|A Christmas Carol 1999 TV, 95 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama / Fantasy
Director: David Hugh Jones
Cast: Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Joel Grey, Ian McNeice, Saskia Reeves, Desmond Barrit, Bernard Lloyd, Dominic West, Trevor Peacock, Liz Smith, Claire Slater, Ben Tibber, Elizabeth Spriggs, Kenny Doughty, Laura Fraser
Patrick Stewart makes an excellent Ebenezer Scrooge in this fine TV adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic Christmas story. After visits from the Ghosts of Christmas Past (Joel Grey), Present (Desmond Barrit), and Future (Tim Potter), Scrooge re-evaluates his treatment of Tiny Tim (Ben Tibber) and and his family. It ranks among the best of the several film renditions.
|Lady Chatterley's Lover 1981 R, 105 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Just Jaeckin
Cast: Sylvia Kristel, Shane Briant, Nicholas Clay, Ann Mitchell, Elizabeth Spriggs, Peter Bennett, Anthony Head, Frank Moorey, Bessie Love, John Tynan, Michael Huston, Fran Hunter, Pascale Rivault, Ryan Michael, Mark Colleano
After her husband Sir Clifford Chatterley (Shane Briant) suffers an injury during World War I that leaves him paralyzed and impotent, Lady Constance Chatterley (Sylvia Kristel) becomes the lover of gamekeeper Oliver Mellors (Nicholas Clay), and passionate lovemaking ensues.
|Paradise Road 1997 R, 120 min.|
Director: Bruce Beresford
Cast: Glenn Close, Pauline Collins, Cate Blanchett, Frances McDormand, Julianna Margulies, Jennifer Ehle, Sab Shimono, Wendy Hughes, Johanna ter Steege, Elizabeth Spriggs
Women prisoners in a World War II Japanese internment camp, located on a desolate island, survive brutal conditions in this film written by Director Bruce Beresford.
|The Secret Agent 1996 R, 95 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Christopher Hampton
Cast: Bob Hoskins, Patricia Arquette, Gerard Depardieu, Robin Williams, Jim Broadbent, Christian Bale, Eddie Izzard, Elizabeth Spriggs, Peter Vaughan, Julian Wadham, Roger Hammond, Ralph Nossek, Neville Phillips
Based on Joseph Conrad's novel, this film's story is set in 1890s' London and involves a group of anarchists planning to destroy society. Mr. Verloc (Bob Hoskins) runs a shop by day, but he lives another life as a member of a Soho anarchist organization and serves as a spy for Russia. When Verloc is told to prove himself, the order sets off a chain of events that results in the violent act of trying to bomb the Greenwich Observatory.
|Sense and Sensibility 1995 PG, 135 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Ang Lee
Cast: Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman, Kate Winslet, Greg Wise, Imogen Stubbs, Emilie Francois, Harriet Walter, James Fleet, Tom Wilkinson, Elizabeth Spriggs, Gemma Jones, Robert Hardy, Imelda Staunton, Hugh Laurie
Jane Austen's tale is brought to the screen in this witty film with an Oscar-winning screenplay by Emma Thompson. It is the story of an attempt by the women of the Dashwood family to balance sense with sensibility in 19th-century British society. When they are left with nothing because the estate passed to the eldest son, sensible Elinor (Emma Thompson) is the daughter who sees the farce of courtship to attain social status through marriage. In addition to the Oscar, the film had six other nominations, including Best Picture, Actress (Thompson), and Supporting Actress (Kate Winslet).
|Three Into Two Won't Go 1969 R, 93 min.|
Director: Peter Hall
Cast: Rod Steiger, Claire Bloom, Judy Geeson, Peggy Ashcroft, Paul Rogers, Elizabeth Spriggs, Lynn Farleigh, Earl Hindman, Sheila Allen, Diana Webster
Aging businessman Steve Howard (Rod Steiger) ignores his marriage vows to wife Frances (Claire Bloom) and begins an affair with a young hitchhiker (Judy Geeson).
|1. A Christmas Carol (1999)|
2. Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981)
3. Paradise Road (1997)
4. The Secret Agent (1996)
5. Sense and Sensibility (1995)
6. Three Into Two Won't Go (1969)
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