Director Kihachi Okamoto's inky action-comedy (based on the same novel as Akira Kurosawa's Sanjuro, Kill!) pokes fun at samurai flicks and Italian &NFi;giallos&NFi_;. When two swordsmen roll into a new town -- one a former farmer and the other a retired samurai warrior -- they intend to lead normal lives. But the troubles of a band of rebels fighting the vile local clan leader convince the pair to pick up their weapons again.
Veteran Shakespearean actor Kenneth Branagh delivers a brooding performance as the Danish prince driven to madness by his father's death in this four-hour production of one of the Bard's finest plays, featuring cameos by several stars. Tormented by his father's ghost and enraged by his mother's plans to wed his uncle, Hamlet concocts a revenge plot that leaves the stage dripping with blood. Look for Billy Crystal, Robin Williams and Kate Winslet.
Director Tom Stoppard turns William Shakespeare's tragedy "Hamlet" topsy-turvy in this witty, existential puzzle box, presenting the play from the view of trivial characters Rosencrantz (Gary Oldman) and Guildenstern (Tim Roth). Beckoned to find the cause of the Danish prince's malaise, the duo strolls into the midst of the royal intrigue. But with no memory of Hamlet (or anything else), they're mystified by their mission.
The film that launched a thousand journalism school students, All the President's Men chronicles how the work of reporters Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) contributed to the public downfall of President Richard M. Nixon. The duo connected a Washington, D.C., hotel break-in with a Nixon "dirty tricks" team assigned to discredit Democratic rivals, launching a series of tense events that forced Nixon to resign.
Renowned sci-fi writer Jerome Bixby penned the script for this thought-provoking film starring David Lee Smith as John Oldman, a college professor who reveals to his colleagues that he's actually a centuries-old caveman. And so begins a captivating philosophical meditation on immortality, the last work from screenwriter Bixby, who earned career accolades for his contributions to such genre-defining shows as "Star Trek" and "The Twilight Zone."