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The Birth Of A Nation

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The Birth Of A Nation
(1915) [M]


D.W. Griffith's spectacular silent masterpiece is available for the first time on DVD. The most successful silent film ever, The Birth of a Nation remains America's most controversial cinematic landmark.  More


 
The Battleship Potemkin

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The Battleship Potemkin
(1925) [PG]


After the success of Strike (1924), Sergei Eisenstein was commissioned by the Soviet government to make a film commemorating the uprising of 1905. Eisenstein's scenario, boiled down from what was to have been a multipart epic of the occasion, focussed on the crew of the battleship Potemkin. Fed...  More


 
Kundun

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Kundun
(1997) [PG]


In 1937, in a remote area of Tibet close to the Chinese border, a a two year old child is identified as the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama, the compassionate Buddha. Two years later, the child is brought to Lhasa where he is schooled as a monk and as head of state amidst the color and pageantry...  More


 
Napoleon

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Napoleon
(1927) [G]


A massive epic biopic of Napoleon, tracing his career from his schooldays (where a snowball fight is staged like a military campaign), his flight from Corsica, through the French Revolution (where a real storm is intercut with a political storm) and the Terror, culminating in his triumphant...  More


 
Milk

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Milk
(2008) [M]


His life changed history. His courage changed lives. Academy Award winner Sean Penn stars in this stirring celebration of Harvey Milk, a true man of the people. Milk is based on the inspiring true story of the first openly gay man elected to major public office. This compelling film follows...  More


 
Downfall: Hitler and the End of the Third Reich

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Downfall: Hitler and the End of the Third Reich
(2004) [MA]


Called "dramatic, accurate and harrowing" by the San Francisco Chronicle and nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Film, DOWNFALL takes you into Hitler's bunker during the brutal and harrowing last days of the Third Reich. Seen through the eyes of Hitler's infamous secretary Traudl Junge,...  More


 
Argo

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Argo
(2012) [M]


Based on real events, the dramatic thriller "Argo" chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis, focusing on the little-known role that the CIA and Hollywood played-information that was not declassified until...  More


 
The Theory of Everything

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The Theory of Everything
(2014) [PG]


The Theory of Everything is the story of the most brilliant and celebrated physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking, and Jane Wilde the arts student he fell in love with whilst studying at Cambridge in the 1960s. Little was expected from Stephen Hawking, a bright but shiftless student of cosmology,...  More


 
Ida

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Ida
(2013) [M]


Poland, 1962. Anna, an orphan brought up by nuns in the convent, is a novice. She has to see Wanda, the only living relative, before she takes her vows. Wanda tells Anna about her Jewish roots. Both women start a journey not only to find their family's tragic story, but to see who they really are...  More


 
Bobby

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Bobby
(2006) [M]


Featuring one of the most remarkable casts ever assembled, Bobby is the "exciting, involving and riveting (Rex Reed, New York Observer)" epic written and directed by Emilio Estevez. With an all-star ensemble that includes Laurence Fishburne, William H. Macy and Sharon Stone, along with Heather...  More


 
21 Hours at Munich

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21 Hours at Munich
(1976) [M]


September 5 1972. The darkest day in sports history. Some 900 million sports fans tune in to watch the Olympics on TV. Instead they see the most shocking scenes unfold... Academy Award winner William Holden (Best Actor 1953 Stalag 17) and Academy Award nominee Shirley Knight (Best Supporting...  More


 
90 Degrees South: Captain Robert Scott

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90 Degrees South: Captain Robert Scott
(1933) [E]


Captain Scott described photographer Herbert Ponting as 'an artist in love with his work' and, after the tragic outcome of the 1910 expedition which cost Scott and four of his companions their lives, Ponting resolved that the grandeur of the Antarctic and Scott's heroism should not be forgotten....  More


 
Henry V (Branagh)

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Henry V (Branagh)
(1989) [PG]


Once more unto the breach, dear friends! Kenneth Branagh's award–winning production of Shakespeare's Henry V, a classic story of conflict, courage, honour and heroism. Branagh is electrifying in the title role, a king whose inspired leadership and full-blooded courage rouses his bewildered and...  More


 
Newsfront

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Newsfront
(1978) [PG]


An insight into Australia in the 1950's, whilst portraying the turmoil through the tangled love affairs and business ambitions of two brothers in the news media. The lives, loves and loyalties of the newsreel cameraman. When the news ran out... they made their own. Newsfront is the story of...  More


 
The Diary Of Anne Frank

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The Diary Of Anne Frank
(1959) [G]


An extraordinary portrayal of humanity set during one of history's most inhumane periods, The Diary Of Anne Frank features Millie Perkins as the insightful 13-year-old biographer of her family's two year hiding in an Amsterdam attic. At first, the strong-willed teenager embraces her fugitive...  More


 
The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

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The Hunchback Of Notre Dame
(1939) [PG]


A remake of the 1923 Lon Chaney classic silent movie, this version of the Victor Hugo tragedy gained two Oscar nominations for its sound recording and musical score. Charles Laughton was at the peak of his box office draw when he donned the mountain of Quasimodo make-up, and gave probably the...  More


 
The Truce

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The Truce
(1997) [M]


This is the true story of Italian Jews returning home from Auschwitz after the war. It deals with their experiences in readjusting to life and their fears about what they will find at home.  More


 
Becket

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Becket
(1964) [PG]


Peter O'Toole delivers an electrifying performance as the mischievous Henry II, who surprises England by naming his fellow rogue and trusted valet Thomas Becket (Richard Burton in a career defining role) as Chancellor. But when Henry next appoints him Archbishop Of Canterbury, Becket shocks the...  More


 
Zulu

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Zulu
(1964) [PG]


ZULU is one of the great movies, an epic adventure of courage in the face of incredible odds. Based on a true story it tells the amazing tale of 100 British soldiers who stood fast against an overwhelming force of 4,000 of the Zulu nation's mightiest warriors in the defence of Rorkes Drift in...  More


 
The Painted Veil

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The Painted Veil
(2006) [M]


Based on the novel by W. Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil is a love story set in the 1920’s about a young English couple, Walter (Edward Norton), a middle class doctor and Kitty (Naomi Watts), an upper-class woman, who marry for the wrong reasons and relocate to Shanghai, where Kitty falls in...  More


 
The Duchess

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The Duchess
(2008) [M]


Based on the remarkable, true story of the beautiful, powerful and notoriously scandalous Duchess of Devonshire. The Duchess unfolds the tale of a woman who became one of the world’s first celebrities, who was adored by all the people of England, save one: her husband, the Duke. Once she...  More


 
The Lady

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The Lady
(2012) [MA]


The story of Aung San Suu Kyi as she becomes the core of Burma's democracy movement, and her relationship with her husband, writer Michael Aris.

THE LADY is an epic love story about how an extraordinary couple and family sacrifice their happiness at great human cost for a higher cause....  More


 
The 5ifth Estate  (Blu-Ray)

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The 5ifth Estate (Blu-Ray)
(2013) [M]


Triggering our age of high-stakes secrecy, explosive news leaks and the trafficking of classified information, WikiLeaks forever changed the game. Now, in a dramatic thriller based on real events, The Fifth Estate reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an...  More


 
Farewell My Queen  ("Les adieux à la reine")

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Farewell My Queen ("Les adieux à la reine")
(2012) [M]


In July 1789, the French Revolution is rumbling. Far from the turmoil, at the Ch teau de Versailles, King Louis XVI, Queen Marie-Antoinette and their courtiers keep on living their usual carefree lives. But when the news of the storming of the Bastille reaches them, panic sets in and most of the...  More


 
The Wind That Shakes The Barley

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The Wind That Shakes The Barley
(2006) [M]


Ireland, 1920. As a wave of Republican nationalism sweeps the nation, workers across the country unite to form volunteer armies to combat the notorious 'Black and Tan' paramilitary squads sent over from Britain to quell the rebel uprising. Driven by a deep sense of duty and a love for his native...  More


 
Peter Brook's Marat Sade (aka "The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum at Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade")

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Peter Brook's Marat Sade (aka "The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum at Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade")
(1967) [M]


The Marquis de Sade is locked in the Charenton mental hospital and decides to put on a play. His overseers agree as long as he follows certain conditions. He writes and directs the other mental patients in a play based on the life of the Jean-Paul Marat. As the play progresses, the inmates become...  More


 
Underground (1995)

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Underground (1995)
(1995) [M]


The story starts from an underground manufacture of weapons of Belgrade, during the WWII, and evolves into fairly surreal situations. The black marketeer who smuggles the weapons to partisans forgets to mention to the workers that the war is over, and they keep producing. 50 years later, they...  More


 
Immoral Tales

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Immoral Tales
(1974) [R]


Four erotic tales from in various historical eras. The first, 'The Tide', is set in the present day, and concerns a student and his young female cousin stranded on the beach by the tide, secluded from prying eyes. 'Therese Philosophe' is set in the nineteenth century, and concerns a girl being...  More


 
The New World

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The New World
(2005) [M]


The New World is an epic adventure set amid the encounter of European and Native American cultures during the founding of the Jamestown settlement in 1607. Inspired by the legend of John Smith and Pocahontas, writer-director Terrence Malick transforms this classic story into a sweeping...  More


 
Days of Glory

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Days of Glory
(2006)


DAYS OF GLORY tells the story of the unsung heroes of the French World War II defensive. Despite never having set foot on French soil before, Saïd, Abdelkader, Messaoud and Yassir enlisted in the Army along with 130, 000 other "indigenous soldiers" to fight for their imperial masters. But...  More


 
 
 

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