Czech sci-fi and fantasy: 1970sby Invisible2015 | created - 24 Aug 2015 | updated - 4 months ago | Public
List of Czech fantasy and sci-fi films (+ some tv productions and tv series) from years 1970-1979
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1. You Are a Widow, Sir (1971)
97 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
After a soldier cuts off the arm of king's cousin, king decides to deactivate the army. Of course, generals don't like it at all and they try to kill the king. The assassin should be ... See full summary »
Fantasy - set in a fictitious country with its own futu-retro fashion and design, possibly set in alternative history, astrology
Sci-Fi - genial scientist, brain and other organ transplantations, micro-bombs, artificial human body.
2. Devilish Honeymoon (1970)
93 min | Comedy, Crime
A charming senior lecturer Kostohryz (Vlastimil Brodský) is an unquestionable star of the Research Institute of the Chemical Factories, admired by men and loved by women. There are two ... See full summary »
Fantasy - very probably set in a fictitious country
Sci-Fi - genial scientist, person surviving an explosion
3. I Killed Einstein, Gentlemen (1970)
95 min | Sci-Fi, Comedy
This futuristic science fiction comedy features an atomic bomb blast that causes women to grow beards and lose the ability to have children. A summit meeting is held at the United Nations, ... See full summary »
Sci-Fi - futuristic setting, time travel, rocket pistols, women with beards and men with boobs as a result of radiation, bizarre gigantic shaving machine, cat-android with a miniature camera in her eye, taking a selfie with a telescopic minicamera...
4. The Girl on the Broomstick (1972)
76 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Saxana has the enthusiasm, but lacks the right talent to become a witch. So she's kept in for 300 years - nothing unusual for a sorceress' school. Being bored, she skims through the ... See full summary »
Fantasy - witch, vampire, four-handed characters, people turning in animals or inanimate objects, flying on a broom...
5. Three Wishes for Cinderella (1973)
75 min | Drama, Fantasy, Family
Life changes dramatically for a Czech housemaid when the house driver gives her three magical hazel nuts.
Fairy Tale/ Fantasy - fictitious kingdom, magical hazelnuts, possibly also an owl in a role of fairy godmother
6. Prince Bajaja (1971)
73 min | Family, Fantasy
The hero of this popular fairy tale is a young prince who, after the death of his parents, goes out into the world. During his travels he meets a magical talking horse and falls in love ... See full synopsis »
Fairy Tale/Fantasy - fictitious kingdom, dragon
7. Na komete (1970)
74 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
When a comet passes the earth very closely, it pulls a small part of North Africa with it. Carried along is a bunch of people. Among them Angelika, who just escaped from a ruthless weapon ... See full summary »
Sci-Fi - outer space, comet plucks off part of the Earth
8. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)
Not Rated | 77 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Inspired by fairy-tales such as Alice in Wonderland and Little Red-Riding Hood, "Valerie and her Week of Wonders" is a surreal tale in which love, fear, sex and religion merge into one fantastic world.
Fantasy - fictitious country with its own fashion and social rules, rejuvenation, mingling of fantasy and reality, vampires, people turning in animals, witchcraft, magical earrings
9. The Great Unknown (1970)
85 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Fantasy/Horror - premonitions of something what eventually really happens, levitation
10. The Devil's Elixirs (1973)
Young seminary student Franziskus (Benjamin Besson) has been ceremonially ordained. He wants to escape the harshness and injustice of the world and devote himself to the service of God in ... See full summary »
Fantasy involving witchcraft and alchemy in some way, I guess. But I haven´t seen it yet.
11. Jak se budí princezny (1978)
83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
The king Dalimil and the queen Eliska waited to see a longed-for offspring - a daughter Ruzenka. But Eliska's envious and bad sister Melánie curses her. When Ruzenka becomes 17 years old ... See full summary »
Fantasy/Fairy tale - fictitious kingdom, magic, curse, stopped time, witch-like character.
12. The Prince and the Evening Star (1979)
86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
The old King (Vladimír Mensík) is not satisfied with his four children. It is high time for the Princesses to get married and for the Prince to assume the reign. Once the King sets out to ... See full summary »
Fantasy/Fairy tale - fictitious kingdom, magics, evil warlock, personofications of Wind, Sun, Moon and Morning Star, duplication of one character, people changing their shape...)
13. Morgiana (1972)
106 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
Klara and Viktoria are sisters. Their father dies, leaving most of his property to Klara. When Klara becomes involved with a man that her sister loves, Viktoria begins to plot her murder.
Fantasy/Semi-Horror - no supernatural elements at all, but it´s set in a fictitious country with its own fashion and social hierarchy. There is also some coquetry with a fortune telling.
14. Beauty and the Beast (1978)
91 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
In this gothic rendition of the classic fairy tale, a merchant's youngest daughter is held prisoner by a mysterious winged beast.
Fantasy/Fairy Tale/Horror - fictitious kingdom, monster, curse, possibly also ghosts. Strong use of horror aesthetics.
15. The Ninth Heart (1979)
90 min | Fantasy, Horror
A poor student must rescue an ailing princess from the castle of an evil magician, who's preparing a rejuvenating elixir from the stolen hearts of nine children.
Fantasy/Fairy Tale/Horror - fictitious kingdom, rejuvenation, alchemy, evil warlock, rapid aging...
16. Kocicí princ (1979)
79 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
The castle custodian Král is moving to a new place of work with his wife, son Radek and a five - years old daughter Terezka. Radek takes his cat Líza with him. A fully loaded truck moves ... See full summary »
Fantasy/Fairy Tale - definitely set in a fictitious kingdom, but I haven´t seen it.
17. How to Drown Dr. Mracek, the Lawyer (1975)
96 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
There are still water spirits among us. One group lives in Prague, led by Mr. Wassermann, who is using his wife's family as servants. All they need is their old house near the river. But ... See full summary »
Fantasy/Sci-Fi - watersprites, people turned in animals and inanimate objects, eccentric scientist with a serum turning people in fish, ghosts (or more precisely, souls of drowned people), immortality, magical stick...
18. Coz takhle dát si spenát (1977)
86 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
Two swindlers get to prison for alcohol theft. After an exit from prison they are employed for theft of the device for regeneration of old cows. The owner of salon wants to use devices for rejuvenation. But something went not so.
Sci-Fi - rejuvenation machine, rapid aging, miniaturization
19. Monkey's Playtime (1978)
87 min | Comedy, Fantasy
The fisherman Fuksa fishes in the creek an old bottle and he sells it to innkeeper Merta. When Merta opens it, a genie appears, who can fulfill all his wishes.
Fantasy - genie, people turning in chimpanzees
93 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Jan is a decent, boring man, living a decent, boring life as a rocket designer. When his adventurous twin brother dies in a breakfast accident, Jan decides to impersonate him, unwittingly becoming a part of a Nazi time travel conspiracy.
Sci-Fi - alternative history, time travel, anti-aging pills, paralyzing spray that turns people green and motionless, liquidating dishwasher
21. Cirkus v cirkuse (1975)
131 min | Comedy, Family
To Moscow have arrived the participants of the international conference of the zoophilologists and also the international jury which is to elect for the world festival the best performance ... See full summary »
Fantasy/Sci-Fi: Eccentric scientist trying to communicate with animals.
22. The Little Mermaid (1976)
84 min | Family, Drama, Romance
The little mermaid rescues a prince from drowning and falls in love with him. To be with him, she makes a deal with the evil sorceress: her beautiful voice against a life on land. It seems ... See full summary »
Fantasy/Fairy Tale: Fictitious kingdom, curse, mermen and mermaids, witch
23. Upír ve vezáku (1979)
60 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Fake Fantasy: kid believes that boyfriend of his sister is a vampire.
24. Arabela (1979– )
30 min | Comedy, Fantasy
Princess Arabela, the daughter of the King of the fairy tale world escapes before the revenge of a cunning and deceitful magician Rumburak and leaves the world of fairy tales. She meets ... See full summary »
Fantasy/Fairy Tale/Sci-Fi: Fictitious kingdom, people turning in animals, inanimate objects or other people, magical ring, magical coat, crystal ball, flying on broomstick, talking animals, robotic wolf, character shooting nails out of his fingers etc., etc. Hundreds of various fantastic elements, really.
25. Golden Hair (1973 TV Movie)
74 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical
Fairy Tale/Fantasy: Fictitious kingdom, back from dead, talking with animals, curse, magical potion.
26. Killing the Devil (1970)
77 min | Comedy, Fantasy
She (Jirina Bohdalová) is approximately forty-years old, intelligent and attractive, but, unfortunately, lonesome as one could be. She handles her life quite well, but whenever nostalgia ... See full summary »
Semi-Fantasy: The leading male character may or may not be a devil, while the leading female character may or may not be a witch. It really depends on interpretation.
27. Pan Tau (1970–1978)
30 min | Family, Adventure, Comedy
The children's series reintroduces on the screen Mister Tau the charmer, along with his double, Uncle Alfons. It is impossible to tell them apart, and the cases of their mistaken identity ... See full summary »
Fantasy, some elements of Sci-Fi: A mysterious silent oldschool gentleman with a magical pothead, who can change his size.
28. The Secret of Steel City (1979)
85 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
Two scientists use their inherited fortune differently. One designs a beautiful town called Fortuna, while the second builds huge factories to make munitions known as Steel City.
Sci-Fi/Fantasy - I haven´t seen it for ages, but it´s adaptation of Jules Verne´s novel The Begum's Fortune.
29. Operation Bororo (1973)
90 min | Sci-Fi
A man and a woman from a different planet come to the Earth to get a cure for a disease that is apparently threatening to eradicate their civilization. It can only be stopped by a drug made... See full synopsis »
Sci-Fi: Extraterrestrial, camera in glasses.
30. Hroch (1973)
95 min | Comedy, Fantasy
The bank officer Bedrich Hroch is sent by the bank director to the zoo, which asked an allocation of one and half kg of gold for a gold tooth for a hippo. During the check up of the hippo's... See full summary »
Fantasy: Most probably set in a fictitious country. A man is eaten alive by a hippo a communicates with the outside world from inside of the animal´s stomach.
31. Talíre nad Velkým Malíkovem (1977)
89 min | Sci-Fi, Comedy
A model Communist village is visited by a flying saucer. One of the most bizarre Normalisation films, the lowest point in the work of a good director.
32. Darling, Are We a Good Match...? (1975)
98 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Marta (Jana Brejchová) and Viktor (Vlastimil Brodský) celebrate the tenth anniversary of their wedding half-heartedly. They both think they don't suit together. While visiting Marta's ... See full summary »
Semi-Sci-Fi: A dating computer plays an important role in the story.
33. I'll Be Good, Old Man! (1979)
86 min | Comedy
To the intolerant and bloody-minded Prague actor Bergner (Milos Kopecký) is the lead in Moliere's Misanthrope which he is studying now as tailor-made. On top of that he is malicious and he ... See full summary »
Semi Fantasy: A character who may or may not have some magical powers.
34. Hrabe Drakula (1971 TV Movie)
76 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Horror/Fantasy: Vampires, telepathy, communication with animals. Quite faithful adaptation of Bram Stoker´s Dracula.
35. Long Live Ghosts! (1977)
85 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Trespassing gang of boys encounter a ghost in the ruins of a castle. When they rescue the ghost who is caught in a trapset, they become allies in a fight to prevent ruins from being turned into mushroom farm by the city authorities.
Fantasy: Ghosts, magics, gnomes, invisibility.
36. Adele's Dinner (1978)
102 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
When the famous detective Nick Carter visits Prague, he becomes involved in strange case of a missing dog and even stranger carnivorous plant. He becomes convinced that he is standing ... See full summary »
Sci-Fi: Eccentric scientist, trying to humanize plants. Also a detective with handful of steampunk props.
37. Ulysses and the Stars (1976)
81 min | Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi
It is the year 2000. The parents of twelve-year-old Péta are worried about the boy. He has made a flying machine on the model of a bird, but it crashed when he tested it and he broke his ... See full summary »
Sci-Fi involving outer space and extraterrestrials, but I haven´t seen it for ages.
38. A Thousand and One Nights (1974)
88 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Stories from the three-year journey of the world-famous Sinbad.
Fantasy/Fairy Tale: Fictitious countries, monsters, curses...
39. The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1978)
73 min | Animation, Fantasy, Horror
A young boy becomes an apprentice for a mysterious sorcerer, working at the sorcerer's strange and sinister mill where secretive black magic is being taught and performed at a very heavy price.
Fantasy/Horror: Evil warlock, people turning into animals, flying people, black magic...
40. Fantastic Planet (1973)
PG | 72 min | Animation, Sci-Fi
On a faraway planet where blue giants rule, oppressed humanoids rebel against their machine-like leaders.
Sci-Fi/Fantasy: I haven´t seen it yet.
41. Miss Golem (1972)
96 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
Sci-Fi: A scientist invents a machine allowing something like cloning. Possibly also Fantasy, since it seems to be set in a fictitious country.
42. Ta slepicka kropenatá (1971 TV Movie)
I haven´t seen it.
43. Joachim, Put It in the Machine (1974)
95 min | Comedy
A sincere provincial young man, Frantisek Koudelka (Ludek Sobota) leaves to work in Prague. For the trip he buys a computer made horoscope with biorhythms charts, marked according to his ... See full summary »
Minor semi-sci-fi element: The hero manages his life according to a fortune telling scheme called "kondiciogram".
44. Abenteuer mit Blasius (1975)
79 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Ten-year-old Frantisek is traveling to Leipzig to visit his German friend Egon. On the train, he shares the compartment with three men. One of them, the bearded, hefty Blasius is polite but... See full summary »
Sci-Fi - robot. I haven´t seen it.
45. Automatic (1973)
4 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
A humorous story warning against too much mechanization and automation. The hero of the picture works in a factory producing automatic machines. During the lunch break he lets the machines ... See full summary »
Director: Václav Bedrich
Sci-Fi - a short cartoon about a man trapped in over-technized world.
46. Krabi (1976)
12 min | Animation, Short, Horror