Film Four & Film Four +1: 01-09-11

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FilmFour TV listings guide Today.

11:00Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
A post-apocalyptic tribe faces constant danger from a rival faction and a species of giant insects. The daughter of the kingdom's leader hopes to find a way to communicate peacefully with the bugs rather than destroying them, only to uncover a plan to repeat the cataclysm that nearly destroyed their world. Hayao Miyazaki's animated fantasy, with the voices of Sumi Shimamoto and Goro Naya. In JapaneseFilm/Animated Movie/Drama

13:20The Law and Jake Wade[SUB]
A reformed outlaw becomes a US marshal, but veers off the straight and narrow when a former crony calls in a favour and persuades him to spring him out of jail. The crook then repays the lawman by kidnapping his fiancee to force him to reveal where he hid the loot from the last robbery they pulled together. Western, starring Robert Taylor, Richard Widmark, Patricia Owens and Robert MiddletonFilm/Western

15:05Invasion of the Body Snatchers[SUB AD BW HD]
A small California town is infiltrated by sinister alien vegetable pods from outer space, which start to clone the residents and replace them with emotionless replicas. A local doctor realises something bizarre is going on, and sets out to investigate - but is not prepared for what he finds. Don Siegel's sci-fi thriller, with Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter and Carolyn JonesFilm/Science Fiction/Detective/Thriller

16:40Escape to Athena[SUB AD HD]
Second World War Allied PoWs incarcerated on a Greek island plan to defy the SS by breaking out of prison and pulling off an art robbery, with the help of their liberal-minded camp commandant. Action adventure, with Roger Moore, David Niven, Telly Savalas, Elliott Gould, Stefanie Powers and Claudia CardinaleFilm/Adventure/War

19:00X-Men: The Last Stand[SUB AD HD]
The mutant heroes return to face a battle on three fronts. Arch enemy Magneto is back with an army of followers, while a corporation has created a drug that permanently robs mutants of their powers. Meanwhile, their former ally Jean Grey has returned from the dead as the destructive and seemingly unstoppable Phoenix. The third instalment of the superhero saga, starring Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen, Halle Berry and Kelsey GrammerFilm/Adventure/War

21:00The General's Daughter[SUB HD]
A military detective is called in to investigate the murder and rape of the daughter of a top-ranking general. However, as he sets about solving the case, he unravels a web of personal betrayal and apparent cover-ups - and suspects the army has a vested interest in suppressing the truth. Mystery thriller, starring John Travolta, Madeleine Stowe, James Cromwell and Timothy HuttonFilm/Detective/Thriller/Mystery

23:15Room and a Half
Premiere. Biopic of Nobel prize-winning Russian poet Joseph Brodsky, examining his idyllic childhood and education, and how a growing awareness of the repression of the Soviet regime forced him into exile. The events of his life are framed with a fictional story, in which the older Brodsky returns to his childhood home in disguise. Starring Grigoriy Dityatkovskiy and Artem Smola. In RussianFilm/General Movie/Drama

01:50The House by the Cemetery
A couple movie into a new home, where their son keeps seeing a ghost that warns him of a terrible danger - a deranged doctor has been lurking in the basement for more than a century, and must repeatedly kill to keep his decaying body alive. Lucio Fulci's horror, starring Catriona MacColl and Paolo Malco. In ItalianFilm/Horror