Film Clip Archive

A collection of cult and rare feature films, documentaries, short films, animations, cartoons and TV series, within the science fiction, fantasy, horror, thriller, noir, surrealist, arthouse and experimental etc, film genres. Some of these are complete films in one sequence, or are the best clips of full films online – in which case, click on the You Tube link, bottom right of each clip, to find the next or previous part of the film, where possible, on the main You Tube page. All of the clips are from feature films, unless otherwise stated, with relevant Wikipedia and similar links for further information, where possible; plus some of the clips are accompanied by a mini-review, or comments, written by myself: James DC. There are also some relevant audio-only interviews, radio dramas and SF/horror film soundtracks and music, etc.

The Velvet Vampire (Stephanie Rothman, 1971) and Scream of the Demon Lover (JL Merino, 1970)

Wacky Races (TV cartoon series, 1968 – 1969)

Santa’s Workshop (Cartoon, Ub Iwerks, 1932)

Home (BBC play, based on JG Ballard’s short story, Richard Curson Smith, 2003)

Bug (William Friedkin, 2007)

The Tomorrow People (TV series, 1973 – 1979)

Bride of the Monster (Ed Wood, 1956)

This wonderful film was directed by the brilliant and tragic Ed Wood. For those of you who ‘don’t get it’, some B-movies are So bad that they are good. The octopus fight near the end of this film was re-enacted for Tim Burton’s tribute film Ed Wood, and it’s a hilarious scene, in both films. The fake octopus was meant to be powered by a motor but – apparently – when the crew  tried to ‘borrow’ it from a big film studio, they ended up forgetting it, so Bela Lugosi later had to lie in the freezing water and try to make it look like it was attacking him, by flailing around in its rubber tentacles. If you haven’t seen Tim Burton’s version of Ed Wood’s life, its his best film by a mile, and is hugely entertaining, poignant and informative about his crazy life and art. Its a good intro to Ed Wood, if his films themselves are initially too daunting for some of you B-movie novices out there!

Rollerball (Norman Jewison, 1975)

Pi (Darren Aranofsky, 1998)

Batman: Catwoman Goes to College (TV series, 1966 – 1968. This episode, 1966)

How brilliant is this! So much better than the rather portentous, laborious, and way over-hyped Christopher Nolan Dark Knight versions, and the over-camp, lightweight, and un-ironic Tim Burton Batman films. Only the comics have so far rendered the dark, serious Batman at all well, leaving the recent cinematic versions miles behind the wonderful wit and pop-art zest of the original TV series. Stay with it – there’s some brilliant, flirty, ironic dialogue here between Batman and Catwoman, with a great fight sequence and the seminal Batman theme tune at the end….
The Cremator (Juraj Herz, 1968)
The Avengers – Return of the Cybernauts (1961 – 1969, 1976 – 1978. This episode, 1968)
One of the best TV opening titles ever, with wonderful loungecore music, which is now a bone fide classic. The Cybernauts in this episode are very cool killer robots. Oh, and Diana Rigg is sex on legs – what else do you need?! Brilliant. After its initial run from 1961 to 1969, it came back as The New Avengers, from 1976 to 1977. The wonderful, urbane and always unruffled Patrick Macnee played John Steed, who was the one constant character, accompanied by his beautiful but deadly female assistants like Purdey, played by Joanna Lumley, in her heyday. There were many guest appearances from famous actors like Donald Sutherland and Peter Cushing, as seen in this clip. It was a sort of mix between James Bond, The Man From Uncle and The Prisoner, utilising horror and SF elements, to tell witty, thrilling and inventive stories. It was one of the best ever TV series of this type, and for people of a certain generation, seminal and iconic.

Once Upon a Time: The Super Heroes (documentary, 2002)

Soylent Green (1973, Richard Fleischer)

The Hitcher (Robert Harmon, 1986)

The Tenth Victim (1965, Elio Petri)

This fantastic, witty, psychedelic, bizarre and sexy film, based on the cult Robert Sheckley novel, was the inaugural film of the Atomic Bark Film Club, at Ryans Bar, in London, on 2/3/2011.

Magic (1978, Richard Attenborough)

The Omega Man (Boris Sagal, 1971)

Them! (1954, Gordon Douglas)

Dust Devil (1992, Richard Stanley)

Vamp (1986, Richard Wenk)

Cul-de-Sac (Roman Polanski, 1966)

The New Avengers: (‘Dirtier By The Dozen’, 1976)

The Presidents Analyst
(Theodore J. Flicker, 1967)

Street Trash (James Muro, 1987)
SLITHER (James Dunn, 2006)

The hype of this trailer is true. This is one of the most original, laugh-out-loud funny, thrilling, artistic, stylish, gruesome and inventive horrors in decades! Its pretty much a masterpiece of ironic, psycho-sexual body-horror.

I predict that, like many other cult films such as The Thing and Videodrome which were finally given the respect they deserved years down the line, everyone will eventually catch up and be raving about this film in the next few years. It’s also got some of the best and most realistic combination of CGI and prosthetic special effects Ive seen in years.

Martin (George A Romero, 1977)
The Man With The X-Ray Eyes
(Roger Corman, 1963)
Blithe Spirit (David Lean, 1945)
The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (1953, Eugene Lourie)
Joe 90 (Gerry Anderson, TV series, 1968 – 69. This episode: 1968)
Invaders From Mars (1953, William Cameron Menzies)
Mother Night (Keith Gordon, 1996)
Arena: Kurt Vonnegut (BBC documentary, 1983)
Arena: Salvador Dali (BBC documentary, 1986)
The Blood of a Poet
(Jean Cocteau, 1930)
Dada: Europe After the Rain (BBC Documentary, 1978)
Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927)
M (Fritz Lang, 1931)
Woman In The Moon (Fritz Lang, 1929)
Fritz Lang interview (Documentary, 1975, William Friedkin)

House by the River (Fritz Lang, 1950)

A Sound of Thunder (Peter Hyams, 2005)
Idaho Transfer (1973, Peter Fonda)
The Terminator (James Cameron, 1984)
Sapphire and Steel: assignment 1 (TV series, 1979 – 1982)
William Burroughs: Junky
(Reading, by the author)
William Burroughs: Ghost at number 9 (Short film, 1982)
William Burroughs interview (audio only, 1984)
William Burroughs:
The Making of Naked Lunch (Documentary)
Q (Spike Milligan TV series – Pakistani Daleks)
Raquel Welch: Space Girl Dance (1970’s)
UFO TV: Pulp Fiction
This is a fantastic, 53 minute documentary (all in one piece on You Tube) about the history of SF Pulp magazines, writers and art….

Power and Control: LSD in the Sixties (Documentary)

Hoffman’s Potion: The Early Years of LSD (Documentary, 2002, full film)
Bleep and Booster (TV Cartoon, 1969)
In the Mirror of Maya Deren (Documentary, 2003, Martina Kudlacek)
Lost Highway (David Lynch, 1997)

Android (Aaron Lipstadt, 1982)
A very interesting SF film is this one, with another crazed performance from good old Klaus Kinski. In full on You Tube:

 CYPHER (Vincenzo Natali, 2002)
A very good, dystopian mind-puzzle of an SF film. Subtle, stylish and cerebral

UFO: The third Reich, Alien Technology and the Vril Society (Documentary)

Ark (Short film)

Dancing on the Moon (Cartoon, 1935, Max Fleischer)
This is a beautiful old Max Fleischer animation I just discovered (he did the Popeye and Superman cartoons amongst much else) It’s absolute GENIUS!
Phase IV (Saul Bass, 1974)
One of THE most sublime SF films of the 1970’s, and one of the best ever – all in one chunk, on You Tube. If you havn’t seen it yet, then get with the programme!
(Yoshiaki Kawajiri, 2000)
I saw the original Vampire Hunter D in the early 1990’s and enjoyed it. This one looks pretty good, unlike a lot of very shoddy, rushed anime. The artwork seems finely crafted.

Donald Duck’s Christmas (Cartoon)

Blood on Satans Claw (Piers Haggard, 1970)

Judge Dredd – the Bod TV Special

Doctor Who: Every Story 1963 to now

RSA Animate: The Divided Brain

A Time Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945 (Isao Hashimoto)

Spider-Man fan film (1969, Donald F. Glut)

The Adventures of Lil Cthuhlu

Sandor Reisenbuchler: The Age of the Barbarians (1970

Rod Serling Interview (Previously thought lost, 1970, James Gunn, 1970)

An Evening With ray Bradbury (2001, full 54 minute talk)

Ray Bradbury: Story of a writer (full TV documentary, 1963)

Farenheit 451 (Francois Truffaut, 1966)

10 Hours of Darth Vader Breathing video:

Solaris (B. Nirnburg, 1968)

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