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Macbeth (1971) Roman Polanski, Jon Finch, Francesca Annis, Martin Shaw, Drama, War

Macbeth (1971)
Roman Polanski imbues his unflinchingly violent adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragedy of ruthless ambition and murder in medieval Scotland with grit and dramatic intensity. Jon Finch and Francesca Annis give performances charged with fury and sex appeal as a decorated warrior rising through the ranks and his driven wife, scheming together to take the throne by any means. Coadapted by Polanski and the great theater critic and dramaturge Kenneth Tynan, and shot against a series of stunning, stark British Isle landscapes, this version of Macbeth is among the most atmospheric and authentic of all Shakespeare films.

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Lust for Frankenstein (1998) Jesús Franco, Michelle Bauer, Lina Romay, Analía Ivars, Horror, Sexploitation, Erotic

Lust for Frankenstein (1998)
An erotic adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein by the Exploitation King Jesús Franco. Moira Frankenstein (Lina Romay – Sexorcismes and Lulu’s Talking Ass) is tormented by strange dreams and by apparitions of her grandfather’s ghost, Dr. Frankenstein himself. The mad scientist teaches Moira how to finish what he started and give a second life to his creation: a female version of the Creature served with a penis to more completly fulfill all sexual desires. The Creature promises to serve as a slave to Moira if she follows the instructions left behind by her original master and provides some freshly collected human blood to revive her. The Creature and Moira enter a relationship that goes beyond servitude and sex. Their love will take them to kill forever more.

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Sensation (1936) Brian Desmond Hurst, John Lodge, Diana Churchill, Francis Lister, Crime, Drama

Sensation (1936)
Future Connecticut governor John Lodge stars in the British crime drama Sensation. Lodge plays a hotshot reporter who devotion to his job is messing up his private life. Despite warnings from his girl friend that she’ll walk out if he follows up one more hot scoop, Lodge tries to flush out the murderer of a waitress. A packet of incriminating love letters is the “maguffin” in this one. Based on a play by Basil Dean and George Munro, Sensation packs an awful lot of story in its 54 minutes.

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Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974) John Hough, Peter Fonda, Susan George, Adam Roarke, Crime, Drama, Romance

Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974)
Larry Rayder is an aspiring NASCAR driver, Deke Sommers his mechanic. As they feel they collectively are the best, the only thing that is holding them back is money to build the best vehicle possible. As such, they decide to rob a supermarket’s office of the money in its safe to pursue their dream. On the most part, their robbery is successful, although their plan breaks down in its end phase, which doesn’t allow them as much getaway time as they wanted. Another problem they face is an unexpected third person in their getaway, Larry’s one night stand Mary Coombs, who doesn’t like the fact that Larry ran off on her, although she eventually also says that she doesn’t want any of the money. With a police scanner and two-way radio in their souped up Dodge Charger, they try to outrun the police, who have an identification of their vehicle, and a general description of the three. The police pursuit is led by the tenacious Sheriff Everett Franklin, who knows he and his team can catch them, but also knows that the three may be able to get out of the state to “freedom” through a grove of walnut trees, which Larry, Deke and Mary may or may not know. At every literal and figurative turn, Larry needs to show his superiority as a driver, while trying to ditch Mary, who is a little more resourceful in staying with them than he anticipates.

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The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) Wes Anderson, Gene Hackman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston, Comedy, Drama

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Royal Tenenbaum (Gene Hackman) and his wife, Etheline (Anjelica Huston), had three children – Chas, Margot, and Richie – and then they separated. Chas (Ben Stiller) started buying real estate in his early teens and seemed to have an almost preternatural understanding of international finance. Margot (Gwyneth Paltrow) was a playwright and received a Braverman Grant of $50,000 in the ninth grade. Richie (Luke Wilson) was a junior champion tennis player and won the U.S. Nationals three years in a row. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure, and disaster. The Royal Tenenbaums is a hilarious, touching, and brilliantly stylized study of melancholy and redemption from Wes Anderson.

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Killing Me Softly (2002) Chen Kaige, Heather Graham, Joseph Fiennes, Natascha McElhone, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Killing Me Softly (2002)
London website designer Alice was happy in a stable relationship with reliable, somewhat boring Jake, but quickly dumps him after falling in love at first sight and having wild sex with an overbearing hot hunk, even before she discovers it’s the famous mountaineer Adam Tallis, a studly celebrity about whom a book is just being promoted. In no time they get married, despite anonymous warnings not to trust him. In Adam’s presence she enjoys being his slavish sex-toy, but when alone at his place can’t resist snooping into his past, thus finding out about women falling out of love with him and concluding her climbing rescuer is scarily, dangerously jealous, but she has no proof.

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Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road (2002) Bob Gale, James Marsden, Gary Oldman, Kurt Russell, Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Interstate 60 Episodes of the Road (2002)
Neal Oliver is a young artist, but his father doesn’t like his choice and wants him to go to Oxford. Everything changes after Neal’s meeting with O.W.Grant, who grants exactly one wish per person, as his name suggests. Neal wishes for answers, and so he must travel to the nonexistent Danver by the nonexistent Interstate 60. In this trip he hopes to find the girl of his dreams, following the trail of her photos on the advertising stands along the route. Many encounters await him ahead. Will he receive what he asked for?

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Cyborg (1989) Albert Pyun, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Deborah Richter, Vincent Klyn, Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Cyborg (1989)
Gibson Rickenbacker is a hired fighter living in a plague-ravaged apocalyptic America where a plague has infested most of the United States and the rest of the world. In New York City, Gibson encounters a woman named Pearl Prophet. Pearl reveals to Gibson that she is a cyborg who is carrying vital-information for a group of scientists in Atlanta who are working on a cure to the plague and Pearl hires Gibson to escort her back to Atlanta. But Pearl is kidnapped by “Pirates” a murderous gang led by Fender Tremolo, who wants the cure for themselves and they decide to take Pearl to Atlanta themselves. Gibson, joined by a young woman named Nady Simmons, goes in pursuit of Fender and his gang, as Gibson sets out to rescue Pearl, stop Fender and his gang from reaching Atlanta and defeat Fender who slaughtered Gibson’s family.

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