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Director John Landis has combed the vaults of Universal Studios, Hollywood's preeminent producer of horror films and edited them into this retrospective documentary featuring clips from preview trailers dating from Lon Chaney's 1923 "The Hunchback of Notre Dame to the present day. Scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis hosts and narrates this tribute featuring Frankenstein, the Wolfman, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Godzilla, Tarantula,, the Phantom of the Opera, Dracula and their infamous progeny.
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Before creating the beloved courtroom drama Rumpole of the Bailey, writer John Mortimer found inspiration in his own life for this portrait of a difficult but enduring love between father and son in mid-20th-century Britain. Screen legend Laurence Olivier stars as the eccentric patriarch--a blind barrister so stubborn and cantankerous that he refuses to acknowledge his sightlessness. Alan Bates (Gosford Park) portrays his devoted son, who follows his father's footsteps in the law while longing to become a writer, with Jane Asher (Brideshead Revisited) as his wife. Adapted for the screen by Mortimer himself and filmed largely on location at his family estate in bucolic Oxfordshire, this production garnered multiple awards, including an International Emmy for best drama. By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, it captures the special bond between father and son, which at times seems unbearable--but ultimately unbreakable.
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The story of "Fok Yun Gap" also know as "Hou Yuan Chia" one of China's greatest marital artists.
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A toxic spill revives a beautiful, dead heiress who, with the help of her childhood friend, must quench her insatiable thirst for blood.
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In the 1930s, the feeble-minded Sven's mother dies and he is hired as a farm-hand at the rich, affluent Höglund's farm. He has to work without pay and sleeps together with the cows. He meets the disabled Anna who is the first one to treat him as an adult. One day he has had enough of Höglund's maltreatment and moves in with Anna's family.
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Munich, 1955: A sports journalist meets Veronika Voss, an UFA actress who supposedly had an affair with Goebbels. Now declining, Voss is kept by her "kind" doctor, Dr. Katz, supplying her house, food, clean clothes and her favourite: morphine. Voss, trying to come back towards the cinema, cannot perform an absurdly simple scene, but it attracts the attention of the journalist, who suspects that something's very wrong regarding her doctor.
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A man is living happily on an island with his family, growing bananas. When a local mobster with an eye on man's property tries to take it from him, he must go to the town for the first time to get some help.
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A collection of skits that made the Python troup famous, performed live at the Hollywood Bowl. Included are the singing philosophers, lumberjacks, the pope, and a suspiciously-male looking seabird vendor.
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Dopo una guerra atomica il caos è piombato sulla terra e la legge della jungla ha preso il sopravvento. Nisus e Maida si incontrano quando il gruppo di cui fa parte Nisus, che si è dedicato a riportare la giustizia, la salva. I due decidono di andare verso sud dove finalmente si sta cercando di ricostruire in pace. Ma, dopo qualche anno, dopo la nascita della figlia Kezia, il posto viene attaccato. Sembra destino che non debbano mai trovare la pace.
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