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The Naked Kiss
The setup is pure pulp: A former prostitute (a crackerjack Constance Towers) relocates to a buttoned-down suburb, determined to fit in with mainstream society. But in the strange, hallucinatory territory of writer-director-producer Samuel Fuller, perverse secrets simmer beneath the wholesome surface. Featuring radical visual touches, full-throttle performances, brilliant cinematography by…
Two Men in Manhattan - Deux hommes dans Manhattan
A French UN delegate has disappeared into thin air, sending reporter Moreau (Melville) and hard drinking photographer Delmas (Grasset) on an assignment to find him. Their only lead is a picture of three women. Set against a smokey jazz score and featuring stunning black and white cinematography that beautifully captures…
Butley
Alan Bates turns his Tony-winning role into one of his greatest film performances as a lecturer who experiences a truly awful day.
Bruce Lee - True Story
The life and martial arts of Bruce Lee are brought to light in this brilliant biopic on his life from when he left Hong Kong in 1959 to his untimely death in 1973.This film is full of great fights!
The Homecoming
A professor returns home after a long absence to introduce his wife to his father and two brothers, but the family reunion has unexpected and disturbing consequences. Based on one of Harold Pinter's greatest plays.
Shock Corridor
In Shock Corridor, the great American writer-director-producer Samuel Fuller masterfully charts the uneasy terrain between sanity and madness. Seeking a Pulitzer Prize, reporter Johnny Barrett (Peter Breck) has himself committed to a mental hospital to investigate a murder. As he closes in on the killer, insanity closes in on him.…
Shadows
John Cassavetes's directorial debut revolves around a romance in New York City between Lelia (Lelia Goldoni), a light- skinned black woman, and Tony (Anthony Ray), a white man. The relationship is put in jeopardy when Tony meets Lelia's darker-skinned jazz singer brother, Hugh (Hugh Hurd), and discovers that her racial…
The Great Dictator
Part of the Series: Janus Favorites Collection
In his controversial masterpiece The Great Dictator, Charlie Chaplin offers both a cutting caricature of Adolf Hitler and a sly tweaking of his own comic persona. Chaplin, in his first pure talkie, brings his sublime physicality to two roles: the cruel yet clownish "Tomainian" dictator and the kindly Jewish barber…
Tristana
Tristana stars Catherine Deneuve as an orphaned young woman who becomes the ward of a nobleman (Fernando Rey) who seduces her. She then leaves him for an artist (Franco Nero), but returns to her aging benefactor and calculatingly hastens his demise. Filmed in Toledo, Spain, it was released in 1970…
The Driller Killer
Long available in incomplete or full screen editions, Abel Ferrara's 1979 cult classic THE DRILLER KILLER here receives its definitive presentation. THE DRILLER KILLER stars Ferrara himself (under the pseudonym 'Jimmy Laine') as Reno Miller; an artist being driven mad by the pressures of New York life who takes to…
Down By Law
Director Jim Jarmusch followed up his brilliant breakout film Stranger Than Paradise with another, equally beloved portrait of loners and misfits in the American landscape. When fate brings together three hapless men--an unemployed disc jockey (Tom Waits), a small-time pimp (John Lurie), and a strong-willed Italian tourist (Roberto Benigni)--in a…
The Southerner
In this Academy Award nominated drama directed by champion of poetic realism, Jean Renoir, Sam Tucker, a Texan cotton picker, has aspirations to run his own farm and create a better life for his family. Along with his wife, Nona, Sam works tirelessly on an abandoned plot of land, but…