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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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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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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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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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Man of the West

Man of the West

Director: Anthony Mann
Year: 1958

Screen legend Gary Cooper (Vera Cruz) powerfully demonstrates why he will forever be remembered as one of the most original and authentic stars of the screen.

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An Eye for an Eye

An Eye for an Eye

Director: Steve Carver
Year: 1981

International superstar Chuck Norris (Hero and the Terror) stars in this pulse-pounding revenge thriller that pulls out all the stops for explosive edge-of-your-seat excitement. Crackling with unbridled energy and suspense, it's an electrifying adventure that's as fast and hard-hitting as its unstoppable hero.

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Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

Director: Michael Cimino
Year: 1974

Thunderbolt (Clint Eastwood) is a former thief who was once a master of his profession, but he's about to reenter the criminal world with a new partner: Lightfoot (Jeff Bridges), a brash young drifter whose energy and exuberance give the veteran a new outlook on life. Their target: the seemingly impenetrable Montana Armored Depository. This is the first feature film by the great Michael Cimino (The Deer Hunter).

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Needful Things

Needful Things

Director: Fraser C. Heston
Year: 1993

Acting greats Ed Harris and Max Von Sydow head an exceptional cast that includes Bonnie Bedelia (Die Hard I & II), J. T. Walsh (Breakdown) and Amanda Plummer (Pulp Fiction) - in this supernatural thriller that's dark, haunting and a hell of a good scare. Sheriff Alan Pangborn (Harris) has a devil of a problem: Suddenly all the residents of his sleep little town are dying... to kill each other.

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Avalanche

Avalanche

Director: Corey Allen
Year: 1978

Rock Hudson, Mia Farrow, and more star in this classic disaster flick. A winter wonderland becomes a nightmare of chaos and destruction, when an avalanche smashes into a ski resort. Now a holiday vacation will become a struggle for survival.

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