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The War Lord (Special Edition)Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
In the 11th century, the powerful Duke William of Ghent sends his most trusted knight and a troop of warriors to guard Normandy’s coastal settlements from plunder and pillage by Frisian raiders. Smitten with Bronwyn, the foster child of village elder Odins, the war lord is tempted simply to take her, under the feudal custom of droit du seigneur, but finds he is falling in love.
Western UnionDirector: Fritz Lang
Vance Shaw is an ex-criminal whose job is to protect the Western Union workers against attacks by gangs of bandits, as he finds out his renegade brother, Jack (Barton MacLane) is leading one of these gangs. The tension increases as Vance and Richard (Robert Young) wage psychological warfare over the affections of the boss’ daughter.
The Sign of the CrossDirector: Cecil B. DeMille
In the year 64 A.D., the corrupt and maniacal Emperor Nero Claudius Caesar torches the city so he can blame the ensuing destruction on the unsuspecting Christians. Meanwhile, Roman Prefect Marcus Superbus falls for an innocent and beautiful Christian maiden, Mercia. When the seductive and wicked Empress Poppaea learns that she has a romantic rival for Marcus’s attentions, she conspires with Nero to send all Christians to a chilling death.
Jefferson in Paris (Special Edition)Director: James Ivory
During one man’s unforgettable visit to liberal and socially permissive France, he meets and falls in love with a worldly and mysterious woman. But when the alluring charms of another prove irresistible, he finds himself courting scandal in a heated triangle of passion and desire.
The Siege at Ruby RidgeDirector: Roger Young
When white supremacist Randy Weaver resisted a federal arrest warrant, the U.S. government declared war on the separatist and his family leading to an 11-day standoff that left his wife and son dead.