The Showcase Revue

Midnight, January 1, 1995: I watched as Showcase Television launched in Canada, described as "the best of independently-produced movies, drama, comedy and mini-series from Canada and around the world". The first movie they aired that night was "Life Of Brian", and to my delight it was uncut! Thus began one of my earliest exposures to independent and world cinema, as well being provided a steady supply of nudity and naughtiness. The Showcase Revue was where I first experienced movies like "Scanners", "Bad Lieutenant", "The Long Good Friday", and many a foreign skin-flick. The golden age of Showcase lasted until the mid 2000's, when they seemed to drift away from anything interesting and morphed into a channel that simply played everyday…

  • 1001 Nights
  • 13 Gantry Row
  • The Adjuster
  • An Affair of Love
  • Age-Old Friends
  • Agnes
  • Albino Alligator
  • All the Rage
  • America's Dream
  • American Buffalo
  • Amnesia
  • Angel Baby
  • Another Day in Paradise
  • Apartment Zero
  • Au Pair Girls
  • Avalanche
  • An Awfully Big Adventure
  • Babylon
  • Bad Lieutenant
  • Bandits
  • Based on the Novel
  • Bastard Out of Carolina
  • Storie Scellerate
  • The Bear
  • Beautiful Girls
  • Beautiful Thing
  • Belle de Jour
  • Belle Époque
  • The Belly of an Architect
  • Bent
  • A Better Tomorrow
  • Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
  • The Big Easy
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Bingo
  • Bird
  • Births Marriages and Deaths
  • Bitter Moon
  • Black Holes
  • Black List
  • Black Tears
  • Blessed Are Those Who Thirst
  • Bliss
  • Blow-Up
  • Blue in the Face
  • Blue Steel
  • Blue Velvet
  • Bob Roberts
  • Bolero
  • The Book of Life
  • Boulevard
  • Boxing Helena
  • Boyfriends
  • Breaking the Code
  • Breast Men
  • The Bride with White Hair 2
  • The Bride with White Hair
  • Brimstone and Treacle
  • Bubbles Galore
  • The Buddha of Suburbia
  • Bugsy
  • Bullshot
  • Bully
  • Butterfly Kiss
  • Bye Bye Brazil
  • Caboose
  • Camille 2000
  • Camille Claudel
  • Captives
  • Carlota Joaquina, Princess of Brazil
  • Carried Away
  • Celestial Clockwork
  • The Cement Garden
  • Cemetery Man
  • Chain of Desire
  • The Changeling
  • Chekist
  • A Chinese Ghost Story
  • Choose Me
  • Chungking Express
  • Cinema Paradiso
  • City on Fire
  • Clerks
  • The Climb
  • The Coca-Cola Kid
  • Cold Dog Soup
  • Colonel Redl
  • Conceiving Ada
  • The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
  • The Corner
  • Cousin, Cousine
  • Crash
  • Crimetime
  • Criminal Lovers
  • Crooklyn
  • The Crossing Guard
  • Cry-Baby
  • Curacha, Ang Babaeng Walang Pahinga
  • Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Damage