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Alex Cox presents another in the season of cult movies.
The Serpent and the Rainbow
A terrifying tale of black magic and voodoo from the director of A Nightmare on Elm Street, starring Bill Pullman CathyTyson Paul Winfield
A young American anthropologist travels to the island of Haiti in search of a mysterious drug that is used by voodoo priests to simulate death. Snakes, scorpions, tarantulas and zombie brides are all used effectively in some nightmarish sequences. Director Wes Craven
•TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 •FILMS: pages 49.56
Moviedrome producer Nick Freand Jones
BBC Two England

Tarzan and the Great River

Tarzan discovers that a tribal chieftain has revived the ancient cult of the Leopard Men, and travels up-river to confront the evil sect. With Mike Henry. Director Robert Day
0 FILMS: pages 48.56
BBC Two England


Alex Cox presents another in the season of cult movies.
The Spider's
Stratagem Bernardo Bertolucci 's adaptation of a short story by Jorge Luis Borges.
1936: Athos arrives in a small
Italian town to investigate his father's mysterious murder. In Italian with English subtitles.
With Giulio Brogi , Alida Valli , Tino Scotti , Pippo Campanini , Franco Giovanelli , Allen Midgett. • FILMS: pages 37-44
Moviedrome producer Nick Freand Jones
BBC Two England


Alex Cox introduces another in the season of cult movies.
Play Misty for Me
Thriller directed by and starring
Clint Eastwood
Jessica Walter
A late-night DJ has a very serious and persistent fan who calls him repeatedly to request Misty to be played. After they spend the night together, she begins to behave more and more strangely. Eastwood's directorial debut features his own frequent director Don Siegel as a bartender.
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 0 FILMS: pages 31-36
Moviedrome producer Nick Freand Jones
BBC Two England


Alex Cox introduces the first of a double-bill of cult movies.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Science-fiction starring
Donald Sutherland
Brooke Adams
Public Health Inspector
Matthew Bennell becomes aware of a strange epidemic sweeping San Francisco - people all over the city are convinced that identical alien creatures are replacing the population. A remake of the 1950s classic. Moviedrome continues at 12.50am with Romance of a Horse Thief.
Director Philip Kaufman (1978)
SEE FILMS pages 33-38
BBC Two England


Alex Cox introduces the second of tonight's cult movies.
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


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


The series of cult movies this week features a double bill of unusual westerns.
Introduced by Alex Cox.
DJango r Starring
Franco Nero
On the US/Mexican border just after the Civil War, Django, an ex-Union soldier who always tows a coffin behind him, becomes involved in a gang war between a group of Ku Klux Klansmen and a posse of Mexican bandits. This Grand Guignol spaghetti western has not been seen in the UK for more than 20 years.
Director Sergio Cortucci (1966)
SEE FILMS pages 31-37
BBC Two England

Leningrad Cowboys Go America

Bizarre cult comedy from Finland which tells the tale of the Leningrad Cowboys, billed as the worst band in the world, who despair of making the big time in the tundra. They are advised to try their luck in America where people will, apparently, swallow anything. Aki Kaurismaki 's off-the-wall road movie features a guest appearance by American director Jim Jarmusch. Leningrad Cowboys THEMSELVES
(1989) Stereo Subtitled
SEE FILMS pages 25-30
BBC Two England


Alex Cox introduces two more cult movies.
Horror tale starring Julian Sands, Natasha Richardson, Gabriel Byrne
In June 1816, two lovers arrive at the Swiss villa of their friend Lord Byron. After an orgy of drinking and drugs, they begin an experimental seance - with terrifying results.
Director Ken Russell (1986)
SEE FILMS pages39-44
BBC Two England


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


Roger Vadim's cult 60s sci-fi fantasy starring Jane Fonda rounds off BBC2's One Day in the 60s.
A beautiful young astronaut uses the power of love to fight the forces of evil on the planet Sorgo in the 41st century.
SEE FILMS pages 25-30
BBC Two England


Two more cult movies are introduced by Alex Cox.
Rebel without a Cause
Classic drama starring
James Dean
Natalie Wood
Jim is a new kid in town with a lot to prove and parents who don't understand him.
Director Nicholas Ray (1955)
SEE FILMS pages 37-42
BBC Two England


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 Radio 4 FM

Grand Tour: Tangiers

Paul Bowles is the author of The
Sheltering Sky, the cult novel of life and death in the Sahara, filmed recently by Bernardo Bertolucci. Now 83, Bowles has been living in Tangiers since the 1940s. His sometimes unflattering views of the city - once described as "a sink-hole of iniquity" - kick off the new series of Grand Tour. Producer Martin Buckley
BBC Two England


More favourite moments from films.
American director Robert Rodrigues describes a dream sequence from Alfred Hitchcock 's Spellbound, and British producer Stephen Woolley chooses a bank robbery scene from the cult classic Gun Crazy.
BBC Radio 4 FM


Quentin Cooper sees the latest films starring Dustin Hoffman and Gerard Depardieu , plus the latest from cult director Richard Linklater.
Producer Julian May. Revised rpt 9.30pm
BBC Two England

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

David Lynch's prequel to his acclaimed cult series, starring Sheryl Lee, Ray Wise and featuring the star of the series, Kyle MacLachlan
A mysterious death occurs in a quiet little town, tucked in a valley, with a population of 51,201. The lives of a seemingly normal all-American family will never be the same again.
See Films: pages 63-70 ****
BBC One London

War of the Colossal Beast

Sequel to the cult sci-fi movie 'The Amazing Colossal Man,' starring Dean Parkin
Mutilated but alive, the amazing Colossal Man struggles to survive, crushing everything and everyone in his path. Can anyone stop him?
Director Bert I Gordon (1958, PG)
Black and white
See Films: pages 54-58 *
BBC One London

The Fly

Horror starring Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, Seth Brundle

A scientist obsessed with perfecting a revolutionary teleportation machine, meets and falls in love with journalist Veronica Quaife.

As he battles to repeat his success with inanimate objects by teleporting live animals, Seth decides in a moment of recklessness to test the machine on himself - but with horrific results.

Remake of the cult 50s horror movie, The Fly. Director David Cronenberg has a small cameo part as a gynaecologist.
Director David Cronenberg (1986)
* See Films: pages 43-47 ****

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