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Summary: Having defined the espionage genre with Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler, Fritz Lang returned to the genre with this surprisingly fast-paced and remarkably grim thriller. Rudolf Klein-Rogge starts as Haghi, the head of an elaborate criminal empire, and Willy Fritsch is the undercover agent assigned to topple the diabolical king from his throne. Filled with the sexual intrigue and high-tech gadgetry that...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Thriller DVDs, Call number: DVD THRILLER SPI

Summary: After the death of his grandfather, Vasil wishes the neighboring farmers to share the use of a tractor purchased by the village council. Struggling against superstition, rich landowners and nature itself, he becomes the victim of a tragic murder.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2001

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN EAR

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Summary: Among the most fascinating chapters of film history is that of the so-called "race films" that flourished in the 1920s -'40s. Unlike the "black cast" films produced within the Hollywood studio system, these films not only starred African Americans but were funded, written, produced, edited, distributed, and often exhibited by people of color. Entrepreneurial filmmakers built an industry apart...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC PIO
1 available in Sight & Sound Print Material, Call number: SSC DVD DOC PIO

Summary: "This meditation on cinema's past from Decasia director Bill Morrison pieces together the bizarre true history of a long-lost collection of 533 nitrate film prints from the early 1900s. Located just south of the Arctic Circle, Dawson City was settled in 1896 and became the center of the Canadian Gold Rush that brough 100,000 prospectors to the area. It was also the final stop for a distribution...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber 2017

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC DAW

Contents: vol. 1. Jamaica Inn ; Young and innocent ; The skin game ; The sorcerer's apprentice ; Bonus features. Favorite Hitchcock posters -- vol. 2. The manxman ; Juno and the paycock ; Champagne ; Hitchcock presents: The cheney vase ; Bonus features. Hitchcock radio: "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" -- vol. 3. The farmer's wife ; Easy virtue ; The ring ; Bonus features. Hitchcock trailers -- vol. 4. Blackmail ;...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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Summary: This story follows the life of Eliza and her protector Uncle Tom, who are caught in the brutality of slavery in the Southern States during the nineteenth century.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino International 1999

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA UNC

Summary: Rather than depict Dracula as a shape-shifting monster or debonair gentleman, Murnau's Graf Orlok is a nightmarish, spidery creature with a bulbous head and taloned claws.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung 2007

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN NOS

Summary: Keaton stars as youthful dreamer Willie McKay, who travels westward on a rickety locomotive to claim his birthright, only to find that his inheritance is a rundown shack. On top of that, he learns that the object of his affection is the daughter of a man with whom his family has been engaged in a long, violent feud. McKay's personal struggles are punctuated by brilliant slapstick set pieces...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: The deluxe two-disc DVD set includes a new 2K restoration of Ghost Town (1935) an astonishing and haunting amateur documentary about post-cinema Fort Lee. Disc One also features five films made at Champion Studios, recovered thanks to the efforts of the Library of Congress and the Fort Lee Film Commission. Disc Two includes exciting NJ film rediscoveries, a slapstick comedy from director Mack...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Milestone Film & Video 2017

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC CHA

Summary: Christ visits a king through the resurrected Count Ferdinand in order to convince the king to devote his life to peace.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF CIV

Summary: In an aristocratic English family the young lord finds to his horror, while painting his wife's portrait, that as the work progresses life drains from his lady. In this poetic horror film, called by some the most outstanding achievement of this genre, an absolute mastery of editing and rhythm is employed with lighting and Gothic sets combining to impart an unearthly sense of mystery.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Allday Entertainment 2001

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN FAL

Summary: In a series of dramatic vignettes to explore the scientific hypothesis that witches of the middle ages and turn-of-the-century psychiatric patients suffer from the same type of hysteria. Its a witches brew of the scary, the gross and the darkly humorous.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2001

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC HAX

Summary: In the early decades of cinema, some of the most innovative and celebrated filmmakers in America were women. Alice Guy-Blaché helped establish the basics of cinematic language, while others boldly continued its development: slapstick queen Mabel Normand (who taught Charlie Chaplin the craft of directing), action star Grace Cunard, and LGBTQ icon Alla Nazimova. Unafraid of controversy,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Classics 2018

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC PIO

Summary: A collection of Roscoe Arbuckle comedy motion pictures featuring Buster Keaton and Al St. John.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2002

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY BES

Summary: Valentine Wilmot, the owner of the popular Picadilly Club finds his lead male attraction, Victor Smiles, has quit and that the public has judged Victor's partner Mabel as over the hill. Though they are lovers, Valentine must find another dancer to replace Mabel or face an uncertain future.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2005

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA PIC

Summary: Originally produced as individual silent motion pictures in France, the Netherlands, Germany, and the United States, these twenty-five short films epitomize the avant garde movement of the 1920's and 1930's. The films are drawn from the collection assembled by Raymond Rohauer, one of the nation's foremost proponents of experimental cinema, founder of the Hollywood Film Society, and longtime...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino International 2005

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1 available in Avant-Garde DVDs, Call number: DVD AVANT-GARDE AVA

Summary: [College] Ronald is an idealistic freshman who attends Clayton College in pursuit of higher learning, but finds himself instead embroiled in a war of athletics as he fights for the heart of his beloved coed, Mary. [The electric house] Buster turns an ordinary dwelling into an automated funhouse. [Hard luck] A suicidal Buster makes a final effort at fitting in with society at a swank country...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino International 2001

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY COL

Summary: A has-been movie director (Mel Brooks) intends to make a comeback by making a silent movie, and in the process, save his film studio from a takeover by a New York-based conglomerate.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2006

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2 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY SIL

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD Family Silent 2006

Summary: An understudy at the Paris Opéra is guided to stardom by a mysterious and compelling voice that emanates from behind the walls of her dressing room. The voice eventually summons her to a meeting, and she discovers a sinister man whose face is covered by a mask. He demands that she give up her fiancé and devote herself to him and her music. She agrees, but he later finds she has deceived him and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed exclusively by Image Entertainment 1997

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1 available in Horror DVDs, Call number: DVD HORROR Pha

Smith, Jack

Summary: A collection of avant garde films preserved by the Library of Congress.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Avant-Garde DVDs, Call number: DVD AVANT-GARDE TRE

Summary: Gypsy Esmerelda and malformed bellringer Quasimodo fall victim to the machinations of church and underworld leaders in medieval Paris.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA HUN

Summary: The last person to die on New Year's Eve before the clock strikes twelve is doomed to take the reins of Death's chariot and work tirelessly collecting fresh souls for the next year. So says the legend that drives the Phantom Carriage, about an alcoholic, abusive ne'er-do-well who is shown the error of his ways and the pure-of-heart Salvation Army sister who believes in his redemption.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2011

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN PHA

Murnau, F.W.

Summary: The scholar Faust makes a pact with the forces of evil to gain higher truths, and must pay for what he has received.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino International 2009

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN FAU

Summary: Harold Lloyd's genius is brought to life with this collection of films. Contains 9 groundbreaking comedies. Rediscover the genius of one of Hollywood's master comedians.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Line Home Entertainment 2005

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY HAR