The Avengers #5 (film #9 in the Cult section of TVArk). [Category: Outtakes & Obscurities]

A 1968 version of the opening credits to the popular British spy show. In this one, Patrick Macnamee battles several knights in armor. I smell shark-jumping here.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ***.

Bookkeeping and Accounting (in the Ephemeral section of Open Video Project. Also, film #231 on Prelinger Archive). [Category: Industrial]

Vocational guidance film about that most exciting of fields: bookkeeping and accounting! Ah yes, the thrill of the ledger! The smell of fresh ink on paper! The satisfaction of adding up firm columns of figures! The…oh, I can’t keep this up any longer. It’s DULL, folks! It’s so dull and tedious and boring…I want to become a LION TAMER!!

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: **. Weirdness: **. Historical Interest: ***. Lions: 0. Overall Rating: **.

Brazil at War (in the Ephemeral section of Open Video Project. Also, film #242 on Prelinger Archive). [Category: Military & Propaganda]

This film was made right after Brazil joined the allies during World War II. It basically describes what a great ally Brazil was expected to be. What this boils down to is a military version of a travelogue. It’s somewhat ironic to watch today, considering Brazil didn’t exactly end up being known for its military victories, and that it did later become known for harboring Nazis. Mostly, though, this is dull.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: *. Weirdness: *. Historical Interest: ***. Overall Ratings: **.

Argentina

Argentina. Standard geography film about the South American country of Argentina. There’s some historical interest here as you get to see ...