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 A Farewell to Arms (1957)

A Farewell to Arms (1957)

Director: Charles Vidor
Year: 1957

This gripping version of the legendary writer's World War I masterpiece stars Rock Hudson (Giant, Seconds) as an ambulance driver and Jennifer Jones (Portrait of Jennie, Duel in the Sun) as the nurse he falls in love with.

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Billion Dollar Brain

Billion Dollar Brain

Director: Ken Russell
Year: 1967

Based on the novel of the same name by Len Deighton, and the third film in the Harry Palmer film series. Harry Palmer, played by Michael Caine, gets an anonymous job to deliver a package to Helsinki. His employer turns out to be his former friend Leo (Karl Malden). Also the last film to star Françoise Dorléac.

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Gorky Park

Gorky Park

Director: Michael Apted
Year: 1983

Murder, seduction and intrigue in the Kremlin! Based on the best-selling novel by Martin Cruz Smith, Gorky Park is a gripping and brilliant classic thriller starring William Hurt (Body Heat), Lee Marvin (The Dirty Dozen), Brian Dennehy (Best Seller) and Joanna Pacula (The Kiss). When three murder victims are discovered in Moscow's Gorky Park with their faces and fingertips removed, Detective Renko (Hurt) is determined to identify the bodies and find the killer, but when the clues point toward the involvement of the KGB, Renko is hunted by the secret police and confronted by an intricate web of deception and treachery reaching to the highest political levels. Directed by Michael Apted (The World is Not Enough) with a great supporting cast that includes Ian Bannen (The Offence) and Richard Griffiths (Withnail & I)."

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The Island of Dr. Moreau

The Island of Dr. Moreau

Director: Don Taylor
Year: 1977

On a tropical Pacific island, the mad Dr. Moreau (Lancaster) has set out to fool Mother Nature, conducting nightmarish genetic experiments that have resulted in Lionmen, Tigermen, Bearmen and other marauding monstrosities.

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The Holcroft Covenant

The Holcroft Covenant

Director: John Frankenheimer
Year: 1985

Newly Re-mastered in HD! Noel Holcroft (Michael Caine, The Destructors, Billion Dollar Brain) is a New York architect who receives an unexpected inheritance from his ex-Nazi father: $40 billion in funds stolen from the Third Reich, now intended to aid Holocaust survivors.

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The Migrants (1974 TV Movie)

The Migrants (1974 TV Movie)

Director: Tom Gries
Year: 1974

This is the story of a simple family, a family that worked hard, loved each other and hoped their hard work would produce a better life for them.

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The McKenzie Break

The McKenzie Break

Director: Lamont Johnson
Year: 1970

In the closing days of World War II, German prisoners riot in a POW Camp in Scotland. Fearful of a mass escape attempt, the British Army sends in an unorthodox Irish Captain in hopes of discovering exactly what is going on. The Irishman at once comes into conflict with the senior prisoner, a U-Boat commander, and the two must match wits, knowing that only one will emerge victorious.

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The Wanderers

The Wanderers

Director: Philip Kaufman
Year: 1979

Based on the acclaimed first novel by Richard Price (The Night Of), Philip Kaufman's The Wanderers follows the exploits of the eponymous Italian-American gang in the Bronx in 1963, just before the country underwent profound change.  New 2K restoration!

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The Pied Piper

The Pied Piper

Director: Jacques Demy
Year: 1972

The great Jacques Demy (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) directed this masterful retelling of the classic children's tale. Set in the Middle Ages, the divided town of Hamelin tries in vain to rid itself of the Black Plague.

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A Farewell To Arms (1932)

A Farewell To Arms (1932)

Director: Frank Borzage
Year: 1932

An Academy Award nominee for Best Picture, A FAREWELL TO ARMS is a ravishing adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's legendary novel, starring Gary Cooper (High Noon) as Lt. Frederic Henry, a young ambulance driver for the Italian army in WWI, more interested in chasing women than the enemy. When seeking cover during an air raid, he encounters Nurse Catherine Barkley (a radiant Helen Hayes), and the world shifts under his feet.

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