoot.
Horror film star Valentine D'Ath, (Pleasence), kills his wife and their cat's litter of newborn kittens when he leaves with his lover, but the cat follows them, rips out his tounge and closes an iron maiden on the woman while she is rehearsing for a play.
The publisher is sceptical of Mr. Gray's tales, but when the frightened man leaves the office he is attacked by the neighbourhood cats and the publisher is willed by his own cat to burn Gray's manuscript.
Although there are a few good moments in this average compedium, the film is spoilt by the unconvincing premise and a host of not very frightening felines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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UNCHARTED SEAS
(1968) see Lost Continent

UNCLE WAS A VAMPIRE (1960) see Tempi Duri Per I Vampiri

THE UNDEAD (1957/Balboa Prod./AIP.) 76mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir & Prod: Roger Corman; Sc: Charles Griffith & Mark Hanna; Ph: William Sickner; Ed: Frank Sullivan; Choreog: Chris Miller; Mu: Curly Batson; Mus: Ronald Stein.
Cast: Allison Hayes, Pamela Duncan, Bruno Ve Sota, Richard Garland, Billy Barty, Richard Devon, Val Dufour, Mel Welles, Dorothy Neumann, Maurice Manson, Aaron Saxon, Don Garret, Richard Miller.
"Sing a song of graveyards, an acre full of germs, four and twenty landlords, dinner for the worms. And when the box was planted, the worms began to sing, wasn't that a dainty dish to set before the thing" - Gravedigger Smollett.
A prostitute, (Duncan), hired by a scientist, (Garland), is subjected to an experiment to discover her previous incarnations throughout history. The girl reveals herself to be in the seventeenth century on trial for witchcraft, but her voice helps her ancestor escape which in turn forces the scientist to also travel back to rectify history by making sure the girl dies as planned and save the existence of the prostitute's other lives. An actual witch, (Hayes), of the time prepares for the appearance of the Devil, (Devon), who commends the scientist for dabbling in his art, but after the woman is executed as history dictates, the Devil informs the scientist that he cannot return to his own time.
A cheaply made, but effective and imaginative B-film that contains a Shakespearean-like charm all it's own and permeated with a wry sense of humour.

AN UNDERSEA ODYSSEY (1973) see The Neptune Factor

THE UNDERTAKER AND HIS PALS (1967/Eola Pictures/Howco) 60mins. US.
Credits: Dir. & Prod: David C. Graham; Sc: T.L.P. Swicegood; Ph: Andrew Janczak; Ed: Thomas Luther; Art: Mike McCloskey; Mus: Johnny White.
Cast: Ray Dennis, Robert Lowery, Warrene Ott, Marty Friedman, Sally Frei, Tiffany Shannon O’Hara, Charles Fox.
Motorcycle maniacs kill to keep their undertaker friend in business while also making a profit on other ground up body parts by selling them to the local diner.
A film made true to the gore tradition of tastelessness, macabre humour and horrendous film production techniques.

UNDERWATER WARSHIP (1963) see Kaitei Gunkan

THE UNEARTHLY (1957/Republic/AB-PT) 73mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir. & Prod: Brooke L. Peters; Sc: Geoffrey Dennis & Jane Mann; Ph: Merle Connell; Ed: Richard Currier; Art: Daniel Hall; Mu: Harry Thomas; Mus: Henry Varse & Michael Terr. From a story by Jane Mann.
Cast: John Carradine, Tor Johnson, Allison Hayes, Myron Healy, Sally Todd, Marilyn Buferd, Arthur Batanides, Harry Fleer, Roy Gordon, Guy Prescott, Paul McWilliams.
"Lured-to the house of monsters..."
A scientist, (Carradine), and his assistant Lobo, (Johnson), experiment on human victims to try and discover the secret of eternal life through a series of glandular operations. The secret eludes him and the scientist ends up with a cellar full of grotesque mutants in his Georgia home that eventually escape to have their revenge. Lobo also turns on the scientist to save the life of a beautiful woman, (Hayes).
A poorly made, but an enjoyable B-picture diversion.
Originally double billed with The Beginning of the End.

UNEARTHLY STRANGER (1964/Independent Artists) 75mins. BW. UK.
Credits: Dir: John Krish; Prod: Albert Fennell; Ex.Prod: Julian Wintle & Leslie Parkyn; Sc: Rex Carlton; Ph: Reg Wyer; Ed: Tom Priestley; Art: Harry Pottle; Mus: Edward Williams. From an idea by Jeffrey Stone.
Cast: John Neville, Gabriella Licudi, Philip Stone, Jean Marsh, Patrick Newell, Warren Mitchell.
Scientists experimenting with a means to control time and space discover that the wife of one of their colleagues is actually an alien intent on learning their secrets. The woman is also the spearhead of an alien invasion, but her inability to kill anyone and the fact she has fallen in love, leads to her own death.
An enjoyable aliens-amongst-us tale. Watch for the scene in which a girl's tears scald her face like acid.

UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS (1956/Tors) 92mins. Colour sequences.
Aka: U.F.O.
Credits: Prod: Clarence Greene & Russell Rouse; A.Prod: Fernando Carrere; Sc: Francis Martin; Ph: Howard Anderson, Ed Fitzgerald & Bert Spielvogel; Ed: Chester Schaeffer; Mus: Ernest Gold. Narrated: Tom Powers.
A semi-documentary based on "official records" and "secret government footage" of flying saucer sightings partly narrated by Albert M. Chop, former Press Secretary of Air Material Command, a department responsible for Project Bluebook, the record of official Airforce UFO. sightings.

UNKNOWN PEOPLE (1951) see Superman and the Mole Men

UNKNOWN TERROR (1957/Emirau/Regal/Twentieth Century Fox) 76mins. BW.
Credits: Dir: Charles Marquis Warren; Prod: Robert Stabler; Sc: Kenneth Higgins; Ph: Joseph Biroc; Ed: Fred W. Berger; Art: James W. Sullivan; Mus: Raoul Krushaar.
Cast: John Howard, Mala Powers, Paul Richards, Sir Lancelot, Martin Garralaga, May Wynn, Gerald Minton, Duane Grey, Charles Gray, Charles Postal, Patrick O'Moore, William Hamel.
Deep in a remote part of the Caribbean jungle, Dr. Ramsen, (Milton), is studying the effects of various hallucinogenic fungi found in the Cave of Death and uses local natives who are to be sacrificed in tribal rituals as his experiment subjects. While searching for her missing brother, Gina Matthews, (Powers), and her husband Dan land on the island and discover the mutant fungi monsters created by the scientist. Slowly the fungal spores are becoming immune to the effects of the fresh air and threaten to spread to neighbouring islands and ultimately the rest of the world. Dan and Gina destroy the threat when they blow up the cave.

UNKNOWN WORLD (1951/Yordan/Lippert) 73mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir. & Ed: Terrell O. Morse; Prod., Des. & Ph.Fx: Jack R. Rabin & Irwin A. Block; Sc: Millard Kaufman; Ph: Allen G. Siegler & Henry Freulich; Mechanical Fx: Willis Cook; Mus: Ernest Gold.
Cast: Victor Kilian, Bruce Kellogg, Marilyn Nash, Jim Bannon, Otto Waldis, Tom Handley, Dick Cogan, George Baxter.
Dr. Morley of a scientific group named the "Society to Save Civilisation" organises an expedition to burrow 1,640 miles into the Earth in a mechanical "cyclotram" to search for a possible refuge for mankind in the event of an atomic war. A newspaper backs the expedition, but despite their efforts they discover a land within the earth that is unstable and sterile.
The inane and talky script ruins the anti-nuclear war message and evokes only tedium.
Filmed at Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico.

THE UNNATURAL (1952/DCA.) 90mins. Germany.
Aka: ALRAUNE; VENGEANCE.
Credits: Dir: Arthur Maria Rabenalt; Sc: Fritz Rotter; Ph: Friedl Behn-Grund. From a novel by Hanns Heinz Ewers.
Cast: Erich Von Stroheim, Hildegaarde Kneff, Karl Boehm, Trude Hesterberg.
A scientist uses artificial insemination to create a soulless woman, (Knef).
This updated version of a popular German theme was filmed before as ALRAUNE in 1918, 1928 and 1930.

UNNATURALS (1969) see Contronatura

DER UNSICHTBARE (1963/R&B) Germany.
Aka: THE INVISIBLE TERROR.
Credits: Dir: Raphael Nussbaum; Sc: Raphael Nussbaum & Waldmir Semitjof. From the story by H.G. Wells.
Cast: Hannaes Hauser, Ellen Schwiers, Hans Borsody.
A criminal steals a scientist's invisibility drug.
An uninspired adaptation with terrible acting and poor special effects.

DIE UNSICHTBAREN KRALLEN DES DR. MABUSE (1962/Thunder Pictures) 89mins. BW. Germany.
Aka: THE INVISIBLE HORROR; THE INVISIBLE DOCTOR MABUSE.
Credits: Dir: Harold Reinl; Prod: Arthur Brauner; Sc: Ladislas Fodor. From a character created by Norbert Jacques.
Cast: Wolfgang Priess, Karin Dor, Lex Barker, Werner Peters, Alan Dijon, Siegfried Lowitz, Rudolf Fernau.
A Professor who has been horribly scarred in an accident develops Operation-X to make himself invisible and avoid frightening his sweetheart. However, the fiendish Dr. Mabuse, (Priess), kidnaps the girl to force the professor to reveal his secret process. Mabuse, now armed with invisibility, plots to conquer the world. An American detective, (Barker), tries to track him down.

UNTAMED WOMEN (1952/Jewell Enterprises/UA.) 70mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: W. Merle Connell; Prod: Richard Kay; A.Prod: Harry L. Rybnick; Sc: George W. Sayre; Ph: Glen Gano; Ed: William M. Connell; Art & Sfx: Paul Sprunck; Optical Fx: Alfred Schmid; Sets: James R. Connell; Mus: Raoul Kraushaar.
Cast: Mikel Conrad, Doris Merrick, Richard Monahan, Mark Lowell, Morgan Jones, Midge Ware, Judy Brubaker, Carol Brewster, Autumn Rice, Lyle Talbot, Montgomery Pittman, Miriam Kaylor.
"The hairy men killed our fathers, mothers and brothers and we alone are all that are left of our people" - High Priestess Sandra.
"Shoot anything with hair on it that moves!" - Steve.
World War II air pilots land on an uncharted island and discover a society ruled by Amazon women descended from Druids who capture the pilots to use for breeding purposes. High Priestess Sandra frees the men who encounter shaggy mammoths, a giant armadillo and man-eating plants in their efforts to escape, but the women who recruit the pilots to help them fight off some hairy, mentally deficient apemen are actually testing them.
A poorly made, cliché ridden B-film with dinosaur footage borrowed from One Million BC. and an annoying character spouting incessant one liners.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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UOMINI H, BIJYO TO EKITAININGEN
(1958/Toho/Columbia) Japan.
Aka: THE H-MAN; THE BEAUTIFUL WOMEN AND THE HYDROGEN MAN; BIJYO TO EKITAININGEN.
Credits: Dir: Inoshiro Honda; Prod: Tomoyuki Tanaka; Sc: Takeshi Kimura; Sfx: Eiji Tsuburaya. From an idea by Hideo Kaijo.
Cast: Yumi Shirakawa, Kenji Sahara, Akihiko Hirata, Mitsuru Sato.
A fishing vessel encounters a boat that has recently passed through a radioactive cloud. One of the crew touches some green slime on board and becomes a jelly like creature that must kill and absorb others to survive. After devouring the rest of the crew, the creature makes it's way to Tokyo where it hides in the sewers feeding on some gangsters that are using the underground tunnels as a hideout. Eventually the monster is destroyed with police flame-throwers.
A compressed sponge figure was given away to theatre patrons with the caution: "Dip the H-Man in water...and watch out!".

UOMINI RAPITI (1965) Italy.
Credits: Dir: Joseph Fryd.
A group of people are kidnapped by extraterrestrials.

L'UOMO CHE VISSE DUE VOLTE (1970) see Segreto del Dr. Chalmers

UP IN SMOKE (1957/Allied Artists) 64mins. US.
Credits: Dir: William Beadine; Prod: Richard Heermance; Ph: Harry Neumann; Ed: William Austin; Art: Dave Milton; Sfx: Milt Rice; Mus: Marlin Skiles. From a story by Elwood Ullman & Bert Lawrence.
Cast: Huntz Hall, Stanley Clements, Byron Foulger, Eddie LeRoy, David Gorcey, Judy Bamber, Fritz Feld, Benny Rubin, Jack Mulhall.
Sack of the Bowery Boys makes a pact with Satan, (Foulger), to win at the track.
The Bowery Boys adapt "Faust" to their own brand of lunacy.

UPIOR (1968/KADR) 30mins. Poland.
Credits: Dir: Stanislaw Lenartowicz; Sc: Ziemowit Federki & Stanislaw Lenartowicz; Ph: Jerzy Stawicki; Mus: Wojciech Kilar.
Cast: Jan Machulski, Aleksandra Zawieruszanka, Jadwiga Chojnacka, Zdzislaw Karczewski, Ryszard Ronczewski.
At a grand ball a man is warned that some of the guests are vampires, so he attempts to rescue a girl from their clutches.

 

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L'URLO
(1965) 13mins. Italy.
Aka: THE SCREAM.
Credits: Dir: Camillo Bazzoni; Prod. & Ph: Vittorio Storaro; Ed: Roberto Perpignani; Mus: Vittorio Gelmetti.
Cast: Francesco Barilli.
In the year 2001, emotion has been eliminated.

L'URLO DEL VAMPIRO (196 ) Italy.
Credits: Dir: T. Fec.
Cast: Milion Chery, Peppino Spoletini, Gianni Giacchi, Franco Vietri, Angela Cavalli, Antonio D'Agostino.
A traditional vampire story.
The title translates as "Cry of the Vampire".

USCHI DAI SENSO (1959/Toho/Columbia) 90mins. Japan.
Aka: BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE.
Credits: Dir: Inishiro Honda; Prod: Tomoyuki Tanaka; Sc: Shinichi Sekizawa; Ph: Hajime Koizumi; Ed: Kazuji Taira; Sfx: Eiji Tsuburaya; Mus: Akira Ifukube. From story by Jotaro Okami.
Cast: Minoru Takada, Koreya Senda, Leonard Stanford, Harold Conway, George Whyman, Elsie Richter, Ryo Ikebe, Kyoko Anzai.
A space battle ensues between the flying saucers of the Moon and the Earth, while astronauts have unknowingly had devices implanted in their brains by nasty aliens, who flood Venice, burn New York and torpedo the Golden Gate Bridge.

 

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