Oct 22

Mystery Train (1989) aka One Night in Memphis

In Memphis, Tennessee, over the course of a single night, the Arcade Hotel, run by an eccentric night clerk and a clueless bellboy, is visited by a young Japanese couple traveling in search of the roots of rock; an Italian woman in mourning who stumbles upon a fleeing charlatan girl; and a comical trio of accidental thieves looking for a place to hide…


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Nov 09

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985) aka Mishima

A fictionalized account in four chapters of the life of celebrated Japanese author Yukio Mishima. Three of the segments parallel events in Mishima’s life with his novels (The Temple of the Golden Pavilion, Kyoko’s House, and Runaway Horses), while the fourth depicts the actual events of the 25th Nov. 1970, “The Last Day”.

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Aug 03

Legong: Dance of the Virgins (1935)

In Balinese villages, pageant, dance, music, story-telling, and religion dominate the culture. Young women may be the aggressor in love, but disgrace befalls her whose choice rejects her. Poutou, a nubile maiden who dances at the temple, lives with her jovial father and lovely younger sister, Saplak. Poutou falls in love with Nyong, a musician new to the village. He returns her interest, so her father and she make plans for a marriage, and she arranges to perform her final temple dance. Then Nyong’s eyes light on Saplak. How will each character react?

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Jun 21

Daughters of Satan (1972)

James Robertson buys a painting depicting witches being burned at the stake, one of whom bears an uncanny resemblance to his wife, Chris. Chris, gradually taken over by the personality of the witch in the painting that she resembles, allies herself with two other reincarnated witches to plan James’ death, as he proves to be a descendant of the man responsible for the witches’ fate.

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Mar 11

Erika’s Hot Summer (1971)

Sleazeball photographer Steve is busy taking pictures of beautiful young women, bedding them, and then dumping them. One day he meets the woman of his dreams on the beach: Erika. Once he’s frolicked on the beach and taken her to bed, the other women in his life become unsatisfactory, and he suffers a playboy’s crisis. One of his other women proves to be a bit more persistent than he expects.

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Aug 01

Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks (1976) aka Ilsa, la belva del deserto

Finding a new employer, and looking not a day older since the end of World War II, Ilsa works for an Arab sheik who enjoys importing females to use as sex slaves. An American millionaire’s daughter, a movie star, and an attractive equestrienne are among his latest victims.

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