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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 Great Train Robbery and Other Primary Works

The Great Train Robbery and Other Primary Works

Director: Edwin S. Porter, Edweard Muybridge, Thomas Edison
Year: 1893

This survey of the cinema's earliest landmarks and rarities features the 1877 motion studies of Edward Muybridge, the early productions of Thomas Edison's Black Maria, the actualites of Louis Lumiere, George Mieles' A Trip to the Moon (1902), and climaxes with the premiere of a mint-condition print of Edwin S. Porter's The Great Train Robbery, complete with the authentic hand-tinting witnessed by audiences of 1903.

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The Red Kimona

The Red Kimona

Director: Dorothy Davenport Reid
Year: 1925

This film is based on the infamous true story of a young girl who is tricked into a life of prostitution in New Orleans and goes on trial for murdering her pimp/lover. Producer and co-director Dorothy Davenport Reid became a director after the tragic death of her husband matinee idol Wallace Reid in 1923 from an accidental drug overdose.

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Tempest (1928 w Barrymore)

Tempest (1928 w Barrymore)

Director: Sam Taylor
Year: 1928

An epic romance set in Russia during the final days of the Tsarist autocracy, Barrymore stars as Sgt. Ivan Markov, a dedicated soldier who defies the rigid class system to receive an officer's commission. But even as he rises through the ranks of military and society, he must contend with resentment from the aristocratic officers-including the monocled Ullrich Haupt, who delivers a sinister performance worthy of Erich von Stroheim, himself an uncredited screenwriter on the project. Piano score by William P. Perry.

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More Dead Than Alive

More Dead Than Alive

Director: Robert Sparr
Year: 1969

Newly Re-mastered in HD! - Saddle up for a thrilling tale of heroes and villains in this thought-provoking western starring the tall, dark and handsome, Clint Walker (Sam Whiskey) and horror legend Vincent Price.

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The Outlaw and His Wife

The Outlaw and His Wife

Director: Gosta Werner
Year: 1918

A masterpiece of the Swedish silent cinema, Victor Sjöström's THE OUTLAW AND HIS WIFE is a film of remarkable psychological complexity, which bore a profound influence on the work of Ingmar Bergman and Carl Theodor Dreyer. DVD includes the bonus feature-length documentary VICTOR SJÖSTRÖM.

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A Christmas Past

A Christmas Past

Director: Edwin S. Porter, (various), D. W. Griffith
Year: 1901

A CHRISTMAS PAST offers a nostalgic peek into the Yuletide pleasures of the early 1900s. Evoking the Victorian charm of Currier and Ives prints, these picturesque comedies and tender dramas were produced as cinematic Christmas cards offered to moviegoers of the silent era.

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Cabiria

Cabiria

Director: Giovanni Pastrone
Year: 1914

Set amidst the splendor of ancient Rome, this film quickly became the most spectacular of the italian cinema's epic, historical genre. Restored using newly mastered materials, variable speed projection and a thrilling piano score.

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Billy Wilder Speaks

Billy Wilder Speaks

Director: Volker Schlöndorff
Year: 2006

Billy Wilder Speaks is a lively lesson in filmmaking, from one of its undisputed masters.

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Intolerance

Intolerance

Director: D. W. Griffith
Year: 1916

D.W. Griffith had a vision of the movies as the greatest spiritual force the world had ever known. Just one year after the huge success of THE BIRTH OF A NATION, he was emboldened to prove his faith in the new medium with the superproduction INTOLERANCE.

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