|Lady and the Tramp (1955 Hamilton Luske) 100:-|
svensk titel: Lady och Lufsen
Generations of fans have fallen in love with Disney's fifteenth animated masterpiece. It's an irresistible song-filled adventure about Lady, a lovingly pampered cocker spaniel, and a roguish mutt named Tramp from across the tracks. When Aunt Sarah moves in with her devious felines Si and Am to babysit, the very protective Lady soon finds herself being fitted for the unthinkable, a muzzle. In her bid for freedom she meets and is charmed by Tramp. Together with friends Jock, Trusty and Peg, they share thrilling adventures on a lovely bella notte as Lady learns to be footloose and leash-free.
[Disney] Region 1
|Land and Freedom (1995 Ken Loach) 150:-|
Ken Loach's acclaimed 1936-set film about the Spanish Civil War stars Ian Hart as a disillusioned Liverpudlian who decides to follow his principles and join the fight against fascism in Spain.
Taking up with a poorly armed Republican alliance, he soon becomes enmeshed in the desperate struggle to protecte the country's democratic government from General Franco's advancing armies. David bonds deeply with his comrades, especially the beautiful Blanca (Rosana Pastor), but is dismayed as political infighting threatens to plunge the whole resistance movement into turmoil. Epic in scope and brillianty acted, Land and Freedom is one of the most unique, powerful and moving war films ever made.
[Artificial Eye] Region 2
|Last Mistress, The (2007 Catherine Breillat) 120:-|
Catherine Breillat's adaptation of An Old Mistress stars Fu'ad Ait Aatou as Ryno de Marigny, and Asis Argento as Vellini, two lovers in 19th century Paris. The two have been passionately involved for nearly a decade, but de Marigny attempts to end their relationship now that he is engaged to Hermangarde, a respectable young woman. As the bride-to-be's grandmother forces de Marigny to confront his past as a notorious womanizer, the film flashes back to reveal the intense decade the lovers shared. Although de Marigny appears to want to shut Vellini out forever, her passions may be far too much for him to deny.
[Artificial Eye] Region 2
|Last Tango in Paris (1972 Bernardo Bertolucci) 80:-|
svensk titel: Sista Tangon i Paris
In this art-house classic, Hollywood heavyweight Marlon Brando delivers a tour de force performance as an American expatriate living in Paris who's still spinning from his estranged wife's sudden suicide. While searching for an apartment, the grief-stricken widower encounters an equally despondent young Frenchwoman (Maria Schneider), and the couple embarks on an anonymous, no-strings-attached sexual liaison.
[MGM] Region 1
|Last Year in Marienbad (1961 Alain Resnais) 120:-|
svensk titel: I Fjol i Marienbad
One of the most enigmatic and distinctive movies ever made, this collaboration of director Alain Resnais with leading French novelist and filmmaker Alain Robbe-Grillet has confounded and intrigued audiences since it first led the wave of European art movies in the early 1960s.
Wandering through and around the story of a mysterious love triangle as it wanders through and around its hotel setting, the film can be interpreted, among other possibilities, as a parody of Hollywood romantic melodramas; as an effort to find a new way to tell a romantic melodrama, free of the clichés imposed by Hollywood; as a mystery, whose answer is finally unresolved and perhaps unresolvable; as, therefore, a Rashomon-like examination of the uncertainty of truth; as a philosophical inquiry into truth, time, memory, and personal identity; as a purely sensual melange of shapes and sounds — grand architecture, striking compositions, and strange soundtrack elements; as a self-reflexive examination of cinema itself; or as a game, like the logarithm game at the center of the story, played by the filmmakers with the audience. Whatever interpretation(s) one favors, this is, for better or for worse, an unforgettable and unique movie, a high-water mark of postwar European art cinema.
[Optimum] Region 2
|Lawless Street, A (1955 Joseph H Lewis) 80:-|
svensk titel: Pistolsheriffen
Only one man has the courage to wear the star and he walks alone down A LAWLESS STREET. Peace was restored to Medicine Bend after the mines were closed, but a greed-driven scheme to re-open them has turned the town into a powder keg and Randolph Scott quards the fuse as lone U.S. Marshal Calem Ware. After five double-eagle gold coins are discovered on the corpse of a hired gun, the marshal straps on his six-shooter and goes hunting for blood. Best friend Doc Wynn urges him to take off his star and leave town, but nothing can dissuade the relentless lawman from his final gunfight not even the love of a good woman. Angela Lansbury stars as Tally Dickenson, a headlining stage beauty from San Francisco who arrives in town just as the fuse is lit. On the opening night of Medicine Bend's new opera house, an intermission rendezvous reveals her sercet past - as the marshal's wife. She still loves him, but she can't accept the bloody realities of Calem's vocation as he once again braves the bullets to tame the Colorado territory. But after Doc Wynn pronounces Calem dead and the town explodes with lawlessness, Tally finally understands the man she loves. And in the quick draw conclusion of this classic showdown, Calem returns from his dead man ruse to reclaim the violent streets and his long-lost bride.
|Le Mans (1971 Lee H Katzin) 80:-|
Steve McQueen is ideally cast as a champion race car driver, participating in the famed 24-hour race headquartered in Le Mans, France. Though dedicated to Going for the Gold, McQueen finds time to romance widowed Elga Andersen. The dramatic angle to this plot wrinkle is that McQueen may well have been responsible for the death of Andersen's husband during a previous car pile-up.
[Paramount] Region 1
|Left Handed Gun, The (1958 Arthur Penn) 50:-|
Young, unstable Billy (Paul Newman) finds a job and a home with a kindly rancher, but after the crooked sheriff's men gun down his mentor, Billy goes on a murderous spree of revenge. On the run, the fugitive gets caught up in local politics and eventually must face the man responsible for his downfall, Pat Garrett. This revisionist take on the story of Billy the Kid portrays the notorious outlaw as a more vulnerable, sympathetic antihero.
[Warner] Region 1
|Lenny (1974 Bob Fosse) 100:-|
Director Bob Fosse's dramatic biopic chronicling the short life and career of controversial stand-up comedian Lenny Bruce (Dustin Hoffman) was nominated for seven Academy Awards. Capturing Bruce's complex character, the film traces the comedian from his beginnings as a Catskills comic to his rising popularity, his courting of Honey Bruce (Valerie Perrine), his anti-establishment politics and the humor that put him at odds with obscenity laws.
[MGM] Region 1
|Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971 John Hancock) 100:-|
svensk titel: Låt oss skrämma Jessica till Döds
This eerie low-budget chiller has recently released mental patient Jessica moving to a Connecticut farm with her husband and some friends. But a strange girl named Emily is at the farm, too, and it soon becomes obvious that she is somehow related to a young woman who drowned on her wedding day in the 1800s. Is Emily a vampiric ghost? Are the hostile townsfolk all zombies? Or is Jessica losing her mind once again?
[Paramount] Region 1
|Let's talk about the Rain (2008 Agnes Jaoui) 100:-|
svensk titel: Det regnar alltid i Provence
Many regard the satirically inclined writer-director-star Agnes Jaoui as a European equivalent of Woody Allen. This cerebral comedy represents her third effort in the said capacities, and finds her juggling preoccupations with gender politics and class differences. Here, she plays Agathe Villanova, a feminist author with political plans who heads off to the summer residence of her early years to address some unfinished family business with her sister, Florence. Once there, her path crisscrosses with two documentarists shooting a film about powerful women -- Karim and Michel. She agrees to be interviewed for the film, leading to a series of arguments between Karim and Michel about how best to film her; meanwhile, Agnes offers to help Karim out by setting up a job for him, little recognizing the complications that this will yield.
[Artificial Eye] Region 2
|Letter, The (1940 William Wyler) 120:-|
svensk titel: Brevet
Based on W. Somerset Maugham's novel and directed by William Wyler, this drama stars Bette Davis in one of her nastiest film roles. After shooting Geoffrey (David Newell), Leslie (Davis) tells husband Robert (Herbert Marshall) and their lawyer (James Stephenson) that it was self-defense. But Leslie's case begins to fall apart when a letter reveals that she may have planned the murder, and Geoffrey's widow (Gale Sondergaard) attempts blackmail.
[Warner] Region 1
|Lie with Me (2005 Clement Virgo) 100:-|
Happily unattached, the sexually voracious Leila (Lauren Lee Smith) satisfies her desires with a host of rapidly changing bed partners, unconcerned about the emotional consequences. But that all changes when she meets an artist (Eric Balfour) who's looking for a deeper commitment. Because he's just as ravenous as she is and always eager to explore, when they get together, they grow hopelessly entangled -- both physically and emotionally.
[Think Film] Region 1
|Life is Sweet (1991 Mike Leigh) 80:-|
Just north of London live Wendy, Andy, and their twenty-something twins, Natalie and Nicola. Wendy clerks in a shop, leads aerobics at a primary school, jokes like a vaudevillian, agrees to waitress at a friend's new restaurant and dotes on Andy, a cook who forever puts off home remodeling projects, and with a drunken friend, buys a broken down lunch wagon. Natalie, with short neat hair and a snappy, droll manner, is a plumber; she has a holiday planned in America, but little else. Last is Nicola, odd man out: a snarl, big glasses, cigarette, mussed hair, jittery fingers, bulimic, jobless, and unhappy. How they interact and play out family conflict and love is the film's subject.
[Cinema Club] Region 2
|Lightship, The (1985 Jerzy Skolimowski) 120:-|
svensk titel: Fyrskeppet
Before entering this story of a battle between the ostensible forces of good over evil, viewers should know that a lightship is a floating lighthouse, anchored in dangerous waters to warn other ships away. The German-American Captain Miller is in charge of one such lightship and is haunted by the memory of leaving some Americans to die at sea in World War II while he chose to go after a German U-boat. Miller was free of all wrong-doing technically, but he cannot forget the results of his decision. One night, with his son illegally on board, Miller takes on the sailors of another boat before a severe storm hits — a mistake. The rescued men are modern-day pirates, gang members out to meet another ship and pick up some illicit cargo. From the moment they are taken on board, the thugs and their leader Caspary are at war with the crew and Captain Miller for control of the lightship.
|Lipstick (1976 Lamont Johnson) 100:-|
In LIPSTICK, Chris McCormick, a high fashion and cosmetics model is brutally raped by her younger sister’s music teacher, Gordon Stuart. After pleading not guilty to the crime and being found innocent by a jury, Stuart finds a new victim in Chris’s younger sister and his own student, Kathy. Now even more enraged by the recent turn of events, Chris takes matters into her own hands as she seeks revenge for the crimes committed against both herself and her sister.
[Paramount] Region 1
|Live and let Die (1973 Guy Hamilton) 80:-|
svensk titel: Leva och låta Dö
Roger Moore makes his first appearance here as "Bond...James Bond". Bond is dispatched to the States to stem the activities of Mr. Big, who plans to take over the Western Hemisphere by converting everyone into heroin addicts. The woman in the case is Solitaire, an enigmatic interpreter of tarot cards. The obligatory destructive-chase sequence occurs at the film's midpoint, with Bond being chased in a motorboat by Mr. Big's henchmen, slashing his way through the marshlands and smashing up a wedding party.
[MGM] Region 1
|Lonely Guy, The (1984 Arthur Hiller) 100:-|
svensk titel: Ensam är Pest
After he's dumped by his girlfriend, a man finds himself alone and lonely. He and a similarly lonely friend go off in search of the perfect mates...
A struggling greeting card writer living in New York is forced to leave his girlfriend after he finds her in bed with another man. In an attempt to alleviate his despair, he writes a book about being a "lonely guy," making him an overnight sex symbol.
[Universal] Region 1
|Lonely Hearts (1982 Paul Cox) 100:-|
Effusive piano tuner Norman Kaye is on the less sunny side of forty and still unattached. Shy and self-effacing office worker Wendy Hughes is likewise getting on in years sans a lifetime companion. From the outset, we know that Kaye and Hughes will somehow come together. This, however, is the only predictable aspect of this quirky Australian comedy.
[MGM] Region 1
|Look Back in Anger (1959 Tony Richardson) 100:-|
svensk titel: Se Dig om i Vrede
Richard Burton was riding high in grandiose roles in Hollywood and on Broadway when he returned to Britain to portray trumpet-playing social dropout Jimmy Porter in Tony Richardson's adaptation of John Osborne's groundbreaking 1956 play.
Burton's Jimmy works in a public market "sweet stall" where he rubs shoulders with the working class with a condescending air, while he takes out his contempt of bourgeois complacency at home on his spiritually whipped wife (a numb-looking Mary Ure) and her best friend (Claire Bloom). Burton is too old for the part of the self-loathing college grad, but his performance simmers with frustration and misdirected rage that masks the sad, vulnerable underside to his misanthropic swipes. The film became the opening volley in Britain's "New Cinema," a new wave of young directors, working-class themes, and social-realist style.
[MGM] Region 1
|Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002 Peter Jackson) 80:-|
svensk titel; Sagan om Ringen: De Två Tornen
Frodo, who carries the One Ring, and his fellow Hobbit Sam are lost in the hills of Emyn Muil when they encounter Gollum, a strange creature who once carried the Ring and was twisted by its power. Gollum volunteers to guide the pair to Mordor; Frodo agrees, but Sam does not trust their new acquaintance. 2-Disc Special Edition
[Alliance] Region 1
|Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002 Peter Jackson) 100:-|
svensk titel: Sagan om Ringen: De Två Tornen
Not seen in theaters, this unique version of the epic adventure features over 40 minutes of new and extended scenes integrated into the film by the director. DVD set consists of four discs with hours of original content including multiple documentaries, commentaries and design/photo galleries with thousands of images to give viewers an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at the film. Frodo Baggins and the Fellowship continue their quest to destroy the One Ring and stand against the evil of the dark lord Sauron. The Fellowship has divided and now find themselves taking different paths to defeating Sauron and his allies. Their destinies now lie at two towers - Orthanc Tower in Isengard, where the corrupted wizard Saruman waits and Sauron's fortress at Baraddur, deep within the dark lands of Mordor. 4-Disc Special Extended Edition
[New Line] Region 1
|Lost and Delirious (2001 Léa Pool) 80:-|
Three schoolgirls learn about the joys, sorrows, and varieties of love in this drama. Mary is a quiet girl who is still recovering from the death of her mother. Mary's father and new stepmother, who are blind to her emotional needs, send her away to an all-girls college, where Mary becomes fast friends with her new roommates, sophisticated Paulie and worldly Tory. But Mary soon discovers that Paulie and Tory are more than just friends, and have begun to pursue a passionate physical relationship.
[Lions Gate] Region 1
|Lost in Translation (2003 Sofia Coppola) 80:-|
Set in Tokyo, this subtle, nuanced film played Bill Murray against type and earned director Sofia Coppola an Original Screenplay Oscar. Two lost souls -- the young, neglected wife (Scarlett Johansson) of a photographer and a washed-up movie star (Murray, in an Oscar-nominated performance) shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company and away from their lives in America.
[Focus] Region 1
|Love in the Afternoon (1972 Eric Rohmer) 120:-|
svensk titel: Kärlek på Eftermiddagen
Rohmer ends his cycle of "Six Moral Tales" with this delightful film starring Bernard Verley as Frederic, a happily married man who discovers that he can't stop looking at beautiful women. As he says in a voiceover, "I feel marriage closes me in, cloisters me, and I want to escape." His escape comes to him in the form of Chloe, a woman from his past. Chloe had left for America as a successful model but has now returned to Paris, bored with her life and saddled with a man she doesn't love. Although Frederic is reluctant to see her at first, they agree to meet in the afternoons — just to talk. He feels a freedom with her that he doesn't experience with anyone else because they have, he thinks, no commitments to each other. So, they talk of their problems and their relationships and, before long, Frederic finds that he is becoming increasingly attracted to her.
[Arrow] Region 0
|Love Nest (1951 Joseph M Newman) 80:-|
Jim Scott (William Lundigan) is a writer who moves into an apartment building he bought with his wife (June Havre). He thinks he'll save money by living at the property, but his hopes are dashed when the cost of maintaining the building far exceeds what he expected. To complicate matters, Scott decides to rent one of the apartments to an "old army buddy" - but that "buddy" turns out to be a seductive ex-WAC (Marilyn Monroe)!
[20th Century] Region 1
|Love Serenade (1996 Shirley Barrett) 80:-|
A middle-aged disc jockey becomes romantically entangled with a pair of sisters in this quirky Australian comedy. Vicki-Ann Hurley and her younger sister Dimity are both feeling stagnant in the tiny outback town of Sunray, and they welcome the distraction provided by the arrival of Ken Sherry, a formerly popular radio personality fallen on hard times. Despite his present circumstance, the burnt-out Sherry retains an aura of faded prestige that attracts both sisters. Vicki-Ann sets out to seduce the disc jockey, but it is Dimity who first draws Sherry's attention, setting the stage for a conflict between the sisters. Region 1
|Love Song for Bobby Long, A (2004 Shainee Gabel) 80:-|
After her mother's death, moody teenage lone wolf Purslane Will (Scarlett Johansson) returns to New Orleans to reclaim her childhood home. She's shocked to discover that two of her mother's friends -- Bobby Long (John Travolta), an ex-literature professor, and his protégé, Lawson Pines (Gabriel Macht) -- have been squatting there for years. In an effort to coexist, this unlikely trio learns how intertwined they really are.
[Sony] Region 1
|Lust for a Vampire (1971 Jimmy Sangster) 80:-|
In this film, Count Karnstein, through a magical ritual, relies on the feedings of the newly re-fleshed and voluptuous vampire Mircalla for his own sustenance. This keeps her very busy indeed. She finds a ready supply of victims at a girls' finishing school. Her troubles begin when two male teachers from the school decide to investigate.
|Lust in the Dust (1985 Paul Bartel) 100:-|
svensk titel: En Fröken i Öknen
Gold fever has infected everyone in Chile Verde, where hard-living cowboys and hot-blooded wenches all lust for wealth and each other. But when mysterious gunfighter Abel Wood (Tab Hunter) and wanton singer Rosie Velez (Divine) meet up with saloon owner Marguerita Ventura (Lanie Kazan), fiery passion and unbridled greed turns the town upside down. A hilarious comedy spoof from acclaimed cult director Paul Bartel.
[Anchor Bay] Region 1