DIRECTOR Robert Bierman's bizarre psychotic thriller Vampire's Kiss (Pearl 9.45pm, ORT 96 mins) is best remembered for Nicolas Cage's manically-mannered performance as Peter Loew, a literary agent whose obsession with a missing contract sends him over the edge. He takes to harassing his secretary (Maria Conchita Alonso) by day, and obsessively clubbing by night. He then meets Rachel (Jennifer Beals of Flashdance ) who bites his neck leaving him convinced he's a vampire. Joseph Minion (After Hours ) wrote the viciously funny script which amounts to a tale of yuppie alienation, mixing humour and terror. Cage's wildest moment comes when he eats a live cockroach. The actor thought up the idea himself and went through with it - this is no stunt roach! Brings to mind Sir Laurence Olivier's words on hearing that Dustin Hoffman had gone without food and sleep for 48 hours to prepare for their torture scenes in Marathon Man. ''My dear boy,'' exclaimed Olivier. ''Have you tried acting?'' CLINT Eastwood's Honkytonk Man (World 9.30pm, ORT 122 mins) is a more down-to-earth, Depression-era story of an ailing country singer who wants to make it big at the Grand Ol' Opry. Given Eastwood's voice this seems unlikely, but that's part of the fun. The actor's own son Kyle plays his nephew and John McIntire is great as grandpappy. The film is patchy to say the least, but still endearing. KATIE Ledger investigates the wee world of championship jockeys in Eye on Hongkong (Pearl 7.35pm), while 12 members of the Royal Hongkong Regiment reveal their plans to run 1,000 miles across New Zealand for charity. Gloria Wu listens to Indian Summer, the new album from Peter Cox and Richard Drummie whose single The King of Wishful Thinking, became a hit when it featured in the Julia Roberts' movie Pretty Woman. Wu also reviews Bryan Ferry's return to the music scene via Taxi. And, John Dykes watches Bridget Fonda's latest movie The Assassin, Hollywood's remake of the French film La Femme Nikita. IN an episode of Open Space (BBC 7.25pm) entitled Sit Down and Shut Up, lifelong Manchester United soccer fan Robert Cookson mouths off about what he thinks is wrong with modern football. His main grievances are the high price of tickets, all-seater stadiums and the constant pandering to TV. Cookson is given the chance to tackle Man United chairman Martin Edwards, Man City chairman Peter Swales, and chief executive of the Football Association Graham Kelly on these issues. GUNS N' Roses: Past, Present and Future (MTV 2.30am) is a study of the biggest rock band in the world at this moment. It looks at the controversy surrounding Axl Rose et al since their debut album Appetite for Destruction shot them to fame in the late 80s.