Tag Archives: UK

Slave Girls / Prehistoric Women (1967) Michael Carreras, Martine Beswick, Edina Ronay, Michael Latimer, Adventure, Fantasy

Slave Girls (1967)
Jungle guide David Marchand is kidnapped by a tribe of natives who want to sacrifice him to their white rhino god. Just as he’s about to be killed, however, he is thrown backwards in time to a kingdom of brunette women and their blonde slaves. David rejects the advances of Queen Kari and sides with the blondes, which leads to him being imprisoned in the dungeon. Can David find some way of returning to his own time? And if he does, what will be awaiting him when he returns?

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The Passing of the Third Floor Back (1935) Berthold Viertel, Conrad Veidt, René Ray, Frank Cellier, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

The Passing of the Third Floor Back (1935)
In a London boarding house, a number of lives exist precariously on the edge of disaster or despair. Stasia, the housemaid, hungers for happiness but is treated like a drudge and constantly threatened with a return to the punishments of her youth. Vivian, a beautiful young girl, loves the architect Chris, but must marry the repugnant Mr. Wright in order to erase her parents’ debts. Miss Kite derides all around her out of fear of aging and loss of beauty, while her friend Mr. Larkcom sells mediocre phonograph records though he’d secretly love to be a concert pianist. Into the lives of these and other unhappy residents comes a mysterious stranger, under whose influence they each begin to see the possibility of happiness. But the cynical Mr. Wright prefers to see them in misery and plots to thwart the angelic stranger who lives in the back room of the third floor.

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Inside Out (1975) Peter Duffell, Telly Savalas, Robert Culp, James Mason, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Inside Out (1975)
Thirty years after the end of WW2 a team of ex-GIs and ex-German soldiers plans to go behind the Iron Curtain, in Soviet controlled East Germany, in order to locate and retrieve a hidden Nazi treasure.However, the only man who knows the exact location of the Nazi loot is a Nazi war criminal who’s imprisoned in the Siegfried military prison.Our team of treasure hunters is not discouraged by the slim odds of ever retrieving the loot. First, they have to get to the imprisoned Nazi official who buried the treasure at the end of the war at the order of his superiors.Second, they have to make the Nazi talk and reveal the exact location of the loot. Third, the team has to penetrate undetected in the Soviet occupied area of East Germany,retrieve the treasure and make off with it across the border without alerting the Soviets.

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Murder Most Foul (1964) George Pollock, Margaret Rutherford, Ron Moody, Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell, Comedy, Crime, Drama

Murder Most Foul (1964)
Although the evidence appears to be overwhelming in the strangulation murder of a blackmailer, Miss Marple’s sole ‘not guilty’ vote hangs the jury 11-1. She becomes convinced that the real murderer is a member of a local theatrical troupe, so she joins them in order to gather information. The clues lead back many years to a single disastrously unsuccessful 1951 performance of a dreadful play written by the group’s hammy director, H. Driffold Cosgood. Although at that time, several of the current cast members were only children, more murders follow before Miss Marple ultimately exposes the killer.

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My Beautiful Laundrette (1985) Stephen Frears, Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Daniel Day-Lewis, Comedy, Drama, Romance

My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
Much of the Pakistani Hussein family has settled in London, striving for the riches promised by Thatcherism. Nasser and his right hand man, Salim, have a number of small businesses and they do whatever they need to make money, even if the activities are illegal. As such, Nasser and his immediate family live more than a comfortable lifestyle, and he flaunts his riches whenever he can. Meanwhile, his brother, alcoholic Ali, once a famous journalist in Pakistan, lives in a seedy flat with his son, Omar. Ali’s life in London is not as lucrative in part because of his left leaning politics, which does not mesh with the ideals of Thatcherism. To help his brother, Nasser gives Omar a job doing menial labor. But Omar, with bigger plans, talks Nasser into letting him manage Nasser’s run down laundrette. Omar seizes what he sees as an opportunity to make the laundrette a success, and employs an old friend, Johnny – who has been most recently running around with a gang of white punks – to help …

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The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973) Alan Gibson, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Michael Coles, Horror

The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973)
In London in the 1970s, Scotland Yard police investigators think they have uncovered a case of vampirism. They call in an expert vampire researcher named Van Helsing (a descendant of the great vampire-hunter himself, no less) to help them put a stop to these hideous crimes. It becomes apparent that the culprit is Count Dracula himself, disguised as a reclusive property developer, but secretly plotting to unleash a fatal virus upon the world.

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