The Final Programme / The Last Days of Man on Earth (1973) Robert Fuest, Jon Finch, Jenny Runacre, Sterling Hayden, Sci-Fi, Thriller

The Final Programme (Robert Fuest, 1973)
After the death of his Nobel Prize-winning father, billionaire physicist Jerry Cornelius becomes embroiled in the search for the mysterious “Final Programme”, developed by his father. The programme, a design for a perfect, self-replicating human being, is contained on microfilm. A group of scientists, led by the formidable Miss Brunner (who consumes her lovers), has sought Cornelius’s help in obtaining it. After a chase across a war-torn Europe on the verge of anarchy, Brunner and Cornelius obtain the microfilm from Jerry’s loathsome brother Frank. They proceed to an abandoned underground Nazi fortress in the Arctic to run the programme, with Jerry and Miss Brunner as the subjects.

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Silent House (2011) Chris Kentis, Laura Lau, Elizabeth Olsen, Adam Trese, Eric Sheffer Stevens, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Silent House (2011)
Husband-and-wife directorial team Chris Kentis and Laura Lau direct this suspense horror remake starring Elizabeth Olsen. Sarah (Olsen) has returned to the remote country house where she spent her childhood summers to help pack it up and prepare it for sale. While she is alone in the unoccupied, dimly-lit house, mysterious creaking noises start to emanate from upstairs and Sarah soon finds herself caught in the grip of terror.

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Cross of Iron (1977) Sam Peckinpah, James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason, Action, Drama, War

Cross of Iron (1977)
With too much action to be lumped with “antiwar” films, and too little pro-war sentiment to satisfy the bloodthirsty, this highly individualistic treatment of a wartime situation by director Sam Peckinpah was initially given a cold shoulder by critics and is based on a novel by Willi Heinrich. The story concerns Steiner (James Coburn), an ordinary soldier in the German armies, fighting on the Russian front in 1943, who has won an Iron Cross for bravery. However, his main loyalty is to his fellow soldiers and his family – not Hitler, and certainly not the army, with its hierarchy of honors. Into his life appears a new company commander, Captain Stransky (Maximilian Schell), a true believer and army man, who would give almost anything for an Iron Cross. The captain’s obstacle in obtaining this badge of honor is that he is an abject coward. Stransky’s attempt to win Steiner to his side by promoting him to Sergeant is doomed to failure, and the conflict between them escalates from there.

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The Face Behind the Mask (1941) Robert Florey, Peter Lorre, Evelyn Keyes, Don Beddoe, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

The Face Behind the Mask (Robert Florey, 1941)
Janos Szaby is a kind, innocent immigrant to America. Just after he arrives though, he is caught in a fire and his face is horribly burned and disfigured. Although a skilled craftsman his hideous features make it impossible for him to get work, and driven by despair he is forced to turn to crime to live. He finds himself very proficient at that, and soon makes enough money to buy a very lifelike mask to hide his scars behind. He hates what he does, but is he in too deep to get out?

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Guilty (2014) Jill Wong, Kai Chi Liu, Liddy Li, Pak-ho Chau, Drama, Romance

Guilty (2014)
A hitman Jack is slowly wandering into a red light district. As he walks through the alley, everyone avoid eye contact with him because of his extremely ugly face. Ting Ting is the only prostitute that did not reject him. Jack finds a scar on the stomach of Ting Ting which was wounded by a gunshot. Ting Ting on the other hand stares at the giant lump on Jack’s face without showing any sign of fear. The two of them quickly form a bond and Jack could not bear to leave Ting Ting alone. He decides to take Ting Ting out of her miserable life at any cost. From then on, their lives turns out differently.

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