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Soylent Green (1973)
In the world ravaged by the greenhouse effect and overpopulation, an NYPD detective investigates the murder of a big company CEO.
Director: Richard Fleischer
Writers: Stanley R. Greenberg (screenplay), Harry Harrison (novel)
Stars: Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Leigh Taylor-Young

Alcatraz is the most secure prison of its time. It is believed that no one can ever escape from it, until three daring men make a possible successful attempt at escaping from one of the most infamous prisons in the world.
Director: Don Siegel (as Donald Siegel)
Writers: J. Campbell Bruce (book), Richard Tuggle (screenplay)
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom

A scientist sends a man with extraordinary psychic powers to hunt others like him.
Director: David Cronenberg
Writer: David Cronenberg
Stars: Jennifer O'Neill, Stephen Lack, Patrick McGoohan

Shortly before an election, a spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer join efforts to fabricate a war in order to cover up a Presidential sex scandal.
Director: Barry Levinson
Writers: Larry Beinhart (book), Hilary Henkin (screenplay)
Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche

A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague.
The Seventh Seal (1957)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Writers: Ingmar Bergman (play), Ingmar Bergman (screenplay)
Stars: Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot

A wrongly convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a game show. By 2017, after a worldwide economic collapse, the United States has become a totalitarian police state, censoring all cultural activity. The U.S. government pacifies the populace by broadcasting game shows where convicted criminals fight for their lives, including the gladiator-style The Running Man, hosted by the ruthless Damon Killian, where "runners" attempt to evade "stalkers", armed mercenaries, around a large arena, and near-certain death for a chance to be pardoned by the state.
The Running Man (1987)
Director: Paul Michael Glaser
Writers: Stephen King (novel) (as Richard Bachman), Steven E. de Souza (screenplay)
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto

A documentary about fraud and fakery.
Directors: Orson Welles, Gary Graver (uncredited)
Writer: Orson Welles
Stars: Orson Welles, Oja Kodar, François Reichenbach

Around the World with Orson Welles is a series of six short travelogues originally written and directed by Orson Welles for Associated-Rediffusion in 1955, for Britain's then-new ITV channel. Despite its title emphasizing the world, it was entirely filmed in Europe. Among other incidents in the episodes, Welles visited Jean Cocteau and Juliette Gréco in Paris, attended a bullfight in Madrid (with co-hosts Kenneth Tynan and Elaine Dundy) and visited the Basque Country.

Around the World with Orson Welles is a series of six short travelogues originally written and directed by Orson Welles for Associated-Rediffusion in 1955, for Britain's then-new ITV channel. Despite its title emphasizing the world, it was entirely filmed in Europe. Among other incidents in the episodes, Welles visited Jean Cocteau and Juliette Gréco in Paris, attended a bullfight in Madrid (with co-hosts Kenneth Tynan and Elaine Dundy) and visited the Basque Country.

Two groups of people discover evidence that suggests spirits may be trying to invade the human world through the Internet.
Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Writer: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Stars: Haruhiko Katô, Kumiko Asô, Koyuki

Three short stories in the horror genre: the first about a serial killer, the second about a hair transplant gone wrong, and the third about a baseball player.
Directors: John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper
Writers: Billy Brown, Dan Angel
Stars: John Carpenter, Tom Arnold, Tobe Hooper

With a torrid past that haunts him, a movie theatre owner is hired to search for the only existing print of a film so notorious that its single screening caused the viewers to become homicidally insane.
Director: John Carpenter
Writers: Mick Garris (creator), Drew McWeeny
Stars: Norman Reedus, Colin Foo, Udo Kier

A young German boy faces the problems of the tough life in the immediate post WWII Berlin.
Director: Roberto Rossellini
Writers: Roberto Rossellini (screenplay), Roberto Rossellini (dialogue)
Stars: Edmund Moeschke, Ernst Pittschau, Ingetraud Hinze

A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.
Director: Sergio Leone
Writers: Luciano Vincenzoni (story), Sergio Leone (story)
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef

The Princess Bride is a 1987 American fantasy adventure comedy film directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner, starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant and Christopher Guest.
While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love.

On planet Perdide, an attack of giant hornets leaves Piel – a young boy – alone in a wrecked car with his dying father. A mayday message reaches their friend Jaffar, an adventurer travelling through space. On board Jaffar’s shuttle are the renegade Prince Matton, his fiancée, and Silbad who knows the planet Perdide well. Thus begins an incredible race across space to save Piel… René Laloux, the director of Fantastic Planet [La Planète sauvage], created Les Maîtres du temps, his penultimate animated feature film, in 1982. A huge hit in France at the time of its release, it combines Laloux’s famous imagination with that of animation designer Jean Giraud (aka Moebius). Les Maîtres du temps is a finely animated metaphysical rescue mission, previously seen in English-speaking countries as a dubbed version entitled Time Masters.

Director: René Laloux
Writers: Stefan Wul (novel), René Laloux (scenario and adaptation)
Stars: Jean Valmont, Michel Elias, Frédéric Legros

Dune (1984) The Alternative Edition V.2 a fanedit by spicediver .
Dune is a 1984 American epic science fiction film written and directed by David Lynch and based on the 1965 Frank Herbert novel of the same name.
Strange and visionary sci-fi epic is given a new lease of life with this unique fan-edit by Spicediver.

Bobby Fischer Against the World examines the life of the late chess genius and grandmaster Bobby Fischer, who was the eleventh World Chess Champion. It reveals the high price that he paid in order to achieve his extraordinary success and the heavy toll it took on his mental health.

Directed by Liz Garbus, the documentary explores the complex and troubled life of the chess genius whose talent and charisma sparked a global fascination with the board game. It features insightful interviews with Fischer’s friends, family and notable chess players such as Garry Kasparov, Susan Polgar, Larry Evans, Lothar Schmid and others. It includes exclusive footage of the 1972 chess world title match between Fischer and Boris Spassky. This was at the height of the Cold War, and the match won by Fischer was showcased by the Nixon administration as a triumph over communist Russia.

Bobby Fischer Against the World also documents the disastrous choices and behaviour that characterised Fischer’s later years. In 1975, he declined to defend his world chess title against Anatoly Karpov since he feared the humiliation that would come if he had lost. He withdrew from competition when he was still at the height of his playing powers, shunning the public limelight and appearing in obscure chess events.

The captivating film documents the rise and fall of Fischer. It focuses on his fixation with the game and how his ability to dominate opponents made him almost invincible. In the end, however, his quest for perfection cost him his mental health. The final outcome of this lifestyle is seen in the disturbing anti-American statements he made after the September 11 terrorist attacks, which turned him into become an international pariah. Fischer died in Reykjavik, Iceland in 2008 at the age of 64, but his chess legacy lives on.

In the far reaches of space, a small crew, 20 years into their solitary mission, find things beginning to go hilariously wrong.
Director: John Carpenter
Writers: John Carpenter (original story and screenplay), Dan O'Bannon (original story and screenplay)
Stars: Dan O'Bannon, Dre Pahich, Brian Narelle

Two bounty hunters with the same intentions team up to track down a Western outlaw.
Director: Sergio Leone
Writers: Sergio Leone (scenario), Fulvio Morsella (scenario)
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volontè

The Pied Piper is a 1986 Czechoslovak animated fantasy film directed by Jiří Barta. Its original Czech title is Krysař, which means "The rat catcher". The story is an adaptation of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, a fairy tale originated in medieval Germany. The film was one of Czechoslovakia's most ambitious animation projects of the 1980s, notable for its unusual dark art direction, innovative animation techniques and use of a fictitious language. The art design was heavily inspired by German Expressionism and medieval art.

Duel stars Dennis Weaver who portrays a terrified motorist driving a Plymouth Valiant who is stalked upon remote and lonely California canyon roads by the mostly unseen driver of a shabby Peterbilt 281.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writers: Richard Matheson (screenplay), Richard Matheson (story)
Stars: Dennis Weaver, Jacqueline Scott, Eddie Firestone

Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.
Director: George A. Romero
Writer: George A. Romero
Stars: David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger

Wooden puppet Pinocchio is brought to life with the assistance of a fairy. His wish is to become a real boy. His creator, Geppetto the woodcarver, tries to teach the boy about acting responsibly. Pinocchio has many adventures that provide him the valuable lessons he needs to learn about life before he can become a real boy. Lying proves to be a particular problem.
The Adventures of Pinocchio (Italian: Un burattino di nome Pinocchio, literally A puppet named Pinocchio) is a 1972 Italian animated film adaptation of Carlo Collodi's The Adventures of Pinocchio. It was directed by Giuliano Cenci and produced by Cartoons Cinematografica Italiana. The English-dubbed version was released in the United States by G.G. Communications in 1978.

In 1915, laconic adventurer and former ship captain Corto Maltese, a popular European comic book character, is in war-torn Europe. During WWI, he visits four historical locations - Venice, Caporetto, Stonehenge and Vaux-sur-Somme.
Directors: Richard Danto, Liam Saury
Writers: Giorgia Cecere (adaptation), Hélène Monsché (english adaptation)


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