|Amazing Stories: Book 2 1987 PG, 71 min.|
Genre: Animation / Horror / Sci-Fi
Director: Robert Zemeckis, Brad Bird
Cast: Christopher Lloyd, Scott Coffey, Mary Stuart Masterson, Stan Freberg, Annie Potts, Mercedes McCambridge, Billy Beck, Tom Bresnahan, Scott Menville, Marshall Efron, Jack Angel, Brad Bird, Brooke Ashley
Two more stories from the Spielberg TV series are provided: "Go to the Head of the Class," concerns two students who get back at their sadistic teacher, and "Family Dog" is an animated film of a suburban family as seen through the eyes of their dog.
|Bang the Drum Slowly 1973 PG, 96 min.|
Director: John D. Hancock
Cast: Robert De Niro, Michael Moriarty, Vincent Gardenia, Phil Foster, Ann Wedgeworth, Patrick McVey, Danny Aiello, Barbara Babcock, Barton Heyman, Heather MacRae, Danny Burks, Selma Diamond, Maurice Rosenfield, Tom Signorelli, Marshall Efron
"Just one more season," is what Bruce Pearson (Robert De Niro) wants. He is a baseball catcher who knows that he has a fatal disease.
|A Piece of Eden 2000 N/R, 106 min.|
Director: John D. Hancock
Cast: Marc Grapey, Rebecca Harrell, Tyne Daly, Frederic Forrest, Andreas Katsulas, Robert Breuler, Tristan Rogers, Irma St. Paule, Marshall Efron, Jeff Puckett
NYC press agent Bob Tredici (Marc Grapey) rushes back to visit his dying father (Andreas Katsulas). Upon arrival in Indiana, Bob learns that his father plans to leave the family fruit farm to cousin Gregory (Jeff Puckett) who comes complete with wife and children. Not to be outdone, Bob calls on his secretary, Happy Buchanan (Rebecca Harrell), to pose as his own wife and become part of his plan to gain ownership and revitalize the farm.
|Shogun Assassin 1980 R, 86 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Robert Houston
Cast: Tomisaburo Wakayama, Akihiro Tomikawa, Kayo Matsuo, Minoru Ohki, Akiji Kobayashi, Shin Kishida, Lamont Johnson, Marshall Efron, Sandra Bernhard, Lennie Weinrib
Samurai warrior Ogami Itto (Tomisaburo Wakayama) travels with his young son, Diagoro (Akihiro Tomikawa), on a quest in the brutal struggle for survival to avenge the murder of his wife.
|The Thing About My Folks 2005 PG-13, 96 min.|
Director: Raymond De Felitta
Cast: Peter Falk, Paul Reiser, Olympia Dukakis, Elizabeth Perkins, Mackenzie Connolly, Lydia Jordan, Ann Dowd, Claire Beckman, Mimi Lieber, Marshall Efron
Sam's (Peter Falk) wife (Olympia Dukakis) has left him, and Sam needs help. Although his son, Ben (Paul Reiser), has not had the best relationship with him in the past, Sam joins Ben on a road trip through upstate New York. The time alone on the road works miracles as father and son realize how much alike they are and, more important, that they really do love each other.
|THX 1138 1971 PG, 88 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Director: George Lucas
Cast: Robert Duvall, Maggie McOmie, Ian Wolfe, Donald Pleasence, Don Pedro Colley, Sid Haig, David Ogden Stiers, John Pearce, Julie Payne, James Cranna, Marshall Efron, Irene Cagen, Gary Alan Marsh, Eugene I. Stillman, John Seaton
This tale about life in the future where people behave like robots began as a 20-minute production assignment when George Lucas was a student. Later, it was expanded and distributed by Warner Bros. The storyline begins in an underground city where the human race now exists, and residents are drugged to control their emotions. Sex is outlawed. But THX 1138's (Robert Duvall) roommate LUH 3417 (Maggie McOmie) has been reducing their drugs, and they have discovered love. Now, LUH is pregnant, and THX is sent to prison for drug evasion. THX, with help from prison-mate SEN 5241 (Donald Pleasence) and TV hologram (Don Pedro Colley), escapes from prison, searches for LUH, and attempts to escape to Earth's surface while being pursued by the robocops.
|1. Amazing Stories: Book 2 (1987)|
2. Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)
3. A Piece of Eden (2000)
4. Shogun Assassin (1980)
5. The Thing About My Folks (2005)
6. THX 1138 (1971)
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