|First Knight 1995 PG-13, 132 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama / Romance
Director: Jerry Zucker
Cast: Sean Connery, Richard Gere, Julia Ormond, Ben Cross, Liam Cunningham, Christopher Villiers, John Gielgud, Valentine Pelka, Colin McCormack, Ralph Ineson, Stuart Bunce, Jane Robbins, Jean Marie Coffey, Paul Kynman, Tom Lucy
The kingdom of Camelot once again comes to life as King Arthur (Sean Connery), Lady Guinevere (Julia Ormond), and Lancelot (Richard Gere) solve the problems of a love triangle amidst bloody battles against Malagant (Ben Cross) who is a traitorous Knight of the Round Table.
|The Last of the Blonde Bombshells 2000 PG-13, 85 min.|
Director: Gillies MacKinnon
Cast: Judi Dench, Ian Holm, Leslie Caron, Olympia Dukakis, Cleo Laine, Joan Sims, Billie Whitelaw, June Whitfield, Thelma Ruby, Valentine Pelka
A seasoned cast brings energy and fun to this lighthearted film. Elizabeth (Judi Dench) played the sax in the all-girl (except for friend Patrick (Ian Holm) who played in drag) swing band–the Blonde Bombshells–during WWII. Fifty years later, after her husband dies, she pulls out the sax and before you know it, she and Patrick are searching for the rest of the band to once again tour.
|Monsignor Quixote 1987 TV, 118 min.|
Director: Rodney Bennett
Cast: Alec Guinness, Leo McKern, Ian Richardson, Graham Growden, Maurice Denham, Philip Stone, Rosalie Crutchley, Valentine Pelka, Don Fellows, Gareth Kirkland
This film, based on Graham Greene's novel, is about an unassuming Spanish priest (Alec Guinness) who is appointed a monsignor. The new monsignor is a descendent of Don Quixote, and he–along with a politician (Leo McKern)–retraces the adventures of the infamous knight.
|Rowing with the Wind 1988 R, 105 min.|
Director: Gonzalo Suarez
Cast: Hugh Grant, Lizzy McInnerny, Valentine Pelka, Elizabeth Hurley, Jose Luis Gomez, Virginia Mataix, Ronan Vibert, Jose Carlos Rivas, Aitana Sanchez-Gijon, Bibi Andersson
The story behind the story of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" is revealed as Lord Byron (Hugh Grant), Mary Shelley (Lizzy McInnerny), Percy Bysshe Shelley (Valentine Pelka), Claire Clairmont (Elizabeth Hurley), and Dr. Polidori (Jose Luis Gomez) gather at Lord Byron's villa. But then the drama wanders as it chronicles the events following as one tragedy seems to follow another.
|Under the Tuscan Sun 2003 PG-13, 113 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Romance
Director: Audrey Wells
Cast: Diane Lane, Sandra Oh, Lindsay Duncan, Raoul Bova, Vincent Riotta, Mario Monicelli, Roberto Nobile, Anita Zagaria, Evelina Gori, Giulia Steigerwalt, Pawel Szadja, Valentine Pelka, Sasa Vulicevic, Massimo Sarchielli, Claudia Gerini
In an attempt to drown her sorrows, heartbroken San Francisco divorcee Frances (Diane Lane) tours Tuscany and finds a villa badly in need of repair. She quits the tour, purchases the villa, and rebuilds not only the villa but her own life as well.
|1. First Knight (1995)|
2. The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (2000)
3. Monsignor Quixote (1987)
4. Rowing with the Wind (1988)
5. Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
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