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1492: Conquest of Paradise

1492: Conquest of Paradise

Director: Ridley Scott
Year: 1992

In a quest to find a new land route to Asia, Christopher Columbus discovers the New World. However, his vision of for a peaceful new world doesn’t content with that of Spain’s vision of conquest. Jean Depardieu stars in this realist take on Christopher Columbus. Directed by Ridley Scott (Bladerunner, Alien).

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Army of Crime

Army of Crime

Director: Robert Guédiguian
Year: 2009

In Robert Guédiguian’s taut, internationally acclaimed thriller, set during the French Resistance, Armenian poet Missak Manouchian (Simon Abkarian) and his French wife (Virginie Ledoyen) lead a ragtag assortment of volunteers — Jews, Poles, Hungarians, Italians, Spaniards and Armenians — in an assassination plot against the German occupiers and their French allies.

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Boomerang

Boomerang

Director: Elia Kazan
Year: 1947

Eli Kazan (On the Waterfront) garnered critical acclaim for this suspenseful drama based on true events. When a priest is gunned down, the local police chief (Lee J. Cobb) undertakes a massive manhunt, eventually arriving at two suspects. One denies the crime and the other confesses. Gripping entertainment from start to finish, the all-star cast includes Dana Andrews.

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Compulsion

Compulsion

Director: Richard Fleischer
Year: 1959

Orson Welles stars as Clarence Darrow whose history-making defense against capital punishment saved two Chicago teenagers from a death sentenceSometimes murder is just a way to pass the time! A true story about the notorious 1924 Leopold/Loeb murder case.

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Don't Give Up the Ship (1959)

Don't Give Up the Ship (1959)

Director: Norman Taurog
Year: 1959

Newly Mastered in HD from a 4K scan! Comedy legend Jerry Lewis (The Nutty Professor) stars as a newlywed naval officer whisked away from his honeymoon by a senate investigating committee who would like to know what happened to WWII battleship had commanded – the crew arrived home safely, but the battleship has completely disappeared.

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Eleni

Eleni

Director: Peter Yates
Year: 1985

Newly Re-mastered in HD! Kate Nelligan (Eye of the Needle), John Malkovich (In the Line of Fire) and Linda Hunt (The Year of Living Dangerously) star in this true story of a mother’s love for her children and a son’s revenge.

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The Executioner's Song (2-Disc Special Edition)

The Executioner's Song (2-Disc Special Edition)

Director: Lawrence Schiller
Year: 1982

Tommy Lee Jones, Rosanna Arquette  Christine Lahti and Eli Wallach co-star in this critically acclaimed true story of convicted murderer Gary Gilmore who lobbied for his own execution.

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The Falcon and the Snowman

The Falcon and the Snowman

Director: John Schlesinger
Year: 1985

Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People) and Sean Penn (Mystic River) deliver superb performances in a true-story spy thriller that is scathing, arresting and laced with white-knuckle excitement.

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Fatima

Fatima

Director: Philippe Faucon
Year: 2015

A patient, reflective study of a middle-aged Moroccan-born single mother pressured by her neighbors and her two teenage children alike to assimilate into a culture of which she's wary.

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Il Generale Della Rovere

Il Generale Della Rovere

Director: Roberto Rossellini
Year: 1959

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