In what movie did Vincent Price play a white slaver? I didn't know until I saw House Of 1,000 Dolls. It's a 1967 West German and Spanish production that was released in the US in 1968. It's set in Tangiers but it was actually filmed in Spain. The locations were fairly good, old, dirty and fairly interesting. The English version was written by Harry Alan Towers under the name of Peter Welbeck. Harry was the producer and he got some cash from Sam Arkoff at AIP. The Wikipedia says that Harry gave the local censors a copy of Abe Lincoln In Illinois. He thought if they read the real script they would stop production. He even hired an actor to dress like Lincoln and hang around the set. Vincent Price is said to be disappointed in the film. Vincent made the film to fulfill a contractual obligation and missed out on another job. Vincent is also said, in interviews, that they also shot a version with nudity. There wasn't any nudity in the Blu-Ray we watched tonight. The movie had two directors: Jeremy Summers and Hans Billian.
It's got Martha Hyer and George Nader in the cast. That's them with Vincent above. Vincent is a stage magician and Martha is his wife and a mentalist. They also work for a crime lord called the King Of Hearts. They use their magic act to kidnap lonely young white women to sell to the sex trade.
The King has a place in Tangiers called The House of 1,000 Dolls where the kidnapped women are kept for prostitution. George meets a friend in Tangiers, the man tells George that his girlfriend was kidnapped by white slavers, he believes she's in Tangiers. The friend goes to the House of 1,000 Dolls and winds up dead the next day. George takes up his quest and soon he's neck deep in baddies. They kidnap his wife but the local police are closing in on the gang.
It's not a great movie but it was oddly entertaining. There's a lot of talking, some bits of action and a chase. George's friend is chased on foot through some odd locations. The acting is good for the most part. I hadn't ever seen it, in fact, I hadn't ever heard of it before and neither had anyone else in our little group. There was a VHS tape a long time ago but I missed it at my local video store. Not a lot of people have seen it on the IMDb either, only 267 have voted, and it scores a 4.9 which I thought was a bit low. It's worth a look for the oddity of it more than anything.
Dead Mine is a 2012 Indonesian movie directed by Steven Sheil. He's mostly a cinematographer, this is this 2nd feature. His first was back in 2008, a movie called Mum and Dad, about a family of torturers and murderers who work at the airport. Dead Mine is about some people trapped in a mine filled with murderous monsters. Steven hasn't made another film since Dead Mine. It's not a bad film but it is a below average film. It's a lot like other people trapped in a place with monsters. A POS rich guy hires some mercenaries to go to Indonesia to search for an old mine. It turns out that the Japanese converted the mine during WWII into a bunker for horrible experiments on POWs. The POS rich guy believes that Yamashita's gold was also there. It might have been but all that's there are some murderous monsters. The human's get picked off as the movie plays out. The monsters win and the movie ends. It isn't quite good enough for me to want to see it again.