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Weekend Cinema Trash Diet #11

Weekend Cinema Trash Diet #11

Adam Marsh
QUAD Cinema Programmer

Amazon Prime provides us with our four-a-day trashy goodness. We hit action, thriller and horror this weekend.

Day 1 – Amazon Prime

Who Killed Captain Alex? (2010)

Welcome to Wakaliwood, Uganda: home of “da best of da best movies!” and the vanguards og DIY commando cinema! Under the guidance of Nabwana Isaac Godfrey Geoffrey (IGG) and Alan Ssali Hofmanis, these self taught filmmakers produce gonzo action films with budgets that rarely exceed 200 dollars. Who Killed Captain Alex? Is the debut feature from this crack team of heroic maniacs.

Cobra (1986)

The film that Stallone turned down Beverly Hills Cop to do. Cobra is a street wise detective whose hard line approach to the law is pushed to the limit when he challenges a rampaging band of psycho bikers. Stallone plays the cop, and takes them on single handedly in a car chase that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Under Siege (1992)

Arguable the best of the Die Hard style action films of the late 80s/early 90s. Steven Seagal jumped up a budget level to go head to head with Gary Busey and Tommy Lee Jones in this action packed story of terrorism at sea. Hijacking a nuclear armed ship, terrorists didn’t count on the cook being a bad ass marine!

Rambo: Last Blood (2019)

Almost four decades after he drew FIRST BLOOD, Sylvester Stallone is back as one of the greatest action heroes of all time, John Rambo. Now, Rambo must confront his past and unearth his ruthless combat skills to exact revenge in a final mission. A deadly journey of vengeance!


Day 2 – Amazon Prime

Rogue (2009)

When a group of tourists stumble into the remote Australian river territory of an enormous crocodile, the deadly creature traps them on a tiny mid island with the tide quickly rising and darkness descending. As the hungry predator closes in, they must fight for survival against all odds.

The Beyond (1981)

When jaded New Yorker (Catriona MacColl) inherits a New Orleans hotel, she calls on composed local doctor (David Warbeck) to contain the inexplicable and increasingly gory accidents that are plaguing the building and its grounds. But soon the Gates of Hell themselves open under the hotel, rendering their fight futile as the dead emerge to walk the earth in this masterpiece of metaphysical horror from maestro Lucio Fulci.

White Settlers (2014)

It’s Ed and Sarah’s first night at their new home, an isolated farmhouse on the Scottish borders. This should be a new beginning away from their stressful London lives. And at first it is, come sunset they fall in love all over again on a wander in the woods. But as darkness falls, Sarah suspects they’re not alone, Ed goes to investigate and quickly, the evening becomes a nightmare. With Pollyanna McIntosh, Lee Williams and Joanne Mitchell.

Evolution (2016)

Nicolas (Max Brebant) lives in a small village on a remote island in the middle of nowhere. When he discovers something mysterious on the beach he starts to question the motives of his mother (Julie-Marie Parmentier) and the other women who seem to be conducting strange experiments on the boys.


Day 3 - Amazon Prime

Almost Human (1974)

Tomas Milian stars as Giulio Sacchi, a sadistic petty crook who aspires to criminal greatness. With his gang of impressionable weirdos in tow, Sacchi kidnaps the pretty young daughter of a wealthy businessman but hardboiled cop Grandi (Henry Silva) is in hot pursuit. The dogged detective is all that stands between Sacchi’s gang and the ransom money, and he’s the only hope their teenage hostage has got…

The Perfume Of The Lady In Black (1974)

Director Francesco Barilli s hallucinatory giallo horror-thriller stars Mimsy Farmer who portrays Sylvia, a chemist who begins to suffer from strange visions; a mysterious woman in black applying perfume in a mirror appears to her and strangers follow her everywhere she goes. Barilli s psychological investigation into the workings of the mind becomes apparent when it is revealed that as a child, Sylvia committed a horrible crime. The slow progression from successful scientist to a woman on the verge of insanity shows an in-depth look at the intricacies of the haunted mind. This is a remarkable film, weaving reality, fantasy and memory into an almost seamless fabric.

Hitch-Hike (1976)

On a ross-country drive, a writer (Franco Nero) and his beautiful wife (Corinne Cléry) pick up a stranded motorist (David Hess). But when this happens, their road trip takes a vicious detour, where the miles are marked in mayhem and vengeance is the ultimate rule.

Gang War In Milan (1972)

Salvatore “Toto” Cangemi is a produce purveyor in Milan, Italy, but he also runs a profitable side business moonlighting as a pimp. The appearance of a ruthless and greedy French gangster called Le Capitaine threatens Toto’s livelihood. Le Capitaine wants to unite the organised crime in Milan and take a large share of the profits for himself, but Toto wants no part in Le Capitatine’s plan.