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Jason and the Argonauts (1963) starring Todd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack

Jason and the Argonauts

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Jason and the Argonauts (1963) starring Todd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack

Synopsis

Jason and the Argonauts is the classic fantasy tale of the fearless sailor who must find the Golden Fleece before he can claim his throne. Fighting an army of skeletons, harpies, the hydra, and a bronze giant along the way.

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Village of the Damned

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Village of the Damned (1960) starring George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Michael Gwynn

Synopsis of Village of the Damned

Village of the DamnedAt a quiet little village in England, something odd has happened — everyone in the village has fallen asleep. Everyone who enters, or flies over, also falls asleep. And afterward, every woman in the village of child-bearing age finds herself pregnant. All of the children born are blond, with strange eyes, who mature extremely rapidly. And they seem … unworldly.

Review of Village of the Damned

The Village of the Damned is a great many things – science fiction, cold war paranoia, a story of longing for family. But at its heart, it’s about people – like all great stories. And every time I watch it, my heart breaks for George Sanders.

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The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958) starring Peter Cushing, Francis Matthews, Michael Gwynn

The Revenge of Frankenstein

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The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958) starring Peter Cushing, Francis Matthews, Michael Gwynn, Eunice Gayson

Guillotine scene from The Revenge of Frankenstein

In Hammer Studios’ Frankenstein films, the focus of the films was not on the monster, but rather on Dr. Frankenstein — an excellent choice. The Revenge of Frankenstein continues where The Curse of Frankenstein left off. The amoral, murderous Dr. Frankenstein (played excellently by Peter Cushing) is about to be executed by guillotine, for his crimes. He is accompanied by a priest and taken to his execution, where the camera focuses on the guillotine — except for a knowing smile between the executioner and a prison worker …

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