Handmade Library

ALICE (1982)

Dir: Jacek Bromski and Jerzy Gruza

A musical-fantasy modern retelling of Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’.

ALWAYS CRASHING IN THE SAME CAR (2007)

Dir: Duncan Wellaway

A wrong turn in the middle of the night tips the balance of power between two influential men in a way that will affect their relationship forever. This short was written by Zoe Ball and was the first time Richard E Grant and Paul McGann worked together since Withnail and I.

THE AMAZING MR. BLUNDEN (1972) HD

Dir: Lionel Jeffries

Supernatural children’s film. Near destitute after the death of her husband, a widow and her young children are approached by an elderly and mysterious solicitor, Mr. Blunden (Laurence Naismith), who asks the family to become the caretakers of a derelict, partly fire-damaged country mansion.

THE AMBASSADOR (1984)

Dir: J. Lee Thompson

Robert Mitchum plays a controversial U.S. ambassador to Israel who tries to solve the Palestinian question while being criticized by all factions, which takes a turn when his wife begins having an affair with a PLO chief. Rock Hudson (in his last theatrical movie role) plays Mitchum’s chief security officer.

BELLMAN AND TRUE (1987) HD

Dir: Richard Loncraine

Hiller, a computer expert, is bribed by a group of bank robbers to obtain details of the security system at a newly built bank. After obtaining the information for the thieves, Hiller is forced to entangle himself in the heist after his son is taken hostage by the group.

BULLSHOT (1983) HD

Dir: Dick Clement

Captain Hugh “Bullshot” Crummond is a World War I fighter pilot, Olympic athlete, racing driver, and part-time sleuth. He must save the world from the dastardly Count Otto van Bruno, his wartime adversary, and win the heart of the damsel in distress.

THE BLOCKHOUSE (1973)

Dir: Clive Rees

War drama based on the novel by Jean Paul Ciebert. Six men of different nationalities are trapped in an underground German blockhouse and although they have a plentiful supply of food and beverages, the victims must overcome loneliness and boredom in order to survive.

CALLIE AND SON (1981)

Dir: Waris Hussein.

Callie was a teenage mother in trouble. Fresh out of the delivery room, her son was taken from her and sold on the black-market. Vowing to find him some day, this is her story. Michelle Pfeiffer plays Callie’s son’s wife in an early career role.

CARBON COPY (1981)

Dir: Michael Schultz

A culture clash comedy in which a white corporate executive (George Segal) is surprised to discover that he has a black teenage son (Denzel Washington in his first role) who wants be adopted into the almost-exclusively-white community of San Marino, California.

CHECKING OUT (1989) HD

Dir: David Leland

Ray Macklin is obsessed with his own mortality. When a close friend suddenly dies of a heart attack at a barbecue, Ray becomes convinced that every ache, pain and twinge he experiences is a sign of his own impending death. His unjustified fears lead him into ever more extensive hypochondria.

COLD DOG SOUP (1990) HD

Dir: Alan Metter

A mild-mannered stockbroker has his date with the girl of his dreams quickly derailed when her mother’s dog dies and they encounter an unusual taxi driver who persuades the couple that he can sell the animal’s corpse. Together they embark on a surreal journey taking in suspicious restaurants and voodoo rituals.

CONNECTING ROOMS (1970)

Dir: Franklin Gollings

Bette Davis and Michael Redgrave star in an exploration of the relationships of the residents of a seedy boarding house in London.

EMBASSY (1972)

Dir: Gordon Hessler

A Russian spy penetrates into the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon to try to kill a Soviet defector under asylum in the embassy.

FIVE CORNERS (1987)

Dir: Tony Bill

Just released from prison, local thug Heinz returns to his Bronx neighborhood to pick up where he left off: resuming his troubled relationship with his mother and rekindling his romance with Linda, the woman he was charged with assaulting. John Turturro, Jodie Foster and Tim Robbins star in early roles.

THE FOUR DIMENSIONS OF GRETA (1972)

Dir: Pete Walker

Low-budget comedy sexpoloitation film in which a young German journalist arrives in London to write an article about au-pair girls, but is requested by friends to investigate the whereabouts of their teenage daughter Greta. The first British film to be shot in 3D, it features four 3D film sequences.

GIRL STROKE BOY (1973)

Dir: Bob Kellett

The straightlaced parents of a boy who has, until now, shown no interest in the opposite sex, are surprised when he comes home with a girl/boy from the West Indies.

THE GIRL WHO COULDN’T SAY NO (1968)

Dir: Franco Brusati

Childhood friends Franco and Yolanda accidentally meet again after 15 years and both know it is love. This comedy traces their troubled relationship as he fails to come to terms with her non-conformist ways.

HOW TO GET AHEAD IN ADVERTISING (1989)

Dir: Bruce Robinson

Richard E Grant stars as Denis Dimbleby, an unstable advertising executive who suffers a nervous breakdown while making an advert for pimple cream. His shoulder sprouts an evil, talking boil which speaks only to Bagley, is silent to the rest of the world, and seems to be growing. This caustic satire reunited the team behind cult classic Withnail and I.

IMAGES (1972)

Dir: Robert Altman

A schizophrenic housewife, engulfed by terrorizing apparitions, kills them off, not knowing if these demons are figments of her hallucinatory imagination or part of reality.

INTIMATE RELATIONS (1996) HD

Dir: Philip Goodhew

Set in post-war fifties suburbia, Mr & Mrs Beasly live a quiet respectable life with their daughter Joyce, however when they decide to take in handsome young lodger, Harold Guppy (Graves), things quickly begin to unravel. Julie Walters and Rupert Graves star.

THE LEGEND OF FRENCHIE KING (1971)

Dir: Christian-Jaque

Brigitte Bardot and Claudia Cardinale are outlaw sisters in the old West who inherit a ranch and try to settle down and develop relationships with the brothers in a neighboring family.

THE LONELY PASSION OF JUDITH HEARNE (1987) HD

Dir: Jack Clayton

Maggie Smith plays a lonely Irish spinster who meets a broken-down former NYC doorman (Bob Hoskins) on one of her frequent ‘inn crawls’. She thinks she may have found the companionship she so desperately craves, but he turns out to be a sleazy con artist, out to exploit her for all she is worth.

THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY (1980) HD

Dir: John Mackenzie

Heralded as one of the best British gangster films of all time, starring Bob Hoskins in his career-making role as a London crime boss on one long bloody day of terror, an Easter Good Friday, where his empire begins to crack and crumble. Helen Mirren plays his classy moll, Victoria.

THE MCMASTERS (1970)

Dir: Alf Kjellin

Western starring Brock Peters as Benjie, a black Union soldier and former slave who returns to his southern hometown to discover that he is a free man in name only.

THE MISSIONARY (1982)

Dir: Richard Loncraine

Recalled to London after spending years in Africa, the Reverend Charles Fortesque (Michael Palin) is given a new and no less difficult mission. He will now be required to bring the Word of the Lord to the ladies of the night. Thus he goes forth amongst them, bringing help and assistance, offering food and finding them beds (usually his own).

MONA LISA (1986) HD

Dir: Neil Jordan

Five years after The Long Good Friday, Bob Hoskins returned to the gangster genre as George, a chauffeur hired by a mesmerisingly slimy gangland kingpin (Michael Caine) to transport a high-class prostitute from client to client. When she enlists his help in tracking down an old friend, he finds himself exploring a hellish underworld that he never knew existed.

MURPHY’S WAR (1971)

Dir: Peter Yates

Peter O’Toole stars as a lone survivor from a British naval ship obsessed with getting revenge on a German U-boat crew that massacred his shipmates in the water.

THE NAKED FACE (1984)

Dir: Bryan Forbes

Chicago psychiatrist Judd Stevens (Roger Moore) is drawn into a murder investigation after one of his patients is stabbed to the death in the middle of the city while wearing a coat he borrowed from the psychiatrist.

NUNS ON THE RUN (1990)

Dir: Jonathan Lynn

Charlie and Brian (Robbie Coltrane and Eric Idle) are two conmen who want to go straight but need one last heist to finance a life in Rio. However, their plans go awry when their getaway car breaks down in front of a convent. They bluff their way in and make a startling transformation - into Sisters Euphemia and Inviolata.

PERFECT FRIDAY (1970)

Dir: Peter Hall

A sexy, mischievous early ‘70s crime caper starring Stanley Baker as a bank manager who teams up with a glamorous, aristocratic couple (David Warner and Ursula Andress) to pull off the ultimate inside job.

POWWOW HIGHWAY (1989)

Dir: Jonathan Wacks

Buddy and Filbert leave the Reservation to take a road trip across the badlands of the American Midwest to save Buddy’s sister from unjust imprisonment. On the way, they encounter truth, love, magic, and healing. Based on the best selling book by David Seals this was reportedly George Harrison’s favourite Handmade produced film.

A PRIVATE FUNCTION (1984) HD

Dir: Michael Mowbray

Starring Michael Palin and Maggie Smith as a British couple who attempts to circumvent local food-rationing regulations with an illegally raised hog. This triggers a chaotic series of events in this satirical comedy set in post-World War II England. Written by Alan Bennett.

PRIVATES ON PARADE (1983) HD

Dir: Michael Blakemore

The members of SADUSEA (Song And Dance Unit South East Asia) fall in and out of love while trying to dodge Malayan Communist bullets in the late 1940s. Not only that, they have to contend with a loony, bible bashing Major (John Cleese) who creates far more danger than the other jungle inhabitants.

THE RAGGEDY RAWNEY (1988) HD

Dir: Bob Hoskins

A young soldier - Tom (Dexter Fletcher) - deserts the army in fear of his life and his sanity. Disguised in women’s clothing and strange face paint, he is taken in by a band of travelling gypsies who believe him to be the ‘Rawney’, a magical old woman. Written, directed by and starring Bob Hoskins.

RUNAWAY TRAIN (1985)

Dir: Andrei Konchalovsky

Jon Voight and Eric Roberts earned Oscar nominations for their performances as convicts who escape into the icy Northeast wilderness aboard an out-of-control freight train.

SCRUBBERS (1982) HD

Dir: Mai Zetterling

This documentary-style drama examines the life of a young woman sentenced to Borstal, with a cast made up of several former inmates. It soon becomes clear that random violence and backbiting are the norm.

SHANGHAI SURPRISE (1986) HD

Dir: Jim Goddard

Glendon Wasey is a fortune hunter looking for a fast track out of China. Gloria Tatlock is a missionary nurse seeking the curing powers of opium for her patients. Fate sets them on a hectic, exotic, and even romantic quest for stolen drugs. But they are up against every thug and smuggler in Shangai. Sean Penn and Madonna star.

TIFFANY JONES (1973)

Dir: Pete Walker

A light-hearted and occasionally unclothed adaptation of a British comic strip in which a photo model in swinging London has a double life as a secret agent and tries to topple the fictional Eastern European dictatorship of Zirdana.

TIME BANDITS (1981) HD

Dir Terry Gilliam

An eleven-year-old is rescued from his dull, suburban life when an armoured knight and a gang of dwarves who emerge from his wardrobe and carry him off on a journey through space and time to meet some of history’s most famous characters including Napoleon Bonaparte (Ian Holm), Robin Hood (John Cleese) and King Agamemnon (Sean Connery).

A TIME FOR LOVING (1972)

Dir: Christopher Miles

Three stories all set in the same studio in Paris: In 1937, two lovers return after 15 years to the room where they used to be lovers. In 1939, the room is occupied by a medical student who has an affair with a much older doctor and in 1942, a young girl lives in the room and has an affair with a married man.

TRACK 29 (1988) HD

Dir: Nicholas Roeg

Doctor’s wife Linda Henry (Theresa Russell) is bored with her surgeon husband Henry (Christopher Lloyd) and their sexless, childless marriage. When Linda meets mysterious young British hitchhiker Martin (Gary Oldman), she wonders if he could be the son she gave up for adoption at birth while she was still in her teens.

TRIPLE ECHO (1972) HD

Dir: Michael Apted

Deserting soldier dresses as a woman to escape detection; liking the female role he goes to a dance with another soldier and is exposed.

THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION OF GRACE QUIGLEY (1985)

Dir: Anthony Harvey

Katherine Hepburn stars as an elderly widow who lives alone in a dreary New York City apartment. She has twice tried and failed to commit suicide, so she decides to hire a hit man (Nick Nolte) to kill her – and then others like her who are old, alone and tired of living.

THE VIRGIN AND THE GYPSY (1970)

Dir: Christopher Miles

Adaptation of the D.H. Lawrence novella. Joanna Shimkus stars as Yvette, a young girl, living an unfulfilling life in a vicarage, with her father and sister. Her romantic curiosity is awakened by a chance encounter with a gypsy and his family.

THE VOICES (1973)

Dir: David Billington

The young son of Robert and Claire drowns while on an outing with his parents. Some years later while they visit a house in the country they see ghostly children. They run to their car to find it’s been wrecked and their dead bodies are inside...

WATER (1985)

Dir: Dick Clement

British comedy starring Michael Caine, Billy Connolly and Leonard Rossiter set in an ex-pat community in the Carribean where water is scarce and every drop is meant for drinking. However US oil interests and rebel leaders are determined to exploit the mineral spring.

WHERE DOES IT HURT? (1972)

Dir: Rod Amateau

In this classic hospital farce, Peter Sellers plays Dr. Albert T. Hopfnagel, a greedy, crooked doctor who has perfected the art of bill-padding, unnecessary surgery and kickbacks.

WITHNAIL AND I (1987) HD

Dir: Bruce Robinson

Camden Town, the end of the sixties. Two struggling, unemployed actors (Richard E Grant and Paul McGann) decide some respite is in order and so depart their miserable flat for a week in the Lake District one that will involve rain, booze, minimal supplies, a randy bull and an even randier Uncle Monty.

YOU CAN’T HAVE EVERYTHING (1971)

Dir: A. Martin Zweiback

A young American soldier desperately wants to lose his virginity before he’s shipped off to Vietnam. He meets a friendly young woman who appears willing to help him solve his “problem.” But there’s something she hasn’t told him...

ARMED FOR ACTION (1992)

Dir: Bret McCormick

For war veteran Sgt. Phil Towers, transporting known Mafia hitman David Montel from New York to Los Angeles seemed like a routine mission, only to be ambushed halfway across the country by ten of the mob’s top gunmen.

BATTLEGROUND (1989)

Dir: David A. Prior

The battle-tested Sergeants Casey and Lance have to accompany a young Lieutenant and a group of newly arrived teenage soldiers on a practice trip in the jungle. But the trip turns serious when they are discovered by Russian scouts and find half a company following hot on their heels.

BLOOD ON THE BADGE (1992)

Dir: Bret McCormick

A brutal war of terrorism is waged by Libyan Nationalists and arms have been stolen from a high security military arsenal. Detective Neal Farrow is assigned to the case and is caught up in a political black market scandal of murder and extortion.

BORN KILLER (1989)

Dir: Kimberley Casey

A weekend excursion for a a group of teenagers turns into a bloody life or death battle when they cross paths with two escaped convicts. Bloodied and beaten, the teens have only their wits and courage to protect them.

THE BOUNTY HUNTER (1990)

Dir: Robert Ginty

Duke Evans seeks revenge when a corrupt sheriff and his deputies kills one of his best friends and plot to steal land from the local African Americans. Alone, against the sheriff and the town, Duke fights to expose the plot and avenge his friends death.

CENTER OF THE WEB (1992)

Dir: David A. Prior

When John Phillips falls victim to a case of mistaken identity, no-one can protect him from the crime syndicate trying to kill him, or the corrupt police force trying to frame him. With only hours left, time is running out.

CHASE (1988)

Dir: David A. Prior

Forced to become the hunted in a deadly game of tag, Steven Chase takes dangerous action when he breaks all the rules. The man with the gun is supposed to die... but this man has other ideas.

CODENAME VENGEANCE (1987)

Dir: David Winters

In a terrorist raid, rebels kidnap the wife and child of a third world country leader. Only US convict Monroe Bieler can save them. When he is released he shows the terrorists the real meaning of terror.

COP-OUT (1991)

Dir: Lawrence L. Simeone

When his brother is framed for murder, a detective quits the force and breaks all the rules in pursuit of the real killers. Teaming with a beautiful lawyer, they uncover city-wide corruption and betrayal in the process.

THE DANGEROUS (1995)

Dir: Maria Dante, Rod Hewitt

To avenge the death of a family member, a brother and sister adopt the code of Kamikaze, and are determined to kill drud dealers until they are killed themselves. Meanwhile ex-cop Billy Davalos winds up entangled in the desperate search for the killers as East meets West in final fiery confrontation.

DEAD END CITY (1988)

Dir: Peter Yuval

It is an urban nightmare come true as gang warfare rules the streets. A corrupt cop allows one gang to rule the streets, but one street-tough resident will not be bullied and the action explodes as he fights back.

DEADLY DANCER (1991)

Dir: Kimberley Casey

The exotic dancers at a favourite police watering hole are dying like flies. All clues point to officer Alden. With time running out Alden must not only clear his name, but also keep from being the next victim.

DEADLY PREY (1987)

Dir: David A. Prior

A group of mercenaries are kidnapping innocent people on the streets of Los Angeles and using them as human targets. That is until they kidnap the wrong man... Mike Danton, guerrilla fighter!

DEADLY REACTOR (1989)

Dir: David Heavener

After the nucleur holocaust the real horror begins. A vicious motocycle gang rules and civilisation is threatened. Only one man reacts.....

DOUBLE THREAT (1993)

Dir: David A. Prior

When Monica Martel discovers that her “body double” Lisa Shane, a beautiful and younger stand-in, is having a torrid affair with her leading man she vows a bitter revenge climaxing in a brutal murder.

FATAL SKIES (1990)

Dir: Thomas E. Dugan

A diabolical plot to dump toxic waste into the water supply of a small town is put in jeopardy by a group of sky-diving teenagers.

THE FINAL SANCTION (1990)

Dir: David A. Prior

After war breaks out between the U.S. and Russia, the two countries decide to settle the conflict by putting its two best warriors into an arena in a fight to the death.

FIREHEAD (1991)

Dir: Peter Yuval

When a Russian cyborg with telekinetic powers terrorises a city, an elite government agency intervenes. A “regular guy” chemist teams up with a beautiful blonde agent to capture the menace but finds out that the true villain isn’t who he expected.

FUTURE FORCE (1989)

Dir: David A. Prior

David Carradine stars in this action packed futuristic adventure as the most powerful leader of the C.O.P.S. When murder and corruption are exposed within the organisation, he and his .357 magnum are the city’s only hope for protection.

FUTURE ZONE (1990)

Dir: David A. Prior

Tough C.O.P. John Tucker was the fastest gun in the new world until he was slaughtered. Now, thirty years later, his time travelling son armed with a .44 magnum blasts through time to change the course of history and save his father.

GOOD COP BAD COP (1994)

Dir: David A. Prior

Mace is a street-wise ex-cop who now tracks down criminals that jump bail. The mayor hires him to find the person that killed his daughter. He enlists the help of Sarah (Pamela Anderson) and the main suspect Mitch to find out the truth.

INVASION FORCE (1990)

Dir: David A. Prior

A movie crew accidentally discovers a terrorist camp. Armed only with prop guns and guts, the actors and film crew wage a desperate battle against very real bullets, bombs and high tech ballistics.

JUNGLE ASSAULT (1989)

Dir: David A. Prior

Two Vietnam veterans with nothing left to lose are called back into the bloodiest action of their lives. Their assignment is to locate and destroy a terrorist base and rescue an American General’s daughter.

KILLER WORKOUT (1987)

Dir: David A. Prior

Two years ago, a young woman named Valerie was burned after entering a tanning salon. Now, her twin sister, Rhonda runs a local gym where all of a sudden, people are being murdered.

THE LAST RIDE (1991)

Dir: Karl Krogstad

A man hitches a ride with a truck driver not knowing that this murderous maniac’s destination is not the nearest city... but hell.

LOCK ‘N’ LOAD (1990)

Dir: David A. Prior

A diabolical scheme is unleashed upon America when war heroes are mysteriously transformed into deadly assassins.

LOST PLATOON (1990)

Dir: David A. Prior

A war correspondent discovers that the platoon that has saved his life is made up of immortal soldiers who thrive on war and live on human blood as vampires. His choice is whether to die or join them.

MAXIMUM BREAKOUT (1991)

Dir: Tracy Lynch Britton

A dream vacation erupts into a hellish nightmare after a wealthy heiress is brutally abducted. Her captors leave no clues, no motives and no ransom. Only one man has the courage to fight for her life but will he, if it means sacrificing his own?

NIGHT TRAP (1993)

Dir: David A. Prior

In the midst of Mardi Gras revelry, New Orleans cop Mike Turner must track down a demonic killer whose recent string of carnage has left Mike speechless. But is he any match for a man who’s sold his soul to the devil to become virtually invincible?

NIGHT WARS (1988)

Dir: David A. Prior

Two Vietnam veterans have realistic nightmares about the war. So real are these nightmares that they start getting injured in them, and bringing things back that they find in the dreams.

OPERATION WAR ZONE (1988)

Dir: David A. Prior

A squad of U.S. troops seek out a mysterious agent hiding out in the jungles of 1960s Vietnam. The agent has classified documents that could win the war.

ORDER OF THE EAGLE (1989)

Dir: Thomas Baldwin

A teenage Eagle Scout accidentally discovers the lost plans for America’s Star Wars missile defense program and becomes a target for a squad of ruthless industrial espionage hit men.

PHOENIX THE WARRIOR (1988)

Dir: Robert Hayes

First there was nuclear war... then conventional war... then the chromosome wars. No man survived. Now bands of savage women roam the ravaged landscape and only one shall rise above the rest in her quest to save the human race from extinction.

PRESUMED GUILTY (1991)

Dir: Lawrence L. Simeone

They say a man is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Not so Jesse who is being hunted down by a ruthless band of vigilantes when his only crime was falling in love with the sheriff’s daughter.

RAGE TO KILL (1988)

Dir: David Winters

The peaceful Caribbean island of St Heron becomes a violent battleground when a military coup puts bloodthirsty General Turner in control and he plots to build a secret Russian base.

RAPID FIRE (1989)

Dir: David A. Prior

All hell breaks loose when a vicious terrorist escapes from a maximum security military prison with the assistance of an unstoppable weapon. Disaster is here and only one man can stop it.

RAW NERVE (1991)

Dir: David A. Prior

Seven murders in ten days. The press call him “The Face”, the police call him unstoppable. No clues. No motives. No end to this madness in sight. Enter Jimmy Clayton, a thirty-six year old professional race car driver. He’s having visions of the murders, but no-one takes him seriously.

THE REVENGER (1989)

Dir: Cedric Sundstrom

Set-up for manslaughter and sentenced to hard time, Michael Keller returns from prison to find his wife held hostage for $500,000 of drug money. Armed with only his wits and brute strength, Michael takes on the drug lords.

THE SHOOTERS (1989)

Dir: Peter Yuval

A comedy in which a group of misfit U.S. Army soldiers are chosen to represent their base at the annual war games competition. They are not expected to win.

SPACE MUTINY (1988)

Dir: David Winters, Neal Sundstrom

The enormous Southern Sun spaceship is taken over by evil mutineers who plan to scrap the ship and sell the crew and passengers into slavery. Against overwhelming odds, one man leads the battle against the deadly space rebels.

THAT’S ACTION (1990)

Dir: David A. Prior

Starring some of the industry’s hottest action stars, That’s Action takes you behind the scenes in Hollywood to see movie magic up close. Your screen will explode with everything from car stunts, tank battles, boat chases, to knife fights and many other thrilling action scenes and stunts.

TIME BURST (1989)

Dir: Peter Yuval

Three hundred years ago a man learned the secrets of the Samurai warrior - how to fight and live forever. Now his cover is broken and battling modern technology under the C.I.A., he must protect the secret and fight for his own life.

WHITE FURY (1990)

Dir: David A. Prior

A romantic weekend turns into a deadly nightmare when sadistic criminals invade and take a teenage couple hostage. Trapped inside a blinding snowstorm, they face torture and certain death. With sheer wit and raw courage they must out-race their captors for freedom.

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