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Crimewave

Genres: Comedy, Crime, Horror

Year: 1985

Country: USA

Director: Sam Raimi

Starring: Louise Lasser, Bruce Campbell, Paul L. Smith, Reed Birney, Brion James, Richard Bright, Richard DeManincor

Available Quality: DVD, Hi Def, iPod

IMDB Rating: 5.8

A pair of whacked-out cartoon-like exterminator/hitmen kill the owner of a burglar-alarm company, and stalk the partner who hired them, his wife, and a nerd framed for the murder, who tells the story in flashback from the electric chair.

 

Defence of the Realm

Genres: Thriller

Year: 1985

Country: UK

Director: David Drury

Starring: Gabriel Byrne, Robbie Coltrane, Denholm Elliott, Ian Bannen, Frederick Treves, Bill Paterson, Annabel Leventon

Available Quality: DivX

IMDB Rating: 6.7

A reporter Mullen 'stumbles' on a story linking a prominent Member of Parliament to a KGB agent. In fact it is also linked to a near Nuclear disaster involving a teenage runaway and an Americal USAF base. Has there been a Government cover-up,Mullen teams up with Vernon Bayliss, an old hack, and Nina Beckam the MP's assistant to find out the truth.

 

An Officer and a Gentleman

Genres: Romance, Drama

Year: 1982

Country: USA

Director: Taylor Hackford

Starring: David Caruso, Lisa Eilbacher, Tony Plana, Robert Loggia, Richard Gere, Harold Sylvester, David Keith

Available Quality: DivX, Hi Def, iPod

IMDB Rating: 6.8

Zack Mayo is a young man who has signed up for Navy Flight School. He is a Navy brat who has a bad attitude problem. GySgt Foley is there to train and evaluate him and will clearly find Zack wanting. Zack meets Paula, a girl who has little beyond family and must decide what it is he wants to do with his life.

 

The Verdict

Genres: Drama

Year: 1982

Country: USA

Director: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Paul Newman, Julie Bovasso, James Mason, Kent Broadhurst, Lindsay Crouse, Charlotte Rampling, Milo O'Shea

Available Quality: DivX, Hi Def, iPod

IMDB Rating: 7.7

Frank Galvin is a down-on-his luck lawyer, reduced to drinking and ambulance chasing. Former associate Mickey Morrissey reminds him of his obligations in a medical malpractice suit that he himself served to Galvin on a silver platter: all parties willing to settle out of court. Blundering his way through the preliminaries, he suddenly realizes that perhaps after all the case should go to court: to punish the guilty, to get a decent settlement for his clients, and to restore his standing as a lawyer.

 

Mortelle randonnée

Genres: Crime, Thriller, Mystery

Year: 1983

Country: France

Director: Claude Miller

Starring: Dominique Frot, Stéphane Audran, Patrick Bouchitey, Sami Frey, Macha Méril, Geneviève Page, Isabelle Adjani

Available Quality: DivX

IMDB Rating: 7.3

Beauvoir, lonely, aging private detective, is put on the bloody track of beautiful Catherine Leiris who kills and robs her rich husband(s) on their wedding night. Although he never approaches her directly, he follows her and increasingly feels to be telepathically connected to her, because she reminds him of his daughter he never met. After he led a blind artist, Catherine's truly beloved spouse, into a bus accident, she makes a living by bank robbery with young Betty till Betty gets shot. Alone again, Catherine leads a sad, uneventful life as a waitress, when she meets her follower.

 

Plain Clothes

Genres: Comedy, Romance

Year: 1988

Country: USA

Director: Martha Coolidge

Starring: Harry Shearer, Max Perlich, Seymour Cassel, Loren Dean, Robert Stack, Reginald VelJohnson, Peter Dobson

Available Quality: Hi Def

IMDB Rating: 5.8

Trying to get his brother out of jail, Nick has to bump his way out again from high school, find the murderer, keep his job as a policeman and run away from crazy little girls.

 

Terms of Endearment

Genres: Comedy, Romance, Drama

Year: 1983

Country: USA

Director: James L. Brooks

Starring: Jeff Daniels, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Shirley MacLaine, John Lithgow, Debra Winger, Norman Bennett

Available Quality: DivX, Hi Def, iPod, Hi Def

IMDB Rating: 7.3

Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of their lives as each finds different reasons to go on living and find joy. Aurora's interludes with Garrett Breedlove, retired astronaut and next door neighbor are quite striking. In the end, different people show their love in very different ways.

 

Castle In The Sky

Genres: Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Year: 1986

Country: Japan

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Cloris Leachman, Anna Paquin, Mark Hamill, Jim Cummings, Richard Dysart, James Van Der Beek, Machiko Washio

Available Quality: DivX, Hi Def, iPod, Hi Def, Hi Def

IMDB Rating: 8.1

A young boy stumbles into a mysterious girl who floats down from the sky. The girl, Sheet, was chased by pirates, army and government secret agents. In saving her life, they begin a high flying adventure that goes through all sorts of flying machine, eventually searching for Sheet's identity in a floating castle of a lost civilization.

 

Can't Buy Me Love

Genres: Comedy, Romance, Drama

Year: 1987

Country: USA

Director: Steve Rash

Starring: Seth Green, Max Perlich, Patrick Dempsey, Dennis Dugan, Eric Bruskotter, Courtney Gains, Devin DeVasquez

Available Quality: DivX, iPod

IMDB Rating: 6.3

Ronald Miller is tired of being a nerd, and makes a deal with one of the most popular girls in school to help him break into the "cool" clic. He offers her a thousand dollars to pretend to be his girlfriend for a month. It succeeds, but he soon learns that the price of popularity may be higher than he expected.

 

The January Man

Genres: Action, Comedy, Crime

Year: 1989

Country: USA

Director: Pat O'Connor

Starring: Faye Grant, Brian Tarantina, Alan Rickman, Rod Steiger, Susan Sarandon, Harvey Keitel, Kenneth Welsh

Available Quality: DivX

IMDB Rating: 5.3

Nick and Frank Starkey were both policemen. A scandal forced Nick to leave the force, now a serial killer has driven the police to take him back. A web that includes Frank's wife, bribery, and corruption all are in the background as Nick tries to uncover the secret of where the killer will strike next, and finally must lay a trap without the police.

 

Tootsie

Genres: Comedy, Romance, Drama

Year: 1982

Country: USA

Director: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Geena Davis, Bill Murray, Jessica Lange, Sydney Pollack, Dustin Hoffman, Doris Belack, Lynne Thigpen

Available Quality: DivX, DVD, Hi Def, iPod

IMDB Rating: 7.4

Michael Dorsey is desperate; he can't find a job. That is, until he gets a female role in a soap opera and becomes very famous. Of course, nobody knows that this new television star is a man... But, after a while, he falls in love with the leading actress of the series, and here is the big problem: how can he express his feelings, since she thinks that Michael is a woman?

 

Puberty Blues

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Year: 1981

Country: Australia

Director: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Tony Hughes, Nell Schofield, Jad Capelja, Geoff Rhoe, Sandy Paul, Leander Brett, Jay Hackett

Available Quality: Hi Def

IMDB Rating: 5.9

Meet Sue, a teenage Australian girl in the late 70s, whose life mainly consists of doing what everyone else does - watch the surfing boys and have sex with the same surfing boys. The girls have to follow lots of strange customs, e.g. do not eat or go to the bathroom when a boy is around. Ugly girls have two choices - being bitches and hate boys, or being generally cheap and looked down upon by everyone. The afternoons are spent on the beaches, in the backseats of car or at home-alone-parties where sex and alcohol are the main ingredients. Parents and teachers are trying to straighten the kids out, but that is not easy.

 

Unconscious London Strata

Genres: Short

Year: 1981

Country: USA

Director: Stan Brakhage

Starring: Stan Brakhage

Available Quality: Hi Def

IMDB Rating: 5.5

American avant garde experimental film maker, concerned more with technique than subject matter. He filmed many short subjects on 8mm or 16mm film. He often used blurred or out-of-focus shots, superimposed or distorted images, intentionally designed to emphasize subjectivity of vision.

 

Jack the Ripper

Genres: Thriller, Drama, Mystery

Year: 1988

Country: USA, UK

Director: David Wickes

Starring: Michael Caine, Desmond Askew, Ray McAnally, Ken Bones, Harry Andrews, Jane Seymour, Trevor Baxter

Available Quality: DivX, Hi Def, iPod

IMDB Rating: 7.6

During the latter half of 1888 a notorious serial killer nicknamed Jack The Ripper terrorises the East End of London by murdering prostitutes in a terribly violent way. Public outrage follows. Inspector Frederick Abberline is assigned to the case but finds that it is not just a simple murder enquiry. Based on a real life event, this film claims to have had access to top secret Home Office files and believe that their ending is the correct solution to the age old mystery.

 

Visions in Meditation #3: Platos Cave

Genres: Short

Year: 1990

Country: USA

Director: Stan Brakhage

Starring: Stan Brakhage

Available Quality: Hi Def

IMDB Rating: 6.1

Though his film were rarely seen outside the experimental film community, there is one bit of film that Brakhage is supposed to have made that practically everyone in America has seen -- the original shot of a Downy fabric softener bottle falling in slow motion into a plump pile of towels.

 

Turner & Hooch

Genres: Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Year: 1989

Country: USA

Director: Roger Spottiswoode

Starring: Tom Hanks, J.C. Quinn, Craig T. Nelson, John McIntire, Ernie Lively, Scott Paulin, Mare Winningham

Available Quality: DivX, Hi Def, iPod, Hi Def

IMDB Rating: 5.7

Scott Turner has 3 days left in the local police department before he moves to a bigger city to get some "real" cases, not just misdemeanors. Then Amos Reed is murdered, and Scott Turner sets himself on the case. The closest thing to a witness in the case is Amos Reed's dog, Hooch, which Scott Turner has to take care of if it's going to avoid being "put to sleep".

 

Child's Play

Genres: Thriller, Horror, Drama

Year: 1988

Country: USA

Director: Tom Holland

Starring: Chris Sarandon, Brad Dourif, Neil Giuntoli, Dinah Manoff, Alan Wilder, Catherine Hicks, Alex Vincent

Available Quality: DivX, Hi Def, iPod

IMDB Rating: 6.3

Young Andy Barclay sees a commercial for a 'Good Guy' doll on TV, and asks his mother for one for his birthday. At work, Andy's mom and her friend discover a peddler selling one for a low price, and she buys it. What she doesn't know is that the particular doll contains the spirit of Charles Lee Ray, aka 'The Lakeshore Strangler', who died at the hands of police the night before and had transferred his spirit to the doll by voodoo. That night, Andy's babysitter is pushed from their 5th-floor window to her death, and only young Andy knows that 'Chucky' - the doll - is responsible for that a death and a series of murders that follow. Worse than...

 

Child's Play 2

Genres: Thriller, Horror

Year: 1990

Country: USA

Director: John Lafia

Starring: Brad Dourif, Beth Grant, Jenny Agutter, Greg Germann, Gerrit Graham, Grace Zabriskie, Christine Elise

Available Quality: DivX, Hi Def, iPod

IMDB Rating: 5.2

Chucky's back! The notorious killer doll with the satanic smile comes back to life in this new chapter depicting the terrifying struggle between young Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent) and the demonic doll attempting to possess his soul. Despite being roasted to a crisp in his last escapade, Chucky rises from the ashes after being reconstructed by a toy factory to dispel the negative publicity surrounding the doll. Back in one piece, Chucky tracks his prey to a foster home where the chase begins again in this sequel to the enormously popular original.

 

Splash

Genres: Comedy, Romance, Fantasy

Year: 1984

Country: USA

Director: Ron Howard

Starring: John Candy, Daryl Hannah, Tom Hanks, Richard B. Shull, Royce D. Applegate, Eugene Levy, Tony DiBenedetto

Available Quality: DivX, Hi Def, iPod

IMDB Rating: 6.2

Allen Bauer is rescued from drowning as a young boy off Cape Cod by a young mermaid. Years later he returns to the same location, and once again manages to fall into the sea, and is rescued once more by the mermaid (Allen isn't sure what he's seen and what he's imagined). The mermaid decides to search for Allen in New York, sprouting legs when her tail dries. On finding Allen, they fall in love, but she has a secret, which will no longer be a secret if she gets her legs wet..

 

Ironweed

Genres: Drama

Year: 1987

Country: USA

Director: Hector Babenco

Starring: Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Joe Grifasi, Nathan Lane, James Gammon, Tom Waits, Michael O'Keefe

Available Quality: DivX, Hi Def, iPod

IMDB Rating: 6.7

Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery and visits the grave of his infant son whom he dropped; visions of his past haunt him, including ghosts of two men he killed. That night, out drinking, Helen tries to sing at a bar. Next day, Fran visits his wife and children and meets a grandson. He could stay, but decides it's not for him. Helen gets their things out of storage and finds a hotel. Amidst their mistakes and dereliction, the film explore...

 
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