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Film Noir

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Blood Simple

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Blood Simple
(1984) [R]


Deep in the heart of Texas, a jealous bar owner hires a private eye to kill his wife and her lover. The sleazy hitman double-crosses the husband, killing him instead and pocketing the cash. The perfect crime, or so it seems, but disposing of the corpse is not so simple. Blood Simple uncoils its...  More


 
Lift To The Scaffold (L'Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud)

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Lift To The Scaffold (L'Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud)
(1957) [PG]


Whether the face of Jeanne Moreau, or the mournful trumpet of Miles Davis, this film is forever etched into the memory of all who have watched it. Narrative centres around a bungled crime of passion, but the lingering memories of the film stem from the black & white photography, the creeping...  More


 
Blade Runner: Five Disc Collectors Edition (Discs 1 and 2) (The Final Cut)

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Blade Runner: Five Disc Collectors Edition (Discs 1 and 2) (The Final Cut)
(1982) [M]


Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) prowls the steel-and-microchip jungle of 21st-century Los Angeles. He’s a “blade runner” stalking genetically made criminal replicants. His assignment: kill them. Their crime: wanting to be human.

In celebration of the Blade Runner 25th anniversary,...  More


 
The Singing Detective: BBC TV mini-series (Disc 1 of 3)

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The Singing Detective: BBC TV mini-series (Disc 1 of 3)
(1986) [MA]


From one of the great experimentalists of TV drama comes a compellingly original tour-de-force which mingles fantasy and reality with haunting hit songs of the 1940's. The award-winning The Singing Detective, acclaimed as Dennis Potter's masterpiece, is a dazzlingly entertaining and multi-layered...  More


 
The Big Heat

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The Big Heat
(1953) [M]


Ruthless criminals, a dedicated honest cop, sultry women and a gripping plot - all the elements of a classic police action-drama are here in full force. Police Sergeant Bannion (Glenn Ford) is investigating the apparent suicide of a corrupt cop, then is suddenly ordered to stop - and The Big Heat...  More


 
Call Northside 777

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Call Northside 777
(1948) [M]


Henry Hathaway directs this perfect film noir with Stewart in a great role as a reporter on the search for truth and finds himself right in the middle of the re-opening of a ten year old murder case. Lee J. Cobb and Richard Conte also star.  More


 
House of Bamboo

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House of Bamboo
(1955) [M]


In Tokyo, a ruthless gang starts holding up U.S. ammunition trains, prepared to kill any of their own members wounded during a robbery. Down-at-heal ex-serviceman Eddie Spannier arrives from the States, apparently at the invitation of one such unfortunate. But Eddie isn't quite what he seems as...  More


 
The Blue Gardenia

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The Blue Gardenia
(1953) [M]


Classic Hollywood film noir with a feminine twist. Nora is a pretty telephone operator engaged to a soldier overseas. On her birthday, she gets a Dear John letter from him. Feeling despondent, she agrees to a date with a wolf from her office. He gets her drunk and leads her back to his apartment,...  More


 
Rififi

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Rififi
(1955) [PG]


In Jules Dassin's classic noir Rififi, Jean Servais plays Tony le Stephanois, a master thief with a battered face and a tubercular cough, souvenirs of a recent stint in the pen. The aging Tony is reluctant to return to a life of crime, but when he realises his girlfriend has thrown him over for a...  More


 
The Spiral Staircase

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The Spiral Staircase
(1945) [PG]


This superb Hitchcockian thriller shocked critics and audiences on its initial release. With a superb performance from the cast (Dorothy McGuire in particular), a wonderful eerie gothic mansion and a chilling atmosphere of fear and suspense, it is easy to see why the film stands out as one of the...  More


 
Touch Of Evil

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Touch Of Evil
(1958) [M]


An automobile is blown up as it crosses the Mexican border into the United States. Mike Vargas, a high ranking Mexican narcotics official on honeymoon with his bride Susie is drawn into the investigation because a Mexican national has been accused of the crime. The figurative and physical...  More


 
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) (Blu-Ray)

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The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) (Blu-Ray)
(1946) [PG]


The sign outside the roadside diner says "Man Wanted." Drifter Frank Chambers knows the sign has more than one meaning when he eyes pouty, luminous Cora, the much-younger bride of the diner's proprietor. Based on the same-titled novel by James M. Cain (Double Indemnity, Mildred Pierce), this...  More


 
I, Anna

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I, Anna
(2012) [MA]


A noir thriller told from the point of view of a femme fatale, who falls for the detective in charge of a murder case.

London-set psychological thriller I,ANNA is a film that crosses genre boundaries. It charts the story of a woman whose life is turned upside down after a singles...  More


 
He Walked By Night

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He Walked By Night
(1948) [PG]


A burglar becomes a cold-blooded cop killer and is hunted down on the streets of Los Angeles. The men in blue manage to track their suspect down into the bowels of the city--the labyrinth sewer system. Noir veteran Anthony Mann, though uncredited, co-directed the film. Well-done and supposedly an...  More


 
The Singing Detective (2003)

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The Singing Detective (2003)
(2003) [MA]


Robert Downey Jr. stars as Dan Dark, a bedridden crime novelist writing about a private investigator who doubles as a singer in a dance band. The detective is slowly drawn into a web of intrigue during the murder investigation of a prostitute. Heavily medicated, the border between reality and...  More


 
Pickup on South Street

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Pickup on South Street
(1953) [PG]


Writer-director Samuel Fuller's film about a low-life, petty criminal is a nominally Anti-Communist B-pic and an American noir classic. Petty crook Skip McCoy (Richard Widmark) has his eye on the big score but ends up with some top-secret microfilm that has the Feds and the Commies on his trail....  More


 
Pulp Cinema

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Pulp Cinema
(2001) [M]


The birth of so-called "hard-boiled" cinema, with is pulp plot and dark, sombre mood, is documented here in this exciting collection of theatrical trailers from some of pulp cinema/film noir's greatest hits. Featuring the gritty portrayal of down-and-outs on all sides of the law, film noir was...  More


 
Ossessione

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Ossessione
(1942) [PG]


A restless wife, Giovanna, meets Gino, a rough and handsome vagabond. Their passions affair leads to the murder of Giovanna's boorish husband. Can a strong and sensual affair survive the guilt? Adapted from James M. Cain's classic novel The Postman Always Rings Twice, Ossessione is a dark and...  More


 
Until The End Of The World

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Until The End Of The World
(1991) [M]


Paris 1999, a woman has a car accident with bank robbers, who befriend and enlist her help to take the money to a drop. On the way she runs into an American who is being chased by the CIA. He states they want to confiscate his fathers invention, which allows you to capture images that blind...  More


 
Breathless (A Bout de Souffle)

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Breathless (A Bout de Souffle)
(1959) [PG]


Landmark French movie that turns the tragi-comic story of a minor crim (Belmondo), obsessed with both Bogart and an aspiring American journo (Seberg), into a major masterpiece of fickle hedonism. Crafted with elusive spontaneity, Godard's nervy style still looks as good as ever.  More


 
Gilda

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Gilda
(1946) [PG]


Rita Hayworth sizzles alonside Glenn Ford and George Macready in Gilda, director Charles Vidor's classic noir set against a backdrop of high life and low characters in a Buenos Aires casino. Exuding sensuality and star power in a dazzling performance, Hayworth delivers lines like "If I'd been a...  More


 
Hammett

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Hammett
(1982) [M]


Based in part on detective-fiction writer Dashiell Hammett's early experiences as a Pinkerton detective, this moderately-noir film has Hammett (using his little-known first name, Sam) involved in an elaborate extortion plot by his former detective agency mentor, Jimmy Ryan. Ryan shows up at...  More


 
Un Flic (Dirty Money)

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Un Flic (Dirty Money)
(1972) [PG]


Jean Pierre Melville's final film is a French gangster thriller that sees a small town bank heist go wrong. Scintillating performances from Catherine Deneuve, Richard Crenna and Alain Delon. *MR  More


 
Red Rock West

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Red Rock West
(1992) [M]


The quirkiest thriller since Blood Simple, RED ROCK WEST stars Nicolas Cage, Dennis Hopper and Lara Flynn Boyle in an offbeat mystery about an average guy who is mistaken for a professional hitman. Dead tired and flat broke after driving 1,200 miles, Michael, an unemployed Texan (Cage), walks...  More


 
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

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Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
(1982) [M]


As the private eye of private eyes, Steve Martin is Rigby Reardon. He's tough, rough and ready to take on anything when Juliet Forrest (Rachel Ward) appears on the scene with a case: her father, a noted scientist, philanthropist and cheesemaker has died mysteriously. Reardon immediately smells a...  More


 
The Grifters

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The Grifters
(1990) [M]


When con artist Roy Dillon is visited by his conning Mother, Lilly, she forces him off to the hospital because of a blow to the gut he suffered while working the grift. Roy's girlfriend Myra, the third con artist, comes to visit Roy and we discover that Lilly and Myra don't get along. After he's...  More


 
The Two Jakes

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The Two Jakes
(1990) [M]


Jack Nicholson returns as private eye Jake (or "J.J.") Gittes in this atmospheric Chinatown follow-up which he also directed. Much has changed since we last saw Jake. The war has come and gone and 1948 Los Angeles teems with optimism and fast bucks. But there's one thing Jake knows hasn't...  More


 
Narrow Margin

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Narrow Margin
(1990) [M]


Academy Award winner Gene Hackman stars as an L.A. District Attorney attempting to take an unwilling murder witness back to the United States to testify against a top-level mob boss. Frantically attempting to escape two deadly hitmen sent to silence her, they board a Vancouver-bound train only to...  More


 
Chinatown

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Chinatown
(1974) [M]


A landmark movie in the film noir tradition, Roman Polanski's Chinatown stands as a true screen classic. Jack Nicholson is private eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite (Faye Dunaway) to investigate her...  More


 
Angels With Dirty Faces

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Angels With Dirty Faces
(1938) [PG]


Off-screen pals James Cagney and Pat O'Brien teamed for the sixth time in this enduring gangster classic. Cagney's Rocky Sullivan is a charismatic ghetto tough whose underworld rise makes him a hero to a gang of slum punks. O'Brien is Father Connolly, the boyhood chum-turned-priest who vows to...  More


 
 
 

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