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The Caretaker (1963)

4.2/10
Director: Clive Donner
Starring: Donald Pleasence, Alan Bates, Robert Shaw

The Caretaker was the play that made Harold Pinter's name when it was first performed at the Arts Theatre, London in 1960, and it remains probably his... Read more

Death Line (1972)

Director: Gary Sherman
Starring: Christopher Lee, Donald Pleasence, Norman Rossington

Spine-tingling horror classic concerns a family of flesh-eating humans whove lived for generations within the London subway system. After the patriar... Read more

Soldier Blue (1970)

6.9/10
Director: Ralph Nelson
Starring: Candice Bergen, Peter Strauss, Donald Pleasence

The vicious slaughter of the Cheyenne Indians during the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864 is the focus for this ultra-realistic drama. Surviving the attack... Read more

You Only Live Twice ( Blu-ray ) (1967)

6.9/10
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Starring: Akiko Wakabayashi, Donald Pleasence, Sean Connery

The talented novelist Roald Dahl adapted the Ian Fleming original in this expansive and colourful James Bond entry. Sean Connery is the British spy wo... Read more

Ground Zero (1987)

6.6/10
Director: Michael Pattinson
Starring: Colin Friels, Jack Thompson, Donald Pleasence

Colin Friels stars as a cinematographer who unwittingly becomes involved in political intrigue when he searches for the truth about the death of his f... Read more

THX 1138 (1970)

6.8/10
Director: George Lucas
Starring: Donald Pleasence, Maggie McOmie, Robert Duvall

George Lucas' first feature film is a thought-provoking look at a future society where robot police keep humans drugged and forbid any form of emotion... Read more

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

5.2/10
Director: Dominique Othenin-Gerard
Starring: Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell, Danielle Harris

A year after his last ghoulish visit to Haddonfield, 12-year-old Jamie Lloyd (Danielle Harris) is rushed to an operating theatre at the precise moment... Read more

You Only Live Twice (1967)

6.9/10
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Starring: Sean Connery, Donald Pleasence, Akiko Wakabayashi

The talented novelist Roald Dahl adapted the Ian Fleming original in this expansive and colourful James Bond entry. Sean Connery is the British spy wo... Read more

Fantastic Voyage (1966)

6.8/10
Director: Richard Fleischer
Starring: Stephen Boyd, Raquel Welch, Edmond O'Brien, Donald Pleasence

Tremendously entertaining story of medical team reduced to microscopic size, then injected inside human body. Marvellous special effects and set des... Read more

Halloween (1978)

7.8/10
Director: John Carpenter
Starring: P J Soles, Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence

One of the most successful independent films ever, it spawned a host of imitators - but this is the real thing. The then-young director John Carpenter... Read more

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

5.9/10
Director: Dwight Little
Starring: Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell, Michael Pate, Danielle Harris

It is a decade after the original Halloween massacre in Haddonfield, and Michael Myers lays comatose in a maximum security prison hospital. But when h... Read more

The Battle of the Sexes (1959)

6.8/10
Director: Charles Crichton
Starring: Peter Sellers, Robert Morley, Constance Cummings, Donald Pleasence

Comic genius Peter Sellers is joined by Robert Morley, Constance Cummings and Donald Pleasence in this delightful satire on sexual politics, based on... Read more

Phenomena (1984)

6.9/10
Director: Dario Argento
Starring: Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence, Daria Nicolodi, Patrick Bauchau

Aka "Creepers". Jennifer Connelly stars in horror stylist Dario Argento's spine tingling tale of a young girl who arrives at an eerie Swiss boarding s... Read more

The Uncanny (1977)

5.6/10
Director: Denis Heroux
Starring: Peter Cushing, Samantha Eggar, Ray Milland, Susan Penhaligon, Donald Pleasence

A Montreal-based author, Wilbur Gray (Peter Cushing), convinced that cats are conspiring to replace the human race as masters of the earth, narrates t... Read more

Great Aussie Icons - Barry Humphries in... The Great Macarthy / Barry McKenzie Holds His Own (1974)

Director: Bruce Beresford, David Baker
Starring: Barry Humphries, Barry Crocker, Donald Pleasence, Max Gillies

Sit back possums and marvel at Barry's finest moments on film! One of Australia's best-known, and loved, comedians stars in two classic comedies. 'T... Read more

Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1972)

7.1/10
Director: Waris Hussein
Starring: Keith Michell, Donald Pleasence, Charlotte Rampling, Jane Asher

Adapted from the BBC TV series 'The Six Wives of Henry VIII', Keith Michell superbly reprises his role as King Henry who now lies on his death bed and... Read more

1984 (1956)

7/10
Director: Michael Anderson
Starring: Donald Pleasence, Edmond O'Brien, Jan Sterling, Michael Redgrave

George Orwell's landmark novel is the basis of this eerie, darkly satiric tale whose futuristic world is divided into three sections following an atom... Read more

Halloween ( Blu-ray ) (1978)

7.8/10
Director: John Carpenter
Starring: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, P J Soles

One of the most successful independent films ever, it spawned a host of imitators - but this is the real thing. The then-young director John Carpenter... Read more

The Barchester Chronicles (1982)

7.7/10
Director: David Giles
Starring: Donald Pleasence, Geraldine McEwan, Alan Rickman, Nigel Hawthorne

The Barchester Chronicles, a BBC miniseries, is adapted from two mid-19th century novels by Anthony Trollope. When a crusade against the Church of Eng... Read more

The Monster (1975)

5.4/10
Director: Peter Sasdy
Starring: Joan Collins, Eileen Atkins, Donald Pleasence, Ralph Bates, Caroline Munro

Joan Collins stars in this outrageous horror, as a stripper who spurns the advances of a lecherous dwarf and is subsequently cursed by a monstrous bab... Read more

What a Carve Up (1962)

Director: Pat Jackson
Starring: Dennis Price, Donald Pleasence, Kenneth Connor, Shirley Eaton, Sid James

Ernie's Uncle Gabriel has just dies, but to claim his inheritance he must spend the night in the ancestral family home with the rest of his rather ecc... Read more

Cul-de-sac (Blu-ray) (1966)

7/10
Director: Roman Polanski
Starring: Francoise Dorleac, Donald Pleasence, Lionel Stander, Jacqueline Bisset, Jack Mac...

A distinctly macabre comedy/thriller in which two gangsters (Lionel Stander and Jack MacGowran) are on the run, and seek refuge at an island castle of... Read more

Dr Crippen (1962)

6.3/10
Director: Robert Lynn
Starring: Coral Browne, Donald Pleasence, James Robertson Justice, Samantha Eggar

The true story of American-born Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen (Donald Pleasence ), who was hanged in London in 1910 for poisoning his wife, Belle (Coral B... Read more

The Great Escape ( Blu-ray ) (1963)

8.2/10
Director: John Sturges
Starring: Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence, James Coburn, James Donald, James Garner, Ric...

An epic WWII adventure film starring Steve McQueen, unforgettable as "the Cooler King," leading Allied prisoners in a daring escape from a German POW... Read more

Dracula (1979)

6.5/10
Director: John Badham
Starring: Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence, Kate Nelligan, Sylvester McC...

Dracula returns in the 1979 retelling of the classic tale as directed by John Badham. This rendition, which was similarly adapted from the Broadway pl... Read more

The Count of Monte Cristo (1975)

7/10
Director: David Greene
Starring: Richard Chamberlain, Trevor Howard, Louis Jourdan, Donald Pleasence, Tony Curtis

A classic tale of injustice, revenge and ultimate retribution. Edmond Dantes is about to marry the love of his life and become a Captain in the Navy,... Read more

Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)

6.4/10
Director: John Hough
Starring: Eddie Albert, Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence, Kim Richards, Ike Eisenmann

Two young children with supernatural powers, searching for the key to their origin, are pursued by an evil business magnate who wants to use their abi... Read more

The Black Windmill (1974)

6.3/10
Director: Don Siegel
Starring: Michael Caine, Donald Pleasence, Delphine Seyrig, Clive Revill, Janet Suzman

"The Ultimate Exercise in Controlled Terror" proclaims the tag-line of this stylish '70s thriller. Michael Caine stars as a British spy who's son is k... Read more

Prince Of Darkness (1987)

6.7/10
Director: John Carpenter
Starring: Donald Pleasence, Lisa Blount, Victor Wong, Jameson Parker, Alice Cooper

There is something evil in the basement of an abandoned church that fascinates a small group of scientists and grad students, and terrifies members of... Read more

The Twilight Zone: Original Series - Season 3, Vol 2 (1961)

9/10
Director: John Brahm, Robert Parrish, Robert Stevens, Ted Post, Don Medford, Allen Reisner, William Claxton
Starring: Rod Sterling, Cliff Robertson, Carol Burnett, Donald Pleasence, Richard Long

Funny at times, heartbreaking at others, this was one of the most unique, creative television shows ever created. Rod Serling developed the series aro... Read more

The Great Escape (1963)

8.2/10
Director: John Sturges
Starring: Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, James Garner, James Donald, James Coburn, D...

An epic WWII adventure film starring Steve McQueen, unforgettable as "the Cooler King," leading Allied prisoners in a daring escape from a German POW... Read more

All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)

7.1/10
Director: Delbert Mann
Starring: Richard Thomas, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Ian Holm, Patricia Neal

A remarkably good remake of the 1930 classic anti-war film telling of the experiences of a group of raw recruits in the German trenches of W.W.I. Erne... Read more

Cul-de-sac (1966)

7.2/10
Director: Roman Polanski
Starring: Francoise Dorleac, Donald Pleasence, Lionel Stander, Jacqueline Bisset, Jack Mac...

A distinctly macabre comedy/thriller in which two gangsters (Lionel Stander and Jack MacGowran) are on the run, and seek refuge at an island castle of... Read more

Halloween II (1981)

6.6/10
Director: Rick Rosenthal
Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Lance Guest, Pamela Susan Shoop, Charles Cyp...

Picking up immediately after the events of the first film, maniacal killer Michael Myers methodically stalks Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis) to the hospital... Read more

The Eagle Has Landed (1976)

6.9/10
Director: John Sturges
Starring: Jenny Agutter, Michael Caine, Robert Duvall, Larry Hagman, Jean Marsh, Donald Pl...

An action-packed W.W.II thriller about a Nazi plot to sneak paratroopers into England to kidnap Winston Churchill. This twist-laden tale has a top-not... Read more

Dennis Potter at London Weekend Television: Volume 1 (1980)

Director: Alan Bridges, Gavin Millar, Richard Loncraine
Starring: Donald Pleasence, Tom Conti, Denholm Elliott, Kika Markham, Cheryl Campbell, Lio...

Dennis Potter has long been acknowledged as one of the most significant writers of the twentieth century. Though he had considerable success in series... Read more

Wake in Fright (1971)

7.7/10
Director: Ted Kotcheff
Starring: Gary Bond, Donald Pleasence, Chips Rafferty, Sylvia Kay, Jack Thompson, John Mei...

A naive young teacher finds himself in a remote outback school where the 'pupils' are more interested in killing kangaroos and sexual experimentation... Read more

The Advocate (1993)

6.8/10
Director: Leslie Megahey
Starring: Colin Firth, Amina Annabi, Donald Pleasence, Nicol Williamson, Ian Holm, Lysette...

Aka "Hour of the Pig". Lawyer Colin Firth abandons the bustle of 15th century Paris for the supposedly more pastoral pace of rural France, only to get... Read more

Kidnapped (1971)

6.2/10
Director: Delbert Mann
Starring: Michael Caine, Jack Hawkins, Trevor Howard, Donald Pleasence, Gordon Jackson, Fr...

When young David Balfour arrives at his uncle's bleak Scottish house to claim his inheritance his relative first tries to murder him then has him ship... Read more

The Eagle Has Landed ( Blu-ray ) (1976)

6.9/10
Director: John Sturges
Starring: Donald Pleasence, Donald Sutherland, Jean Marsh, Jenny Agutter, Larry Hagman, Mi...

An action-packed W.W.II thriller about a Nazi plot to sneak paratroopers into England to kidnap Winston Churchill. This twist-laden tale has a top-not... Read more

Dario Argento's World of Horror (1985)

5.9/10
Director: Michele Soavi
Starring: Jennifer Connelly, Dario Argento, Donald Pleasence, Karl Malden, Tom Savini, Mim...

Fasten your seatbelts - and prepare for a no-brakes, downhill plunge into the blood-soaked world of Italian Horror maestro Dario Argento. "World of Ho... Read more

Roman Polanski Collection: Knife in the Water / Repulsion / Cul-de-Sac (1962)

Director: Roman Polanski
Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Donald Pleasence, Francoise Dorleac, Ian Hendry, Jolanta Umec...

'Knife in the Water' (90 mins): An absorbing drama that grows out of the tensions created when a couple off for a sailing weekend pick up a student hi... Read more

Prince of Darkness (Blu-Ray) (1987)

6.7/10
Director: John Carpenter
Starring: Alice Cooper, Dennis Dun, Donald Pleasence, Lisa Blount, Victor Wong, Jameson Pa...

Poking around in a church cellar, a priest (Donald Pleasence) finds an otherworldly vial filled with slime. Frightened, he brings his discovery to a c... Read more

Barry McKenzie Holds His Own (1974)

5.8/10
Director: Bruce Beresford
Starring: Barry Crocker, Barry Humphries, John Le Mesurier, Frank Windsor, Roy Kinnear, Do...

Aunt Edna Everage (Barry Humphries) is returning from London with her hapless loud-mouthed, sex crazed nephew, Barry McKenzie (Barry Crocker), when sh... Read more

Race for the Yankee Zephyr (1981)

Director: David Hemmings
Starring: Ken Wahl, Lesley Ann Warren, Donald Pleasence, George Peppard, Bruno Lawrence, G...

A.k.a. "Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr". A big chase adventure using Queenstown as a Hollywood backlot. Action packed with some spectacular photography... Read more

Jaguar Lives! (1979)

4.3/10
Director: Ernest Pintoff
Starring: Barbara Bach, Capucine, Christopher Lee, Donald Pleasence, Joe Lewis, John Hust...

The 1970's was the decade of massive international films shot in exotic locations with amazing all-star casts. The "James Bond" films set the tone for... Read more

Dennis Potter: 3 To Remember (1980)

8.7/10
Director: Richard Loncraine, Alan Bridges, Gavin Millar
Starring: Cheryl Campbell, Michael Culver, Kika Markham, Phoebe Nicholls, Donald Pleasence...

Blade on the Feather: 1980. A reclusive, elderly author is visited by a young admirer...but both men are more than they claim to be. Rain On The Roof... Read more

Classic Romance: The Astonished Heart / The Seekers / The Beachcomber (1954)

Director: Ken Annakin, Muriel Box, Terence Fisher
Starring: Celia Johnson, Donald Pleasence, Glynis Johns, Jack Hawkins, Margaret Leighton,...

When it came to matters of the heart no one sizzled like Rank. Brilliant romantic tales of the joys and ordeals that come with our endless search for... Read more

Will Penny (1968)

7.2/10
Director: Tom Gries
Starring: Charlton Heston, Joan Hackett, Donald Pleasence, Lee Majors, Bruce Dern, Ben Joh...

Hollywood legend Charlton Heston stars as Will Penny, an ageing cowboy on a hard-luck streak. He's out of work, out of money, and staked out to die in... Read more

Escape From New York (1981)

7.2/10
Director: John Carpenter
Starring: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Isaac Hayes, Sea...

1997. New York City is a maximum security prison. When the President's plane crash lands within it's walls, he is taken prisoner by criminals demandin... Read more

Arch of Triumph (1985) / The Last of the Belles (1974)

Director: George Schaefer, Waris Hussein
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Lesley-Anne Down, Donald Pleasence, Frank Finlay, Richard Chamb...

Based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque, 'Arch of Triumph' stars Anthony Hopkins as a doctor in war-time Paris who managed to escape the confinemen... Read more

Escape From New York ( Blu-ray ) (1981)

7.2/10
Director: John Carpenter
Starring: Adrienne Barbeau, Donald Pleasence, Ernest Borgnine, Harry Dean Stanton, Kurt Ru...

1997. New York City is a maximum security prison. When the President's plane crash lands within it's walls, he is taken prisoner by criminals demandin... Read more

Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: Collection 4 ( A Caribbean Mystery / They Do It with Mirrors / The Mirror Crack'd From Side to Side ) (1989)

7.8/10
Director: Christopher Petit, Norman Stone
Starring: Barry Newman, Claire Bloom, Donald Pleasence, Frank Middlemass, Jean Simmons, Jo...

"A Caribbean Mystery" - Miss Marple (Joan Hickson) is finding her luxury holiday in Barbados sadly dull. Then Major Palgrave is found dead and once mo... Read more

Orders Are Orders (1954)

5/10
Starring: Bill Fraser, Donald Pleasence, Eric Sykes, June Thorburn, Maureen Swanson, Peter...

A sleepy army barracks is about to be overrun by a film company planning to shoot a science fiction caper. And it's not long before the enticing femal... Read more

Jesus of Nazareth (1977)

8.5/10
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Starring: Robert Powell, Olivia Hussey, Anne Bancroft, Ernest Borgnine, Claudia Cardinale,...

Franco Zeffirelli's highly acclaimed version of the life of Jesus. This epic, moving drama, filmed in Tunisia and Morocco, features a stellar internat... Read more

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)

3.9/10
Director: Michael Schultz
Starring: Peter Frampton, The Bee Gees, Frankie Howerd, Paul Nicholas, Donald Pleasence, S...

Pop star Peter Frampton and the Bee Gees star in this musical, loosely based on the popular 1967 Beatles album "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club B... Read more

Jesus of Nazareth (Blu-Ray) (1977)

8.5/10
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Starring: Anne Bancroft, Anthony Quinn, Christopher Plummer, Claudia Cardinale, Donald Ple...

Beginning before the Nativity and extending through the Crucifixion and Resurrection, this mini-series brings to life all of the sweeping drama in the... Read more

The Eric Sykes Collection: The Plank / Rhubarb Rhubarb! / It's Your Move / Mr H is Late / The Big Freeze (1993)

Director: Eric Sykes
Starring: Eric Sykes, Tommy Cooper, Roy Castle, Jimmy Tarbuck, Hattie Jacques, Jimmy Edwar...

In the tradition of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin comes Eric Sykes and his famous comedy players. These one-off specials are the pinnacle of Sykes... Read more

The Anthony Trollope Collection: The Barchester Chronicles / The Way We Live Now / He Knew He Was Right (2004)

Director: David Giles, David Yates, Tom Vaughan
Starring: Donald Pleasence, David Gwillim, Geraldine McEwan, Alan Rickman, Nigel Hawthorne...

Three exceptional BBC mini-series, adapted from the works of 19th century novelist, Anthony Trollope. 'The Barchester Chronicles' (1982) is based on... Read more