Movies on the Big Screen as They Were Meant To Be Seen.
RETURN FROM WITCH MOUNTAIN
Walt Disney Pictures,
Dir: John Hough
Sinister forces from this world align against two young space travelers from another in this sequel to the Disney family favorite. Ike Eisenmann and Kim Richards return as the telekinetic teens, with Christopher Lee and Bette Davis as a villainous scientist and his patron, respectively.
Dir: Pete Walker
Director Pete Walker’s final feature stars a horror movie dream team: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and John Carradine. The fearsome foursome complicates the work of a writer (Desi Arnaz Jr.), who hopes to pen a Gothic novel during a single night at the decaying Grisbane mansion in order to win a $20,000 bet. This distinctive thriller filters 1980s gore through the grand traditions of AIP and Hammer horror films.
Dir: Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass
While directors Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass are best known for their stop-motion TV specials, they also did traditional cel work, and the Japanese animation house they used here would go on to become Studio Ghibli. Adapted by Peter S. Beagle from his novel, this touching fantasy features the voices of Alan Arkin, Jeff Bridges, Angela Lansbury, Christopher Lee and Mia Farrow as the titular creature on a magic-filled quest to find others of her kind. With music by Jimmy Webb and soft-rock hitmakers America.