Marek Piestrak

  • Marek Piestrak – Test pilota Pirxa AKA Pilot Pirx’s Inquest (1979) (HD)

    1971-1980DramaMarek PiestrakPolandSci-Fi

    The movie is about “finite nonlinears,” robots that closely resemble human beings but are even more perfect than humans. They are intended to eventually replace human beings in space flights. Somewhat apprehensive about their usefullness, the United Nations sets up a space flight to determine their reactions to the human beings who also make up the crew. Pirx is selected as a commander of the flight, although the identity of the robots is not revealed to him…Read More »

  • Marek Piestrak – Lza ksiecia ciemnosci AKA Tear of the Prince of Darkness (1993)

    Marek Piestrak1991-2000EstoniaHorrorMystery

    Tallinn, Estonia, days before the outbreak of World War II. A hotel detective and a Polish writer team up to find Tear of the Prince of Darkness, a legendary ring which can bring Satan’s rule over the world.Read More »

  • Marek Piestrak – Wilczyca AKA The Wolf (1983)

    1981-1990HorrorMarek PiestrakPoland

    The most important horror movie to come out of Poland, Wilczya is also one of the greatest ever werewolf depictions. Superb gothic horror. Unfortunately this atmospheric flick is not well-known abroad.The action of Wilczyca takes place in Poland in the ninetieth century. Maryna dislikes her husband, a Polish patriot named Kacper. Before her death,she curses him. Her evil is transformed not only into a young countess Julia, but also into the wolf… Wilczyca is definitely a Polish horror classic that reminds me of Hammer productions.The film is loaded with traditional genre elements like tombs or silver bullets.The climax is surprisingly gory and the mood is quite sensual.Read More »

  • Marek Piestrak – Klatwa Doliny Wezy AKA Curse of Snakes Valley (1987)

    1981-1990AdventureCultMarek PiestrakPoland

    An ex marine (Traven), a Polish professor (Tarnas) and a French journalist (Christine) are on the hunt for a treasure in this great Polish b-movie flick. Actually most of the contemporary Polish movies suck. But this one sucks so bad, that it’s enjoyable. You’ve got all the possible cliches here, plus cheesy stop-motion special effects, plus cheesy dialogues, plus nice landscapes, plus nice cast with some big names (Roman Wilhelmi, Leon Niemczyk and recently deceased Ewa Salacka). Polish-Soviet production, shot in Viet Nam/Paris. If you wet your pants watching the Nazis in the first Indiana Jones, who melted after opening the Ark, grab this one.Read More »

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