|The Girl 1986 R, 104 min.|
Director: Arne Mattsson
Cast: Franco Nero, Bernice Stegers, Clare Powney, Frank Brennan, Christopher Lee, Mark Robinson, Derek Benfield, Clifford Rose, Rosie Jauckens, Lenore Zann
A 14-year-old girl (Clare Powney) is unhappy at home, so she leaves and begins an affair with a rich, middle-age lawyer (Franco Nero). Thus starts an overlong tale with several weak sub-plots in this soft-core porn flick.
|Macabre 1980 N/R, 85 min.|
Genre: Foreign / Horror / Thriller
aka: Frozen Terror
Director: Lamberto Bava
Cast: Bernice Stegers, Stanko Molnar, Veronica Zinny, Roberto Posse, Ferdinando Orlandi, Fernando Pannullo, Elisa Kadigia Bove, Carolyn De Fonseca
Famed horror director Mario Bava's son follows in his father's footsteps with this gross little tale. Jane (Bernice Stegers) is unhappy at home and, thus, shares an apartment with a lover. But Jane's daughter Lucy (Veronica Zinny) suspects her mother's infidelity and, to punish her mother, drowns her little brother. Lucy calls her mother to tell what she did, and the frantic Jane is driven home by her boyfriend. An accident decapitates the boyfriend, and the distraught Jane spends a year in an asylum. When she is released she goes back to the apartment, and, among other things, she entertains the blind owner of the building, Robert (Stanko Molnar). But, she seems to have a more torrid affair also going on, and it may have something to do with the locked freezer. Robert decides to investigate.
|Quartet 1981 R, 101 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: James Ivory
Cast: Alan Bates, Maggie Smith, Isabelle Adjani, Anthony Higgins, Pierre Clementi, Suzanne Flon, Daniel Mesguich, Sheila Gish, Wiley Wood, Virginie Thevenet, Daniel Chatto, Bernice Stegers, Paulita Sedgwick, Sebastien Floche, Armelia McQueen
Set in Paris during the 1920s, this film reveals the trials of homeless Marya (Isabelle Adjani) who struggles for survival while her husband, Stephan (Anthony Higgins), is in prison. Her chance comes when a wealthy, but odd, couple–H.J. (Alan Bates) and Lois (Maggie Smith)–offer her refuge. When Marya becomes the mistress of H.J., Lois barely tolerates their actions. The story is loosely based on the early life of Jean Rhys before she became a writer.
|Xtro 1983 R, 80 min.|
Genre: Horror / Sci-Fi
Director: Harry Bromley Davenport
Cast: Philip Sayer, Bernice Stegers, Danny Brainin, Maryam d'Abo, Simon Nash, David Cardy, Anna Wing, Peter Mandell, Robert Fyfe, Katherine Best, Robert Pereno, Sean Crawford, Tim Dry, Susie Silvey, Anna Mottram
Sam (Philip Sayer) was abducted by aliens three years ago and now returns home to his family. But, he carries with him an infection that causes mayhem for all around him.
|1. City of Women (1980)|
2. The Girl (1986)
3. Macabre (1980)
aka: Frozen Terror
4. Quartet (1981)
5. Xtro (1983)
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