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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.
A film by celebrated Spanish horror auteur Jess Franco. This edition is mastered in HD from the original 35mm negative, and features an audio commentary by Tim Lucas, editor of Video Watchdog magazine, the French language soundtrack with optional English subtitles, an alternate English-dubbed soundtrack, and the original theatrical trailer.
Director Daniel Leconte followed in real time the subsequent court proceedings brought against the Charlie Hebdo's editor, and his film presents a provocative and thoughtful look at questions surrounding freedom of the press and the challenges to democracy posed by fundamentalism. The film screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008, where it was nominated for the Golden Camera award.
A joyful mash-up of genre and prolific influences spanning spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave. While comparisons have been made to Jarmusch, Lynch, Tarantino, and Sergio Leone, the film is wholly original and refreshingly daring, signaling the arrival of a bold new voice with writer/director Lily Amirpour.
The latest masterwork from the acclaimed French New Wave filmmaker, Jean-Luc Godard, pushing the boundaries of what has previously been accomplished with the 3D format, taking his filmmaking into exciting new territory and demonstrating his limitless imagination for the medium's possibilities. Available in a two-disc Blu-ray set featuring both the 3D and 2D versions, and a single-disc DVD edition featuring the 2D version.
An explosive plot to kidnap a corrupt billionaire set against New York, Miami, Washington, and the Caribbean with International superstar Sophia Loren involved... with James Coburn, George Touliatos, O.J. Simpson, Eli Wallach, Tony Franciosa, George Gizzard, Vincent Gardenia, Billy Barty and Victor Mature.
A documentary by Jyllian Gunther that chronicles the first year of an inner-city charter school as the challenges of educating students in an economically-challenged system becomes daunting. An official selection at numerous film festivals, including SXSW, the Hamptons International Film Festival, SF Doc Film Festival, Urban World International Film Festival, and the African Diaspora International Film Festival.
A singer's journey of self-discovery through the city, and the characters and experiences he encounters along the way. This tale is steeped in folklore, surrealism, and music, starring and featuring a score by the experimental blues and folk recording artist Willis Earl Beal.
From director Robert Altman comes an uproarious, high-spirited look at 'Buffalo Bill' Cody, the legendary Western adventurer. With a fine cast that includes Paul Newman, Harvey Keitel, Burt Lancaster, Joel Grey and Geraldine Chaplin in a hilarious yet poignant comedy that shows the Old West as you've never seen it before!
In their only cinematic pairing, screen legends Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson are a dynamic star combo who set the screens ablaze in this intense and startlingly realistic western classic of the Montana Badlands from director Arthur Penn (Bonnie and Clyde). Co-starring Randy Quaid, Frederic Forrest, John P. Ryan and Harry Dean Stanton, scripted by Thomas McGuane
From Andrew Davis comes a brilliant, explosively entertaining action/thriller featuring powerful performances by screen legends Gene Hackman and Tommy Lee Jones along with a superb supporting cast that includes Joanna Cassidy, Dennis Franz, and Pam Grier.
Powers Boothe, Meg Foster, Charley Boorman, and Estee Chandler in John Boorman's wildly ambitious parable that transports us to a singularly imaginative realm. An exotic and erotic nightmare replete with one lushly enrapturing scene after another.
Film Noir classic from 1954. A woman fights to convince the police that she witnessed a murder. One sleepless night, Cheryl Draper (Barbara Stanwyck) witnesses a young woman being strangled to death in an apartment across the street. She reports the killing to the police, but when the police arrive there's no body to be found.
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.
This highly requested family classic is now available for the first time on DVD and Blu-ray, from a brand new HD master. 14-year-old Jack Simmons (Peter Billingsley) takes it on himself to help his friend, coach Mike (Patrick Collins) and save his hot dog stand. Mr. Hodgkins (Stuart Pankin) is a greedy, self-serving banker who is determined to raze Mike's hot dog stand and build a new bank on its site.
Private Eye, Mike Hammer's sexy secretary Velda is missing... and Mike's hot on her trail. Mickey Spillane himself, the best-selling author of The Girl Hunters, in the leading role and 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) who's caught Hammer's eye.
This documentary by Deidre Schoo and Michael Beach Nichols looks at an exciting new dance movement, 'flexing', that sprang up on the streets of Brooklyn and has exploded into an expressive new DIY art form. The documentary, which was an Official Selection of the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, examines the social conditions that influence and inspire the movement, and the creative dancers who have pioneered this innovative new form of dance.
An historical drama that tracks a recent chapter in Italy's history as a web of political corruption runs rampant from the Mafia to the Vatican. The film features an all-star cast, including Giancarlo Giannini, Rutger Hauer, Omero Antonutti and Pamela Villoresi.
Official Israeli Academy Award(R) submission for Best Foreign Language Film, won six awards of the Israeli Film Academy (including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay), and was an Official Selection of the Venice Film Festival. Directorial debut of Yuval Adler about a young Palestinian informant who must divide his loyalty between his militant brother and a paternal Israeli Secret Service officer.
This erotic tale, about a beautiful young jewelry designer and her romance with a wealthy and powerful entrepreneur includes a special tribute to the late writer-director Zalman King, who brought audiences his unique brand of stylish and sexy dramas that set the standard for erotic filmmaking and influenced countless others.
In this frame by frame, digitally restored, first time Blu-ray release, comes this rare entry into the poliziotteschi genre. A robbery goes terribly wrong for a hapless criminal Massimo (Ray Lovelock) when he tries to break into a jewelry store only to have the steel shutters immediately slam down and lock him inside until the police arrive.
Brea Grant set out to make a different kind of post-apocalyptic film, about two characters losing their valuable friendship. Combining indie film aesthetics with science fiction, Brea Grant explores a realistic vision of what could happen during a nuclear disaster, and forces the audience to confront how they would respond under similar circumstances.
An homage to the blood-spattered, sex-smeared theatre known as the Grand Guignol. Still haunted by an especially tragic production of Othello, a seaside theatre reopens its doors as a groovy musical revue, only to have several of its performers fall victim to the deadly curse.
This film has achieved almost legendary status in British horror history. Sheila Keith stars as a former patient of a mental institution, who has settled down in a remote farmhouse, where she tells fortunes in her spare time. But the kind, maternal exterior conceals a dreadful monster, which the asylum, it seems, was unable to cure.
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