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Xanadu (1980)

 


Xanadu is a 1980 American romantic musical fantasy film written by Richard Christian Danus and Marc Reid Rubel and directed by Robert Greenwald. The title is a reference to the nightclub in the film, which takes its name from Xanadu, the summer capital of Kublai Khan’s Yuan Dynasty in China. This city appears in Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, a poem that is quoted in the film. The film’s plot was inspired by the 1947 film Down to Earth.

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    He Knows You’re Alone (1980)

     


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    He Knows You're Alone 1980 Horror, Thriller… by TheilTrenton3437

    He Knows You’re Alone (also known as Blood Wedding) is a 1980 American slasher film directed by Armand Mastroianni, written by Scott Parker, and starring Caitlin O’Heaney, Don Scardino and Paul Gleason. The plot follows a soon-to-be bride who is stalked by a killer the weekend before her wedding.

    Shot in Staten Island, New York in 1979, He Knows You’re Alone has been credited as one of the first horror films inspired by the success of 1978’s Halloween and shares a number of similarities with the previous hit. It also features Tom Hanks in his feature film debut.

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      Alligator (1980)

       

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      Alligator is a 1980 American horror film directed by Lewis Teague and written by John Sayles. It stars Robert Forster, Robin Riker, and Michael V. Gazzo. It also includes an appearance by actress Sue Lyon in her last screen role to date.

      Set in Chicago, the film follows a police officer and a reptile expert to track a giant murderous sewer alligator, flushed down the toilet years earlier that is attacking residents after escaping from the sewers.

      The film received praise from critics for its intentional satirizing. A direct-to-video sequel was released in 1991, entitled Alligator II: The Mutation. Despite the title, this film shared no characters or actors with the original, and the plot was essentially a retread of the first film. A tabletop game based on the film was distributed by the Ideal Toy Company in 1980.

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        Borderline (1980) – Charles Bronson

         

        Borderline is a 1980 American drama film directed by Jerrold Freedman and starring Charles Bronson, Ed Harris and Bruno Kirby.

        This film received the technical support of the United States Border Patrol and the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service. Veteran United States Border Patrol Agents served as technical advisors during the making of the film. It is probably one of the more realistic portrayals of U.S. Border Patrol Agents, with the exception of Agent Maynard’s undercover trip to Mexico. The Border Patrol uniforms, firearms, “sign-cutting” techniques, and vehicles used during the film were all accurate.

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          Making The Shining (1980)

           

          A fascinating, little behind the scenes look at one of the greatest horror films ever made. Stanley Kubrick’s daughter Vivian filmed this 35 minute gem with, appropriately enough, a 35mm camera. Vivian focuses not so much on her celebrated father’s process, but his effect on the people under his command.  You’ll see Jack Nicholson’s brilliance as an actor and Shelley Duvall’s  tenacity. But I particularly liked the very brief but memorable interviews of Danny LLoyd and Scatman Crothers. Danny’s attitude is so innocent and refreshing compared to what we see just 30 years later. And Scatman Crothers, well, his interview lasts all of 36 seconds and it’s one of the most touching and genuine 36 seconds I’ve ever seen. Give this a watch, not so much as an insight to Kubrick or his classic film, but as a reminder that once upon a time people seemed to be human beings.


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            Hopscotch (1980) – Preview Trailer

             

            Hopscotch is a 1980 American film directed by Ronald Neame and produced by Otto Plaschkes. It was written by Bryan Forbes and Brian Garfield, based on his novel of the same name. The movie stars Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson, Sam Waterston, Ned Beatty.

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              Virus (1980)

               

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              Virus is a 1980 post-apocalyptic science fiction movie directed by Kinji Fukasaku and based on a novel written by Sakyo Komatsu. The movie starred Masao Kusakari, George Kennedy, Robert Vaughn, Chuck Connors, Olivia Hussey, Edward James Olmos, Ken Ogata, Sonny Chiba and Glenn Ford. The film is notable for being the most expensive Japanese film ever made at the time.

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                Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

                 

                Cannibal Holocaust is a 1980 Italian horror film directed by Ruggero Deodato from a screenplay by Gianfranco Clerici. Filmed in the Amazon Rainforest and dealing with indigenous tribes, it was cast mostly with United States actors and filmed in English to achieve wider distribution. Francesca Ciardi and Luca Giorgio Barbareschi were among the leads as native Italian speakers to qualify the film as European for distribution on the continent

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                  Flight Level 450 (1980) – Preview Trailer

                   

                  Movie: Flight Level 450 (1980)

                  Sweden in the near future. A terrorist leader is planning an attack against a US oil rig off the coast of Sweden. It all develops into a tangle of environmental scandals, political corruption and murder.

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                  Flash Gordon (1980) – Short Movie Clip

                   

                  Movie: Flash Gordon (1980)

                  In this update of the 1930’s comic strip, Flash is a football hero who is skyjacked aboard Dr. Zarkov’s rocketship along with beautiful Dale Arden. The threesome are drawn into the influence of the planet Mongo, controlled by Ming the Merciless. Ming has been testing the Earth with unnatural disasters, and deeming it a threat to his rule, he plans to destroy it. He also intends to take Dale as his concubine. Flash must avoid the amorous attentions of Ming’s daughter and unite the warring kingdoms of Mongo to rescue Dale and save our world. Written by David Thiel <d-thiel@uiuc.edu>

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                    The Blue Lagoon (1980) – Short Movie Clip

                     


                    Movie: The Blue Lagoon (1980)

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                      On a Journey to San Fransico Richard, his father and cousin Em find them selves on a ship about to explode. Rushed to a life boat with Paddy Button, the two children escape while their Father (and Uncle) are on another life boat. In the chaos following the life boats are separated. Paddy, Richard and Em find themselves with no food and no water stuck in the middle of no where. After some time the 3 come across an uncharted paradise, where Paddy quickly teaches the children fishing, hunting and building. after maybe a month or two Paddy gets very drunk off a barrel of rum found on the island when they first arrive, and drowns in the middle of the night. Em and Richard now alone and very scared move location and rebuild their island home. Many years later the 2 young teenagers have developed a very real home, but hormones and feelings between the 2 strain the friendship, until Richard who is still very determined to reach San Fransico is let down by Em when a ship passes by the Island and she does not light the signal fire. Throwing her out of the home they had built together Em attempts to survive on her own but is hurt. After Richard finds her dying realizes how he really feels for her and manages to save her. Nature runs its course and the friendship turns in to love as the couple learn about the facts of life, when Em has a baby and does not understand why. Written by Bree Pearson
                      Tagline: A story of natural love. Two children shipwrecked alone on a tropical island. Nature is kind. They thrive on the bounty of jungle and lagoon. The boy grows tall. The girl beautiful. They swim naked over coral reefs. They run in a cathedral of trees. And the warm winds, the tropic moon, the silk sand conspire to enchant them. When their love happens, it is natural as the sea, and as powerful. Love as nature intended to be.

                      Trivia: Daryl Hannah auditioned for the role of Emmeline, but turned it down.

                      Goofs: Revealing mistakes: When Paddy and the kids first sight land and begin to sail toward it, the mountainous coastline of a large land mass can faintly be seen behind them, indicating that the island is not as remote as we are led to believe.

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                      Hardly Working (1980)

                       

                      Movie: Hardly Working (1980)

                      In Jerry Lewis’s first film in a decade, he plays Bo Hooper, an unemployed circus clown who can’t seem to hold down a job. The film opens with a brief montage of clips from past Lewis movies. He then moves into a succession of jobs that he gets himself fired from including a gas station attendant and a mailman – all with disastrous results. Terrific supporting cast including Susan Oliver, Roger C. Carmel, Deanna Lund, Harold J. Stone, Steve Franken, Buddy Lester and Billy Barty. Written by alfiehitchie”

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                        • Director: Jerry Lewis
                        • Release Date:
                          3 April 1981 (USA)
                        • Run Time:
                          USA:91 min
                        • Country: USA
                        • Genre: Comedy

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