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Sinister Cinema (Firm)

Overview
Works: 454 works in 528 publications in 4 languages and 935 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film noir  Horror films  Silent films  Crime films  Expressionist films  Vampire films 
Roles: Distributor, Producer, Publisher, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Sinister Cinema (Firm)
Publications by Sinister Cinema (Firm)
Most widely held works by Sinister Cinema (Firm)
The haunted castle the exposure of a secret in 5 acts by F. W Murnau( visu )
2 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
A hunting party is interrupted by the arrival of a notorious count, who is believed to have murdered his brother. The uninvited guest sets in motion an elaborate plot to resurrect the ghosts of the past and bring secrets of his brother's death to light
Waxworks by Paul Leni( visu )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
A poet imagines scenarios in a wax museum fairground that involve Jack the Ripper, Ivan the Terrible, and Haroun al-Raschid
The crimes of Dr. Mabuse ( visu )
3 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Locked away in an asylum for a decade and teetering between life and death, the criminal mastermind Dr. Mabuse has scribbled his last will and testament: a manifesto establishing a future empire of crime
Liliom by Fritz Lang( visu )
1 edition published in 1991 in French and held by 18 libraries worldwide
"A raffish carnival barker is killed in a knife fight, but is given one day to return to earth to see how his wife and daughter are managing"--The Faber companion to foreign films, 1992
The bargain ( visu )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
"After the bandit Jim Stokes robs the stage he is wounded fleeing. Recuperating at a ranch, he falls in love with and marries the daughter. Now wishing to go straight he tries to return the money but is recognized and captured. When the Sheriff then loses the recovered money at a crooked roulette table, he and Stokes strike a bargain."--Internet Movie Database
The hitch-hiker by Ida Lupino( visu )
2 editions published between 1977 and 1993 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Two middle-class American homebodies on vacation in Mexico on a long-awaited fishing trip decide to pick up a hitchhiker who turns out to be a killer. Suddenly their car and their very lives are commandeered by psychopathic serial killer
Sky high ( visu )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
An immigration officer in Arizona tries to stop a gang from smuggling Chinese labor over the border from Mexico. His investigation takes him to the Grand Canyon
Planeta bur The planet of storms ( visu )
2 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in Russian and held by 14 libraries worldwide
A team of cosmonauts, consisting of six men, one woman, and one robot, land on Venus. They discover an ancient culture and carnivorous plants
Phantom broadcast ( visu )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
A hunchbacked radio crooner hires a handsome stand-in who can't sing to pose as him at public appearances. When a beautiful woman falls in love with substitute, the hunchback begins to wonder what it would be like to have the fame for himself
Schwarz und weiss wie Tage und Nächte Black and white as day and night ( visu )
2 editions published in 1998 in German and English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Ironic tale about a mathematician for whom chess becomes an obsession after his "unbeatable" chess program loses
Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse by Fritz Lang( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
"The swanky Hotel Luxor is the locus of a ten-year crime spree. Every room is watched from a surveillance headquarters in the basement of the hotel, and a gang of criminals taking their orders from a mysterious leader's recorded voice plan crimes, including the theft of military secrets and the explosion of a nuclear weapons plant. Police commissioner Kras and his men relentlessly search for clues, while hotel guests Marion, a suicidal young woman, and Travers, a millionaire planning to buy the nuclear weapons plant, spark up a romance"--Rotten Tomatoes (Internet database)
Golgotha by Julien Duvivier( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
The first sound film made about the life of Jesus of Nazareth, told without any undue flourishes
I tre volti della paura Black Sabbath by Mario Bava( visu )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
A variety of vampires called "wurdalak" are the same as other vampires with one exception--they only drink the blood of those they love. While riding through the mountains, a young man comes upon a horse carrying the recently decapitated body of a man. He leads the horse and its grisly burden to a nearby farmhouse inhabited by a fear-ridden family. The father has gone away to kill a wurdalak and in the process has become one himself. Now he must go after the ones he loves the most, as the horrible cycle continues
Beyond the time barrier ( visu )
2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
A supersonic test pilot exploits the theory of relativity to travel to and from the bleak future of humankind
M by Fritz Lang( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in German and held by 9 libraries worldwide
A compulsive child-murderer who evades capture by police is eventually tracked down and then placed on trial by the criminal underworld
The phantom of the Moulin Rouge ( visu )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
A man's spirit is separated from his body by a doctor, and runs rampant in Paris. When the police find the man's corpse and decide to do an autopsy, the man's spirit must race back to its body to prevent this from happening
Jane Eyre ( visu )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Classic Charlotte Bronte romance-thriller of a young, homeless girl who grows into womanhood under unfortunate circumstances
The mask of Satan by Mario Bava( visu )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
A Russian adultress tortured by the Inquisition and accused of witchcraft and vampirism returns from the grave to massacre her clan's survivors
Gaslight by George Cukor( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
A susceptible young woman marries a suave, romantic man never suspecting that he is a murderous scoundrel, obsessed with finding the jewels hidden in their London home. She becomes the helpless victim as he drives her to the brink of insanity
And the wild, wild women ( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Drama about an innocent housewife falsely convicted of theft. Sent to a women's prison in Rome, she is trying to survive and learn to cope in the company of murderers, thieves and prostitutes
 
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Languages
English (34)
German (2)
Russian (2)
French (1)
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