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(1963) see X-The Man With the X-Ray Eyes

X (1970) US.
Credits: Dir: C. Walsh.
Cast: Margaret Pedersen.
Members of a Devil cult take a magic potion that enables them to experience past sexual encounters.
A sex film with minor fantasy elements.

THE X FROM OUTER SPACE (1967) see Uchu Dai Kaiju Guilala

X-THE MAN WITH X-RAY EYES (1963/Alta Vista/AIP.) 88mins. US.
Aka: X; THE MAN WITH X-RAY EYES (UK).
Credits: Dir. & Prod: Roger Corman; Ex.Prod: James H. Nicholson & Samuel Z. Arkoff; Sc: Robert Dillon & Ray Russell; Ph: Floyd Crosby; Ed: Anthony Carras; Art: Daniel Haller; Ph.Fx: Spectrama; Sfx: Butler-Glouner Inc.; Mu: Ted Coodley; Mus: Les Baxter. From a story by Ray Russell.
Cast: Ray Milland, Diana Van Der Vlis, Harold J. Stone, Don Rickles, John Hoyt, John Dierkes, Vicki Lee, Kathryn Hart, Johnathan Haze, Dick Miller, Barboura Morris, Lorrie Summers, Carol Irey.
"X-ray vision effects in Spectarama."
Doctor Xavier, (Milland), develops a serum that gives him X-ray vision, but despite his new found ability he slowly becomes insane as the drops he puts in his eyes take on a stronger and more permanent effect. After accidentally killing a colleague, Xavier hides out in a carnival as a mind reader, but the unworldly spectrum of colours and sights that are before him are too much for him to bear. Finally while being hunted by the police Dr. Xavier stops at a roadside evangelical church where he hears the biblical quotation, "If thine eye offend thee, pluck it out!". In front of the congregation Xavier claws out both his black eyes.
An effective low budget thriller.

X: THE UNKNOWN (1956/Hammer/Exclusive Films) 80mins. BW. UK.
Credits: Dir. Leslie Norman & Joseph Walton; Prod: Anthony Hinds; Ex.Prod: Michael Carreras; Sc: Jimmy Sangster; Ph: Gerald Gibbs; Ed: James Needs; Sfx: Bowie Margutti Ltd. & Jack Curtis; Mu: Phil Leakey; Mus: James Bernard.
Cast: Dean Jagger, Edward Chapman, Leo McKern, Edward Judd, Anthony Newley, Jameson Clark, William Lucas, Peter Hammond, Marianne Brauns, Ian McNaughton, Michael Ripper, John Harvey, Jane Aird, Edwin Richfield, Norman McCowan, Neil Hallet, Kenneth Cope, Michael Brook.
A radioactive blob emerges from a fissure discovered in the Scottish Highlands by a troop of soldiers on a training exercise. The indestructible creature that feeds on radiation, tries to make its way to the nearest power plant, destroying everything in its wake. Dr. Royston, (Jagger), who works at an atomic plant, experiments with radioactive materials to try and find a way to stop the monster.
An ambitious film from the budding Hammer Studios made after the success of The Quatermass Experiment. The low budget is evident, but the style of the studio's future successes is apparent.

 

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XI XUEFU
(1962/Zhong Lian) BW. Hong Kong.
Aka: VAMPIRE WOMAN.
Credits: Dir: Li Tie.
Cast: Bai Yang (Bak Yin), Zhang Huoyou (Cheng Wo-Yau), Huang Manli (Wong Manlee), Rong Xiaoyi, Jiang Zhongping (Keung Chung-Ping).
A young woman, (Yang), seen sucking the blood from her baby is promptly accused of vampirism and punished by being buried alive. Later it is revealed that an evil servant, (Zhongping), poisoned the child, and the woman was trying save the child's life.

 

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