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Comedy horror packed with macabre gore. A private investigator (Jay Richardson) looking for a missing girl begins trailing a stripper (Linnea Quigley) who he believes might know something relating to murders that are happening across downtown LA. Meanwhile, a prostitute (Michelle Bauer) is shocked to discover her new employers have a keen fondness of chainsaws and like nothing more than to sacrifice a few of their unruly customers. After Jack uncovers the sect of chainsaw-worshipping hookers, he realises they just might be connected to the recent series of murders.
Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight star in John Schlesinger's Oscar-winning drama based on the novel by James Leo Herlihy. Texan dishwasher Joe Buck (Voight) dreams of making it big in New York. Convinced that he can make his fortune providing sexual favours for wealthy women, he makes the move to the Big Apple. Unfortunately, the first woman he beds down with, Cass (Sylvia Miles), doesn't have any money to speak of, and borrows some of his. At this point, sleazy street-hustler Enrico 'Ratso' Rizzo (Hoffman) enters the frame, offering to become Joe's 'manager'. The only engagement he can arrange is with a gay Christian (John McGiver), but Joe and Ratso soon become close friends, fantasizsng to each other about the millions they are going to make. The film won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay, while both Hoffman and Voight were nominated for Best Actor.
WWII drama about a Czech captain who impersonates a dead British officer, only to be thrown into a German P.O.W. camp reserved for the English.
C.C. 'Bud' Baxter (Jack Lemmon) knows the way to success in business... it's through the door of his apartment! By providing a perfect hideaway for philandering bosses, the ambitious young employee reaps a series of undeserved promotions.
But when Bud lends the key to Big Boss J.D. Sheldrake (Fred MacMurray), he not only advances his career, but his own love life as well. For Sheldrake's mistress is the lovely Fran Kubelik (Shirley Mc Laine), elevator girl and angel of Bud's dreams.
Convinced that he is the only man for Fran, Bud must make the most executive decision of his career - lose the girl.....or his job.
In black & white.
Following 'Lawrence of Arabia' (1962), director David Lean continued his epic phase with this adaptation of Boris Pasternak's novel. During World War One, Yuri Zhivago (Omar Sharif) studies to become a doctor in Moscow. He marries his childhood sweetheart Tonya (Geraldine Chaplin), but is attracted to dressmaker's daughter Lara (Julie Christie), herself engaged to young revolutionary Pasha (Tom Courtenay). Lara is also conducting an affair with government official Komarovsky (Rod Steiger). Yuri and Lara's paths cross again in the aftermath of the Bolshevik revolution, and the two begin a passionate affair.
Spy drama starring Richard Johnson as British adventurer Bulldog Drummond. When a group of seductively beautiful women start committing a series of political assassinations, Bulldog Drummond is called in to investigate. Before long Drummond has determined that his old rival Carl Petersen (Nigel Green) is responsible, and the scene is set for a taut confrontation in Petersen's isloated castle.
A classic Hitchcock chiller based on the novel by Joseph Conrad. In Thirties London, unbeknown to his wife Sylvia (Sylvia Sidney), cinema manager Karl Verloc (Oscar Homolka) is acting as a paid saboteur. After Karl's cutting off of London's electricity supply fails to create the havoc his employers hoped for, Karl is charged with delivering a bomb to Piccadilly Circus. However, the police are already on his trail.
A superb ensemble cast falls in for action in Stanley Kubrick's brilliant saga about the Vietnam War and the dehumanizing process that turns people into trained killers.
Joker, Animal Mother, Gomer, Eightball, Cowboy and more - all are plunged into a boot-camp hell pitbulled by a leatherlung D.I. who views the would-be devil dogs as grunts, maggots or something less.
The action is savage, the story unsparing, the dialogue spiked with scathing humor. Full Metal Jacket, from its rigours of basic training to its nightmare of combat in Hue City, scores a cinematic direct hit.
Collection of 12 silent short films made by Charlie Chaplin during his partnership with Mutual Films. In 'The Floorwalker' (1916), Chaplin causes chaos in a department store and then runs into a thieving employee with whom he shares an uncanny resemblance. In 'The Fireman' (1916), a fire chief (Eric Campbell) is advised to ignore the burning house of a local (Lloyd Bacon) so he can collect the insurance money. But trouble ensues when another fire breaks out nearby. In 'The Vagabond' (1916), a violinist (Chaplin) meets and rescues a girl (Edna Purviance) from a gang of gypsies, only to have their relationship complicated by the arrival of an artist (Bacon). In 'One A.M.' (1916), Chaplin plays a young man who struggles around his house after a late night of drinking. In 'The Count' (1916), Chaplin takes the place of a Count at a party after he is fired for burning his trousers. In 'The Pawnshop' (1916), a young assistant (Chaplin) battles with his fellow employee (John Rand) whilst terrorising his boss (Henry Bergman). In 'Behind the Screen' (1916), Chaplin plays a stagehand working in a film studio where three films are being shot simultaneously. In 'The Rink' (1916), a waiter uses his lunch break to go roller skating. In 'Easy Street' (1917), the little tramp takes on the role of a police officer to maintain law and order in a slum. In 'The Cure' (1917), an alcoholic checks into a health spa to dire results. In 'The Immigrant' (1917), two voyagers fall in love on their boat journey from Europe to America. In 'The Adventurer' (1917), Chaplin escapes from prison and falls in love with a wealthy young lady (Purviance), much to the annoyance of her current suitor (Campbell).
A non-threatening alien (Michael Rennie) comes to Earth in 1951 with a message of peace, but he is shot and wounded by nervous troops. His ten-foot robot, Gort, immediately renders all Earth weapons useless while the alien delivers an ultimatum to the world: stop fighting or be destroyed.
Early starring vehicle for George Formby, the man with the ukelele and the toothy grin. Despite being on his uppers, George is still prepared to pawn his beloved banjo in order to help his girlfriend save her niece from the orphanage. Help seems to be at hand when George is left a fortune by his old auntie, but unfortunately his inheritance is hidden inside a chair which has already been auctioned off! Can George and his chums track down his rightful due before his grasping solicitor (Alastair Sim, in an early film appearance) snatches the lot? It's hard to say, but he still finds time to perform both the title song and the classic 'When I'm Cleaning Windows'.
Double bill of classic thrillers directed by Stanley Kubrick. In 'The Killing' (1956), Johnny Clay (Sterling Hayden) gets out of prison after a five-year stint and begins to put together plans for a million dollar race track heist. As he gathers his crew together, it seems that Johnny's plan is fool-proof and is sure to go off without a hitch. However, when gang member George Peatty (Elisha Cook Jr) tells his wife (Marie Windsor) about the plans, and she in turn tells her boyfriend (Vince Edwards), the seeds are sown for the whole operation's undoing. In 'Killer's Kiss' (1955), boxer Davy Gordon (Jamie Smith) finds himself in a world of trouble when he intervenes and saves dancer Gloria Price (Irene Kane) from her seedy and violent boss Vincent Raphello (Frank Silvera). Davy and Gloria fall in love and plan to leave the city and make a fresh start, but Vincent is angry and jealous and sends his men to kill the young lovers...
Stanley Donen's popular 1960s romantic comedy chronicling the ups and downs of a marriage. Albert Finney and Audrey Hepburn star as the Wallaces, a couple who have been together with varying degrees of satisfaction for the last 12 years. Architect Mark (Finney) and musician Joanna (Hepburn) first met in Europe, where Mark was backpacking and Joanna was studying music - and over the years they have continued to love each other, but are unsure if they are still 'in love'. The film uses a non-linear structure, jumping between the couple's honeymoon, their initiation into parenthood, their separate infidelities, and the present, in which they reminisce together, analyse their unravelling marriage and decide whether it's worth continuing.
Classic German silent film directed by Georg W. Pabst. When Thymian (Louise Brooks), the young daughter of chemist Robert Henning (Josef Rovensky), discovers that her father has got their housekeeper Elisabeth (Sybille Schmitz) pregnant, she begins to wonder if she knows who her father really is. When Elisabeth's body is found after an apparent suicide, Thymian seeks refuge in the arms of Robert's assistant Meinert (Fritz Rasp) who takes advantage of her leaving her distraught and with child. After giving up the unwanted baby she falls into a job as a prostitute and starts on a downward spiral to destruction.
Steve McQueen stars in this classic action movie about Frank Bullitt, a San Francisco detective who has become hardened to crime. He is assigned by an over ambitious politician Chalmers (Robert Vaughn) to protect a key Mafia member who is due to appear in hearings that would catapault Chalmers into the public eye. But the safe house is ambushed, his friend is murdered and the witness is critically injured. Bullitt decides to search for the origin of the leak and the killers himself, despite Chalmers trying to interfere and shut down the investigation in a bid to keeping the hearings going. The film features one of cinema's most famous car chases, and expert driver McQueen performs all his own stunts.
Rex Harrison plays novelist Charles Condomine who is plagued by the ghost of his sexy first wife Elvira.
Second wife Ruth doesn't believe him and brings in eccentric medium Madam Arcati to get proof.
Lean and Coward's third screen collaboration (after In Which We Serve and This Happy Breed and before Brief Encounter) is a sophisticated and witty delight.
In black & white.
A Boulting Brothers comedy starring a host of British stars. Roger Thursby (Ian Carmichael) is an overly keen, newly-qualified barrister who rubs his fellow barristers up the wrong way. When he is thrown in at the deep-end, with a particularly hot-tempered judge (Miles Malleson) and tricky case, Thursby learns how to prove himself not only to the judge and fellow barristers but also to the public gallery.
Michael Caine stars in this epic story of the battle of Rorke's Drift, on January 22nd 1879, where 1,200 British troops found themselves completely outnumbered by irate Zulu warriors in Natal, South Africa. Having already destroyed a very large British garrison, 4,000 Zulu warriors are now on their way to overcome the handful of men stationed at Rorke's Drift. The two lieutenants in charge of the garrison, Jon Chard (Stanley Baker) and Gonville Bromhead (Caine), are at odds with each other, but manage to rally the men together and put up a courageous fight. Only a few of the men survived, eleven receiving the Victoria Cross.
First of the Ealing comedies. A bunch of crooks use a comic paper, featuring stories penned by Felix H. Wilkinson (Alastair Sim), to pass on coded messages for robberies. When the comic's readership, a bunch of East End boys, discover what's going on they go to the police. The local constabulary, however, are no help, and so the plucky lads set out to foil the robbers themselves.
Walter Neff, naive insurance man, falls for the seductive charms of his beautiful client Phyllis Dietrichson.
Together they plot to get rid of her dull husband and collect on the "double indemnity" life policy.
Legendary director Billy Wilder assembled a brilliant cast which also includes Edward G. Robinson.
In black & white.
Oh brother! Peter Sellers stars as John Smallwood, an idealistic Reverend appointed to the parish of an upper-class village by mistake. With a bad habit of telling the truth at all times, Smallwood makes several clerical decisions that shock his wealthy, landed-gentry parishioners.
When he convinces the selfish owner of a laxative firm to "see the light" and sell off all her holdings on behalf of the poor and downtrodden, by doing so the woman wrecks her business - which is the principal source of income for the community where Smallwood works.
Retreating from town with an angry mob on his heels, Smallwood relocates to a tiny island in the Pacific. Since the island is the site of a missile base, and since the local astronauts have shown signs of agnosticism, where else is there for Sellers to go...but up?
In black & white.
Clarissa befriends impoverished stunner Hesther who then repays her friendship by trying to steal Clarissa's evil husband. An all-star cast (Margaret Lockwood, James Mason, Phyllis Calvert and Stewart Granger) bring this elaborate, romantic, melodramatic costume drama to life.
Double feature starring Basil Rathbone as detective Sherlock Holmes. In 'Terror by Night', a precious jewel is stolen from a train and Holmes must use all his powers of deduction to solve the mystery. In 'Dressed to Kill', a beautiful woman and her gang of criminals attempt to match their wits with Sherlock Holmes.
The true, dramatic story of Franz von Werra, the only German prisoner-of-war in Britain to escape and return to his homeland.
The Battle of Britain is at its height. Out of the vapour-traced sky a Messerschmitt spins and plunges onto British soil. Even though the pilot is captured, he is extremely confident and an official interrogation does not deter him from his one objective - to escape and return home against all the odds.
His bid for freedom takes him from England to Canada and into the still neutral United States - before making his way back to Germany.
The One That Got Away stars Hardy Kruger - a real-life prisoner of war, who escaped from the Americans on three occasions - as the cocky and charismatic von Werra.
In black & white.
This Special Collector's Edition DVD provides a fascinating new look into the riveting drama that is Gallipoli, the much-acclaimed film directed by Peter Weir.
Mel Gibson and Mark Lee are electrifying as the two patriotic young army enlistees drawn into the ill-planned and disastrous Battle of Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I.
The result is a stirring, unforgettable motion picture.
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