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...and the Band played on
(1993 Roger Spottiswoode) 50:-

From Randy Shilts' bestseller comes a powerful, enlightening and moving chronicle of our times.

In the summer of 1981, few knew of the deadly disease we now call AIDS. "...and The Band Played On" follows the struggle of a handful of strong-willed men and women who took on the fight to save lives.

Matthew Modine stars as Dr. Don Francis, a researcher at the Centers for Disease Control who seeks to uncover the cause of a number of mysterious deaths. With little funding for a subject few will even discuss, not only must he fight the disease, but a disinterested public, the government, the media and even the communities where the mysterious virus strikes hardest. But as the death toll mounts, public interest is stirred and Francis' research becomes a desperate race against time.
[HBO] Region 1
A.C.O.D - Adult Children of Divorce
(2013 Stu Zicherman) 50:-

"A.C.O.D." follows Carter (Adam Scott), a seemingly well-adjusted Adult Child of Divorce.

Having survived the madness of his parents’ (Richard Jenkins and Catherine O’Hara) divorce, Carter now has a successful career and supportive girlfriend (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). But when his younger brother (Clark Duke) gets engaged, Carter is forced to reunite his bitterly divorced parents and their new spouses (Amy Poehler and Ken Howard) for the wedding, causing the chaos of his childhood to return, including his wacky therapist (Jane Lynch).
[Paramount]Region 2
About a Boy
(2002 Chris & Paul Weitz) 50:-

svensk titel: Om en Pojke

Hugh Grant stars as Will Freeman, a proudly self-absorbed 38-year-old Londoner. Living lavishly off the royalties from a hit Christmas song penned by his father, Will excels at nothing except doing nothing, which, in his case, includes shopping for CDs and having his hair "professionally disheveled."

When Will makes a guilt-free exit from a brief fling with a single mom, he decides to crash a meeting of S.P.A.T. (Single Parents, Alone Together) in pursuit of more single mothers. This scheme leads to meeting Suzie (Victoria Smurfit) and Marcus (Nicholas Hoult), the socially awkward 12-year-old son of her flaky best friend, Fiona (Toni Collette). A series of odd situations leads to Will and Marcus becoming unlikely friends, and gradually both of their lives start to change for the better.
[Universal]Region 1
Aces High
(1976 Jack Gold) 80:-

svensk titel: Helvetet i Skyn

The young pilots of the First World War we idolised as glamorous, devil-may-care aces, but Gresham, commanding officer of the squadron, lives with the reality and knows it is very different. Young, bare and a true patriot, but exhausted and old before his time, he greets each batch of eager recruits with quiet despair, knowing their families are unlikely to see them again. When the latest arrival turns out to be young Croft, fresh from his old public school, the strain threatens to become wellnigh intolerable...
A moving story of comradeship and bravery, loneliness and fear, from award-winning director Jack Gold and producer Benjamin Fisz, ACES HIGH contains some of the most magnificent aerial battles ever stages.
[Studio Canal]Region 2
Afrikas Drottning
(1951 John Huston) 50:-

originaltitel: The African Queen

Take two legendary co-stars, a rip-roaring boys own story, a fearless director and an eventful location shoot in Zaire and Uganda and you get 'The African Queen' - the best loved of all adventure movies.
During World War One, a hard drinking river trader (Humphrey Bogart) and a prim missionary (Katharine Hepburn) are forced to take a hazardous river expedition together, encountering tropical hazards, nefarious German officers and a surprising romance.
[Atlantic]Region 2
Afrikas Lejon
(1981 Omar Mukhtar) 50:-

originaltitel: Lion of the Desert

The year is 1929 and dictator Benito Mussolini is still faced with the 20-year long war waged by Bedouin patriots to combat Italian colonisation and the establishment of "The Fourth Shore". Mussolini appoints General Rodolfo Graziani as his sixth governor to Libya, confident that the eminently accredited soldier can crush the rebellion and restore the dissipated glories of Imperial Rome. Omar Mukhtar - a teacher by profession, guerilla by obligation, fights against his oppressors and commits himself to a war that cannot be won in his lifetime. With Omar Mukhtar as their inspirational leader, the Bedouin troops fight on horseback against the tanks and planes of the Italian Army.
As the conflict between the two implacable enemies deepen, the Bedouin suffer crippling losses, but still they fight on...
[Atlantic]Region 2
Agnés Varda
"4 by Agnés Varda" 475:-

Agnès Varda used the skills she honed early in her career as a photographer to create some of the most nuanced, thought-provoking films of the past fifty years.

She is widely believed to have presaged the French new wave with her first film, "La Pointe Courte", long before creating one of the movement's benchmarks, "Cléo from 5 to 7". Later, with "Le Bonheur" and "Vagabond", Varda further shook up art-house audiences, challenging bourgeois codes with her inscrutable characters and offering effortlessly beautiful compositions and editing. Now working largely as a documentarian, Varda remains one of the essential cinematic poets of our time and a true visionary.
[Criterion]Region 1
Aika Hyvä Ihmiseksi
(1977 Rauni Mollberg) 80:-

svensk titel: Rätt Bra för att vara Människa

Rapsodisk berättelse från en finländsk småstad på 1920-talet. Såren efter inbördeskriget 1918 är ännu inte helt läkta. Den rådande förbudslagstiftningen inbjuder till flitigt hembrännande, så även på den gård omgiven av gammal fin trähusbebyggelse, där merparten av episoderna tilldrar sig.

"Rätt Bra för att vara Människa" är ett slösande rikt snitt genom en tid och en stämning, full av poetiska bilder om sammanhållningens och självkänslans villkor i fattigdomens småstad.
[FinnKino]Region 2
Air Force One
(1997 Wolfgang Petersen) 50:-

Aboard the presidential plane - the most heavily guarded aircraft in the world - President Marshall is returning home with his wife, daughter and a planeload of top governmental officials.
But no sooner have they taken off when the plane is hijacked by Communist radicals, led by the ruthless terrorist Korshunov. Unless his country's imprisoned dictator is freed, Korshunov will begin killing the passengers. Now, the most protected man in the world must take responsibility for the safety of those onboard and the future of the free world...
[Columbia]Region 1
Airplane! - Titta vi Flyger!
(1980 Jim Abrahams) 50:-

originaltitel: Airplane!

Featuring Robert Hays as an ex-fighter pilot forced to take over the controls of an airliner when the flight crew succumbs to food poisoning; Julie Hagerty as his girlfriend/ stewardess/ co-pilot; and a cast of all-stars including Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Leslie Nielsen, Kareem
Abdul-Jabbar… and more!

Their hilarious high jinks spook airplane disaster flicks, religious zealots, television commercials, romantic love…the list whirls by in rapid succession. And the story races from one moment of zany fun to the next!
[Paramount]Region 2
Akasen Chitai / Yokihi
Akasen Chitai (1956 Kenji Mizoguchi) 225:-

originaltitel: 赤線地帯

In a Tokyo brothel named Dreamland - an obvious irony given the faded hopes of those who work there - the lives of five prostitutes intersect. Each has a very different story for how they entered the profession, but what they share is the struggle to make sense of the red light district and its cycle of exploitation. Filmed shortly before the Japanese government's introduction of an antiprostitution bill, 'Akasen Chitai' is a compelling study of women torn between financial necessity and questions of conscience.

Yokihi (1955 Kenji Mizoguchi)

originaltitel: 楊貴妃

In eighth-century Tang China, widowed Emperor Hsuan-tsung (Mori Masayuki) reigns alone, devoting his life to the composition of music. When he meets and falls in love with a beautiful young woman (Kyo Machiko), who will become his imperial concubine, a tale of political intrigue and rival dynasties is set in motion, with ultimately tragic consequences.
[Eureka!]Region 2
Alias Nick and Nora
(1990 Richard Schickel) 50:-

Two documentary tributes to two legends on one disc!

Kevin Kline narrates as debonair William Powell steps into focus as one of the Silent Era’s favorite villains. Then come Talkies and revelation of the charm and humor that made him romantic lead who handled beautiful women, bullets and bon mats with equal aplomb.

Next Kathleen Turner narrates a salute to dazzling Myrna Loy, tracing her passage from screen exotic to delightful sleuth/socialite to reigning queen of Hollywood.
[Warner]Region 2
Alien vs Predator
(2004 Paul W S Anderson)

The iconic monsters from two of the scariest film franchises ever battle each other on Earth for the first time. The discovery of an ancient pyramid buried in Antarctica sends a team of scientists and adventurers to the frozen continent.
There, they make an even more terrifying discovery, two Alien races engaged in the ultimate battle.
[20th Century]Region 1
All about Eve
(1950 Joseph L Mankiewicz) 80:-

svensk titel: Allt om Eva

From the moment she glimpses her idol at the stage door, Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter) moves relentlessly towards her goal: taking the reins of power from the great actress Margo Channing (Bette Davis).
The cunning Eve maneuvers her way into Margo's Broadway role, becomes a sensation and even causes turmoil in the lives of Margo's director boyfriend (Gary Merrill), her playwright (Hugh Marlowe) and his wife (Celeste Holm). Only the cynical drama critic (George Sanders) sees through Eve, admiring her audacity and perfect pattern of deceit. Thelma Ritter and Marilyn Monroe co-star in this acclaimed classic, which won six Academy Awards and received the most nominations (14) in film history.

2-Disc Special Edition
[20th Century]Region 1
Almost Friends
(2013 Phil Morrison) 50:-

When Dennis (Paul Giammati) is released from prison just before the Christmas holidays, he s intent on getting his life back on track. But he soon realizes going straight doesn't come easy. Not only has his estranged wife told his young daughter he is dead, but he finds out she s now shacked up with his ex-partner in crime Rene (Paul Rudd). Determined to turn things around and buy his daughter the present she s always wanted, he gets back in business with Rene, selling Christmas trees in New York City. First, he just has to smuggle himself across the border, resist all light-fingered temptations, and compete with the big-budget Christmas tree stall across the street.
With business dwindling and Rene going AWOL, things don't look so bright, but with the help of one of their customers, a straight-talking house sitter named Olga (Sally Hawkins), they orchestrate a masterful heist - just in time for Christmas.
[Atlantic]Region 2
Along came a Spider
(2001 Lee Tamahori)

svensk titel: I Spindelns Nät

After the harrowing death of his partner, detective and best-selling author Alex Cross has retreated to the peace of retirement. But when a brilliant criminal (MIchael Wincott) kidnaps a senator's young daughter, Alex is lured back into action.
Teamed with the Secret Service agent (Monica Potter) assigned to protect the missing girl, Alex follows a serpentine trail of clues that leads hm to a stunning discovery - the kidnapper wants more than just ransom... he wants Alex's help in documenting the crime of the century. With time running out, Alex plunges through a tangled web of danger and deceit to stop a madman and save an innocent victim's life.
[Paramount]Region 1
Amadeus
(1984 Milos Forman) 50:-

"Amadeus" triumphs as gripping human drama, sumptuous period epic, glorious celebration of the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. It's 1781 and Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham) is the competent court composer to Emperor Joseph II.
When Mozart (Tom Hulce) arrives at court, Salieri is horrified to discover that the godlike musical gifts he desires for himself have been bestowed on a bawdy, impish jokester. Mad with envy, he plots to destroy Mozart by any means. Perhaps, even murder.
[Warner]Region 2
Ambush
(1999 Olli Saarela) 50:-

originaltitel: Rukajärven Tie

Summer 1941 and the Finnish army has been mobilized along the Russian border. A platoon, led by Lieutenant Eero Perkola, receives orders for a dangerous recon mission to search out Russian defensive positions.
As Perkola's mission begins he learns that his beloved fiance has been killed in an ambush by Russian partisans. This traumatic event transforms the young Lieutenant from a blue eyed, idealistic officer into a killer intent on vindictive revenge against the enemy. As Perkola's personal war endangers his platoon's safety and compromises the entire mission, he must wrestle his inner demons and make a choice.
[Sandrew Metronome]Region 2
American Crime
(2003 Dan Mintz)

A reporter might have to pay with her life for a big story in this independent crime drama. A small town is gripped with fear when a serial killer with an unusual way of doing his dirty work arrives on the scene. The killer stalks his victims for several days with a video camera before moving in for the kill — and then sends a copy of the tape to his next victim.
[Lions Gate] Region 1
American Hustle
(2013 David O Russell)

A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, 'American Hustle' tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that's as dangerous as it is enchanting. Jeremy Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and Feds.
Irving's unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down.
[Noble]Region 2
American Werewolf in London. An
(1981 John Landis) 50:-

svensk titel: En Amerikansk Varulv i London

American tourists David (David Naughton) and Jack (Griffin Dunne) are savaged by an unidentified vicious animal whilst hiking on the Yorkshire Moors. David awakes in a London hospital to find his friend dead and his life in disarray. Retiring to the home of a beautiful nurse (Jenny Agutter) to recuperate, he soon experiences disturbing changes to his mind and body, undergoing a full-moon transformation that will unleash terror on the streets of the capital...
[Universal]Region 2
Amores Perros
(2000 Alejandro González Iñárritu) 50:-

Beginning with a kinetic, bone-crushing car accident, 'Amores Perros' imaginatively interweaves the stories of its three victims: Octavio, a young man who has fallen in love with his violent brother's wife; Valeria, a beautiful Mexican model for whom physical appearances are everything and El Chivo, a former political assassin now exiled from his family.

The result is a moving, visceral eulogy to life, loss and dog fighting on Mexico's mean streets.
[Warner]Region 2
Animal Crackers
(1930 Victor Heerman) 50:-

svensk titel: Muntra Musikanter

Feature is a classic of screen history and as uproariously funny today as it was seventy years ago.

This film introduced Groucho's African lecture ("One morning I shot an elephant in my pyjamas. How he got into my pyjamas, I don't know...") and the card game which Harpo and Chico play with the wealthy society woman Mrs. Rittenhouse (Margaret Dumont).
[Universal]Region 2
Another Woman
(1988 Woody Allen)

svensk titel: En Annan Kvinna

Middle-aged philosophy professor Marion Post (Gena Rowlands) would appear to have every advantage. After all, she has a rock-solid professional reputation, an equally secure marriage and enough spare cash to be able to rent a separate flat in which to write her latest book without interruption. But she is interrupted, thanks to an accident of ventilation, by the therapy sessions going on in the psychiatrist's office next door. Voyeuristically fascinated, Marion is particularly struck by the way that the unhappy experiences of his patient Hope (Mia Farrow) mirror her own, and realises that her life is nowhere near as materially and emotionally secure as she's been pretending.
And when she decides to rely less on her beloved logic and reason and open herself up to dreams, imagination and passion, the scene is set for a life-changing transformation.
[MGM]Region 2
Another Year
(2010 Mike Leigh) 80:-

"Another Year" is a touching story which follows happily-married couple Tom and Gerri and their friends and family over four seasons. Featuring love and warmth, joy and sadness, hope and despair, companionship and loneliness, a birth and a death...
[Momentum]Region 2
Antonias Värld
(1995 Marlene Gorris) 50:-

originaltitel: Antonia

Upon waking one day, matriarch Antonia (Willeke van Ammelrooy) decides that it's a good day to die.

Reflecting on her past she recalls the characters and events which have gone into making her life.
[Studio S]Region 2
Apollo 13
(1995 Ron Howard) 30:-

The mission, manned by astronauts Lovell (Tom Hanks), Swigert (Kevin Bacon) and Haise (Bill Paxton), starts out as a routine space flight which generates little media interest. But all that changes when an oxygen tank explosion cripples the ship and prompts the famous line, 'Houston, we have a problem'.

Now Lovell and his crew have to struggle to keep going, while at Mission Control their colleagues Kranz (Ed Harris) and Mattingly (Gary Sinise) do everything they can to bring them home.
[Universal]Region 2
Apornas Planet
(2001 Tim Burton) 50:-

originaltitel: Planet of the Apes

In the year 2029, interstellar reconnaissance missions are relegated to chimpanzee pilots from the space station Oberon in deep space. On one such mission, a chimp loses communication and vanishes from the radar.
Fearless astronaut Leo Davidson launches a rescue mission and, following a malfunction, lands on a jungle-like planet not unlike the earth. To Leo's astonishment, English-speaking apes and primitive humans inhabit the planet. Following his capture by the apes and subsequent escape, Leo assembles a small band of defiant humans and empathetic apes in an attempt to re-establish contact with Oberon, but his focus changes following an unexpected discovery. Armed with this new information, Leo leads a rebellion against an overpowering ape force that will result in freedom or complete annihilation.

2-Disc Special Edition
[20th Century]Region 2
Apornas Planet
(1968 Franklin J Schaffner) 80:-

originaltitel: Planet of the Apes

Taylor and two other astronauts come out of deep hibernation to find that their ship has crashed. Escaping with little more than clothes they find that they have landed on a planet where men are pre-lingual and uncivilized while apes have learned speech and technology. Taylor is captured and taken to the city of the apes after damaging his throat so that he is silent and cannot communicate with the apes.

2-Disc Special Edition in Slipcase
[20th Century]Region 2
Arkiv X
(2008 Chris Carter) 30:-

originaltitel: X-Files: I want to Believe

Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny re-team to unravel a bizarre case right out of The X-Files. Amidst an eerily deceptive calm, FBI agent Monica Bannan is abducted.
Not only does the search for the missing woman ignite sparks between partners Scully (Anderson) and Mulder (Duchovny), it defies the boundaries of science, the supernatural and the terrifying spaces in between!
[20th Century]Region 2
Arlington Road
(1999 Mark Pellington) 50:-

Michael Faraday (Jeff Bridges) and his 10 year old son, Grant are both trying to come to terms with the loss two years earlier of Michael's wife, Grant's mother. When they befriend a family from across the road, things seem to get a little better for them.

However, as the families become closer, Michael starts having misgivings about Oliver and Cheryl Lang (Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack), and begins investigating them. He soon realises that the Langs are definitely not who they claim to be. The film is a tense political psychological thriller with Michael uncovering more and more about the seemingly innocent family living opposite him on Arlington Road.
[Fabulous]Region 2
Art of Getting By, The
(2011 Gavin Wiesen) 50:-

Fatalistic teenager George Zinavoy (Freddie Highmore) is a master at just barely getting by. In fact, he's practically turned it into an art form; making it through the entire school year without doing a shred of work. But when George meets a beautiful and complicated girl named Sally (Emma Roberts), he discovers a kindred spirit who turns his slacker world upside down.

Their quirky and unexpected romance may just inspire George to do the unthinkable - get off his butt and chase after his dreams.
[20th Century]Region 2
Ash Wednesday
(2002 Edward Burns) 50:-

Ash Wednesday, 1983. Hell's Kitchen, New York. A symbolic day for Francis Sullivan (Burns), an ex-enforcer for the Irish gangs that rule the West Side. Rumours are flying that Francis's younger brother Sean (Wood), presumed dead for three years, has reappeared.

If he wasn't killed by rivals, then old scores still need to be settled, putting Francis and Sean in danger: a trouble-maker is pressuring the local mob boss, who's Fran's protector; Sean's wife has moved on with her life, although Sean has come back for her; the Parish priest, part of the initial deception, is frightened; bad guys with guns are closing in.
Can Francis get Sean and his wife out of the city, avoid a war between rival factions, and hold onto their new-found morality? Will the cross of ashes on his forehead protect him?
[RePlay]Region 2
Asphalt
(1929 Joe May) 125:-

One of the last great German Expressionist films of the silent era, Joe May's "Asphalt" is a love story set in the traffic-strewn Berlin of the late 1920s. Starring the delectable Betty Amann in her most famous leading role, "Asphalt" is a luxuriously produced Ufa classic of Weimar cinema.

A well-dressed lady thief (Betty Amann) steals a precious stone from a jewellery shop. She tries to seduce the policeman (Gustav Frohlich) who arrests her, but her criminal background dooms their relationship when an argument leads to murder.
[Eureka!]Region 2
Attack i Stilla Havet
(1951 Nicholas Ray) 30:-

originaltitel: The Flying Leathernecks

John Wayne shoulders the responsibility of sending pilots to their deaths fighting the Japanese over Guadalcanal; a fact of wartime life which chokes his softer second-in-command Robert Ryan.

Director Nicholas Ray is best known for intense male melodramas like 'Rebel Without a Cause' and 'In a Lonely Place', but he was working well within his powers here. Wayne and Ryan have some strong scenes together, none more so than when Wayne informs his officer he is to be passed over for promotion.
[Atlantic]Region 2
Au Hasard Balthazar
(1966 Robert Bresson) 175:-

svensk titel: Min Vän Balthazar

A profound masterpiece from one of the most revered filmmakers in the history of cinema, Robert Bresson.

'Au Hasard Balthazar' follows the donkey Balthazar as he is passed from owner to owner, some kind and some cruel but all with motivations beyond his understanding. Balthazar, whose life parallels that of his first keeper, Marie (Anne Wiazemsky), is truly a beast of burden, suffering the sins of humankind. But despite his powerlessness, he accepts his fate nobly. Through Bresson's unconventional approach to composition, sound, and narrative, this simple story becomes a moving parable about purity and transcendence.
[Criterion]Region 1
Autour de Minuit
(1986 Bertrand Tavernier) 80:-

originaltitel: 'round Midnight

In 'Round Midnight, real-life jazz legend Dexter Gordon brilliantly portrays the fictional tenor sax player Dale Turner, a musician slowly losing the battle with alcoholism, estranged from his family, and hanging on by a thread in the 1950's New York jazz world.

Dale gets an offer to play in Paris, where, like many other black American musicians at the time, he enjoys a respect for his humanity that is not based upon the colour of his skin. A Parisian man who is obsessed with Turner's music befriends him and attempts to save Turner from himself. Although for Dale the damage is already done, his poignant relationship with the man and his young daughter re-kindles his spirit and his music as the end draws near.
[Warner]Region 2
Awake
(2007 Joby Harold) 50:-

Young banking heir Clay Beresford (Hayden Christensen) has everything - prestige, a beautiful new wife (Jessica Alba) and a lucrative career, but what he needs most of all is a life-saving heart transplant.
Luckily the perfect donor is found, but joy soon turns to sheer, unmitigated terror, when he finds himself in a situation few dare to imagine. He suffers anaesthetic awareness and is inadvertently left completely alert during the complicated and painful surgery. Physically paralysed but mentally awake, he hears of a conspiracy to have him murdered and realises he is powerless to stop it.
[Weinstein]Region 1
Avatar
(2009 James Cameron) 30:-

A reluctant hero. An epic journey. A choice between the life he left behind and the incredible new world he's learned to call home.
[20th Century]Region 2
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