Tag: Fantasy

Jabberwocky | 1977 | Michael Palin, Harry H. Corbett

Gilliam drags Python team-mates Palin and Jones through the blood-splattered filth of medieval England, which is merrily described in this piece of visual extravagance. Palin plays a dithering apprentice cooper – Dennis Cooper – who...

Blithe Spirit | 1945 | Rex Harrison, Constance Cummings

In this adaptation of the Noel Coward play Blithe Spirit, Rex Harrison is Charles Condomine, a novelist happily married to his second wife, Ruth. Happy, that is, until a seance meant to find material for his next book causes the ghost of his first...

Arabian Adventure | 1979 | Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing

A sumptuous fantasy adventure film starring Christopher Lee as an evil magical caliph who has captured princess Emma Samms and battles with manly hero Oliver Tobias. cast Christopher Lee as Caliph Alquazar Peter Cushing as Wazir Al Wuzara Mickey...

Thunder Rock | 1942 | Michael Redgrave, Barbara Mullen

The Boultings, who were taken out of army service by the MOI to film this propagandist play, give credit to Mutz Greenbaum for achieving the necessary effects on screen with the ghostly figures. The action takes place in a lighthouse (built at a...

The Valley of Gwangi | 1969 | James Franciscus, Gila Golan,

Working from an unfilmed treatment by the veteran special-effects master O’Brien, stop-motion animator extraordinaire Ray Harryhausen brought this fanciful fantasy western to the screen. Franciscus plays a cowpoke hired to capture a living...

Scrooge | 1970 | Albert Finney, Edith Evans

Albert Finney took over the role of Dickens’s crotchety old miser three weeks before production after both Richard Harris and Rex Harrison had to drop out because of other commitments. Although rather hammy at times, Finney holds the screen...

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