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King LearKing Lear (1974)
Dir. Edwin Sherin
Feat. James Earl Jones, Raul Julia, Rosalind Cash
Filmed version of a outdoors live performance of Lear, featuring a bravura performance by Jones. Part of the Broadway Theatre Archive series.
SwashbucklerSwashbuckler (1976)
Dir. James Goldstone
Feat. Robert Shaw, James Earl Jones, Peter Boyle
Refreshingly unselfconscious pirate yarn with Robert Shaw crossing swords with a fey Peter Boyle against Caribbean backdrops. Released at a time…
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New HopeStar Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) Aro Favourite
Dir. George Lucas
Feat. Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford
George Lucas' epic trilogy of space adventure begins "long ago and far far away", with the life of Luke Skywalker being disturbed by the galactic war…
Last Remake of Beau Geste, TheLast Remake of Beau Geste, The (1977)
Dir. Marty Feldman
Feat. Marty Feldman, Michael York, Ann-Margret
Marty Feldman directs and co–writes this star–studded satire loosely based on the novel Beau Geste, a frequently–filmed story of…
Bushido Blade, TheBushido Blade, The (1979)
Dir. Shusei Kotani
Feat. Richard Boone, Frank Converse, James Earl Jones
Predating SHOGUN by a year, this martial arts adventure set in mid–19th century Japan, has an American marine (Boone) pledged to recover the…
Soul ManSoul Man (1986)
Dir. Steve Miner
Feat. C. Thomas Howell, Rae Dawn Chong, Arye Gross
A privileged white student disguises himself as a black man in order to win a Harvard Law School scholarship, in this disappointing "blackface"…
Gardens of StoneGardens of Stone (1987)
Dir. Francis Ford Coppola
Feat. James Caan, Anjelica Huston, James Earl Jones
Downbeat story of a frustrated soldier appointed to guard the US military cemetery during the Vietnam war.
MatewanMatewan (1987) Aro Favourite
Dir. John Sayles
Feat. Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell
In 1920s Virginia, miners unite against their strong–arm company who resort to 'scab' minority labour in response to strike action. Costly…
Allan Quartermain and the Lost City of GoldAllan Quartermain and the Lost City of Gold (1987)
Dir. Gary Nelson
Feat. Richard Chamberlain, Sharon Stone, James Earl Jones
Proficient, if dated adventure yarn in which explorer Chamberlain and archaeologist Stone set off to Africa in search of a missing brother. Mixes…
Coming to AmericaComing to America (1988)
Dir. John Landis
Feat. Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones
Wacky Eddie Murphy classic in which an African Prince (Murphy) accompanied by his side–kick (Arsenio Hall) pilgrimage to America in search of…

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