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BBC Two England

Moviedrome

Film-maker Alex Cox introduces a weekly series of classic cult films ranging from the influential 1956 sci-fi classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers to Coppola's imaginative tour de force One from the Heart.
The series begins with The Wicker Man starring
Christopher Lee
Edward Woodward Britt Ekland
Police sergeant Neil Howie , on the eve of his marriage, is called away to a remote Scottish island to investigate the disappearance of a young girl. He finds there a society steeped in pagan rituals and sexual promiscuity.
This British film is shown for the first time in this country in its original version.
Screenplay by ANTHONY SHAFFER Produced by PETER SNELL Directed by ROBIN HARDY
40 IN THE PICTURE: page 16
BBC Two England

Moviedrome

Film-maker Alex Cox introduces a series of classic cult films. Tonight:
Electra Glide in Blue starring
Robert Blake
Billy (Green) Bush
Roaring up and down the Arizona highways, motorcycle cop John Wintergreen dreams of becoming a detective.
When he discovers a corpse, apparently suicide, 'Big
John' decides that it is, in fact, murder. With his hunch proved correct he is promoted to detective, but he soon finds the work far from glamorous. Cameraman CONRAD HALL brilliantly captures the spectacular American landscape, creating a fascinating background to the action.
Screenplay by ROBERT BORRIS Based on the novel by ROBERT BORRIS and RUPERT HITZIG Produced and directed by JAMES WILLIAM GUERCIO
Television presentation NICK JONES
0 FILMS: page 26
BBC Two England

Moviedrome

Film-maker Alex Cox introduces a season of classic cult films.
Tonight Diva starring
Wilhelmenia Wiggins
Fernandez Frederic Andrei
Richard Bohringer
American diva Cynthia Hawkins has never cut a disc so the cassette secretly recorded by a young fan,
Jules, is priceless. So is the cassette a dying girl drops into Jules's saddle-bag as it exposes the boss of an international vice-ring.
Ruthless killers compete for possession of the tapes and Jules finds himself the innocent quarry in Jean-
Jacques Beineix's witty and stylish film debut.
Written by JEAN JACQUES BEINEIX and JEAN VAN HAMME from the novel by DELACORTA Produced by IRENE SILBERMAN
Directed by JEAN JACQUES BEINEIX TV presentation NICK JONES
(A French film with English subtitles) 'Razorback Russell Mulcahy 's horror movie set in the Australian outback and starring Gregory Harrison , Arkie Whiteley and Bill Ken
0 FILMS: page 16
BBC Two England

Moviedrome

Film-maker Alex Cox introduces a season of classic cult movies. Tonight: Razorback starring
Gregory Harrison Arkie Whiteley Bill Kerr
Death stalks the small town of Gamulla in the form of a gigantic man-eating boar called a razorback. Carl Winters wants revenge on the beast but he falls foul of the other terrors like the psychopathic Baker brothers who run the local Petpak Cannery ...
Rock video director
Russell Mulcahy 's debut film is a striking and often surreal horror movie set in Australia's outback.
Screenplay by EVERETT DEROCHE based on the novel by PETER BRENNAN
Produced by HAL MCELROY
Directed by RUSSELL MULCAHY TV presentationNICK JONES
0 FILMS: page 26
BBC Two England

Moviedrome

Film-maker Alex Cox introduces a weekly series of classic cult films. Tonight:
Big Wednesday starring
Jan-Michael Vincent William Katt Gary Busey
California, 1962: Matt, Jack and Leroy are loyal friends united by the beach lifestyle - muscles, girls, parties, cars, rock music. But above all they share a great obsession - surfing. Despite the draft, the hippie era and the inevitable transition to adulthood, they remain true to their craze until finally in 1974, they are reunited for the Great Swell, a giant wave such as they have never ridden before ... John Milius 's film, conceived like an intimate epic, features some unparalleled sequences of virtuoso surfing.
Screenplay by JOHN MILIUS and DENNIS AABERG
Produced by Buzz FEITSHANS Directed by JOHN MILIUS
TV presentation NICK JONES 0 IN THE PICTURE: page 14
BBC Two England

Moviedrome:

Film-maker Alex Cox introduces a season of classic cult films. Tonight:
Fat City starring
Stacy Keach Jeff Bridges
Billy Tully, an ex-prize fighter on hard times, casually visits a local gym and sees a promising young contender in action. Personally grooming him for success,
Billy finds a renewed hope in life and relationships ...
One of Huston's finest and most personal films, reflecting his own young days as a boxer.
Screenplay by LEONARD GARDNER based on his own novel Produced by RAY STARK
Directed by JOHN HUSTON
9 FILMS: page 26
BBC Two England

Moviedrome

Film-maker Alex Cox introduces a season of classic cult films. Tonight:
The Last
Picture Show starring
Timothy Bottoms Jeff Bridges
Sonny Crawford and his pal Duane Jackson are teenagers growing up in a small Texas town. They divide their times between the local girls, the pool hall and most importantly the neighbourhood cinema.
The movie palace is about to close: the last picture show signals the end of an era - a loss of innocence. This brilliant evocation of life in the early 1950s was justifiably praised as one of the most original and timely movies of its decade.
..
Screenplay by LARRY MCMURTRY andPETER BOGDANOVlCH
Based on novel by LARRY MCMURTRY Produced by STEPHEN J. FRIEDMAN Directed by PETER BOGDANOVlCH
0 IN THE PICTURE: page 20
BBC Two England

Moviedrome

Film-maker Alex Cox introduces a season of classic cult films. Tonight: Barbarella starring
Jane Fonda with John Phillip Law Anita Pallenberg Milo O'Shea
David Hemmings Barbarella is a beautiful young astronaut who uses the power of love to fight the forces of evil in the 41st century.
This ultra-camp 1960s sci-fi fantasy stars Jane Fonda , in the days before aerobics.
Screenplay by TERRY SOUTHERN Produced by DINO DE LAURENTUS Directed by ROGER VADIM
0 FILMS: page 18
BBC Two England

Moviedrome

Film-maker Alex Cox introduces a season of classic cult films. Tonight:
The Hired Hand starring Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Verna Bloom
Three saddle tramps run into trouble on the way to California when they stop at the small New Mexico village of Del Norte. After a shoot-out in which their friend is killed, Collings leads Harris to the wife and daughter he deserted seven years before.
Peter Fonda directed this strange psychedelic western and cast the great cult movie actor Warren Oates in the role of Harris.
Screenplay by ALAN SHARP
Produced by WILLIAM HAYWARD Directed by PETER FONDA
0 IN THE PICTURE: page 16
BBC Two England

Moviedrome

Film-maker Alex Cox introduces a season of classic cult films. Tonight:
Johnny Guitar
;tarring
Joan Crawford
Sterling Hayden
Mercedes McCambridge rhis 'baroque' Western stars Joan Crawford as :he glamorous Vienna, owner of a gambling house in a wild Arizona valley with a claim to the surrounding land. But banker Emma Small and the local ranchers resent her presence, and the conflict mounts to fever pitch with Vienna employing the services of a mysterious stranger who calls himself 'Johnny Guitar '.
Screeplay by PHIUP YORDAN from the novel by ROY CHANSLOR Produced and directed by NICHOLAS RAY
0 FILMS: page 17
BBC Two England

Moviedrome

Film-maker Alex Cox introduces a season of classic cult films. Tonight: The Parallax View starring
Warren Beatty Paula Prentiss
Hume Cronyn
Journalist Joe Frady is among the witnesses to a political assassination at a rally in Seattle. Three years later, he discovers that many of those who saw the killing have died in suspicious circumstances. Frady's investigations lead him to the mysterious
Parallax organisation and a terrifying conclusion ...
This thriller, made just after Watergate, is one of the most intriguing films of the 1970s.
Screenplay by DAVID GILER and LORENZO SEMPLE JR
Based on the novel by LOREN SINGER Produced and directed by ALAN J. PAKULA
0 IN THE PICTURE: page 26
BBC Two England

Moviedrome

Film-maker Alex Cox introduces a season of classic cult films. Tonight:
The Long Hair of Death starring Barbara Steele Giorgio Ardisson
Accused of witchcraft, Adele Karnestein is burned to death on the orders of Count Humbolt. She dies cursing him and his descendants - a curse that is to have horrific significance in the years to follow. British actress Barbara Steele stars in this stylish 'spaghetti horror'.
Mary ..............BARBARA STEELE Kurt GIORGIO ARDISSON Lizabeth .....HALINA ZALEWSKA Von Klage..........ROBERT RAINS Count Humbolt
JEAN RAFFERTY
Grumalda ......LAUREEN NUYEN Frate .....JOHN CAREY MeSSO JEFFREY DARCEY Screenplay by ROBERT BOHR
Produced by FELICE TESTA GAY Directed by ANTHONY DAWSON (Black and white)
(First showing on British television)
0 FILMS: page 16
BBC Two England

Moviedrome

Film-maker Alex Cox introduces a season of classic cult films. Tonight:
Invasion ot the Body Snatchers starring
Kevin McCarthy Dana Wynter
The classic science-fiction thriller about the alien invasion of a small Californian community and one man's struggle to save the United States. Returning home from a business trip,
Dr Miles Bennell finds that his friends and patients are strangely altered - emotionless and somehow inhuman.
Gradually he discovers that their spirits have been infiltrated and that giant pods from outer space are taking over....
Screenplay by DANIEL MAINWARING
Based on the Collier's Magazine serial by JACK FINNEY
Produced by WALTER WANGER Directed by DON SIEGEL
0 FILMS: page 13
BBC Two England

Moviedrome

Film-maker Alex Cox introduces a season of classic cult films.
Tonight: The Fly starring
Vincent Price When Helene Delambre confesses to killing her scientist husband
Andre in a hydraulic picas ner explanation seems more fantastic than the crime! Experimenting with a matter transmitter, Andre's early success took a frightening turn when he used the machine on himself - without seeing a tiny companion crawling near him....
A baroque early version of the bizarre horror tale. recently remade by cult director David Cronenberg.
Screenplay by JAMES CLAVELL from a story by GEORGE LANGELAAN
Produced and directed by KURT NEUMANN
0 FILMS: page 18
BBC Two England

Moviedrome: One from the Heart

Film-maker Alex Cox introduces a series of classic cult films. Tonight:
starring Frederic Forrest, Teri Garr, Nastassia Kinski
A $25 million studio-made musical full of video technology and movie magic. The setting is Las Vegas on the eve of the Fourth of July celebrations. A young couple row on the fifth anniversary of their first meeting and declare that they are going their own ways. Each becomes involved in a romantic adventure and true love triumphs... Francis Coppola's romantic fantasy has a soundtrack sung by Tom Waits and Crystal Gayle.
FILMS: page 16
BBC Two England

Moviedrome

Film-maker Alex Cox introduces a series of classic cult films. Tonight:
The Man Who
Fell to Earth starring David Bowie Rip Torn. Candy Clark A stranger from another planet mysteriously arrives on Earth - calling himself
Thomas Newton. By using his incredible intelligence and clairvoyant powers Newton amasses a vast fortune and upsets various big business combines. Soon he is in danger of his life through his inability to cope with the Earth's atmosphere - and from the 'syndicate'. Nicolas Roeg 's controversial film gave rock star David Bowie his first major screen role as the unearthly stranger in a hallucinatory work which combines elements of sci-fi, fantasy and surreal drama.
Screenplay by PAUL MAYERSBERG based on the novel by WALTER TEVIS Produced by MICHAEL DEELEY and BARRY SPIKINGS
Directed by NICOLAS ROEG 0 FILMS: page 16
BBC Two England

Moviedrome

Film-maker Alex Cox introduces a series of classic cult films. Tonight:
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly starring
Clint Eastwood Lee Van Cleef Eli Wallach
At the height of the American Civil War, three men - Setenza, a sadistic killer, Tuco, a Mexican gunman, and Joe, a mysterious American - search desperately for a cashbox containing$200,000. Setenza is prepared to kill mercilessly to find the loot, while Joe and Tuco eventually track down the box to a cemetery - but an unspecified grave. This was the third of the famous
Spaghetti Westerns which made Clint Eastwood an international star. with ALDO GIUFFRE
MARIO BREGA , LUIGI PISTILL
RADA RASSIMOV, ENZO PETITO
CLAUDIO SCARCHELLI , LIVIO
LORENZON, ANTONIO CASTALE
SANDO SCARCHELLI ,
BENITO STEFANELLI , CHELO ALONSO
SILVANA BACCI , AL MULOCK
ANTONIO CASAS, ALDO SAMBREL Screenplay by AGE SCARPELLI ,
LUCIANO VINCENZONI , SERGIO LEONE Produced by ALBERTO GRIMALDI Directed by SERGIO LEONE
0 FILMS: page 16
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BBC Two England

Moviedrome

Film-maker Alex Cox introduces a series of classic cult films. Tonight:
One-Eyed Jacks starring Marlon Brando with Karl Maiden
Sonora, 1880: after a daring bank robbery, Rio and'Dad'
Longworth are trapped by the Mexican police.
Escaping on their only horse, Longworth promises to return with fresh mounts, but takes the gold and lets his partner down. Rio endures five years in jail thinking only of revenge ...
Screenplay by GUY TROSPER. CALDER WILLINGHAM Based on the novel
The Authentic Death ofHendry Jones by CHARLES NEIDER
Produced by FRANK P. ROSENBERG Directed by MARLON BRANDO
FILMS: page 19
BBC Two England

Repo Man

I starring
Emilio Estevez
Harry Dean Stanton.
Otto is just an average American kid. Fired from his supermarket job, he joins forces with a car repossession company, enjoying the thrills of road chases, sex, drugs and urban violence. Meanwhile, a crazed scientist is driving a Chevy
Malibu towards Los Angeles, carrying a mysterious and lethal load in the trunk. Soon the Chevy becomes the prize of all the local repo men.... Alex Cox 's cult movie, a science-fiction thriller with a punk flavour, is being shown in a special version approved by the director featuring scenes not previously shown in Britain.
Produced by JONATHAN WACKS and PETER MCCARTHY
Written and directed by ALEX cox (First showing on British television) (Alex Cox returns to introduce a new series of 'Moviedrome' later in the year)
0 FILMS: page 23
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BBC Two England

Moviedrome

Director Alex Cox introduces the first in another season of classic cult films. Tonight:
The Man with X-ray Eyes starring Ray Milland Diana Van Der Vlis. Dr Xavier is conducting a series of experiments in his search to give x-ray vision to the human eye. When he tries the serum on himself the results are incredible, but things begin to go terribly wrong.... This imaginative horror story was directed by the 'king' of the cult movie, Roger Corman.
Screenplay by ROBERT DILLON and RAY RUSSELL
Produced and directed by ROGER CORMAN
0 BARRY NORMAN : page 31






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