101 Films is one of the UK’s fastest growing independent entertainment labels – and one of our favourites.
Acquiring cult & classic films of all genres – high-profile direct-to-video movies that have become cult favourites along with forgotten studio gems, independent horror, westerns, war movies, sci-fi & fantasy.
We’ve packed our stores with their incredible range of films, all from just £3, check out some of our favourites below.
Master Of The World
Master of the World is an action packed classic sci-fi fantasy film based on two stories by Jules Verne; author of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea and Around The World In 80 Days
Starring Vincent Price and Charles Bronson, Master of the World opens In Morgantown Pennsylvania in 1868; the local residents hear a booming voice coming from the local mountain, The Great Eyrie. John Strock from the Department of the Interior is tasked with finding out just what is happening there and approaches Philip Evans for the use of his balloon which would allow him to view the mountain from air. Accompanied by Evans’ fiancée Dorothy Prudent and her father, they come under attack from rockets fired from inside the mountain.
They are soon the prisoners of Captain Robur, a pacifist who is in command of the Albatross, a 150 foot-long airship. His mission in life is to stop all wars – even if he has to make war on nation states in order to achieve it.
This follow-up to the successful 1973 thriller Westworld stars Peter Fonda and Blythe Danner as investigative reporters Chuck Browning and Tracy Ballard. The team has been dispatched to the expensive theme park Westworld on the remote island of Delos, to find out what caused the park’s robots to go berserk and begin killing the customers. They discover that Duffy (Arthur Hill), creator of Westworld, has retooled his park into Futureworld, a supposedly “fail safe” recreational mecca. In truth, he is scheming to replace all of the world leaders with robot clones in order to take over the globe.
It! The Terror From Beyond Space
Too terrifying to even have a name, “It” is a seemingly invincible monster that is hell-bent on killing everyone on a mission to Mars.
A rescue ship travels out to Mars to retrieve the only survivor of a space probe that has experienced some sort of cataclysm. That survivor, Col Ed Carruthers (Marshall Thompson) is accused of murdering his fellow crewmen. But Ed claims that the killer was a Martian monster, and hopes to prove his assertions by signing up for a second journey to the Red Planet. Before long, the crew members of this second expedition are being systematically killed off, and it looks as though Ed is up to his old tricks. As it turns out, however, Ed was telling the truth: there is a monster on board, the savage descendant of the once-mighty Martian civilization, who snuck on board when an irresponsible crew member left the door open. The monster stays alive by absorbing the vital body fluids of its victims and there seems to be no way to stop this parasitic creature.
The Way West
Senator William J. Tadlock (Kirk Douglas) enlists the help of veteran scout Dick Summers (Robert Mitchum) to lead a wagon train of settlers from Missouri to Oregon in this plodding, routine western. A scared settler accidently shoots an Indian boy who is mistaken for a wolf, prompting Summers to order newlywed triggerman Johnny Mack (Michael Witney) to be hanged to avoid an Indian attack. The highlight of the film is the expert cinematography. Watch for Sally Field in her first big-screen role as the slatternly Mercy McBee.
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum
“One of the hottest burlesque shows that ever hit Broadway” (Time) comes to the screen showcasing the enormous talents of Tony Award winner Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Jack Gilford, Buster Keaton and Michael Hordern.
This screen adaptation of the stage musical of the same name finds the Roman slave Pseudolus (Zero Mostel) scheming his way to freedom by playing matchmaker for his master’s son, Hero, who is smitten with the blonde and beautiful Philia. However, things don’t go at all according to plan. The complications that ensue involve blackmail, funny disguises and long-lost children, while Pseudolus desperately tries to keep up with his end of the bargain.
The Red Baron
On 21st April, 1918, a Canadian wheat farmer turned pilot trained his guns on a crimson red triplane in the skies over France. Moments later, Germany’s greatest pilot, the aristocratic Baron Von Richtofen, was blasted from the sky. This date marked a turning point in the character of modern warfare – the end of the concept of glory and honour and the beginning of air war as a dirty, killing business. The Red Baron is the story of that historic battle.
From horror director Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator) and screenwriter Ed Naha (Troll) comes this 80s cult classic that combines the pint-sized playmates of childhood with bone-chilling fun.
A precocious girl, her nasty parents, two punk-rock losers and a weak-kneed salesman inadvertently become the guests of two ghoulish senior citizens in their dark, haunted mansion. The old couple make and collect dolls that creep around in the night, offing the guests one by one.
The Island Of Dr. Moreau
Crewman Andrew Braddock (Michael York) survives the wreck of the sailing ship The Lady Vain. After several days at sea in a lifeboat, he reaches the shores of an island governed by the mysterious scientist Dr. Moreau (Burt Lancaster).
Though welcomed as an honored guest by Moreau, Braddock finds his contact with the natives increasingly disturbing, for they are not like any men he has ever seen before. Eventually, it becomes apparent that these men are, in fact, the hybrid products of Moreau s experiments upon various species of wild animals. Braddock becomes so shocked and curious that Moreau explains to him that he has invented a serum with a genetic human gene that can transform many wild animals into human beings giving them human characteristics. Braddock finds himself threatened by both the manimals and the sinister Moreau, who he suspects has plans to experiment on him.
Rock Hudson stars as Captain Turner, leading a detachment of US Army paratrooper saboteurs dropped behind the German lines in Italy. Its mission is to blow up a strategic dam. However, the unit is ambushed and only Turner survives.
He is picked up by a ragtag group of local youths who, realising that he needs medical attention, kidnap German doctor Bianca Freedling (Sylva Koscina) to nurse him to health, keeping her captive even after Turner s recovery. Once fit, the youths strike a bargain with him – they will help him blow the dam if he will help them get revenge on cruel SS officer Sturmbannführer Taussig and the Germans, who destroyed their village and murdered their parents.
Luke Whispering Smith is a by-the-book, no-nonsense railroad detective who learns his friend, Murray Sinclair, has been fired from his railroad job. Seeking vengeance, Sinclair begins helping outlaw Barney Rebstock wreck trains. Now, Smith must find and bring his old friend to justice… at any cost, in this suspenseful adventure filled with pistol-packing action.
The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid
Based on the true story of the last failed bank robbery by the James and Younger brothers, this film is notable for showing the unraveling heist from the outlaws’ viewpoint. The Great North Minnesota Raid was shot in a meticulous semi documentary style that brings to life the glorious last ride of the infamous band of outlaws.
Late in the summer of 1876, Jesse James and Cole Younger were given amnesty by their home state of Missouri; after a long and prosperous career as robbers, the dynamic duo were, ironically, proclaimed state heroes. Faced with the possibility of a quiet and peaceful future, the notorious ruffians had no choice but to plan one final heist at the biggest bank west of the Mississippi, in Northfield, Minnesota. The heist was a grand scheme planned with great intellectual prowess by Younger, the introverted and soft-spoken leader of the group, who was often overshadowed by the flashy and daredevil killer, Jesse James. Together the two men executed what they thought would be a foolproof plan–until the citizens of Northfield proved them wrong.
Captain Douglas (Michael Caine) is a British army leader who is ordered to lead a band of mercenaries into the desert; their mission is to knock out an enemy fuel reserve. The inexperienced captain contends with a veteran Colonel (Nigel Green) who is enamoured with using old history books to fight modern battles. Cyril Leech (Nigel Davenport) is the experienced mercenary hired by Brigadier Blore (Harry Andrews) to help guide Douglas and his group through the dangerous plot.
Leech and Douglas have differences of opinion on how to successfully carry out the mission. As if the trouble with the Nazis wasn’t enough, Brigadier Blore sells them out by tipping off the enemy through a spy. Douglas and the few men he has left must survive the sweltering heat and the enemy gunfire in order to ensure their survival.