VALLEY OF THE EAGLES
1951, 82 min, Dir: Terence Young

Over 10 years before he helmed the early installments of the James Bond series (DR. NO, FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, THUNDERBALL), director Terence Young crafted this thrilling chase across the frozen Swedish countryside. When Norwegian scientist Dr. Nils Ahlen (John McCallum) discovers that his wife (Mary Laura Wood) has run off with his laboratory assistant (Anthony Dawson) and has stolen his precious invention that produces energy from sound waves, he enlists the help of veteran police inspector Peterson (Jack Warner) to track them down. With Peterson and Ahlen on their tail, the lovers head into the frigid Lapland, where they hope to escape into the Soviet Union. Neither side, however, is prepared for the natural dangers that await them.


THE WICKER MAN
1973, Rialto Pictures, 95 min, UK, Dir: Robin Hardy

In this rarely screened supernatural classic from writer Anthony Shaffer (SLEUTH), puritanical policeman Edward Woodward investigates a girl's disappearance on a Scottish isle and has his world turned topsy-turvy when he confronts the natives' truly primitive natures. Christopher Lee co-stars as the enigmatic head of the local community, who plays an ancient and all-too-horrifying cat-and-mouse game with the idealistic policeman, with help from erotic nymph Britt Ekland.


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