Tag Archives: 1980s

Lustful Mind / Lussuria (1986) Joe D’Amato, Lilli Carati, Noemie Chelkoff, Al Cliver, Drama, Erotic

Lustful Mind 1986
Alessio, a young man from a well to do family, has been mute since the death of his mother two years ago. His father, who has subsequently remarried, sends him to his sister-in-law’s house in the country to recuperate. While staying there Alessio has erotic fantasies concerning his stepmother, his aunt and a young art restorer working on the estate, all of whom his father is sexually involved with.
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King Lear (1987) Jean-Luc Godard, Woody Allen, Freddy Buache, Leos Carax, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

King Lear (1987)
Everything returns to normal after Chernobyl. That is, everything but art. Most of the great works are lost, and it is up to people like William Shakespear Junior the Fifth to restore the lost artwork of the human race. He finds strange goings-on at a resort enough to remind him of all the lines of the play, dealing with mob boss Don Learo and his daughter Cordelia, a strange professor named Jean Luc-Godard (sic), who repeatedly xeroxes his hand for no particular reason. He is followed by four humanoid goblins that keep tormenting Cordelia. There is also the gentleman whose girlfriend, Valerie, isn’t always visible. Then the film is sent off to New York for Mr. Alien to edit.
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Made in Heaven (1987) Alan Rudolph, Timothy Hutton, Kelly McGillis, Maureen Stapleton, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Made in Heaven (1987)
In 1952 while driving to California to start his life anew, twenty-something Mike Shea accidentally dies while doing a heroic act. Despite floundering in his life – he was having troubles holding a steady job and his supposed girlfriend was about to marry someone else – he was not ready to leave the living. In heaven, he learns that despite it being a fantastical other world existence, he still has human emotions, such as romantic love, which he feels for a “new” soul he meets named Annie Packert (i.e. she has never been among the living on Earth), who in turn loves him. He also learns that one’s next life is somewhat predetermined by their stay in heaven. So when Annie is sent to Earth for her first go around as a human, Mike pleads with the man in charge at heaven, Emmett Humbird, to locate him in his next human life at least in the same country so that he can find Annie. Emmett reluctantly agrees, but only gives Mike thirty years in his next life to find her.
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The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu (1980) Piers Haggard, Richard Quine, Peter Sellers, Helen Mirren, David Tomlinson, Comedy

The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu (1980)
Fu Manchu’s 168th birthday celebration is dampened when a hapless flunky spills Fu’s age-regressing elixir vitae. Fu sends his lackeys to round up ingredients for a new batch of elixir, starting with the Star of Leningrad diamond, nabbed from a Soviet exhibition in Washington. The FBI sends agents Capone and Williams to England to confer with Nayland Smith, an expert on Fu. Nayland suspects Fu will kidnap the king and queen and demand the George V diamond as ransom. Scotland Yard recruits Alice Rage to stand-in for the queen. Fu nabs the “fake” queen; Rage becomes enamored of Fu and aids him in his quest for the George V diamond.
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Kilas, o Mau da Fita / Quilas, the Bad of the Picture (1980) José Fonseca e Costa, Mário Viegas, Lia Gama, Luís Lello, Crime, Drama, Mystery

Kilas, o Mau da Fita AKA Quilas, the Bad of the Picture (1980)
Kilas is a pimp who lives happy with Pepsi-Rita, fading sex variety starlet, and both lives at the expense of his God-mother. Kilas is the elader of a small gang of tough guys, and the police is too busy to care. A mysterious Major – eventually from the secret police – approaches Kilas in order that his gang will set up a discreet vigilance on the house of a notorious anti-fascist person. Kilas is only happy to oblige, as he is being paid for the guys’ work – until the contract is upped to place a bomb in the house. Now, that’s too much even for a low pimp like Kilas! But – meanwhile he has a love dispute to settle with that house’s owner; and that is a real psychological conflict that Kilas would wish not to have…
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Good Morning, Babylon / Good morning Babilonia (1987) Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani, Vincent Spano, Joaquim de Almeida, Greta Scacchi, Drama, Romance

Good Morning, Babylon (1986)
After the bankruptcy of their father’s stonemasonry firm, brothers Nicola and Andrea emigrate to America to restore their fortunes. After many adventures and near-disasters, they end up in Hollywood designing sets for D.W.Griffith and marry beautiful actresses, but tragedy strikes with the arrival of World War I, which finds the brothers fighting on opposite sides…
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