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"Great 1980's Movies"
Martin Scorsese may have impressed with Shutter Island recently but as far as we’re concerned his last great film, Raging Bull, heralded the beginning of the 80s at the movies.
The blockbuster came of age, Sergio Leone drew his last epic, cinematic breath and Bruce Willis donned the grubby vest for the first time in the peerless Die Hard.
Voted "one of the 10 funniest movies ever made" by the American Film Institute, Airplane! is a masterpiece of off-the-wall comedy. Featuring Robert Hays as an ex-fighter pilot forced to take over the controls of an airliner when the flight crew succumbs to food poisoning; Julie Hagerty as his girlfriend/
In a lavish 18th Century parlor in Austria, an elderly man is found, by his servant, with his throat slashed. The wound is self-inflicted, and the man is the little-known composer Salieri (F. Murray Abraham), contemporary and adversary of the now-famed, but once reviled, composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Back To The Future
A fast-moving and heart-warming comedy, 'Back To The Future' presents the story of Marty McFly, a teenager from 1985 who commandeers the time-travelling DeLorean invented by Doc Brown, a wacky scientist friend, and is accidentally sent back in time to the 1950s. But the real problems start after he inadvertently
Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) prowls the steel-and-microchip jungle of 21st century Los Angeles. He's a "blade runner" stalking genetically made criminal replicants. His assignment: kill them. Their crime: wanting to be human. The story of Blade Runner is familiar to countless fans. But few have seen
BRAZIL is Terry Gilliam's masterpiece. The film, cowritten by Gilliam, playwright Tom Stoppard, and Charles McKeown, is set in a futuristic society laden with red tape and bureaucracy. When a bug (literally) gets in the system, an innocent man is killed, leading mild-mannered Sam Lowry (an excellent
Chariots Of Fire
Director Hugh Hudson's absorbing drama, based on a true story, deals with the personal struggles faced by two very different long-distance runners competing for Britain in the 1924 Paris Olympic Games. Eric Liddell (Ian Charleson) is a devout Christian who sees victory as a testament to the glory of
This great highly acclaimed film, winner of the Best Foreign Language film Oscar in 1989, can now be seen in the Giuseppe Tornatore's original vision - the Director's Cut. Salvatore, a successful film director, returns to his native Sicilian village for the funeral of his old friend Alfredo. He
Color Purple, The
Steven Spielberg's masterful adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel stars Whoppi Goldberg (GHOST, SISTER ACT), in her impressive screen debut, as Celie, a sharecropper's daughter living in rural Georgia. The film opens in 1909 when Celie is a young girl, a victim of incest, pregnant
Das Boot is a graphic and gripping tale that follows the daring patrol of U-96, one of the famed German U-Boats known as ‘The Grey Wolves'. Prowling the North Atlantic, they challenged the British Navy at every turn. The crew aboard the U-96 is portrayed in a desperate life-and-death struggle, coping
High above the city of LA a team of terrorists has seized a building, taken hostages, and declared war. But one man has managed to escape detection.. An off-duty cop. He's alone..tired..and the only chance anyone has. Bruce Willis stars as New York City Detective John McClane, newly arrived in Los
Full Metal Jacket
A superb ensemble cast falls in for action in Stanley Kubrick's brilliant saga about the Vietnam War and the dehumanizing process that turns people into trained killers. Joker (Matthew Modine), Animal Mother (Adam Baldwin), Gomer (Vincent D'Onofrio), Eightball (Dorian Harewood), Cowboy (Arliss Howard)
Richard Attenborough's award-winning epic recounts the life and times of Mahatma Gandhi. In South Africa, a young Indian lawyer is booted off a train for refusing to ride second-class. Fed up with the unjust political system, he joins the Indian Congress Party, which encourages social change through
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones confronts snakes, Nazis and one astonishing cliffhanger after another - all topped off by awesome sequences involving the discovery and the opening of the mystical Ark of the Covenant in one of the great adventures of all time!
Also known as: 'The Shadow Warrior'. In this exciting, visually dazzling epic from Akira Kurosawa, a petty thief named Kagemusha gets saved from a death sentence because he resembles the warlord Shingen Takeda. The warlord has been fighting two other leaders for control of 16th-century Japan and
Last Emperor, The
Bernardo Bertolucci’s epic film tells the incredible story of Pu Yi, who in 1908 at the age of three, became ruler of nearly half of the world’s population. He was the “Son of heaven”, “Lord of Ten Thousand Years” and the last emperor of China. His reign was short and three years later a revolution
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