1979 January Movies

Caligula (1979)

Caligula

  • 24%
  • R
  • 148 min
  • Drama

The perversion behind imperial Rome, the epic story of Rome's mad Emporer. All the details of his cruel, bizarre reign are revealed right here: His unholy sexual passion for his sister, his marriage to Rome's most infamous prostitute, his fiendishly inventive means of disposing those who would oppose him, and more.

Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

Nosferatu the Vampyre

    • PG
    • 107 min
    • Horror

    Jonathan Harker is sent away to Count Dracula's castle to sell him a house in Virna, where he lives. But Count Dracula is a vampire, an undead ghoule living of men's blood. Inspired by a photograph of Lucy Harker, Jonathan's wife, Dracula moves to Virna, bringing with him death and plague... An unusually contemplative version of Dracula, in which the vampire bears the cross of not being able to get old and die.

    Tourist Trap (1979)

    Tourist Trap

      • PG
      • 90 min
      • Horror

      Their car breaks down and four friends find themselves stranded at The Lost Oasis, a strange museum run by the friendly Mr. Slausen. Even though they are warned not to, the teens explore a house nearby and learn that it belongs to Davey, Mr. Slausen's insane brother. Davey has a knack for making mannequins. In fact, his house is filled with them. Davey's enthusiasm shows when starts adding the teenagers to his collection.

      A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square (1979)

      A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square

        • PG
        • 110 min
        • Comedy

        Pinky is released from prison and has decided to go straight from now on, but accidentally getting himself a job as a maintenance man at a large bank, gives him a lot of undue attention from Ivan the Terrible, the local hoodlum. By using Pinky, Ivan hopes to rob the bank and Pinky starts to liken to the idea of going back to his old ways! Written by Graeme Huggan <[email protected]>

        Alice in Spanish Wonderland (1979)

        Alice in Spanish Wonderland

          • Unrated
          • 86 min
          • Drama

          Four different Alices wander through mazes constructed from 40 years of Spanish history in this post-Franco meditation. Loosely related to the "Alice" of Alice in Wonderland, in one episode of this film, Alice (who is clearly a metaphor for the Spanish people) is raped by some multinational corporations. Told in a somewhat confusing manner, especially for those unfamiliar with the nuances of Spain's history in the period between 1936 and 1975, this is director Jorge Feliu's first feature film.

          And Your Name Is Jonah (1979)

          And Your Name Is Jonah

            • 100 min
            • Drama

            A couple whose son had been diagnosed as mentally retarded, and was institutionalized, are shocked to discover that the diagnosis was wrong, and that their son is in fact deaf.

            ANGEL GUTS RED CLASSROOM (1979)

            ANGEL GUTS RED CLASSROOM

              • Unrated
              • 79 min
              • Drama

              Extreme Nikkatsu product with violent content

              Babylon XX (1979)

              Babylon XX

                • Unrated
                • 95 min
                • Documentary

                The small town of Babylon in Ukraine hears of the recent Russian Revolution, but attempts to communize it are met with resistance from the rich people living in the town.

                Blood of the Railroad Workers (1979)

                Blood of the Railroad Workers

                  • Unrated
                  • 123 min
                  • Documentary

                  Handlinga utspiller seg i ei rik bygd et sted i Norge rundt 1910. Det skal legges jernbane gjennom bygda, og tilreisende anleggsfolk, rallare, kommer dit. Med rallarne følger uro for bygdefolket. Disse røffe karene er kjent for sitt ville og frie liv med slossing og drikking, og ikke minst for sitt drag på damer. En av rallarene, Sjugurd (Nils Ole Oftebro) legger ann på bondedatteren Innbranna Røysing og etterhvert oppstår en het romanse mellom de to. Noe som ikke blir...

                  Captain America (1979)

                  Captain America

                    • Unrated
                    • 120 min
                    • Action

                    When a commercial artist is almost murdered by spies looking for his late father's secrets, he is saved in surgery when the FLAG formula is injected into him. This serum not only healed him but also gave him tremendous strength and lightening reflexes. To help him retaliate for his attack, a government agency equipments him with a special motorcycle loaded with gadgets and a detachable shield is not only bulletproof, but can be thrown as a offensive returning weapon. Thus armed, he...

                    Doctor of Doom (1979)

                    Doctor of Doom

                      • Unrated
                      • 11 min
                      • Animation

                      A doctor goes to a dinner party where he's made fun of and soon afterwards returns home and sends a monster to attack the people.

                      Fascination (1979)

                      Fascination

                        • Unrated
                        • 80 min
                        • Documentary

                        This erotic horror film, set in 1905, tells the story of a thief who seeks refuge in a castle owned by two women, Eva (Brigitte Lahaie) and Elizabeth (Franca Mai). The women are seductive and teasing, but turn out to be part of a vampiric cult of blood-drinking aristocrats.

                        - Written by

                        Ørnås

                        Grass Labyrinth (1979)

                        Grass Labyrinth

                          • Unrated
                          • 50 min
                          • Fantasy

                          Ida Makes a Movie

                            • PG
                            • 23 min

                            The National Film Board of Canada is sponsoring a movie festival. Ida Lucas is a nine year old girl who decides to make a movie, about the environment (ie garbage), and enter it into the festival. The judges, thinking the film is about war, accept Ida's film into the festival finals. Should she tell them it's about garbage?

                            - Written by

                            Blair Stannard <[email protected]>

                            Intergalactic Thanksgiving (1979)

                            Intergalactic Thanksgiving

                              • Unrated
                              • 23 min

                              With a new twist on an old holiday, Intergalatic Thanksgiving or Please Don't Eat the Planet is a delightful animated special combining space age fantasy with the old and revered traditions that make Thanksgiving a great festive holiday.

                              - Written by

                              Anonymous

                              J-Men Forever (1979)

                              J-Men Forever

                                • PG
                                • 73 min
                                • Comedy

                                The Lightning Bug has a multi-prong scheme to enslave the earth. First, rock and roll, which the JMen counter with Muzac, then marijuana. Finally, the JMen build a bomb to blow up the moon with, but the Bug beats them to it by self destructing the moon by playing his rock and roll too loud.

                                - Written by

                                a.d. jensen <[email protected]>

                                Joi Baba Felunath: The Elephant God (1979)

                                Joi Baba Felunath: The Elephant God

                                  • Unrated
                                  • 112 min
                                  • Family

                                  This is the second film about the detective Feluda (Soumitra Chatterjee) set in the holy city of Benares, where he (along with his cousin, Topshe and friend, Lalmohan Ganguly) goes for a holiday. But the theft of a priceless deity of Lord Ganesh (the Elephant God) from a local household forces him to start investigation. Feluda comes in direct confrontation with Maganlal Meghraj (Utpal Dutt), a ruthless trader. Maganlal makes the mild-mannered Lalmohan a knife-thrower's target and...

                                  L'amour en Fuite (1979)

                                  L'amour en Fuite

                                    • PG
                                    • 94 min
                                    • Drama

                                    In L’Amour en Fuite we witness Antoine Doinel right after his divorce from Christine still not grown up and continuing to flee after their love.

                                    La shou xiao xi (1979)

                                    La shou xiao xi

                                      • Unrated
                                      • 89 min
                                      • Action

                                      A tale of a lowly slave in feudal China who wants nothing more than to become a Kung Fu Expert.

                                      Le gendarme et les extra-terrestres (1979)

                                      Le gendarme et les extra-terrestres

                                        • 96 min
                                        • Comedy

                                        The bungling inspector Cruchot (Funès) finds himself trying to save the residents of St. Tropez from some oil-drinking humanoid aliens. The only way to tell the aliens from the real people, besides their constant thirst for oil-products, is that they sound like empty garbage cans when you touch them. Chaos is ahead.