Movies – D

Date Bait (1960)

It's cheaply made, it's lurid, it's great! Danny (Gary Clarke) and Sue (Marlo Ryan) are a young couple who want to get married and find some peace and security. Unfortunately, they can get none thanks to their parents, gangsters, and the chick's dope-crazed ex-boyfriend, Brad (Richard Gering), recently returned from six months of rehab. By(...)

Dateline Diamonds (1965)

A British film about a pirate-radio ship featuring performances by Kenneth Cope, Patsy Rowlands and the late great Kenny Everett. Police foil a racket smuggling diamonds from the pirate radio station in the sea between Holland and England. Music by Kiki Dee (Small Town), The Small Faces (I've Got Mine, It's Too Late and Come On Children) and The(...)

Dave (1993)

Kevin Kline plays Dave Kovic - an ordinary guy who runs a small employment agency in Baltimore. There isn't much to notice about Dave, except the fact that he also happens to look exactly like the 44th President of the United States. So this nice guy is hired to impersonate the slimy, treacherous womanising crook for(...)

Dawn Of The Dead (1978)

George Romero's Night Of The Living Dead (1968) is a low budget classic. His second zombie feature, Dawn Of The Dead, however, is a bigger and more audacious film. Not exactly a sequel, Dawn Of The Dead explores parallel themes with an expanded budget, and builds on the spirit and ideas of the original while establishing an identity of its(...)

Day of the Dead (1985)

Some months after their emergence, the zombies are everywhere in the ascendant, outnumbering the human population by 400,000 to 1. A depleted scientific research team conducts experiments on captured zombies in a cavernous Florida bunker under increasingly despotic military protection. There's no radio contact with the outside world, and the pressure is taking its toll:(...)

Day Of The Jackal, The (1973)

In early 1963, having failed in its effort to kill General de Gaulle, the hard line French Secret Army Organization (OAS), under the leadership of Colonel Rodin (Eric Porter), decides to hire a top foreign professional assassin to do the job for them. The man - a British assassin reputed to have engineered the dispatch(...)

Day of the Locust, The (1975)

Based on Nathanael West’s 1939 novel of the same name, The Day of the Locust is an oft-forgotten entry into 1970s filmmaking obsessed by the past. Starring William Atherton, Karen Black and Donald Sutherland, it’s a bizarre, panoramic exploration of show business folly. Based on a series of vignettes about an aspiring starlet and the(...)

Day of the Triffids, The (1963)

A shower of meteorites produces a glow that blinds 99% of the population of the world. Enter the Triffids - sinister giant plants from space whose spores have arrived in the meteor shower and who pursue and attack humans. Two survivors from London, Bill (Howard Keel) and Susan (Janina Faye), escape to France and finally to Spain(...)

Day the Earth Caught Fire, The (1961)

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 in this bleak British doomsday vision. With the emphasis on the reactions of some of London's Daily Express journalists (Leo McKern, Edward Judd) to the impending catastrophe rather than elaborate special(...)

Day The Earth Stood Still, The (1951)

One of the most influential science fiction films of all time, 1951's The Day the Earth Stood Still was a parable for the nuclear age, a warning to earthlings everywhere. Harry Bates' story Farewell to the Master served as a basis for the film, which introduced the world to an alien named Klaatu, a 7-foot-tall robot named Gort and(...)

Day The Fish Came Out, The (1967)

Michael Cacoyannis's follow-up to his highly acclaimed Zorba the Greek (1964) couldn't have been more different, or more of a disappointment: a ham-fisted satire that falls prisoner to the modish mood of its time. Tom Courtenay and Colin Blakely play NATO airmen whose plane, carrying a pair of H-bombs and a doomsday weapon, ditches in the(...)

Daydreamer, The (1966)

A fictional account of a teen-aged Hans Christian Anderson. In this film, young Hans runs away from home and each time he falls asleep he experiences in his dreams the different characters he would later write about including The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina and The Ugly Duckling.  

Dazed and Confused (1993)

Dazed and Confused (1993)

Some of Hollywood's hottest young talent cut their teeth on this ultra-hip movie, among them Matthew McConaughey, Parker Posey, Milla Jovovich, Ben Affleck and Adam Goldberg. But it's Jason London and Rory Cochrane who carry this freewheeling story, as a couple of high-school wasters on the last day of the summer term, not daring to(...)

Dead Calm (1989)

When Australian naval officer John Ingram (Sam Neill) and his young wife Rae (Nicole Kidman) chance upon suave American nutter Hughie Warriner (Billy Zane), a therapeutic yachting trip in the Pacific - to help them come to terms with the tragic death of their young son - turns deadly. John leaves Rae in charge of their(...)

Dead End Drive-In (1986)

In the near future (the 1990s!) economic and environmental disasters have reduced society to chaos. To combat looting and marauding 'car boys', the authorities convert the Star Drive-in cinema into a jail for unemployed young people. Captives are given action movies to watch and junk food to live on. Jimmy 'Crabs' Rossini (Ned Manning), a(...)

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