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THE GREY FOX
1982, Kino Lorber, 110 min, Canada, Dir: Phillip Borsos

Released from prison in 1901 after a 33-year sentence, stagecoach robber Bill Miner (Richard Farnsworth, in a breakthrough performance) has no idea what to do with himself - until he sees THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY in a movie theater. Suitably inspired, Miner heads for British Columbia to resume his trade but when he meets forward-thinking photographer Katherine Flynn (Jackie Burroughs), the "Gentleman Bandit" is tempted to settle down. Based on a true story, this elegiac Western looks and sounds magnificent thanks to cinematographer Frank Tidy and the music of The Chieftains and composer Michael Conway Baker. "Fits beautifully between MCCABE AND MRS. MILLER and UNFORGIVEN, each of them stories about characters coming to term with changing times. There are even echoes of THE IRISHMAN, and the newly-refreshed film is ripe for reconsideration." - Jason Gorber, Slashfilm


SPACEHUNTER: ADVENTURES IN THE FORBIDDEN ZONE
1983, Sony Repertory, 90 min, USA/Canada, Dir: Lamont Johnson

Forced to land on the plague-ridden planet Terra XI, three women find themselves in the clutches of the evil dictator Overdog (Michael Ironside). Their only hope lies in the hands of the rogue scavenger Wolff (Peter Strauss) and his guide Niki (Molly Ringwald), who face a series of treacherous obstacles on the barren planet. With spectacular special effects and impressive 3-D imagery, this is one of the overlooked gems of the 1980s space opera craze.


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