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Starring Lon Chaney, the original film version of the celebrated Gaston Leroux story about a mysterious phantom who haunts the chambers and catacombs deep beneath the Paris Opera House, which has inspired countless remakes and adaptations over the years. Digitally restored two-disc collection includes both the 1929 theatrical version, restored from 35mm archival elements, and the original 1925 theatrical cut, packed with bonus features including choice of alternate music scores and lengthy excerpts of the 1930 sound re-issue.
The original film version of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's hit satire of the newspaper business comes newly mastered in HD from 35mm elements preserved by the Library of Congress, and packed with special features including a short documentary, audio commentary, and radio adaptations. Based on the hit 1928 Broadway play, and twice remade, this fast-paced farce was the prototype for the classic screwball comedies to follow.
Three college girls (Rachel Melvin, Cortney Palm, Lexi Atkins) who go on a carefree vacation of drinking games, topless sunbathing, and sexual exploration. Their frolicking fun comes to an abrupt end when toxic zombie beavers try to eat them. Writer and comedian Jordan Rubin directed from a script he wrote with Jon Kaplan and Al Kaplan.
Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived and is recovering from the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell deep inside the bunkered catacombs of District 13. Separated from some of her closest allies and fearing for their safety in the Capitol, Katniss finally agrees to be the Mockingjay, the symbolic leader of the rebellion. Featuring an acclaimed cast including Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone with Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland reprising their original roles
Produced by Roger Corman, who directed the first adaptation starring Vincent Price, this R-rated imagining of the Edgar Allan Poe classic stars Adrian Paul fame and Patrick Macnee. Director: Larry Brand and featuring Clare Hoak, Tracy Reiner, & Richard Keats.
France, 1572. During an uneasy break in the wars of religion, Catholic King Charles IX (Jean-Hugues Anglade) concludes a marriage of state between his sister, Margot (Isabelle Adjani), and the Protestant Huguenot King Henry of Navarre (Daniel Auteuil). But Margot's skull-faced Queen Mother (Virna Lisi) is already plotting the attack on the Huguenots that would come to be known as the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, and Margot is in the throes of a throbbingly romantic affair with the Protestant La Mole (Vincent Perez).
A remarkable autobiography of Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), a British Army officer who is captured by the Japanese during WWII and sent to a POW camp, where he is tormented and forced to work on the Thai-Burma Railway. Decades later, still suffering the trauma of his wartime experiences, Lomax and his wife Patti (Nicole Kidman) discover that the Japanese interpreter responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and set out to confront him, in this powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love.
All-new interviews with Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Larry Drake, Danny Hicks, make-up effects artist Tony Gardner, production designer Randy Ser, art director Philip Dagort and much more! This definitive collector's edition also contains a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible cover wrap with original theatrical key art. A must-have for loyal fans, movie collectors and pop culture and comic book enthusiasts to complete their entertainment library.
Famed director Claude Miller's final film, a gorgeous adaptation of Nobel Prize winner Francois Mauriac's novel Therese Desqueyroux, about one woman's fight for love against the social norms of provincial life. The closing-night film of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.
A powerful and timely portrait of Brandon Darby, a left-wing activist turned FBI informant and then Tea Party conservative whose actions led to the arrest of two protesters at the 2008 Republican National Convention. In chronicling the story--and mystery--of Brandon Darby, writer/director Jamie Meltzer, offers an unsettling look at the hidden use of informants in contemporary America - an especially contemporary issue in light of the recent leaks about government surveillance.
Dazzling, hand-drawn and set in Yokohama in 1963. Japan is picking itself up from the devastation of World War II and preparing to host the Olympics. The mood is one of both optimism and conflict as the young generation struggles to throw off the shackles of a troubled past. Against this backdrop of hope and change, a friendship begins to blossom between high school students Umi and Shun - but a buried secret from their past emerges to cast a shadow on the future and pull them apart.
A decades-old unsolved murder of a young girl bears an eerie resemblance to the recent disappearance of a 13-year-old, sparking a harrowing investigation into the mystery of the seemingly parallel crimes in the startling new crime thriller by debuting feature filmmaker Baran bo Odar.
DVD Review LIZ & DICK
Exploitive much? Lindsey Lohan brings her tabloid gravitas to a movie picking over the bones of the woman, whose life was the material of tabloid legend. Not very good as a biography, not very good as a movie, this film careens from cringeworthy to boring. For Lohan completists only (or maybe Grant Bowler fans).
Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway star in this stunningly realized interpretation of Victor Hugo's epic tale of broken dreams, passion, sacrifice and redemption - a timeless testament to the endurance of the human spirit. This cinematic event can now be experienced over and over again.
In this new adaptation of the colossal classic, Ben Hur the mini-series delivers more action, passion and revenge than ever before. The timeless story follows two friends who become bitter enemies and the historic events of the time as told through the eyes of Judah Ben-Hur. Born a wealthy Jewish merchant's son, he is destined to live many lives: a powerful businessman, a dutiful slave, a fierce gladiator, a Roman nobleman, and finally...a conquering hero. This extraordinary adventure-filled saga is the historic epic for a new generation.
1930s Shanghai: the glamorous, tumultuous 'Paris of the East' whose salons, streets and bedrooms frame this Chinese adaptation of Pierre Choderlos de Laclos' 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses' into a lush, new vision. Zhang Ziyi, Jang Dong-Gun and Cecilia Cheung embody the classic triangle under the direction of Jin-ho Hur (A Good Rain Knows) in the timeless story.
Based on the best-selling novel from author and icon Ken Kesey, the story focuses on a two-fisted Oregon family that bucks their close-knit timber community to deliver a shipment of logs in defiance of a strike. In the process, one man is killed, the family patriarch Henry (Henry Fonda) is injured, and the eldest son Hank (Paul Newman) almost loses his wife (Lee Remick) to his half brother (Michael Sarrazin).
A box set of Kino's releases of five films (Nothing Sacred, A Farewell To Arms, A Star is Born, Bird of Paradise, Little Lord Fauntleroy) culled from the personal collection of producer David O. Selznick preserved by the George Eastman House Motion Picture Department, newly mastered in HD and authorized by the Selznick estate.
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