New Titles–August 20th

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Blacula

African Prince Manuwalde, introduced to Count Dracula at a party, pleads for the Count’s assistance in freeing his people from the slave trade. Dracula is so incensed at the request he vampirizes, curses, and imprisons Manuwalde in a coffin in the dungeon. Two hundred years later the contents of Castle Dracula are bought and shipped back to the US by antique dealers. Among these is Manuwalde’s coffin. He is accidentally set free when this is opened. Making his way onto the nightclub scene, Manuwalde pursues a girl that he believes to be the reincarnation of his wife.

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Harper

Based on Ross MacDonald’s “The moving target,” hard-boiled private investigator Lew Harper is hired to locate a missing millionaire.

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Noah

A man is appointed by God to carry out a crucial mission of rescue before a calamitous flood destroys the world. Continue reading “New Titles–August 20th”

New Titles–August 5th

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Babe

A piglet destined for eventual butchering arrives at the farmyard, is adopted by an old sheep dog, and discovers a special secret to success.

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Bombay Boys

A portrait of modern Bombay seen through the eyes of three overseas Indians, and the insiders they come across during their journey. (image from amazon.com)

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Hedda Gabler

Presents Henrik Ibsen’s play, Hedda Gabler, the story of a woman’s tormented search for self-fulfillment in a world dominated by men. Continue reading “New Titles–August 5th”

New Titles–July 21st

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The Movies Begin: A Treasury of Early Cinema

A 5-disc set, featuring “The Great Train Robbery and Other Primary Works,” “The European Pioneers,” “Experimentation and Discovery,” “The Magic of Melies,” and “Comedy, Spectacle, and New Horizons,” the genesis of the motion picture medium is recreated in this collection of the cinema’s formative works. More than crucial historical artifacts, these films reveal the foundation from which the styles and stories of the contemporary cinema would later arise. (image from amazon.com)

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Strange Days

A thriller set in the urban inferno of 1999 Los Angeles. Lenny Nero sells dreams and hustles nightmares available on small disks that are viewable via a compact headpiece that makes every sensation immediate. Nero replays scenes of happier days with Faith Justin, who has run off with sadistic Philo Gant. Nero hooks up with an old friend, Lornette “Mace” Mason, as he attempts to win back Faith and the two of them are caught in a deadly fantasy of conspiracy, murder and betrayal.

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Fast Food Fast Women

On her 5th birthday, Bella, an overworked waitress, is set up on a date with Bruno, an irresponsible cab driver and father of two. One of Bella’s regulars, a long time widow, responds to an ad and meets Emily. Soon, however, a random encounter changes Bella’s life in a way she could never have imagined.

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J’Accuse

J’accuse is a World War I drama considered to be one of the most technically advanced films of the era and the first major pacifist film. It was referred to by Gance as “a human cry against the bellicose din of armies.” Stars Marise Dauvray as Edith, a young woman who is unhappily married to an older man, François (Séverin-Mars), but is actually in love with a young poet Jean Diaz (Romuald Joubé). Both Jean and François end up on the front lines of World War I while Edith is captured by German forces and suffers atrocities at the hands of the soldiers. Gance contrasts individual human suffering with the larger horrors of war, depicted with stark realism. (image from amazon.com)

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New Titles–July 1st

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The Women of Brewster Place

Mattie Michael, whose life has been plagued by misfortunes, is alone in a ghetto tenement on Brewster Place. She gradually unites the other tenement women to help them struggle for a new life.

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Juno and the Paycock

During the Irish revolution, a family earns a big inheritance. They start leading a rich life forgetting what the most important values are.

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Privilege

Steven Shorter is a rock music phenomenon. His popularity, carefully engineered by his corporate handlers, has reached dizzying proportions. When artist Vanessa Ritchie is hired to paint his portrait, she discovers that he is unhappy and unstable.

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