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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
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
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
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
Allt du skulle vilja veta om sex*
(1972 Woody Allen) 50:-

originaltitel: Everything You always wanted to know about sex*

Allen rises to the occasion with several hysterical vignettes that probe sexuality's stickiest issues!

Aphrodisiacs prove effective for a court jester (Woody Allen) who finds the key to the Queen's (Lynn Redgrave) heart - but learns that the key to her chastity belt might be more useful. Unnatural acts get wild and woolly when a good doctor (Gene Wilder) falls for a fickle sheep. Jack Barry gives fetishism 20 questions on a wacky TV show called "What's My Perversion?" Sex-research goes under the microscope when a mad scientist (John Carradine) unleashes a monstrous, marauding breast. And the absurdity comes to a frenzied climax with Tony Randall, Burt Reynolds and Allen as sperm...having second thoughts about ejaculation!
[MGM]Region 2
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
Amelie från Montmartre
(2001 Jean-Pierre Jeunet) 50:-

originaltitel: Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain

Amelie Poulian has led a sheltered life – educated at home by over-protective parents, she retreats into a fantasy world of her own. When she finally leaves home and finds work as waitress in a Parisian café, life is pretty uneventful until a chain of extraordinary events leads her to the discovery of a thin box containing a schoolboy's long forgotten mementos. It is then that Amelie discovers her true vocation in life – helping others find love and happiness – which she sets about in her own unique and magical way. When Amelie falls in love herself, she realises that making neat solutions is not as easy as it seems…
[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 Crime
(2007 Tommy O'Haver) 50:-

16 year-old Sylvia Likens (Ellen Page) and her 15-year-old sister, Jenny (Hayley McFarland), have, in the past, travelled with their parents who work on the carnival circuit. She and Jenny now live with their mother, Betty Likens (Romy Rosemont), who recently separated from their father, Lester Likens (Nick Searcy).

Betty reconciles with him, and they decide to go on tour together. They agree to leave their daughters in the care of a single mother named Gertrude Baniszewski (Catherine Keener), whose daughters the Likens girls met in church. In dire financial straits, Gertrude offers to care for their daughters for twenty dollars a week, and as their parents leave, the girls settle in with Baniszewski's six children...
[Noble]Region 2
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
Andromeda Strain, The
(1971 Robert Wise)

svensk titel: Hotet

After an errant satellite crashes to earth near a remote New Mexico village, the recovery team discovers that almost everyone in the town are victims of a horrible death, with the mysterious exception of an infant and an old homeless man. The survivors are brought to a state-of-the-art laboratory descending five stories beneath the ground where the puzzled scientists race against time to determine the nature of the deadly microbe before it wreaks worldwide havoc.

A trailblazer in the areas of special effects and inventive sets, 'The Andromeda Strain' is based on Michael Crichton's best-selling novel that created national paranoia for its topical relevance to the first moon landing.
[Universal]Region 1
(1982 John Huston)

Based on one of Broadway's most beloved musicals, "Annie" is the story of a plucky, red-haired girl who dreams of life outside her dreary orphanage.

One day, Annie (Aileen Quinn) is chosen to stay for a week with the famous billionaire "Daddy" Warbucks (Albert Finney). One week turns into many, and the only person standing in the way of Annie's fun is Miss Hannigan, the tyrannical ruler of the orphanage (played to hilarious perfection by Carol Burnett). Will Miss Hannigan's zany attempts to kidnap the irrepressible Annie succeed?

Special Anniversary Edition
[Columbia]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
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: (R)evolution
(2011 Rupert Wyatt) 50:-

A single act of both compassion and arrogance leads to a war unlike any other - and to the RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES.

The Oscar-winning visual effects team that brought to life the worlds of Avatar and Lord of the Rings is breaking new ground, creating a CGI ape that delivers a dramatic performance of unprecedented emotion and intelligence, and epic battles on which rest the upended destinies of man and primate. Rated PG-13 for intense and frightening sequences of action and violence.
[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
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
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
(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
(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