Recent Arrivals for Rent/Sale at Movie Village- September/October 2015

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The Front Page, 1974. Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau star in this film directed by Billy Wilder. In this comedy, Lemmon plays a reporter, who’s trying to leave the tabloid culture of the Chicago newspaper he works for, to get married to Susan Sarandon. He is tempted into staying for one last story. The Front Page was originally a play, then a movie of the same title in 1931, and also remade in 1940 as His Girl Friday.
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Barbarosa, 1982. Willie Nelson stars in the title role as a legendary gunfighter. He meets a young Gary Busey and teaches him how to survive on the run.
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Continental Divide, 1981. John Belushi and Blair Brown star in this romantic comedy directed by Michael Apted. Belushi portrays a hard-hitting newspaper man who is shipped off to the Rocky Mountains when things get too heavy in Chicago. There, he is to write a story about a female eagle enthusiast, Blair Brown. Naturally, the two fall for each other.
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All Quiet on the Western Front, 1979. This DVD version was released in July 2015. It is the uncut version of the 1979 made for T.V. version of Erich Maria Remarque’s famous novel. Richard Thomas plays a young German soldier who enlists, but is soon disillusioned by the horrors of World War I.
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Hannie Caulder, 1971. Raquel Welch stars in the title role. Outlaws kill her husband and destroy her home, so Hannie seeks revenge, with the help of Robert Culp.
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Charley Varrick, 1973. Walter Matthau and fellow criminals rob a bank. Things go awry when they realize they have stolen mob money. Don Siegel, who also directed Dirty Harry and The Shootist, directs.
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John and Mary, 1969. Dustin Hoffman and Mia Farrow star in this relationship drama about a couple who try to get to know each other the day after a one night stand.
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Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, 1974. Michael Cimino directs Clint Eastwood (Thunderbolt) and Jeff Bridges (Lightfoot) in this heist film.
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Breaker Morant, 1980. Bruce Beresford directs this Australian film about a court martial during the Boer War (1899-1902). This is a Criterion Collection Edition so it includes many special features. Read about them at https://www.criterion.com/films/27766-breaker-morant
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A Room With A View, 1985. James Ivory directs this British drama based on E.M. Forster’s novel. Helena Bonham Carter must decide which suitor to marry. Won Academy Awards for Costumes, Art/Set Direction and Screenplay adaptation. This is a Criterion Collection edition with many special features. Read about them at https://www.criterion.com/films/28597-a-room-with-a-view
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Mad Dog Time, 1996. An unusual comedy about gangsters with a great cast including Richard Dreyfuss, Ellen Barkin, Gabriel Byrne, Jeff Goldblum & Diane Lane. Cameo performers include Richard Pryor, Billy Idol and Rob Reiner.
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Father Was A Fullback, 1949. Fred MacMurray and Maureen O’Hara star in this comedy about a football coach balancing his job and family with humorous results.
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84 Charing Cross Road, 1987. Anne Bancroft portrays a New York based author who develops a twenty year friendship ordering books by mail from a London bookstore owner, played by Anthony Hopkins. This is a terrific film that also stars Judi Dench.
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Dressed to Kill, 1980. Brian De Palma directed this thriller. A murderer tries to silence the only witness to their crime. The film stars Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson and Nancy Allen. Read about all the Criterion extras at
https://www.criterion.com/films/28686-dressed-to-kill
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Lonely are the Brave, 1962. Kirk Douglas stars as a cowboy who causes himself to be arrested in order to help his incarcerated friend escape. Kirk Douglas once said it was his favorite film. Dalton Trumbo wrote the screenplay from Edward Abbey’s novel.
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