1981 October Movies (By Date)

Choices (1981)

Choices

    • PG
    • 90 min
    • Drama

    A popular high school student seems to have it all; a spot on the football team, the love of playing music in the school orchestra and a girlfriend. His world seems to come apart when the school doctor discovers he is partially deaf, causing him to be cut from the football team on the advice of the doctor. The student's friends fight to keep him on the team; while he struggles with his problem by withdrawing from everything he loves and starts falling in with the wrong crowd.

    The Animals Film (1981)

    The Animals Film

      • Unrated
      • 136 min
      • Documentary

      Shockingly relevant to today, the film probes the use of animals as entertainment, as pets, for food, for scientific and military research. Stuffed with footage never before shown, the film is laced with deliciously ironic extracts of government films and newsreels. The makers had unprecedented access, to Roger Ulrich for example, a noted psychologist whose career was built on experimenting on primates until his life took an astonishing turn...

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      Galaxy of Terror (1981)

      Galaxy of Terror

        • R
        • 81 min
        • Action

        As a lone spaceship proceeds on its long voyage across space, the crew are surprised to encounter a strange pyramid form. Surprise turns to horror as one by one, they discover that their darkest nightmares are all starting to become real. The pyramid has to be behind it all somehow, but how can they save themselves from its influence?

        Kung Fu Zombie (1981)

        Kung Fu Zombie

          • R
          • 99 min
          • Action

          A criminal comes to town in order to kill Billy Chong over a past dispute. But instead of getting his own hands dirty, he hires a Taoist wizard to animate some zombies to do the job for him. The plan goes horribly awry, and the bad guy ends up getting killed in his own trap. This pisses off the villain's spirit and he forces the priest to reincarnate him - only they can't find a suitable body. Meanwhile, an undead fiend of sorts comes to town to kill Billy's father over some...

          Black and Blue (1981)

          Black and Blue

            • 87 min
            • Documentary

            Concert film of 1980 East Coast U.S. performance by heavy metal bands Black Sabbath and Blue Oyster Cult.

            Stations of the Elevated (1981)

            Stations of the Elevated

            • 100%
            • 45 min
            • Documentary

            1979, shot in the Bronx, 45 min long, and chock full of rare vintage graffiti, mostly Fabulous Five stuff; Lee and Slave mostly. There are no words, just an eerie, dope, sparse soundscape by Charles Mingus and his sextet. The film is a haunting look at rolling steel on the trains of NYC.

            Red Flag: The Ultimate Game (1981)

            Red Flag: The Ultimate Game

              • Unrated
              • 100 min
              • Drama

              Two fighter pilots (Devane and Bostwick) who flew together in Vietnam are assigned to the elite Air Force Fighter Weapons School (known as "Red Flag") at Nellis AFB, Nevada about a decade after the war. Brash, self-confident Devane is an instructor, while quieter, family man Bostwick is the student. At first, the two men resume their friendship. But as the student starts to show the master a thing or two, tensions develop. Can their relationship survive the stresses of one of the...

              Trances (1981)

              Trances

                • Unrated
                • 90 min
                • Musical

                The group's "Trances" are our equivalent of "soul music", our irrationality. I followed the example of the Nass El Ghiwane themselves: I went back to the roots. They draw their music from the last thousand years of Moroccan and African history. the film sets out to reveal and emphasize this heritage. I chose the music of the Saharan brotherhood, The Gnawas, and the verses of the famous poet El Mejdoub, to underline the trances Written by El Maanouni, Ahmed

                The Wave (1981)

                The Wave

                  • Unrated
                  • 44 min
                  • Short

                  To explain to his students the atmosphere in the 1930's Nazi-Germany, history teacher Burt Ross initiates a daring experiment. He declares himself leader of a new movement, called 'The Wave'. Inspired, he proclaims ideas about Power, Discipline and Superiority. His students are strikingly willing to follow him. Soon the entire school is under the spell of 'The Wave'. Anyone who refuses to be a part of the Movement, faces threats or worse. Ross himself gets carried away...

                  The Return of the Beverly Hillbillies (1981)

                  The Return of the Beverly Hillbillies

                    • Unrated
                    • 100 min
                    • Comedy

                    Jed Clamplett and his backwoods family help solve an energy crisis in their own rustic ways for their Beverly Hills neighborhood they still cannot adjust to.

                    Farewell to Matyora (1981)

                    Farewell to Matyora

                      • Unrated
                      • 126 min
                      • Drama

                      Matyoroy is a small village on a beautiful island with the same name. It has been decided that the island shall be flooded and returned to the sea. This is the story of the inhabitants of Matyoroy, who are forced to see the disassembling of their village, and their saying farewell to their homeland. Written by Jochen Bauer

                      Coward of the County (1981)

                      Coward of the County

                        • Unrated
                        • 120 min
                        • Documentary

                        A life-long yellow-belly who made a deathbed promise to his father to be a pacifist seeks bloody revenge on the men who gang raped his wife.

                        - Written by

                        Jojo Mac

                        The Enchanted Journey (1981)

                        The Enchanted Journey

                          • Unrated
                          • 90 min
                          • Animation

                          Glicko, a young chipmunk living in the city with his sister, is enticed by the words of Pippo, the carrier pigeon, to leave home and find the Great Forest, the true home of chipmunks. Setting off alone, he encounters various friends and enemies as he tries to leave the big city and reach his legendary homeland.

                          - Written by

                          Marlex

                          Absurd (1981)

                          Absurd

                            • Unrated
                            • 96 min
                            • Horror

                            Priest comes to small town to help get rid of a monster whose blood coagulates very fast. This creates problems as the monster is very hard to kill and then decides to go on a killing spree of its own. Written by Josh Pasnak <[email protected]>

                            Priest of Love (1981)

                            Priest of Love

                              • R
                              • 125 min
                              • Biography

                              Following the banning and burning of his novel, "The Rainbow," D.H. Lawrence and his wife, Frieda, move to the United States, and then to Mexico. When Lawrence contracts tuberculosis, they return to England for a short time, then to Italy, where Lawrence writes "Lady Chatterley's Lover." Written by George S. Davis <[email protected]>

                              Family Reunion (1981)

                              Family Reunion

                                • Unrated
                                • 200 min
                                • Drama

                                A woman fights for what she believes in. Stars Bette Davis, J. Ashley Hyman, David Huddleston, John Shea, Roy Dotrice, David Rounds, Kathryn Walker, Roberts Blossom, Roberta Wallach, Jeff McCracken.

                                My Dinner with Andre (1981)

                                My Dinner with Andre

                                • 90%
                                • 110 min
                                • Biography

                                Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory, apparently playing themselves, share their lives over the course of an evening meal at a restaurant.

                                Just Before Dawn (1981)

                                Just Before Dawn

                                  • R
                                  • 90 min
                                  • Horror

                                  Five campers arrive in the mountains to examine some property they have bought, but are warned by the forest ranger Roy McLean that a huge machete-wielding maniac has been terrorising the area. Ignoring the warnings, they set up camp, and start disappearing one by one. If that sounds too run-of-the-mill, there's a genuinely shocking plot twist half-way through... Written by Michael Brooke <[email protected]>

                                  The Evil Dead (1981)

                                  The Evil Dead

                                  • 100%
                                  • NONE
                                  • 85 min
                                  • Horror

                                  The story of five college-age friends who travel to a cabin in rural Tennessee where the stumble upon the Book of the Dead, an ancient tome bound in human flesh and inked in blood. After unwittingly awakening the unspeakable terror told of in the book, each of the friends is transformed into the evil dead, one by one, except for Ash (Bruce Campbell). So, Ash is left with no other way to survive than to dismember the living corpses of his sister, girlfriend, and two of his friends.

                                  The Circle of Deceit (1981)

                                  The Circle of Deceit

                                    • R
                                    • 108 min
                                    • Documentary

                                    Laschen, a German journalist, travels to the city of Beirut during the fights between Christians and Palestinians to produce an essay about the situation. Together with his photographer, he meets some important people and discovers the everyday face of the war. He also has to figure out about his home life, where his marriage is in a big crisis.

                                    - Written by

                                    Benjamin Stello