THE BEASTMASTER
1982, 118 min, USA, Dir: Don Coscarelli

CONAN THE BARBARIAN meets DOCTOR DOOLITTLE! Born with the courage of an eagle, the strength of a black tiger and the power of a god, Dar (a well-sculpted Marc Singer) can communicate telepathically with animals - a skill he uses to wreak revenge on a high priest (Rip Torn) who ordered the massacre of his people. Tanya Roberts and John Amos costar.


BARRY LYNDON
1975, Warner Brothers, 183 min, Dir: Stanley Kubrick

Winner of four Academy Awards, including one for John Alcott’s marvelous cinematography (the all-candlelit interiors must be seen to be believed), BARRY LYNDON stars Ryan O’Neal as Thackeray’s flawed 18th-century soldier of fortune, struggling to find his place in a rigidly structured social hierarchy. Kubrick re-creates a bygone romantic era with a bittersweet wistfulness and a wealth of nuance and realistic detail. With Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Kruger.


THE SHINING
1980, Warner Bros., 142 min, USA, Dir: Stanley Kubrick

Jack Nicholson takes a job as winter caretaker at an enormous mountain hotel, where he goes with wife Shelley Duvall and son Danny Lloyd in the hope that snow and solitude will bring him peace of mind. He finds just the opposite, however, as the hotel’s horrific past quickly overtakes him.


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