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Old June 27 2013, 04:24 PM   #611
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Re: TCM Genre movies schedule...

July schedule:

MON 7/1
6:30 PM: Zero Hour! (1957): Not SF, but of interest anyway, since it's the film that Airplane! was a spoof/semi-remake of.

TUE 7/2
5:39 AM: 2010: The Odyssey Continues ('84): 20-minute making-of short about 2010.

SAT 7/6
7:30 AM: Hercules, Samson & Ulysses ('63): Italian sword-and-sandal movie -- part of the same series as the Steve Reeves Hercules, but with Kirk Morris in the role this time.
9:00 AM: Terror of Rome Against the Son of Hercules ('64): Actually part of the Italian Maciste series, with the hero's name changed in translation.
1:30 PM: The Blob ('58)
3:00 PM: Clash of the Titans ('81): Harryhausen's last film!

SUN 7/7
3:45 AM: Children of the Damned ('64): Indirect "thematic" sequel to Village of the Damned, about alien children with weird powers
8:00 PM: The Incredible Shrinking Man ('57)
9:30 PM: The Devil Doll ('36): Mad scientist Lionel Barrymore shrinks people to do his bidding.
11:00 PM: A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King (2011): Documentary
12:00 AM: The Thief of Bagdad ('24): Silent Douglas Fairbanks take on Arabian Nights.

THU 7/11
4:15 AM: X the Unknown ('56): Hammer horror about radioactive mud monster. Originally intended as a Professor Quatermass film, so in much the same vein.

THU 7/11-FRI 7/12: Ray Harryhausen memorial marathon:
8:00 PM: Jason and the Argonauts ('63)
10:00 PM: The Golden Voyage of Sinbad ('73)
12:00 AM: Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger ('77)
2:00 AM: Earth vs. the Flying Saucers ('56)
3:30 AM: The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms ('53): The film that launched both Harryhausen's career as a solo animator and the entire giant-monster genre.

SUN 7/14
2:00 AM: The House of Seven Corpses ('74): Haunted-house horror.
3:30 AM: The Haunting ('63): Ditto.

TUE 7/16
10:15 PM: Siren of Bagdad ('53): "Arabian" fantasy-comedy with Paul Henreid & Hans Conreid.

WED 7/17
2:45 AM: Thief of Damascus ('52): An earlier Arabian Nights pastiche/mashup/comedy from same producer.
8:00 PM: 7 Faces of Dr. Lao ('64): George Pal film with Tony Randall.

SAT 7/20
12:00 PM: The Mummy ('59): Start of Hammer's Mummy series, w/ Cushing & Lee.

SUN 7/21
2:00 AM: The Thing that Couldn't Die ('58): Severed-head horror.
3:15 AM: The Brain that Wouldn't Die ('62): Ditto. Seen on Mystery Science Theater 3000.

TUE 7/23
10:00 PM: Between Two Worlds ('44): Cruise ship to the afterlife.

THU 7/25
2:00 AM: Young Frankenstein ('74): Mel Brooks classic.
11:15 AM: Dead Men Walk ('43): Vampire movie.

SAT 7/27
12:00 PM: The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb ('64): Hammer horror, but no Cushing or Lee in sight.

MON 7/29
2:00 AM: Ugetsu Monogatari ('53): Japanese period ghost story based on a literary classic.

TUE 7/30
3:30 AM: Fail-Safe ('64) Alt-history nuclear-war drama.
10:00 AM: The Thief of Bagdad ('40): Famous remake of the silent version from earlier in the month.

Some good stuff this month!
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