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Liliom

Liliom

Director: Fritz Lang
Year: 1934

A charming French fantasy that was the original inspiration for Rogers and Hammerstein's Carousel. Charles Boyer stars as a carnival barker who is taken to heaven after he dies and placed before a celestial trial in order to gain his wings. Available for the first time with English subtitles.

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They Made Me A Fugitive

They Made Me A Fugitive

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti
Year: 1947

Director Alberto Cavalcanti (When the Day Went Well?) turns his sights on the London underworld in the engrossing Brit-Noir gangland drama THEY MADE ME A FUGITIVE.

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Scarlet Street

Scarlet Street

Director: Fritz Lang
Year: 1945

When middle-aged milquetoast Chris Cross (Edward G. Robinson) rescues street-walking bad girl Kitty (Joan Bennett) from the rain slicked gutters of Greenwich Village, he plunges headlong into a whirlpool of lust, larceny, and revenge. SCARLET STREET is Fritz Lang's 1945 remake of Jean Renoir's 1931 LA CHIENNE.

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The Trap

The Trap

Director: Kaizo Hayashi
Year: 1996

In love for the first time, cases booked solidly for months and a brand new fax machine prodding his office into the nineties, down-on-his-luck private eye Maiku "Mike" Hama has the world on a string at last. Or does he? In The Trap, things are not what they seem. When a hooded stranger appears in his office with the cryptic challenge "I want you to look for me," Hama is drawn into a string of bizarre serial murders that have Yokohama's police baffled and the city terrified.

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Siberian Lady Macbeth

Siberian Lady Macbeth

Director: Andrzej Wajda
Year: 1962

In what might be termed Russo-Shakespearean noir, a ruthless woman's adulterous affair with a drifter sets in motion a chain-reaction of murder and deception in a remote village in 19th Century Mtsensk.

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Story of a Love Affair (2-Disc Special Edition)

Story of a Love Affair (2-Disc Special Edition)

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Year: 1950

Story of a Love Affair (1950) is the legendary Michelangelo Antonioni's debut feature, a powerful statement on the delusions and violence sparked by a passionate love. This deeply tragic romance already exhibits the astonishing formal control and penetrating insights into the human condition that would later make him famous in films like Il Grido, L'Avventura and Blow-Up.

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Contraband

Contraband

Director: Michael Powell
Year: 1940

An excellent spy story from the sterling team of Powell and Pressburger. Danish freighter captain Conrad Veidt is detained in wartime Contraband Control, then must trail temptress Valerie Hobson through the demi-monde of a blacked out London.

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The Girl Hunters

The Girl Hunters

Director: Roy Rowland
Year: 1963

Private Eye, Mike Hammer's sexy secretary Velda is missing... and Hammer's hot on her trail. Mickey Spillane himself, the best-selling author of The Girl Hunters, turns in a "tremendous" performance (Time magazine) in the leading role. Count on some pulse-pounding action when Hammer tangles with a ruthless band of communist spies determined to see him dead. But even more dangerous might be the seductive, bikini-clad widow (Shirley Eaton, Goldfinger) who's caught Hammer's eye. Loaded with extras.

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The Stairway to the Distant Past

The Stairway to the Distant Past

Director: Kaizo Hayashi
Year: 1995

"I get 50,000 Yen a day, plus expenses," growls tough-talking detective Maiku "Mike" Hama (Masatoshi Nagase) in The Stairway to the Distant Past, the second part of director Kaizo Hayashi's stylish modern-day Japanese film noir trilogy. Picking up where The Most Terrible Time in My Life left off, Stairway delivers a knockout combination of widescreen color visuals and savvy pulp storytelling more luridly violent, outrageously ironic and sincerely affecting than its predecessor.

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House By The River

House By The River

Director: Fritz Lang
Year: 1950

In 1949, at Republic Pictures, Fritz Lang (self-proclaimed "master of the unusual") created HOUSE BY THE RIVER, a shocking and mordant thriller of passion and murder. Boasting an ingenious script by SPIRAL STAIRCASE scribe Mel Dinelli and evocative photography by Edward Cronjager (I WAKE UP SCREAMING), HOUSE... is an underrated American "Grand Guignol" that transcends its modest origins and affirms Lang's genius.

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