Movies on the Big Screen as They Were Meant To Be Seen.
THE VALLEY OF GWANGI
Dir: James O’Connolly
One of Ray Harryhausen’s most rarely screened gems, GWANGI stars James Franciscus as a brash young cowboy who stumbles across a hidden valley teaming with prehistoric life. Trouble ensues when Franciscus captures one of the lost dinosaurs and tries to exhibit it in a traveling circus. Co-starring Richard Carlson, Gila Golan, Laurence Naismith.
Dir: Michael Almereyda
Transposing some of theater’s most famous soliloquies to Blockbuster Video stores and high-rise apartments, this powerful adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic play is set among the corporate elite of Manhattan. Here the title character (a fine Ethan Hawke), the son of a murdered Wall Street CEO, employs a student film to “catch the conscience” of his father’s killer and exact revenge. The all-star supporting cast includes Kyle MacLachlan, Julia Stiles, Liev Schreiber, Sam Shepard and Bill Murray. “The director's rigorous trimming has a boldness and vivacity that makes this version exhilarating while leaving Shakespeare's language and intent intact.” – Elvis Mitchell, The New York Times
One of the greatest yakuza films ever made, a gorgeous, obsessive blend of Jean-Pierre Melville and GUN CRAZY. Emotionless killer Ryo Ikebe gets out of prison and heads straight for the gambling parlors – where he runs into thrill-seeking Mariko Kaga, looking like Audrey Hepburn’s twisted sister. Together the two drag-race across the Tokyo underworld, accompanied by composer Toru Takemitsu's amazing gangster score.