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Defector, The (1966)

Montgomery Cliff (in his last role) plays James Bower, an American physicist visiting West Germany who's recruited by a shady CIA agent, played by...

Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)

A weak priest provides the blood that revives the evil Count Dracula and becomes his servant in a typical dose of vampire flesh-creeping from...

Drums across the River (1954)

Crown City is a played-out mining town. Just a few yards away across the river there are vast reserves of gold but it lies...

Demons (1985)

Lamberto Bava’s mid-80s Italian monster-fest features a group of people who are trapped in a large cinema in West Berlin that is infected by ravenous...

Doc Hollywood (1991)

While travelling to a new job in California, ambitious doctor Benjamin Stone (Michael J Fox) crashes his car in a small South Carolina town...

Desk Set (1957)

Desk Set starred Katharine Hepburn as Bunny Watson, the head of the library of the Federal Broadcasting Network. The television station is bringing in an efficiency-boosting mega-computer...

Day the Earth Caught Fire, The (1961)

Atomic explosions from nuclear testing by the Americans and Russians at the two poles put the Earth on a collision course with the Sun...

Dark of the Sun/The Mercenaries (1967)

A tough colonial adventure, based on a Wilbur Smith novel and released in Britain as The Mercenaries, that follows Rod Taylor and Jim Brown...

Desert Rats, The (1953)

A rather aloof desert-stormer, meant as a follow-up to The Desert Fox (1951) and again boasting James Mason as Field Marshal Rommel - this time ordering...

Dentist in the Chair (1960)

Two dental students get involved in a series of misadventures when they buy some stolen dental equipment from a petty thief and enlist the...

Devils, The (1971)

Cardinal Richelieu (Christopher Logue) and his power-hungry entourage seek to take control of 17th-century France, but need to destroy Father Grandier (Oliver Reed) -...

Deep Six, The (1958)

When Alan Ladd turned producer/star through his Jaguar company just after his career peaked with Shane (1953), he stuck to formula film-making with old cronies. The...

Drum Beat (1954)

Tough Indian fighter Johnny MacKay (Alan Ladd) is appointed to make peace with a troublesome tribe in California in this fact-based western, which gave Charles...

Don’t Knock the Twist (1962)

An effort by Columbia Pictures to capitalise on the Twist dance craze, produced by notorious cost-cutter Sam Katzman as a virtual remake of Don't Knock The Rock (1956). The...

Damned, The (1963)

While on holiday in Weymouth, American boat owner Simon Wells (Macdonald Carey) is mugged by bike gang leader, King (Oliver Reed), found by two...

Dance Craze (1981)

Concert footage of the multi-racial 2-Tone bands, including The Beat, Madness, The Bodysnatchers, Bad Manners, The Selecter and The Specials. Director Joe Massot

Dogma (1999)

29-year-old writer/director Kevin Smith - who made the wonderful Clerks and Chasing Amy and the slightly less wonderful Mallrats - here tackles the subject...

Dirty Harry (1971)

"Ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya punk?" Clint Eastwood starred as Inspector Harry Callahan, a San Francisco supercop who stops...

Dogs In Space (1986)

Australian cult classic starring the late Michael Hutchence (of INXS) set in Melbourne's late 70s punk rock scene. The film chronicles life in a chaotic,...

Die Hard 2 (1990)

Director Renny Harlin can be a terrible hack but he's in his element when he's not bothering about characters, just blowing stuff up. This is...

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Romper Stomper (1992)

Film critics hailed Romper Stomper as one of the most brilliant, provocative and truly exciting motion pictures to appear on the screen - Violent but never...

Get Crazy (1983)

A long-time employee of the legendary music venue Fillmore East in New York, director Allan Arkush was the right man for this rock-flavoured satire. A...

Rebel Without A Cause (1955)

James Dean lit-up the screen as mixed-up kid and bad boy, Jim Stark. Jim's real problem is that he despises his father for his weakness and...

Sleepaway Camp (1983)

After a horrible boating accident kills her family, Angela Baker (Felissa Rose), a shy and traumatised young girl, moves in with her eccentric aunt...

Meet the Feebles (1989)

Heidi, the Hippo star of the "Meet The Feebles Variety Hour" discovers her lover Bletch, the Walrus, is cheating on her, and with all...

Once Were Warriors (1995)

Told in a bold, unflinching manner, director Lee Tamahori's award-winning drama grips and fascinates as it lifts the lid on ghetto Maori life in...

Hell Comes To Frogtown (1988)

Wanderer Sam Hell (professional wrestler "Rowdy" Roddy Piper) is captured by the female-dominated government, ten years after the ten-day World War III, which rendered...

Big Red One, The (1980)

The most ambitious war film in Samuel Fuller's career, a chronicle of his own First Infantry Division in World War II, The Big Red One was...