|Demon Seed 1977 R, 94 min.|
Director: Donald Cammell
Cast: Julie Christie, Fritz Weaver, Gerrit Graham, Berry Kroeger, Lisa Lu, Larry J. Blake, Robert Vaughn, Felix Silla, John O'Leary
Alex Harris (Fritz Weaver) works on a computer, Proteus IV, that becomes ultra-sophisticated. Proteus IV picks Alex's wife Susan (Julie Christie) as its rape victim in an effort to perpetuate itself into human form. Clever.
|The Joy Luck Club 1993 R, 138 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Wayne Wang
Cast: Kieu Chinh, Tsai Chin, France Nuyen, Lisa Lu, Ming-Na, Tamlyn Tomita, Lauren Tom, Rosalind Chao, Victor Wong, Michael Paul Chan, Chao Li Chi, Melanie Chang
This is the film adaptation of Amy Tan's excellent novel about four Chinese women who fled China in the 1930s and became lifelong friends in San Francisco. It is an insightful look into the Joy Luck Club's members as well as their daughters' contemporary problems.
|The Last Emperor 1987 PG-13, 164 min.|
Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
Cast: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ruocheng Ying, Dennis Dun, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Victor Wong, Maggie Han, Lisa Lu, Ric Young, Vivian Wu, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Jade Go, Fumihiko Ikeda, Tsou Tijger
The last imperial ruler of China, Pu Yi (John Lone), led the most unusual of lives. At three-years old, he was named Emperor and was not allowed to leave Peking. After World War II, the Communists put him in prison for 10 years until his release at which time he became an ordinary citizen serving under Mao Tse Tung. This film won an impressive nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Director.
|The Mountain Road 1960 N/R, 102 min.|
Director: Daniel Mann
Cast: James Stewart, Lisa Lu, Glenn Corbett, Harry Morgan, Alan Baxter, Frank Silvera, James Best, Rudy Bond, Mike Kellin, Eddie Firestone
United States fighter pilots, stationed in China during World War II, try to fend off the advancing Japanese army.
|Saint Jack 1979 R, 112 min.|
Director: Peter Bogdanovich
Cast: Ben Gazzara, Denholm Elliott, James Villiers, Joss Ackland, George Lazenby, Peter Bogdanovich, Lisa Lu, Rodney Bewes, Mark Kingston, Monika Subramaniam, Judy Lim, Joseph Noel, Andrew Chua, Kian Bee Ong, Yan Meng Tan
During the early 1970s, an American pimp, Jack Flowers (Ben Gazzara), is in Singapore where he provides women for British and American businessmen, but local mobsters soon put Flowers out of business. Flowers is approached by a an American mobster, Eddie Schuman (Peter Bogdanovich), who offers Flowers the job of pimping to provide services for U.S. soldiers on leave in Singapore. Complications ensue when Flowers is asked to take compromising pictures.
|Terror in the Wax Museum 1973 PG, 93 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Georg Fenady
Cast: Ray Milland, Broderick Crawford, Elsa Lanchester, Maurice Evans, Shani Wallis, John Carradine, Louis Hayward, Patric Knowles, Mark Edwards, Lisa Lu
Talent is wasted in this dull murder mystery surrounding the killing of the owner (John Carradine) of a wax museum. When watching this film, close examination reveals the wax people seem to move. No, that couldn't be.
|1. Demon Seed (1977)|
2. The Joy Luck Club (1993)
3. The Last Emperor (1987)
4. The Mountain Road (1960)
5. Saint Jack (1979)
6. Terror in the Wax Museum (1973)
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