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Michelangelo Antonioni

The Eclipse (1962)
$19.95

La Notte (1961)
Starring
Marcello Mastroianni and Jeanne Moreau. Italian with English subtitles. $19.95

The Red Desert (1964)
Starring Monica Vitti. $19.95


Brigitte Bardot

Do You Want to Dance with Me? (1960)
When her husband is murdered, sleuth Bardot goes undercover as a dancehall girl to find the killer. $14.95

Head Over Heels (1967) A Couer Joie
a.k.a. Two Weeks in September
Bardot stars in this French farce that displays sexual liasons and the resulting effects on those involved. $14.95

Her Bridal Night (1956)
a.k.a. The Bride is Much Too Beautiful
A young country girl becomes the sensation of the Parisian modeling world. Starring Brigitte Bardot andLouis Jourdan. $19.99

Mademoiselle Striptease (1957) Please! Mr. Balzac
The voluptuous Bardot breaks free of her repressive father, heads to the big city and proceeds to drive men wild with her abundant charms. $14.95

Ms. Don Juan (1973)
Brigitte Bardot romances or destroys any man she comes up against. Directed by Rgoer Vadim. Color. $19.95

A Very Private Affair (1962)
There's some explosive romance ahead as Brigitte Bardot slides into the arms of Marcello Mastroianni in this steamy drama about the ills of movie stardom. Directed by Louis Malle. $29.95



Ingemar Bergman

The Devil's Wonton (1949) Fangelse
A look at the bleak, inter-twining lives of a prostitute, her pimp and a teacher recently discharged from an institution. Incredibly depressing, the film was unreleased in the U.S. until the sixties. With Doris Svendlund and Eva Henning. Swedish with English subtitles. $19.95

Night is My Future (1947)
Swedish with English subtitles. $19.95

Port of Call (1948)
Swedish with English subtitles. $19.95

The Seventh Seal (1956) Det Sjunde Inseglet
One of cinema's truly unique works. Max von Sydow plays a knight who has seen death all around and now denies the existance of God. Death comes to Earth to claim the knight, but von Sydow is granted a reprieve to reflect on life's questions. An undisputed masterpiece, the film has been a fixture on "greatest of all time" lists since its' release. Also with Bibi Andersson and Gunnar Bjornstrand. Swedish with English subtitles. $19.95

Smiles of a Summer Night (1955) Sommarnattens Leede
This comic examination of 19th century sexual mores was the basis for 'A Little Night Music' and 'A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy.' Starring Ulla Jacobsson, Gunnar Bjornstrand, Eva Dahlbeck, Margit Carlquist and Harriet Anderson. Swedish with English subtitles. $19.95

Sunday's Children (1993)
Swedish with English subtitles. $69.95

Three Strange Loves (1949)
Evan Henning. Swedish with English subtitles. $19.95

Through a Glass Darkly (1961) Sasom i en Spegel
First in Bergman's trilogy of films examining man's search for God. Harriet Andersson plays a young woman recently released from a mental institution. The poor treatment at the hands of her family worsens her condition. Also with Max von Sydow. Swedish with English subtitles. $19.95

Winter Light (1962) Nattvardsgasterna
Second in Bergman's man-and-God trilogy features Gunnar Bjornstrand as a preacher unable to answer the spiritual questions he faces. Also with Max von Sydow as a confessor whose own mental torment leads to suicide. Swedish with English subtitles. $19.95


Luis Bunuel

The Criminal Life of Archibaldo De La Cruz (1962)
Ensayo de Un Crimen
A tormented man dreams of murdering various beautiful women, only to see them killed by other mean before he can act. A bizarre and haunting film with many memorable visuals. An underappreciated gem from Bunuel's 'Mexican Preiod.' $39.95

The Exterminating Angel (1962)
El Angel Exterminador
After an elegant dinner party filled with boorish small talk, the guests discover that no one is capable of leaving. After days without food or water they revert into the type of savage, brutish people they have always hated. $19.95

Fever Mounts at El Pao (1959)
$19.95

L'Age D'Or (1930) The Golden Age
Bunuel's classic surrealist study was banned in many countries because of its' undeniably subversive nature and uncompromising depiction of sex. Loaded with unforgettable symbolic images. William Miller called the film 'a divine orgy.' $19.95

Land Without Bread (1932) Las Hurdes
Bunuel's harrowing, surreal documentary about the plight of destitute peasants and their pathetic existance. After this one Bunuel waited fifteen years before making another film. $19.95

Los Olvidados (1950) The Young and the Damned
Bunuel's powerful social drama follows the tragic lives of a group of young Mexican gang members. A realistic depiction of juvenile delinquency at its' most shocking. $14.95

Simon of the Desert (1965)
A pious hermit lives in a tower so as to avoid temptation. The devil appears in several disguises (including that of a beautiful woman) and drags him into a series of misadventures - including a stop at a disco where kids do the latest dance: 'The Radioactive Flesh.' $19.95

Un Chien Andalou (1928)
Legendary surrealist collaboration with Salvidor Dali contains nightmarish images that have never been surpassed, including ants coming out of a man's palm and the famous eyeball slicing scene. $19.95

Viridiana (1961)
A young nun-to-be (Silvia Pinal) loses her innocence when her Mother Superior forces her to visit the sleazy uncle (Fernando Rey) who has supported her for years. A remarkable (and controversial) psychological profile by Bunuel. Regarded by many as his best work. $14.95


Claude Chabrol

Bluebeard (1963)
Story of the infamous French wife-killer, as told by director Chabrol. Starring Charles Denner, Michele Morgan, Daniel Darrieux and Hildegard Neff. Specify 1960s version. $14.95

Les Cousins (1958) The Cousins
A followup to Chabrol's 'Le Beau Serge,' also starring Gerard Blain and Jean-Claude Briarly. Two Parisian students - one worldly, the other unsophisticated - both compete for the same girl, ending their once close relationship. $19.95


Rene Clair

A Nous Liberte (1931)
The dehumanizing of industrial workers is demonstrated in an amusing story of an escaped convict who becomes a wealthy phonograph magnate. Clair's masterful satire pre-dates Charlie Chaplin's similar 'Modern Times' by five years. With Henri Marchand, Raymond Cordy and Rolla France. $14.95

Le Million (1931)
French with English subtitles $19.95

Under the Roofs of Paris (1930)
French with English subtitles $19.95


H.G. Clouzot

Diabolique (1955) Les Diaboliques
a.k.a. The Fiends
Classic suspense film set in a boys school. The sadistic headmaster has a wife and a mistress, both of whom plot to murder him. Believing they have succeded with their plan, they begin to find evidence that he is still alive and watching their every move. Truly frightening, the twist ending has been copied many times. With Simone Signoret and Clouzot's wife Vera. $19.95

Jenny Lamour (1948) Quai Des Orfevres
Clouzot's second feature was this tense mystery thriller about a pair of quarreling lovers who get mixed up in the murder of an amorous filmmaker. Starring Suzy Delair as Jenny, with Simone Renant and Bernard Blier. Dubbed into English. $19.95

Manon (1949)
A former resistance fighter (Michel Auclair) and his lover (Cecile Aubry) flee a small village where the inhabitants have condemned their romance. They end up in Paris, where Aubry is forced into prostituion by her brother. $19.95

The Raven (1943) Le Corbeau
Poison pen letters inflict pain on the inhabitants of a small town. French with English subtitles. $19.95

The Wages of Fear (1953) Le Salaire de la Peur
One of the great suspense thrillers of all time. Unemployed Yves Montand is one of several French expartriots hired to transport a deadly cargo of explosives across rugged Latin American terrain. Remade by William Friedkin as 'Sorcerer,' this film is a real nail biter. $19.95


Jean Cocteau

Beauty and the Beast (1946) La Belle Et La Bete
Cocteau's famous screen version of the classic fairy tale is beautiful, haunting and utterly unique. With Jean Marais and Josette Day. $19.95

Blood of a Poet (1930)
Cocteau's first film. With restored footage. $19.95

Les Enfants Terribles (1952) a.k.a. The Strange Ones
A brother and sister share a near incestuous relationship as they come to grip with all manner of troubles. Starring Nicole Stephane and Edouard Dermit. Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville. From Cocteau's famous play The Holy Terrors. French with English subtitles. $19.95

Orpheus (1949) Orphee
A poet is struck by a motorcyclist and brought back to life in this fascinating allegory. Visually striking, the film dwells on the distinction between what is real and what is imaginary, and is a rare look inside the creative process. With Jean Marais, Juliette Greco and Maria Casares as the Princess of Death. $14.95

Testament of Orpheus (1960)
Cocteau's final film is a stunning collection of images from his life and cinema. $19.95


Vittorio DeSica

The Bicycle Thief (1949) Ladri di Biciclette
Poignant story of a poor family man whose meager living (as a bill poster) depends on his bicycle. When the bike is stolen, his life is turned upside down and he begins a painful search for it with the help of his young son. A simple story told with great skill, the film has been deservedly called one of the finest ever made. Lamberto Maggiorani and Enzo Staiola as the father and son give amazing, heartbreaking performances. $14.95

I Bambini Ci Guardano (1942)
$69.95

Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953) Stazione Terminal
Starring Montgomery Clift, Jennifer Jones, Gino Cervi and Richard Beymer. $19.95

It Happened in the Park (1956)
$19.95

The Roof (1956)
$19.95

Shoeshine (1946) Sciuscia
Moving story of two mischevious youngsters in war torn Italy. They get involved in black marketeering as a means of surviving and are sent to a horrifying 'reform school' - really a miniature prison. $19.95

Two Women (1961) La Ciocciara
Sophia Loren (in her best performance) struggles to survive in WWII Italy with her teenage daughter (Eleonor Brown). A haunting story of courage, realistically told and superbly acted. $14.95

Umberto D (1955)
Heartbreaking tale of an old man who can't make ends meet on his tiny pension. His only friends are his dog and a pregnant, ignorant young maid whose own story is nearly as tragic. De Sica's choice as his best work. $14.95

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963)
Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni star in a trio of comic sexual vignettes. Loren plays three completely different types of women - an adultrous matron, a black marketeer and a prostitute (she performs her famous striptease in this story), all of whom use men to achieve their goals. Dubbed into English. $14.95


Dr. Mabuse

The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse (1960)
a.k.a. The Secret of Dr. Mabuse, The Diabolical Dr. Mabuse Gert (Goldfinger) Frobe and Peter Van Eyck star in this fast paced installment of the Dr. Mabuse saga. Director Fritz ('M') Lang's last film. $14.95

The Crimes of Dr. Mabuse (1933)
a.k.a. The Last Will of Dr. Mabuse, The Testament of Dr. Mabuse The legendary ciminal mastermind terrorizes the city, even while held in an insane asylum. Directed by Fritz Lang. $14.95

Dr. Mabuse, Gambler (1922)
Fritz Lang's silent masterwork follows the infamous criminal brain as he toys with people's fate. With Rudolf Klein-Rogge. $14.95

Dr. Mabuse, Gambler (1922)
Part Two. $14.95

Dr. Mabuse vs. Scotland Yard (1963)
Dr. Mabuse embarks on a crime wave after possessing the body of a professor. With Klaus Kinski. $14.95

The Fatal Passions of Dr. Mabuse
Silent. $19.95

The Invisible Dr. Mabuse (1962)
a.k.a. The Invisible Horror - The evil doctor develops a formula that renders him invisible. With Lex Barker. $14.95

The Return of Dr. Mabuse (1961)
a.k.a. The Phantom Meets Dr. Mabuse - Gert Frobe and Lex Barker set out to stop Dr. Mabuse's plan of controling a city with an army of zombies. Also with Wolfgang Preiss. $14.95

The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1962)
a.k.a. Terror of the Mad Doctor - Gert Forbe and beautiful Senta Berger star in this Mabuse entry, which features the evil genius controlling the head of an asylum. $14.95


Julien Duvivier

Anna Karenina (1948)
Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson and Kieron Moore star in Duvivier's adaptation of the classic Tolstoy novel. $19.95

The Burning Court (1962) La Chambre Ardente
The classic story of a cursed family, adapted from a story by acclaimed mystery writer John Dickson Carr. With Jean-Claude Briarly and Nadja Tiller. Directed by Julien Duvivier (and one of the last films of his fifty year career). $14.95

Captain Black Jack (1952)
Agnes Moorehead is a gang leader masquerading as a Riviera socialite. Herbert Marshall plays a mild-mannered doctor who is determined to stop her drug running operations. George Sanders shines in his usual role as a cad. $19.95

Heart of a Nation (1943)
Story of the occupation of Paris from the Franco-Prussian War of 1871 to the events of WWII, as seenthrough the eyes of a French family. Supressed by the Nazis during the war. $19.95

Panique (1946) Panic
This French film noir is not a mystery (we know the killer's identity all along), but still manages to be suspenseful. A man observes a couple making love night after night through his window, until one evening he sees them involved in a murder. Thus begins a strange journey into blackmail, jealousy and revenge. With Michel Simon and Viviane Romance. $29.95

Pepe Le Moko (1937)
Jean Gabin stars as Le Moko, a romantic criminal who eludes police by hiding out in the notorious Casbah. Also featuring beautiful Mireille Balin. Remade as 'Algiers.' $29.95

Poil de Carotte (1937) Redhead
A young boy attempts suicide after suffering at the hands of his mother. A memorable tale of childhood based on Jules Renard's novella. French with English subtitles. $19.95


Sergei Eisenstein

Alexander Nevsky (1938)
Eisenstein's epic depiction of Prince Nevsky battling the Teutonic Knights during the 13th Century closely paralleled the Nazis in pre-war Germany. So much so, in fact, that Soviet leaders banned the film after they signed their non-aggression pact with Hitler. The picture remains a favorite with Western audiences and has shown up on many many 'best- films-of-all-time' lists. $14.95

Ivan the Terrible (1943) Part One
$19.95

Ivan the Terrible (1946) Part Two
$19.95

Potemkin (1925) Bronenosets Potemkin
Eisenstein's classic film wrote the book on cinematic technique - and remains a gripping movie experience. Sailors aboard the battleship Potemkin decide to mutiny rather than eat maggot-infested meat. Other scenes of the 1905 revolution include the famous Odessa Steps massacre sequence.
Silent. $19.95

Strike (1925)
Silent. $19.95


Federico Fellini

The Clowns (1971)
Originally made for Italian television, this unique semi-documentary shows the parallels between the beloved circus buffoons and people in everyday life. Contains many funny and touching scenes. Fellini himself appears onscreen. $19.95

8 - 1/2 (1963) Otto e Mezzo

Juliet of the Spirits (1965)
A submissive woman suspects that her husband is cheating on her and hires a detective to check up on him. Thus begins Fellini's symbolic journey into the woman's soul. Featuring Sylva Koscina, Giulietta Masina (Fellini's wife), Mario Pisu and Luisa Della Noce. $29.95

La Dolce Vita (1961)
$14.95

Love In the City (1953)
Fellini directed the 'Matrimonial Agency' episode in this compilation film. To embellish a piece he's written on marriage services, a young journalist looks for a wife for his imaginary werewolf friend. $14.95

Nights of Cabiria (1957) Le Notti di Cabiria
Giulietta Masina ('La Strada') stars as a simple, trusting prostitute who is taken advantage of wherever she turns. She is robbed, humiliated and finally left for dead. $19.95

The Swindle (1955) Il Bidone
Three con men (Richard Basehart, Franco Fabrizi and Broderick Crawford) cheat simple peasants out of their hard earned money in the hopes of bettering their own lives. One of Fellini's best (and most underrated) films. $14.95

Variety Lights (1951)
Italian with English subtitles. $19.95

The White Sheik (1951) Lo Sceicco Bianco
Fellini's first solo directorial effort is this engaging story of a young small-town couple on their honeymoon in Rome. The young wife becomes obsessed with a romantic film character ('The White Sheik') and spends her vacation time trying to find him.$19.95


Jean Luc Godard

All the Boys Are Called Patrick (1957)
Tous les Garcons s'appellent Patrick
Two young female roommates talk about attractive young men they have come in contact with recently. They later realize they were talking about the same chap. A charming Godard short featuring a script by Eric Rohmer ('Claire's Knee'). This tape also includes
Francois Truffaut's classic short Les Mistons. $19.95

Alphaville (1965)
Eddie Constantine stars as super agent Lemmy Caution, seen hunting down a traitorous computer expert. Also with Akim Tamaroff and Anna Karina. The film is interesting on several levels. $19.95

Band of Outsiders (1964) Band a Part
Superb crime drama about a group of young people whose 'perfect crime' turns into a tragic nightmare. With Anna Karina and Claude Brasseur. $19.95

Breathless (1958) A Bout de Souffle
Revolutionary, influential crime pic has Jean-Paul Belmondo (doing a great Humphrey Bogart bit) on the lam with his American girlfriend (Jean Seberg) after killing a cop. Directed by Godard from a story by Francois Truffaut. Far superior to the 1983 U.S. remake. $19.95

Masculine-Feminine (1966)
Jean-Pierre Leaud ('The 400 Blows') meets aspiring singer Chantal Goya. He moves in with the attractive vocalist and her two female roommates, both of whom try to disrupt the relationship. $19.95

My Life to Live (1963) Vivre Sa Vie
A young woman leaves her husband and turns to a life of prositutuion. Often called Godard's most richly paradoxical work - it stars his wife at the time, Anna Karina. $29.95

The Married Woman (1964) Une Femme Mariee
This frequently banned and censored film tells the story of a woman (Macha Meril), her husband (Philippe Leroy) and her lover (Bernard Noel). When Meril becomes pregnant, she doesn't know which man is the father. Godard's artistic depition of the sexual encounters was much imitated in later years. $19.95


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