VANISHING POINT
1971, 20th Century Fox, 97 min, USA, Dir: Richard Sarafian

Ex-stock car driver and uncompromising loner, Kowalski (Barry Newman) drives a turbo-charged white Dodge Challenger into psychedelicized oblivion, pursued by an army of cops and naked motorcyclists. The great Cleavon Little co-stars as "Super Soul," blind disc jockey and visionary madman of the airwaves. Fasten your seatbelts. With Severn Darden, Dean Jagger and Paul Koslo.


DAS BOOT
1981, Sony Repertory, 149 min, West Germany, Dir: Wolfgang Petersen

Adapted by Petersen from the 1973 German novel 'Das Boot' by Lothar-Günther Buchheim, this riveting war film stars Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer and Klaus Wennermann in the fictional story of a U-96 and its crew patrolling the waters during World War II. From the excitement of battle to the tedium of the fruitless hunt, DAS BOOT depicts the men serving aboard U-boats as ordinary individuals with a desire to do their best for their comrades and their country. In German with English subtitles.


HIGHLANDER
1986, 20th Century Fox, 116 min, UK, USA, Dir: Russell Mulcahy

In 16th-century Scotland, Connor MacLeod (Christopher Lambert) appears to be mortally wounded in a fight but survives. The arrival of a stranger (Sean Connery) reveals the truth: Connor is one of a select group of Immortals who can only be killed by decapitation and who are destined to battle each other for supreme power. Through the centuries they have lived secret lives, stalking each other until one final confrontation in present-day New York City. A sword-and-sorcery tale for the MTV generation, HIGHLANDER has achieved its own immortality, inspiring several sequels and a television series.


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