Vampire Circus (1971 United Kingdom)

This is the most impressive vampire flick Hammer Studios produced during the 70s. The pre-credits sequence comes across as a mini-movie in itself. It contains murderous pedophilia, so let any new viewer beware. The year is 1810. The place is Serbia (I think). When the vampire Count Mitterhaus is destroyed by the villagers of Schtettel, his mistress, Anna Mueller, apparently dies with him. Fifteen years later the village is riven with plague. The Circus of Nights, led by an enigmatic gypsy woman, arrives to fulfill the Count’s dying curse.

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Swiss Family Robinson (1960 USA)

sfrGorgeous production with Disney all-star-cast , funny sequences and spectacular adventures. The treatment of its subject (survival on a desert island) is overly wholesome and unrealistic of course. The family seems to be treating the whole situation like the perfect holiday. Even in the face of many hardships they all remain surprisingly cheerful. And the parents have an annoying habit of calling each other “Mother” and “Father”, even when they’re alone. But we must take it for what it is – good old fashioned, clean fun played out on a widescreen.
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