Tag Archives: 1980s
En haut des marches / At the Top of the Stairs (1983) Paul Vecchiali, Danielle Darrieux, Hélène Surgère, Françoise Lebrun, Drama
Johanna D’Arc of Mongolia (1989) Ulrike Ottinger, Badema, Lydia Billiet, Christoph Eichhorn, Comedy, Drama
Chin mun bat jeung / Notorious Eight (1981) Chung Sun, Tony Liu, Kuan Tai Chen, Lieh Lo, Action, Crime, Adventure
Old style kung fu films always had brothel, restaurant, and of course gambling scenes. Gambling films became popular in the early 80s, so it made sense to have an intense poker game standoff between early good guy, kung fu star Chen Kuan Tai, and early villain, kung fu star Lo Lieh.
Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, a revolution in which a socialist government gains power, this films presents a dystopia in which the issues of many progressive groups – minorities, liberals, gay rights organizations, feminists – are ostensibly dealt with by the government, and yet there are still problems with jobs, with gender issues, with governmental preference and violence.
Former Taiping general Liu Hedong lives in Baling with his daughter, running a small sculpture shop. One day, a wealthy businessman named Yang invites him to his boat, and pleads for him to copy the famous Yueyanglou plaques.
Starman (1984) John Carpenter, Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Jenny Hayden never did get over the death of her husband. So when an alien life form decides to model “himself” on the husband, Jenny is understandably confused if not terrified. The alien, or Starman, as he is called, has a deadline to meet, and kidnaps Jenny in order to meet it.
Achando que seu casamento caiu na rotina e querendo retomar sua liberdade, Júlio Garcia separa-se de Regina. Ele entrega-se aos bacanais promovidos por seu amigo, o advogado Enéas, e à sedução de jovens bonitas e ingênuas, como sua secretária Vânia que, fascinada pelo patrão, trai o noivo Celso.
Britannia Hospital (1982) Lindsay Anderson, Leonard Rossiter, Malcolm McDowell, Brian Pettifer, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Mick Travis is a reporter who is about to shoot a documentary on Britannia Hospital, an institution which mirrors the downsides of British Society. It’s the day when Her Royal Highness is to visit the hospital to inaugurate a new wing, where advanced (and sinister) scientific experiments led by Prof. Millar will take place.