Recent Arrivals for Rent/Sale at Movie Village- July/August 2015

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Don’t Look Now, 1973. Released as a Criterion Edition in February 2015. Re-live this thriller starring Julie Christie & Donald Sutherland. See all the details on the
Criterion Website:
http://www.criterion.com/films/27928-don-t-look-now
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She-Devil, 1989. Finally re-released by Olive Films in June 2015. Re-enjoy this comedy starring Meryl Streep and Roseanne Barr.
http://www.olivefilms.com/films/she-devil-2/
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Emerald Forest, 1985. British director John Boorman’s classic from 1985. Powers Boothe plays a man searching for his abducted son. Recently re-released on DVD.
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52 Pick-Up, 1986. The screenplay was written by Elmore Leonard, based on his novel and directed by John Frankenheimer. Roy Scheider and Ann-Margret star in this story of blackmail and murder. It was unavailable new on DVD for years, but was re-released earlier this year.
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Missouri Breaks, 1976. This western starring Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson was re-released on DVD late last year. Directed by Arthur Penn of “Bonnie & Clyde” fame. Nicholson play a horse thief. Brando plays a horse thief bounty hunter.
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Rose, 1979. Released in May 2015 on the Criterion label, this film earned Bette Midler an Oscar nomination for Best Actress (Sally Field won that year for “Norma Rae.”) It’s a backstage story about the stresses and pressures in the business of Rock ‘N Roll. Check out all the special features on the disc at this link:
http://www.criterion.com/films/28572-the-rose
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The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming, 1966. Directed by famed Canadian director Norman Jewison, this classic film stars comedy legends Carl Reiner and Jonathan Winters. Unavailable new on DVD for years, it was re-released in February.
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Across 110th Street, 1972. Anthony Quinn and Yaphet Kotto portray policemen trying to stop a gang war in this cult classic.
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Billion Dollar Brain, 1967. Michael Caine and Karl Malden star in this film directed by Ken Russell. Based on a novel by Len Deighton, this is one of five films in which Michael Caine plays the character of Harry Palmer, a retired British spy.
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Breakheart Pass, 1975. Charles Bronson stars in this film based on Alistair MacLean’s book. Characters are not what they seem as a train travels through Nevada taking supplies to Fort Humboldt. Bronson’s wife, Jill Ireland, also stars.
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Foxes, 1980. Jodie Foster stars in this story of teens growing up in the disco era in California. Giorgio Moroder, famous music producer, composed the disco soundtrack.
Adrian Lyne directs.
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Gorky Park, 1983. William Hurt and Lee Marvin star in this thriller directed by Michael Apted. Hurt portrays an investigator trying to solve a triple murder that no one seems to want solved.
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On the Beach, 1959. Gregory Peck and Ava Gardner star in this post-nuclear story set in Australia and based on Nevil Shute’s novel.
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Topkapi, 1964. Peter Ustinov won a best supporting actor Academy Award for his role. Jules Dassin directed this comedy about the theft of a bejeweled dagger in Topkapi, Turkey.
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True Confessions, 1981. Robert DeNiro and Robert Duvall star in this thriller about two brothers: one is a monsignor, the other a detective investigating the murder of a prostitute.
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White Lightning, 1973. Burt Reynolds stars as Gator McKlusky, a moonshiner turned informant trying to take down a corrupt sheriff.
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Woman of Straw, 1964. Sean Connery and Gina Lollobrigida star in this drama about a wealthy dying uncle whose fortune his scheming nephew is determined to inherit.
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Convoy, 1978. Ali MacGraw and Kris Kristofferson star in this cult classic about truckers and a harassing Sheriff. This film was directed by Sam Peckinpah. The script was based on a song by C.W. McCall that was a number one hit in 1976.
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The Children’s Hour, 1961. Based on the play by Lillian Hellman and directed by William Wyler, this drama deftly tells the story of two teachers accused of lesbianism by a student and the aftermath. This play had been filmed by Wyler in 1936 as These Three, but had no hint of lesbianism due to the censorship of films that occurred in Hollywood from 1934 to the 1960’s.
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Elmer Gantry, 1960. Based on a novel by Sinclair Lewis, Burt Lancaster won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of a con man who feigns religious fervor to get close to a traveling evangelist, Jean Simmons. A woman from his past, Shirley Jones, returns to upset his world, and earn an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
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Gator, 1976. Burt Reynolds stars as Gator McKlusky in this sequel to White Lightning. McKlusky is released from prison and moves in with his father and daughter to continue his moonshining business. Law enforcement officers force McKlusky to help them gain evidence to convict an criminal friend of his, played by Jerry Reed.
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Viva Maria, 1965. A comedy directed by Louis Malle starring Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau. The plot involves a traveling circus, invention of the striptease and revolutionaries. Jeanne Moreau won a BAFTA for her performance.
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Mr. Majestyk, 1974. Charles Bronson stars in this action film as Vince Majestyk a Vietnam War veteran turned farmer who gets into trouble with some local criminals.
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Inherit the Wind, 1960. Spencer Tracy stars in this film directed by Stanley Kramer. This courtroom drama is based on the Scopes “Monkey” Trial that took place in 1925. A teacher in Tennessee is charged with violating the law by teaching evolution instead of creationism.
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Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau, 2014. A documentary about the making of the 1996 remake of Island of Dr. Moreau, focusing on the period Richard Stanley was the director. He was replaced, due to a myriad of problems, by John Frankenheimer soon after production started.
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Friends of Eddie Coyle, 1973. Robert Mitchum stars as a small time criminal under pressure to betray his fellow crooks to the authorities. The director, Peter Yates, provides a commentary to his film in this Criterion Collection release.
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French Lieutenant’s Woman, 1981. Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons star in dual roles in this film based on John Fowles novel, screenplay by Harold Pinter. The film follows the lives of Streep and Irons playing modern day actors, as well as following the 19th century characters they are portraying, in this story within a story.
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Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?, 1966. A satire of the fashion industry.
Mr. Freedom, 1969. A satire about America’s foreign policies.
The Model Couple, 1977. Two couples are used for a sociological experiment.

The director William Klein is most famous for his unique fashion photography, but also made some films. If you are looking for something avant garde, these are for you.
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Day for Night, 1973. Francois Truffaut’s directs and stars in his film about the trials and tribulations of making a film. Released today as a Criterion Collection DVD, check out the Criterion Site for information about the extras https://www.criterion.com/films/28698-day-for-night
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Swing Shift, 1984. Set during World War II, Goldie Hawn’s character takes a job in an aircraft factory while her husband is away fighting the war. She becomes good friends with Christine Lahti, and Kurt Russell, to her husband’s dismay. Directed by Jonathan Demme.
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Agatha, 1979. Agatha Christie, the famed author, disappeared for eleven days in 1926 after her husband asked for a divorce. This film is a fictionalized account of what happened to Agatha during this disappearance. Vanessa Redgrave stars in the title role, with Timothy Dalton portraying her husband, and Dustin Hoffman playing a reporter hot on her trail. Directed by Michael Apted.
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