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Action and Adventure
Amistad
DVX 198
Based on a true story, the movie chronicles the incredible journey of a group of enslaved Africans who overtake their captor´s ship and attempt to return to their homeland. Starring Morgan Freeman and Anthony Hopkins.
Rated R
 
Batman Begins
DVX 412
 
When Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) flees Western civilization following the murder of his parents, he is taken in by a mysterious instructor named Ducard (Liam Neeson) and is urged to become a ninja in the League of Shadows, but he instead returns to his native Gotham City resolved to end the mob rule that is strangling it.  An all-star cast including Michael Caine, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman. Rated PG-13.
 
Black Beard the Pirate
DVX 417
 
Robert Newton is at his coarse, cunning, colorful best as the title character in this swash-buckling high seas adventure.  Also stars Linda Darnell.  No Rating.
Beat the Devil
DVX 262
Offbeat is the only way to describe this John Huston/Truman Capote collaboration about a ragtag group of con men out to swindle each other while on a Mediterranean cruise. Wild action spoof stars Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Robert Morley, Peter Lorre and Gina Lollobrigida.

 
Beneath the 12-Mile Reef
DVX 377

Competition for the sponge trade off the coast of Florida heats up between two rival factions, and a young couple find their love and courage tested to the limit.  Stars Robert Wagner, Gilbert Roland, Richard Boone, Peter Graves and Terry Moore.

Black Water Gold
DVX 379

A marine archeologist (Keir Dullea) and a Mexican historian (Ricardo Montalban) join forces with a young salvage expert to find a sunken Spanish treasure ship.  They soon discover that they have competition:  a ruthless millionaire (Bradford Dillman) who will stop at nothing to beat them to the gold.
 
Blood on the Sun
DVX 380

In pre-WWII Tokyo, an American journalist uncovers  a Japanese plot for world domination.  An action-packed espionage thriller, with excellent performances by James Cagney and Sylvia Sydney. 
 
The Canterville Ghost                                                                    
DVX 451
 
This spirited adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s novella finds a family moving into stately Canterville Hall, whereupon the young daughter meets the 400-year-old ghost of the Hall’s founder. Stars Patrick Stewart and Neve Campbell. Rated PG

The Casablanca Express
DVX 383

When Nazi commandos hijack a train carrying Winston Churchill to a secret meeting in North Africa, three Allied agents attempt a rescue.  Heart-hammering suspense and lethal non-stop action with Glenn Ford, Donald Pleasance and Jason Connery.
Clear and Present Danger
DVX 59
Harrison Ford returns as Jack Ryan, now acting CIA Deputy Director investigating the murder of the President´s friend, a businessman with ties to Colombian drug cartels.
Rated PG-13
Cyrano De Bergerac
DVX 264
Jose Ferrer is magnificent as the swordsman, poet, and would-be lover with the long nose in this superb rendering of the classic 1760s novel.
 
Daredevil
DVX 358
 
Ben Affleck stars as young orphan Matt Murdock, who is the victim of an accident that leaves him blind, but also gives him a heightened "radar sense"  that allows him to "see" far better than any man.  Rated PG-13
Dick Tracy
DVX 60
Based on the comic strip, this box office sensation stars Warren Beatty, Madonna, and a cast of superstar villains.
Rated PG
Dinner at the Ritz
DVX 263
There´s mystery and danger amongst the smart set, as a young girl turns sleuth to find her father´s killer. David Niven, Annabella, and Paul Lukas star in this 1937 thriller.
 
Eight Below                                                                                     
DVX 437
 
The fierce Antarctic winter is just setting in when a team of explorers and scientists on a research mission is forced to evacuate and leave their beloved dogs behind in the frozen wilds. With Bruce Greenwood. Rated PG
 
Fantastic Four                                                                                 
DVX 434
 
Based on the Marvel comics, the “Fantastic Four” consists of Reed Richards, Sue Richards, Benjamin Grimm and Johnny Storm. They rocketed into space in an experimental starship, the first humans to attempt interstellar travel. But a freak encounter with cosmic rays changes their lives forever, granting each unique powers. Rated PG-13

The Fugitive
DVX 154
 
A Chicago surgeon falsely convicted of killing his wife escapes from prison, and while being pursued by an unrelenting U. S. Marshal, tries to prove his innocence. Starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones.
Rated PG-13
 
Gangs of New York
DVX 342
 
A 2002 nominee for an academy award for best picture, Gangs of New York begins in 1846 and ends in 1863 with the draft riots between the white Anglo-Saxon natives and the Irish immigrants in New York.
Rated R
 
The Great Adventure
DVX 386
 
During the Gold Rush, two spunky kids and their courageous dog set out to liberate Dawson City from the grasp of a charming but unscrupulous saloon owner.  Jack Palance and Joan Collins star in this sequel to "The Call of the Wild."
 
The Holcroft Covenant
DVX 326
 
Forty years after WWII, Noel Holcroft, played by Michael Caine, learns he´s the heir to an immense fortune in stolen Nazi money-if he can survive to claim it. Complex thriller contains violence, nudity, and strong language.
 
The Hunt for Red October
DVX 61
Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin star in this techno-thriller about a pre-Glasnost Soviet nuclear sub defecting to the U.S.
Rated PG
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
DVX 62
Harrison Ford as Indy and Sean Connery as his dad team up in a bold, glorious quest for the Holy Grail.  Rated PG-13
 
The Incredibles                                                                             
DVX  406
 
Follows the adventures of a family of former superheroes rediscovering the true source of their powers….one another. Stars Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, and Samuel L. Jackson. Rated PG
Jamaica Inn
DVX 267
Alfred Hitchcock´s last British-made film was this 1939 costume thriller set in 1700s England. Charles Laughton is the leader of a band of cutthroat smugglers, Robert Newton the soldier out to capture him, and Maureen O´Hara the innkeeper´s niece who holds the secret to the criminals´ plans.
 
Jarhead                                                                                           
DVX 438
 
Set during the Gulf War, the tale follows a third-generation enlistee, from his sobering stint in boot camp to active duty, where he’s sporting a sniper’s rifle and a hundred-pound ruck sack while moving through Middle East deserts. Rated R for language, violence and strong sexual content.

King Solomon’s Mines                                                                   
DVX 444
 
A group of daring explorers led by Allan Quartermain (Cedric Hardwicke) searches the African continent for the lost diamond mines of Solomon. Paul Robeson costars as the party’s guide, who occasionally bursts into song.

The Last Days of Patton
DVX 268
 
George C. Scott repeats his Oscar-winning portrayal of "Ol´ Blood and Guts," tracing the general´s controversial role in postwar Europe and the auto accident that proved to be Patton´s last battle. Eva Marie Saint and Richard Dysart costar.
 
The Last Samurai                                                                       
DVX 366
 
Action-drama takes place while Japan is undergoing a tumultuous transition to a more westernized society in 1876-1877. Stars Tom Cruise. Rated R
 
The Manhunt
DVX 395
 
Unjustly arrested, convicted and sentenced to a term in prison, a young wrangler breaks out and leads the police on the most intense, violent manhunt in Arizona state history.  Stars Ethan Wayne, Ernest Borgnine, Bo Svenson and Henry Silva.
 
Minority Report
DVX 343
 
What would you do if you were accused of a murder you had not committed yet? This thriller stars Tom Cruise as detective who is preordained to murder someone in less than two days.
Rated R
 
Patriot Games
DVX 63
Harrison Ford stars in this explosive thriller as Jack Ryan, a former CIA analyst who performs a courageous act that marks him and his family as targets for terrorists.
Rated R
 
Pirates of the Caribbean:  The Curse of the Black Pearl
DVX 359
 
A sweeping action-adventure story set in an era when villainous pirates scavenged the Caribbean Seas.  Starring Johnny Depp.  Rated PG-13
Raiders of the Lost Ark
DVX 64
Harrison Ford is Indiana Jones, the bullwhip-cracking archaeologist whose adventures sweep across the globe.
Rated PG
Ransom
DVX 182
In this action-thriller, Mel Gibson stars as Tom Mullen, a wealthy executive whose charmed life is suddenly shattered when his young son is abducted and held for ransom by a gang of ruthless criminals. Also starring Rene Russo.
Rated R
The Rock
DVX 180
San Francisco is taken hostage by a vengeful general. Only a young, FBI agent and a notorious, federal prisoner have the skills to defuse the lethal situation. Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage star in this action-packed thriller.
Rated R
 
Scott of the Antarctis
DVX 419
 
In 1911, British explorer R.F. Scott (John Mills) returns to Antarctica, determined this time to reach the South Pole-and return alive.  A saga of high adventure and remarkable heroism in the face of adversity.  No Rating.
Sneakers
DVX 175
An unlikely team of renegade computer hackers for hire become entangled in international intrigue. This techno-thriller stars Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, River Phoenix, and Dan Akroyd.
Rated PG-13
The Snows of Kilimanjaro
DVX 275
Gregory Peck stars as a famed adventure writer examining his life while on a safari in the African mountains in this classic action film. Co-stars Ava Gardner, Susan Hayward and Leo G. Carroll.
Speed
DVX 65
Hold on for the ride of your life as you jump on board a crowded city bus racing through Los Angeles at more than fifty miles per hour while a swat team attempts to diffuse a bomb set to go off if the bus slows down.
Rated R
Suddenly
DVX 298
In one of his best performances, Frank Sinatra plays a pro assassin who joins other killers in the small town of Suddenly, California, where he plans to murder the president of the United States.
The Third Man
DVX 300
A tireless chase through the Viennese sewer system highlights this film about an American pulp novelist who arrives in postwar Vienna to see an old friend, and is startled to learn of his puzzling death. Stars Joseph Cotton and Orson Welles.
Top Gun
DVX 66
Tom Cruise is a daring young flyer who´s out to become the best of the best at the Navy´s fighter weapons school.
Rated PG
True Lies
DVX 67
Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as a special agent whose secret life is revealed when he and his wife find themselves in the clutches of international terrorists in this exhilarating mix of nonstop action and romantic comedy.
Rated R
Zulu
DVX 281
A British outpost in 1879 Colonial Africa becomes the last stand for an army unit in this classic adventure epic. Stories of the people involved are contrasted against breathtaking battle scenes. Stars Michael Caine and Stanley Baker.