A funny thing happens to Lurcio (Frankie Howerd) on the way to the rent-a-vestal-virgin market stall. A mysterious scroll falls into his hands, listing the names of all the conspirators plotting to murder Emperor Nero. And when the upstart slave is elected to infiltrate the ringleader's den, the comical ups-and-downs lead to total uproar.
- Stars:Frankie Howerd, Michael Hordern, Barbara Murray, Patrick Cargill, Lance Percival, Julie Ege, Bill Fraser, Rita Webb, Bernard Bresslaw, Adrienne Posta, Madeline Smith, Royce Mills, Ian Trigger, Aubrey Woods, Hugh Paddick,
- Director:Bob Kellett,
- Writer:Sid Colin (screenplay), Talbot Rothwell (idea)
Roman slave Lurkio inadvertently becomes the possessor of a scroll naming the proposed assassins of the Emperor Nero. Administering to the participants of his master's orgy guests seems ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(us) wrote: More surreal and inspired Lunacy from Svankmajer. Combing elements of Poe and the Marquis de Sade with his trademark mix of live-action and stop-motion, Svankmajer actually tells a bit more straightforward (for him) story than usual. Not his best stuff, but still better than much that is out there. Worth a gander.
(mx) wrote: Wet Hot American Summer is movie about shenanigans that occur on the last day of a kids camp in 1981. It's just filled with oddities and awkwardness in terms of... well, everything; with some bizarre moments that hit the mark and others that miss so hard that they're kind of cringy. I think the awkward balance of humor and seemingly surreal moments is what makes the film oddly charming and a guilty pleasure. It's never a movie I can boast about or even consider to be necessarily good, but the movie works with the right sort of atmosphere or crowd. Would I find it fun on my own? Probably not. But with friends or under the influence of alcohol with friends, it has a presence.
(kr) wrote: A series of comedy sketches with a wide variety of actors. This has been referred to as a cult classic by some, I honestly think that's because so few people have taken the time to see it, more than it's appeal to fringe elements of the movie going public. I've seen it multiple times and it still makes me laugh. As with most sketch comedy, you're not going to enjoy all of it, but there is some really good comedy here and some great performances.
(ru) wrote: Written and directed by Frank Henenlotter, (Brain Damage (1988) and Frankenhooker (1990)), this schlocky monster comedy-horror was made for a meagre $33,000. But Henenlotter manages to do so much with so little, and whether the comedy is intentional or not doesn't seem to matter, it's a fun film to watch, even if it is unbelievably gory in places with shocking body horror. Duane Bradley (Kevin Van Hentenryck) was born with a Siamese twin on his side, Belial, who is hideously deformed and only the size of a football. Belial was removed and left for dead, but Duane's kindly aunt (Ruth Neuman) took care of them both. But they're both grown up, and Duane carries Belial around in a wicker basket, and they've checked into a sleazy hotel in New York, which has some very nosey neighbours. It turns out Duane and Belial have vengeance in mind, against the doctors who separated them all those years ago. But, when Duane falls for Sharon (Terri Susan Smith), it sours his relationship with brother Belial, who goes solo. It's a very silly film at heart, but there are parts that are difficult to watch, but it manages to be great fun in the end, and it has a touch of An American Werewolf in London (1981) about it's tone and structure. Henelotter made a few sequels, but they didn't have the charm or the no-budget shocks of the original.
(nl) wrote: With boring and flat characters, uninspired and weak story, awfully boring and dreadfully dull tone and overall bad approach, Chariots of Fire is a joke of a Best Picture winner and one of the worst ever to win the 'coveted' award. It is solidly made and the score is absolutely terrific with an extraordinary theme, but everything else in this movie falls apart, it is tedious to watch and it is one of the most overrated films of the eighties that proves how incredibly weak dramas were in this decade.
(ru) wrote: WOW......WOW......WOW.......WOW......WHAT A MOVIE.......I HAVE JUST SEEN THIS MOVIE 4 THE 1ST TIME N THINK THAT THIS IS A GOOD MOVIE 2 WATCH........its got a good cast of actors/actresses throughout this movie.......I think that peter cushing (.R.I.P.), Shane Briant, Madeline Smith, David Prowse, John Stratton (.R.I.P.), play good roles/parts throughout this movie.......I think that the director of this classics/horror movie had done a great job of directing this movie because you never know what 2 expect throughout this movie......WARNING THIS MOVIE CONTAINS STROBE LIGHTNING EFFECTS THROUGHOUT SOME SCENES THROUGHOUT THIS MOVIE.........man I think that this is such a really creepy movie 2 watch, its got such a good cast throughout this movie......Critical receptionFrankenstein and the Monster from Hell has received a mixed reception from critics. Of the film, The Hammer Story: The Authorised History of Hammer Films wrote: "Terence Fisher's haunting, melancholy swansong would be an epitaph for Hammer horror itself." Time Out wrote, "Fisher's last film is a disappointment."The film itself performed poorly at the box office.But despite this, the film currently holds an average three star rating (6.3/10) on IMDb and has fared better with modern critics. It was released in certain markets with another Hammer film, Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter.ProductionThis was the sixth and last time that Peter Cushing portrayed the role of the obsessively driven Baron Frankenstein, a part he originated in 1957's The Curse of Frankenstein. Cushing had long been known throughout his career for his meticulous attention to detail, even in the planned handling and usage of props. For this film, he helped to design the wig that he wore, but years afterward regretted the outcome, and jokingly quipped that it made him look more like stage and screen actress Helen Hayes. But Cushing's dedication to his role was never truly dampened, and at age 59, looking somewhat gaunt and fragile, he still insisted upon performing a daring stunt which required him to leap from a tabletop onto the hulking creature's back, spinning wildly in circles to subdue the monster gone amok with a sedative.David Prowse makes his second appearance as a Frankenstein laboratory creation in this film, his first having been in The Horror of Frankenstein. He's the only actor to have played a Hammer Frankenstein's monster more than once. During the DVD commentary session for this movie, Prowse said that his daily transformation into "The Monster From Hell" went fairly quickly, being able to suit up and pull on the mask in only about 30 minutes - whereas his time in the make-up chair for his previous Hammer monster role typically required several tedious hours.man I think that this is such an enjoyable movie 2 watch, its got a good cast throughout this movie.....its such an enjoyable movie 2 watch with a good cast throughout this movie........
(au) wrote: It's pretty much the old version of American Gangster! Bad acting and the plot is bad developed.