1981

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What Price Honesty?
6.8

What Price Honesty?

Dec. 31, 1981

What Price Honesty?

Police corruption is the theme of this brutal harbinger of the bleak “new wave” crime thriller. Pai Piao, Danny Lee, and ...
Senior Trip
4.5

Senior Trip

Dec. 30, 1981

Senior Trip

A group of graduating students from a midwestern high school comes to New York City on a trip to celebrate the impending end of school. The ...
Incident at Crestridge
6.3

Incident at Crestridge

A woman campaigns for and wins election as sheriff in a crusade against the ineptitude and outright corruption of the local law enforcement in a ...
Tora-san’s Promise
6.5

Tora-san’s Promise

Dec. 28, 1981

Tora-san’s Promise

Tora-san returns to his family’s home to attend an elementary school class reunion. After he embarrasses himself by getting drunk and ...
Kisapmata
7.6

Kisapmata

Dec. 25, 1981

Kisapmata

A retired police sergeant has an unnatural stranglehold over his wife and daughter. His claustrophobically enclosed world is threatened when his ...
Mahjong Heroes
5.5

Mahjong Heroes

Dec. 22, 1981

Mahjong Heroes

In America, there’s such “game” movies as The Sting. But in Asia, it’s often about the fascinating game of mahjong, and ...
Sailor Suit and Machine Gun
6.3

Sailor Suit and Machine Gun

A high-school girl inherits a declining yakuza organization, which seeks to repair its fortunes under her leadership.
Who Pulled the Plug?
5.8

Who Pulled the Plug?

Dec. 18, 1981

Who Pulled the Plug?

To secure an order for 1 000 cruise ships from an Arab prince, two companies have to compete by racing each other by canal from Stockholm to ...
Caligula and Messalina
3.6

Caligula and Messalina

Messalina (played by gorgeous Betty Roland) is a power-hungry nymphomaniac who will stop at nothing to become Empress of Rome. She brings herself ...
Deep Water
6.7

Deep Water

Dec. 16, 1981

Deep Water

On the island of Jersey, off the French coast, Mélanie, a beautiful woman gifted with a captivating personality, enjoys having unimportant love ...
Rasmus and the Vagabond
6.7

Rasmus and the Vagabond

9-year old orphan called Rasmus runs away from the orphanage. He meets a vagabond they call Paradise Oskar who likes to sing and play his ...
The Little Fox
8.3

The Little Fox

Dec. 10, 1981

The Little Fox

A tale about a little fox Vuk from the novel of the famous Hungarian writer István Fekete.
The Ondekoza
7.5

The Ondekoza

Dec. 03, 1981

The Ondekoza

A documentary profiling a Japanese taiko drumming group based in the remote Sado Island, Japan. The film blurs the line between real-life ...
Francisca
7.1

Francisca

Dec. 03, 1981

Francisca

The life of a young man, son of an English officer who lets himself become a prisoner of love resulting in fatalism and disgrace.
Indecent Exposure
5.5

Indecent Exposure

Dec. 02, 1981

Indecent Exposure

Veronica Hart becomes a swinger and her world changes overnight. Once she experiences the pleasures of lovemaking – she goes beyond all ...
Ghostkeeper
5

Ghostkeeper

Dec. 01, 1981

Ghostkeeper

A group of three friends on a snowmobiling trip find themselves stranded at an abandoned lodge isolated in the mountains. They discover that an ...
Mary Millington’s World Striptease Extravaganza
3.2

Mary Millington’s World Striptease Extravaganza

As a ‘tribute’ to the late Mary Millington, a bunch of would-be strippers compete in London to become the ‘World’s ...
Female Beautician Rope Discipline
5

Female Beautician Rope Discipline

Hairstylist Misa meets S&M enthusiast Ippei and is convinced to give it a try. Then later, Ippei’s ex-wife, who happens to be one of ...
Fire on the Mountain
6.3

Fire on the Mountain

Nov. 23, 1981

Fire on the Mountain

A young real estate developer returns to his hometown to make a land killing but soon takes up the cause of a crusty old-timer in his struggles ...
The Smacking Sea
6.3

The Smacking Sea

Nov. 20, 1981

The Smacking Sea

The Smacking Sea is a film about the work of traditional seal hunters on the smacking Baltic Sea and their life in the coastal village.
Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker
6.3

Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker

Rejected by her lover, the only man left in Cheryl’s life is the orphaned nephew she has raised as her own son. She’ll stop at ...
Absence of Malice
6.9

Absence of Malice

Nov. 19, 1981

Absence of Malice

Megan Carter is a reporter duped into running an untrue story on Michael Gallagher, a suspected racketeer. He has an alibi for the time his crime ...
Play While You Play
5.8

Play While You Play

Nov. 18, 1981

Play While You Play

A photographer travels with her boyfriend to a seaside village in Penghu. There she strikes up a relationship with a blind man. When they ...
A Country Practice
5.5

A Country Practice

Nov. 18, 1981

A Country Practice

A Country Practice was an Australian television drama series. At its inception, one of the longest-running of its kind, produced by James Davern ...
The Girls of Grenoble
4.9

The Girls of Grenoble

Nov. 18, 1981

The Girls of Grenoble

In Grenoble, a prostitute is murdered in her hospital bed. Cora twenty-two and also a prostitute was one of her friends. On a daily basis these ...
Skokie
7.2

Skokie

Nov. 17, 1981

Skokie

A dramatization of the controversial trial concerning the right for Neo-Nazis to march in the predominantly Jewish community of Skokie, Illinois.
Burning an Illusion
6.8

Burning an Illusion

Nov. 13, 1981

Burning an Illusion

A young black woman in England becomes increasingly frustrated with her life with her lazy, demanding boyfriend, and with the help of friends ...
The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper
5.5

The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper

A speculation on the fate of the famous hijacker who parachuted with his ransom and disappeared in the mountains. Has Cooper succeeded in ...
Tree of Knowledge
7.2

Tree of Knowledge

Nov. 13, 1981

Tree of Knowledge

As a group of Danish children pass into adolescence, gradually the most popular girl becomes an outcast, for trivial reasons that she never ...