The definitive adaptation of Alan Garner's award-winning novel The Owl Service combines mystery adventure history and the legend surrounding a complex set of human relationships. Alison and her step-brother Roger go for the summer family holiday to a remote cottage in the Welsh Valleys. After hearing a scratching noise coming from the attic Alison discovers some old dinner plates which have a strange floral pattern on them and when she traces the pattern on paper discovers that the flowers turn into owls. But what is the connection between the plates the gardener the angry housekeeper and the mysterious local legend?
Michelangelo Antonioni's close-up of Swinging Sixties London. David Hemmings plays a master photographer who explores the city twenty-four hours a day focusing in on the world's most beautiful models. One day he takes some photographs of a couple embracing in a park and suspects he has stumbled across a murder. Antonioni received Academy Award nominations for Best Writer and Best Director in 1966 for this his first English Language film.
A cult classic British film about late-fifties youth rebellion set against an intoxicating Beatnik backdrop. When divorced architect Paul (David Farrar) marries Parisian Nichole (NoÃ«lle Adam), his teenage daughter, Jennifer (Gillian Hills), is less than pleased, and throws herself into the London beatnik scene and a music-fuelled life of juvenile delinquency. When she discovers that Nichole's past holds a dark secret, she uses this knowledge to shame her stepmother and embarrass her father. With an all-star cast including David Farrar (Black Narcissus, The Small Back Room), Shirley Anne Field (Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Peeping Tom), Christopher Lee (Lord of the Rings, Dracula) and a young Oliver Reed (Women in Love, Oliver!), Beat Girl is notable for its original music by composer John Barry, his first ever film commission, and the acting debuts of teen idol Adam Faith and actress Gillian Hills (Blowup, A Clockwork Orange, The Owl Service).
Baron Zorn (Robert Hardy) believes his son Emil (Shane Briant) and daughter Elizabeth (Gillian Hills) are suffering from a madness they inherited from their late mother. He keeps his children locked up, but at night Emil is released and murders women in the local village. Discredited psychologist Falkenberg (Patrick Magee - Dementia 13, The Masque of the Red Death) analyses the family and it transpires that the children witnessed their mother cut her own throat. The villagers, driven on by a manic priest (Michael Hordern) identify Zorn as the demon' responsible for killing their daughters. The deranged Emil escapes with Elizabeth, but the murderous Zorn pursues them. Blood, he vows, will have blood One of the most ambitious and unusual horror films produced by Hammer, Demons of the Mind was directed by Peter Sykes (Venom, To the Devil a Daughter) and released in 1972. The distinguished cast includes Shane Briant, who would go on to appear in three further films for Hammer. EXTRAS: NEW FEATURETTE - Blood Will Have Blood: Inside Demons of the Mind ORIGINAL TRAILER
A physician discovers that two children are being kept virtually imprisoned in their house by their father. He investigates and discovers a web of sex incest and satanic possession
Banned in the UK for many years this cult British teen exploitation film delves into the 1960's underground scene. Jenny is the wayward daughter of a successful architect who returns from Paris with a new wife who is half his age and has a dubious past. Jenny mixes with her hop-head friends at the Beat Cafe and Les Girls strip club where the smarmy owner tries to seduce Jenny into the world of striptease.
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