From the filmmaker who also unleashed ZOMBIE, THE BEYOND and THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY! When the sleepy rural village of Accendura is rocked by murders of young boys, superstitious locals are quick to apportion blame, with the suspects including the local witch (Florinda Bolkan, A LIZARD IN A WOMAN’S SKIN.) With bodies piling up and the community gripped by panic, two outsiders — city journalist Andrea (Tomas Milian, DJANGO KILL…IF YOU LIVE, SHOOT!) and spoilt rich girl Patrizia (Barbara Bouchet, CASINO ROYALE) team up to crack the case.
Deemed shocking at the time for its brutal violence, the depiction of the Catholic Church and themes of child murder and paedophilia, DON’T TORTURE A DUCKLING is widely regarded today as one of Fulci’s greatest films, rivalling the best of his close rival Dario Argento.
Years before cloned dinosaurs ran amok on Isla Nublar, Michael Crichton unleashed killer robots, led by a frightening Yul Brynner (The Magnificent Seven), in a Western-themed amusement park called Westworld. For $1000, guests can indulge any of their desires, from pleasures of the flesh (read: robot sex) to a (simulated) fight to the death. The androids populating the park have one key directive: never harm the customers. But soon their programming falls apart and the faux danger turns real. Best known for his novels, Crichton both penned and directed Westworld, his theatrical debut, and is the first film to feature digital image processing. It’s a classic 70’s sci-fi flick that’s been given much more complex facelift thanks to Jonathan Nolan and HBO’s television series.
From Dario Argento, the man behind some the greatest excursions in Italian horror (SUSPIRIA, THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE, THE CAT O’ NINE TAILS), comes DEEP RED-arguably the ultimate giallo. Aided by a throbbing score from legendary proggers Goblin, this hallucinatory fever dream is punctuated by some of the most expert setpieces the genre has to offer.
One lonely night, musician Marcus Daly looks up from the plaza below and witnesses the brutal axe murder of a woman in her apartment. Racing to the scene, Marcus just misses the perpetrator — or does he? As he takes on the role of amateur sleuth, Marcus ensnares himself in a bizarre web of murder and mystery where nothing is what it seems.