Many cineastes consider Pandora and the Flying Dutchman as the masterpiece of filmmaker Albert Lewin, while others write the film off as a pretentious bore. Ava Gardner stars as Pandora Reynolds, a predatory creature who destroys the lives of all men who've been unfortunate enough to fall in love with her. Enter Hendrick van der Zee (James Mason), a mystical figure who proves to be Pandora's match. It turns out that van der Zee is the legendary 17th Flying Dutchman, whose spirit is doomed to wander the earth until he is able to find a woman willing to love him with all her heart -- and thereby sacrifice her own life. Further elaboration would spoil the film for potential Lewin enthusiasts. Suffice it to say that the director's many cinematic obsessions (cat figurines, Egyptology, obscure literary allusions) are exercised to their fullest potential.
Sanshiro Sugata, The Most Beautiful, Sanshiro Sugata, Part Two, The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail
Sortie le 03/08/2010
Editeur: Criterion Collection |
Years before Akira Kurosawa changed the face of cinema with such iconic works as Rashomon, Seven Samurai, and Yojimbo, he made his start in the Japanese film industry with four popular and exceptional works, created as World War II raged. All gripping dramas, those rare first films—Sanshiro Sugata; The Most Beautiful; Sanshiro Sugata, Part Two; and The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tail—are collected here and include a two-part martial arts saga, a portrait of female volunteers helping the war effort, and a kabuki-derived tale of deception. These captivating films are a glorious introduction to a peerless career.
This soft-core porn sex comedy follows the exploits of greasy spoon waitress Alice Goodbody (Sharon Kelly) as she attempts to sleep her way to stardom in an encounter with the cast and crew of a rock-musical production of Julius Caesar.
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Alors que l'on fête la fin de la seconde guerre mondiale, un soldat revenant du front découvre sa copine dans les bras d'un autre. Sa vengeance sera terrible ! Quelques années plus tard, alors que l'on s'apprête de nouveau à fêter l'anniversaire de la victoire contre l'Allemagne, l'assassin fait de nouvelles victimes.
The Prometheus has dropped out of orbit. Communications and life support systems are down. Situation Critical: Status of Crew and Prisoner unknown. With orders to catch their Alien Prisoner alive the surviving crew of the spaceship Prometheus pursue a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with their escaped prisoner on a deserted and barren planet. But, who is the hunter and who is its prey?
A mysterious new girl arrives in a posh suburban neighborhood and quickly sets out to terrorize the town. As she starts breaking into homes and torturing the occupants, they begin to realize that she isn’t just another girl next door.
The film that scandalized Europe now comes to America uncut and uncensored: Belén Fabra delivers a fearless performance as Val, an intelligent and attractive young executive who copes with a bad breakup by embracing her own insatiable pleasure. And the more she explores, the further she is willing to go. In a kinky journey that takes her from trysts with strangers to professional prostitution, when does a modern woman addicted to sexual adventure reach the point of no return? Leonardo Sbaraglia (Intacto), Ángela Molina (Almodovar’s Live Flesh and Broken Embraces) and the legendary Geraldine Chaplin (Doctor Zhivago) co-star in this tale of female empowerment and sexual liberation from director Christian Molina and based on the notorious best-selling novel by Valérie Tasso.
The year is 1999, and a comet is on a collision course with Earth! WATARU is kidnapped and taken to a secret hospital where the chief scientist tells him that he has a unique sexual psycho-kinetic ability that can save humankind. Together with the sexy scientist, IKUKO, who also has sexual psycho-kinetic abilities, they screw to save the planet from ARMAGEDDONembracing her own insatiable pleasure. And the more she explores, the further she is willing to go. In a kinky journey that takes her from trysts with strangers to professional prostitution, when does a modern woman addicted to sexual adventure reach the point of no return? Leonardo Sbaraglia (Intacto), Ángela Molina (Almodovar’s Live Flesh and Broken Embraces) and the legendary Geraldine Chaplin (Doctor Zhivago) co-star in this tale of female empowerment and sexual liberation from director Christian Molina and based on the notorious best-selling novel by Valérie Tasso.
The kappa, in Japanese folklore, are water goblins that are closely associated with a certain town in the country. Unfortunately, the area is also home to a militant splinter group of researchers dedicated to developing amphibious super soldiers based on the kappa of legends. When their experiments result in murders by some escapees, the appearance of an actual kappa, and the triggering of an atomic bomb, the consequences are of epic proportions. A monster arrives in the midst of the nuclear fallout, and Japan's defenses are helpless against it. Mankind's only savior is an irradiated water goblin that is on a rampage with death in its eyes.
The Guernica Tree is Arrabal's most unflinching and personal film - a testimony to the horrors of war, the absurd chaos of life turned upside down and the ache of love. Villa Romero is home to Vandale (Mariangela Melato) a witch, Count Cerralbo (Bento Urago), a powerless land baron, and his four sons. Three of Cerralbo's sons are ruthless sadists who pillage the country side, but the fourth, Goya (Ron Faber), is an artist challenging authority and the church. When Vandale and Goya fall in love they become embroiled in the chaos of war and move ever closer to the doom that awaits in Guernica.
Scott (David Selby - DARK SHADOWS, FALCON CREST, RAISE THE TITANIC) has it all - he's a well paid corporate attorney and lives in a nice apartment with a girlfriend who would do anything for him. But David is troubled. He has a vision of a beautiful blonde woman whom he saw four years earlier, but never knew. One morning, without telling anyone, David climbs in his car and sets out to look for "The Girl in Blue" (Maud Adams - OCTOPUSSY, TATTOO, ROLLERBALL, THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN). His search is romantic, exciting, funny and passionate
Making good on her pact with Satan, Angela Aberdeen's tortured and vomit-soaked soul descends into Hell. But Satan is not finished with her yet - He has more suffering planned for his ravaged slave. Angela is sent back up to the surface to stalk and destroy yet another victim. Her return initiates the emergence of a new Angela who is steadily and painfully infected with the Devil's Curse. An appalling metamorphosis befalls the chosen young victim as she is racked by bulimia, and subjected to the dark, forbidden secrets of incest of abuse. Slowly, the two Angelas merge into one Perfect Child of Satan and descend to an eternity of suffering in Hell.
This cult classic 1978 skateboarding film is the story of down-on-his-luck Hollywood agent Manny (Allen Garfield, MOTHER, JUGS & SPEED, THE CONVERSATION) who finds himself in deep trouble with a powerful bookie. Manny has to quickly come up with the large amount of cash he owes the bookie or face certain death! To make a fast buck, Manny creates a team of exceptionally talented, but rag-tag skateboarding kids (including 70's teen idol Leif Garrett, and original Z-boy and world's first skateboarding champion Tony Alva) in the hopes that it can help pay off his debt.
After World War III decimates the Earth, a handful of scientists attempt to sustain plant life inside an underground bunker. When one of them falls ill and begins to mutate, chaos ensues among the team. Are they witnessing a new evolution of mankind or something far more sinister?
This offbeat supernatural thriller concerns a young woman (Marguerite Moreau) with a clinical history of severe agoraphobia, relieved via close physical proximity to walls. For years she has been healthy, but the mental illness returns with a vengeance when spirits turn up in her remotely-situated house and begin to ravage her over the course of one long and grueling night.
Jack Thompson plays Stan Graham, a tragic and notorious figure of New Zealand's war years. Not the most easygoing person in the world to begins with, Graham is pushed over the edge when his farm is foreclosed. With seemingly no other options, he turns into a homicidal maniac, killing everyone he considers an enemy -- in short, everyone who crosses his path. Graham's murder spree plays right into the hands of Nazi propagandists, notably British turncoat Lord Haw-Haw.
The director of this film, Fernando Arrabal, himself an exile from Spain, tells a story which takes place during the time of the Spanish Civil War (1936-39). A woman nearly suffers rape by the nephew of the local nobleman but is rescued by the man's son. The boy is an artist whose works are too modern and rebellious, even blasphemous, for his conservative countrymen. After fighting for some time with the Republican cause, both of them are arrested by the Franco faction. The boy is tortured and disfigured by his captors, but his love for the woman restores him to full life.
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