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General's Son
(1990 Im Kwon Taek)

This film is based on a real person in Korean history whom some may regard to be sort of a patriot. As the title may imply he was son of a famous Korean general who recruited militia to fight against the Japanese. This guy was a market protection gangster who was said to have even killed men with single kicks! The pacing of the movie is as lush and operatic as the Godfather and the story immensely enjoyable to follow. Those of you who are interested in yakuza movies and Hong Kong gangster movies try this out for size. One of the best things about this movie is the intense fight scenes; don't expect flying kung fu kicks but they are surprisingly well choreographed and very cool at that. You might like to know that this film was made just before Korean movies started getting their slick, stylish, Hollywood-killer treatment they're getting now. Want to see what Korean films were like before then whilst still managing to pull off some gems?
[Spectrum] Region 3
(2005 Christian Petzold)

A man travels from Paris to Berlin in search of his wife. He finds her in a psychiatric hospital in Spandau and takes her back to Paris. Every year, the wife makes the journey to Berlin, desperately searching for her daughter who was abducted in 1989 at the age of three. She was never found. The wife ends up meeting a young vagabond named Nina. A drifter who doesn't seem to have a home of her own, Nina roams about the city with Toni, taking the world as it comes, stealing whatever she can. The wife is convinced that Nina is her lost daughter.
[Good Movies]Region 0
Ghost Dog
(2000 Jim Jarmusch)

Inner-city dweller Ghost Dog rises above the chaos that surrounds him by adopting the strict lifestyle of the samurai warrior in director Jim Jarmusch's crime drama, nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. He's sworn lifelong service to Louie (John Tourney), the small-time mobster who once saved his life -- even if that means committing murders for the man. But the limits of Ghost Dog's allegiance are tested.
[Artisan] Region 1
Giallo Collection
Fyra väninnor beger sig till en öde belägen villa för att komma undan en seriemördares härjningar. Den lantliga vistelsen präglas av fest och förlustelser, tills att det undflydda hotet lyckas spåra dem till deras gömställe. Någon som inom kort vill presentera sig och sin vassa såg...
Edward är efterlyst för mord och narkotikastöld till ett värde av en mijlon dollar. Han är hotad till döden av främmande människor. Men själv har han drabbats av minnesförlust och förgäves försöker han pussla samman sitt kaotiska liv innan det är försent...
Splattermästaren Lucio Fulci (The Beyond, The House by the Cemetary) har skapat giallofilmens svarta får - en ursinnig thriller om en mördare som härjar på Manhattan. Med ett skrämmande kvackande läte och ett bottenlöst kvinnohat mördar han i vad som är så pass intima splatterscener att de omtalas än idag.
På en isolerad teater repeterar man en pjäs om en uggleklädd mördare som yxar ihjäl sina offer. Men när en inspärrad mördare lyckas fly från ett närliggande mentalsjukhus och infiltrera ensemblen blir intrigen allt annat än blodfattig. Nattugglan är beväpnad och redo, teaterns utgångar är förseglade, ridån ska strax gå upp, scenskräcken kan börja...
[Njuta Films] Region 2
Gideon's Daughter
(2006 Stephen Poliakoff)

Gideon Warner is a hugely successful public relations consultant to the wealthy, to politicians, to businessmen and rising starlets. With all his skills, he is the perfect man to package the Millennium celebrations and sell them to the rest of the world. But disillusioned with the world in which he works and increasingly concerned over the growing distance between himself and his daughter, Gideon takes less and less notice of his business, just as clients seem to want him more and more. He clings to his slowly flourishing relationship with Stella - a mother grieving for her dead son - as his world spins further out of control. Only together can they make it stop.

2-Disc Special Edition
[BBC] Region 2
Give 'em Hell, Malone
(2009 Russell Mulcahy)

When private eye Malone attempts to retrieve a briefcase from a seedy hotel, he walks into a trap. Bullets and blood fly as Malone battles an army of thugs to protect not only the case, but also a bombshell client who may be more trouble than she's worth. Starring Thomas Jane, Ving Rhames and Elsa Pataky.
[FFD]Region 2
(2010 Ridley Scott)

An epic adventure that calls to mind the big-budget Hollywood films of the past, Ridley Scott's thrilling film is a raucous, engaging, and highly impressive spectacle. Maximus, a well-respected general, is stripped of his rank when the scheming Commodus takes over the Roman Empire in 180 AD. Maximus finds himself fighting for his life in the vicious gladiator arenas, where he uses his fame to spark unrest among the oppressed Roman citizens, firing up Commodus's anger and setting the stage for the ultimate battle.

This 3-DVD set includes the extended version of the feature film, introduction by director Ridley Scott, trivia track, new audio commentary by Scott and star Russell Crowe, plus DVD documentary and DVD of behind-the-scenes footage.
[Dreamworks] Region 1
Glass House
(2001 Daniel Sackheim)

When Ruby Baker and her brother Rhett are suddenly orphaned by the death of their parents, their parents' lawyer tells Ruby that they will move in with the Glasses, their former neighbors. They are getting along well with the Glasses and being pampered with new clothes and toys and video games. Suspicions arise when Ruby overhears Terry's business deals, finds some suspicious letters, and sees Terry and Erin doing mysterious things. She then finds out that maybe all the suspicious actions are connected with her $4 million inheritance.
[Columbia] Region 1
Godzilla rides again!
(1955 Motoyoshi Oda)

Tsukioka and Kobayashi fly scout planes for a small fishing fleet, based in Osaka. A mechanical problem forces Kobayashi to set his plane down on remote Iwato island, and as he and Tsukioka are trying to make repairs, they are drawn to the sound of a horrendous conflagration and discover two enormous dinosaurs battling each other amid the snowy wastes of the island. After successfully taking off, they report their findings to the government in Tokyo, and Dr. Yamane (Takashi Shimura) determines that one of the dinosaurs is the same species as Godzilla, and both creatures are just as dangerous as the first Godzilla.
[Toho Master] Region 1
(Sogo Ishii)

"With the deterioration of the aristocracy and the rise of the warrior class began a brutal era. Long wars between the Heike and Genji clans ended with the Heike ruling the land. The people hoped for a lasting peace, but found only pestilence and disaster. And when began the nightly slaughter of Heike warriors at Kyoto's Gojoe Bridge, there rose the fear that the capital's festering misfortune had awoken a demonollowing his conversion to Buddhism, Musahibo Benkei, a master fighter and killer for hire, vows never to take another life. His inner peace and faith in pacifism, however, is shaken and ultimately broken by the attacks from a trio of fighters known only as "the demons". Taking up his sword once more, he is forced to set out in a bid to end their murderous reign of terror...
[Optimum] Region 2
(1967 Mike Nichols)

svensk titel: Mandomsprovet

Few films have defined a generation as much as The Graduate did. The alienation, the nonconformity, the intergenerational romance, the blissful Simon and Garfunkel soundtrack--they all served to lob a cultural grenade smack into the middle of 1967 America, ultimately making the film the third most profitable up to that time. Seen from a later perspective, its radical chic has dimmed a bit, yet it's still a joy to see Dustin Hoffman's bemused Benjamin and Anne Bancroft's deliciously decadent, sardonic Mrs Robinson. The script by Buck Henry and Calder Willingham is still offbeat and dryly funny and Mike Nichols, who won an Oscar for his direction, has just the right, light touch.
[Momentum] Region 2
Great Debaters
(2007 Denzel Washington)

When African American poet Mel Tolson (Denzel Washington) creates a debate team at historically black Wiley College in the 1930s, he pushes the team to a level of excellence that allows them to take on Harvard University. But despite public success, personal clashes foment as the father (Forest Whitaker) of one of Tolson's students (Denzel Whitaker) begins to resent his son's loyalty to his coach.
[Weinstein] Region 1
Great Gumball Rally
(1976 Chuck Bail)

svensk titel: Fartdårarna

A forerunner of the Cannonball Run movies (and all based on the same real-life annual event), The Gumball Rally sees a group of disparate, lead-footed road racers vying for the top prize in a no-rules, cross-country race where the action never takes a backseat. The ensemble cast -- not counting all the great cars -- includes Michael Sarrazin, Gary Busey, Raul Julia, Tim McIntire, Steven Keats and J. Pat O'Malley.
[Warner] Region 1
Great Outdoors
(1988 Howard Deutch)

svensk titel: Vrålet från Vildmarken

John Candy stars as Chet Ripley, an oafish paterfamilias who takes his family on a vacation at a lakeside resort. Their enjoyment is seriously compromised when brother-in-law Roman Craig shows up with his wife and kiddies. The rest of the film is an ongoing war between Ripley's carefree aggregation and Craig's obnoxiously prissy brood, and making things worse, a driving rainstorm forces both families to remain under one roof well-past their threshold of patience.
[Universal] Region 2
Gud, Lukt och Henne
(2008 Karin Westerlund)

Handlar både om så kallade 'verkliga' människor, som en magdansös i Kairo, en fotbollspelare i Madrid och en före detta präst i Indien. Men den handlar också om att skådespelare från olika länder agerar i scener med varandra och även tillsammans med de verkliga människorna. Filmen har en huvudperson som rör sig som en guide mellan scenernoss att det finns mer mellan himmel och jord än vi anar.
[Folkets Bio]Region 2
Gula Divisionen
(1954 Stig Olin)

Koreakriget har just slutat med vapenvila och stormakterna står på varsin sida om gränsen. I Europa råder en bräcklig fred och det kalla kriget är som mest hotande.
[Atlantic]Region 2