1980s

  • Jean-Pierre Mocky – À mort l’arbitre! AKA Kill the Referee (1984)

    Michel, a referee has to suffer the consequences of having whistled a penalty against a team which is supported by football hooligans.Read More »

  • Hisayasu Satô – Kurutta Butokai AKA Muscle (1989)

    Hisayasu Sato, known as one of the Four Heavenly Kings of Pinku Eiga, has been known from being one of the most complex and versatile filmmakers to come out of pink films and one of the few to shoot both straight and gay films. This one, probably his best known work along with Splatter: Naked Blood, is a sophisticated, dark, brooding erotic film that’s also a big tribute to Pasolini.Read More »

  • Bertrand Tavernier – Un dimanche à la campagne AKA A Sunday in the Country (1984)

    Synopsis:
    “Monsieur Ladmiral is an ageing painter who lives alone in his country house, cared for by his housekeeper, Mercedes. Every so often, his son Gonzague comes to visit him with his young family. One late summer Sunday in 1912, the customary visit is disturbed by the unexpected arrival of Ladmiral’s unpredictable daughter, Irene…”
    – Films de FranceRead More »

  • Valeri Rubinchik – Dikaya okhota korolya Stakha AKA The Savage Hunt of King Stakh (1980) (HD)

    Quote:
    It was a dark and stormy night…. at the turn of the century and Bielarecki (Boris Plotnikov), a young ethnographer seeks shelter at Marsh Firs, a gloomy baronial manor set amidst Byelorussian marshes, while he conducts research into the myths and legends of the region. He discovers from the castle’s young and tragic owner, Nadzieja Jankowska (Yelena Dimotrova), that the place is haunted by two ghosts-the Little Man of Marsh Firs and the Lady in Blue-and that her family line was accursed centuries ago when ancestor Roman Jankowska denied the hand of his daughter to King Stach, whose ghost now rides with those of thirteen horsemen to drag Jankowska offspring and their servants to death in the surrounding marshes…Read More »

  • Erwin C. Dietrich – Julchen und Jettchen, die verliebten Apothekerstöchter AKA The Amorous Sisters (1982)

    Comedy about some schoolgirls being taught anatomy (of the sexual nature) by the sexually frustrated Barbara Moose. In bed at nighttime the girls practice their daily lessons on each other and on any unsuspecting visitors of the night. When they’re not in class they enjoy frolicking around outside (naked most of the time!) experiencing the joys of nature.Read More »

  • Miklós Jancsó – Jézus Krisztus horoszkópja AKA Jesus Christ’s Horoscope (1989)

    Jézus Krisztus horoszkópja (Jesus Christ Horoscope, 1988) was made as the second film of a tetralogy. This time the theme is directly an agony of Communism. Cserhalmi plays a demonic-looking poet named Josef K (who, contrary to the author of Der Process / The Trial, has his surname spelt “Kaffka”) who in a black hat and a waving coat walks through different flats and hotels in Budapest and has unclear relationships with three women: Márta (Ildikó Bánsági) and ex-policewoman Kata (Dorottya Udvaros) are murdered in mysterious circumstances; Josef K himself then vanishes in the presence of a meteorologist, Juli (Juli Básti).Read More »

  • Delbert Mann – A Death in California (1985)

    Plot:
    A vicious psychopath murders your fiancé, then rapes you. Do you call the cops, fight back, run like hell? Or do you bond with your tormentor? Events that plunge emotionally fragile Hope Masters (Cheryl Ladd of TV’s Charlie’s Angels) into a living nightmare become more monstrous when, frightened into believing the twisted, self-serving tale her attacker (Sam Elliott) weaves, she comes to view him as a hero. She trusts him, depends on him, lets him become part of her life. And Hope lies for him – a lie that leads to her arrest and trial for her fiancé’s murder. The fact-based A Death in California locks a heartbreakingly vulnerable woman, a manipulative killer and viewers in a bizarre dance of crime, punishment and death. From Warner Brothers!Read More »

  • Jean-Pierre Mocky – Les Saisons du Plaisir AKA The Seasons of Pleasure (1988)

    Synopsis
    Charles (Charles Vanel) is a 100-year-old perfume magnate who decides to marry the equally ancient Emmanuelle (Denis Grey) in the French sex comedy. Company executives and family members scramble for position in the wake of the surprising announcement.Read More »

  • Yôichi Takabayashi – Akai scandal: Jôji aka Red Scandal: Affair (1982)

    Quote:
    When a chaste wife first learned about ecstasy …

    I’m a woman in a high-class whore.
    Colored with glittering sensuality, Yuki Mizuhara now falls into beautyRead More »

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