DramaTom Hanks gives an astonishing performance as Forrest, an everyman whose simple innocence comes to embody a generation. Alongside his mamma (Sally Field), his best friend Bubba (Mykelti Williamson), and his favorite girl Jenny (Robin Wright), Forrest has a ringside seat for the most memorable events of the second half of the 20th century. Winner of six Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, Best Director (Robert Zemeckis), and Best Actor (Tom Hanks), FORREST GUMP remains one of the great movie triumphs of all time.
MusicalsJohn Travolta solidified his position as the most versatile and magnetic screen presence of the decade in this film version of the smash hit play Grease. Recording star Olivia Newton–John made her American film debut as Sandy, Travolta's naive love interest. The impressive supporting cast reads like a "who's who" in this quintessential musical about the fabulous '50s. Grease is not just a nostalgic look at a simpler decade – it's an energetic and exciting musical homage to the age of rock 'n' roll.
Kids & FamilyExperience the song-filled celebration of friendship, fun and adventure that was the last film to receive Walt Disney's personal touch. Embark on a thrilling, adventure-filled journey with the boy Mowgli as he makes his way to the man-village with Bagheera, the wise panther. Along the way he meets jazzy King Louie, the hypnotic snake Kaa and the lovable, happy-go-lucky bear Baloo, who teaches Mowgli "The Bare Necessities" of life and the true meaning of friendship.
WesternSet during the Civil War, three disparate drifters... (the poncho-clad, cigar-chewing, silent but supremely confident "Man With No Name"--The Good; the evil bounty hunter--The Bad; and a renegade Mexican bandit--The Ugly)... search for a Confederate cash box containing $200,000, which is hidden in a distant cemetery in an unmarked grave. Their journey will carry them through the ferocity of the Civil War landscape. Sometimes they masquerade as Confederates, and others as Yankees. When they arrive at the cemetery and find the treasure is when the REAL violence begins...
DramaThis winner of two Academy Awards, GHOST is still one of the most memorable romantic ﬁlms ever made. Patrick Swayze is Sam, recently departed from the living world, but left behind in spirit form. While desperate to reconnect with the love of his life, Molly (Demi Moore), he discovers his death wasn’t just a random robbery gone bad. To solve his own murder, he enlists the talents of a skeptical psychic (Whoopi Goldberg), who doesn’t even believe her own abilities. Featuring a memorable Maurice Jarre score and a heartbreaking, yet often funny script by Bruce Joel Rubin, GHOST is a truly unique genre-defying ﬁlm that will cross over into your heart and never leave.
Kids & FamilyWalt Disney's Animated Classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is celebrated the world over for its timeless story, iconic characters and unforgettable music ("Heigh-Ho"). Snow White sparkles like never before with a brilliant, all-new, state-of-the-art digital restoration! The beautiful and kindhearted princess Snow White charms every creature in the kingdom except one -- her jealous stepmother, the Queen. When the Magic Mirror proclaims Snow White is the fairest one of all, she must flee into the forest, where she befriends the lovable seven dwarfs -- Doc, Sneezy, Grumpy, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy and Dopey. But when the Queen tricks Snow White with an enchanted apple, only the magic of true love's kiss can save her! Share this beloved classic with your family and celebrate Snow White's happily ever after again and again!
Daniel Petrie Jr., Danilo Bach, Martin Brest, Sam Simon, Vincent Patrick & William D. Wittliff
ComedyThe heat is on in this fast paced action-comedy starring Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley, a street smart Detroit cop tracking down his best friend's killer in Beverly Hills. Axel quickly learns that his wild style doesn't fit in with the Beverly Hills Police Department, which assigns two officers (Judge Reinhold and John Ashton) to make sure things don't get out of hand. Dragging the stuffy detectives along for the ride, Axel smashes through a huge culture clash in his hilarious, high-speed pursuit of justice. Featuring cameos by Paul Reiser, Bronson Pinchot and Damon Wayans, Beverly Hills Cop is an exhilarating sidesplitting adventure!
Action & AdventureThe Longest Day is a vivid, hour-by-hour recreation of the historic D-Day assault upon the beaches of Normandy during World War II.. Featuring a stellar international cast, and told from the perspectives of both sides, it is a fascinating look at the massive preparations, mistakes, and random events that determined the outcome of one of the biggest battles in history. Winner of two 1962 Academy Awards® (Special Effects and Cinematography), The Longest Day ranks as one of Hollywood's truly great war films.
DramaRichard Burton, Rex Harrison and Elizabeth Taylor star in one of the greatest screen spectacles ever made - the story of the Queen of the Nile and her love affairs with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. The film is distinguished by superb performances from Burton and Harrison (nominated for an Oscar), but at its center is Elizabeth Taylor in one of the most glamorous roles of her career. Astounding in scope and grandeur, the picture won Oscars for cinematography, sets and special effects. It's famous moments include moviedom's most flamboyant entrance - Cleopatra's dazzling arrival in Rome. Bolstered by a talented supporting cast and utterly stunning backdrops, here is a truly epic portrayal of the woman who conquered two of Rome's greatest soldiers, affected the course of history, and became synonymous with beguiling beauty - Cleopatra.
ClassicsDirected by acclaimed Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro ('Goodfellas,' 'The Godfather: Part II') and adapted from Chazz Palminteri's successful one-man play, 'A Bronx Tale' is a character-driven crime drama. Growing up in the Bronx in the 1960s, an adolescent is torn between his working-class father and a violent yet charismatic crime boss.
DramaA self-made Boston millionaire Thomas Crown (Steve McQueen) masterminds a bank heist in hopes of leaving it all behind. Tired of being part of the Establishment, he has hopes of pulling off the caper and flying to Rio. The cast of crooks lead by Erwin Weaver (Jack Weston) manage to pull off the robbery without a hitch and without ever actually meeting Crown. After depositing 3 million into a Swiss bank account and paying off the crooks, Crown waits for the insurance company to repay the bank for the loss. With the help of savvy detective Eddy Malone (Paul Burke), insurance investigator Vicky Anderson (Faye Dunaway) attempts to find the mastermind behind the heist.
ComedyThe daughter (Audrey Hepburn) of a wealthy Frenchman (Hugh Griffith) who creates counterfeit art learns her father is in danger of being exposed as a crook. She decides to steal the family's forged Cellini sculpture from a museum before experts can examine it and enlists a society burglar (Peter O'Toole) to help her.
ThrillerAcademy Award winner Humphrey Bogart stars in this classic film noir as tough San Francisco private detective Sam Spade in the classic, convoluted story of Spade's involvement with a deadly band of international thieves who will lie, double cross and murder to obtain a small, jewel-encrusted statue known as The Maltese Falcon. Sam Spade's (Bogart) partner, Miles Archer (Jerome Cowan), accepts a job protecting a young woman (Mary Astor). Neither Spade nor Archer believe the woman or the story she tells them, but they do believe her money. Then, when Archer is murdered, Spade's search for the killer drags him in the web of lies and death spun by the desperate people seeking The Maltese Falcon.
ComedyPaul Hogan stars in the hilarious, endearing box-office comedy smash as Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee, a free spirited Australian who hunts crocodiles with his bare hands, stares down giant water buffaloes, and drinks mere mortals under the table. But he's about to face the ultimate torture test--a trip to New York City. Beautiful and tenacious reporter Sue Charlton (Linda Kozlowski) gets more than just a story as the "wonder from Down Under" rocks the Big Apple to its core.
ThrillerStrange thing about this trip. So much occurs in pairs. Tennis star Guy (Farley Granger) hates his unfaithful wife. Mysterious Bruno (Robert Walker) hates his father. How perfect for a playful proposal: I'll kill yours, you kill mine. Now look at how Alfred Hitchcock reinforces the duality of human nature. The more you watch, the more you'll see. "Isn't it a fascinating design?" the Master of Suspense often asked. Actually, it's doubly fascinating. Hitchcock left behind two versions of Strangers on a Train. The original version (Side A) is an all-time thriller classic. A recently found longer prerelease British print (Side B) offers "a startling amplification of Bruno's flamboyance, his homoerotic attraction to Guy and his psychotic personality," according to Bill Desowitz of Film Comment. The laying bare of Bruno's hidden nature, along with the great set pieces (head-turning tennis match, disintegrating carousel) and suspense as only Hitchcock can deliver, makes for a first-class trip
HorrorA New England village is plagued by vampirism in this blood-curdling shocker based on the bestselling novel by Stephen King, directed by Tobe Hooper (Poltergeist) and starring David Soul, James Mason, Bonnie Bedelia, Lew Ayres and Ed Flanders. Sinister events bring together a writer fascinated with an old hilltop house, a suave antiques dealer whose expertise goes beyond bric-a-brac and the dealer's mysterious, pale-skinned partner. Year: 1979
Action & AdventureThey were goldbricks until they found out about the gold bricks a fortune in Nazi-confiscated bullion! Clint Eastwood reups with the director of his Where Eagles Dare for the action-filled and tongue-in-cheek tale of GIs who decide to get something extra out of the war. Eastwood's title character masterminds a scheme to slip behind enemy lines and steal the loot. Co-stars include a trio on the verge of big-time TV success: Carroll O'Connor, Telly Savalas and Gavin MacLeod. Plus, Don Rickles plays the expectedly outspoken Crapgame. And in the same year as his starmaking M*A*S*H, Donald Sutherland is Oddball, World War II's only hippie. Dig it!
HorrorOn a desolate country highway, two homeward-bound teens (Gina Philips, Chained and Justin Long, Drag Me to Hell) are nearly run off the road by a maniac in a beat-up truck... and later spot him shoving what appears to be a body down a sewer pipe. But when they stop to investigate, they discover that the grisly reality at the bottom of that pipe is far worse than they could have ever suspected... and that they are now the targets of an evil far more unspeakable (and unstoppable) than they could have ever imagined!
Kids & FamilyCaesar offers the Gauls a deal: if they can perform twelve special tasks successfully, he will hand over the Roman empire to them. If the Gauls fail, they will have to surrender to the Roman Empire. Asterix (fortified by Magic Potion) is ready to take on the challenge.
Action & AdventureTwo years after he is double-crossed and left for dead by his dirty partner, gangster Lee Marvin seeks deadly revenge. This action-packed thriller stars Oscar-winner Marvin ("Cat Ballou," "The Dirty Dozen"), Angie Dickinson ("Dressed to Kill," TV's "Police Woman"), Emmy-winner Carroll O'Connor (TV's "All in the Family," "In the Heat of the Night"), and Keenan Wynn ("Mary Poppins," "Dr. Strangelove"). Directed by Academy Award-nominee John Boorman ("Deliverance," "Hope and Glory"). Produced by Oscar-winner Robert Chartoff ("Rocky," "Raging Bull").
ClassicsChristmas is not a time of celebration for the tight-fisted Ebenezer Scrooge (Alistair Sim). Scrooge turns aside all charity, treats his overworked clerk Bob Cratchit (Mervyn Johns) with contempt and regards all kindness as 'humbug'. One night, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of Jacob Marley (Michael Hordern), his late business partner.
ComedyThis Oscar nominated film has the legendary Cary Grant as a government attorney who can't seem to shake his bad fortune. Living on a houseboat, widowed and left with three unruly kids, he hires Sophia Loren as a governess. The magnetic Loren and the charming Grant add up to a cheeky, urbane comedy.
MusicalsOut-of-work singer Julie Andrews conspires with Robert Preston to pose as a female impersonator in order to get work on the Paris cabaret circuit. But her sudden success becomes complicated when American night club operator James Garner falls in love with her, correctly believing she really is a woman. Laughs pile up as Andrews tries to maintain the charade while Garner's jealous girlfriend, Lesley Ann Warren, tries to uncover the truth.
ThrillerTwenty-four crucial hours in the lives of three ethnically diverse young men, representatives of a generation relegated to the public housing projects on the outskirts of Paris. There is a riot on the housing estate after a police beating leaves a young Arab nearly dead.
WesternRanking with Stagecoach as one of the greatest of its genre, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is the modern-day western to beat all westerns. John Ford, whose very name is synonymous with "westerns," directed the ideal cast. Jimmy Stewart plays the bungling but charming big-city lawyer determined to rid the fair village of Shinbone of its number one nuisance and bad man: Liberty Valance (Lee Marvin). And as if all that weren't enough, the biggest star that ever aimed a six-shooter plays the Man of the title: John Wayne. Super sincere Stewart and rugged rancher Wayne also share the same love interest (Vera Miles). One gets the gunman, but the other gets the gal.
ThrillerAcademy Award-winning psychological thriller stars Oscar-winner Ingrid Bergman ("Casablanca," "Anastasia") as a newlywed unaware that her seemingly charming husband, Charles Boyer ("Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse"), is a crazed murderer. After they move into her family's Victorian mansion, he schemes to drive her insane while he searches for a hidden cache of rubies. Chilling and suspenseful, it was nominated for Best Picture and Script. Bergman earned a well-deserved Oscar for her performance as the vulnerable heroine. Boyer and teenage Angela Lansbury (TV's "Murder, She Wrote," "National Velvet") each received nominations. Directed by the great Oscar-winner George Cukor ("My Fair Lady," "The Philadelphia Story"). With Joseph Cotton ("Citizen Kane," "The Magnificent Ambersons") and Oscar-nominee Dame May Whitty ("Mrs. Miniver").
ComedyNorman Pitkin is the village milkman, employed by Grimsdale’s Dairy. Every morning he sets off with his milk churn and horse to provide the eccentric villagers with milk for their early morning cups of tea. But when giant rival, Mr Hunter of Consolidated Dairies, tries to take over Grimsdale’s patch, Pitkin courageously assumes command of Grimsdale’s ‘troops’ in the fight ahead. Consolidated Dairies has all the resources. Grimsdale has none.
ComedyOscar-winner James Stewart ("It's a Wonderful Life," "The Philadelphia Story") is a Budapest store clerk who finds himself feuding with his co-worker, Oscar-nominee Margaret Sullavan ("Three Comrades"), only to unknowingly fall in love with her. Co-starring Oscar-nominee Frank Morgan ("The Wizard of Oz") and Oscar-winner Joseph Schildkraut ("The Life of Emile Zola"). Inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry.
DramaRelive the drama, conflict and power of one of the most influential anti-war films ever made - All Quiet on the Western Front. Universal's first Best Picture Academy Award® winner is now available in its original glory completely restored by the Library of Congress. Follow a group of idealistic young men as they join the German Army during World War I and are assigned to the Western Front, where their patriotism is destroyed by the harsh realities of combat. The hard-hitting, timeless masterpiece returns with stunning visual enhancement to its deserving place in film history! "****! Time hasn't dimmed its power, or poignancy, one bit." (Leonard Maltin)
HorrorAn iconic film of German expressionist cinema, and one of the most famous of all silent movies, F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror continues to haunt and indeed, terrify modern audiences with the unshakable power of its images. By teasing a host of occult atmospherics out of dilapidated set-pieces and innocuous real-world locations alike, Murnau captured on celluloid the deep-rooted elements of a waking nightmare, and launched the signature 'Murnau-style' that would change cinema history forever. In this first-ever screen adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, a simple real-estate transaction leads an intrepid businessman deep into the superstitious heart of Transylvania. There he encounters the otherworldly Count Orlok - portrayed by the legendary Max Schreck, in a performance the very backstory of which, has spawned its own mythology - who soon after embarks upon a cross-continental voyage to take up residence in a distant new land, establishing his ambiguous dominion. A
ComedyEnrol at the wacky College of Lifemanship where a senior host of Great British comedians teach a completely uproarious course on how to come out tops in any social situation. Study with Alastair Sim and learn his valuable hints on the art of comic One-upmanship. Follow his expert advice to victimised Ian Carmichael about romance and you’ll be a top class pupil fully equipped to cope with life’s hilarious humiliations without really cheating.
ComedyAlfie is the ultimate Ladykiller. He is wonderfully successful with women. He also rarely gets emotionally involved with them. He has a series of reversals in which his health is threatened, he has a child who is adopted by another man, gets a married woman pregnant and must procure an abortion for her, and when he decides to settle down is rejected for a younger man.
ComedyThe sinister Dr Watt has an evil scheme going. He's kidnapping beautiful young women and turning them into mannequins to sell to local stores. Fortunately for Dr Watt, Detective-Sergeant Bung is on the case, and he doesn't have a clue! In this send up of the Hammer Horror movies, there are send-ups of all the horror greats from Frankenstein to Dr Jekyl and Mr Hyde.
ComedyRichard Dreyfuss as a struggling actor and Marsha Mason as an even more struggling actress/dancer/mother deliver comedy repartee and bitter-to-best romance in Neil Simon's lustrous charmer featuring Dreyfuss' Academy Award-winning Best Actor performance.
DramaA Canterbury Tale is not a sermon - it is a story about an old custom. Over five hundred years ago, Chaucer wrote his poems about the pilgrims he saw making their way to St Thomas A Beckett’s shine in Canterbury Cathedral, where they went to seek a blessing or to do penance. Through the stories of four modern pilgrims we see that the tradition and spirit of A Canterbury Tale is unchanged.
HorrorClassic Hammer horror starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. Jonathan Harker (John Van Eyssen) journeys to Castle Dracula, where he is turned into one of the undead by the famous vampire (Lee). Doctor Van Helsing (Cushing) arrives and drives a stake through Harker's heart, but must then pursue Dracula to London, where the Count intends to make Harker's fiancée Lucy Holmwood his bride.
DramaAgnes Vardas classic captures Paris at the height of the sixties in this intriguing tale expertly presented in real time about a singer (palyed toperfection by Corinne Marchand) whose life is in turmoil as she awaits a biopsy test result. As well as memorable cameos from director Jean-Luc Godard and actress Anna Karina, it also includes an appearance and impressive score from Oscar-nominated composer Michel Legrand.
Kids & FamilyIn Egypt, Cleopatra has made a bet with Caesar that her new summer home will be built within just a few weeks. To win the bet, she enlists the help of Asterix, Obelix and their Magic Potion...
ClassicsWilliam Holden portrays a screenwriter with a script deadline in three days. When he asks secretary Audrey Hepburn to help concoct ideas, she acts out a potpourri of preposterous plots. Beautifully shot on location in Paris by famed cinematographer Claude Renoir.
ComedyNorman Pitkin wants to follow in his Dad’s footsteps and become a policeman, but unfortunately he is well below the required height. However, at the lodging house of Mrs. Stammers, they believe Norman to be someone fairly high up in Scotland Yard, although his superiors rely on him for one thing only - to clean their cars. That is until one day he drenches the new Commissioner, who dismisses him.
Action & AdventureClint Eastwood stars as Walt Coogan, a soft-spoken, straightforward, Arizona lawman who is sent to New York City to extradite captured murderer James Ringerman (Don Stroud). Coogan slips up, Ringerman escapes again, and the hunt is on! Coogan's unorthodox law enforcement techniques don't go over too well with frustrated NYC Police Lieutenant McElroy (Lee J. Cobb), who can't decide which is worse... the prisoner, or the lawman!
HorrorAfter a mysterious blackout, the inhabitants of a British village give birth to emotionless, super-powered offspring. As the children grow, their dominance over the town increases until their leader discovers that they are the vanguard of an alien invasion. The cult classic that inspired a sequel ("The Children of the Damned") and a 1995 remake.
Drama"Details Publicity British submarine ‘Sea Tiger’ docks after a long voyage and the crew are given a week’s leave. Each heads off for his chosen destination. However all their arrangements are then cancelled as they are recalled to their sub and instructed to find and destroy a Nazi battleship, the ‘Brandenburg’. On their way, they pick up three German seamen who tell them where the ship lies in the treacherous Baltic Sea. When they eventually find it they fire their torpedoes but must beat a hasty retreat. They do not know if they were successful and must return to port quickly to refuel, not knowing if the ‘Brandenburg’ is following them."
ClassicsTwo worthy Academy Award® nominees from 1950's Sunset Boulevard – actor William Holden and director Billy Wilder – reteamed three years later for the gripping World War II drama, Stalag 17. The result was another Best Director nomination for Wilder (his fourth), and the elusive Best Actor Oscar® for Holden. Holden portrays the jaded, scheming Sergeant J.J. Sefton, a prisoner at the notorious German prison camp, who spends his days dreaming up rackets and trading with the Germans for special privileges. But when two prisoners are killed in an escape attempt, it becomes obvious that there is a spy among the prisoners. Is it Sefton? Famed producer/director Otto Preminger tackles a rare acting role as the camp's commandant; actor Robert Strauss won a Supporting Actor nomination for his role as "Animal."
ComedyAcademy Award winners Sir Laurence Olivier and Greer Garson star in the film adaptation of Jane Austin's classic novel Pride and Prejudice. The socially conscious Mrs. Bennet (Mary Boland), with the begrudging help of her husband (Edmund Gwenn), sets out to find suitable--and suitably rich--husbands for her five daughters. The already difficult project becomes even more complicated when Mrs. Bennet's strongest-willed daughter, Elizabeth (Garson), decides to pursue rich and handsome, but cynical and boorish, Mr. Darcy (Olivier). But Elizabeth will only win Mr. Darcy on her own terms--and only after exacting genteel revenge for his initial indifference toward her in this story of romance, wit and manners.
ThrillerBased on the novel by Vera Caspary, this classic noir mystery about the disfiguring murder of the title character (Gene Tierney) has a detective (Dana Andrews) falling in love with the portrait of the fallen femme fatal. He looks to a trio of suspects to solve the bloody crime; a newspaper critic (Clifton Webb), Laura's playboy fiance (Vincent Price) and Laura's socialite aunt (Judith Anderson). The mystery is turned on its head when the still very alive Laura reappears.
DramaPaul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Orson Welles, Anthony Franciosa, Lee Remick and Angela Lansbury co-star in this riveting tale of life in the Deep South. When Ben Quick (Newman), a suspected barnburner drifts into town, he catches the eye of Will Varner, a tyrannical, intimidating patriarch (Welles) who decides Quick is the ideal husband for his spinsterish daughter (Woodward). But once the loner moves in, the two men lock horns, drawing Varner's family into a complex web of emotions leaving all of them changed forever. Based on several short stories by William Faulkner.
DramaWhen a ship of Americans and Britons is sunk by a missile from a German U-boat during WWII, the survivors must cope with the elements - and each other. Unfortunately, they know nothing about navigation or survival at sea, and quickly begin to turn on each other. So when they pull the Nazi U-boat Captain out of the sea they have no choice but to trust his superior survival skills, even though the course he is steering is back to his boat, and he is taking them as prisoners of war.
Sci-Fi & FantasyOne of the best science-fiction films of the 50's, The Incredible Shrinking Man is a gripping and thought-provoking classic. Scott Carey (Grant Williams) encounters a mysterious radioactive mist on a boating trip and soon finds his life taking on a bizarre and frightening twist. His physical size begins to diminish as he shrinks to a mere two inches. Suddenly ordinary household situations loom over him with lethal intensity: a playful cat becomes a demon and a spider a gargantuan monster. Carey finds he must rely on his wits to survive in his new oversized world in this fascinating film based on Richard Matheson's riveting screenplay.
ClassicsBuddy Holly laid the foundations for a generation of popular music with his ground-breaking combination of country music and rhythm & blues. This film tells his story from its explosive beginning to its tragic end with Gary Busey giving an electrifying performance as the young genius from Lubbock, Texas, who changed the tune of rock 'n' roll history. Young Buddy's studious appearance gave no hint of the new music which was about to take the world by storm. His unique brand of rock 'n' roll catapulted him and the Crickets to national stardom in just three short years with hits such as ''That'll Be The Day'' and ''Peggy Sue''. Despite opposition from the mainly redneck Texas community, his mother who nagged him to get a proper job and his girlfriend who wanted to tame him, by the age of 22, Holly had it all but the trials and tribulations of fame began to take its toll and his brilliant career ended in tragedy all too quickly. The Buddy Holly Story is one of the best biopics ever produce
DramaSet in tumultuous 12th century England, Saxon knights do battle against the Norman invaders in an effort to free their kidnapped king. Nominated for Best Picture, Cinematography, and Music, this Sir Walter Scott classic stars Robert Taylor ("Magnificent Obsession") in the title role, Oscar-winners Elizabeth Taylor ("Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," "National Velvet"), Joan Fontaine ("Rebecca," "Suspicion"), and George Sanders ("All About Eve," "The Picture of Dorian Gray," "Village of the Damned"). Highlighted by gripping battle scenes, stunning scenery and costumes.
Comedy"Norman Puckle is in despair: his love for a haughty cinema attendant has been spurned. After trying to commit suicide, he is rescued and persuaded to join the navy. There he continuously causes havoc, until he is hand-picked by the Admiral as the first man to be sent into space aboard their new craft. But why has the Admiral selected an apparently bungling idiot, and, more importantly, how on earth will Norman cope? With Ian Hunter and David Lodge."
ComedyFall in for the ever film in the highly acclaimed Carry On comedy series - now a British Institution. Kenneth Williams, Kenneth Connor and Charles Hawtrey are prankish misfits who become the hilarious bane of an Army Officer's existence when he makes a bet he will turn them into Star Award soldiers - or bust!
WesternAfflicted with a terminal illness, John Bernard Brooks (John Wayne), the last of the legendary gunfighters, quietly returns to Carson City for medical attention from his old friend Dr. Hostetler (James Stewart). Aware that his days are numbered, the troubled man seeks solace and peace in a boarding house run by a widow (Lauren Bacall) and her son (Ron Howard). However, it is not Brook's fate to die in peace, as he becomes embroiled in one last valiant battle.
HorrorTwo English couples are stranded while on holiday in the Carpathian mountains. A Driverless carriage appears to come to their rescue, taking them to a sinister castle that appears on no map. They reluctantly accept the hospitality of a mysterious character called Klove. That night one of the tourists, Alan decides to investigate the castle and discovers a stone sarcophagus. He is murdered by Klove who mixes the traveller's blood with ashes and a familiar shape begins to form - that of Count Dracula.
Comedy"Failing at his job, Norman decides to seek another. He applies for a job as the wealthy Lady Banderville’s window cleaner. When he travels out to her estate he finds it surrounded by high walls, barbed wire and electric fences. These, Lady Banderville explains, are because she fears that someone will try to kidnap her foolhardy son, Sir Reginald, a born practical joker."
ComedyAbbott and Costello, as railroad baggage clerks, receive a strange shipment - the last remains of Dracula and Frankenstein's monster. But this deadly duo is still very much alive. So when the shipment arrives at the House of Horrors, the Monsters are not in their crates but have disappeared to a secret hideaway island. Blamed for the disappearance, Abbott and Costello follow their trail to the island, where not only do they meet up with Dracula (Bela Lugosi) and the Monster (Glenn Strange), but a Mad Scientist (Charles Bradstreet) who wants to switch Costello's brain with that of the Monster. With everyone chasing each other, the Wolf Man (Lon Chaney, Jr.) shows up to scare them all. In the end everything works out: Costello finds romance and the Monsters find their final resting places...or do they?
ComedyOscar and Golden Globe-winner Joan Crawford ("What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?") and Oscar-winner Norma Shearer ("Marie Antoinette") star in this enjoyable comedy about a happily married woman who lets her catty friends talk her into divorce when her husband strays. Oscar and Golden Globe-winner Rosalind Russell ("Auntie Mame") and Oscar and Emmy-nominee Ruth Hussey ("The Philadelphia Story") co-star. Directed by Oscar-winner George Cukor ("My Fair Lady").
DramaThis is an all-star adaptation of Graham Green's novel about the political nightmare that was Haiti under "Papa Doc" Duvalier. The film follows the observations of a white hotel owner and his increasing depression as he watches the Caribbean country decline into barbarism. The characters in his world include a rebel leader, politically "charged" hotel guests, an European ambassador (who he's having an affair with), and a British opportunist arms dealer.
DramaOscar-winning adaptation of the classic Louisa May Alcott novel about the four March sisters who fight to keep their family together and find love while their father is off fighting the Civil War. Starring Oscar-winner Katharine Hepburn ("The Philadelphia Story," "The African Queen"), Oscar-winner Paul Lukas ("Watch on the Rhine"), Joan Bennett ("Father of the Bride"), and Frances Dee ("Of Human Bondage"). Oscar-winner George Cukor ("My Fair Lady") received an Oscar-nomination for Best Director. Nominated for Best Picture and winner for Best Script.
DramaCharles Dickens' classic story is brought to the screen in this Oscar-nominated production. Set during the French Revolution, two men find themselves in love with the same woman. Starring Oscar-winner Ronald Colman ("The Prisoner of Zenda") and Oscar-nominees Basil Rathbone ("The Adventures of Robin Hood") and Edna May Oliver ("Little Women").
Action & AdventureIn this sequel to The Quatermass Experiement, Professor Quatermass investigates an area of much meteoric activity and discovers that a government research station is instead a headquarters for gaseous aliens from outer space. Their mission is to invade the bodies of British citizens and government officials, and conquer Earth. Only the courage and scientific skills of the Professor can save the planet.
ClassicsPoor Jerome Littlefield (Jerry Lewis). He wants to be a doctor but that's not exactly the perfect career choice when you're hopelessly squeamish. So he settles for the job of orderly at the Whitestone Sanitarium, a career move that's guaranteed to keep the patients and viewers in stitches! The fun begins with Sammy Davis, Jr.'s rendition of the film's title song and continues as the bumbling Jerome, a one-man disaster area, triggers chaos every time he tries to lend a helping hand. From causing the patients more trauma to a highspeed ambulance chase, Lewis and his healthy dose of comic mishaps are the perfect prescription for all that ails you.
DramaAcclaimed adaptation of the Marcel Pagnol novel, and Best Film BAFTA winner. City-dweller Jean moves his family to the Provence countryside in the 1920s to forge a new life as a farmer. But his proud, cocky neighbouring rival Le Papet schemes with his simple-minded nephew to acquire some nearby land ensuring the novice owner never discovers an all-important natural spring on the property. A wholly captivating, emotionally powerful and beautifully photographed classic epic of innocence, greed, envy and revenge.
DocumentaryTen years following the Holocaust, Alain Resnais documents the abandoned grounds of Auschwitz while reflecting on the rise of Nazi ideology and the harrowing lives of the camp prisoners using haunting wartime footage. NIGHT AND FOG was one of the first films made about the Holocaust and remains one of the most important commentaries about ONE OF THE DARKEST PERIODS OF OUR HISTORY.
MusicalsIt's a high-spirited Oscar-nominated musical clash between respectable waitress Judy Garland and wicked dance-hall queen Angela Lansbury when a restaurant chain opens up along railroad lines in the wild west of 1880's New Mexico. Get on board for the Oscar-winning song, "On the Atchison, Topeka and Sante Fe." A lavish MGM production, based on a true story. Starring Academy Award-winners Garland ("The Wizard of Oz," "Meet Me in St. Louis") and Lansbury (TV's "Murder, She Wrote," "Gaslight") with Ray Bolger ("The Wizard of Oz"), Marjorie Main ("Meet Me in St. Louis"), Academy Award-nominee Chill Wills ("The Alamo," TV's "Francis, The Talking Mule") and Cyd Charisse ("Singin' in the Rain"). Directed by the acclaimed George Sidney ("Bye Bye Birdie," "Show Boat," "The Three Musketeers") and produced by Oscar-winner Arthur Freed ("An American in Paris," "Gigi").
WesternGunman gone good George and his wife Dora are trying to live a peaceful life. But George's gunslinging ways are legendary - and attract the attention of other gunmen who feel up for a challenge. The couple moves to a new town in the hopes of finally finding a normal life. When George gets drunk and spills the beans, can he and Dora trust the townsfolk to keep their secret? A Western with a message the whole family can enjoy.
DocumentaryA new man joins the civilian firefighters at a London unit during the Second World War. He meets his fellow firemen and firewomen, manages to enjoy some leisure time with them, and then goes on his first mission with the crew as it attempts to save an explosives warehouse on Trinidad Street near the London docks. Fires Were Started is a witty, poetic account of the war effort understood as the acts of everyday Londoners. You can work hard watching it dissecting the poetic sequences of imagery; you can take it easy and enjoy the people we meet or you can follow the exciting narrative of 24 hours during the bombing of London.
ClassicsThe Pickwick Club sends Mr. Pickwick and a group of friends to travel across England and to report back on the interesting things they find. In the course of their travels, they repeatedly encounter the friendly but disreputable Mr. Jingle, who becomes a continual source of trouble for all who know him. Pickwick himself is the victim of a number of misunderstandings that bring him both embarrassment and problems with the law.
Action & AdventureThe legend of King Arthur comes alive in this Oscar-nominated picture. Stars Oscar-nominee Ava Gardner ("Mogambo") as Lady Guinevere, caught in a passionate love triangle with Robert Taylor ("Ivanhoe," "Magnificent Obsession") as Sir Lancelot and Mel Ferrer ("War and Peace") as the noble King Arthur.
DramaOscar-winners Rosalind Russell ("Auntie Mame") and Robert Donat ("Goodbye, Mr. Chips") star in this Oscar-nominated drama about a struggling doctor who gives up his ideals for a posh high-society practice. In the process, he nearly loses his wife and his friends before tragedy opens his eyes. Co-starring Oscar-winner Rex Harrison ("My Fair Lady"). Nominated for four Oscars, including Best Picture, Director and Actor (Donat).
ComedyFrank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Deborah Kerr star in this screwball comedy about an ad man and his wife who head to Mexico to get a divorce but change their minds after she winds up accidentally married to his best friend. All-star supporting cast, including Cesar Romero, Nancy Sinatra and Trini Lopez.
DramaFour soldiers (Frank Silvera, Paul Mazursky, Kenneth Harp, Stephen Coit) are trapped behind enemy lines and are forced to confront their fears and desires. When they come across a peasant girl (Virginia Leith) the horrors of war quickly become apparent.
Action & AdventureSean Connery is Johnson, a hard-boiled British police detective who is overwhelmed by a child molestation case. His reaction during the interrogation is to kill the suspect, and he is suspended. He eventually emotionally completely falls apart, and it is hinted that his violent reaction to the suspect was due to his latent tendencies as a pedophile.
DramaScreen legend and Academy Award-winner Bette Davis ("All About Eve," "Dark Victory") stars with Emmy-nominee Barry Sullivan ("Rich Man, Poor Man") in this compelling look at why people drift apart in marriage and seek divorce, with all its consequences. With Frances Dee ("Of Human Bondage"), Richard Anderson ("The Six Million Dollar Man") and Otto Kruger ("High Noon"). Rated a high *** (three stars) by Leonard Maltin!
DramaHumphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck and Alexis Smith star in this thriller of an artist who can only find inspiration in murder and of the two women who inspire him, the two women he loves--The Two Mrs. Carrolls. When artist Geoffrey Carroll (Bogart) meets Sally Morton while on a fishing trip to Scotland, romance sparks between the pair. Back home, Geoffrey paints a portrait of his wife as the Angel of Death just before she dies mysteriously. But Geoffrey and Sally soon wed and live happily together for a time. Now, the local pharmacist is blackmailing Geoffrey; Geoffrey spends time with the much younger Cecily (Alexis Smith) while he paints Sally as the Angel of Death--and Sally's health mysteriously decays with each passing day.
ClassicsSparrows Can’t Sing directed by Joan Littlewood and starring Barbara Windsor, (Carry on Camping) in her BAFTA nominated roles as Maggie, is a 1965 kitchen sink classic filmed in the East End of London. There’s panic in Stepney; from the stalls in the street to the bar of the Red Lion the word goes out: tearaway Charlie Gooding (James Booth, Zulu) is back from two years at sea, and on the way home to his old stamping ground. The trouble is that Charlie isn’t up to date with the news.
ClassicsScreen legend Vincent Price stars in this, the first, and finest, adaptation of Richard Matheson's classic horror/sci-fi novel I Am Legend. After a plague wipes out the human race, Dr. Robert Morgan (Price) struggles with loneliness - and his sanity–as the monotony of the unending days are broken only by his daily hunts for vampires! One day on his solitary travels he runs across another human: is she a mirage, or real? This existential masterpiece ratchets up the tension, and keeps it up, until the last thrilling frame. It is presented here fully-restored and in beautiful color!