Various factions are fighting each other to gain possession of a very special statue. The statue itself is not worth much, the needles inside it are the true prize. These "golden needles" ... See full summary »
Joe Don Baker,
Thrill to the mayhem that ensues when ever-lovable serial killer Red Toole sets off on a globe-trotting quest in search of his missing wife, the lovely Violet, caught in the clutches of the... See full summary »
A pair of dweebs are trying to vacation in the woods when they discover a crashed spaceship. They help the injured alien, who turns into a beautiful woman the next morning. Then with the ... See full summary »
Most of Earth has been destroyed by an asteroid. A small military colony, New America, has managed to survive in the Arctic. When a soldier goes missing at the colony, authorities send Ryan Murphy to investigate.
This 1992 Japanese film tells the story of a scientist who sets out to create the new "super Adam and Eve", humans who cannot be controlled by their emotions. Of course, the end result it ... See full summary »
Pedro Ortiz (Mario Adorf) is released from prison and returns soon to free a young man called Carlos (Thomas Fritsch). Together with Jose (Klaus Kinski) and Fernando (Sieghardt Rupp), they start a new gang for bank robbery and the usual things bandits do. They take Ortiz' friend Juanita (Marisa Mell) and the servile piano player Woody (Walter Giller) with them. When former sheriff Kelly (Edmund Purdom) follows them, they take his wife Liz (Marianne Koch) and his young son for hostages. During the perilous journey to Mexico, the group is reduced one by one, while Ortiz' has delusions of grandeur, looking for a hidden treasure.
Shot on the island of Gran Canaria shortly after the success of the German Karl May westerns 'Treasure of Silver Lake' and 'Winnetou I', this Austrian production tried to cash in on their success and even signed Mario Adorf, the villain of the latter. But it is totally different in tone, in a darker and more violent mood it is foreshadowing the Italian westerns soon to follow. Koch would reappear in "A Fistful of Dollars" and Kinski in "For A Few Dollars More". The villain (Adorf) is in the center of the show all the time, whereas the hero (Purdom) remains pale and only starts moving when his family is in danger. On one hand, it makes the movie original to put the villain in the foreground, on the other hand, it is a weakness not to have a more memorable hero. Mixed feelings, but in any case an interesting movie on the border line between American western influences and new European western style.
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