Cattle king John Chisum is determined to protect his empire against a land-grabbing developerin New Mexico's 1878 Lincoln County War...
Thirty-five years after the violent death of a young boy's mother, mutilated corpses are discovered on a university campus; each body forming part of a macabre jigsaw puzzle the police have to piece together.
Based on Alex Haley's bestseller, the 1977 TV mini-series Roots told the harrowing story of one man's ancestors, commencing with African warrior Kunta Kinte, captured, transported to America, stripped of his dignity, his rights, and even his name. He tries but fails to escape before accepting he can never return to Africa. He marries and bears a daughter, Kizzy, who is callously sold, then raped by her new "master". However, her son, Chicken George, a resourceful dab hand with gamecocks, lives long enough to see his own children attain a liberty of sorts following the Civil War. Roots is told in the same, accessible televisual language as The Waltons or Bonanza, yet it is never bland or evasive. It leaves no doubt as to the torment and abuse suffered by blacks, and although the series' conclusion is fictionally satisfying, for many of the black characters their only hope lies in generations yet unborn. It is sturdy enough drama but its greatest, most revolutionary effects were social. It persuaded American audiences to regard their history from a black perspective, and to see how--against odds far more desperate than those the pilgrims faced--Africans laid claim to their status as free African-Americans. Roots was massively popular, triggering a craze for genealogy and paving the way for series like 1979's Holocaust, which similarly raised the public's awareness of the slaughter of the Jews under Hitler. Most importantly, Roots changed forever the way black people were depicted on American TV. On the DVD: Roots is presented in 1:33:1 format and is visually extremely well-preserved. Extra features include a "Roots Family Tree", a copious, informative audio commentary featuring members of cast and crew, and a documentary, "Remembering Roots". Although this consists only of interviews, these convey the extraordinary emotional grip this project had on those who took part in it.--David Stubbs
When you meet him you'll go to PIECES! Jigsaw puzzles can be maddening. They drive to distraction. You might even go so crazy to take your own mother down with an axe... On a Boston Campus young girls are missing out. Missing out on hands feet arms and heads as a certain puzzled psychopath forty years down the line carves a bloody swathe through the female college population. Only one tough cop has the stones to bring him in but can he track down the slayer before all the girls are mincemeat? If you want classic leering sleazy slasher action then Pieces will take a chainsaw to your skull.
Former tennis pro Tommy Everett teaches wealthy and beautiful pupils to play at their lavish homes. In order to raise the money he needs for a down payment on a private tennis court, he must go above and beyond his teaching duties for some of his clients.
Violence begins when a wild bunch of outlaws hit the town. No mortal man can stop them - but what about the man of God?
When an architect and his wife move into a house with a bloody past a 100 year old ghost possesses the wife!
Based on the legend of the real-life daughter of the last Russian czar Anastasia combines imaginative animation and lively songs to tell the story of a princess who escapes a horrible execution and mysteriously reappears after being thought dead.
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