• An eclectic mix of movies disappear from SBS on Demand this month. (SBS Movies)
Time's running out on these great movies. Catch them before they expire at SBS on Demand.
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26 Jan 2017 - 4:36 PM  UPDATED 1 Feb 2017 - 1:55 PM

The following movies expire at various times throughout the month.  Click the image* to watch the film in full at SBS on Demand.  (If image has no play button, the film has expired.)

 

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

MA15+
United States, 2001
Genre: Comedy, Music, Musical
Director: John Cameron
Starring: Theodore Liscinski, John Cameron Mitchell
What's it about?
An adaptation of the off-Broadway rock theatre hit, this is the story of an internationally ignored rock singer, Hedwig, and her search for stardom and love. Born a boy, Hedwig reluctantly submits to a gender reassignment in order to marry an American G.I. and get over the Berlin Wall to freedom. The operation is botched, leaving her with the 'angry inch'. Finding herself high, dry and divorced in a Kansas trailer park, she forms a rock band and encounters a lover/protégé in young Tommy Gnosis, who eventually leaves her, steals her songs and becomes a huge rock star.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch Review

Paris, Je T'aime

MA15+
France, 2006
Genre: Romance
Language: French, English
Director: Olivier Assayas, Wes Craven, Gus van Sant, Joel and Ethan Coen
Starring: Elijah Wood, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Juliette Binoche
What's it about?
Through the neighbourhoods of Paris, love is veiled, revealed, imitated, sucked dry, reinvented and awakened. A series of five-minute stories from 20 internationally-renowned filmmakers illustrate the various styles, genres, encounters and lifestyles of Paris's arrondissements.

Paris, je t'aime Review

The Beastmaster

MA15+
United States, 1982
Genre: Fantasy, Action
Language: Czech, English
Director: Don Coscarelli
Starring: Marc Singer, Rip Torn, Tanya Roberts, John Amos
What's it about?
In this sword and sorcery classic, Marc Singer plays the Beastmaster, whose epic quest begins when his foster parents are murdered and he discovers he can talk to animals. Yep, armed with supernatural powers, the handsome hero and his animal allies wage war against an evil warlord. 

Orgazmo

MA15+
United States, 1997
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Trey Parker
Starring: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, David Dunn
What's it about?
South Park writer Trey Parker lends his acerbic wit to this outrageous comedy about a naive young Mormon who accidentally becomes a porn star. Although Trey Parker wrote, directed and starred in Orgazmo, his South Park cohort Matt Stone is never too far, producing the movie and playing a set photographer in love with our hero. Mormon Joe Young is about to get married, but he needs to find money quickly to be able to give his fiancé the wedding of her dreams. By chance, he knocks on the door of a porn movie producer and is recruited as a sex superhero. However, his "talents" are noticed and when the movie becomes a success, he finds a kind of fame that wouldn't sit well with his unknowing fiancé.

Special Forces

MA15+
France, 2003
Genre: War, Action, Thriller
Language: English, German
Director: Stéphane Rybojad
Starring: Diane Kruger, Djimon Honsou, Benoit Magimel
What's it about?
When war correspondent Elsa Casanova is taken hostage in Afghanistan by the Taliban and is faced with her imminent execution, a Special Forces unit is dispatched to free her. A relentless pursuit begins between her kidnappers who have no intention of letting their prey escape them, and a group of soldiers who risk their lives in her pursuit. 

Look for a Star

PG
Hong Kong, 2009
Genre: Romance
Language: Cantonese
Director: Wai-keung Lau
Starring: Hanyu Zhang, Andy Lau, Qi Shu
What's it about?
At a casino in Macau, a millionaire (Andy Lau) falls in love with a feisty dealer (Qi Shu).

Beijing Rocks

Hong Kong, 2001
Genre: Drama
Language: Mandarin
Director: Mabel Cheung
Starring: Geng Le, Richard Ng, Shu Qi, Daniel Wu
What's it about?
A Hong Kong-based singer and songwriter is sent by his wealthy father to the mainland to improve his Mandarin. Attracted by the music scene, Michael hangs out with a newly band in the dusty streets of Beijing. The lead singer, Ping Lu, has dedicated his whole life to his hard rock music and is desperately seeking recognition. His girlfriend is a dancer who becomes torn between the two. 

Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen

MA15+, 2010
Genre: Martial Arts
Director: Andrew Lau
Starring: Donnie Yen
What's it about?
Legendary fighter Chen Zhen returns from years in exile. In full disguise, he infiltrates a crime ring and attempts to stave off an assassination that would spark a civil war and enable the Japanese Empire to invade China.

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

France, 2009
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: French
Director: Jan Kounen
Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Anna Mouglalis, Yelena Morozova, Natacha Lindinger
What's it about?
Paris 1913. After the death of her lover Boy Capel, fashion designer Coco Chanel meets composer Igor Stravinsky, a radical French contemporary. The attraction between the pair is instant and electric. Coco invites Igor, along with his sick wife and children, to move into her new villa.

Patrick (1978)

M
Australia, 1978
Genre: Horror
Director: Richard Franklin
Starring: Robert Thompson, Rod Mullinar, Susan Penhaligon
What's it about?
Yes, this is the original supernatural Ozploitation classic. In room 15 of the mysterious Roget Clinic a murderer named Patrick lies comatose, and his doctor thinks he's a harmless breathing corpse, until nurse Kathy realises there's something else going on within Patrick's brain, and it revolves entirely around her; Patrick has burgeoning psychic powers, which make his burning crush on Kathy deadly to anyone who dares to cut his grass. 

Flowers in the Attic

M
United States, 1987
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Language: English
Director: Jeffrey Bloom
Starring: Louise Fletcher, Victoria Tennant, Kristy Swanson
What's it about?
The tawdry best-selling series of Virginia Andrews is condensed into one hell of a 'family' film, as a mother locks her children into an attic, when the shocking secrets of her life threaten to be revealed. 

The Magic Kitchen

PG
Hong Kong, 2004
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Language: Cantonese
Director: Lee Chi-Ngai
Starring: Nicola Cheung, Sammi Cheng, Maggie Q, Andy Lau
What's it about?
Sex and the City meets The Iron Chef in this sassy comedy about three girls on the lookout for love and/or sex in modern day Hong Kong

Mull

M
Australia, 1989
Director: Don McLennan
Starring: Nadine Garner, Bill Hunter, Sue Jones
What's it about?
Sixteen-year-old Mull is lumped with the burden of managing her family when she should be in school. Her mother is dying, so she takes on the responsibility of caring for the household, which includes a born-again, alcoholic father (Bill Hunter), an older brother with an obsession for sex, drugs and rock n’ roll, and two younger siblings. It's quite a handful for a girl who is still trying to find her way in the world.

Turkey Shoot

MA15+
Australia, 1982
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction
Language: English
Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Starring: Steve Railsback, Olivia Hussey, Michael Craig
What's it about?
How to explain this one? It's the not-too-distant future, after an unspecified holocaust, and survivors are herded into prison camps, where they are hunted for sport. Paul, one of the newest prisoners, is determined to resist his bleak fate.

Turkey Shoot review

Q The Winged Serpent

MA15+
United States of America, 1982
Genre: Drama, Horror, Fantasy
Language: English
Director: Larry Cohen
Starring: Michael Moriarty, Candy Clark, Richard Roundtree, David Carradine,
What's it about?
The NYPD is bemused by reports of a giant flying lizard that has been spotted around the rooftops of New York, until the lizard starts to eat people. An ex-con is the only person who knows the location of the monster's nest and is determined to use his knowledge to his advantage, but will his gamble pay off or will he end up as lizard food?

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

PG
United States, 1985
Genre: Music, Comedy, Romance, Family
Language: English
Director: Alan Metter
Starring: Sarah Jessica Parker, Helen Hunt, Jonathan Silverman, Lee Montgomery, Shannen Doherty
What's it about?
Three words: "Tune in Tokyo". A very young Sarah Jessica Parker stars as Janey, a teenager recently relocated to Chicago with her military family. She befriends Lynne, played by Helen Hunt, with whom she shares a passion for dancing and 'Dance TV'. When they learn that the show is looking for new dancers, Janey and Lynne are determined to audition - once they overcome the stern hurdle that is Janey's dad. 

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

MA15+
United Kingdom, 2010
Genre: Drama, Music
Director: Mat Whitecross
Starring: Andy Serkis, Shakraj Soornack, Joseph Kennedy, Clifford Samuel, Tom Hughes, Olivia Williams, Mackenzie Crook
What's it about?
Famed CGI performer Andy Serkis makes a rare appearance on screen to play hard living singer Ian Dury and his battle with polio. Grab your rhythm stick and hit this one up while you still can. 

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll Review

Compliance

M, 2012
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: [language]
Director: Craig Zobel
Starring: Philip Ettinger, Bill Camp, Dreama Walker, Pat Healy, Ann Dowd
What's it about?
When a prank caller convinces a fast food restaurant manager to interrogate an innocent young employee, the consequences are far-reaching. Based on true events.

Why You Should Watch: Compliance
Compliance review: A delectably unnerving cinematic experience

Drop Dead Gorgeous

M
United States, 1999
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Michael Patrick Jann
Starring: Ellen Barkin, Denise Richards, Kirstie Alley, Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst
What's it about?
This underrated dark comedy zeroes in on the ambitious beauty queens of a small Minnesota town, as they prepare for the annual beauty pageant. Former winner Gladys Leeman wants to make sure her daughter follows in her footsteps, and she'll stop at nothing to see her plans come to fruition. She certainly wont let a sweet newcomer ruin everything by winning fair and square.

Sun Valley

M
Hong Kong, 1995
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Language: Mandarin
Director: Ping He
Starring: Yang Gao, Zhenbo Chen, Feng Ku
What's it about?
He Ping's 'Chinese western' follows a swordsman, the last of his kind, who appears at an isolated inn in Sun Valley on the remote western frontier of China, to right the wrongs of 20 years ago. 

Chic: Live in Amsterdam

G
United States, 2005
Genre: Documentary, Music
Director: Sheldon Osmond
What's it about?
In this live performance, funk-disco gods Chic groove the night away in Amsterdam. Re-released as 'Greatest Hits', the concert features some seriously chunky slap bass.

Isabella

Hong Kong, 2006
Genre: Suspense
Language: Cantonese
Director: Ho-Cheung Pang
Starring: Isabella Leong, Chapman To, Anthony Wong Chau Sang
What's it about?
Rogue cop Shing is a bachelor who enjoys women and parties. One day, his world is turned upside down when a young woman claiming to be his daughter comes into his life. (Hong Kong)

 

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