DOCTOR DOLITTLE
1967, 20th Century Fox, 152 min, USA, Dir: Richard Fleischer

Based on the original Hugh Lofting stories, director Richard Fleischer’s (20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA, FANTASTIC VOYAGE) charming, beautifully conceived fantasy stars the irreplaceable Rex Harrison as the Man Who Talks to the Animals, with help from Samantha Eggar and the late, great Anthony Newley - not to mention the two-headed pushmi-pullyu and a giant pink sea snail! Wonderfully scored and written by Leslie Bricusse, featuring such lovely, bittersweet gems as "When I Look in Your Eyes" and "If I Could Talk to the Animals." A true delight for young and old.


DEMONOID
1981, Vinegar Syndrome, 78 min, USA, Dir: Alfredo Zacarias

A mining mishap in Mexico unlocks an ancient curse of a demon that only possesses people’s left hand. Once it takes hold of the appendage, it causes pain, suffering and gory death. The only way the possessed can free themselves is by cutting off their hand. In the tradition of Oliver Stone’s THE HAND and EVIL DEAD II comes the ultimate killer-hand film.


THE BROOD
1979, Laurem Inc., 90 min, USA, Dir: David Cronenberg

According to director David Cronenberg, this is “…my version of KRAMER VS. KRAMER,” a film that “…had a kind of happy ending. Not my version of that situation.” Disturbed Nola's (Samantha Eggar) suppressed anger at having had her child taken away causes her to become pregnant again - but this time, something horrible and homicidal grows inside her womb. With Oliver Reed.


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