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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


 
Frida

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Frida
(2002) [MA]


Nominated for six 2002 Academy Awards (including Salma Hayek for Best Actress), Frida is the triumphant motion picture about an exceptional woman who lived an unforgettable life. A product of humble beginnings, Frida Kahlo (Hayek) earns fame as a talented artist with a unique vision. And from her...  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


 
The Road to Guantanamo

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The Road to Guantanamo
(2006) [MA]


Michael Winterbottom's The Road To Guantanamo is the story of four friends who set off from the Midlands in September 2001 for an innocent wedding and holiday in Pakistan. Two and a half years later, only three of them returned home. Through their epic journey we hear the story of their...  More


 
Shoah (Disc 1 of 4)

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Shoah (Disc 1 of 4)
(1985) [PG]


Claude Lanzmann spent eleven years spanning the globe for surviving camp inmates, SS commandants, and eyewitnesses of the Final Solution - the Nazi's effort to systematically exterminate human beings. Without dramatic enactment or archival footage, but with extraordinary testimonies, SHOAH...  More


 
Herzog on Music (2 disc set)

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Herzog on Music (2 disc set)
(1995) [PG]


Two disc set of Herzog’s documentaries. Features the documentaries Gesualdo: Death For Five Voices and The Transformation Of The World Into Music

GESUALDO: DEATH FOR FIVE VOICES


Exploring the tumultuous and tragic life of the notorious Carlo Gesualdo, Werner Herzog’s...  More


 
The Bank Job (Blu-Ray)

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The Bank Job (Blu-Ray)
(2008) [MA]


Inspired by the infamous 1971 robbery that took place at the Lloyds Bank in Marylebone London, The Bank Job is a highly-charged heist thriller that tautly interweaves high-level corruption, murder and sexual scandal in 1970s England. A car dealer with a dodgy past and new family, Terry...  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


 
Invictus

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Invictus
(2009) [PG]


He was imprisoned 27 years for his heroic fight against apartheid. So what does Nelson Mandela do after he is elected president of South Africa? He rejects revenge, forgives his oppressors and finds hope of national unity in an unlikely place: the rugby field. Clint Eastwood (the National Board...  More


 
Desert Flower

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Desert Flower
(2009) [MA]


This is the inspiring true story of Waris Dirie, an extraordinary, proud and brave woman whose bestselling biography Desert Flower touched the hearts of readers worldwide. Born in the Somalian desert in 1965, Dirie rose from a poverty stricken nomadic life to the fashion catwalks of New York. Her...  More


 
The Intouchables

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The Intouchables
(2011) [M]


An irreverent, uplifting comedy about friendship, trust and human possibility, The Intouchables has broken box office records in its native France and across Europe. Based on a true story of friendship between a handicap millionaire and his street smart ex-con caretaker, The Intouchables depicts...  More


 
The Wolf of Wall Street  (Blu-Ray)

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The Wolf of Wall Street (Blu-Ray)
(2014) [R]


Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stockbroker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.

Revered filmmaker Martin Scorsese directs the story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio)....  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


 
Love, Lust and Lies

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Love, Lust and Lies
(2009) [M]


Love Lust & Lies is the fifth documentary in a series Gillian Armstrong has been making about the lives, hopes and dreams of three lively, working class Adelaide girls since they were fourteen in 1976.

Over more than thirty years, Kerry, Josie and Diana’s struggles have captured all...  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


 
Judy Garland Collection (Discs 1 & 2 of 4 disc set)

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Judy Garland Collection (Discs 1 & 2 of 4 disc set)
(1963) [E]


The Judy Garland Collection includes four fabulous DVD's, 1. Judy, Frank & Dean Once in a Lifetime 2. Judy Garland, Robert Goulet & Phil Silvers Special 3. Judy Garland Live at the London Palladium with Liza Minnelli and 4. Judy Garland - The Concert years, each DVD celebrating the life and...  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


 
A Man Escaped

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A Man Escaped
(1956) [G]


Based on a true story, 'A Man Escaped' is set in a Nazi prison in France in 1943. Fontaine is a Resistance fighter sentenced to death, and the film reconstructs his escape plan. Director Bresson won the Best Director award at the 1957 Cannes Film Festival. French dialogue  More


 
Bonnie And Clyde

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Bonnie And Clyde
(1967) [M]


Adrift in the depression-era Southwest, Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker embark on life of crime. They mean no harm. They crave adventure - and each other. Soon we start to love them too. But nothing in film history has prepared us for the cascading violence to follow. Bonnie and Clyde turns...  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


 
Control

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Control
(2007) [MA]


Control is the biography of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis, taking his story from schoolboy days of 1973 to his suicide on the eve of the band's first American tour in 1980.

In this time we see Curtis grow from David Bowie-infatuated teen to Sex Pistols-inspired punk, and eventually...  More


 
The Man Who Never Was

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The Man Who Never Was
(1956) [PG]


British Intelligence during World War II is trying to get the German High Command to shift it's forces away from Italy prior to the invasion. To create the illusion of a plan for England to invade Greece a dead body is to be procured, allowed to be found with secret papers on him by Spanish...  More


 
Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe

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Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe
(2007)


Yale-educated and born with a silver spoon in his mouth, Sam Wagstaff's transformation from innovative museum curator to Robert Mapplethorpe's lover and patron is intensively probed in Black White + Gray. During the heady years of the 1970s and 1980s, the New York City art scene was abuzz with a...  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


 
Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man

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Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man
(2005) [G]


Legendary poet, singer/songwriter and alleged ladies man Leonard Cohen is interviewed in his L.A. home about his extraordinary life and times, interspersed with old footage from his private photo collection and lavish praise plus elaborately performed Cohen cover songs from a motley crew of...  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


 
Frost/Nixon

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Frost/Nixon
(2008) [M]


From Academy Award-winning director, Ron Howard The Da Vinci Code, Apollo 13), comes the electrifying, untold story behind one of the most unforgettable moments in history.

When disgraced President Richard Nixon agreed to an interview with jet-setting television personality, David...  More


 
I Want to Live!

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I Want to Live!
(1958) [M]


Robert Wise's powerful I Want To Live is based on a true story of Barbara Gramham (an Oscar-winning Susan Hayward), executed for a crime she allegedly did not commit. So gruelling were the gas chambers scenes considered originally, they were cut entirely from the British cinema release, despite...  More


 
 
 

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