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Includes - Doctor Who: Image of the Fendahl, Episode 1 (1977) Doctor Who: Image of the Fendahl, Episode 2 (1977) Doctor Who: Image of the Fendahl, Episode 4 (1977) Doctor Who: Image of the Fendahl, Episode 3 (1977) Doctor Who: Image of the Fendahl, Episode 1 This four-part Doctor Who adventure is motivated by the discovery of an ancient skull that seems to predate humankind by several million years. Professor Fendelman (Dennis Lill) and his staff perform a brain scan on the skull -- thereby potentially exposing the universe to the wrath of the Fendahl, a malevolent force from Gallifreyan mythology. The Doctor (Tom Baker), Leila (Louise Jameson), and (briefly) robotic dog K-9 are literally drawn into the action in "Image of the Fendahl, Episode 1," which was written by Chris Boucher, and first aired on October 29, 1977. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Doctor Who: Image of the Fendahl, Episode 2 In the second episode of the four-part story "Image of the Fendahl," the Doctor (Tom Baker) is among those scrutinizing a recently excavated, 12-million-year-old skull. It doesn't take long for the Doctor to recognize the skull as an artifact of the Fendahl, a malevolent mythological figure from his home world of Gallifrey. What he doesn't yet realize is that the Fendahl is very much alive, and has infested itself in the body and soul of innocent Thea Ransome (Wanda Ventham). Written by Chris Boucher, "Image of the Fendahl, Episode 2" first aired on November 5, 1977. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Doctor Who: Image of the Fendahl, Episode 4 In the conclusion of the four-part story "Image of the Fendahl," the malevolent mythological Gallifreyan figure Fendahl has taken over the minds and bodies of black-arts practitioner Maximillian Staehl (Scott Frederick) and his followers. The Doctor (Tom Baker) struggles to prevent these new "Fendahleens" from wreaking havoc and destruction throughout the universe. His only weapon: a small but potent supply of rock salt. Robotic dog K-9 (voiced by John Leeson) makes a cameo appearance. Written by Chris Boucher, "Image of the Fendahl, Episode 3" first aired on November 19, 1977. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Doctor Who: Image of the Fendahl, Episode 3 In the third episode of the four-part story "Image of the Fendahl," the title character, a malevolent figure of Gallifreyan mythology, assumes its original form after 12 million years of dormancy, using the hapless Thea Ransome (Wanda Ventham) as its medium. Knowing only too well the destructive potential of the Fendahl, the Doctor (Tom Baker) must stop this evil entity from regaining its power -- a process already well under way, thanks to a group of black arts practitioners led by Maximillian Staehl (Scott Fredericks). Written by Chris Boucher, "Image of the Fendahl, Episode 3" first aired on November 12, 1977. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
The revered and celebrated Alain Robbe-Grillet's supernatural drama C'est Gradiva qui vous appelle (AKA That is Gradiva Who Calls You) - a French-Belgian co-production - concerns John Locke, an art historian immersed in Asian research on the Marrakeshi casbah, accompanied by Belkis, his servant and mistress. Amid his studies of Eugene Delacroix, Locke repeatedly encounters a lithe, ethereal female presence in the city's medina (or Arabic quarter) who draws him seductively through the city's mazelike streets, again and again, but repeatedly vanishes. He then encounters Anatoli, a self-professed antique dealer and curator of Oriental artifacts for beginners itching for a challenge. Belkis persuades Locke to keep his distance from these individuals, but Locke blatantly ignores her admonitions and forges ahead - never quite realizing that the spirits are toying with him, and drawing him into a dead-end psychosexual black hole. ~ Nathan Southern, All Movie Guide
Jackie Chan returns in one of his greatest roles in this action-comedy sequel to his 1978 Hong Kong blockbuster Drunken Master. Wong Fei Hong (Chan) is a young master of the martial art of "drunken boxing," in which fighters use alcohol to blind themselves to pain and release the angry brawler within; with the right amount of drinks under his belt, Hong can become a furious one-man army. Hong accompanies his father (Ti Lung) on a voyage to China, where they purchase a precious supply of ginseng. When Hong discovers thugs stealing from their luggage, he leaps into action to get their belongings back. Instead, he winds up with a box of valuable Chinese artifacts, which criminals are hoping to smuggle to England at a tremendous profit. Hong sets out to fight the gangsters and give the artifacts back to their rightful owners, but while his stepmother (Anita Mui) encourages him to use his drunken boxing skills, his father feels his boozy antics bring shame to the family. Jackie Chan brought some of his most elaborate stunt work to Drunken Master 2, including a remarkable fight on a bed of hot coals; Chan also directed part of the film, after Lau Kar Leung was fired after a number of disagreements with his star. Six years after it became a box office hit in Asia, Drunken Master 2 earned a theatrical release in the United States; the film was re-titled Legend Of The Drunken Master (in part because the original Drunken Master never had a proper theatrical release in America), re-edited, and dubbed into English, with a new score by Michael Wandmacher. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide
Three maestro Chinese action directors - Ringo Lam, Tsui Hark and Johnny To - co-helm the adventure saga Triangle. The film actually constitutes a film serial, divided into thirds, with each filmmaker responsible for one episode. Three drinking buddies, Fai, Sam and Mok are visited one dark and stormy night by a strange old man who dazzles them with the tale of an ancient treasure. The artifact in question - worth untold amounts of money - lies buried beneath an almost impenetrable government facility. The retrieval mission is theirs, if they wish to accept it, and if they can claim the treasure, they get to keep it. Indeed, the "loot" - a magnificent robe of interwoven golden strands, its monetary value inestimable - outstrips everyone's expectations. But in time, the friends' greed and selfishness begin to overshadow their considerations of loyalty, trust and friendship. ~ Nathan Southern, All Movie Guide