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Horror, romance, thriller, documentary or comedy... we have got you covered. Just take your pick below from the newly available movies at SBS On Demand.
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29 May 2015 - 5:07 PM  UPDATED 29 May 2015 - 5:07 PM

Orlando

A dying Queen Elizabeth I orders Noble Orlando (Tilda Swinton) to stay forever young, he obeys and lives happily for few hundred years in the castle she bequeathed to him. However, when he's almost killed during a visit in Turkey as British Ambassador, he changes overnight into a woman (also Swinton), which makes her life suddenly a lot more complicated. Whether playing Orlando as a 17th century noble man or a single mother trying to live off her writing in the 1990s, androgynous Tilda Swinton fits the bill perfectly as Virginia Woolfe's hero/ine, in this free reinterpretation of the 1928 novel.


Bathory

Hungarian Countess Elizabeth Bathory made her mark in history by murdering hundreds of virgins and bathing in their blood to maintain her youth and beauty, as you do. Her infamy has nourished the fantasies and imaginations of many writers and filmmakers, one of the latest being Julie Delpy (The Countess). This film offers a different angle on the "Blood Countess", by portraying her as a modern Renaissance woman who ultimately fell victim to a conspiracy to strip her of her power.


The Deep Blue Sea

In this adaptation of the Terence Rattigan play The Deep Blue Sea, set in 1950s London, Rachel Weisz gives a moving performance as a runaway wife, who walks out on her high court judge husband, to live out her passionate love affair with young ex-RAF pilot. But cracks soon appear in this burning passion, which will leave no one unscathed. Adultery, repressed emotion, remorse, fear of loneliness and doomed love: all the ingredients are there in this stirring melodrama.


Flowers in the Attic

There's creepiness aplenty in this 1987 adaptation of V.C. Andrews' shocking novel (which was recently remade with Heather Graham and Ellen Burstyn in the leading roles). A widow (Victoria Tennant) moves with her four children in her parents' house. When a shocking family secret threatens to be unearthed, the children are locked in an attic by their deceitful mother and cruel grandmother.


Q The Winged Serpent

In this '80s cult horror classic directed by Larry Cohen (It's Alive!), late martial arts icon David Carradine (Kill Bill) stars alongside Richard Roundtree (Shaft) as NYPD detectives. Both are in charge of finding and killing Q, a winged serpent of Aztec mythology, who is leaving a trail of destruction and dead bodies in New York. It doesn't help that their only lead lies with two crooks, who have stumbled upon the monster's nest during a botched heist.


Zombie Apocalypse

Because we know you need your zombie fix, here is a perfect example of the genre: Zombie Apocalypse. Months after a zombie plague has wiped out 90 percent of the American population, a group of survivors fight their way cross-country to a rumoured refuge on the island of Catalina. Their journey is replete with blood, guts, spills and thrills - and a zombie tiger!


Blackthorn

Twenty years after Butch Cassidy disappeared and was presumed dead, he resurfaces in Bolivia as an old man calling himself James Blackthorn. After being attacked and robbed, he teams up with a thief to regain his life savings, and connect with the son he's never met. Blackthorn marks Sam Shepard's (The Right Stuff) fine return to the screens in this western shot in gorgeous Bolivian landscapes. 


Into the White

A German aircraft is shot down by a British fighter plane, and both crash-land in the Norwegian wilderness. The surviving pilots from both sides find themselves stranded, but locate a cabin. In order not to freeze to death, the sworn enemies have no choice but to shack up together. An unlikely bond stars forming between the Germans and Brits (who include Harry Potter alumni, Rupert Grint).


Rampage

Following his documentary Soundtrack To War, Australian artist and director George Gittoes takes us on another journey about music in war zones – this time, in the ghettoes of Miami, which is "more dangerous than the streets of Baghdad". There, he follows Elliot Lovett, one of the soldiers he'd met in Iraq and a hip-hop artist, whose younger brother, 14-year-old Denzell, also shows great promise as a rapper. 


Desert Runners

Desert Runners follows a group of non-professional athletes who, for various personal reasons, push themselves to the limit to complete the Ultra-Marathon – a grueling series of four 150-mile foot races held in various parts of the world renowned for their extreme climates – the Atacama Desert, the Gobi, the Sahara, and Antarctica. Expect some blood, a lot of sweat and many tears in this inspiring documentary. 


Elektra Luxx

In this sequel to the ensemble comedy Women in Trouble, retired porn star Elektra (Carla Guigno, San Andreas), is pregnant with the child of her late lover, rock star Nick Chapel, and teaches sex education at a community college to make ends meet. But when a woman from her past comes back to ask her a favour, she embarks on an adventure which will see her cross paths with a dashing detective (Timothy Olyphant, Deadwood), a sex vlogger (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), and even the Virgin Mary (Julianne Moore in an uncredited cameo).


Patrik: Age 1.5

Goran and Sven are the perfect gay couple; they have a beautiful house in the suburbs, a strong relationship, a home full of love and warmth. Newly approved for adoption, they believe that baby Patrik, age 1.5, is on his way. One tiny decimal mistake later, they find themselves stuck with a 15-year-old homophobe with a criminal record. This Swedish comedy offers a heartfelt and gentle look at prejudice.


Breakfast with Scot

A similar subject is treated in this touching comedy set in Toronto about a gay couple, Eric, an ex-NHL hockey player who hasn't come out at work, and Sam, a lawyer. One day, they are given temporary custody of recently orphaned Scot, an 11-year-old boy, who loves musicals and all things pink and feathery. Sam and Ed try to stir him towards a more masculine hobby – hockey – with disastrous results. Both men starts to question their parenting skills and the compromises they’ve made to live in a straight society.

 

 

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