Friday, February 13, 2009

NOW SHOWING -- February 13th, 1981

Here are some of the movies that were in theatrical distribution twenty-eight years ago today (February 13th, 1981) and quite possibly were playing at a theatre near you!

ALTERED STATES
AMERICAN POP
ANY WHICH WAY YOU CAN
THE ARISTOCATS (re-release)
BREAKER MORANT
CADDIE
CHARLIE CHAN AND THE CURSE OF THE DRAGON QUEEN
THE COMPETITION
THE DEVIL AND MAX DEVLIN
THE DOGS OF WAR
THE EARTHLING
EXPOSED (x)
EYES OF A DREAMER
FEAR NO EVIL
FORT APACHE, THE BRONX
FROM THE LIFE OF THE MARIONETTES
GOODBYE MY LOVE
HANGAR 18
THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING WOMAN
THE JAZZ SINGER
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES II
THE LAST METRO
MANIAC
MY BLOODY VALENTINE
9 TO 5
POPEYE
RAGING BULL
SCANNERS
SEEMS LIKE OLD TIMES
SPETTERS
SPHINX
STIR CRAZY
TELL ME A RIDDLE
TESS
WINDWALKER

3 comments:

mandingo said...

Another batch of beauties. It is nice to see the inclusion of a handful of Aussie pics, including 'Breaker Morant', which is iconic over here. Did you know that even though there is a choice edition of this film on region 1 with commentary etc, the only release we got here in oz was a crappy vanilla cut with a half arsed transfer?? It's a bit like 'Blue Murder'- one of the best things to come out of this country, and it took a US company to think it was worth red carpet treatment, while our local edition is a sad affair with virtually no extras.

Anyway, I don't want to sound negative, but we all have to have a little cry from time to time, don't we?

'The Temple of Chlock' is a ray of sun from behind the clouds.

(BTW, I wonder if the makers of 'Caddie' realised they were schlockmeisters? Just Kidding!!)

Amanda By Night said...

I saw the Incredible Shrinking Woman and The Aristocats... Too young for the really good stuff (not that the Aristocats isn't my fave Disney movie!).

Temple of Schlock said...

Man, part of the fun of "Now Showing" is seeing films like CADDIE keeping company with stuff from the other side of the tracks, such as FEAR NO EVIL and the hardcore flick EXPOSED. When I pulled that cheesy ad for SILENT DEATH out of the Newark Star Ledger a few weeks ago (for a "Lost and Still Not Found" post), I found it hanging out next to GANDHI!