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The Watcher in the Woods(1980)
When an American composer and his family rent a foreboding house in England from an eccentric recluse, Mrs. Aylwood (Bette Davis), a series of terrifying events occur, primarily to 17-year-old Jan. It turns out the eerie experiences are connected to Mrs. Aylwood's teenage daughter's disappearance un...
Three Swordsmen(1994)
Taylor Wong Tai-loi spins this period fantasy yarn boasting a troubled production history and an equally troubled story line. Andy Lau Tak-wah stars as legendary swordsman Siu Sam-siu, who is set to duel rival Ming Jian (Brigitte Lin Ching-hsia) in a battle to decide once and for all who is the fine...
Triple Impact(1992)
A golden Buddha and two kickboxing con men provide the basis of this lively martial-arts actioner that opens during the Vietnam war as three lost commandos make their way though the jungle and find themselves in a cave containing a fabulous golden Buddha. The story jumps ahead twenty years as two co...
Urotsukidoji II: Legend of the Demon Womb(1991)
This Japanese animated fantasy contains graphic violence and sexually explicit scenes. According to the ancient legend the earth is comprised of Humans, Man-Beasts, and Monster-Demons. In this episode, the wicked Dr. Munihausen endeavors to traverse the boundaries between the realms of Man-Beasts an...
V.I. Warshawski(1991)
Kathleen Turner stars as V.I. Warshawski in Jeff Kanew's film version of the hard-boiled detective character from Sara Paretsky's series of crime novels. Warshawski is a freelance private investigator in Chicago, who lives the part of the hard-boiled detective. But in her heart of hearts, she is a s...
White Hunter, Black Heart(1990)
Something of a sleeper in its 1990 release, White Hunter, Black Heart is one of Clint Eastwood's most engaging films. It is based on Peter Vietel's novel about the location shoot of John Huston's immortal The African Queen. But the focus is never on Bogie and Hepburn. Egomaniacal director John Wilso...
Zardoz(1974)
Zed is a exterminator, a savage warrior living in a post-apocalyptic future world. Like all exterminators, Zed worships a stone head called Zardoz as a god. Zardoz promises all those who worship that when they die, they will go to the Vortex, a community inhabited by immortal men and women. Zed find...
Zero Kelvin(1995)
A sort of Arctic existentialist drama, this Norwegian film was mostly shot in bleak conditions on a frigid island off the northern Scandanavian coast. It is based on a novel about a poet in Oslo in the 1920s, Henrik Larsen (Garb B. Eidsvold). He wants to marry Gertrude (Camilla Martens), but she ref...
The Pebble and the Penguin(1995)
This heartwarming animated tale, reportedly inspired by a National Geographic documentary, follows the exploits of a shy penguin, Hubie, who is hopelessly enamored with Marina, but must compete with the ultra macho, puffed up Drake, who wants her to be his life mate. In order to win her, one of them...
1-900(1996)
1-900 wants to be a kinky Basic Instinct-style erotic thriller set in the world of adult phone lines. James Gioia and Lance Gray both have an amiable regular-Joe quality, but their tedious banter is only the least interesting of a fairly dire collection of scenes. As in many direct-to-video features...
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