BLACK CHRISTMAS
1974, Shout Factory, 98 min, Canada, Dir: Bob Clark

The college town of Bedford is receiving an unwelcome guest this Christmas. As the residents of sorority house Pi Kappa Sigma prepare for the festive season, a stranger begins to stalk the house. Obscene phone calls start to plague the residents of the sorority and it becomes clear that a psychopath is homing in on the sisters with dubious intentions. And though the police try to trace the calls, they discover that nothing is as it seems during this Black Christmas. Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin and John Saxon star in this Canadian-produced cult favorite, one of the first slasher films.


SHOOT THE SUN DOWN
1978, 100 min, USA, Dir: David Leeds

Christopher Walken, Margot Kidder, Geoffrey Lewis and A Martinez star in this stylish counterculture Western from writer-producer-director David Leeds. Walken plays a Confederate war veteran who is now a bounty hunter, Kidder is an indentured servant trying to escape to freedom, and Lewis is a brutal mercenary; when their paths cross, the result is a powerful examination of violence in the American West.


SUPERMAN
1978, Warner Bros., 143 min, USA, Dir: Richard Donner

The film that set the standard for all big-screen comic-book adaptations, before or since. Virtual unknown Christopher Reeve is brilliantly cast as the heroic Man of Steel and his bumbling counterpart Clark Kent, with terrific support from Margot Kidder as Lois Lane and Gene Hackman as Superman’s arch-nemesis, Lex Luthor.


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