GET CARTER
1971, Warner Bros., 112 min, UK, Dir: Mike Hodges

Michael Caine stars as Jack Carter, a tough, ruthless London mob enforcer. His only sentiment is for his timid brother, Frank, who works as a bartender in Newcastle and makes a point of staying out of trouble. When his brother dies in an accident, Carter goes to the funeral hoping to make amends for past mistakes by reconnecting with what's left of his family. After learning that his brother was murdered, Jack metes out his own brutal brand of justice - but the closer he gets to his goal, the more he questions his actions. With Britt Ekland.


FLASH GORDON
1980, Universal, 111 min, France/USA, Dir: Mike Hodges

Like the early-1930s serial, director Mike Hodges’ FLASH is surprisingly faithful to Alex Raymond’s original comic strip, with just the right balance of action, tongue-in-cheek humor and mind-blowing production design (here courtesy of wizard Danilo Donati), with a score by none other than Queen! Relative unknowns Sam J. Jones and Melody Anderson play Flash and Dale, but the supporting cast is full of heavyweights, including Max Von Sydow as Ming, Topol as Dr. Zarkov and Ornella Muti as Aura, as well as Lina Wertmuller favorite Mariangela Melato (SWEPT AWAY) and future James Bond Timothy Dalton.


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