April 14: Cinema

50 years ago in UK cinemas, from Hammer Films, The Vengeance of She (1968)

Kneel Before “SHE”

The ultimate female who used her beauty and her body to bring kingdoms to their downfall and men to their knees!

The_Vengeance_of_SheThe Vengeance of She is a British fantasy film starring which bears little in common with the novel Ayesha: The Return of She by H. Rider Haggard. It was made by Hammer Films as a loose sequel to the 1965 hit film She.

40 years ago in UK cinemas, submarine disaster movie Gray Lady Down (1978)

A collision at sea. 41 men trapped in a Nuclear Submarine on an ocean ledge 1,450 feet beneath the sea. The most exciting rescue adventure ever filmed.

Gray_Lady_Down-1978Gray Lady Down is an American submarine disaster film starring Charlton Heston, David Carradine, Stacy Keach, Ned Beatty, and Ronny Cox, and includes the feature film debut of Christopher Reeve. It is based on David Lavallee’s 1971 novel Event 1000.

The USS Neptune, a nuclear submarine, is sunk off the coast of Connecticut after a collision with a Norwegian cargo ship. The navy must attempt a potentially dangerous rescue in the hope of saving the lives of the crew.

30 years ago in US cinemas, The Man from Snowy River II: Return to Snowy River (1988)

The man is back!

The_Man_from_Snowy_River_IIThe Man from Snowy River II is an Australian drama film, the sequel to the 1982 film The Man from Snowy River, which starred Kirk Douglas. It was released in the United States as Return to Snowy River, and in the United Kingdom as The Untamed.

Reprising their roles from the first film were Tom Burlinson as Jim Craig and Sigrid Thornton as Jessica Harrison, while Brian Dennehy appeared as Harrison instead of Douglas.

Also released in the UK today in movie history

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1989: The Dead Pool (1988)

1995: Muriel’s Wedding (1994)

1995: Once Were Warriors (1994)

Released in the US today in movie history

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1965: Girl Happy (1965)

1965: The Satan Bug (1965)

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