Archive for the ‘1979’ Category

 
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Sunday, June 13th, 2010 12:06 1 Comment

Fast Company

An early departure from director David Cronenberg’s canon of visceral horror, 1979′s Fast Company profiles one of his personal passions, racecars, in a gritty melodrama that also features exciting racetrack footage. Veteran toughguy William Smith is top-billed as a champion drag racer who clashes with the unscrupulous oil-company executive (John Saxon) who sponsors his team. Though lacking the gruesome clinical obsessions of his horror features (Cronenberg admits on the disc’s commentary that the film was a tax shelter for its Canadian producers), Fast Company is also fascinated with internal machinery (here, car engines instead of human bodies), and it’s easily Cronenberg’s most approachable film, with plenty of automotive action alongside the solid performances (the cast includes B-movie queen Claudia Jennings in her final performance).

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Thursday, June 10th, 2010 14:06 2 Comments

La patata bollente

A factory worker known for his tough attitude and for fighting for workers’ rights starts losing credibility when friends and co-workers see him helping a young gay man.

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Thursday, June 10th, 2010 10:06 Comments Off

L’imbranato

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Thursday, June 10th, 2010 02:06 Comments Off

Arsene Lupin and the Castle of Cagliostro

After pulling off a heist at a Monaco Casino, Lupin and Jigen soon discovered that they just stole counterfeit money, which gives Lupin an idea on what their next job should be. So they set off for Cagliostro, a small European nation that’s known for the Goat Bill Conterfeiting. When they entered the country, they saw a Bride in a car being chased by another car with a group of thugs. Lupin & Jigen tailed them, and got rid of the thugs, Lupin prevents the Bride from falling from a cliff, but he fell and broke the Bride’s fall. The Bride left but was captured by another group of thugs. Jigen checked if Lupin was alright, Lupin got up, only to discover that the Bride left him a ring. Which he remember seeing sometime in the past. Who was that Bride?, where is the source of the Goat Bills?, and what connection does the ring have?

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Monday, June 7th, 2010 07:06 Comments Off

Coup de tête

François Perrin plays football at the AS Trincamp. During a training session, he gets into a fight with Bertier, the team’s star, and is ordered off the field. The club’s boss, who is also a powerful businessman, takes advantage of the situation and sacks him… But Perrin’s revenge will be sweet.

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Saturday, June 5th, 2010 06:06 4 Comments

Ratu ilmu hitam

A woman is seduced by and cast aside by a fickle lover. When the lover marries another woman who starts hallucinating during their wedding, she is accused of being a witch and thrown to her death over a cliff. A strange man rescues her, nurses her back to health, and is told that she must master black magic in order to exact vengeance on her tormentors. She casts a variety of spells over the populace—with the male population as her favorite target, and becomes the queen of black magic. But who, exactly, is the man, and does he have other plans?

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Friday, June 4th, 2010 13:06 Comments Off

Die Blechtrommel

Danzig in the 1920s/1930s. Oskar Matzerath, son of a local dealer, is a most unusual boy. Equipped with full intellect right from his birth he decides at his third birthday not to grow up as he sees the crazy world around him at the eve of World War II. So he refuses the society and his tin drum symbolizes his protest against the middle-class mentality of his family and neighborhood, which stand for all passive people in Nazi Germany at that time. However, (almost) nobody listens to him, so the catastrophe goes on…

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Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 15:02 Comments Off

Tess

A rural clergyman in 19th century England tells Durbeyfield, a simple farmer, that he is descended from the illustrious d’Urberville family — now extinct. Or maybe not. Durbeyfield sends his daughter Tess to check on a family named d’Uberville living in a manor house less than a day’s carriage ride away. Alec d’Urberville is delighted to meet his beautiful “cousin” and seduces her with strawberries and roses. Actually Alec has gotten his illustrious name and coat of arms by purchasing them. Tess too takes up the game of illusion when she finds, loses and finds again her true love Angel.

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Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 15:02 Comments Off

Velvet Hands (Mani di velluto)

Engineer Quiller has become rich by selling his completely indestructible shop-window glass to jeweleries around the world. But this got him lots of enemies too: the insurance agencies, who’ve lost hundreds of customers, and the burglarers. When he temporarily looses his memory and voice in an accident, of all people, a family of thieves finds and cares for him – believing he’s a pocket-picker. Things get complicated when he falls in love with his host Tilli.

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Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 12:02 Comments Off

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