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Fritz the Cat (1972)

Directed by Ralph Bakshi. Animated film about Fritz, a college-aged feline wandering the hippie-era streets of New York in search of political, sexual and chemical experiences. 90 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Godfather II (parts 1 & 2) (1971-74)

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Cast: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Talia Shire, Diane Keaton, Lee Strasberg. The saga of two generations of successive power within the Corleone family continues with the roots and rise of a young Don Vito and the ascension of Michael as the new Don. 200 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
Academy Awards - Best Picture; Best Director
Golden Globe Awards - Best Picture, Drama; Best Director

Gosford Park (UK | USA | Italy, 1972)

Directed by Robert Altman. Cast: Eileen Atkins, Bob Balaban, Alan Bates, Charles Dance, Stephen Fry, Michael Gambon, Richard E. Grant, Tom Hollander, Derek Jacobi, Kelly Macdonald, Helen Mirren, Jeremy Northam, Clive Owen, Ryan Phillippe, Maggie Smith, Geraldine Somerville, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sophie Thompson, Emily Watson, James Wilby. Drama set at the estate in the English countryside of Sir William McCordle in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a hunting party weekend when one of the group is murdered. 138 min.

Hester Street (1975)

Directed by Joan Micklin Silver. Cast: Mel Howard, Carol Kane, Doris Roberts, Stephen Keats, Dorrie Kavanaugh. Russian Jewish immigrants, Jake and Gitl, encounter trials and tribulations as they discard their old world traditions and adjust to life in America in 1896. Based on the play "Yejl" by Abraham Cahan. Special DVD features: Audio commentary by Joan Micklin Silver and Raphael Silver; interviews with Joan Micklin Silver and Raphael Silver, Carol Kane and Doris Roberts. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Holocaust: The Story of the Family Weiss (TV, 1978)

Directed by Marvin J. Chomsky. Cast: Tom Bell, Joseph Bottoms, Tovah Feldshuh, Marius Goring, Rosemary Harris, Anthony Haygarth, Michael Moriarty, Deborah Norton, George Rose, Robert Stephens, Meryl Streep, Sam Wanamaker, David Warner, Fritz Weaver, James Woods. ollows the tragedy and triumph of the Weiss family of Berlin and intertwines their fate as European Jews with the story of a German family, the Dorfs, whose members include a high-ranking Nazi officer ...

I Drink your Blood (1971)

Directed by David Durston. Cast: Bhaskar, Jadine Wong, Ronda Fultz. In this gore-drenched drive-in classic a band of satanist hippies rolls into a town and begins terrorizing the local folk. They rape a local girl and her grandpa goes after them. He fails and is given LSD. His grandson gets back at the hippies by feeding them meat pies infected with blood from a rabid dog. They turn into crazed lunatics and begin killing and/or infecting everything in their path. The feature can be seen in both the original X-rated version or the unrated director's cut.

In the Realm of the Senses (Ai no corrida) (1976)

Directed by Nagisa Oshima. Set in 1936 and based on one of Japan's most notorious scandals, this erotic masterpiece is the story of Sada Abe, an ex-prostitute who becomes involved in an obsessive love affair with the master of the household where she is employed as a servant. 104 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database Originally rated X; subsequently recut to allow broader distribution with an NC-17 rating

Incident at Vichy (TV, 1973)

Director: Stacy Keach. Cast: Rene Auberjonois, Harris Yulin, Richard Jordan, Allen Garfield, Barry Primus. Television adaptation of Arthur Miller's play, set in a detention room in Vichy in 1942, where a number of Jews await interrogation before being sent to concentration camps. Issues of personal responsibility are explored through the character of an Austrian prince who has been guilty of silent complicity during the German occupation of France. Originally broadcast as an episode on the television series "Hollywood Television Theatre" in 1973. 80 min.

Jakob the Liar (Jakob der Lugner) (East Germany / Czechoslovakia, 1974)

Directed by Frank Beyer. Cast: Vlastimil Brodsky, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Erwin Geschonneck, Henry Hubchen, Blanche Kommerell, Manuela Simon, Margit Bara. Jacob Heim is stopped by the police in the Jewish ghetto for being out after curfew. As his penalty, he must report to the Commander. On the police station radio, he overhears that the Red Army is advancing. To bring new hope for himself and his fellow sufferes he secretly passes on the news to the others, pretending that he has his own well-hidden radio.

Julia (1977)

Directed by Fred Zinnemann. Cast: Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Robards, Hal Holbrook, Rosemary Murphy, Meryl Streep. Born to great wealth, the fiercely independent Julia devotes her life to political causes, fighting facism in the 1930's. While traveling in Europe, a friend of Julia's is swept into a dangerous world, smuggling money across hostile borders. 117 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database