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1. The Magic Sword (1962)
Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
The son of a sorceress, armed with weapons, armour and six magically summoned knights, embarks on a quest to save a princess from a vengeful wizard.
DVD: St. George und der Drache (german) (Vergessene Historienfilme Vol. 2)
2. The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)
Approved | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A doctor experimenting with transplant techniques keeps his girlfriend's head alive when she is decapitated in a car crash, then goes hunting for a new body.
DVD: Brain That Wouldn't Die, The (engl.) (in Box "The Dead Walk") DVD: Brain That Wouldn't Die, The (engl.) (in Box "Movies 4 you - More SciFi classics" / Timeless Media Group)
3. Secret of the Red Orchid (1962)
Not Rated | 84 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Rival gangsters from Chicago move to London and attempt to extort money from rich Britons.
DVD: Rätsel der roten Orchidee (german) (TOBIS)
4. Premature Burial (1962)
Unrated | 81 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
An artist grows distant from his new wife as an irrational horror of premature burial consumes him.
DVD: Lebendig Begraben (german) (e-m-s)
5. The Witch's Curse (1962)
91 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Maciste travels to Hell to find a witch and make her undo a curse she put on the surface world.
DVD: Witch's Curse, The (engl.) (Something Weird Video / on Double Feature with "Hercules Against The Moon Men")
6. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Not Rated | 123 min | Drama, Western
A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.
DVD: Der Mann, Der Liberty Valance Erschoss (german) (Paramount Home Entertainment)
7. Carry On Cruising (1962)
Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Romance
Captain Crowther's lot is not a happy one! Five of his crew have to be replaced and at such short notice before the voyage begins there isn't much to choose from. Not only does he get the ... See full summary »
DVD: Ist ja irre - Der Schiffskoch ist seekrank (german) (on Box: "Ist ja irre - Carry on Vol. 2" / Studiocanal)
8. Burn, Witch, Burn (1962)
Not Rated | 90 min | Horror
A woman who may be a witch defends her husband from forces attempting to harm him.
DVD: Night Of The Eagle (engl.) / (Optimum Releasing / Studio Canal)
9. The Pirates of Blood River (1962)
Approved | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A group of ruthless pirates attack a seventeenth century Huguenot settlement on the Isle of Devon in search of treasure and will stop at nothing to obtain it.
DVD: Pirates of Blood River, The (engl.) (Icons of Adventure / Columbia Pictures)
10. The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962)
Approved | 90 min | Horror
Dr. Orlof, a former prison doctor, abducts beautiful women from nightclubs and tries to use their skin to repair his daughter's fire-scarred face. He is assisted by Morpho, a deformed ... See full summary »
DVD: Awful Dr. Orloff, The (engl.) (The Euro Shock Collection / Image Entertainment)
11. Night Creatures (1962)
Unrated | 82 min | Adventure, Horror
In 18th-century England, the Royal Crown sends Royal Navy Captain Collier and his crew to investigate reports of illegal smuggling and bootlegging in a coastal town where locals believe in Marsh Phantoms.
DVD: Bande des Captain Clegg, Die (german) (Hammer Edition No.9 / Koch Media) Blu-ray: Bande des Captain Clegg, Die (german) (Koch Media / Anolis MediaBook)
12. Confessions of an Opium Eater (1962)
Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In 19th century San Francisco's Chinatown, American adventurer Gilbert De Quincey is saving slave girls owned by the Chinese Tong factions.
DVD: Bekenntnisse eines Opiumsüchtigen (german) (Maritim / AL!VE)
13. The Phantom of the Opera (1962)
Unrated | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Music
Terror strikes the London Opera House as a new opera is disrupted by the actions of a deformed specter of the show's past who has an obsession with one of the production's chorus girl.
MediaBook: Rätsel Der Unheimlichen Maske, Das (german) (Anolis) DVD: Phantom der Oper, Das (engl., OmU) (Hammer Edition No. 6 / Koch Media)
14. Tales of Terror (1962)
Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Three tales of terror involve a grieving widower and the daughter he abandoned; a drunkard and his wife's black cat; and a hypnotist who prolongs the moment of a man's death.
DVD: Schwarze Geschichten (german) (MGM Home Entertainment)
15. Panic in Year Zero (1962)
Approved | 93 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A family leaves L.A. for a camping trip - just before a nuclear bomb destroys the city. As the city descends into chaos, the father must fight to keep his family alive.
DVD: Panik Im Jahre Null (german) (Ostalgica)
16. King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)
Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A newspaper and television station funded by a pharmaceutical company want a sensation, which happens to be the discovery of King Kong on an island. He is captured and brought to Japan, where he escapes from captivity and battles Godzilla.
Votes: 7,677 | Gross: $2.73M
DVD: King Kong vs. Godzilla (jap.) (Toho)
17. The Devil's Agent (1962)
77 min | Drama, Mystery
In East Germany, a double agent falls for a beautiful young escapee from Hungary.
DVD: Im Namen des Teufels (german) (Filmjuwelen/Alive)
18. Dr. No (1962)
PG | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A resourceful British government agent seeks answers in a case involving the disappearance of a colleague and the disruption of the American space program.
Votes: 138,419 | Gross: $16.07M
DVD: James Bond 007 jagt Dr. No (german) (on Box "Die James Bond Jubiläums-Collection" / MGM)
19. Tower of London (1962)
Not Rated | 79 min | Drama, History, Horror
The twisted Richard III is haunted by the ghosts of those he has murdered in his attempt to become the King of England.
DVD: Tower Of London (german) (Ostalgica I Limitierte Collectors Edition 3 DVD)
20. These Are the Damned (1962)
Approved | 87 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
An American tourist, a youth gang leader, and his troubled sister find themselves trapped in a top secret government facility experimenting on children.
DVD: These Are The Damned (engl.) (on Box: The Icons of Suspense Collection - Hammer Films / Columbia Pictures) DVD: Damned, The (engl.) (Sony Pictures / Columbia Pictures Present A Hammer Film Production)
21. Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace (1962)
84 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Sherlock Holmes and Watson do battle with their nemesis, Professor Moriarity, over an ancient necklace attributed to Cleopatra.
DVD: Sherlock Holmes und das Halsband des Todes (german) (Universum)
22. Anno 79: La distruzione di Ercolano (1962)
Not Rated | 113 min | Action, Drama, History
Intrigue at the Roman Emperor's court prior to its destruction by Vesuvius.
DVD: Letzten Stunden von Pompeji, Die (german) (Cinema Colossal / e-m-s)
23. The Raven (1963)
G | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A magician, who has been turned into a raven, turns to a former sorcerer for help.
MediaBook: Rabe, Der (german) (NSM / Cover B / 040/333) DVD: Rabe, Der (german) (MGM Home Entertainment)
24. Diary of a Madman (1963)
Approved | 96 min | Horror
An evil spirit leaves the body of his human host, a criminal on death-row, and sneaks into the body of his next human host, a French magistrate.
DVD: Tagebuch eines Mörders (german) (FB-DVD)
25. The Ghost (1963)
R | 97 min | Horror
A woman and her lover murder her husband, a doctor. Soon, however, strange things start happening, and they wonder if they really killed him, or if he is coming back from the dead to haunt them.
DVD: Ghost, The (engl.) (Alpha Video)
26. 13 Frightened Girls (1963)
Approved | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
While attending a school for diplomats' daughters, the teen-aged daughter of the American ambassador uses her access to various embassies to engage in espionage.
DVD: 13 Frightened Girls! (engl.) (on Box "William Castle Horror Collection" / Columbia)
27. Invasion of the Triffids (1963)
Approved | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
After an unusual meteor shower leaves most of the human population blind, a merchant navy officer must find a way to conquer tall, aggressive plants which are feeding on people and animals.
DVD: Blumen des Schreckens (german) (Carol Media)
28. Showdown (1963)
Not Rated | 79 min | Western
A cowboy has to get 12,000 dollars in stolen bonds from the ex-girlfriend of his partner, or the gang holding him hostage will kill him.
DVD: Der Eiserne Kragen (german) (Koch Media Western Legenden #49)
29. Paranoiac (1963)
Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A man long believed dead returns to the family estate to claim his inheritance.
MediaBook: Haus Des Grauens (german) (Anolis / Koch Meda) DVD: Haus des Grauens (german) (Hammer Edition No. 8 / Koch Media)
30. Maniac (1963)
Not Rated | 86 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
An American painter has an affair with a bar owner in a French village and agrees to help her murderer husband escape from a prison for the criminally insane.
DVD: Maniac (engl.) (on Box: The Icons of Suspense Collection - Hammer Films / Columbia Pictures)
31. The Terror (1963)
TV-PG | 81 min | Horror, Thriller
A young officer in Napoleon's Army pursues a mysterious woman to the castle of an elderly Baron.
DVD: Terror - Schloss Des Schreckens, The (german) (e-m-s) AIP as distributor
32. Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
G | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Family
The legendary Greek hero leads a team of intrepid adventurers in a perilous quest for the legendary Golden Fleece.
DVD: Jason und die Argonauten (german) (on "The Best Of Harryhausen Box")
33. X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)
Not Rated | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A doctor uses special eye drops to give himself x-ray vision, but the new power has disastrous consequences.
DVD: Mann mit den Röntgenaugen, Der (german) (Anolis / Die Rückkehr der Galerie des Grauens 10)
34. Beach Party (1963)
Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
The first of the five official American-International "Beach Party" movies. Anthropology Professor Robert Orwell Sutwell and his secretary Marianne are studying the sex habits of teenagers.... See full summary »
DVD: Beach Party (engl.) (on Box "Frankie And Annette" / MGM Movie Legends Collection)
35. Horror Castle (1963)
Unrated | 84 min | Horror
Women are being tortured to death with various torture devices in the dungeon of an old castle by a deformed, hooded, holocaust survivor.
DVD: Schloss des Grauens (german) (Koch Media)
36. Black Sabbath (1963)
Not Rated | 92 min | Horror
Boris Karloff hosts a trio of horror stories concerning a stalked call girl, a vampire-like monster who preys on his family, and a nurse who is haunted by her ring's rightful owner.
MediaBook: Drei Gesichter der Furcht, Die (german) (Koch Media Mario Bava Collection #5) DVD: Drei Gesichter der Furcht, Die (german) (The Anolis Series 005 / Anolis)
37. The Haunting (1963)
G | 112 min | Horror
A scientist doing research on the paranormal invites two women to a haunted mansion. One of the participants soon starts losing her mind.
Votes: 32,580 | Gross: $2.62M
DVD: Bis das Blut gefriert (german) (Warner Brothers)
38. The Haunted Palace (1963)
Not Rated | 87 min | Horror
Charles Dexter Ward arrives at a small village to visit the house he inherited from his ancestor who died there 100 years ago.
DVD: Folterkammer Des Hexenjägers, Die (german) (e-m-s)
39. The Whip and the Body (1963)
Not Rated | 87 min | Horror, Romance
The ghost of a sadistic nobleman attempts to rekindle his romance with his terrorized, masochistic ex-lover, who is unwillingly affianced to his brother.
DVD: Dämon und die Jungfrau, Der (german) (The Films of Mario Bava 01 / e-m-s) MediaBook: Der Dämon Und Die Jungfrau (german) (Wicked Vision)
40. The Kiss of the Vampire (1963)
Unrated | 88 min | Horror
When car trouble strands a honeymooning couple in a small Southern European village, an aristocratic family in the area reaches out to help them with sinister consequences.
DVD: Kuss des Vampirs, Der (german) (Hammer Edition No. 3 / Koch Media) Blu-ray: Kuss Des Vampirs, Der (german) (Mammut / Wicked-Vision (LCE Nr. 7 / Cover B))
41. Gunfight in the Red Sands (1963)
Not Rated | 97 min | Action, Drama, Romance
An avenging stranger guns down a gang of ruthless bandits in revenge for the murder of his family.
DVD: Drei gegen Sacramento (german) (Best Entertainment)
42. The Crimson Blade (1963)
Approved | 83 min | Adventure, Drama, History
In 1648, during the English Civil War, Captain Sylvester switches sides between the Parliamentary and Royalist camps as his interests dictate, while King Charles I is on the run from Oliver Cromwell's troops.
DVD: Scarlet Blade, The (engl.) (Studio Canal)
43. From Russia with Love (1963)
PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
James Bond willingly falls into an assassination plot involving a naive Russian beauty in order to retrieve a Soviet encryption device that was stolen by S.P.E.C.T.R.E.
Votes: 109,755 | Gross: $24.80M
DVD: James Bond 007 - Liebesgrüße aus Moskau (german) (on Box "Die James Bond Jubiläums-Collection" / MGM)
44. Die Flußpiraten vom Mississippi (1963)
101 min | Western
European produced Western based on the novel by Friedrich Gerstäcker, set in the 19th century in a town on the banks of the Mississippi River. The area is plagued by a gang of pirates under... See full summary »
DVD: Flußpiraten vom Mississippi, Die (german) (in Box "Teutonen Western Collection / Koch Media)
45. Twice-Told Tales (1963)
Approved | 120 min | Horror, Mystery, Romance
Three horror stories based on the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne. In the first story titled "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment", Heidegger attempts to restore the youth of himself, his fiancee ... See full summary »
DVD: Gift des Bösen, Das (german) (Ostalgica) DVD: Twice told tales (engl.) (Midnite Movies / MGM) MediaBook: Gift Des Bösen (NSM Records)
46. The Old Dark House (1963)
PG | 86 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery