Tag Archives: 1980s

Zombi Holocaust (1980) Marino Girolami, Ian McCulloch, Alexandra Delli Colli, Sherry Buchanan, Horror

Zombi Holocaust (1980)
The members of an expedition in search for the last faithful of Kito, the cannibal god, land on a small island in the Moluccas (East Indies) and are soon hunted by cannibals and zombies, these being created by a sinister Doctor O’Brien who is experimenting with corpses. Suzan, a sexy lady in the expedition team, eventually takes a hold on things, as she is accepted as queen of the cannibals, and direct them against the mad scientist and his army of zombies.

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Family Business (1989) Sidney Lumet, Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman, Matthew Broderick, Crime, Drama

Family Business (1989)
Jessie McMullen (Sean Connery) is a widower, a tough guy and most of all, proud of his past as a career criminal (now semi-retired). He raised his son Vito (Dustin Hoffman) to follow in his footsteps, but Vito went straight once he had a son of his own, Adam (Matthew Broderick). Over the years, Vito became ashamed of his family’s criminal past. He has tried to raise his son right, which in his mind means keeping young Adam away from his deadbeat grandfather. Little does Vito know that this strategy has backfired; the mystery surrounding Jessie has caused Adam to idolize him.

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Hana ichimonme / Gray Sunset (1985) Shunya Itô, Yukiyo Toake, Minoru Chiaki, Teruhiko Saigô, Yumiko Nogawa, Drama

Gray Sunset (1985)
Gray Sunset is a 1985 Japanese film directed by Shunya Ito. It was Japan’s submission to the 58th Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not accepted as a nominee. It won the award for Best Film at the Japan Academy Prize ceremony. Grandfather Fuyukichi Takano, a former university professor, gets fired from his museum job when he is affected by Alzheimer’s disease, but his affliction serves to deepen family ties.

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The Lost Empire (1984) Jim Wynorski, Melanie Vincz, Raven De La Croix, Angela Aames, Action, Adventure, Comedy

The Lost Empire (1984)
After officer Rob Wolfe is killed trying to stop a gang of ninjas from robbing a jewelery store, his sister, officer Angel Wolfe, vows to avenge his death. Her investigation leads her to the mysterious Dr. Sin Do, who is supposedly in league with an undead wizard named Lee Chuck. The doctor is holding a martial arts tournament on a secret island fortress, so Angel, after rounding up some of her martial-artist friends, enters the tournament in the hopes of finding Sin Do and Lee Chuck and bringing them to justice.

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Heroes for Hire / Hell Raiders (1984) John Lloyd, Bruce Baron, Robert Marius, Jim Moss, Action

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Miami 1980, doctor transplants some sort of metal object into a patient arm. Then tells him to go home and relax but the patient kills the doctor. One year later. Professor Arlington (Mike Monty) is kidnapped by punch of thugs from his pool party and taken into a secret location. Only one of Arlington’s bodyguards survives,McPearson (Bruce Baron), and he helps the cops to find the professor and locate the kidnappers with some heroes for hire

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Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989) Uli Edel, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Stephen Lang, Burt Young, Drama

Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)
Hailed as an uncompromising look at life on the dark side, Last Exit to Brooklyn follows a gang of young hoodlums, a down and out call girl, an alcoholic father, and a low level union official as they attempt to survive in the harsh underbelly of lower class 1950s Brooklyn. Adapted from the cult classic best-selling novel by Hubert Selby Jr., the New York Times calls Last Exit “harrowing” yet “savagely beautiful”.

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Loft (1985) Eckhart Schmidt, Andreas Jung, Rebecca Winter, Ralph Schicha, Crime, Horror, Sci-fi

Loft (1985)
Sometime in the near future, set in an apocalyptic, dying world: Raoul and Raphaela, a young and arrogant upper class couple, are visiting an art exhibition of surrealistic paintings, hosted by a group of young anarchists in their bizarre Loft flat. After making love secretly in an empty back room, they suddenly find themselves caught by the aggressive Gang and being tortured both psychological and physical by their diabolical punk leader Furio, who blames “their likes” of being responsible for the war that destroys the earth.

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