FATAL ATTRACTION
1987, Paramount, 119 min, USA, Dir: Adrian Lyne

“I'm not gonna be ignored!” This crackling, tension-packed thriller is set into motion when a married attorney (Michael Douglas) has what he thinks is a one-night stand with a publishing executive (Glenn Close), who becomes the most vengeful “other woman” you’ve ever seen. Alternately sexy and scary, this box office smash benefits from a strong supporting performance by Anne Archer and an unforgettably nerve-jolting finale.


BLACK RAIN
1989, Paramount, 126 min, USA, Dir: Ridley Scott

Tough NYC cop Michael Douglas inadvertently loses extradited hood Yusaku Matsuda upon arrival in Japan, then plummets head-first down the neon rabbit hole into a nightmarish yakuza underworld. Violent, gut-wrenching pyrotechnics abound, depicted in the diamond-hard brilliance of Jan de Bont’s cinematography and top-notch performances from an excellent cast that includes Ken Takakura, Andy Garcia, Kate Capshaw and Tomisaburo Wakayama.


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