The son of Emperor Franz Josef of Austria, Crown Prince Rudolf, is believed to have shot his female lover and himself in a tragic suicide pact in 1882 in Mayerling. Due to Imperial cover-ups, the full story may never be known. This story has been filmed several times, in French in 1935 and in English in 1968. Hungarian director Miklos Jancso recreates those events for his own purposes, continuing his favored theme of the rejection of paternal authority. In the film, which has very little dialog, Rudolf is a good-natured pan-sexual golden boy, who cavorts on his rural estate with a host of beautiful, aristocratic lovers and friends of both sexes. He refuses to leave his country idyll even though he has been ordered to by the Emperor, his father. Despite the fact that for a large part of the film, attractive young people go about unclothed and engaging in erotic encounters, the mood is one of melancholy rather than prurience.
Bested on the best-selling novel by author Robert B. Parker, Joe Mantegna is Spenser - Boston's best-known private eye. Called upon to investigate a case of murder, corruption, and betrayal, the super sleuth finds himself marked for death and on the run from a ruthless international assassin.
A young woman is falsely convicted of a bank robbery and sent to a maximum-security prison run by a corrupt warden, where she is forced to suffer various indignities.
After the renewed flings with their former lovers prove to be disastrously unlike the romantic memories, an unfaithful couple returns to each other.
Comedy Central Roast regular Greg Giraldo isn't shy about tearing into his fellow funnymen (and women) at the network's frequent specials, and he turns his wicked wit to a variety of topics in this live show. In Midlife Vices, Giraldo extols the virtues of drinking in your 40s, praises New York's Puerto Rican Day Parade, questions Barack Obama's smoking habit, and leaves no comic target unscathed.
Spirited comedy with Lilli Palmer and Dana Andrews.
Documentary that analyzes sexuality during it's so-called "revolution", the late sixties. The film shows some sexual "oddities" brought on by the fall of sexual taboos: a German woman who founded an billion dollar industry by selling erotic material; young and beautiful girls who are rented by large complexes to entertain and "persuade" customers; women young and old going to school to learn the art of awakening the interest of their husbands; couples in unscrupulous act as models to abstract painters; single women looking for a mate for the weekend, taking advantage of the "pink train" set up by the German Federal Railways.
When a city councilman is murdered while investigating allegations of drug dealing going on a a somewhat disreputable sideshow, the daughter of the chief suspect teams up with a newspaper reporter to find the real killer.
Hollywood. Tinseltown. Sin City. A town that's built its reputation on money, power and sex. A typical talent agent, Simon Teller is no different that the rest of the Hollywood elite. He'll do anything to seal a deal. And he and his starlet fiancee, Lacy Lloyd, like to push the envelope of their sexual boundaries. They get off by video-taping their erotic indiscretions with other men and women and watching them together. But eventually Simon picks the wrong woman to fool around with. When Donna, the sultry conniving wife of the agency's CEO, seduces and then black-mails him, he'll have to summon more than the usual tricks to land on his feet.