~ Kiddie Matinee Double Feature! ~
THE WISHING MACHINE
( aka Automat na Prání )
KINGDOM IN THE CLOUDS
( aka Tinerete Fara Batrînete, La Clé d'or / The Golden Key )
(1967 / 1968)
(Special Two DVD Disc set)
DIRECTOR: (The Wishing Machine) Josef Pinkava / (Kingdom of the Clouds) Elisabeta Bostan & Nicolae Codrescu
STARS: (The Wishing Machine) Milan Zeman, Vit Weingartner / (Kingdom of the Clouds) Mircea Breazu, Ana Szeles
SYNOPSIS: No doubt that some older film fans may remember catching these films as kids during the late 60's at a Saturday afternoon matinee. Or maybe later in the early 70's as grade school filler pouring from a 16mm film projector.
The Wishing Machine: Czech / French import about two boys who encounter the title machine and have a series of adventures. After taking in all the amazing sights at the World's Fair Tom and Charlie tell their classmates of a "wish machine" they saw and soon the whole class is joining in the fun. Eventually our two stars decide they want to take a spaceship to the moon. But first they must complete a task as per the sexy voice in the rocket they dub "The Space Lady". After more adventures the boy's imagination has them as captives in a filthy Czech prison headed for execution! Needless to say their overactive imaginations land them safely home (with a lesson to learned).
Kingdom of the Clouds: Classic "Kiddie Matinee"-type fare. An epic journey by a hero, fairy tale setting, mystical creatures and fantastic landscapes all courtesy of late 60's Romania! A hopeful young man searches for the key to eternal life. Along the way he runs into Father Time, a sexy fairy, an evil bird creature and he battles the Green Witch in the "Land of Decay". There's also a giant spider web, the Queen of Birds and the magic "Golden Apple of Truth" and....you get the idea. They packed this one full of fairy tale goodness.
NOTE: This is a special Two Disc set priced at $30.00
*For more kid stuff see: Magic of the Kite / Grandpa Chillie Challa, Winter of the Witch, Mystery of the Million Dollar Hockey Puck and The Lost World of Sinbad
Fullscreen / Color (Both films)
Region Free NTSC dvd-R
BLACK dvd case (above image is the front cover art)
NOTE: The below clips are Low Resolution quality for YouTube
Two boys trip out with lights & cool music
Teen girls use the "Wishing Machine"
Magic Clothes changing device
The Golden Apple of Truth!
Hero battles the evil Green Witch
Buy "Wishing Machine / Kingdom in the Clouds"