The Man Who Saved The World (Turkish Star Wars) 1982

The Man Who Saved The World (Turkish Star Wars) 1982

The Man Who Saved The World (Turkish Star Wars) 1982

Known by many names, this is a definite low-budget rip-off of many popular science fiction movies and TV programs, including Star Wars, Battle Star Galactica, Flash Gordon, and Star Trek.

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Invisible Strangler (aka The Astral Factor), a film by Fred Jordan and Earle Lyon, 1978

Invisible Strangler (aka The Astral Factor), a film by Fred Jordan and Earle Lyon, 1976

Invisible Strangler (aka The Astral Factor), 1978

A film by Fred Jordan and Earle Lyon

“A convicted strangler, studying the paranormal in his jail cell, learns to make himself invisible. As an invisible man, he escapes from prison to stalk and strangle the five women who testified against him at his trial. Robert Foxworth plays the police lieutenant assigned to protect them, and to catch the invisible strangler.” (IMDB)

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin, a TV Movie by Bretaigne Windust, 1957

The Pied Piper of Hamelin, a TV Movie by Bretaigne Windust, 1957

The Pied Piper of Hamelin, 1957

A TV Movie by Bretaigne Windust

“Overwhelmed by rats, a medieval town hires a magical piper who can rid the town of the pest in exchange for gold but the crooked mayor has no intention of honoring the deal…” (IMDB)

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Gold Rush Daze, an animated short by Cal Dalton and Ben Hardaway, 1939

Gold Rush Daze, an animated short by Cal Dalton and Ben Hardaway, 1939

Gold Rush Daze, 1939

An animated short by Cal Dalton and Ben Hardaway

An old-timer running a gas station relates his youthful misadventures in 1849 San Francisco to a young whipper-snapper eager to dig for gold in the hills. Both characters are cartoon dogs, and the story is populated by a cast of adorable critters—-a classic Warner Brothers cartoon.

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