Captain Nemo has built a fantastic submarine for his mission of revenge. He has traveled over 20,000 leagues in search of Charles Denver - a man who caused the death of Princess Daaker. ... See full summary »
Two travellers are tormented by Satan from inn to inn and eventuly experience a buggy ride through the heavens courtesy of the Devil before he takes one of them down to hell and roasts him ... See full summary »
In the 19th century, an expert marine biologist is hired by the government to determine what's sinking ships all over the ocean. His daughter follows him. They are intercepted by a mysterious captain Nemo and his incredible submarine.
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Pretty much the same as the Trip to the Moon, only now we are heading in the other direction. A man who seems to be a mime gets in a submarine after dancing around and bowing and showing off in front of another array of women, wearing a kind of military uniform. Before he reaches the bottom, we see all kinds of sea creatures floating around (cardboard cut outs, I guess) and, most importantly, mermaids (dancing girls). In reality, a third of this already short feature is a bunch of prancing and posing. Once our hero gets to the bottom, he is inundated with dangerous fish, crabs, and anemones. This has nothing to do with the Jules Verne book, but Melies probably could have cared less. It's another groundbreaking little film, though it is none the worse for wear. It also has the most tired of clichéd endings.
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