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V.I.P.s, The (1963)

Made principally to cash in on the Richard Burton/Elizabeth Taylor romance - the movie raced Cleopatra into the cinemas - this is a glossy, but tedious, drama set in the VIP lounge of the then...

Valley Girl (1983)

A sweet-natured San Fernando Valley suburbanite (Deborah Foreman) falls for an adventurous Hollywood punk from the wrong side of the tracks (Nicolas Cage). The mismatched couple face opposition from their friends over the relationship and each...

Valley of the Dolls (1967)

Three young women decide on a career in show business in this trashy film version of Jacqueline Susann's pulp novel. They are lovely to behold, but their acting is terrible, and no one else in this...

Value for Money (1955)

Young Chayley Broadbent (John Gregson) from Barfield, Yorkshire, inherits a sizeable legacy from his notoriously miserly millionaire industrialist father, John Henry Broadbent, upon his death. At first, young Chayley seems to be just as tight-fisted as...

Vampira (1974)

The usually suave David Niven stars as Count Dracula in this horror film-with-a-difference. He opens his Transylvanian castle to tourists and takes blood samples from them in order to find the blood that will revive his...

Vampire Circus (1972)

In one of the longest pre-credit sequences, we follow a bucolic family scene in 19th century Serbia dissolve to terror as the wife and child of schoolmaster Albert Müller (Laurence Payne) enter the forbidding castle of...

Vampire Lovers, The (1970)

The Vampire Lovers was Hammer’s first and only co-production with Hollywood’s leading horror specialists - American International - who had been responsible for most of the Edgar Allan Poe pictures. This film tapped a new source...

Vampyres (1974)

Although shot in just three weeks on a shoestring budget, this Spanish/British production is an incredibly stylish and erotic horror film, set in the UK with a mainly British cast. Fran (Marianne Morris) and Miriam (Anulka...

Van Nuys Blvd. (1979)

A young man named Bobby (Bill Adler) leaves his small town and drives his custom van to Van Nuys Boulevard - in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles - where he hopes to find...

Van, The (1977)

Bobby (Stuart Getz) is a Los Angeles teenager who blows all his college savings on buying a custom Dodge van - complete with waterbed, TV, minibar and mirrored ceiling - to pick up girls and...

Vanishing Point (1971)

Kowalski (Barry Newman) has just driven 1,500 miles non-stop from Califonia to Denver, Colorado to deliver a car. Pausing long enough to grab a supply of benzedrine, he bets a friend that he will deliver...

Vault of Horror (1973)

This Amicus film begins with shots of the Houses Of Parliament and stirringly ominous music from Douglas Gamely. The camera pans across the Thames to a high-rise tower by the river and we meet the...

Velvet Goldmine (1998)

Writer-director Todd Haynes created an original and visually stunning faux-documentary charting the rise and fall of a fictional glam-rock star – using David Bowie as a role model. Starting out with a reference to the poet Oscar...

Venetian Affair, The (1966)

Former CIA man, Bill Fenner (Robert Vaughn), now a downbeat, alcoholic journalist, is sent to Venice to investigate the shock suicide bombing by an American diplomat at a peace conference. This was the last film Boris...

Venetian Bird (1952)

Debonair private detective Edward Mercer (Richard Todd) goes to Venice at the request of a millionaire to locate Renzo Uccello (John Gregson) - a brave Italian partisan who saved his life during WWII. At least, that...

Vengeance of Fu Manchu, The (1967)

Fu Manchu (Christopher Lee) and his daughter Lin Tang (Tsai Chin) are alive and well and up to no good in China. Fu has abducted brilliant plastic surgeon Dr Lieberson (Wolfgang Kieling) and his beautiful daughter...

Vengeance of She, The (1968)

Czechoslovakian beauty Olinka Berova is taken for the reincarnation of novelist H Rider Haggard's Ayesha (as immortalised by Ursula Andress) in this mediocre sequel to She (1965). Scripted by Peter O'Donnell, the creator of Modesty Blaise,...

Vertigo (1958)

When his fear of heights starts to impinge on his effectiveness as a San Francisco cop, John "Scottie" Ferguson (Stewart) is compelled to leave the force. At a loose end, a friend asks a favour; he...

Very Brady Sequel, A (1996)

One of the rare occasions when a sequel works better than the original, this follow-up to the 1995 big-screen adaptation of TV's The Brady Bunch not only pokes more fun at the Bradys but mocks them...

Very Important Person (1961)

A happy-go-lucky bunch of British prisoners in a German POW camp during World War II discover that their new acerbic fellow prisoner is high-ranking British aeronautical scientist Sir Ernest Pease (James Robertson Justice) who they...

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The presence of the distinguished Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy makes this saccharine-sodden retread of Cocoon (1985) worth watching. They play residents of a doomed New York block of flats (817 East 8th Street) - where an unscrupulous...

10 (1979)

George Webber (Dudley Moore) is doing very well. He is a successful composer with a great house up in the hills above Los Angeles, a Rolls Royce and Julie Andrews for a girlfriend. But then one...

10 Rillington Place (1971)

Based on Ludovic Kennedy’s 1961 non-fiction book of the same name, this film was a sombre, articulate, and chilling dramatisation of the infamous murders in London when John Reginald Christie - a mild-mannered psychotic mass...

100 Rifles (1969)

Lawman Lydecker (played by former Cleveland Browns Hall of Famer Jim Brown) and Yaqui Joe (an Indian bank robber played by Burt Reynolds) join forces with a female revolutionary (guess who) to help save Mexican Indians from...

101 Dalmatians (1961)

This full-length cartoon from the Walt Disney studios is a beautifully animated version of Dodie Smith's classic children's tale. The adorable spotty dogs of the title, and a host of other animals, cause havoc in London...

101 Dalmatians (1996)

Disney updated its classic animated tale with this live-action version starring a deliciously over-the-top Glenn Close as the infamous villain Cruella De Vil, the rich bitch who wants to turn loads of cuddly little dalmatian...