Friday, May 31, 1985

May 1985 West Berlin

Lewis Allen: The Uninvited (Paramount Pictures, US 1944) starring Ray Milland and Gail Russell.

Musta peili viewings.

1 May 1985  The Leopard Man. Jacques Tourneur. (2). Not a horror movie.
1 May 1985  I Walked With a Zombie. Jacques Tourneur. (3) By far the best of the Val Lewton horror cycle.
4 May 1985  La Chute de la Maison Usher (FR 1928). D: Jean Epstein. A masterpiece. Powerful atmosphere.
4 May 1985  The Phantom of the Opera (US 1943). D: Arthur Lubin. Stately, mild, not uninteresting.
8 May 1985  Circus of Horrors. Sidney Hayers. Unscrupulous exploitation.
8 May 1985  Peeping Tom. Michael Powell. (2) It is fascinating to review after the previous movie, its integrity confirmed.
8 May 1985  The Uninvited. A successful haunted house movie. Ray Milland in fine form.
8 May 1985  The Night of the Hunter. (2). Undoubtedly a horror film.
11 May 1985  The House that Dripped Blood. Amicus episodic horror. 1) A horror writer's vision comes true, qf. The Shining. 2) Waxworks with a Medusa head. 3) Christopher Lee's daughter is a voodoo witch. 4) A vampire actor dons a real vampire's cape.
11 May 1985  The Hunger
11 May 1985  Der Golem revisited
11 May 1985  Vampyr revisited
11 May 1985  Psycho (4) and King Kong are my genre favourites.
13 May 1985  Dr. Cyclops. A colourful adventure horror movie about shrunken people.
15 May 1985  Torture Garden. Amicus episodic horror. 1) A devil cat can make a person rich if it provides humans for food. 2) A woman who aspires to become a film star an eternal beauty: she turns into an android. 3) A monster piano destroys the pianist's girlfriend. 4) The Poe collector's most precious treasure is the writer himself reincarnated in the cellar. - The Amicus episodes' value is probably based on Robert Bloch's stories.
16 May 1985  Les Yeux sans visage [2], DF, now uncut, with face slashed. I had not missed anything.
17 May 1985  The Innocents (GB 1961). DF. D: Jack Clayton. Stylish, intensive. The children may be possessed.
31 May 1985  Der müde Tod (DE 1921) ZDF Rekonstruktion Luft & Labenski. [2] video. I count this masterpiece as a horror film. Death personified.


2 May 1985  Formel Eins: - The Untouchables - Divine - Eurythmics.
3 May 1985  Das Mädchen vom Moorhof / The Girl from the Marsh Croft (DE 1935). D: Detlef Sierck. B.o. Selma Lagerlöf: Tösen från Stormyrtorpet / Suotorpan tyttö, this adaptation unreleased in Finland. Videotaped.
4 May 1985  She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (US 1949). D: John Ford. videotaped
4 May 1985  The Nun's Story (US 1959). D: Fred Zinnemann. videotaped
5 May 1985  Major Dundee (US 1965). D: Sam Peckinpah. videotaped
6 May 1985  Ministry of Fear (US 1943). D: Fritz Lang. videotaped [3]
7 May 1985  Meine Frau macht Musik / Vallaton vaimoni (DE 1958). D: Hans Heinrich. videotaped
7 May 1985  Sydney an der Wupper - Dreamtime (DE 1983). D: Bettina Woernle, Meryl Tankard. videotaped
8 May 1985  Underworld (US 1927). D: Josef von Sternberg. videotaped
9 May 1985  Formel Eins. videotaped
9 May 1985  Le Baron de l'écluse / Köyhä miljonääri / Ein Herr ohne Kleingeld / The Baron of the Locks (FR/IT 1960). D: Jean Delannoy. Jean Gabin. videotaped
10 May 1985  Irrtum des Herzens / Sydän erehtyi (DE 1939). D: Bernd Hofmann, Alfred Stöger. videotaped
12 May 1985  Memory of the Camps (GB 1984) / [abridged from the original official British concentration camp film:] German Concentration Camps Factual Survey (GB 1945). Mitwirkung: Alfred Hitchcock. Distributed by: Imperial War Museum. Steinplatz
12 May 1985  200 Motels (US 1971). D: Tony Palmer, Frank Zappa. videotaped
12 May 1985  Confessione di un commissario di polizia al procuratore della repubblica / Der Clan, der seine Feinde lebendig einmauert / Puuttuvat todisteet / Confessions of a Police Captain (IT 1971). D: Damiano Damiani. videotaped
14 May 1985  22.30  Nicht versöhnt / Not Reconciled (DE 1965). D: Jean-Marie Straub. P+SC+DE: Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet. b.o. Heinrich Böll. Arsenal, double bill with:
14 May 1985  Machorka-Muff (DE 1963). D: Jean-Marie Straub. P+SC+DE: Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet. Arsenal
15 May 1985  The Docks of New York (US 1928). D: Josef von Sternberg. videotaped
16 May 1985  Formel Eins
22 May 1985  The Making of "Thriller" (US 1983). D: Jerry Kramer, with Michael Jackson and John Landis. Longform music video. 70 min. from Soft Video
22 May 1985  Yello. Longform music video. from Soft Video
22 May 1985  The Cars: Heartbeat City (US 1984). D: Andy Warhol, Charles, Charlie Levi. Longform music video. 48 min. from Soft Video
22 May 1985  ABC: Mantrap (GB 1983). D: Julien Temple. Longform music video 65 min. from Soft Video
22 May 1985  The Last Command (US 1928). D: Josef von Sternberg. videotaped
22 May 1985  Josef von Sternberg im Atelier (1968). 10 min. Josef von Sternberg displays his art as a lighting cameraman, with help from cross illumination, mobile screens and a cucoloris system. He sculpts an actress with light to look like Marlene Dietrich. videotaped *
22 May 1985  Grace Jones: A One Man Show (US 1982). D: Jean Paul Goude. Longform music video 47 min. from Soft Video
22 May 1985  Dillinger (US 1973). D: John Milius. videotaped
26 May 1985  唐山大兄 / Tang shan da xiong / The Big Boss / Lohikäärmeen nyrkki / Lohikäärmeen vanki (HK 1971). D: Wei Lo. Bruce Lee. Golden Harvest Company. video
27 May 1985  Die bian / The Butterfly Murders (HK 1979). D: Xu Ke (Tsui Hark). Arsenal
29 May 1985  Helmut Arlt Video-Abend. - Clips: - One Two Three - High Anxiety - Ein blonder Traum - Gulliver's Travels - Cruising - History of the World Part One - Bathing Beauty - Footlight Parade - Gold Diggers of 1933 - The Gang's All Here.