|Absolution 1978 R, 95 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Director: Anthony Page
Cast: Richard Burton, Dominic Guard, David Bradley, Billy Connolly, Andrew Keir, Willoughby Gray, Preston Lockwood, James Ottaway, Brook Williams, Jon Plowman, Robin Soans, Trevor Martin, Sharon Duce, Brian Glover, Dan Meaden
Benjie and Blakey (Dominic Guard and Billy Connolly) are students in a posh Catholic British boy's school when they are driven insane by deadly secrets. A dictatorial priest, Father Goddard (Richard Burton), becomes the casualty of his own misdeeds when confronted with Benjie's confession that he murdered Blakey. It took 10 years for this movie to be released in the U.S., well after Burton's death.
|The Mummy 1959 N/R, 88 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Terence Fisher
Cast: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Yvonne Furneaux, Eddie Byrne, Felix Aylmer, Raymond Huntley, Michael Ripper, George Pastell, John Stuart, Harold Goodwin, George Woodbridge, Denis Shaw, Gerald Lawson, Willoughby Gray, David Browning
This is a good remake of the 1932 original Boris Karloff film. The story is about an archaeological dig during which British archaeologist John Banning (Peter Cushing) desecrates the tomb of Princess Ananka (Yvonne Furneaux) and awakens Ananka's lover Kharis (Christopher Lee) who was buried with her. Kharis, the Mummy, returns to life and follows Banning back to England to seek revenge. Dire consequences ensue when Kharis finds that Banning's wife (also played by Furneaux) very closely resembles Ananka.
|The Stranger from Venus 1954 N/R, 75 min.|
aka: Immediate Disaster
Director: Burt Balaban
Cast: Patricia Neal, Helmut Dantine, Derek Bond, Cyril Luckham, Willoughby Gray, Marigold Russell, Arthur Young, Stanley Van Beers, Kenneth Edwards, David Garth, Nigel Green, Graham Stuart, John Le Mesurier
This semi-remake of the highly successful "The Day the Earth Stood Still" even has the same female lead: Patricia Neal. A representative from Venus (Helmut Dantine) comes to Earth to warn of the dangers to mankind inherent in nuclear weapons. He befriends Susan (Patricia Neal) who helps get his message out to a population that is not interested in hearing his warnings.
|1. Absolution (1978)|
2. The Mummy (1959)
3. The Stranger from Venus (1954)
aka: Immediate Disaster
aka: The Venusian
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