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The Wicked Lady, 1983.
Directed by Michael Winner.
A woman marries into high society after stealing her sister’s fiancé but becomes bored with country life so she turns to highway robbery to get her kicks.
If you caught the Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films documentary from a couple of years back you may remember a sizeable section devoted to 1983’s The Wicked Lady. It may seem odd that a production company like Cannon – mostly known for action, martial arts and horror B-movies such as American Ninja, Invasion U.S.A. and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 – would delve into a period drama remake of a 1945 film but this was no ordinary period piece as The Wicked Lady was adapted and directed by Michael Winner, fresh from his success with »
- Amie Cranswick
Big screen spectacles rarely come as awe inspiring as Akira Kurosawa's "Ran." The legendary director's 1985 masterpiece deserves to be seen on the big screen (like nearly all of his movies), but there's no better time, as it's been giving a fresh, 4K restoration. Read More: Akira Kurosawa's 100 Favorite Movies Includes Films By Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Woody Allen, And More Kurosawa's take on Shakespeare's "King Lear," which sets the story during Japan's 16th century civil wars, is simply epic, with the director employing a massive cast of extras, live horses, and beautiful location work to pull it all together. Really, there should be little other convincing you need to track this down at a cinema near you. The restored "Ran" first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last year, is now traveling around the country in limited release, and will hit home video in the U. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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