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O Brother, where art Thou?
(2000 Joel Coen)

Disenchanted with the daily drudge of crushing rocks on a prison farm in Mississippi, the-dapper, silver-tongued Ulysses Everett McGill (George Clooney) busts loose. Except he's still shackled to his two chain-mates from the chain gang - bad-tempered Pete (John Turturro) and sweet, dimwitted Delmar (Tim Blake Nelson). With nothing to lose and buried loot to regain — before it's lost forever in a flood - the three embark on the adventure of a lifetime in this hilarious offbeat road picture.
Populated with strange characters, including a blind prophet, sexy sirens and a one-eyed Bible salesman (John Goodman), it's an odyssey filled with chases, close calls, near misses and betrayal that will leave you laughing at every outrageous and surprising twist and turn.
[New Star]Region 2
Octopussy
(1983 John Glen) 50:-

From a thrilling jet chase to a climactic countdown to nuclear disaster, James Bond is back in an electrifying adventure that pushes the limit for nonstop excitement.
Roger Moore portrays the immortal action hero, perfectly capturing Agent 007's deadly expertise, acerbic wit and overpowering sex appeal as he investigates the murder of a fellow agent who was clutching a priceless Faberge egg at the time of his death.

2-Disc Ultimate Edition
[MGM]Region 2
Odd Couple, The
(1968 Gene Saks)

svensk titel: Omaka Par

Neil Simon has a special genius for finding great hilarity in ordinary people doing everyday things. Like two divorced men who decide to share a New York apartment.
That's the premise of The Odd Couple, although there's nothing odd in the casting of two Oscar-winning talents like Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. The two veteran funnymen work together with the precision timing of a vaudeville team, but always with bright spontaneity. Lemmon plays fussy Felix, fastidious to a fault. He proves that cleanliness is next to insanity. Matthau is Oscar, who wreaks havoc on a tidy room with the speed and thoroughness of a tornado. An enduring and endearing picture with the intelligence one usually misses in comedies.
[Paramount]Region 1
Okänd Soldat
(1955 Edvin Laine) 80:-

originaltitel: Tuntematon Sotilas

Summer 1941. Eastern Finland Regiment machinegun company is ordered to leave out all unnecessary equipment. Company moved to the Russian border. The next morning wake up the men to the cannon roar - the war has begun. The Finnish troops attack the enemy and advancing quickly across the border.
For many of the men, this is their first contact with a war. They soon learn to live with death and the grim reality. They are few and their equipment is poor and the enemy appears to be superior to that of number of materials. Heroes and the dead list is endless.
[Majeng Media]Region 2
On the Avenue
(1937 Roy del Ruth) 50:-

svensk titel: När Ljusen Tändas på Broadway

A young Broadway producer, Gary Blake (Dick Powell), is busy putting together his latest big-time musical starring Mona Merrick (Alice Faye).
Mona's role as "The Richest Girl in the World" is a pointed impersonation of Park Avenue socialite Mimi Caraway (Madeleine Carroll), who catches a performance and becomes enraged at what she sees. Mimi goes backstage to complain to Gary about Mona's performance. Gary is swept off his feet but the young debutante and agrees to tone down the role. The thing is, Gary used to go out with Mona, and Miss Merrick isn't so keen on the "agreement". When Mimi and her family come to the next performance, they are met with a performance from Mona that is even more nasty and self-centred than before. Incensed and out for retribution, Mimi and her family buy out the production and Mimi makes changes that make Gary wake up and realise that this pretty face is killing his show.
[20th Century]Region 2
Once
(2006 John Carney) 50:-

"Once" is the inspirational tale of two kindred spirits who find each other on the bustling streets of Dublin. One is a street musician who lacks the confidence to perform his own songs. The other is a young mother trying to find her way in a strange new town.

As their lives intertwine, they discover each other's talents and push one another to realise what each had only dreamt about before and work through their past loves and reveal their budding love for one another, through their songs.
[Icon]Region 2
Onibaba
(1964 Kaneto Shindo) 150:-

originaltitel: 鬼婆

"Onibaba" is set during a brutal period in history, a Japan ravaged by civil war between rival shogunates.

Weary from combat, samurai are drawn towards the seven-foot-high susuku grass fields to hide and rest themselves, only to be ambushed and murdered by a ruthless team of mother and daughter-in-law. When Hachi, a neighbour returning from the wars, brings bad news, he threatens the women's partnership.
[Eureka!]Region 2
Only Angels have Wings
(1939 Howard Hawks)

svensk titel: Endast Änglar ha Vingar

A two-fisted adventure tale set in South America, feature stars Cary Grant as the tough-talking head of an air-freight service operating in the dangerous Andes Mountains. Jean Arthur co-stars as a vacationing showgirl competing with Rita Hayworth for Grant's affections. A potent combination of humor, romance and action...
[Columbia]Region 1
Ordet
(1955 Carl Theodor Dreyer) 125:-

A tale of miraculous resurrection brought about by human love, Ordet is an extraordinary expression of spiritual optimism without being either sentimental or pious.
Religious intolerance and family tensions lie at the heart of the film, which explores the clash between orthodox religions and true faith. Dreyer achieves its powerful effects in deceptively simple ways, and has produced, in its closing moments, one of the most extraordinary scenes in all cinema.
[BFI]Region 2
Orfeu Negro
(1959 Marcel Camus) 80:-

Interwoven with the spectacle, madness and vibrancy of the Rio carnival, comes this retelling of the classic legend of Orpheus and Eurydice.

"Black Orpheus" (Orfeu Negro) is awash with intoxicating samba music, frenzied dancing and vibrant costumes, as Marcel Camus unfolds the melancholy tale of love and tragedy of two people who fall rapturously in love during the annual carnival.
[Studio S]Region 2
Over the Top
(1987 Menahem Golan) 50:-

Lincoln Hawk drives an eighteen-wheeler, but his mind is on the son he hasn't seen since birth. Lincoln must pick him up from the Virginian Military Academy and get him to Denver where his mother - Lincoln's ex-wife - is dying. But Lincoln's father-in-law, doesn't want him to get there.

This is the story of a father who gains the love of his son despite all adversities... of a man who has an ambition to win the arm-wrestling world championships against all the odds and share his dreams with his boy!
[Noble]Region 2
Owning Mahowny
(2003 Richard Kwietniowski)

Dan Mahowny (Philip Seymour Hoffman), an unassuming bank manager in Toronto lives modestly, dives a used car, and is dating one of the bank's clerks, a sweet but mousy girl named Belinda (Minnie Driver).
Unbeknown to all around him, Mahowny leads a secret life as a compulsive gambler, and is embezzling millions of dollars from his employers to feed his ever-increasing gambling obsession. But how long can Mahowny continue living for the thrill of the bet before getting caught?
[Alliance]Region 1
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