|Black Beauty 1994 G, 88 min.|
Genre: Family / Adventure / Drama
Director: Caroline Thompson
Cast: Sean Bean, David Thewlis, Jim Carter, Peter Davison, Alun Armstrong, John McEnery, Eleanor Bron, Peter Cook, Alan Cumming, Lyndon Davies, Rosalind Ayres, Adrian Ross Magenty, Georgina Armstrong, Anthony Walters, Gemma Patemoster
This adaptation of Anna Sewell's classic tale is narrated by no other than Black Beauty (voice of Alan Cumming); so, the audience is treated to the story from a horse's point of view. Black Beauty's life is told through the hardships suffered from cruel owners to the friendliness of his true family. A good film and suitable for children.
|Parting Shots 1999 N/R, 98 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Thriller
Director: Michael Winner
Cast: Chris Rea, Felicity Kendal, John Cleese, Bob Hoskins, Ben Kingsley, Diana Rigg, Oliver Reed, Joanna Lumley, Gareth Hunt, Peter Davison, Edward Hardwicke, Nicholas Gecks
Things aren't going well for photographer Harry Sterndale (Chris Rea), and now matters worsen when he finds out he has cancer and has only a short time to live. So why not kill all of those who had hurt him in the past? And why not hire an assassin to kill him? You guessed it–the medical diagnosis was wrong. Now he must evade the police and the hit man.
|Wuthering Heights 1998 TV, 112 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: David Skynner
Cast: Orla Brady, Robert Cavanah, Matthew Macfadyen, Crispin Bonham-Carter, Tom Georgeson, Sarah Smart, Ken Kitson, Kadie Savage, Flora Montgomery, Terry Clynes, Peter Davison, Kevin Knapman, Polly Hemingway, Ian Shaw, Jake Thorton
In this adaptation of Emily Bronte's novel, Hareton Earnshaw (Matthew Macfadyen) brings home orphaned Heathcliff (Terry Clynes). While Hareton's son Hindley (Kevin Knapman) cannot stand him, daughter Cathy (Kadie Savage) forms a loving relationship with Heathcliff. They grow up, and Cathy (now played Orla Brady) marries wealthy neighbor Edgar Linton (Crispin Bonham-Carter). Heathcliff (now played by Robert Cavanah) has left but returns and buys Wuthering Heights from Hindley (now played by Ian Shaw). Cathy has second thoughts about her marriage choice, and realizes she has passed up love for what society condones. She becomes deathly ill, but even death cannot part Cathy and Heathcliff.
|1. Black Beauty (1994)|
2. Parting Shots (1999)
3. Wuthering Heights (1998)
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