miércoles, 31 de enero de 2007

Capitan Kronos, Cazavampiros ( Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter, 1974 ) dirigida por Brians Clemens


¡Vamos a Matar Vampiros, Compañeros !





Detras de Kronos se encuentra el nombre de Brians Clemens, este estuvo detras de la mitica serie inglesa de Los Vengadores ( The Avengers ), entre muchas otras. Con esta pelicula, fue la primera y última vez, que incursiono en el mundo de la dirección cinematografica. Tambien la escribio y la produjo. De Capitan Kronos, se espero que tuviera el suficiente exito como para empezar una serie de peliculas, lastima que el proyecto naufragara.

Clemens, con gran maestria, urde una trama donde se mezclan diferentes elementos del folclore vampirico; para darle caza se usan diversas trampas; para matarlo, hay diversas maneras: la clasica estaca en el corazón, el ahorcamiento, y un largo etcetera. Luego, aqui ya no existe un solo tipo de vampiro, no, aquel con el que tiene que enfrentarse el heroe, es uno que se alimenta de la juventud para mantener la suya propia. La musica a cargo de Laurie Johnson es muy buena, su magnifica partitura, llena de imaginación, fuerza y originalidad, es la clase de acompañamiento que sirve como compañia ideal, logrando envolver al espectador.

En una remota comunidad europea estan sucediendo sucesos muy extraños, jovenes doncellas estan siendo atacadas por un ser que les roba su juventud dejandolas viejas y apergaminadas. Es entonces cuando toma cartas en el asunto un viejo soldado, que ahora se dedica a cazar vampiros: Kronos; pero él no esta solo, es ayudado por su fiel amigo y ayudante: el profesor Hyeronymos Grost, quién sobre lo oculto sabe bastante y una muchacha de nombre Carla, la cual, al ser ayudada por Kronos en su hora mas terrible, se une en la lucha de aquél contra el mal. Es asi como los tres van en ayuda del doctor Marcus. Mientras la investiga-

ción es llevada a cabo por nuestros heroes, mas victimas van apareciendo y es entonces cuando, debido a un hecho que atañe a estos, llegan a dar con el responsable de tan atroces crimenes.

Clemens, a pesar de no ser un gran director logra escenas muy buenas, como por ejemplo todo el rito de creación de la espada que dara fin al vampiro; las escenas de lucha estan bastante bien logradas, y, es en estas, donde se muestra lo sobresaliente que es el personaje de Kronos y es alli donde se nos da pistas sobre su caracter sobrenatural, a pesar de que en algún punto de la cinta se nos develara parte de su pasado, como pista solo basta decir, de que Blade esta hermanado a él por algo. Los actores estan todos muy bien en sus papeles, Ian Hendry, haciendo de espadachin malvado y duro al que todos le temen esta bastante creible; por el lado de los personajes buenos: Horst Janson, el actor que encarna al Capitan Kronos, le sale bien el papel de hombre con un pasado tragico y que siempre anda taciturno; John Cater, quien da vida al profesor Hieronymos Grost, hace de su papel a alguien querible y tiene momentos realmente

muy buenos; por el lado de Caroline Munro, solo queda decir una cosa: ¡ esta espectacular !; en cuanto a John Carson, aquél compone un buen personaje, que en su momento mas tragico realmente saca lo mejor del personaje.

Capitan Kronos es una pelicula, que a pesar de no haber sido exitosa en su tiempo, se ha vuelto una pieza obligatoria para todo aquel amante del genero, al igual que para que el que no lo es. Como anecdota, solo decir que la actriz Ingrid Pitt, dijo en entrevistas que rehuso hacer un cameo.

A continuación todo lo que hizo hasta el momento, Brian Clemens:


Writer:

McBride: Fallen Idol (2006) (TV)
"The Wrong Side of the Rainbow" (2000) TV Series (writer)
"Bugs" (40 episodes, 1995-1999) - The Enemy Within (1999) TV Episode (creator) - Money Spiders (1999) TV Episode (creator) - Twin Geeks (1999) TV Episode (creator) - Jewel Control (1998) TV Episode (creator) - Pandora's Box (1998) TV Episode (creator) (35 more)
"CI5: The New Professionals" (1998) TV Series (unknown episodes)
Justine: A Private Affair (1995)
"Highlander" (1 episode, 1993)... aka Highlander (France) ... aka Highlander: The Series - See No Evil (1993) TV Episode (writer)
Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride (1992) (TV) (story) (teleplay)
Perry Mason: The Case of the Reckless Romeo (1992) (TV) (written by)
Perry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin (1991) (TV) (written by)
Highlander II: The Quickening (1991) (story) ... aka Highlander II: The Renegade Version (UK: director's cut) (USA: video title (director's cut)) ... aka Highlander - Le retour (France) ... aka Highlander 2 (Argentina)
"Father Dowling Mysteries" (2 episodes, 1990-1991)... aka Father Dowling Investigates (UK) - The Substitute Sister Mystery (1991) TV Episode (story) - The Christmas Mystery (1990) TV Episode (written by)
"Blaues Blut" (1990) TV Series (unknown episodes)... aka Blue Blood (UK) ... aka Scandalous
Blue Blood (1988) (TV)
Timestalkers (1987) (TV) (also story)
"Worlds Beyond" (1986) TV Series (unknown episodes)
"Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense" (2 episodes, 1984-1986) - The Sweet Scent of Death (1986) TV Episode - Mark of the Devil (1984) TV Episode
"The Secret Servant" (1984) TV Series (writer)
"Remington Steele" (2 episodes, 1984) - Puzzled Steele (1984) TV Episode (story) - Steele Your Heart Away (1984) TV Episode (teleplay)
"Bergerac" (1 episode, 1983) - Ninety Per Cent Proof (1983) TV Episode (writer)
"The Professionals" (57 episodes, 1977-1983) - No Stone (1983) TV Episode (creator) - A Man Called Quinn (1983) TV Episode (creator) - The Ojuka Situation (1983) TV Episode (creator) - The Untouchables (1983) TV Episode (creator) - Spy Probe (1982) TV Episode (creator) (52 more)
"Darkroom" (1 episode, 1981) - A Quiet Funeral (1981) TV Episode
The Watcher in the Woods (1980)
Escapade (1978) (TV)
"The New Avengers" (9 episodes, 1976-1977)... aka Chapeau melon et bottes de cuir (France: dubbed version) ... aka The New Avengers in Canada (Canada: English title: last season title) - The Three-Handed Game (1977) TV Episode (writer) - Dirtier by the Dozen (1977) TV Episode (writer) - Sleeper (1976) TV Episode (writer) - Faces (1976) TV Episode (writer) - The Tale of the Big Why (1976) TV Episode (writer) (4 more)
"Thriller" (42 episodes, 1973-1976) - Kill Two Birds (1976) TV Episode - Dial a Deadly Number (1976) TV Episode - Nightmare for a Nightmare (1976) TV Episode - The Next Victim (1976) TV Episode - Sleepwalker (1976) TV Episode (37 more)
"Quiller" (1975) TV Series (unknown episodes)
"Comedy Premiere" (1975) TV Series
Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter (1974) ... aka Kronos (USA) ... aka Vampire Castle
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1974) (also story)
"The Protectors" (6 episodes, 1972-1973) - Decoy (1973) TV Episode - Goodbye George (1973) TV Episode - Chase (1973) TV Episode (writer) - Vocal (1973) TV Episode (writer) - Thinkback (1972) TV Episode (writer) (1 more)
"The Adventurer" (1972) TV Series (unknown episodes)
The Woman Hunter (1972) (TV) (also story)
"My Wife Next Door" (1972) TV Series (unknown episodes)
"The Persuaders!" (3 episodes, 1971) - That's Me Over There (1971) TV Episode (screenplay) - The Old, the New, and the Deadly (1971) TV Episode (screenplay) - Overture (1971) TV Episode (screenplay)
Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde (1971)
Blind Terror (1971) ... aka See No Evil (USA)
And Soon the Darkness (1970) (screenplay) (story)
"The Champions" (2 episodes, 1968-1969) - Autokill (1969) TV Episode (writer) - Happening (1968) TV Episode (writer)
"The Avengers" (32 episodes, 1961-1969) - Bizarre (1969) TV Episode (teleplay) - Requiem (1969) TV Episode (teleplay) - Homicide and Old Lace (1969) TV Episode (teleplay) (uncredited) - Pandora (1969) TV Episode (teleplay) - The Morning After (1969) TV Episode (teleplay) (27 more)
"The Expert" (1968) TV Series (unknown episodes)
"Liebesgeschichten" (1 episode, 1967) - Nach all den Jahren (1967) TV Episode (play)
Hölle von Macao, Die (1967) ... aka Corrompus, Les (France) ... aka Hell to Macao ... aka Sigillo di Pechino, Il (Italy) ... aka The Corrupt Ones (USA) ... aka The Peking Medallion (UK)
"Adam Adamant Lives!" (1 episode, 1966) - A Slight Case of Reincarnation (1966) TV Episode (story)
"The Baron" (1 episode, 1966) - The Maze (1966) TV Episode (screenplay) (as Brian H. Clemens)
"Intrigue" (1966) TV Series (unknown episodes)
Curse of the Voodoo (1965) (as Tony O'Grady) ... aka Curse of Simba ... aka Lion Man ... aka Voodoo Blood Death (USA)
"Riviera Police" (1965) TV Series (unknown episodes)
"The Protectors" (1964) TV Series (unknown episodes)
"The Sentimental Agent" (1963) TV Series (unknown episodes)
Station Six-Sahara (1962) ... aka Endstation 13 Sahara (West Germany)
"Man of the World" (1962) TV Series (unknown episodes)
Fate Takes a Hand (1962)
"Danger Man" (7 episodes, 1960-1962) - The Dead Man Walks (1962) TV Episode (screenplay) - The Nurse (1962) TV Episode (screenplay) - The Leak (1961) TV Episode (screenplay) - Bury the Dead (1961) TV Episode (original story) - The Island (1961) TV Episode (screenplay) (2 more)
The Silent Invasion (1962)
The Spanish Sword (1962) (story)
"Sir Francis Drake" (1961) TV Series (unknown episodes)... aka The Adventures of Sir Francis Drake
"Ghost Squad" (1961) TV Series (unknown episodes)... aka G.S.5 (UK: third season title)
Two Wives at One Wedding (1961)
"Top Secret" (1961) TV Series (unknown episodes)
Highway to Battle (1961)
"The Mask of the Clown" (1961) TV Series (writer)
The Court Martial of Major Keller (1961)
The Middle Course (1961)
Return of a Stranger (1961)
The Pursuers (1961)
Tarnished Heroes (1961)
The Tell-Tale Heart (1960) ... aka The Hidden Room of 1,000 Horrors ... aka The Horror Man
Identity Unknown (1960)
An Honourable Murder (1960)
Transatlantic (1960)
"Invisible Man" (2 episodes, 1959)... aka H.G.Wells' Invisible Man (UK: complete title) - The Big Plot (1959) TV Episode (story) (as Tony O'Grady) - Shadow Bomb (1959) TV Episode (story and screenplay) (as Tony O'Grady)
Web of Suspicion (1959)
Top Floor Girl (1959)
The Child and the Killer (1959)
Crash Drive (1959)
Great Van Robbery (1959) (story) (also uncredited screenplay)
A Woman's Temptation (1959)
The Secret Man (1958) (screenplay) (as Tony O'Grady) (story) (as Tony O'Grady)
Links of Justice (1958)
Moment of Indiscretion (1958)
A Woman Possessed (1958)
Three Crooked Men (1958) (story)
"White Hunter" (1 episode, 1958) - Gun Duel (1958) TV Episode (as Tony O'Grady)
Innocent Meeting (1958)
On the Run (1958)
A Woman of Mystery (1958)
High Jump (1958)
At the Stroke of Nine (1957) (as Tony O'Grady)
Three Sundays to Live (1957)
The Betrayal (1957)
Operation Murder (1957)
The Depraved (1956)
Producer:
1990s
1970s
1960s
"CI5: The New Professionals" (1998) TV Series (executive producer) (unknown episodes)
"The Professionals" (executive producer) (2 episodes, 1978) - Where the Jungle Ends (1978) TV Episode (executive producer) - Klansmen (????) TV Episode (executive producer)
"The New Avengers" (1976) TV Series (producer) (unknown episodes)... aka Chapeau melon et bottes de cuir (France: dubbed version) ... aka The New Avengers in Canada (Canada: English title: last season title)
Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter (1974) (producer) ... aka Kronos (USA) ... aka Vampire Castle
Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde (1971) (producer)
And Soon the Darkness (1970) (producer)
"The Avengers" (producer) (57 episodes, 1967-1969) (associate producer) (26 episodes, 1965-1966) - Bizarre (1969) TV Episode (producer) - Take-Over (1969) TV Episode (producer) - Requiem (1969) TV Episode (producer) - Thingumajig (1969) TV Episode (producer) - Homicide and Old Lace (1969) TV Episode (producer) (78 more)
Miscellaneous Crew:
1990s
1970s
1960s
"Bugs" (series consultant) (5 episodes, 1995) - Shotgun Wedding (1995) TV Episode (series consultant) - Down Among the Dead Men (1995) TV Episode (series consultant) - All Under Control (1995) TV Episode (series consultant) (uncredited) - Assassins Inc. (1995) TV Episode (series consultant) - Out of the Hive (1995) TV Episode (series consultant) (uncredited)
"Father Dowling Mysteries" (1989) TV Series (executive story consultant) (unknown episodes, 1990-1991)... aka Father Dowling Investigates (UK)
Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde (1971) (composer: song "He'll Be There")
"The Avengers" (story editor) (26 episodes, 1965-1966) - Honey for the Prince (1966) TV Episode (story editor) - How to Succeed.... at Murder (1966) TV Episode (story editor) - A Sense of History (1966) TV Episode (story editor) - The House That Jack Built (1966) TV Episode (story editor) - What the Butler Saw (1966) TV Episode (story editor) (21 more)
"Ghost Squad" (1961) TV Series (story editor) (unknown episodes)... aka G.S.5 (UK: third season title)
Director:
Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter (1974) ... aka Kronos (USA) ... aka Vampire Castle
Self:
2000s
1990s
TV's 50 Greatest Stars (2006) (TV) .... Himself
We Were the Champions (2006) (V) .... Himself
This Man Is the One (2006) (V) .... Himself
Avenging the Avengers (2000) (V) .... Himself
The Blood Tide (1998) (V) .... Himself
En cuanto a los actores:
Horst Johnson, que aquí interpreta al caza vampiros Kronos, actuo en las siguientes peliculas:
Das Riesendard, 1961, dirigida por Géza von Radványi; escape from east Berlin, 1962, dirigida por Robert Siodmak; You Can`t Win`Em All, 1970, dirigida por Peter Collinson; La Guerra de Murphy ( Murphy`s War ), 1971, dirigida por Peter Yates; Shout at the Devil, 1976, dirigida por Peter R. Hunt.
John Cater,
quién hace del profesor Hieronymos Grost, hizo las siguientes peliculas:
Decline and Fall... of a Birdwatcher, 1968, dirigida por John Krish;Lot, 1970, dirigida por Silvio Narizzano; El Abominable Dr. Phibes ( The Abominable Dr. Phibes ), 1971, dirigida por Robert Fuest; El Regreso del Dr. Phibes ( Dr. Phibes Rises Again ), 1972, dirigida por Robert Fuest.
A la actriz Caroline Munro, se la puede ver en las siguientes peliculas:
Fumo di Londra, 1966, dirigida por Alberto Sordi; El Abominable Dr. Phibes ( The Abominable Dr. Phibes ), 1971, dirigida por Robert Fuest; El Regreso del Dr. Phibes ( Dr. Phibes Rises Again ), 1972, dirigida por Robert Fuest; Dracula A.D. 1972, 1972, dirigida por Alan Gibson; La Espia que me Amo ( The Spy Who Loved Me ), 1977, dirigida por Lewis Gilbert; Maniac, 1980, dirigida por William Lustig.








domingo, 21 de enero de 2007

Veo una Linda Serpiente Alada

Larry Cohen, es un director controversial donde los haya, que siempre se destaco por mostrar el lado marginal de la sociedad, aqui no se queda atras, y, en esta oportunidad nos trae la historia de Jimmy Quinn, un pobre don nadie, que es interpretado por su actor fetiche: Michael Moriarty. Quinn se dedica a realizar trabajos poco honestos y un buen dia decide, siguiendo el sano consejo de su novia, de que es hora de abandonar la mala vida y conseguir un trabajo honesto, pero tal cosa no es tan facil, asi que se junta a unos conocidos suyos y entre todos iran a realizar un trabajito, pero claro, el asunto no sale segun lo planeado y todo se va al demonio; Quinn se queda con el dinero, lo pierde, los muchachos van tras él, por supuesto, creyendo de que aquél los estafo, y Quinn, a pesar de que la vida le jugo la mala pasada de traerlo al mundo con pocas neuronas, las pocas que tiene, mas mucha suerte a su favor, le sirve como para sacarse de encima a tan molestas personas, y ¿ cómo es que lo hace ?, muy simple, utilizando al bichito, que desde el comienzo de la pelicula anda haciendo estragos por la ciudad; encima del pequeño y hambriento bicharrajo, tambien se encuentra un lunatico que se dedica a hacer unos ritos sangrientos, pero, por suerte en la ciudad se encuentra el detective Shepard, interpretado aqui por David Carradine, quién durante toda su vida le hizo caso a su papá y trabajo en cuanta pelicula pudo, sin importarle si aquellas eran buenas o malas.
Cohen consigue aqui, a pesar del bajo presupuesto, una gran historia, llena de momentos bastantes gores; buenos dialogos, sobre todo aquellos llevados a cabo entre el personaje de Moriarty y Carradine, convincentes actuaciones, los efectos especiales de la serpiente estan realmente muy buenos, ni hablar de cuando aquella hace estragos por toda la ciudad, dichos FX fueron realizados por el genial Dave Allen.

Como anecdota, en varias entrevistas, Cohen dijo lo siguiente:¨ el edificio Chrysler seria el lugar mas piola para que hubiese un nido ¨, este simple pensamiento fue el que impulso a que se crease la pelicula.
La preproduccion solo duro una semana; la pelicula fue concevida luego de que Larry Cohen fuera despedido de un largometraje de bajo presupuesto que estaba siendo filmado en la ciudad de Nueva York. Con el dinero que estaba gastando en su cuarto de hotel, Cohen contratto a los actores y en seis dias preparo el guion de rodaje. La letra Q pertenece al nombre del dios Quetzlcoatl, ser que era mitad reptil, y mitad pajaro.

Al actor Michael Moriarty se lo puede ver en las siguientes peliculas:
My Old Man´s Place, 1971, dirigida por Edwin Sherin; Hickey & Buggs, 1972, dirigida por Robert Culp; Reborn, 1981, dirigida por Bigas Luna; Troll, 1986, dirigida por John Carl Buechler; A Return to Salem´s Lot, 1987, dirigida por Larry Cohen. Moriarty tambien trabajo en los siguientes programas de television:
El Equalizador ( The Equalizer ), 1987-1989; Cagney & Lacey, 1986; Dead Man´s Gun, 1997.
Al actor David Carradine se le puede ver en las siguientes peliculas, peliculas para television y series de television:
Kung Fu, 1972; Ironside, 1968-1971; Galeria Nocturna ( Night Gallery, 1971 ); carrera de la Muerte 2000 ( Death race 2000, 1975 ), dirigida por Paul Bartel; El Guerrero y la Hechicera ( The Warrior and the Sorceress, 1984 ) dirigida por John C. Broderick; Safari 3000, 1982, dirigida por Harry Hurwitz; Crime Zone, 1988, dirigida por Luis Llosa; Dune Warriors, 1990, dirigida por Cirio H. Santiago; Kill Bill vol. 1, 2003, y vol. 2, 2004, dirigidas por Quentin Tarantino.
















La Serpiente Alada ( Q ), 1982, dirigida por Larry Cohen


Jack Deth no tranza con nadie


Hoy en dia decir el nombre de Charles Band es como decir Roger Corman, ya que Charles Band se ha ganado con el paso del tiempo, el estar a la altura de aquél; ejerció y ejerce como: director, productor, productor ejecutivo, escritor, inclusive hasta actuó. Alla, por el año 1985, dirigiria una pelicula, que con el paso del tiempo se convertiria en un clasico de la ciencia ficción de la clase B, escrita por Danny Bilson y Paul De Meo, y dirigida por Charles Band, Trancers es, sin duda, una entretenida y buena pelicula de ciencia ficción, repleta de buenas dosis de accion, buenos dialogos, asi como tambien buenos y inolvidables momentos, como cuando el personaje de Jack Deth, interpretado por Tim Thomerson, bucea por una sumergida ciudad de Los Angeles, en busca de antigüedades . A proposito, el nombre de dicha ciudad pasa a ser: Lost Angeles.
Jack Deth es enviado desde el S. XXIII al S. XX, para proteger a los lideres de su tiempo de los trancers, unos zombies controlados mentalmente, ya que los mismos tienen la clara intención de hacer desaparecer a dichos lideres, mediante la destrucción de sus antepasados. Con solo su ingenio y un par de chiches a lo Bond, Jack Deth tendra que ingeniarselas para detener a sus enemigos.
¿ Podra ? Pero por supuesto, sino no seria Jack Deth.
La historia de Bilson y De Meo, esta llena de giros imaginativos, los cuales incluyen toda clase de elementos que otorgan a la pelicula un halo de atmosfera ensoñadora, como por ejemplo el suero que permite viajar a Deth por el tiempo, el cual regresa la mente del sujeto al cuerpo de un antepasado. Tim Thomerson, sin tomarse muy en serio a su personaje, es quién logra darle el ingrediente justo que necesita la pelicula; por su parte, la actriz Helen Hunt esta muy bien en su papel.
Entre muchas cosas, al actor Tim Thomerson se le pudo ver en las siguientes peliculas y capitulos para television:
Mannix, 1975; Terraces, 1977, dirigida por Lila Garrett; Los Aventureros ( Starsky & Hutch), 1978; Hawaii Five-0, 1978; La Isla de la Fantasia ( Fantasy Island ), 1979; Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared - Syn, 1983, dirigida por Charles Band, Near Dark, 1987, dirigida por Kathryn Bigelow; Cherry 2000, 1987, dirigida por Steve De Jarnatt; Dollman, 1991, dirigida por Albert Pyun.
A Helen Hunt se la puede ver en las siguientes peliculas y series de television:
Pioneer Woman, 1973, dirigida por Buzz Kulik; Ark II, 1976; la Mujer Bionica ( The Bionic Woman ), 1976; Project X, 1987, dirigida por Jonathan Kaplan; Twister, 1996, dirigida por Jan de Bont.
Charles Band hizo lo siguiente:
Producer - filmography(In Production) (2000s) (1990s) (1980s) (1970s)
Dead Man's Hand (2007) (post-production) (producer)
Petrified (2006) (V) (producer)
The Gingerdead Man (2005) (producer)
Doll Graveyard (2005) (producer)
Decadent Evil (2005) (V) (executive producer) (producer)
Blood, Sweat, & Fears (2005) (V) (producer)
Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys (2004) (TV) (executive producer) ... aka Demonic Toys 3 (USA)
Tomb of Terror (2004) (V) (executive producer)
Cinemaker (2004) (V) (producer)
Puppet Master: The Legacy (2003) (V) (executive producer)
Delta Delta Die! (2003) (V) (executive producer)
Birth Rite (2003) (V) (executive producer)
Deadly Stingers (2003) (executive producer)
Bleed (2002) (V) (executive producer)
Scared (2002) (executive producer) (uncredited) ... aka Cut Throat
Jigsaw (2002) (V) (executive producer)
Deathbed (2002) (V) (executive producer) ... aka Stuart Gordon's Deathbed (USA: MIFED title)
Groom Lake (2002) (executive producer) ... aka The Visitor (USA)
"Full Moon Fright Night" (2002) TV Series (producer) ... aka William Shatner's Full Moon Fright Night (USA: complete title)
Trancers 6 (2002) (V) (executive producer) ... aka Trancers 6: Life After Deth (USA: poster title)
Castle Eros (2002) (executive producer) ... aka Castle Erotica (USA: video title)
Hell Asylum (2002) (V) (executive producer)
Cryptz (2002) (V) (executive producer)
Dead & Rotting (2002) (V) (co-executive producer)
Killjoy 2: Deliverance from Evil (2002) (V) (executive producer)
Pulse Pounders (2002) (executive producer) (producer) ... aka Pulse Pounders Vol. 1 (USA: promotional title)
Witchouse 3: Demon Fire (2001) (V) (producer)
Vengeance of the Dead (2001) (V) (executive producer) ... aka Sleepwalker (USA)
Demonicus (2001) (executive producer)
Passion Lane (2001) (V) (executive producer)
Song of the Vampire (2001) (V) (executive producer) (uncredited) ... aka Vampire Resurrection (USA: DVD title)
Phantom Love (2001) (executive producer) (uncredited)
Train Quest (2001) (executive producer) (uncredited)
Platinum Blonde (2001) (executive producer) (uncredited)
Horrorvision (2001) (V) (executive producer)
Task Force 2001 (2000) (V) (executive producer) (uncredited) ... aka Spy High
The Vault (2000) (V) (executive producer)
Sideshow (2000) (executive producer)
The St. Francisville Experiment (2000) (executive producer) (uncredited)
Making of 'The Vault' (2000) (V) (executive producer)
Making of 'Stitches' (2000) (V) (executive producer)
The Dead Hate the Living! (2000) (executive producer)
Diary of Lust (2000) (executive producer) (uncredited)
The Exotic Time Machine II: Forbidden Encounters (2000) (TV) (executive producer) (uncredited)
Frankenstein & the Werewolf Reborn! (2000) (executive producer)
The Horrible Dr. Bones (2000) (executive producer)
Killjoy (2000) (V) (executive producer)
NoAngels.com (2000) (V) (executive producer) (uncredited)
Passion's Obsession (2000) (executive producer) (uncredited)
Prison of the Dead (2000) (V) (executive producer)
The Regina Pierce Affair (2000) (V) (executive producer) (uncredited)
Revival of the Living Dead: The Making of 'The Dead Hate the Living!' (2000) (V) (executive producer)
Stitches (2000) (V) (executive producer)
Virgins of Sherwood Forest (2000) (V) (executive producer) (uncredited)
Voodoo Academy (2000) (executive producer)
Witchouse 2: Blood Coven (2000) (V) (executive producer)
Zorrita: Passion's Avenger (2000) (executive producer) (uncredited)
Ragdoll (1999) (executive producer)
Search for the Jewel of Polaris: Mysterious Museum (1999) (TV) (executive producer)
Planet Patrol (1999) (executive producer)
Retro Puppet Master (1999) (executive producer) ... aka Puppet Master 7 (USA)
Shandra: The Jungle Girl (1999) (executive producer) (uncredited)
Totem (1999) (V) (executive producer)
Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby (1999) (executive producer) (uncredited) ... aka Freeway 2: Confessions of a Trickbaby (USA: video box title)
Blood Dolls (1999) (producer)
Andromina: The Pleasure Planet (1999) (executive producer) (uncredited)
Shapeshifter (1999) (executive producer)
Timegate: Tales of the Saddle Tramps (1999) (V) (executive producer) (uncredited)
Pleasurecraft (1999) (executive producer) (uncredited)
The Excalibur Kid (1999) (executive producer) (uncredited)
Hidden Beauties (1999) (executive producer) (uncredited) ... aka Hidden Beauties: The Awakening (USA: cable TV title)
Murdercycle (1999) (executive producer) (uncredited)
Phantom Town (1999) (V) (executive producer)
Veronica 2030 (1999) (executive producer) (uncredited)
The Killer Eye (1999) (executive producer)
Alien Arsenal (1999) (TV) (executive producer)
Auditions from Beyond (1999) (V) (executive producer)
The Boy with the X-Ray Eyes (1999) (executive producer) (uncredited) ... aka X-Ray Boy (USA) ... aka X-treme Teens (USA: video title)
Casting Couch (1999) (V) (executive producer) (uncredited)
Dungeon of Desire (1999) (V) (executive producer) (uncredited)
Hollywierd (1999) (executive producer)
Lip Service (1999) (V) (executive producer) (uncredited)
The Making of 'The Killer Eye' (1999) (V) (executive producer)
The Mistress Club (1999) (executive producer) (uncredited)
Witchouse (1999) (V) (executive producer)
Subspecies 4: Bloodstorm (1998) (executive producer) ... aka Subspecies: The Awakening (USA: cable TV title)
Beach Babes 2: Cave Girl Island (1998) (executive producer) (uncredited) ... aka Beach Babes from Beyond 2 ... aka Cave Girl Island
Kraa! The Sea Monster (1998) (executive producer) ... aka Kraa! (USA)
The Shrunken City (1998) (V) (executive producer) (uncredited)
Curse of the Puppet Master (1998) (executive producer) ... aka Curse of the Puppet Master: The Human Experiment (USA: video box title) ... aka Puppet Master 6
The Secret Kingdom (1998) (executive producer) (uncredited)
Clockmaker (1998) (V) (executive producer)
Femalien II (1998) (executive producer) (uncredited) ... aka Femalien 2: The Search for Kara (USA: video title)
Frankenstein Reborn! (1998) (executive producer)
Hotel Exotica (1998) (executive producer) (uncredited)
Talisman (1998) (executive producer) (uncredited)
Teenage Space Vampires (1998) (executive producer) (uncredited) ... aka Darkness Comes (Canada: English title: TV title)
Teen Knight (1998) (executive producer) (uncredited)
Virtual Encounters 2 (1998) (executive producer) (uncredited)
The Werewolf Reborn! (1998) (executive producer)
Bimbo Movie Bash (1997) (executive producer)
Vampire Journals (1997) (executive producer)
The Creeps (1997) (producer)
The Exotic Time Machine (1997) (executive producer) (uncredited)
The Girls of Surrender Cinema (1997) (V) (executive producer) (uncredited) ... aka Exposed 2: Behind Closed Doors (UK)
Hideous! (1997) (producer)
Lolita 2000 (1997) (executive producer) (uncredited) ... aka Lolida 2000 (USA: DVD title) ... aka O Lita 2000 (USA: cable TV title)
Mystery Monsters (1997) (executive producer)
Shrieker (1997) (executive producer) ... aka Shriek (UK: video title)
Zarkorr! The Invader (1996) (producer) (as Robert Talbot) ... aka Zarkorr!
Demon in the Bottle (1996) (executive producer)
The Exotic House of Wax (1996) (executive producer) (uncredited)
Femalien (1996) (executive producer) (uncredited)
Head of the Family (1996) (executive producer) (uncredited)
Johnny Mysto: Boy Wizard (1996) (producer) (uncredited)
Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Chapter 6, Last Battle for the Universe (1996) (V) (executive producer)
Magic in the Mirror (1996) (executive producer)
Magic in the Mirror: Fowl Play (1996) (executive producer)
Oblivion 2: Backlash (1996) (executive producer) ... aka Backlash: Oblivion 2 (USA: video box title)
Spellbreaker: Secret of the Leprechauns (1996) (executive producer) ... aka Leapin' Leprechauns! 2
Virtual Encounters (1996) (executive producer) (uncredited)
Blonde Heaven (1995) (executive producer) (uncredited) ... aka Morgana (USA: DVD title) ... aka Morganna (USA: video title)
Castle Freak (1995) (executive producer) ... aka Stuart Gordon's Castle Freak (USA: complete title)
Huntress: Spirit of the Night (1995) (executive producer) ... aka Spirit of the Night (USA: cable TV title)
Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Chapter 1, Planet of the Dino-Knights (1995) (V) (executive producer)
Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Chapter 2, the Human Pets (1995) (V) (executive producer)
Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Chapter 3, Trapped on Toyworld (1995) (V) (executive producer)
Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Chapter 4, Eggs from 70 Million B.C. (1995) (V) (executive producer)
Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Chapter 5, Journey to the Magic Cavern (1995) (V) (executive producer)
Leapin' Leprechauns (1995) (executive producer)
Magic Island (1995) (V) (executive producer)
Prehysteria! 3 (1995) (V) (executive producer)
Beanstalk (1994) (executive producer)
Trancers 5: Sudden Deth (1994) (V) (executive producer)
Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter (1994) (executive producer) ... aka The Final Chapter: Puppet Master 5 (Canada: English title: video box title)
Dark Angel: The Ascent (1994) (V) (producer)
Lurking Fear (1994) (executive producer) ... aka H.P. Lovecraft's Lurking Fear (USA: complete title)
Test Tube Teens from the Year 2000 (1994) (executive producer) ... aka Virgin Hunters
Trancers 4: Jack of Swords (1994) (V) (executive producer) ... aka Trancers 4: Journeys Through the Darkzone (USA)
Bloodlust: Subspecies III (1994) (executive producer) ... aka Subspecies III: Bloodlust (USA)
Dragonworld (1994) (executive producer)
Invisible: The Chronicles of Benjamin Knight (1994) (executive producer)
Oblivion (1994) (executive producer)
Pet Shop (1994) (producer)
Prehysteria! 2 (1994) (V) (executive producer)
Shrunken Heads (1994) (executive producer) (producer)
Beach Babes from Beyond (1993) (executive producer)
Puppet Master 4 (1993) (producer)
Dollman vs. Demonic Toys (1993) (V) (producer)
Remote (1993) (V) (executive producer)
Arcade (1993) (V) (executive producer)
Bloodstone: Subspecies II (1993) (executive producer) ... aka Subspecies II: Bloodstone (USA)
Mandroid (1993) (executive producer)
Prehysteria! (1993) (producer)
Robot Wars (1993) (producer) ... aka Robot Jox 2: Robot Wars (USA)
Netherworld (1992) (executive producer)
Trancers III (1992) (V) (executive producer) ... aka Death Lives ... aka Future Cop III
Bad Channels (1992) (executive producer)
Demonic Toys (1992) (executive producer) ... aka Dangerous Toys (USA)
Doctor Mordrid (1992) (producer)
Seedpeople (1992) (executive producer)
Dollman (1991) (executive producer)
Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge (1991) (executive producer)
Trancers II (1991) (producer) ... aka Future Cop II ... aka Trancers II: The Return of Jack Deth (USA: video box title) ... aka Trancers II: The Two Faces of Death
Puppet Master II (1991) (executive producer)
Subspecies (1991) (executive producer)
Meridian (1990) (V) (producer) ... aka Meridian: Kiss of the Beast (USA) ... aka Phantoms (UK)
Robot Jox (1990) (executive producer) ... aka Robojox
Crash and Burn (1990) (V) (executive producer)
The Pit and the Pendulum (1990) (V) (executive producer) ... aka The Inquisitor (USA: DVD title)
Shadowzone (1990) (executive producer)
Dr. Alien (1989) (executive producer) (uncredited) ... aka I Was a Teenage Sex Maniac ... aka I Was a Teenage Sex Mutant
Puppet Master (1989) (executive producer)
Arena (1989) (executive producer)
Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (1989) (executive producer) (uncredited) ... aka Jungle Heat (USA) ... aka Piranha Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (USA)
Intruder (1989) (executive producer) (uncredited) ... aka Night Crew: The Final Checkout (USA: video title)
Buy & Cell (1989) (executive producer)
Cemetery High (1989) (executive producer) (uncredited) ... aka Hack'em High (USA) ... aka Scumbusters (UK: cut version)
Deadly Weapon (1989) (executive producer)
Transformations (1989) (executive producer) (uncredited)
Catacombs (1988) (executive producer) ... aka Catacombs: la prigione del diavolo (Italy) ... aka Curse IV: The Ultimate Sacrifice (USA: video title)
Ghost Town (1988) (executive producer)
Assault of the Killer Bimbos (1988) (executive producer) (uncredited)
Cellar Dweller (1988) (executive producer)
Prison (1988) (executive producer)
Galactic Gigolo (1988) (executive producer) (uncredited) ... aka Club Earth (USA)
Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (1988) (executive producer) (uncredited) ... aka The Imp
Spellcaster (1988) (executive producer)
Creepozoids (1987) (executive producer) (uncredited)
Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity (1987) (executive producer) (uncredited)
The Caller (1987) (executive producer)
Necropolis (1987) (executive producer) (uncredited) ... aka Necropolis: City of the Dead
Enemy Territory (1987) (executive producer)
Psychos in Love (1987) (executive producer) (uncredited)
The Princess Academy (1987) (executive producer) (uncredited)
Dolls (1987) (executive producer)
Ghoulies II (1987) (executive producer)
Mutant Hunt (1987) (V) (executive producer) (uncredited) ... aka Matt Riker
The Occultist (1987) (executive producer) (uncredited) ... aka Maximum Thrust ... aka Waldo Warren: Private Dick Without a Brain
Valet Girls (1987) (executive producer) (uncredited)
Vicious Lips (1987) (executive producer) (uncredited) ... aka Lunar Madness (Australia: video title) ... aka Pleasure Planet (USA)
From Beyond (1986) (executive producer) ... aka H.P. Lovecraft's From Beyond
Breeders (1986) (executive producer) (uncredited)
Crawlspace (1986) (executive producer)
Zone Troopers (1986) (executive producer)
Robot Holocaust (1986) (V) (executive producer) (uncredited) ... aka Robot conquistano il mondo, I (Italy)
The Alchemist (1986) (producer)
Ghost Warrior (1986) (producer) ... aka Swordkill
TerrorVision (1986) (executive producer)
Eliminators (1986) (producer)
Troll (1986) (executive producer)
Dreamaniac (1986) (executive producer) (uncredited)
Rawhead Rex (1986) (executive producer) (uncredited) ... aka RawHeadRex (USA: video box title)
Zombiethon (1986) (executive producer)
Savage Island (1985) (executive producer) (uncredited) (producer) (as Robert Amante)
Trancers (1985) (producer) ... aka Future Cop (Philippines: English title)
Ghoulies (1985) (executive producer)
The Dungeonmaster (1985) (producer) ... aka Ragewar
Underworld (1985) (executive producer) (uncredited) ... aka Transmutations (USA)
Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn (1983) (producer)
Filmgore (1983) (V) (producer)
Walking the Edge (1983) (executive producer: Empire Pictures) (uncredited) ... aka The Hard Way
Parasite (1982) (producer)
Famous T & A (1982) (V) (executive producer)
The Best of Sex and Violence (1981) (producer)
The Day Time Ended (1980) (executive producer) ... aka Earth's Final Fury (USA: TV title) ... aka Time Warp ... aka Vortex
Fairy Tales (1979) (producer) ... aka Adult Fairytales (UK)
Tourist Trap (1979) (producer)
Laserblast (1978) (producer)
Auditions (1978) (producer)
End of the World (1977) (producer)
Cinderella (1977) (producer) ... aka Cinderella: The Movie (Australia: video title) ... aka The Other Cinderella (UK)
Crash! (1977) (producer) ... aka Akaza, the God of Vengeance ... aka Death Ride
Mansion of the Doomed (1976) (producer) ... aka Eyes ... aka Eyes of Dr. Chaney ... aka Eyes of the Living Dead (Philippines: English title) ... aka House of Blood ... aka Massacre Mansion (UK: video title) ... aka The Terror of Dr. Chaney (UK)
Last Foxtrot in Burbank (1973) (producer) (as Carlo Bokino)
Filmography as: Producer, Director, Writer, Miscellaneous Crew, Actor, Self
Director - filmography(In Production) (2000s) (1990s) (1980s) (1970s)
Dead Man's Hand (2007) (post-production)
Evil Bong (2006)
Petrified (2006) (V)
The Gingerdead Man (2005)
Doll Graveyard (2005)
Decadent Evil (2005) (V)
Dr. Moreau's House of Pain (2004) (V)
Puppet Master: The Legacy (2003) (V) (as Robert Talbot)
"Full Moon Fright Night" (2002) TV Series ... aka William Shatner's Full Moon Fright Night (USA: complete title)
Pulse Pounders (2002) ... aka Pulse Pounders Vol. 1 (USA: promotional title)
NoAngels.com (2000) (V) (as Robert Talbot)
Blood Dolls (1999)
The Creeps (1997)
Hideous! (1997)
Mystery Monsters (1997) (as Robert Talbot)
Head of the Family (1996) (as Robert Talbot)
Dollman vs. Demonic Toys (1993) (V)
Prehysteria! (1993)
Doctor Mordrid (1992)
Trancers II (1991) ... aka Future Cop II ... aka Trancers II: The Return of Jack Deth (USA: video box title) ... aka Trancers II: The Two Faces of Death
Meridian (1990) (V) ... aka Meridian: Kiss of the Beast (USA) ... aka Phantoms (UK)
Crash and Burn (1990) (V)
The Alchemist (1986) (as James Amante)
Trancers (1985) ... aka Future Cop (Philippines: English title)
The Dungeonmaster (1985) ... aka Ragewar
Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn (1983)
Parasite (1982)
Crash! (1977) ... aka Akaza, the God of Vengeance ... aka Death Ride
Last Foxtrot in Burbank (1973) (as Carlo Bokino)
Filmography as: Producer, Director, Writer, Miscellaneous Crew, Actor, Self
Writer - filmography(2000s) (1990s) (1980s) (1970s)
Decadent Evil (2005) (V) (story)
Ragdoll (1999) (idea)
Retro Puppet Master (1999) (story) ... aka Puppet Master 7 (USA)
Totem (1999) (V) (story)
Blood Dolls (1999) (screenplay) (story) (as Robert Talbot)
Head of the Family (1996) (as Rober Talbot)
Oblivion 2: Backlash (1996) (story) ... aka Backlash: Oblivion 2 (USA: video box title)
Oblivion (1994) (story)
Dollman vs. Demonic Toys (1993) (V)
Arcade (1993) (V) (story)
Robot Wars (1993) (story) ... aka Robot Jox 2: Robot Wars (USA)
Netherworld (1992) (story)
Bad Channels (1992) (story)
Seedpeople (1992)
Dollman (1991) (story)
Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge (1991) (story)
Trancers II (1991) (story) ... aka Future Cop II ... aka Trancers II: The Return of Jack Deth (USA: video box title) ... aka Trancers II: The Two Faces of Death
Puppet Master II (1991) (story)
Subspecies (1991) (idea)
Meridian (1990) (V) (story) ... aka Meridian: Kiss of the Beast (USA) ... aka Phantoms (UK)
Puppet Master (1989) (story)
TerrorVision (1986) (story)
The Dungeonmaster (1985) (as Allen Actor) ... aka Ragewar
Fairy Tales (1979) ... aka Adult Fairytales (UK)
Auditions (1978)
Filmography as: Producer, Director, Writer, Miscellaneous Crew, Actor, Self
Miscellaneous Crew - filmography(2000s) (1980s)
Dark Walker (2003) (V) (president)
Re-Animator (1985) (special thanks)
Filmography as: Producer, Director, Writer, Miscellaneous Crew, Actor, Self
Actor - filmography(1980s) (1960s)
Troll (1986) .... Young couple on TV
Leggenda di Enea, La (1962) .... Ascanio... aka Conquérants héroiques (France) ... aka The Avenger (USA) ... aka The Last Glory of Troy (USA: TV title) ... aka War of the Trojans (UK)
Filmography as: Producer, Director, Writer, Miscellaneous Crew, Actor, Self
Self - filmography(2000s) (1990s)
Cinemaker (2004) (V) .... Himself/Host
Hollywierd (1999) .... Himself
Heartstoppers: Horror at the Movies (1992) (TV) .... Himself
Shock Cinema Vol. 1 (1991) (V) .... Himself




Trancers, 1985, dirigida por Charles Band

sábado, 6 de enero de 2007

Zone Troopers, 1986, dirigida por Danny Bilson

Hay una mosca en la selva

De la factoria Charles Band, la misma de la saga Puppet Master, salio Zone Troopers, pelicula divertida y llena de acción, mezcla de guerra y ciencia ficción al mejor estilo pulp; la edición algo apretada en algunas escenas de acción, logro realzar la cinta, asi como tambien los buenos dialogos y, a su vez, graciosos. Su director: Danny Bilson, logra plasmar todo lo bueno que tuvieron esas viejas revistas pulp y, para ser esta su primera pelicula, demostro tener una gran capacidad creativa. Por el lado de la musica, se puede decir de que la misma es muy buena, y que logra un buen clima y en ella se refleja toda una época.
En la Italia de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, un grupo de soldados encuentran una nave extraterrestre que se estrello en el bosque; se encuentran con alguien de su tripulación, al igual que con una unidad nazi, la cual, los atrapa a todos. Aventuras, tiros, humor y cocha golda. O sea, para pasarlo barbaro.
Danny Bilson escribio junto a Paul De Meo y dirigio Zone Troopers, el año anterior habia escrito Trancers y al año siguiente haria su debut como director con esta pelicula, en la escuela de arte conoceria Paul De Meo
; ambos tendrian que ver no solo con aquella pelicula, sino tambien con la serie de The Flash y desarrolarian el guion de The Rocketeer.
Por el lado de los actores, a Tim Thomerson, quién aquí interpreta a The Sarge, como le dicen sus hombres con afecto, se le puede ver en las siguientes peliculas para cine y television:
Trancers, 1985, dirigida por Charles Band, Near Dark, 1987, dirigida por Kathryn Bigelow, Cherry 2000, 1987, dirigida por Steve De Jarnatt.
A Timothy Van Patten se le puede ver en:
Escape from El Diablo, 1983, dirigida por Gordon Hessler, The Wrong Guys, 1988, dirigida por Danny Bilson, Catacombs, 1988, dirigida por David Schmoeller.





jueves, 4 de enero de 2007

Night of The Eagle, 1962, dirigida por Sidney Hayers

Creer o Reventar


De que las hay, las hay, estan entre nosotros, siempre lo han estado, y siempre lo estaran, el unico problema es dar con ellas; algunas son buenas, pero, ¡ ay, del pobre que se tope con una bien mala ! Por supuesto, me estoy refiriendo a las brujas, son como cualquiera de nosotros, y no esa mitica figura de la vieja con fea nariz llena de granos y de cuerpo contrahecho; en este caso, la pelicula dirigida por Sidney Hayers, Night of the Eagle, 1962, esta dedicada a las brujas y lo perniciosas que pueden llegar a ser algunas y el problema que deviene en no creer en las mismas, como le ocurre al protagonista: Norman Taylor, personaje interpretado por un excelente Peter Wyngarde; Norman es un esceptico profesor de universidad, quién enseña a sus alumnos que todo lo relacionado con talismanes y otros cachivaches, son pura y llanamente tonterias, claro esta, que lo que el pobre Norman no sabe, es que su mujer ha estado practicando brujeria por largos años, y todo para protegerlo a él.

La racionalidad puede mas, y es asi como Norman obliga a su mujer, como si de a un alcoholico se tratase, a entrar en razon y dejar de lado tanta tontera. Pero, ¿ hara bien en abandonar aquello que los mantiene a salvo ?

Detras de esta pelicula, se encuentran los nombres de: Richard Matheson y Charles Beaumont; Matheson es conocido por ser un afamado escritor de ciencia ficción, quién, entre otras varias cosas, tiene en su haber: El hombre Mengüante; por su parte, Beaumont, tiene consigo el haber escrito para Corman en el ciclo de las peliculas de Poe. Ambos escritores logran ir mas alla de la novela misma, y, junto con Hayers, logran una historia de terror psicologico muy potente. El director hace recaer en los hombros de Wyngarde un terror lucido que se manifiesta poco a poco; Wyngarde a su vez realiza una majestuosa interpretación de un hombre que tiene que verselas con lo desconocido y lo sobrenatural, y que poco a poco, no le queda otra que reconocer que cree, como cuando en la secuencia final de la pelicula, borra el ¨ no ¨ de la frase ¨ no creo ¨ , quedando asi ¨ creo ¨, frase que escribiera al principio de la pelicula para sus alumnos.

Al actor Peter Wyngarde se lo pudo ver en la serie de Jason King, perteneciente al año interpretando al personaje principal, tambien trabajo en otra Departamento S ( Department S ), asi como tambien en los Vengadores ( The Avengers ).

Sydney Hayers dirigio las siguientes series de televisión: Los Profesionales ( The Professionals ), Los Vengadores ( The Avengers ), T.J. Hooker.