INTRUDER
1989, AGFA, 83 min, USA, Dir: Scott Spiegel

Clean-up on aisle three! Immediately following the runaway success of EVIL DEAD 2, lifelong pals/colleagues Sam Raimi, Scott Spiegel and Bruce Campbell embarked on this entrails-encrusted cherry-on-top of the 1980s slasher phenomenon. The night shift employees of a small town grocery are being systematically slaughtered! Is it the checker's jealous boyfriend? Or the simple-minded butcher, played by Raimi himself? Whoever it is, this inventively injurious secret chopper is slicing and dicing his way through the entire staff, using everything from beef hooks to meat slicers to power tools to fresh produce.


JACKIE BROWN
1997, Park Circus/Miramax, 154 min, USA, Dir: Quentin Tarantino

Jackie Brown (Pam Grier) supplements her meager income as a stewardess by smuggling cash into the U.S. for gun runner Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson) - until the day she gets busted at the airport. The cops pressure her to help them bring down Ordell, threatening prison if she refuses. With a sympathetic bail bondsman, Jackie arrives at a bold plan to play the opposing forces against each other. But matters get complicated by Ordell's confederates (Robert De Niro and Bridget Fonda), who have agendas of their own. Edited by Sally Menke.


INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
2009, Swank, 153 min, Germany/USA, Dir: Quentin Tarantino

This WWII-set box office hit stars Brad Pitt as Lt. Aldo Raine, who leads the Basterds, a paramilitary squad that terrorizes the Nazis with quick strikes in enemy territory. The fighters team up with a French theater owner and devise a plot to kill Hitler at a screening of a new propaganda film. Christoph Waltz earned a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his turn as duplicitous SS officer Hans Landa. “Quentin Tarantino’s INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS is a big, bold, audacious war movie that will annoy some, startle others and demonstrate once again that he’s the real thing, a director of quixotic delights.” – Roger Ebert.


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