A man with a fixation on Humphrey Bogart gets plastic surgery to make him look exactly like Bogart. Then he changes his name to Sam Marlowe (after Sam Spade and Phillip Marlowe, two of Bogart’s most famous characters), hires a ditzy blonde secretary, and opens up a detective agency. His first case is one that would do Bogie proud…
Tag Archives: 1980s
Un bulgare de huma / A Clod of Clay (1989) Nicolae Margineanu, Emilia Dobrin, Tudorel Filimon, Ilie Gâlea, Drama
Caligula II: The Untold Story (1982) Joe D’Amato, David Brandon, Laura Gemser, Luciano Bartoli, Adult, Drama, History, Erotic
The deranged Roman emperor Gainus ‘Caligula’ (Little Boots) Caesar (12-41 A.D.) rules Rome with an iron fist and has anyone tortured and exectued for even the slightest insubordination. Mostly set during his last year of his reign, as Caligula loses support due to his brutal and crazed excess, a young Moor woman, named Miriam, becomes his lover while ploting to kill him to avenge the murder of a friend which Caligula was responsible for. But Miriam is torn between her personal vandeda against Caligula and her own personal feelings towards him despite his madness and debauched lifestyle of orgies and bloody torture murders.
High Test Girls (1980) Erwin C. Dietrich, Brigitte Lahaie, Jane Baker, Lynn Monteil, Comedy, Fantasy, Erotic
Emmanuelle Exposed (1982) Jesús Franco, Muriel Montossé, Antonio Mayans, Asunción Calero, Drama, Erotic
Emmanuelle is recently reunited with her husband, but at the next party, she gets drunk and strips nude for his friends. He returns to his lover. Later, a sober Emmanuelle tries to redeem herself, but her husband refuses to forgive. She travels to see him, gets raped on the way by two delinquents, and enters a life of vicious sex to forget him.
La Mansion De Los Muertos Vivientes (1985) Jesus Franco, Lina Romay, Antonio Mayans, Mabel Escaño, Horror, Erotic
Four strippers get a great deal on a vacation at a remote island resort. They soon find out why it was such a great deal when they learn the place is empty except for them ,the Gardner and the hotel manager. Little do the women know that something sinister has been going on this island and one by one they soon find out its terrible secret.
F.M. discovers that different sonic frequencies induce different patterns of behaviour in listeners, first in his own studio but later in the local “H-Burger” restaurant where the passive muzak appears to be wiping people’s emotions.
Pirates (1986) Roman Polanski, Walter Matthau, Cris Campion, Damien Thomas, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Captain Red runs a hardy pirate ship with the able assistance of Frog, a dashing young French sailor. One day Capt. Red is captured and taken aboard a Spanish galleon, but thanks to his inventiveness, he raises the crew to mutiny, takes over the ship, and kidnaps the niece of the governor of Maracaibo. The question is, can he keep this pace up?
Teens in a Turkish prison struggle to survive under hideous conditions. Made by dying Yilmaz Guney in France, after he escaped from a Turkish prison, enabling him to accept his award at Cannes for Yol (The Road). When the Turkish superstar leading man turned human rights activist, Guney was convicted for pro-Kurdish political activity and murder, by the Turkish military regime. Director/writer Guney’s last film, Duvar (The Wall), was banned in Turkey for 17 years. The incarcerated teens organize and fight back, brutalize each other, exult over the smallest triumph, while joking, suffering and learning from the inhumanity they wallow in. The prison also separately houses men and women, many played by other Turkish expatriates.
Die Ausgesperrten / The Excluded (1982) Franz Novotny, Rudolf Wessely, Emmy Werner, Paulus Manker, Drama
Two young characters in this story of rebellious youth are named after two Germans, brother and sister Hans and Sophie Scholl who were imprisoned and executed for their anti-Nazi stance during World War II. In this film, the rebels do not have such a clear-cut enemy but nevertheless, they cannot accept the way life is heading in Austria of the 1950s and they revolt by stealing, mugging, and trying out terrorist methods (bombs). Their future seems to be inexorably heading on a collision course with the forces that have “locked them out.