An aging magician harboring a terrible occult secret and his daughter are taken hostage in their isolated mansion by teenage scumbags need- ing a place to hide out. When the captors refuse ... See full summary »
Juan Piquer Simón
Luis Fernando Alvés
A young European boy living in San Francisco is reluctant to marry his long-term girlfriend because he wants to travel around the world first. His wealthy uncle agrees to send him on a ... See full summary »
When Captain Murphy is attacked by two thieves, the unemployed sailor Bob recovers his money, and in return, the captain hires Bob to work in his ship. In a storm, they leave the vessel and... See full summary »
Paul, a mercenary in Africa, decides that he can no longer work for the Organization because of their brutal tactics. But the evil Organization refused to release him, and Paul finds that he must fight his way out.
An experimental submarine, the "Siren II", is sent to find out what happened to the "Siren I", which has mysteriously disappeared in a submarine rift. Things go awry when they begin to find... See full summary »
This isn't exactly recommended. It's nominally based on a Jules Verne story (The Fifteen Years Old Captain), but it's hard to infer any literary influence whatsoever beyond the appalling dubbing, coupled with the fact that you can see better, less stagy acting on 'You've Been Framed'. As an indicator of directorial quality, consider that Simon is Spain's most exported director next to Jess Franco; the difference being that whereas Franco kept on working so long as the projects interested him, Simon just kept on working.
Attempts at exciting action are strictly confined to close-ups of the ship supposedly wildly thrashing about at sea (probably a Spanish harbour in a moderate wind and a few too many brandys for the cameraman). Imagine a feature length compilation of out-takes left over from the filming of a Captain Birdseye commercial, and you're half way there.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?