Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
John W. Gossage, John Gilling
Paul Douglas, Eva Bartok, Leslie Phillips, Walter Rilla, Philip Leaver, Martin Miller, Michael Caridia, Pauline Drewett, Jocelyn Lane, Olaf Pooley, Rosalie Crutchley, Leonard Sachs, Paul Hardtmuth, Cyril Chamberlain, St. John Stuart
An American reporter smells a story when he is stranded in an Iron Curtain country where the local dictator is using gamma rays to transform children into mutated henchmen. ------- Mike Wilson, an American reporter, and Howard Meade, an English photographer, ate on a train going through Austria, when their car is taken off and ran over an abandoned track-spur into an Iron Curtain country, where they are jailed as spies. Head of the state is Boronski, who is experimenting with the effect gamma rays have on humans, and his idea they can be used to mold children into geniuses. So far, all he has is some robot-like creatures under his control which he uses to stay in power. He orders Wilson and Meade released, fearing unwelcome bad publicity, but Wilson smells a story and begins investigating. He is aided by Paula Wendt, who works in the castle lab with Boronski because she wants to rescue her brother, Hugo, from Boronski's power. The latter makes prisoners of all three, and plans to eliminate using gamma rays. ------- Traveling by train to cover the music festival in Salzburg two newspaper men, Mike Wilson and Howard Meade, find themselves in the tiny Democracy of Gudavia. They are arrested as being spies. Gudavia has had little contact with the outside world for 5 years since the mysterious death of their king. The reporters learn that the country's leader, Dr. Boronski, is conducting gamma ray experiments on children in an attempt to increase their brain power.
79 minutes (at 29.97 frames per second)
DivX 5 - resolution: 720x480