Best Fantasy Movies of 1970
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
A postman, S.D. Kluger, decides to answer some of the most common questions about Santa Claus, and tells us about a small baby named Kris who is raised by a family of elf toymakers named Kringle. When Kris grew up, he wanted to deliver toys to the children of Sombertown. But its Mayor is too mean to let that happen. And to make things worse, the Winter Warlock who lives between the Kringles and Sombertown, but Kris manages to melt the Warlock's heart and deliver his toys.
Ed Emshwiller’s tender portrait of his wife, avantgarde science fiction writer Carol Emshwiller. (Mubi)
Hercules in New York
Hercules (Schwarzenegger) is sent to Earth where he finds true love and starts a promising career in the bodybuilder business.
Jack and the Beanstalk
Retelling of the classic fairy tale, but from a decidedly 1960s point of view, complete with "groovy" dialogue.
A young playwright who writes porno novels to overcome a writer's block, lives the fantasies of one of his books, while trying to move with his wife from one apartment into a larger one.
This Is It
“[…] Then Broughton took Eden into his own backyard, filming his 2-year-old son Orion interacting with nature, with the elements, with Papa God in a treetop and Mother Earth inside a red ball. It’s in the film “This is It” (1971) that Broughton combines some of his Zen poems with baby “Adam” encountering the wisdom of the world: This is It This is really It This is all there is And It’s perfect as it is. There is nowhere to go but Here There is nothing Here but now There is nothing now but This And This is It.” (from: http://bigjoy.org/twirl/exploring-translucent-broughton-films/)
The Amazing Transplant
Exploitation auteur Doris Wishman (Bad Girls Go to Hell) provides the most over-the-top entertainment of her career with this film about a nice guy who turns murderous after undergoing a penis transplant. As it turns out, the well-endowed donor was a serial rapist who preyed on women with gold earrings -- a habit that our unfortunate hero (João Fernandes) has inherited along with the man's penis.
The Phantom Tollbooth
The Phantom Tollbooth, based upon the children's adventure novel by Norton Juster, tells the story of a bored young boy named Milo. Unexpectedly receiving a magic tollbooth and, having nothing better to do, Milo drives through it and enters a kingdom in turmoil following the loss of it's princesses, Rhyme and Reason.
This story is loosely based on the discovery of the B-24 "Liberator" bomber the "Lady Be Good" that was found in the Libyan desert after the crew got lost on their 1st bombing mission to Italy
The Dunwich Horror
A university student is pursued by a man with a demonic secret.