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Babylon

Babylon

Director: Franco Rosso
Year: 1980

Franco Rosso's incendiary Babylon had its world premiere at Cannes in 1980 but went unreleased in the U.S. for "being too controversial, and likely to incite racial tension" (Vivien Goldman, Time Out). Raw and smoldering, it follows a young dancehall DJ (Brinsley Forde, frontman of landmark British reggae group Aswad) in South London as he pursues his musical ambitions, battling fiercely against the racism and xenophobia of employers, neighbors, police, and the National Front. Written by Martin Stellman (Quadrophenia) and shot by two-time Oscar® winner Chris Menges (The Killing Fields) with beautifully smoky cinematography that has been compared to Taxi DriverBabylon is fearless and unsentimental, yet tempered by the hazy bliss of the dancehall set to a blistering reggae and lovers rock soundtrack featuring Aswad, Johnny Clarke, Dennis Bovell, and more.
 
You've seen The Harder They Come, maybe you've seen Rockers, but you've never seen anything like Babylon.

 

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Baron Blood

Baron Blood

Director: Mario Bava
Year: 1972

An American professor (Antonio Cantafora) travels to the estate of his ancestor, the sadistic Baron Otto von Kleist, seeking the truth beneath his notorious reputation. When he and his assistant Eva (Elke Sommer) read aloud an ancient incantation, the Baron's spirit is resurrected, leading to a series of violent deaths within the haunted castle.

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Careful

Careful

Director: Guy Maddin
Year: 1992

Cult director Maddin scales new heights of cinematic strangeness in this weird and funny quasi-Freudian parable of sexual repression in a remote Alpine village.

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Computer Chess

Computer Chess

Director: Andrew Bujalski
Year: 2013

Set over the course of a weekend tournament for chess software programmers thirty-some years ago, COMPUTER CHESS transports viewers to a nostalgic moment when the contest between technology and the human spirit seemed a little more up for grabs.

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Cyborg 2087

Cyborg 2087

Director: Franklin Adreon
Year: 1966

In the year 2087, where freedom of thought is illegal and the minds of the world’s population are controlled by the governments, a small group of rebels send a cyborg, Garth A7 (Michael Rennie, The Day the Earth Stood Still) back to the year 1966 to prevent a scientist from making a breakthrough that will lead to the nightmarish future.

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Dimension 5

Dimension 5

Director: Franklin Adreon
Year: 1966

Justin Power (Jeffrey Hunter), an American intelligence agent, aided by Kitty (France Nuyen), a Chinese-American female agent is in a desperate race against time to save Los Angeles from atomic destruction. Using a time-traveling belt, the duo battles an evil organization lead by Big Buddha (Harold Sakata, Oddjob of Goldfinger) with plans to import the bomb and destroy the city of angels.

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Dogtooth

Dogtooth

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Year: 2009

Graceful, enigmatic, and often frightening, DOGTOOTH is an ingenious dark comedy that won the Prix Un Certain Regard at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, propelling Yorgos Lanthimos to the forefront of contemporary cinema's most ambitious young filmmakers.

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Emmanuelle 2

Emmanuelle 2

Director: Francis Giacobetti
Year: 1975

Emmanuelle returns to her husband Jean in Hong Kong and proceeds to have several extramarital affairs and introduces the young Anna-Maria to the pleasures and subtleties of carnal love.

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Exorcism

Exorcism

Director: Jess Franco
Year: 1975

Made during the height of the demon possession film craze, EXORCISM stars the incomparable Lina Romay as a performance artist who stages faux satanic rituals for the gratification of the Parisian elite. When a defrocked priest with a penchant for S&M witnesses one of Anna's erotic spectacles and mistakes it for an actual black mass, the moral crusader launches a one-man Inquisition upon the sexually liberated women of Paris.

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Fantomas

Fantomas

Director: Louis Feuillade
Year: 1913

Louis Feuillade's 5 1/2-hour epic follows Fantômas, the criminal lord of Paris, master of disguise, the creeping assassin in black, as he is pursued by the equally resourceful Inspector Juve and journalist Jerôme Fandor.

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