1981 April Movies

The Archer: Fugitive from the Empire (1981)

The Archer: Fugitive from the Empire

    • Unrated
    • 89 min
    • Fantasy

    The hero is given his mentor's bow (the Heartbow) which chooses its new owner when passed on. It fires arrows that blow up like grenades, but can only be wielded by the one chosen to wield her. The hero is a member of a nomadic tribe wiped out by the Draikian Empire's forces. He attempts to find the wizard Lazar-Sa who might be able to help him. He is joined by a thief looking for adventure and cash, and the daughter of a goddess, Estra, looking to revenger herself on Lazar-Sa for...

    The Black Cat (1981)

    The Black Cat

      • R
      • 92 min
      • Horror

      Robert Miles is a psychic that can communicate with the dead. He also has the ability to control the mind of his cat (who incidentally is black). He uses the cat to take vengeance upon his enemies. A photographer who happen to be working for the local constables begins to notice cat scratches on some of the accident victims that are turning up. She pays a visit to Magee (kitty just happens to be present) and conveys her suspicions of the cat's involvement in some of the local deaths....

      The Boat is Full (1981)

      The Boat is Full

        • PG
        • 101 min
        • Drama

        During World War II, Switzerland severely limited refugees: "Our boat is full." A train from Germany halts briefly in an isolated corner of Switzerland. Six people jump off seeking asylum: four Jews, a French child, and a German soldier. They seek temporary refuge with a couple who run a village inn. They pose as a family: the deserter as husband, Judith as his wife, an old man from Vienna as her father, his granddaughter and the French lad, whom they beg to keep silent, as their...

        The Hand (1981)

        The Hand

        • 14%
        • R
        • 104 min
        • Drama

        Jon Lansdale is a comic book artist who loses his right hand in a car accident. The hand was not found at the scene of the accident, but it soon returns by itself to follow Jon around, and murder those who anger him.

        The Last Chase (1981)

        The Last Chase

          • PG
          • 101 min
          • Action

          Twenty years after the American people have been told the oil has run out and disease has scared them into complacency, the United States has become a fascist state. One man, former race car driver Franklyn Hart, now a puppet spokesman for public transportation, rebuilds his race car and sets off to California from Boston where people have returned to living life like they were twenty years prior.

          This Is Elvis (1981)

          This Is Elvis

            • PG
            • 101 min
            • Biography

            Though several actors portray Elvis Presley at different stages of his life, this documentary is comprised mostly of actual performance footage and interviews with Elvis, his fans and those close to him. This biographical docu-drama features rare footage of Elvis and dramatically recreated scenes from Elvis' life.

            We're Fighting Back (1981)

            We're Fighting Back

              • Unrated
              • 93 min
              • Action

              A group of city youth decide to form a neighborhood watch and clean their streets and the subway from criminals who rob and abuse the good people every night and day.