from American International Pictures & Astral Films
Original Theatrical Release Date: September 29th, 1974
The very first from the director of Platoon, Wall Street and JFK. And a horror film to boot! Seizure is bizarre and a product of it's time (and probably the drugs from it's director) and features the unlikely cast of Mary Woronov, Troy Donahue and Herve Villechaize. This first effort from the now revered filmmaker deserves a real DVD release (There are terrible looking bootlegs floating out there) so we can get a look at the beginnings of things to come... Which unfortunately for us is the soon to be released and likely to be unnecessary sequel, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.
Fear, Anxiety And Depression
A Samuel Goldwyn Film
Original Theatrical Release Date: December 8th, 1989
Todd Solondz wrote, directed and starred in his first feature film. A "quirky" independent film that seems at times heavily influenced by early Woody Allen. FEAR itself doesn't quite stack up against Allen's films all that well, but it's well worth a watch to see Solondz's own unique brand of humor and satire at work.. A lot of which really came into play in his subsequent features. It's also a fun peek into NYC and the art world scene of the late 80's. Trivia: Solondz, like Stone, also released a sequel to one of his past works this year, this one called Life During Wartime. It features several characters from his epic cinema dive into comedy and misery, Happiness.