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Moviedrome: The Beguiled

Alex Cox introduces the first in another season of cult films.

Tonight: The Beguiled
Starring Clint Eastwood, Geraldine Page
In the last days of the American Civil War a wounded Union soldier seeks refuge in a southern girls' school. At first it seems a safe haven, but it will become a cauldron of jealousy and hatred.
Dirty Harry creator Don Siegel, who died recently, directed this highly atmospheric and unusual western.
FILMS: pages 31-35
PICTURE STORY: page 50
TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888

MOVIEDROME: THE BEGUILED
9.50pm BBC2 Living up to its title, The Beguiled, directed by the late, great Don Siegel (who died last month), stars Clint Eastwood (below, with Geraldine Page) as a Union deserter who takes refuge in a remote girl's school and is kidnapped by the Confederate belles. The 1970 film launches a fourth season of Moviedrome, which is again introduced by Alex Cox, the director and cult film lover (see feature p38), whose verdict is: 'Not what you would expect from the Dirty Harry partners. A mad, gothic melodrama of sexual frenzy and revenge in a decaying Southern mansion populated entirely by women. Unimaginable mayhem ensues. Very strange.'
BBC Two England

Moviedrome: Get Carter

Alex Cox introduces another in the season of outstanding cult films:
Get Carter
Starring Michael Caine, Britt Ekland

Jack Carter is a man with a mission. When his brother dies mysteriously in Newcastle, he travels north to find out what happened. The sordid conspiracy he uncovers links blue films, the local villains and some 'respectable' citizens in an unholy alliance. When he knows enough, Carter plans and exacts a merciless and murderous revenge.
Michael Caine gives a chilling performance as Carter in this tough and compelling thriller.

Produced by Michael Klinger
Writer/Director Mike Hodges
Moviedrome producer Nick Jones
GUIDE: featuring all the films from the three 'Moviedrome' seasons is available from [address removed], price £2.75.
FILMS: pages 17-20
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BBC Two England

Moviedrome

Alex Cox introduces another in the season of cult films.
The Phenix City Story Starring
Richard Kiley
John Mclntire Phenix City, Alabama, is a town in the grip of mob violence and syndicate corruption.
John Patterson , a young crusading lawyer, is determined to break the reign of terror but his campaign is threatened by savage reprisals.
Based on real events in the 1950s, this is a fine example of that much-loved cult genre - the expose film.
Director Phil Karlson
0 INFORMATION: a 'Moviedrome' guide featuring films from all three series is available, price £2,75, from 'Moviedrome',[address removed] Cheques payable to BSS.
0 FILMS: pages 11-14 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES
BBC Two England

Moviedrome

Alex Cox introduces another in the season of cult movies.
Knightriders
First showing on network television for this bizarre tale
starring Ed Harris, Tom Savini
Travelling the countryside of America, Billy and his troupe are modern day knights
'jousting' on motorbikes and dedicated to the ideals of the past. But the forces of evil are poised to do battle with them. George Romero, famous for the Living Dead zombie films directed this movie which has a cameo appearance by horror writer Stephen King.
FILMS: pages 27-30
PICTURE STORY: page 39
TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888
BBC Two England

Moviedrome

Alex Cox introduces the second of tonight's cult movies.
Lenny
Bio-pic starring
Dustin Hoffman
Valerie Perrine
An uncompromising account of the life of Lenny Bruce - the controversial comedian who shocked audiences in the 60s with his fearless performances.
1974 B/W Subtitled
SEE FILMS pages 37-42
Moviedrome producer Nick Freand Jones MOVIEDROME GUIDE: send cheque/PO for£3.00, payable to BSS, to
[address removed].
BBC Two England

Moviedrome

Alex Cox introduces another in the season of cult movies.
The Hill
Tough prison drama directed by Sidney Lumet and starring
Sean Connery
Michael Redgrave Harry Andrews
Five new prisoners arrive at a military detention camp in North Africa in the Second
World War. There they are subjected to the ingenious and brutal discipline of Sergeant Major Wilson.
(1965) B/W Subtitled
SEE FILMS pages 67-72
Moviedrome producer Nick Freand Jones MOVIEDROME GUIDE: send cheque/PO for£3.00, payable toBSS, to
[address removed].
BBC Two England

Moviedrome

Alex Cox introduces another cult movie.
The Long Riders
Western starring James Keach
David Carradine Keith Carradine Stacy Keach
In post-Civil War Missouri the James-Younger Gang are heroes to the local people.
When one of their number gets trigger-happy during a bank raid, the authorities are determined to hunt them down.
Four real-life sets of brothers play the famous outlaws in this western.
Director Walter Hill (1980)
SEE FILMS pages 30-34
Moviedrome series producer Nick Freand Jones
MOVIEDROME GUIDE: send cheque/PO for £3.OO, payable to BSS, to
[address removed]
BBC Two England

Moviedrome

Alex Cox introduces a film double-bill in the season of cult movies. Subtitled
10.40pm
Escape from Alcatraz
Prison drama starring Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan
Alcatraz - "the Rock", America's highest security prison where only the toughest convicts are sent, and from which no one can escape. But Frank Morris a habitual escapee, is determined that Alcatraz's bars and walls will never hold him.
Director Don Siegel (1979)
SEE FILMS pages 43-50

12.35-2.15am
A Man Escaped
A Suspense drama.
Condemned to death by the Nazis, Fontaine, a young Resistance fighter, begins to engineer an escape from the notorious Fort de Montluc. A French film with English subtitles.
Written and directed by Robert Bresson
SEE FILMS pages 43-50
Moviedrome producer Nick Freand Jones
MOVIEDROME GUIDE: send cheque/PO for £3.00, payable to BSS, to [address removed].
BBC Two England

Moviedrome

Alex Cox returns to present another season of films with a cult following.
Darkman
Stylish and imaginative fantasy from Sam Raimi, director of Evil Dead, starring Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand
When a scientist is hideously disfigured by a vicious gangster attack, he plots an ingenious revenge using his invention of synthetic skin.
Stereo Subtitled
SEE FILMS pages 52-57
Moviedrome producer Nick Freand Jones
MOVIEDROME GUIDE: send cheque/PO for £3.00, payable to B.S.S. to [address removed]
BBC Two England

Moviedrome

Introduced by Alex Cox.
Weekend
Drama starring Mireille Dare
Jean Yanne
Two homicidal lovers take off for a country weekend, experiencing strange encounters with historical personalities. In French with English subtitles.
With Jean-Pierre Kalfon and Valerie Legrange.
Director Jean-Luc Godard (1967)
SEE FILMS pages 32-41
Moviedrome producer Nick Freand Jones MOVIEDROME GUIDE: send cheque/PO for £3.00, payable to BSS, to [address removed].
BBC Two England

Moviedrome

Alex Cox introduces the second of tonight's cult movies.
Romance of a Horse Thief
Comedy adventure starring
YulBrynner Eli Wallach Poland 1904: a troop of Cossacks is posted to a small border town to stop all the horse stealing and dealing.
Director Abraham Polonsky (1971)
SEE FILMS pages 33-38 Moviedrome producer Nick Freand Jones MOVIEDROME GUIDE: send cheque/PO for£3.00, payable to BSS, to
[address removed]
BBC Two England

Moviedrome: Dead of Night

Alex Cox introduces another in the season of outstanding cult films.

Starring Michael Redgrave, Googie Withers
Acknowledged as a masterpiece of British cinema, this five-in-one horror film with its famous ventriloquist sequence is one of the most chilling cinematic excursions into the unknown.
Architect Walter Craig goes to the home of a new client, but finds the house and its inhabitants strangely familiar. Each of the guests has a story to tell and gradually Craig realises he is trapped in a ghastly recurring nightmare.
Directors Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden and Robert Hamer Producer Michael Balcon
0 GUIDE: featuring all the films from the three 'Moviedrome' seasons is available from
[address removed], price £2.75.
W FILMS: pages 20-25
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BBC Two England

Moviedrome

AJex Cox introduces another in the season of cult films.
Bullet for the General
Italian director Damiano Damiani 's violent political western is here receiving its first showing on British television over 20 years after its release.
Starring
Gian Maria Volonte
Klaus Kinski
Lou Castel
During the Mexican revolution, bandit chief El Chunco suffers heavy casualties when his gang attacks a train. One of the passengers, Bill Tate , asks
El Chunco if he can join the outlaws. The bandit chief agrees and together they head for the camp of General Elias the rebel leader. Fate is to take a strange turn.
0 INFORMATION: a 'Moviedrome' guide featuring films from all three seasons is available, price £2.75, from [address removed] Cheques payable to BSS.
0 FILMS: pages 25-29
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BBC Two England

Moviedrome

Alex Cox introduces another in the season of cult films.
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Yojimbo
Starring
Toshiro Mifune
In 19th-century Japan, a wandering samurai warrior drifts into a town terrorised by two rival factions. Hired as a bodyguard, he soon senses treachery and uses his deadly skills to destroy both gangs. Director Akira Kurosawa 's witty and violent 'entertainment' was the inspiration for the first spaghetti western, A Fistful of Dollars.
0 INFORMATION: a 'Moviedrome' guide featuring films from all three series is available, price £2.75, from [address removed]
0 FILMS: pages 12-16
BBC Two England

Moviedrome

Alex Cox presents the first in a new season of outstanding cult films.
Assault on Precinct 13
In Anderson, a Los Angeles ghetto, six members of a youth gang are shot dead in a police ambush. Bishop, a young police lieutenant, is given the job of manning the old precinct station for the last few hours before it is closed - an easy job. When he gives refuge to a man on the run, a nightmare begins. This taut, tough thriller, directed by John Carpenter (Hallowe'en, They Live!), is one of the most famous cult films of recent years.
0 GUIDE: featuring all the films from the three 'Moviedrome' seasons is available from BSS. [address removed] price £2.75.
ALEX COX: page 17
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BBC Two England

Moviedrome: Brazil

Alex Cox introduces another outstanding cult film: Brazil
Starring Jonathan Pryce, Robert de Niro
Sam Lowry is happy in his job at the Ministry of Information - his frequent flights of fantasy taking him away from the drab reality. Then the worst occurs - a mistake in the system!
Before he knows it, Sam meets the girl of his dreams and finds himself in a nightmare world.
GUIDE: featuring all the films from the three 'Moviedrome' seasons is available from [address removed]. price £2.75.
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BBC Two England

Moviedrome

Alex Cox introduces another in the season of outstanding cult films.
An American Werewolf in London
Starring
David Naughton Jenny Agutter Griffin Dunne
When two American youths are attacked by a werewolf on an English moor, one of them, Jack Goodman , is killed, but his friend David Kessler is saved and wakes up in a London hospital. Beset by nightmares, David is told they are all in his mind but soon he is paid a visit by his dead friend, Jack, horribly mutilated and bearing bad news. John Landis directed this gripping tale of terror, garnished with wit, suspense and spine-chilling special effects.
0 INFORMATION: a 'Moviedrome' guide featuring films from all three series is available, price £2.75, from [address removed]. FILMS: pages 16-20 t CEEFAX SUBTITLES
BBC Two England

Moviedrome: Goin' South

Alex Cox introduces another in the season of cult films.
Starring Jack Nicholson, Mary Steenburgen
Down-at-heel outlaw Henry Lloyd Moon believes he is safe across the Mexican border, when he is seized by a posse. Moon is sentenced to hang in the town of Longhorn - unless he can find an unattached woman of property to marry him... This was the second film to have been directed by Jack Nicholson. He also stars in this lighthearted western, along with a strong supporting cast.
GUIDE: featuring all the films from the three 'Moviedrome' seasons is available from: [address removed] price £2.75.
A-Z OF FILMS: page 17
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BBC Two England

Moviedrome: The Big Silence

Alex Cox introduces another in the season of cult films.
The Big Silence (II Grande Silenzio)
First showing on network television.
Starring
Jean Louis Trintignant Klaus Kinski

1896: snow has fallen on the border between Mexico and the USA forcing the many outlaws living hidden in the mountains down into the valleys. There the bounty hunters lie in wait, the cruelest being Tigrero. One man, a dumb-mute gunfighter called Silenzio is out to stop the slaughter.

Director Sergio Corbucci
INFORMATION: a 'Moviedrome' guide featuring films from all three series is available, pnce £2.75, from [address removed]. Cheques payable to BSS.
* FILMS: pages 15-18 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES
BBC Two England

Moviedrome: A Wedding

Alex Cox introduces another in the season of cult films.
A Wedding
Starring
Geraldine Chaplin
Mia Farrow
Vittorio Gassman

Muffin Brenner and Dino Corelli are getting married. It should be the happiest day of their lives, but what with Granny dying upstairs, a family feud going on downstairs, Mum being a junkie and the family doctor a drunk, things don't go quite according to plan. A dazzling and caustic satire on American society.
Director Robert Altman

INFORMATION: a 'Moviedrome' guide featuring films from all three series is available, price £2.75, from [address removed]
FILMS: pages 20-24
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