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Mr. Nice Guy


director  Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
written by  Fibe Ma · Edward Tang
starring  Jackie Chan · Richard Norton · Miki Lee
language(s)  english
format  blu-ray

 

He chops, he dices, he purees! Jackie Chan has the recipe for delicious action-comedy entertainment when he plays a celebrity TV chef caught in a deadly dispute between rival Australian crime lords. With Chan in the kitchen, you know there’ll be more pow! than kung pao, and the irrepressible star does not disappoint. Take a look at the in-one-door, out-the-other fight sequence staged at a construction site and you’ll discover what we mean. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, along comes Chan with something new. Then something newer. The breathtaking, lightning-quick fun and excitement just might have you shouting, “Nice kick! Nice spin! Nice move!” He is, after all, Mr. Nice Guy.

 

The Time Machine


director  George Pal
Written by  David Duncan
starring  Rod Taylor · Alan Young · Yvette Mimieux
language(s)  english
format  DVD and blu-ray

 

Here today, gone to tomorrow. When George (Rod Taylor) sits at the controls of his new creation, he has all the time in the world. He’s invented a Time Machine that whisks him from 1899 to war-ravaged moments of the 20th century and into 802701. In that far-off era, passive Eloi face a grim future as prey to the glow-eyed subterranean Morlocks…unless the time-traveling stranger from the past intervenes. At the controls of the movie of H.G. Wells’ classic The Time Machine (now digitally restored and remastered and in remixed Dolby Stereo) is effects trailblazer George Pal, whose features and short films won a combined seven Oscars and Special Awards. One winner was this beloved adventure loaded with visual marvels from the nuclear destruction of London (complete with lava eruption) to the colorful whirligig of time travel.

Running on Empty


director  Sidney Lumet
written by  Naomi Foner
starring  River Phoenix · Christine Lahti · Judd Hirsch
language(s)  english
format  blu-ray

 

After anti-war activists Annie and Arthur Pope (Christine Lahti and Judd Hirsch) blew up a napalm lab in 1971, they became lifelong fugitives. They and their children have stayed just one step ahead of the law, running from state to state, job to job, identity to identity. But now elder son Danny (River Phoenix) wants to stop running from a past not his. And to do so, he might never see his on-the-lam family again. Directed by Sidney Lumet from Naomi Foner’s Golden Globe Award-winning screenplay, this powerful, bittersweet movie also stars Martha Plimpton and Steven Hill, and earned acting honors for the emotional performances of Lahti (Los Angeles Film Critics Best Actress Award) and Phoenix (named Best Supporting Actor by the National Board of Review).

Jason and the Argonauts


director  Don Chaffey
written by  Jan Read · Beverly Cross
starring  Todd Armstrong · Nancy Kovack · Gary Raymond
language(s)  english
format  DVD and blu-ray

 

Don Chaffey directs this classic 1960s adventure starring Todd Armstrong and Douglas Wilmer. Two decades after the King of Thessaly was murdered by his infant son, Jason (Armstrong) returns to the kingdom to make his claim to the throne. In order to be proved the rightful king, however, Jason must find and retrieve the magical golden fleece. As he embarks on his quest with a loyal army in tow, Jason discovers quickly that his journey will not be simple. As they come across a 100-foot bronze giant, a venomous creature with seven heads and an army of skeletons seeking a battle, Jason and his crew must fight the hardest fight of their lives if they are to succeed in bringing home the golden fleece.

Forbidden Planet


director  Fred M. Wilcox
written by  Cyril Hume
starring  Walter Pidgeon · Anne Francis · Leslie Nielsen
language(s)  english
format  DVD and blu-ray

 

American sci-fi adventure starring Walter Pidgeon, Leslie Nielsen and Anne Francis. In the 23rd century, Altair IV is a planet populated only by the scientist Dr. Edward Morbius (Pidgeon), his daughter Altaira (Francis) and a droid named Robby the Robot. Morbius’ obsession with discovering the secrets of the underground cities of the Krell and its long-dead inhabitants led him to kill all of his fellow explorers. However, his research is once again threatened with the arrival of another expedition, whose leader, Commander Adams (Nielson), is not deterred by the doctor’s efforts to keep him away from either his adopted home or his daughter. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for its special effects.

Excalibur


director  John Boorman
written by  Rospo Pallenberg · John Boorman
starring  Nigel Terry · Helen Mirren · Nicholas Clay
language(s)  english
format  blu-ray

 

John Boorman directs this epic fantasy drama retelling the legend of King Arthur (Nigel Terry). Years after Merlin (Nicol Williamson) retrieves Excalibur, young Arthur pulls the mythical sword from the stone and is finally recognised as Uther Pendragon (Gabriel Byrne)’s son and the kingdom’s rightful king. Years later, King Arthur builds his legendary castle at Camelot, forms the Round Table and marries the object of his affection, Guinevere (Cherie Lunghi), a relationship which Merlin foresees trouble in. Meanwhile, the wizard takes on Arthur’s half-sister Morgana (Helen Mirren) as his apprentice and the knight Sir Lancelot (Nicholas Clay) confesses his love for Arthur’s wife Guinevere, beginning a sequence of events which devastate the land. King Arthur tries to return his kingdom to its former glory and sends his knights on a quest to find the Holy Grail but faces opposition from Morgana and her powerful allies.

The Shop Around The Corner


director  Ernst Lubitsch
written by  Samson Raphaelson
starring  Margaret Sullavan · James Stewart · Frank Morgon
language(s)  english
format  blu-ray

 

Tell bickering Budapest gift-shop workers Alfred and Klara that they love each other and they might call you crazy. No lover can compare to the romantic, secret pen pal each knows only as Dear Friend. What Alfred and Klara don’t know, of course, is that they are each other’s Dear Friend. In the third of their four luminous screen pairings, Margaret Sullavan and James Stewart star in this valentines to love wrapped in the ribbon of director Ernst Lubitsch’s trademark touch: wit instead of buffoonery, sentiment instead of sentimentality, affection instead of attitude. AS enchanting today as it was yesterday, The Shop Around the Corner will cheerfully reward your patronage.

King Kong


director  Merian C. Cooper · Ernest B. Schoedsack
written by  James Ashmore Creelman · Ruth Rose
starring  Fay Wray · Robert Armstrong · Bruce Cabot
language(s)  english
format  DVD and blu-ray

 

Classic monster movie following a magnificent beast who falls in love with a woman and is taken to New York City. Director Carl Denham (Robert Armstrong) and actress Ann Darrow (Fay Wray) arrive on the prehistoric Skull Island to shoot a film. While there, they encounter a giant ape known as King Kong, who is worshipped as a god by the local inhabitants.The mighty Kong shows his sensitive side by falling for Ann, and, after his transportation to New York to be put on public display, rampages across the city in search of his new love.

The Thing From Another World


director  Christian Nyby
written by  Charles Lederer
starring  Kenneth Tobey · Margaret Sheridan · James Arness
language(s)  english
format  blu-ray

 

1950s sci-fi horror produced by Howard Hawks. After an unknown spacecraft crashes near a remote scientific outpost in the Arctic, a US Air Force crew is dispatched from Alaska to investigate. They frantically begin to recover the craft, which is encased in ice, and find a frozen body buried nearby. They take it back to their base and, while they argue over how to proceed with their discovery, the alien life form escapes and begins feeding on any living creature it can find…

Gaslight


director  George Cukor
written by  John Van Druten · Walter Reisch · John L. Balderston
starring  Charles Boyer · Ingrid Bergman · Joseph Cotten
language(s)  english
format  blu-ray

 

Lights flicker and dim. Footsteps sound from a sealed-off attic. Mysterious events only vulnerable young Paula sees and hears make her fear she’s losing her mind – exactly what treacherous spouse Gregory hopes. Directed by George Cukor, Gaslight shines as a superb exercise in suspense. Ingrid Bergman won her first Academy Award as Paula, doubting her sanity while clinging to it. Fellow Oscar nominee Charles Boyer skillfully plays against type as smoothly evil Gregory. Joseph Cotten, Dame May Whitty and an 18-year-old Angela Lansbury in her movie debut (also capturing an Oscar nomination) help make the Victorian era vividly realised through production design that earned an Academy Award.

Soylent Green


director  Richard Fleischer
written by  Stanley R. Greenberg
starring  Charlton Heston · Edward G. Robinson · Leigh Taylor-Young
language(s)  english
format  DVD and blu-ray

 

Richard Fleischer directs this sci-fi thriller starring Charlton Heston and Leigh Taylor-Young. In a dystopian, futuristic New York in the year 2022, almost 20 million citizens, half of the city’s population, are out of work. Voluntary death is encouraged by government clinics and people live on rations of a green food called Soylent produced by the Soylent Corporation. The film follows NYPD Detective Frank Thorn (Heston) as he investigates the murder of a wealthy business magnate in the dictatorial Soylent research camp.

Don't be afraid of the Dark


director  John Newland
written by  Nigel McKeand
starring  Kim Darby · Jim Hutton · Barbara Anderson
language(s)  english
format  blu-ray

 

An old house…a mysterious locked room…a terrifying secret. Elements that make a horror movie memorably chilling get a taut, spooky reworking in Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. Kim Darby (True Grit) and Jim Hutton (The Green Berets) star as Sally and Alex, young marrieds who inherit a crumbling mansion. Despite warnings to leave well enough alone in her new home, Sally unlocks the mysterious room, opens a bricked-up fi replace…and unleashes a horde of hideous whispering, murdering mini-demons only she can see and hear. This is the original TV movie that inspired the 2010 theatrical movie starring Katie Holmes and Guy Pearce.

 

The Mystery of the Wax Museum


director  Michael Curtiz
written by  Don Mullaly · Carl Erickson
starring  Lionel Atwill · Fay Wray · Glenda Farrell
language(s)  english
format  blu-ray

 

Bodies are mysteriously disappearing all over town, and a new wax museum has just opened. Is there a connection? But of course! In this horror classic, Fay Wray (King Kong) stars as the intended next victim of a mad wax sculptor obsessed with her resemblance to one of his prior creations. Glenda Farrell plays a quintessential wisecracking newspaper reporter, and noted actor Lionel Atwill is the deranged artist who loses his studio to a fire set by his partner.

Barry Lyndon


director  Stanley Kubrick
written by  Stanley Kubrick
starring  Ryan O’Neal · Marisa Berenson · Patrick Magee
language(s)  english
format  DVD and blu-ray

 

Stanley Kubrick writes and directs this period drama based on the novel by William Makepeace Thackeray. Redmond Barry (Ryan O’Neal) is an Irish country boy who falls in love with well-to-do local girl Nora Brady (Gay Hamilton) and is subsequently tricked by her family into leaving town. Disillusioned with love, the broken-hearted youngster then embarks on an adventure which sees him serve in the Seven Years War, earn a living as a professional gambler, and eventually move into the higher ranks of society when he meets and marries the beautiful Lady Lyndon (Marisa Berenson). However, despite the luck which has brought him such riches, it is this final move, the cynical choice to marry for social advancement rather than love, which brings about Barry’s downfall.

Airplane


director  Jim Abrahams · David Zucker · Jerry Zucker
written by  Jim Abrahams · David Zucker · Jerry Zucker
starring  Robert Hays · Julie Hagerty · Leslie Nielsen
language(s)  english
format  DVD and blu-ray

 

Voted “one of the 10 funniest movies ever made” by the American Film Institute, Airplane! celebrates 40 years of off-the-wall laughs with this limited edition remastered Blu-ray, from a 4K fi lm transfer supervised by the directors. Robert Hays is an ex-fighter pilot forced to take over the controls of an airliner when the flight crew succumbs to food poisoning, Julie Hagerty co-stars as his girlfriend/stewardess/co-pilot, and joins a cast of all-stars including Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Leslie Nielsen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar… and more! Their hilarious high jinks spoof airplane disaster flicks, religious zealots, television commercials, romantic love… the list whirls by in rapid succession.

White Heat


director  Raoul Walsh
written by  Ivan Goff · Ben Roberts
starring  James Cagney · Virginia Mayo · Edmond O’Brien
language(s)  english
format  DVD and blu-ray

 

 

The Maltese Falcon


director  John Huston
written by  John Huston
starring  Humphrey Bogart · Mary Astor · Gladys George
language(s)  english
format  DVD and blu-ray

 

John Huston directs this classic film noir adaptation of Dashiell Hammett’s novel, starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor. Sam Spade (Bogart) is a cynical private eye caught up in the hunt for a jewel-encrusted falcon while searching for the murderer of his partner, Miles Archer (Jerome Cowan). His fellow treasure hunters include Joel Cairo (Peter Lorre), Kasper Gutman (Sydney Greenstreet), psychotic tearaway Wilmer Cook (Elisha Cook Jr) and the duplicitous femme fatale Brigid O’Shaughnessy (Astor).

1984


director  Michael Radford
written by  Michael Radford
starring  John Hurt · Richard Burton · Suzanna Hamilton
language(s)  english
format  DVD and blu-ray

 

John Hurt and Richard Burton star in this classic drama based on the novel by George Orwell. In a holocaustic future world perpetually at war, where failure to conform is the ultimate crime, Winston Smith (Hurt) rewrites history books and finds himself dreaming of escape from the all-seeing eyes of the authorities. He embarks on a passionate and illegal affair with a young woman (Suzanna Hamilton) but they are soon caught and Smith undergoes a nightmarish brainwashing at the hands of the chief inquisitor O’Brien (Burton).

Logan's Run


director  Michael Anderson
written by  David Zelag Goodman
starring  Michael York · Jenny Agutter · Richard Jordan
language(s)  english
format  DVD and blu-ray

 

Michael York stars in the title role of this sci-fi action adventure alongside Jenny Agutter. In the year 2274, the remaining members of the human race that inhabitant a sealed city, are forced to undergo a renewing ritual called Carousel when they reach the age of 30. Logan (York), a member of the elite security forces known as Sandmen, becomes intrigued about the fate of a young woman named Jessica (Agutter) and decides to aid her bid to escape from the city…

Deathtrap


director  Sidney Lumet
written by  Jay Presson Allen
starring  Michael Caine · Christopher Reeve · Dyan Cannon
language(s)  english
format  blu-ray

 

If you were a famed mystery playwright with a devastating string of recent flops, what would you do for a can’t-miss thriller script? Beg for it? Pay for it? Kill for it? Get snared in Deathtrap, the fiendishly funny film version of Ira Levin’s Broadway hit starring Michael Caine as the blocked writer, Dyan Cannon as his loving, naive wife and Christopher Reeve as a former student who’s written a play so flawless “even a gifted director couldn’t ruin it.” Gifted director Sidney Lumet and screenwriter Jay Presson Allen pack this movie’s insidious hairpin twists with such drop-dead wit and delightful dread that you’ll stop laughing… only long enough to gasp in surprise.

 

 

The Shining


director  Stanley Kubrick
written by  Stanley Kubrick · Diane Johnson
starring  Jack Nicholson · Shelley Duvall · Danny Lloyd
language(s)  english
format  DVD and blu-ray

 

Stanley Kubrick directs this chilling adaptation of the Stephen King shocker. Seeking solitude in order to write a novel, Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) takes a job as an off-season caretaker at the remote Overlook Hotel in Colorado. Eager to get started, Jack disregards warnings that the isolation drove a former caretaker mad, and moves into the massive resort with his wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and son Danny (Danny Lloyd). But Danny has a supernatural gift which makes him aware of an evil lurking in the hotel, and sure enough, as winter storms cut the hotel off from civilisation, Jack gradually becomes murderously insane.

Full Metal Jacket


director  Stanley Kubrick
written by  Stanley Kubrick
starring  Matthew Modine · R. Lee Ermey · Gustav Hasford
language(s)  english
format  DVD and blu-ray

 

Stanley Kubrick directs this war drama starring Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin and R. Lee Ermey. Detailing the dehumanizing effect of military combat, the film follows a platoon of Vietnam conscripts as they join the US Marines and undergo rigorous boot camp training overseen by sadistic drill instructor Gunnery Sergeant Hartman (Ermey). Upon graduating, one of the recruits, Joker (Modine), is thrown into the war at the height of the Tet Offensive.

The Last Picture Show


director  Peter Bogdanovich
written by  Larry McMurtry · Peter Bogdanovich
starring  Timothy Bottoms · Jeff Bridges · Cybill Shepherd
language(s)  english
format  DVD and blu-ray

 

Classic tale of small town adolescence and sexual intrigue from director Peter Bogdanovich. Set in 1950s Texas, the film follows the exploits of high school football stars Sonny Crawford (Timothy Bottoms) and Duane Jackson (Jeff Bridges) as they take their first steps into adulthood – Sonny drifting into an affair with an older woman (Cloris Leachman), and Duane experiencing problems with his self-centred, social-climbing girlfriend Jacy Farrow (Cybill Shepherd). Meanwhile, the local cinema so dear to the friends and so evocative of the innocence of their childhood years, is faced with closure.

2001: A Space Odyssey


director  Stanley Kubrick
written by  Stanley Kubrick · Arthur C. Clarke
starring  Keir Dullea · Gary Lockwood · William Sylvester
language(s)  english
format  blu-ray

 

Sci-fi epic directed by Stanley Kubrick. At the dawn of mankind, a tribe of ape-like beings are visited on Earth by a large black monolith. Thousands of years later, in the year 2001, scientist Dr Heywood Floyd (William Sylvester) discovers a similar black monolith on the moon, which then emits a signal aimed at the planet Jupiter. A year later, astronauts Dr David Bowman (Keir Dullea) and Dr Frank Poole (Gary Lockwood) are en route to Jupiter to investigate the signal’s destination and purpose. However, their mission comes under threat when their ship’s sentient computer, HAL (voice of Douglas Rain), seemingly develops a malfunction.

Point Blank


director  John Boorman
written by  Alexander Jacobs · David Newhouse · Rafe Newhouse
starring  Lee Marvin · Angie Dickenson · Keenan Wynn
language(s)  english
format  DVD and blu-ray

 

John Boorman directs this 1960s crime thriller starring Lee Marvin and Angie Dickinson. After helping to pull off a heist, gangster Walker (Marvin) is double-crossed and left for dead by his friend Reese (John Vernon). Two years later he reappears in Los Angeles and sets about retrieving his share of the money. When he discovers that Reese gave all of the loot to a crime organisation to which he was indebted, Walker, assisted by his sister-in-law Chris (Dickinson), targets each of the syndicate’s leaders who are reluctant to cough up the dough.

Donnie Brasco


director  Mike Newell
written by  Paul Attanasio
starring  Johnny Depp · Al Pacino · Michael Madsen
language(s)  english
format  DVD and blu-ray

 

Al Pacino and Johnny Depp star in this crime drama directed by Mike Newell. In late 1970s New York, FBI agent Joe Pistone (Depp) goes undercover to infiltrate the Mafia as his alter-ego Donnie Brasco. He befriends ageing hitman Lefty Ruggerio (Pacino) who inducts him into the ways of the mob. As Brasco, Pistone becomes immersed in the world of organised crime and violence, but at the same time comes to regard Lefty as a friend. He knows, however, that when his assignment is over and his cover blown, it will mean certain death for the man who has taken him under his wing. The cast also includes Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby and James Russo.

Pretty in Pink


director  Howard Deutch
written by  John Hughes
starring  Molly Ringwald · Jon Cryer · Harry Dean Stanton
language(s)  english
format  blu-ray

 

A newly remastered Blu-ray, from a 4K film transfer supervised by director Howard Deutch, Pretty in Pink looks prettier than ever. Teen sensations Molly Ringwald (Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club) and Andrew McCarthy (St. Elmo’s Fire) drew rave reviews for their starring performances in this hit love story produced and written by John Hughes (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles). Andie is a high school girl from the other side of town. Blane’s the wealthy heartthrob who asks her to the prom. But as fast as their romance builds, it’s threatened by the painful reality of peer pressure. From its bittersweet story to its hip New Wave soundtrack, the film features great supporting performances from Harry Dean Stanton, Jon Cryer, James Spader and Annie Potts.

Casablanca


director  Michael Curtiz
written by  Julius J. Epstein ·
Philip G. Epstein · Howard Koch 
starring  Humphrey Bogart · Ingrid Bergman · Paul Henreid
language(s)  english
format  DVD and blu-ray

 

Classic war-time romantic drama starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. During World War II former lovers Rick Blaine (Bogart) and Ilsa Lund (Bergman) are reunited by chance in Casablanca, where he runs a nightclub and she, with her husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), is working for the Czech Resistance. Recriminations, rekindled desires and patriotic duty battle for primacy as Ilsa’s husband tries to outwit the local Nazis and escape from Morocco, whilst Rick and Ilsa rekindle their love for one another.

Escape To Victory


director  John Huston
written by
Yabo Yablonsky · Djordje Milicevic · Jeff Maguire 
starring  Michael Caine · Sylvester Stallone · Pelé
language(s)  english
format  blu-ray

 

Stallone, Caine and Pele take a kick at the Fuhrer. This is no ordinary soccer match. This is war! The battlefield: a stadium in occupied Paris. The armies: German all-stars vs. ragtag Allied POWs. The objective: demonstrate another “proof” of Aryan superiority. Guess who wins. Better yet, guess who cleverly uses the match as a means of escape. Sylvester Stallone, Michael Caine and Max von Sydow star in this rouser directed by the legendary John Huston. The climactic match is a heart-in-the-throat, hat-in-the-air exhibition of brute force and balletic grace featuring soccer legends Pele, Bobby Moore, Osvaldo Ardiles, Co Prins, Mike Summerbee and more.

 

 

Fatal Attraction


director  Adrian Lyne
written by  James Dearden
starring  Michael Douglas · Glenn Close · Anne Archer
language(s)  english
format  blu-ray

 

Stylish and sexy, FATAL ATTRACTION took audiences to terrifying new heights with its thrilling story of a casual encounter gone terribly awry. Newly remastered from a 4K film transfer supervised by director Adrian Lyne, this box office smash was nominated for six Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Actress (Glenn Close).

 

 


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