Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Grosvenor. Edinburgh: Cannon. Central: Cannon. Strathclyde: Kelburne. ()deon Ayr. ()deon Hamilton. WMR Irvine.
1987) Adrian Pasdar. Jenny Wright. I.ance llenriksen. 98mins. A chance sexual encounter for a Texas youth leads to his abduction by a group ofmarauding bloodsuckers and his difficult transformation to their parasitic mode of existence. As vampire-biker westerns go. this is a pretty good one. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Ifniversity Film Society. Filmhouse.
I Novembermoon ( 18) (Alexandra Von (irotte. W. Germany. 1984) l()7mins. Ambitious wartime drama on a low budget. with forthright Jewish political cartoonist November falling for her boyfriends sister. and the pair somehow surviving through Nazi persecution and German collaboration. Glasgow: GFT. I on Mr Porter! (PG) (Marcel Vanel. UK. 1937) Will Ilay. Moore Marriott. Graham Moffatt. 8-1 mins. Stationmaster Ilay catches a group of gun-runners posingas spooks to upset the good citizensof Buggleskelly. Amiablc star vehicle. a bit dated now. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I DUI OI The Blue ( l8) (DennisHopper. US. 1981)) Dennis Hopper. Linda Manz. Sharon Farrell. 9-1 mins. Teenage Manz finds herself unable to cope with crazed ex-con poppa Hopper and junkie mom Farrell. so she takes to the punk lifestyle. Searing attempt at examining how the fucked-up detritus of the Sixtieslove generation with their inability to sort out their own problems have screwed up their own children too. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
17K. 1988) Ben Kingsley. Charles Dance. Ilelen Mirren. 11K) mins. Sec panel. Glasgow: Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Pathfinder( 15) ‘2 (Nils Gaup. Norway.
panel. Glasgow: Cannon Clarkston Road.
I Near Dark( 18) (Katherine Bigelow. US.
I Pascali‘s Island ( 15) fr (James Dearden.
1987) Mikkel Gaup. 88 mins. See panel and Guest list. Glasgow: GF'T.
I Phantasmll(18) (Don Coscarelli. US. 1988) Angus Scrimm. James Le Gros. Paula Irvine. 97 mins. Two redoubtable teens battle against the imposing figure of The Tall Man. an extra-dimensional being who disguises himself as an undertaker to steal corpses. reanimate them as evil dwarfs and return them as slave labour to
Basically a reprise of the 1979 with a much bigger budget. this allows Coscarelli
to dwell on the repellent effects even
more. while the slickness of the enterprise as a whole tends to soften the rough-edged surrealism that gave the original its potency. Glasgow: Cannon Sauchiehall
Street. I Police Academy V: Assignment Miami
Beach (PG) (Alan Myerson. US. 1988) Bubba Smith. David Iiraf. Michael Winslow. 91) mins. Latest execrablc dollop of comic ineptitude has as its ingredients a Police Chiefs' convention. a stolen bagof diamonds. and our lovable academy graduates on the loose in Miami. The production notes promise ‘high-speed boat chases across alligator-infested swamps'. God help us all. Strathclyde: WMR Irvine.
I The Presidio ( 15) (Peter I Iyams. US. 1988) Sean Connery. Mark Harmon. Meg Ryan. Jack Warden. 98mins. A murdered policeman at the Presidio. a sprawling US military base perched in sight ofthe Golden Gate bridge. is the catalyst for tension between Connery's investigating Colonel and Harmon‘s cop. who ofcourse previously served under the older man as an MP and is now enamoured ofhis daughter.
This formula thriller with few surprises is partially redeemed by the emotional credibility Connery brings to his hackneyed role. and by director I Iyams adept orchestrator of some better than usual thick-cared mayhem. Glasgow:
Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Salon. Edinburgh: Cannon. Central: Caledonian. Strathclyde: Rialto.
I Prince of Darkness ( 18) (John Carpenter. US. 1987) Donald Pleasence.Jameson Parker. Victor Wong. 11)] mins. A Catholic priest convenes a group of scientists in an abandoned church to assist him in a race against time to discoverthe secret of a sinister canister believed to contain the spirit of Satan. As they fight against the purest form ofevil. their numbers are systematically depleted and their mission becomes a simple one of survival.
Pe rfunctory. low-budget shocker with little of the imagination or sense of menace that the director once seemed adept at conjuring. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Film Society.
I Raging Bull ( 18) (Martin Scorsese. US. 1981)) Robert DeNiro. Cathy Moriarty. Joe Pesci. 129 mins. Middleweight boxing champ Jake LaMotta finds it difficult to sustain his early success and as his career fades. he declines into a travesty ofhis former self.
DeNiro‘s stunning physical presence dominates Scorsese‘s savagely bleak study of self-destructive male machismo. Glasgow: GET.
I Raven's Dance (PG) (Markku Lehmuskallio. Finalnd. 1981)) Pertti Martevo. Markku Kalinnanen. Paavo Katajsaari. 81) mins. In unspoiled nothern Finland a hunting family live in harmony with the animalsthey respect. Yet.with the arrival of progress in the shape ofa new roadway construction. their way of life and the beautiful local landscape are placed under threat. Eloquent and ravishingly beautiful Finnish pro-conservation movie. Edinburgh: National Museum of Scotland.
I Bed Heat ( 18) (Walter Hill. US. 1988) Arnold Schwarzenegger. James Belushi. Ed ()‘Ross. 11)4mins. Tough Moscow cop Arnie travels to Chicago on the trail of
Moscow‘s most psychotic drug dealer. and slobbish Yank detective Belushi is assigned to co-ordinate with him on the case. Starting out in hostility. but finally ending up buddies. they break the rules at every turn in their attempts to bringthe wrongdoer to justice.
Glasnost era police thriller makeslittle of its Russian elements. instead settling down for the familiar banter and action set-pieces Walter Hill seems to be turning out in his sleep these days. even if this one does have a rather nifty bus chase sequence. Strathclyde: AMC Clydebank 11).
I The Return 01 The Living Dead ( 18) (Dan O'Bannon. US. 1985) Clu Gulager. James Karen. Don Calfa. 91) mins. When mysterious gas cannisters in a suburban morgue are accidentally opened. the local dead begin to get frisky and hungry for brains. Unofficial sequel to the George A. Romero classic offers some enjoyany sick humour. but things begin to go awry as we move towards an extremely serious apocalyptic finale. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Film Society. I Rumble Fish ( 18) (Francis Ford Coppola. US. 1983) Mickey Rourke. Dennis Hopper. Matt Dillon. 94mins. Electrifying expressionist visuals grace an existentialist parable about the need to forge one‘s own identity and the alienation it can bring. Intense and stylish. Edinburgh: Cameo I Rust Never Sleeps (Bernard Shakey. US. 1979) Neil Young and Crazy Horse. 103 mins. Rough-edged record ofclassic period Young. who also chose to hide behind the improbable name ofShakeyas director. My My. Hey Hey. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Sacrificed Youth (PG) (Zhang Luanxin. China. 1985) 96 mins. Sensitively directed by a woman. Zhang Luanxin. the film focuses on the period during the Cultural Revolution when young people from the cities were transported to rural
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