Search results for "Ken Russell"

Gothic (1986) RT 50% / Audience 50%

DVD release: Mar 2000

The year is 1816. A sprawling villa in Switzerland is the setting for a stormy night of madness. On this night of the "Haunted Summer," five famous friends gather around an ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Horror
DIRECTION:  Ken Russell
CAST:  Gabriel Byrne  •  Julian Sands  •  Natasha Richardson  •  Myriam Cyr

Salome's Last Dance (1988) RT 50% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Sep 1999

Oscar Wilde watches an outrageous staging of his banned play "Salome" at a London brothel, with parts played by prostitutes, Wilde's host, his lover Bosey, and Lady Alice.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Ken Russell
CAST:  Glenda Jackson  •  Stratford Johns  •  Nickolas Grace  •  Douglas Hodge

The Devils (1971)

A dramatised historical account of the rise and fall of Urbain Grandier, a 17th-century Roman Catholic priest accused of witchcraft following alleged demonic possessions of ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Ken Russell
CAST:  Oliver Reed  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Dudley Sutton  •  Max Adrian

Tommy (1975) RT 76% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Sep 1999

A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and the object of a religious cult.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Ken Russell
CAST:  Oliver Reed  •  Ann-Margret  •  Roger Daltrey  •  Elton John

Valentino (1977) RT 50% / Audience 43%

DVD release: Feb 1994

In 1926 the tragic and untimely death of a silent screen actor caused female moviegoers to riot in the streets and in some cases to commit suicide...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Ken Russell
CAST:  Rudolf Nureyev  •  Leslie Caron  •  Michelle Phillips  •  Carol Kane

Women in Love (1969) RT 91% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Mar 2003

Close friends Rupert Birkin and Gerald Crich begin romances with siblings Ursula and Gudrun Brangwen. After the couples wed, they take a joint honeymoon to Switzerland, where ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ken Russell
CAST:  Alan Bates  •  Oliver Reed  •  Glenda Jackson  •  Jennie Linden

Altered States (1980) RT 86% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Jun 2004

A research scientist (William Hurt) explores the boundaries and frontiers of consciousness. Using sensory deprivation and hallucinogenic mixtures from native American shamans, ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Ken Russell
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Blair Brown  •  Bob Balaban  •  Charles Haid

The Music Lovers (1970) RT 73% / Audience 76%

Composer, conductor and teacher Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky struggles against his homosexual tendencies by marrying, but unfortunately he chooses a wonky, nymphomaniac girl whom ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Ken Russell
CAST:  Richard Chamberlain  •  Glenda Jackson  •  Max Adrian  •  Kenneth Colley

Prisoner of Honor (1991) RT Audience 75%

DVD release: May 2004

Set in turn-of-the-century France about an anti-Semitic army officer who challenges the massive government cover-up in the imprisonment of Alfred Dreyfus for espionage.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Ken Russell
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Oliver Reed  •  Peter Firth  •  Jeremy Kemp

Whore (1991) RT 46% / Audience 37%

This melodrama investigates the life of a prostitute in a pseudo-documentary style.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Russell
CAST:  Theresa Russell  •  John Diehl  •  Antonio Fargas  •  Danny Trejo

The Boy Friend (1971) RT 86% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Jul 2011

The assistant stage manager of a small-time theatrical company is forced to understudy for the leading lady at a matinée performance at which an illustrious Hollywood director ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ken Russell
CAST:  Twiggy  •  Christopher Gable  •  Max Adrian  •  Bryan Pringle

Mindbender (1996)

A biopic directed by Ken Russell.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Russell
CAST:  Ishai Golan  •  Terence Stamp  •  Idan Alterman  •  Hetty Baynes

Amelia and the Angel (1958)

A young girl (Amelia) is distressed and feeling guilty about losing the wings she was to wear in her school play. Then she notices an angel and follows the angel into a dark ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Russell
CAST:  Mercedes Quadros

Trapped Ashes (2006) RT 33% / Audience 15%

DVD release: Jul 2008

Trapped in a house of horror, seven people discover that the only way they'll get out alive is to tell their scariest stories.  (more)

GENRES: Horror
DIRECTION:  Sean S. Cunningham  •  Joe Dante  •  Ken Russell  •  Monte Hellman  •  John Gaeta
CAST:  Jayce Bartok  •  Rachel Veltri  •  John Saxon  •  Lara Harris

Faust (1985)

Mexican tenor Francisco Araiza stars as Faust, and Erich Binder conducts the Vienna State Opera and Chorus in this 1985 production of Charles Gounod's five-act opera based on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Russell
CAST:  Francisco Araiza  •  Ruggero Raimondi  •  Gabriela Beňačková  •  Walton Grönroos

French Dressing (1964) RT Audience 50%

A deck-chair attendant (James Booth) at a British resort promotes a film festival featuring a French sexpot (Marisa Mell).  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Ken Russell
CAST:  Marisa Mell  •  James Booth  •  Roy Kinnear  •  Alita Naughton