|American Friends 1991 PG, 95 min.|
Director: Tristram Powell
Cast: Michael Palin, Connie Booth, Trini Alvarado, Alfred Molina, David Calder, Simon Jones, Alun Armstrong, Bryan Pringle, Fred Pearson, Susan Denaker, Jonathan Firth, Ian Dunn, Robert Eddison, Charles McKeown, John Nettleton
In line for the presidency of his college, the Reverend Francis Ashby (Michael Palin) leaves for a vacation in San Francisco and a possible love affair that threatens his career path.
|B. Monkey 1998 R, 90 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance / Thriller
Director: Michael Radford
Cast: Asia Argento, Jared Harris, Rupert Everett, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Tim Woodward, Ian Hart, Bryan Pringle, Julie T. Wallace, Clare Higgins, Marc Warren, Simone Bowkett, Camilo Gallardo, Michael Carlin, Paul Ireland, Elizabeth Ash
Alan (Jared Harris), a very proper British schoolteacher, falls head over heels for a London jewel thief, Beatrice (Asia Argento), who provides more excitement in his life than he is prepared for.
|Berserk! 1967 N/R, 96 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Horror / Thriller
Director: Jim O'Connolly
Cast: Joan Crawford, Ty Hardin, Diana Dors, Michael Gough, Judy Geeson, Robert Hardy, Geoffrey Keen, Bryan Pringle, Milton Reid, Marianne Stone, Sydney Tafler, George Claydon, Philip Madoc, Ambrosine Phillpotts, Peter Burton
Monica Rivers (Joan Crawford) owns and is the ringmaster of a traveling circus who faces financial ruin when a series of murders take place within her circus troupe.
|Brazil 1985 R, 142 min.|
Genre: Drama / Fantasy / Sci-Fi
Director: Terry Gilliam
Cast: Jonathan Pryce, Michael Palin, Robert De Niro, Kim Greist, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins, Peter Vaughan, Ian Richardson, Jim Broadbent, Barbara Hicks, Charles McKeown, Derrick O'Connor, Kathryn Pogson, Bryan Pringle
Directed by Monty Python performer Terry Gilliam, this is the story of Sam Lowry (Jonathan Pryce), a civil servant, who is trapped in a future society collapsing under the red tape of its own bureaucracy.
|Bullshot Crummond 1983 PG, 85 min.|
Director: Dick Clement
Cast: Alan Shearman, Diz White, Ronald E. House, Frances Tomelty, Michael Aldridge, Ron Pember, Mel Smith, Christopher Good, Billy Connolly, Geoffrey Bayldon, Bryan Pringle, Angela Thorne, Peter Bayliss, John Wells, Christopher Godwin
The dastardly German World War I flying ace Count Otto von Bruno (Ronald E. House) tries to get his hands on a top-secret device, and the inventor's daughter, Rosemary (Diz White), calls on World War I flying hero-turned Olympian racer, auto racer, crime solver, etc. Captain Hugh "Bullshot" Crummond (Alan Shearman) to save the day. Thus starts the zany antics of our hero who itches to renew his battles with the baron.
|Damn the Defiant! 1962 N/R, 101 min.|
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Cast: Alec Guinness, Dirk Bogarde, Maurice Denham, Nigel Stock, Richard Carpenter, Anthony Quayle, Tom Bell, Bryan Pringle, Murray Melvin, Victor Maddern
While fighting Napoleon's fleet during the Napoleonic Wars, a captain and his first mate form differences of opinion that threaten the success of their mission. This film remains faithful to historical fact.
|Haunted Honeymoon 1986 PG, 88 min.|
Director: Gene Wilder
Cast: Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, Dom DeLuise, Jonathan Pryce, Paul L. Smith, Peter Vaughan, Bryan Pringle
Wilder takes fiancee, Gilda Radner, to his family's country home just before getting married (contrary to the title, there is no honeymoon in this movie). The family estate is inhabited by a werewolf, and Wilder must now fend for his life. Few laughs are found in this failure of a comedy.
|Prime Suspect 1991 TV, 207 min.|
Director: Christopher Menaul
Cast: Helen Mirren, Tom Bell, John Benfield, John Bowe, Zoe Wanamaker, Bryan Pringle, Ralph Fiennes, Tom Wilkinson, John Forgeham, Gary Whelan, Jack Ellis, Craig Fairbrass
Jane Tennison (Helen Mirren) is the only woman on London's homicide squad. When the head investigator of a murder case dies, Jane lobbies for and heads up the case. She not only must deal with a crazed serial killer but also with her hostile male comrades in the squad. This is the first of several British TV miniseries entries that follow the exploits of Jane Tennison.
|Saturday Night and Sunday Morning 1960 N/R, 90 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Karel Reisz
Cast: Albert Finney, Shirley Anne Field, Rachel Roberts, Hylda Baker, Bryan Pringle, Norman Rossington, Avis Bunnage, Edna Morris, Colin Blakely, Peter Madden, Robert Cawdron, Irene Richmond, Anne Blake, Elsie Wagstaff, Frank Atkinson
This was Albert Finney's vehicle for stardom in which he plays Arthur Seaton, an unhappy factory worker in Nottingham. Brenda (Rachel Roberts), who is the wife of Arthur's co-worker Jack (Bryan Pringle), becomes his mistress–an unwise move because she becomes pregnant. But, finally Arthur's reason prevails and he opts for Doreen (Shirley Anne Field) who has strict morals.
|Snow White: A Tale of Terror 1997 R, 100 min.|
Genre: Fantasy / Horror / Thriller
aka: The Grimm Brothers' Snow White
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs of the Black Forest
Director: Michael Cohn
Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Sam Neill, Monica Keena, Gil Bellows, Taryn Davis, Brian Glover, David Conrad, Anthony Brophy, Frances Cuka, Chris Bauer, Miroslav Taborsky, Andrew Tiernan, Bryan Pringle, Dale Wyatt, Joanna Roth
Lilli (Taryn Davis) was cut from her dying mother's womb, and now, many years later, her father Frederick (Sam Neill) marries Claudia (Sigourney Weaver) who dislikes Lilli. When Claudia becomes pregnant, she loses the baby and decides to get rid of Lilli by having her brother Gustav (Miroslav Taborsky) kill Lilli in the forest. Instead, Gustav kills a pig and tells Claudia that the pig's heart is Lilli's. Claudia believes him, but Frederick goes off to search for Lilli in the forest.
|Tess of the D'Urbervilles 1998 TV, 210 min.|
Director: Ian Sharp
Cast: Justine Waddell, Jason Flemyng, Oliver Milburn, John McEnery, Lesley Dunlop, Rosalind Knight, Anthony O'Donnell, Christine Moore, Bryan Pringle, Debbie Chazen, Linda Armstrong, Hannah Waterman, Candida Rundle, Amanda Brewster, Charlotte Bellamy
Country girl Tess (Justine Waddell) is sent to the home of her aristocratic relatives, the D'Urbervilles, where her innocence is turned into bitterness after cousin Alec D'Urberville (Jason Flemyng) seduces her, and she becomes pregnant. She loses the baby, leaves the mansion, and finds work as a farmhand. She falls in love with Angel Clare (Oliver Milburn), and he returns her love. But, happiness is not fated to be in the future for Tess, and tragedy follows in this good made-for-TV retelling of the classic Thomas Hardy story.
|Vanity Fair 1998 TV, 300 min.|
Director: Marc Munden
Cast: Natasha Little, Nathaniel Parker, Frances Grey, Philip Glenister, Miriam Margolyes, Tim Woodward, Tom Ward, Jeremy Swift, Eleanor Bron, Bryan Pringle, David Ross, Michele Dotrice, Janine Duvitski, Anton Lesser, Janet Dale
This TV miniseries adaptation of William Makepease Thackeray's novel stars Natasha Little as the scheming country girl Becky Sharp who leaves a trail of victims in her climb up the social ladder. Becky was born into a poor family but does get an education and jobs as a governess. She works for the Crowley family and wins over the children and their wealthy aunt (Miriam Margolyes). She even marries one of the children: the dashing Rawden (Nathaniel Parker). Becky is pregnant when Napoleon invades Europe, and Rawden leaves to fight in the war. Rawden survives the war, but troubles follow, and Becky continues to look for a man of a higher station to support her.
|1. American Friends (1991)|
2. B. Monkey (1998)
3. Berserk! (1967)
4. Brazil (1985)
5. Bullshot Crummond (1983)
6. Damn the Defiant! (1962)
7. Haunted Honeymoon (1986)
8. Prime Suspect (1991)
9. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)
10. Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997)
aka: The Grimm Brothers' Snow White
aka: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs of the Black Forest
11. Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1998)
12. Vanity Fair (1998)
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