1961-1970

Mircea Dragan – Columna AKA The Column (1968)

The Roman Emperor Trajan has just murdered all the local men of Dacia and holds a military stronghold in what will later become Rumania. He places a Roman centurion in his place to occupy his latest conquest. After lopping off the head of the Dacian warlord, the soldier uses his blood-stained hands to dine on cheese and bread, unable to suppress his laughter. The centurion has a change of heart when he is put in charge of the region, freely dispensing justice and forgiveness to the conquered inhabitants. When the peace is threatened by marauding barbarians in masks of fur, the locals help the Romans fend off the invasion. Read More »

David Greenberg – Iris (1968)

A man pretends to be married to his ex-wife for the sake of his mother’s sanity. But when he finds love with his secretary, and later a 17-year-old, he ends up lost in confusion.

One of the better films that belongs to the “New Sensitivity” movement which arouse in Israel during the late 60’s till the mid-70’s, and was influenced by the French New Wave. Read More »

Lasse Braun – Tropical Paradise (1969)

This film was made on the tropical islands in the Caribbean and is a tribute from Lasse Braun to the girls from Trinidad. Filled with the joy of life, colours and explosive sensuality, in the dreamlike surroundings on the Virgin beaches you will witness the girls in the most intensive moments of their lives. Read More »

Robert Aldrich – The Last Sunset (1961)

Quote:
Brendan O’Malley arrives at the Mexican home of old flame Belle Breckenridge to find her married to a drunkard getting ready for a cattle drive to Texas. Hot on O’Malley’s heels is lawman Dana Stribling who has a personal reason for getting him back into his jurisdiction. Both men join Breckenridge and his wife on the drive. As they near Texas tensions mount, not least because Stribling is starting to court Belle and O’Malley is increasingly drawn by her daughter Missy. Read More »

Paolo Cavara & Gualtiero Jacopetti & Franco Prosperi – Mondo cane (1962)

Synopsis:
A documentary that shocked many viewers at the time of its release, this film presents scenes from across the globe that feature strange rituals. Animal slaughter and bizarre religious ceremonies are among the many events in the movie, which also exhibits cuisine that is highly unconventional to the Western palate. The collage-like production covers a lot of ground, both literally and figuratively, in depicting unusual cultural practices from around the world. Read More »

Lasse Braun – Orgie in Rome (1970)


A spy commits a burglary where an orgy is taking place.

Some information from Lasse Braun: The Official Website:
In February 1977, while LB was shooting some movies in London, his archive cellar was flooded, but since no one knew about that secret locations and the use of it, LB discovered the disaster when it was too late. […] Water and mud had flooded into the archive areas from an adjacent cellar belonging to other people through a breach in the dividing brick wall. Unknown thieves had obviously entered the LB cellar and stole all the paintings and valuables, which were placed above the crates with the film material. Read More »

Various – Boris Karloff’s Thriller [Season 2] (1962)

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Director: Various
Thriller (aka. Boris Karloff’s Thriller) was an hour-long TV Horror anthology series that originally aired on NBC from 1960 to 1962. Horror fans who grew up in the 1960’s and 1970’s were nearly enraptured with the content and structure of this show. Indeed, in his non-fiction book on horror, Danse Macabre, Stephen King calls Thriller “the best horror series ever put on TV” (224; 1983 ed). At the beginning of each hour, Hollywood’s master of the macabre himself, Boris Karloff, would set the tone and prime the viewers for frightful and chilling dramatizations based on the works of some of the era’s greatest writers in the genre – writers like Robert E Howard, Cornell Woolrich, Richard Matheson, and Robert Bloch. Each episode was shot in eerie black and white and offered at least one story, with a few episodes dividing the hour between two or three shorter plays. Read More »