Lists by gig-panas

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Vampires, Zombies, Mummys, Werewolfs
 
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Videodromme:
1920s-40s Horror
1930s-40s Classic monsters
1950s-60s Sci-Fi/Horror
1950s-2000s Kaijū / Гігантські монстри
1950s-70s Hammer Horror
1970s-80s-90s Horror
Going to Pieces: 1970s-80s Slashers
Going to Pieces: 1990s-2000s Slashers
2000s Horror & Remakes

Vampires vs Werewolfs
Zombie Flicks
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Kaijū (from Japanese "strange beast") is a film genre that features monsters, usually attacking a major Japanese city or engaging other monsters in battle. It is a subgenre of tokusatsu (special effects-based) entertainment.

Related terms include kaijū eiga (monster movie), a film featuring giant monsters or a single monster; kaijin (referring to roughly humanoid monsters); and daikaiju (giant kaiju), specifically meaning the larger variety of monsters. The term ultra-kaiju is longhand for kaiju in the Ultra Series.

The Ultra Series is the collective name for all the shows produced by Tsuburaya Productions featuring Ultraman (from "Urutoraman: Kûsô tokusatsu shirîzu" (1966–1967)), his many brethren, and the myriad Ultra Monsters.

Godzilla, directed by Ishirō Honda, is an early and influential classic in the monster film genre and was initially released by Toho in 1954.

Toho was inspired to make the original Godzilla after the commercial success of the 1952 re-release of King Kong, and the 1953 success of The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms. The success of the Godzilla series itself would go on to inspire Gorgo, Gamera, Yonggary, and many other monster films worldwide.

Godzilla character has been one of the most recognizable symbols in Japanese popular culture worldwide and remains an well-known facet of Japanese films, and was the one of the first examples of the popular kaiju and tokusatsu subgenres in Japanese entertainment.



Shōwa era.
1954-1980

The Showa era refers to the giant monster films made between Godzilla (1954) and Super Monster (1980)


Heisei era.
1984-1999

Millennium series.
1999-2004
 
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some unique B-Movies i liked.
 
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Jaws is Steven Spielberg's seminal 1975 movie about a monstrous great white shark terrorising a small island community. It was very successful, grossing higher than anything else in the cinema at the time and causing a reduction in beach attendance as well as an increase in shark sightings the world over. It is also the mother of Nature Runs Amok movies. These are horror films that exploi a particular type of (sometimes fictional) natural life, other than humans, as their main source of interest. Basically, they are films where a bewildering array of animals, and sometimes plants, kill people en masse. Scientific tampering with the 'natural order of things' is often what triggers the onslaught of killer critters in these films. This can take the form of radiation, toxic waste or genetic engineering. Sometimes it is a spiritual or mystical imbalance that causes the eruption of zoological violence.

Emerging in the 1950s, the subgenre saw its heyday in the 1970s and early 1980s but never really died out, with a steady flow of titles released since. Films in the subgenre often have a plot with a marked similarity to that of Jaws, where meddling officials hinder the fight against whatever mutant fauna/flora is causing all the bother.
 
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list of interresting series (one way or another :o)
if you are looking for space operas (e.g. Star Trek, Star Gate) see my other list
theSeries: Space Operas
 
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Classic & Unusual movies
 
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Post Apocalyptic movies list based on List from www.post-apocalypse.co.uk & List of Post Apocalyptic Movies by Chris Coyier
 
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War, huh yeah
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing
 
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The peplum film (pepla plural), also known as sword-and-sandal, is a genre of largely Italian-made historical or Biblical epics (costume dramas) that dominated the Italian film industry from 1958 to 1965, eventually being replaced in 1965 by the Spaghetti Western.

The pepla attempted to emulate the big-budget Hollywood historical epics of the time, such as Spartacus, Samson and Delilah and The Ten Commandments.

The terms "peplum" (referring to the tunic-style Greek and Roman garment often worn by characters in the films) and "sword-and-sandal" were used in a condescending way by film critics. Italian director Vittorio Cottafavi called the genre "Neo-Mythology".

This list is mostly focusing on films about
Ancient Rome, Egyptian and Greek mythology and some Biblical movies
 
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Animated films and series from days not long ago (and sequels to them)
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see also
Animation 2000s
Animation 3.
 
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Gangsters & Mobsters
 
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Детективи, бойовики, комедії та трохи фантастики про копів.
 
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Список фільмів про змій. за наявності перекладу українською вказано українську назву та канал трансляції/перекладу.
 
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Ants, Bees and Wasps...
 
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Спагеті Вестерни
see also:
Django's Spaghetti Westerns
Sartana's Spaghetti Westerns
Sabatas's Spaghetti Westerns

Spaghetti westerns are Italian-made westerns that emerged in the mid-1960s. They were more violent and amoral than typical Hollywood westerns. These films also often eschewed the conventions of Hollywood studio Westerns, which were primarily for consumption by conservative, mainstream American audiences.


The first American-British western filmed in Spain was The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (1958), directed by Raoul Walsh. It was followed by Savage Guns (1961), this time a British-Spanish western, again filmed in Spain. This marked the beginning of Spain as a suitable film shooting location for any kind of European western.

Since there is no real consensus about where to draw the exact line between Spaghetti Westerns and other Eurowesterns (or other Westerns in general) one cannot say which one of the films mentioned so far really was the first Spaghetti Western. However, it is obvious that 1964 saw the breakthrough of this genre, with more than twenty productions or co-productions from Italian companies and also more than half a dozen Westerns by Spanish or Spanish/American companies.

When the typically low-budget production A Fistful of Dollars (1964) turned into a remarkable box office success, the industry eagerly lapped up its innovations. Most succeeding Spaghetti Westerns tried to get a ragged, laconic hero with superhuman weapon skill, preferably one who looked like Clint Eastwood: Franco Nero, John Garko and Terence Hill.

When Leone's second Western For a Few Dollars More (1965) brought a still larger box office bonanza, bounty killer suddenly became the choice profession of Spaghetti Western heroes

Spaghetti Westerns also began featuring a pair of different heroes. In Leone's film Eastwood's character is an unshaven bounty hunter, who enters an unstable partnership with Mortimer, an older bounty killer who uses more sophisticated weaponry and wears a suit (Lee Van Cleef).

In Leone's The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) there is still the scheme of a pair of heroes vs. a villain but it is somewhat relaxed, as here all three parties were driven by a money motive.

Sabata (1969) and If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death (1968), directed by Gianfranco Parolini, introduce into similar betrayal environments a kind of hero molded on the Mortimer character from For a Few Dollars More with more outrageous trick weapons. Fittingly enough Sabata is performed by Lee Van Cleef himself, while John Garko plays the very similar Sartana protagonist.

Beside the first three Spaghetti Westerns by Sergio Leone, a most influential film was Sergio Corbucci's Django (1966) starring Franco Nero. More than thirty "sequels" to Django have been produced since 1966. Most of these films have nothing to do with Corbucci's original film.

In 1968, the wave of Spaghetti Westerns reached its crest, comprising one-third of the Italian film production, only to collapse to one-tenth in 1969. However, the considerable box office success of Enzo Barboni's They Call Me Trinity (1970) and the pyramidal one of its follow-up Trinity Is Still My Name (1971) gave Italian filmmakers a new model to emulate.

Spaghetti Western characters like Django, Sartana, Trinity, Sabata and Ringo inspired numerous sequels. Hoping to cash in on the success and popularity of the character.

Leone's later Westerns Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), Duck, You Sucker! (a.k.a. A Fistful of Dynamite) (1971) and the produced and co-directed My Name is Nobody (1973) did very well at the Italian box-office but did not inspire the industry to imitations like his first three did.

By the mid-seventies a few productions, like Keoma (1976) and Four of the Apocalypse (1975), tried to revive the pre-Trinity formulas but basically the Spaghetti Western was dead as an active genre.

Later years have seen some "return of stories" Django Strikes Again (1987) with Franco Nero and Troublemakers (1994) with Terence Hill and Bud Spencer.
 
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Crocs & Gators
 
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some movies excluded:

Yellow Submarine (1968) - it is a musical film, and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961) & 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) - this is more adveture movies
 
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Maneater Series is the name of made-for-television natural horror films on DVD produced by RHI Entertainment for the Syfy Channel. 2007-2011
 
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Boulevard Entertainment, released The B-Movie Collection, Boxset, featuring 12 of the most kitsch and memorable B-Movie titles ever made ...