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The guns of Navarone.
A specialized commando team is assembled to destroy the German Army's mighty guns of Navarone, because they control a strategic channel in the Aegean Sea.
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The deep.
Nick Nolte and Jacqueline Bisset star as a vacationing American couple who quickly find themselves involved in a modern-day pirate tale, complete with sunken treasure and sadistic voodoo terror.
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Jaws.
The 30th anniversary edition of the classic 'I'm-Never-Going-In-The-Water -Again' story of a killer shark that has taken over the waters near a seaside community, and the three men who set out to kill it.
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Jaws 2.
It's been four years since that marauding great white shark terrorized the small summer resort of Amity; but the shark that Police Chief Brody destroyed wasn't the only one in the ocean! The same heart-stopping suspense and gripping adventure that enthralled movie audiences throughout the world in Jaws returns in this worthy sequel to that film classic.
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Comedy Subscribe to the RSS feed for recent acquisitions in Comedy

The dream team.
Comedy about four mental patients who are separated from their therapist on the way to a baseball game. The group must rescue their missing doctor from a pair of crooked cops, so they take to the streets in a series of outrageous misadventures.
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SNL. The complete first season, 1975-1976.
A live comedy television show featuring short skits, sketches, parodies, guest musicians, and pop-cultural guest hosts.
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The big bang theory. The complete first season.
Physicists Leonard and Sheldon understand everything from the inescapable gravitational pull of a black hole to the intricate structure of the atom. But take those atoms and assemble them into a woman, and their comprehension comes to a grinding halt. And when Penny, a woman with all those atoms in all the right places, moves in across the hall, Leonard and Sheldon's universe begins to expand in ways they never could have imagined.
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The missionary.
In the early 20th Century, devout Reverend Charles Fortesque returns to England from his missionary work in Africa and, despite plans to marry his childhood sweetheart, receives a most unusual assignment: minister to the local prostitutes, located in the worst area of town. A wealthy married patron offers to help improve his station, on the condition that he also minister to her, in the bedroom!
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Head above water.
A young wife on vacation with her new husband becomes the object of desire for her childhood pal and an ex-boyfriend the night her husband has to go away.
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Safe in hell.
After killing an ex-boyfriend in New Orleans, a prostitute flees to a Caribbean island. There the vicious local police chief sets his sights on her, unaware that she is a fugitive.
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Documentary Subscribe to the RSS feed for recent acquisitions in Documentary

Gustav Mahler, autopsie d'un genie Gustav Mahler, autopsie eines genies.
"This documentary tells Mahler's real story... it shows the sounds, colours, trends, successes, fanaticism and hostilities, as Mahler felt and experienced them himself. Mahler's portrait comes to life through the places and objects of which he took possession: his conductor's podium, his summer home where he composed, his glasses, baton, musical score and manuscripts. The film attempts to recreate the soul of a man, rather than of an idol"--Container.
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Dancing across borders.
A young man from Cambodia, Sokvannara Sar, is given a chance to fulfill his dreams when he is brought to the United States to audition for the prestigious School of American Ballet.
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Ballets Russes.
Fame, glamour, ego, politics, money, war, love, and dance: essential elements that made up more than fifty years in the lives of a group of revolutionary artists. This is the story of an extraordinary merger of Russian, American, European, and Latin American dancers who collaborated with composers, choreographers, and designers to transform the face of ballet for generations to come. The film maps the company's Diaghilev-era beginnings in turn-of-the- century Paris to its halcyon days in the 1930s and '40s--when the Ballets Russes toured America and the world, astonishing audiences with artistry never before seen--to its demise in the 1950s and '60s when rising costs, rocketing egos, outside competition, and internal mismanagement ultimately brought this revered company to its knees. Infused with juicy anecdotal interviews from many of the company's glamorous stars, this is a brief yet fascinating history of a groundbreaking company.
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Amelia.
"Explores the use of point technique [in modern dance], using extended intertwining solos, complex partnering sequences and extreme speed to generate power performances with emotion and serenity ... Combines evocative minimalism with lyrics from five of Lou Reed's most famous works, created in the 1960s for the Velvet Underground"--Container.
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Elite syncopations The Judas tree ; Concerto.
"Kenneth MacMillan's ... three very different ballets. The colourful, humorous Elite Syncopations, set to the easy-going rhythms of ragtime, is in stark contrast to The Judas Tree, which depicts the horrific fate of a woman at the hands of 13 men -- a contemporary theme with biblical associations. Concerto, to Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2, is an abstract work of beauty, exuberance and reflection" -- container.
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Jerome Robbins something to dance about.
Examines the life of the controversial master of the Broadway musical and ballet choreographer Jerome Robbins. Features excerpts from Robbins' work, including never-before-seen rehearsal footage, and interviews with Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jacques d'Amboise, Suzanne Farrell, Arthur Laurents, Peter Martins, Frank Rich, Chita Rivera, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, Joseph Stein, and others.
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NY export, opus jazz.
Shot on location in New York City and starring an ensemble cast of New York City Ballet dancers, NY export, opus jazz takes Jerome Robbins' 1958 "ballet in sneakers" and reimagines it for a new generation in this scripted adaptation. Along with the dance film is a documentary where dance luminaries speak to the extraordinary history of the piece.
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Tanzträume Jugendliche tanzen "Kontakthof", ein Stück von Pina Bausch.
In 2008, world-famous dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch selected forty teenagers who had never heard her name to be part of her dance piece "Contact Zone." For ten months through opening night, the young dancers discover Bausch's genius and their own bodies. The film is a testament to Bausch's revolutionary work. Pina Bausch died in 2009.
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Tongues untied.
In an experimental amalgam of rap music, street poetry, documentary film, and dance, a gay African-American man expresses what it is like to be gay and black in the United States.
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Hommage à Jerome Robbins.
The Paris Opera Ballet performs four works in tribute to Jerome Robbins.
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Bringing Balanchine back.
Profiles the New York City Ballet, led by Ballet in Chief Peter Martins, during its 2003 engagement at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, marking the 20th anniversary of the death of ballet legend and New York City Ballet co- founder George Balanchine. Martins, members of the company, and various Russian dancers share their memories of Balanchine and discuss his influence. Includes performance excerpts and rehearsal footage.
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Rodelinda opera in three acts.
This opera performance tells a tale of unrequited love that is steeped in jealousy, treachery and grief.
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Sage.
Profiles television chef Julia Child and other active, engaged seniors from diverse ethnic, religious, educational, and socio-economic backgrounds. Shows them following lifelong passions and developing new interests in areas such as philosophy, political activism, teaching, social service, business, the visual arts, and writing. Presents their reflections on the process of growing older, the meaning of wisdom and creativity, and the importance of making a contribution. Profiles programs such as the Foster Grandparents Program, SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives), St. Damien's Society, the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement (HILR), Telling Your Story: Senior Seminar in Autobiographical Writing, and the Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center.
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Aging in America the years ahead.
"In search of what it means to have a 'good old age'," Julie Winokur and Ed Kashi traveled across the country for seven years, collecting scores of personal histories to depict the experience of aging in America.
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Steve Jobs one last thing.
This documentary looks not only at how his talent, style and imagination have shaped all of our lives, but also at the influences that shaped and molded the man himself. Through interviews with the people who worked closely with him or chronicled his life, we gain unique insight into what made him tick. In a never before broadcast, exclusive interview, Steve Jobs expounds his own philosophy of life, and offers advice to us all on changing our own lives.
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Bill Gates the sultan of software.
From his privileged childhood to his recent battles with the Justice Department, Biography profiles the "sultan of software" through interviews with those who know him best, including his mother and father.
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Richard Branson my life.
A millionaire at eighteen, Sir Richard Branson heads an empire of international businesses. In this intimate, dynamic portrait of his life, he talks about his upbringing, his entrepreneurial philosophy, and the story of his many successful ventures.
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Hunting Hitler.
Examines the events of July, 1944, when a party led by highly placed Nazi officers nearly killed their leader in the infamous "Wolf's Lair," where he spent 900 days directing the German war effort. The program also uncovers evidence of a top secret plot hatched in London to kill the Führer.
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Freeing the caged bird developing well-coordinated, injury-preventive piano technique.
Barbara Lister-Sink, assisted by movement and anatomy specialist Glenna Baston, discusses piano technique. Defines technique from a neuromuscular and bio-mechanical viewpoint as the most efficient, natural coordination of the whole body at the piano. Addresses optimal skeletal alignment and efficient muscle use.
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Art:21. Season six art in the twenty-first century.
Contemporary art reflects the ideas of our time, and artists are the creative role models grappling with today's most timely questions. What is the nature of reality? How do we respond to a world in flux? Why do some historical events shape the way we think today, and why have some been forgotten? Explore these ideas and many more in season six of Art in the twenty-first century. Spotlights contemporary artists at work from Nigeria to New York City, from Beijing to Brazil.
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People say I'm crazy.
"The first person with schizophrenia ever to film his life, John Cadigan opens his paranoid, chaotic and creative mind and brings us along on his decade- long journey into recovery"--Back of sleeve.
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Have you heard from Johannesburg the complete series.
Have You Heard From Johannesburg is seven documentary stories, produced and directed by Connie Field, chronicling the history of the global anti- apartheid movement that took on South Africa's entrenched apartheid regime and its international supporters who considered South Africa an ally in the Cold War.
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Drama Subscribe to the RSS feed for recent acquisitions in Drama

Staying together.
After their father abruptly sells the beloved family-owned restaurant that has employed them for years, the charismatic McDermott boys find themselves at odds with their parents and each other. But when an unexpected tragedy befalls the family, they are forced to confront their differences and adult responsibilities as they learn about love, sex, loyalty and the true meaning of brotherhood.
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The lover.
A poor French teenager embarks on a love affair with a wealthy Chinese man in 1929 French colonial Vietnam, defying the boundaries of age, race and class.
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The devil's advocate.
A young Florida attorney is hired at a New York firm, where his boss is Satan.
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Foreign films Subscribe to the RSS feed for recent acquisitions in Foreign films

La guerre est declaree.
When their young son is diagnosed with a brain tumor, Roméo and Juliette unite in the fight for his survival.
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Le lit de la vierge.
" ... a non-violent parable in which Zouzou incarnates both Mary and Mary Magdalene while Pierre Clémenti incarnates a discouraged Christ who throws down his arms in the face of world cruelty. In spite of its allegorical nature, the film contains a denunciation of the police repression of 1968, which was generally well understood by viewers at the time."--Philippe Garrel, container.
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Le sentiment de la chair.
During a medical exam, Helena, a student in anatomical drawing, meets a young radiologist named Benoit. Their mutual fascination with the human body prompts them to begin a passionate romance. Helena has a keen ability to memorize every detail of Benoit's body and Benoit has irresistible urge to uncover the interior secrets of Helena's body. However, their initial eagerness for the intimacy soon gives way to a wariness about the direction of their affair.
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Operation Valkyrie.
Portrays the events surrounding an attempt to kill Hitler by a group of high command officers.
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Jean Renoir.
Whirlpool of fate: after the suspicious death of her father a young girl runs away from her brutal uncle and joins a gypsy camp. NOTE = Nana: A women rises from poverty to become a dance hall queen and courtesan in 1860s Paris, destroying the lives of the men who fall in love with her. NOTE = Charleston parade: shows the journey of a man in blackface to a post- Apocalyptic Paris, where he meets a girl who teaches him the Charleston, and they leave together in his spaceship. NOTE = The little match girl: the visions seen by a poor match seller as she lights her matches one by one to keep from freezing to death. NOTE = La Marseillaise: a dramatization of the French Revolution, from the period immediately preceding it in 1789 up to the first bloody confrontation. NOTE = The doctor's horrible experiment: experimental fantasy about a Jekyll/ Hyde-type psychiatrist/lunatic creating havoc in 1950s Paris. NOTE = The elusive corporal: set in a German P.O.W. camp in 1940, this is the story of a French corporal who is determined to escape to return to Paris and fight once more.
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Horror Subscribe to the RSS feed for recent acquisitions in Horror

Nightwing.
At the home of the high priest of the Masakai, tribal deputy Youngman Duran finds the old man trying to bring the world to an end by summoning Yewah, the monster god of the Masakai who guards the gates of life and death. Called to the Mamoa ranch, Duran finds strange razor-sharp wounds and the smell of ammonia coming from a dead horse. It isn't long before the entire Indian community is terrorized by a colony of vampire bats. Newly remastered.
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Ripper.
"A massacre survivor studies serial killers under a famous expert, but her classmates soon start dying at the hands of a Jack the Ripper copycat. " -- container.
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Sci-Fi and Fantasy Subscribe to the RSS feed for recent acquisitions in Sci-Fi and Fantasy

The omega man.
Welcome to the future where biological warfare has decimated life on Earth. Los Angeles is a windswept ghost town where Robert Neville tools his convertible through sunlit streets foraging for supplies. He fends off attacks by The Family--sinister neopeople spawned by the plague. He also becomes a man with a mission after meeting Lisa, another infected survivor, and guardian of some healthy children representing our species' hope.
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Habitat.
When a brilliant but obsessed scientist moves to a new town, his radical biology experiments transform a suburban house into a living creature that threatens anyone who enters.
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The hunger games.
Set in a future where the Capitol selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts to fight to the death on live television, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister's place for the latest match.
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Silent Subscribe to the RSS feed for recent acquisitions in Silent

Lonesome.
The early Hollywood gem, Lonesome, is the creation of a little-known, but audacious and one-of-a-kind auteur, Paul Fejos, who bridged the gap between the silent and sound eras. Fejos pulled out all the stops for his lovely New York symphony set in antic Coney Island during the Fourth of July weekend, employing color tinting, superimposition effects, experimental editing, and a roving camera, plus three dialogue scenes, added because of the craze for talkies.
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War Subscribe to the RSS feed for recent acquisitions in War

Force 10 from Navarone.
Returning from their successful mission, the destruction