NEWLY ADDED AS OF OCTOBER 25, 2019
UNHEIMLICHE GESCHICHTEN (1932, Germany, 89 min., B&W)
Director: Richard Oswald. Stars: Paul Wegener, Maria Koppenhöfer and Blandine Ebinger.
A crazed scientist, Morder (Paul Wegener), driven even crazier by his nagging wife, murders her and walls her up in a basement, a la Poe's "The Black Cat".
He then flees as the police and a reporter, Frank Briggs (Harald Paulsen), set out to track him down. Morder eventually escapes from the law by pretending
to be insane and being admitted into an asylum.. Though, here, the patients have managed to free themselves, lock up the guards, and take charge.
After Morder's final escape, he turns up as president of a secret Suicide Club (based on the short story by Robert Louis Stevenson).
The film's story is a merging of three separate short stories, Edgar Allan Poe's "The Black Cat", "The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether" and
Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Suicide Club", set within a story frame of a reporter's hunt for a crazy scientist. It is a black comedy revisiting many of the
classic themes of the horror genre. It was Paul Wegener's first talking movie. AKA "Tales of the Uncanny", "Unholy Tales" and "The Living Dead". $18.00
DIE UNBEKANNTE (1936, Germany, 87 min., B&W)
Director: Frank Wisbar. Stars: Sybille Schmitz, Jean Galland and Ilse Abel.
Language: German. Subtitles: English (non-removable).
One rainy evening, a dead woman is taken out of the water and taken to the nearest guardhouse. The authorities are unable to identify her. Death seems to
have given her face a look of supernatural beauty . What had she experienced? We shall find out in flashbacks. Fans of German cinema will recognize Schmitz
from her role in Carl Dreyer's 1932 film "Vampyr". $18.00
THE MAN WHO LAUGHS (1966, Italy, 93 min.)
Director: Sergio Corbucci. Stars: Jean Sorel, Lisa Gastoni and Ilaria Occhini.
Language: English dubbed. Subtitles: none. Fullscreen. Extras: Trailer.
Italian take on the German classic of 1928 that starred Conrad Veidt in the title role. The theme is basically the same: A boy, kidnapped by gypsies, has his face deformed to be always smiling and thus become a circus attraction. The story is transferred to Italy in the 16th century, in the times of Caesar and Lucrezia Borgia. Here, he is used as a pawn in the treachery of Lucrezia Borgia (Lisa Gastoni) and her brother. $20.00
THE MYSTIC (1925, USA, 70 min., B&W)
Director: Todd Browning. Stars: Aileen Pringle,
In Hungary, Michael Nash, an American, meets Anton, a knife thrower and his subject, Zara. Michael is in the lead to take the couple to the United States, to make it a juicy attraction.
It does not take him much time to make Zara the most famous and profitable medium in New York. But the police closely monitor the young woman ...
Mystery and drama fans will be delighted by this story of a young eastern european woman hired to the new world. $18.00
Note: Although this U.S. made film has it's title cards in English, there are non-removable French subtitles beneath the title cards.
RASPUTIN, DAMON DER FRAUEN (1932, Germany, 82 min., B&W)
Director: Adolf Trotz. Stars: Conrad Veidt, Paul Otto and Hermine Sterler.
Language: German. Subtitles: English. Fullscreen.
Grigori Rasputin, who in his homeland is strongly attacked by the clergy, comes to St. Petersburg thanks to his healing talents to highest honors.
He ascends to the Czar's most intimate advisor after releasing his son from a serious illness. Only his unrestrained passion for beautiful women is his fate.
Note: There are a few (very few) lines of dialogue which had not been translated. These bits of dialogue do not disrupt the flow of the storyline at all. $18.00
SODOM AND GOMORRAH (1922, Germany/Austria, 124 min., B&W)
Director: Michael Curtiz. Stars: Georg Reimers, Victor Varconi and Lucy Doraine.
Language: German title cards with French narration. Subtitles: English.
Exposed to bad influences since childhood, Mary, a young girl is pushed by her mother to approach an elderly banker by the name of Harber.
After almost driving her fiancee to suicide and seducing his mentally-ill son, she realizes through a metaphorical dream the scope of her negligence. $18.00
AGENT JOE WALKER: OPERATION FAR EAST
(1966, Italy/Germany/Singapore, 90 min.)
Director: Gianfranco Parolini. Stars: Tony Kendall, Brad Harris and Barbara Frey.
Language: English dubbed. Subtitles: none. Widescreen.
After years of hard research, Professor Akron has achieved an overwhelming result. With the help of his invention, the effect of laser beams can be intensified to infinity. In the hands of criminals, however, this achievement is a deadly weapon and a threat tothe whole world. Joe Walker aka Commissar X and Tom Rowland rush to Singapore to protect the explorer from the "claws of the golden dragon." $20.00
DEATH TRIP (1967, Germany/Italy/Hungary, 89 min.)
Directors: Rudolf Zehetgruber and Gianfranco Parolini. Stars: Tony Kendall, Brad Harris, Olga Schoberová and Sabine Sun.
Language: English dubbed. Subtitles: none. Widescreen. Extras: Trailers.
One of Kendall and Harris's best with the boys on the hunt for a treasure of missing LSD that has been stolen by a criminal organization. Their quest eventually
leads the boys to far-off desert oil ruins where much of the film's best action occurs.