HARD TARGET
1993, Universal, 97 min, USA, Dir: John Woo

Action star Jean-Claude Van Damme is Chance Boudreaux, a down-on-his luck merchant sailor hired to help a young lawyer searching for her missing father. When a citywide police strike sends New Orleans into chaos, two former mercenaries (Lance Henriksen and Arnold Vosloo) organize a deadly safari game, and Chance must use his high-powered martial arts skills to battle a sadistic band of hunters preying on homeless veterans.


DEAD MAN
1995, Miramax, 121 min, USA, Dir: Jim Jarmusch

Accountant William Blake (Johnny Depp) is expelled from a frontier town with a bullet lodged in his chest and a trio of bounty hunters at his heels. Fortunately, he is befriended by Nobody (Gary Farmer), a Native American who escorts him to the Pacific coast, where his destiny lies. Described by director Jim Jarmusch as a “psychedelic Western,” this haunting black-and-white vision features a soundtrack by Neil Young and a memorable supporting cast including Gabriel Byrne, Iggy Pop and, in his final film, Robert Mitchum. “One of the very best movies of the 1990s.” - A. O. Scott, The New York Times


ALIENS
1986, 20th Century Fox, 137 min, USA, Dir: James Cameron

Seven years after Ridley Scott’s original ALIEN, James Cameron took the reins with this sinister, explosive WWII movie in space, about a platoon of U.S. Marines stranded on planet LV-426. Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley is darker and richer here - haunted by alien nightmares, going face-to-face with her deepest fears. Watch for Cameron’s flawless feel for detail and pacing as he builds suspense scene by scene (the creatures don’t even appear until almost 50 minutes into the movie!) With Michael Biehn, Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen and Paul Reiser.


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