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Chingachgook, the Great Snake - Chingachgook, die Grosse Schlange
An adaptation of The Deerslayer, by James Fenimore Cooper. French colonists and Hurons fight against English troops and their allies, the Delaware. Only Chingachgook, a young Delaware, and his fair-skinned friend Deerslayer realize that the colonizers intend to exterminate the Native Americans altogether. Wahtawah, the daughter of the Delawarean chief,…
The Sons of Great Bear - Die Söhne der grossen Bärin
Here East German celebrity Gojko Mitic stars his very first_Indianerfilm_, or East German Western, as the fearless chief Tokei-ihto, whose Dakota tribe is being driven from the land of their ancestors. Based on the carefully researched fiction of Liselotte Welskopf-Henrich, it became East Germany's answer to the West German fascination…
Justine: The Misfortunes Of Virtue
Based on Marquis de Sade's 1791 novel Justine: The Misfortunes of Virtue, Chris Boger's visually sumptuous film is a dark tale of sexual depravity and Sadean excess. Royal plaything Koo Stark stars as a virtuous innocent whose chosen path of goodness is thwarted at every turn by her cunning and…
The Last of the Mohicans
During the brutal French and Indian War, the legendary scout Hawkeye is prevailed upon to escort Major Duncan Heyward, and the two daughters of Fort William Henry commander Colonel Munro -- Alice and Cora -- to safety through enemy lines. Hawkeye is assisted by his Indian friend Chingachgook, and Uncas,…
House By The River
In 1949, at Republic Pictures, Fritz Lang (self-proclaimed "master of the unusual") created HOUSE BY THE RIVER, a shocking and mordant thriller of passion and murder. Boasting an ingenious script by SPIRAL STAIRCASE scribe Mel Dinelli and evocative photography by Edward Cronjager (I WAKE UP SCREAMING), HOUSE... is an underrated…
SYNCOPATION
A jazz trumpeter tries to woo a fellow musician in mourning for her dead lover, and sets up a band in an attempt to bring them closer together. Covering a quarter-century of American "syncopated" music (ragtime, jazz, swing, blues, and boogie boogie), Syncopation features music from the turn of the…
The Belle Of Amherst
Julie Harris gives a luminous portrayal as Emily Dickinson, the first woman of American letters, in this reprise of the production that won her a Tony Award. "There is no actress more magical than Julie Harris." - Rex Reed
Fear And Desire
Virtually unseen since its theatrical premiere in 1953, FEAR AND DESIRE was the ambitious first feature film by legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick. An existential war film often compared with the director's PATHS OF GLORY (1957) and FULL METAL JACKET (1987), FEAR AND DESIRE follows a squad of soldiers who have…
Blood Brothers - Blutsbrüder
At the scene of the 1864 massacre in the Cheyenne village on Sand Creek, a soldier named Harmonica (Dean Reed) breaks an American flag in disgust. After he saves the life of the Indian girl Fawn, he looks to the Indians for friendship and guidance. Slowly, her brother Hard Cliff…
The Very Edge
Tracey is pregnant and happily married to Lawrence, an architect. She has few cares in the world until the day a maniac breaks into the house, rapes her, and ultimately causes her to miscarry. Tracey falls to pieces and is so affected by the encounter she finds men repulsive, including…
Room at the Top
A ruthless young working-class Englishman takes a job in a North Country village controlled by a local millionaire. The young man resents the magnate's class consciousness and vows to rise to the top by wooing the millionaire's daughter, while having an affair with a Frenchwoman. Though he regards his lover…
The Soldier's Tale
A soldier, returning from the wars, sits beside a sunlit pool and plays his violin. The music attracts the attention of the Devil, in the guise of a butterfly collector, who asks for the violin. The soldier refuses and the Devil offers a book of riches in exchange. The soldier…