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Restored version of the Fritz Lang classic containing an extra 25 minutes of new footage previously thought lost. Lang's acclaimed vision of a 21st century city is widely held to be one of the greatest films of the silent era. In the year 2000, industrialist John Frederson (Alfred Abel) rules over a giant city where the workers exist only as an underclass. They call for rebellion, but their leader Maria (Brigitte Helm) urges them to wait for a mediator. When Frederson kidnaps Maria and replaces her with a robot replica, the workers are incited to revolt.
After a hold-up and killing, Wade and his gang are captured. Wade's men break out of jail, and now wait for the chance to rescue him. The authorities suspect that a daring escape plan is in the make, so they look for a guard to escort Wade by train to Yuma to stand trial.
The marshal offers a bounty and Dan Evans, a poor rancher hit hard by a crippling drought, takes on the job. His wife pleads with him to save his own life by letting Wade go free, but for Evans, it's a matter of principle as well as money. He takes Wade and begins the dangerous trek to the station.
Upon leaving jail, petty criminal Charlie Croker (Michael Caine) inherits a carefully planned $4,000,000 gold robbery in Italy. With the original mastermind of the plan murdered, Croker needs financial backing and finds it in Mr Bridger (Noel Coward in his last screen role), a quintessential English crime boss still incarcerated by Her Majesty's Prison Service. Bridger supplies Charlie with his own gang of bank robbers, getaway drivers and computer whizz-kids, and helps him plan the heist (during the practice runs Caine utters the infamous phrase 'you were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off'), which results in the world's biggest traffic jam. The gang's getaway in red, white and blue minis is accompanied by the tune 'Getta Bloomin Move On' (aka 'Self Preservation Society') written by Quincy Jones and George Martin.
Alfred Hitchcock described this, his third feature, as the first to display the patented Hitch 'touch' (it was also the first to feature a cameo by the director). The foggy streets of London have fallen prey to the 'Avenger' - an unknown killer whose victims are all blonde women. When a handsome lodger (Ivor Novello) arrives at a local boarding house, his suspicious behaviour leads to him being accused of the crimes and hotly pursued by a lynch mob out for justice. But is he really guilty? Composer Nitin Sawhney provides a new musical score for this version of the film.
"Plain arithmetic. Money splits better two ways instead of three," smooth-talking outlaw Ben Vandergroat reasons to his captors, three bounty hunters thrown together by chance.
They're taking him to justice in Abilene, but Ben has other ideas. If he can set the men against each other - play on their greed, their fears, their vanities - he may be able to make his break to freedom.
In the third of his five landmark Anthony Mann-directed westerns, James Stewart stars as the relentless leader of bounty hunters caught in the snare of their hunted captive.
Directed by thrill master John Carpenter, this edge-of-your seat adventure stars Kurt Russell as Jack Burton, a tough talking, wisecracking truck driver who's hum-drum life on the road takes a sudden supernatural tailspin when his best friend's fiancee is kidnapped.
Speeding to the rescue, Jack finds himself deep beneath San Francisco's Chinatown, in a murky, creature filled world ruled by Lo Pan, a 2000-year-old magician who mercilessly presides over an empire of spirits.
Dodging demons and facing baffling terrors, Jack battles his way through Lo Pan's dark domain in a full-throttle, action-riddled ride to rescue the girl. Co-starring Kim Cattrall, this effects-filled sci-fi spectacle speeds to an incredible, twist-taking finish.
This atmospheric thriller provided the breakthrough role for Hayley Mills, playing opposite her father John.
Polish sailor Korchinsky is furious to discover his lover has left him for another man and shoots her. The crime is witnessed by 10-year-old Gillie who steals the gun.
Investigating officer Graham is in pursuit when Korchinsky abducts Gillie.
In black & white.
Classic British war film based on the novel by Pierre Boulle in which a group of POWs are forced to build a bridge in Burma for the Japanese. Colonel Nicholson (Alec Guinness) is the appointed leader of the men interned in the camp. When the Japanese commander, Colonel Saito (Sessue Hayakawa), orders his captives to build a bridge across the river Kwai, Nicholson agrees on the basis that the project will keep his men occupied and give them an opportunity to prove, through the quality of their work, the superiority of British engineering. However, as the bridge progresses and the POWs strive to show their craftsmanship, Nicholson appears to lose sight of the fact that the ultimate object of the bridge is to help the Japanese win the war. The impending arrival of a British commando team, sent to destroy the bridge, looks set to provide a stern test of where the true loyalties of the increasingly obsessive Nicholson lie.
Robert Aldrich directs this thriller starring Bette Davis as Charlotte Hollis, an ageing recluse who was accused of killing her lover, John Mayhew (Bruce Dern), as a young woman. Now living in the family home, alone except for her housekeeper, Velma (Agnes Moorehead), Charlotte faces eviction as plans for a new highway get underway. She refuses to leave, however, and asks for help with her predicament from her cousin, Miriam (Olivia de Havilland), and local doctor Drew (Joseph Cotten). While Charlotte's already fragile mental health worsens, Agnes senses Miriam and Drew are after her employer's money and seeks assistance from insurance investigator Harry Willis (Cecil Kellaway) who has already shown an interest in the murder case and has been in contact with Mayhew's widow, Jewel (Mary Astor). While the situation becomes even more horrific for Charlotte, the truth about what happened on the night of the murder may finally be revealed...
Wolfgang Petersen's Das Boot is regarded as one of the most outstanding and accurate representations of Germany's elite U-boat crewmen during World War II.
Told from the German perspective the crew aboard the U-96 are portrayed in a hopeless life-and-death struggle coping with endless hours of loneliness and desperation, giving way to terror when confronted by the enemy.
Martin Vanderhof (Lionel Barrymore) is an eccentric who retired from the rat race thirty years ago and now uses his fortune to encourage his family and friends to pursue their interests. While Vanderhof paints (badly), other family members make fireworks, party masks and practice ballet. The only comparatively normal relative is Alice (Jean Arthur), Vanderhof's granddaughter, who works as a receptionist for businessman Anthony P. Kirby (Edward Arnold). Alice is in love with Kirby's son, Stewart (James Stewart), but matters are complicated when it transpires that Kirby wishes to purchase and demolish Vanderhof's mansion in order to build on the land.
In an Oscars-nominated performance Bette Midler portrays a rock star whose success is laced with so much booze, drugs and hard-living; it eventually causes her downfall.
Trapped in a self-created hell, Rose begs her manager for time off from her concert tour. When he refuses, she seeks comfort and love in the arms of a handsome drifter, but even he cannot handle her life of excess.
Electrifying musical numbers, including the hit song "The Rose' make the film a pop culture classic.
Classic Ealing comedy. During the Second World War, the inhabitants of a small Hebridean island are wilting under a chronic shortage of whisky. When a ship is wrecked on the shore, it is discovered to contain 50,000 cases of malt, which are promptly appropriated by the menfolk of the island. All is well until an English Home Guard commander - determined to see the whisky restored to its rightful owners - calls in Her Majesty's Customs, and the islanders make frantic attempts to hide their treasured alcoholic booty!
Otto Preminger directs this classic thriller starring Laurence Olivier and Carol Lynley. A young American mother who has recently moved to England goes to pick her daughter Bunny up from her first day at school only to find she's missing. As the police investigation gets underway, it becomes apparent that this is far from an ordinary missing kid case: in fact it seems that, given the evidence, Bunny Lake never existed. As the case unfolds, the police, led by Superintendent Newhouse (Olivier), begin to suspect that Ann Lake (Lynley) may be suffering from delusions and that Bunny might be no more than a figment of her imagination. Worse yet, Ann's brother (Kier Dullea) backs the police theory.
This is the remarkable true story of Douglas Bader, a pilot in the RAF who overcomes every obstacle to prove his worth.
He is a young and ambitious pilot who, after a plane crash, is badly injured. Although doctors expect him to die, he survives but loses both his legs.
As his colleagues prepare for his horror and devastation, they find instead a determination in him which refuses to be changed by the accident. He re-enters the RAF where he is determined to continue his career as a pilot.
Director Karel Reisz's adaptation of Alan Sillitoe's novel about a hard-living factory worker and the married woman he seduces. Arthur Seaton (Albert Finney) is a young man filled with a rage perhaps even he doesn't fully understand. Working in the tough environment of a Nottingham factory, he compensates for the drudgery and discipline of his weekday life with weekends spent drinking and womanising. His affair with a fellow factory worker's wife, Brenda (Rachel Roberts), seems especially ill-advised - particularly when Brenda informs him that she is pregnant with his child. With abortion illegal at the time, Arthur and Brenda face a difficult dilemma. Will Arthur face up to the kind of domestic responsibilities he openly scorns in his own parents, or run harder than ever?
A powerful school drama about a veteran who becomes a teacher and takes on a group of delinquent youths.
Classic drama based on the novel by Graham Greene. In England during the second World War, Sarah Miles (Deborah Kerr) is the bored wife of a British civil servent. When Mr. Miles (Peter Cushing) introduces her to American writer Maurice Bendrix (Van Johnson) at one of the couple's cocktail parties, she is unable to deny her attraction to him, or to resist his interest in her. Almost as quickly as the two become deeply involved, spinning their dreams into plans for a long future together, Sarah mysteriously brings their affair to an end. With the help of a private detective (Albert Parks), Maurice sets out to find out why: did Sarah never love Maurice, or did she love him too much?
Gottfried Reinhardt directs this grim courtroom drama set in West Germany. Four American GIs are accused of raping a German girl, but their wily defence lawyers seek to get them all acquitted. The cast includes Kirk Douglas, Robert Blake, Frank Sutton and Christine Kaufmann.
Sidney Poitier stars in this British drama based on E.R. Braithwaite's novel. Mark Thackeray (Poitier) is an engineer who loses his job and turns to teaching in a tough school in London's East End. He immediately faces hostility from his students - the graduating class - who are determined to break his spirit. However, Thackeray counters by treating the teenagers as young adults, attempting to prepare them for life in the outside world. Gradually, as he takes the class on field trips to museums and similar outings, Thackeray earns both their affection and respect.
Raoul Walsh directs the classic Douglas Fairbanks version of the tale of a young thief who sets out to win the heart of a beautiful princess. With his impressive acrobatic skills and the assistance of some imaginative special effects, the thief determines to prove himself worthy of his royal sweetheart and embarks on an adventure which takes him through the Valley of Fire, the Vale of Dragons, the Cavern of the Enchanted Trees and the Abode of the Winged Horse. But opposition comes in the form of an evil Mongol prince who will stop at nothing in his attempts to make the princess his bride.
World War II thriller written and directed by Billy Wilder. After a major defeat to Erwin Rommel (Erich von Stroheim)'s Afrika Korps, Corporal John Bramble (Franchot Tone) becomes the lone survivor of his British tank crew. Unfortunately for him, the first hotel he stumbles into along the North African desert is being taken over by German soldiers to be used as headquarters for Rommel and his team. In order to protect his identity from the enemy, Bramble poses as a valued German spy and learns he is soon to be sent to Cairo. The corporal tries to use his assumed position to gain information on Rommel's top secret plans involving hidden supply dumps, but will Bramble be able to relay the intelligence back to his superiors and make it out of Rommel's headquarters alive?
David Lean directs this classic adaptation of Dickens's novel about a young orphan who develops 'great expectations' after a mysterious benefactor pledges to sponsor his transformation into a gentleman. Pip (Anthony Wager) is visiting the graves of his deceased parents when he finds himself confronted by an escaped convict, Magwitch (Finlay Currie). Unfortunately for Pip, Magwitch isn't the only frightening adult he becomes acquainted with. When Miss Havisham (Martita Hunt), an eccentric old woman still dressed for the wedding at which she was abandoned by her groom years ago, seeks a playmate for her charge, Estella (Jean Simmons), it is Pip who is sent for. The boy quickly falls in love with Estella, though his hopes seem forlorn due to the gap in social standing between the two. When an older Pip (John Mills) discovers that he has a benefactor, he feels that Estella may be won, but has he read the situation correctly?
Carolina is the setting for this family drama which has a young tomboy (Jennifer Jones) falling for a local gentleman (Charlton Heston). Their relationship is as tempestuous as her lifestyle, which eventually takes her off to the seas as the captain of a ship.
A Western spoof in which a prim girl (Jane Fonda) hires a once-famous gunman to protect her father from the gunman's evil twin brother (both played by Lee Marvin). Unfortunately the man she hires is now a drunken bum and no match for his tin-nosed twin. When her father is killed, she takes it upon herself to track down the murderer. With musical interludes from Nat King Cole and Stubby Kaye.
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