|I know where I'm going! (1947 Michael Powell & Emeric Pressbinder) 80:-|
svensk titel: Det hände i Skottland
Assured, headstrong Joan Webster (Wendy Hiller) knows exactly what she wants and how to get it, until she's stranded in a rough, windswept Scottish village--in sight but out of reach of an island where a rich fiancée, a lavish wedding, and a loveless marriage await. While a raging storm prevents her crossing, a quiet, modest, and penniless Scottish laird named Torquil (Roger Livesey) slowly wins her cheerfully mercenary heart and upsets her carefully arranged plans with messy emotions.
Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's much-loved romantic drama is a handsome work full of vivid, offbeat characters (Pamela Brown is especially striking as an earthy villager always accompanied by a pack of bloodhounds) living in a world that's part tradition and part myth. Villagers work and celebrate with the simple spirit of common folk ("We're not poor, we just haven't any money," Torquil admonishes the materialist Joan). Powell brings his lively manner and bold visual invention to the creation of his beautiful but harsh primal paradise, culminating in the awesome spectacle of a massive whirlpool that could be the work of the "legend of Corryvreckan" or the stormy embodiment of Joan's hysterical heart. Awash in mystic power of ancient castles and chanted legends, I Know Where I'm Going is one of the most romantic visions of Britain's most magical director.
[Carlton] Region 2
|I was a Teenage Zombie (1987 John Elias Michalkis) 100:-|
Six high school buddies accidentally kill a drug pusher and dump his body in toxic waters. When the pusher returns as a zombie and goes on a killing spree, their only recourse is to dump the body of one of their own recently dead, and have him return as a "good" zombie to face off with the "bad" one.
[Image] Region 1
|Iceman (1984 Fred Schepisi) 80:-|
When a 40,000-year-old Neanderthal (John Lone) is thawed out of the ice during a scientific expedition and begins to function again, anthropologist Dr. Stanley Shepard (Timothy Hutton) acts as the go-between and begins to instruct (and learn from) the man. Shepard dubs the iceman "Charlie," but it isn't long before Shepard winds up in a desperate fight to keep his new friend from becoming the center of a media circus.
[Arrow] Region 2
|Idiot, The (1951 Akira Kurosawa) 80:-|
svensk titel: Idioten
Masayuki Mori stars as Kinji Kameda, a war veteran who was sentenced to death and then pardoned, in Akira Kurosawa's adaptation of the novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, which relocates the story from Russia to the snow-covered island of Hokkaido, Japan. Recently released from an asylum, the fragile Kameda descends further into madness when he becomes entangled with two women (Setsuko Hara and Yoshiko Kuga) and an old friend (Toshirô Mifune).
[Platinum Classic] Region 3
|I'll be seeing You (1944 William Dieterle) 50:-|
svensk titel: Vi ses Igen
Ginger Rogers gives a dramatic performance in this moving romantic drama in which a woman named Mary Marshall, who was convicted of manslaughter (she defended herself when her lecherous boss attempted to rape her and she accidentally killed him), is granted a ten-day furlough for Christmas to visit relatives.
Once out, she encounters a shell-shocked vet (Joseph Cotten) on leave from the VA psych ward on a train. The unstable vet has been allowed out by his doctors to see if he is ready to function in normal society. At first, the vet is nervous around Mary, but something clicks and she invites him to stay at her house during their respective breaks. Together they attempt to have a happy Christmas while dealing with the vet's problems. At first Mary keeps her own past and troubles to herself, but as they begin falling in love, she decides to tell him the whole story. In this way, the two reconcile their pasts and move closer toward forming a relationship.
[Freemantle] Region 0
|I'm still Here (2010 Casey Affleck) 80:-|
In 2008, Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix walked away from acting to pursue a rap career, an inexplicably bizarre detour captured in gritty detail in this "documentary" directed by Phoenix's brother-in-law, Casey Affleck. Some speculated Phoenix's behavior was part of a well-orchestrated hoax -- or, even worse, a mental breakdown. But some of the film's graphic footage suggests it could have been a little of both.
[Optimum] Region 2
|In a Lonely Place (1950 Nicholas Ray) 80:-|
svensk titel: Nakna Nerver
Just when Hollywood screenwriter Dixon Steele (Humphrey Bogart) sparks up a romance with his neighbor Laurel (Gloria Grahame), the police begin to suspect him of murdering a former lover. Laurel believes Dixon's innocent, but his alibi doesn't wash with the police. As they continue to pressure Dixon, the lovebirds' relationship suffers -- and after witnessing Dixon's increasing hot-tempered behavior, Laurel suspects the police may be right...
[Columbia] Region 1
|In Bruges (2008 Martin McDonagh) 120:-|
After killing an innocent boy in London, hit men Ray (Colin Farrell, in a Golden Globe–winning role) and Ken (Brendan Gleeson) are ordered to lay low at a bed and breakfast in Bruges, Belgium, until their boss (Ralph Fiennes) phones with further instructions. But when he calls, Ken doesn't like the assignment. Written and directed by Martin McDonagh, this dark comedy earned a BAFTA for Best Original Screenplay.
[Focus] Region 1
|In Old California (1942 William McGann) 80:-|
svensk titel: Äventyrare i Sacramento
When dignified Boston pharmacist Tom Craig (John Wayne) heads out West to set up shop in California, he's unaware that the Gold Rush is about to explode and change the state forever. The locals quickly take a disliking to the pharmacist and poison his meds, causing Craig to almost lose his business. When typhoid fever strikes the town, however, Craig gets a chance to prove his worth in this quirky Western that features Wayne in an unusual role.
[Artisan] Region 1
|Infamous (2006 Douglas McGrath) 80:-|
svensk titel: Capote - En Iskall Mordgåta
On November 16, 1959, Truman Capote reads about the murder of a Kansas family. There are no suspects. With Harper Lee, he visits the town: he wants to write about their response. First he must get locals to talk, then, after arrests, he must gain access to the prisoners. One talks constantly; the other, Perry Smith, says little. Capote is implacable, wanting the story, believing this book will establish a new form of reportage: he must figure out what Perry wants. Their relationship becomes something more than writer and character: Perry killed in cold blood, the state will execute him in cold blood; does Capote get his story through cold calculation, or is there a price for him to pay?
[Warner] Region 2
|Insomnia (1997 Erik Skjoldbjaerg) 100:-|
Sent to a Norwegian town to help with a homicide investigation, tenacious detective Jonas Engström (Stellan Skarsgård) and his partner set a trap for the suspect. But the fog-shrouded stakeout goes awry when Engström mistakenly shoots his partner. He covers his tracks -- but forgets that the suspect witnessed the killing. Soon, Engström's guilty conscience and insomnia in the land of the midnight sun lead to a downward spiral into chaos.
[Arrow] Region 2
|Interiors (1978 Woody Allen) 80:-|
Although indisputably a film by Woody Allen, Interiors is about as far from "a Woody Allen film" as you can get--and maybe more people could have seen what a fine film it is if they hadn't been expecting what Allen himself called "one of his earlier, funnier movies." An entirely serious, rather too self-consciously Bergmanesque drama about a divorcing elderly couple and their grown daughters, it is slow, meditative, and constructed with a brilliant, painterly eye.
[MGM] Region 2
|Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999 Martha Coolidge) 80:-|
A triple threat, singer, actress and dancer Dorothy Dandridge's talent, beauty and racially ambiguous skin made her a star in the 1940s and '50s. Halle Berry stars as the complex Dandridge, who confronted racists while undermining herself with awful taste in husbands. Dandridge (nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for Carmen Jones) left a haunting legacy that's ably captured here.
|Invasion of Astro Monster (1965 Ishiro Honda) 80:-|
Toho's bid to merge the Godzilla series with their popular alien-invasion films resulted in this entertainingly goofy entry. The plot involves the discovery of the mysterious Planet X in our solar system, leading to a joint U.S./Japanese space exploratory mission. The explorers bump into some aliens with no fashion sense whatsoever (even for 1965), who claim their planet has been under constant attack from the powerful Monster Zero -- also known to Godzilla fans as Ghidrah, the three-headed monster from the previous year. The aliens suggest a deal with the Earthlings: if they can "borrow" Godzilla and Rodan to help rid their planet of Ghidrah, they will cure all of humankind's diseases in return. Of course, this is actually an elaborate ruse to rid the Earth of its monstrous defenders, leaving it vulnerable to invasion. As always, it's up to a handful of resourceful characters -- including token American Nick Adams and series regular Akira Takarada -- to save the day and return Earth's monsters for the requisite city-smashing finale.
[Toho Master] Region 1
|Iphigenia (1977 Michael Cacoyannis) 120:-|
svensk titel: Ifigeneia
Led by Agamemnon (Kostas Kazakos), the Greek army prepares to sail to war, but they're trapped at port by lack of winds. Seeking food for his soldiers, Agamemnon goes ashore, where his actions lead to unthinkable punishment: the sacrifice of his daughter, Iphigenia (Tatiana Papamoschou). Director Cacoyannis adapted the classic Greek tragedy by Euripides into this epic retelling.
[MGM] Region 1
|Is Paris burning? (1966 René Clement) 100:-|
svensk titel: Brinner Paris?
Jean-Paul Belmondo heads the star-studded cast (which includes Charles Boyer, Kirk Douglas and Alain Delon) in this drama. Although World War II is nearly over, the Germans wage one last effort at destruction in Paris. But the French Resistance won't let them win -- not when Allied victory is so close at hand.
[Paramount] Region 1
|Island of Dr Moreau, The (1996 John Frankenheimer) 80:-|
svensk titel: Dr Moreau's Ö
On a remote tropical island, Dr. Moreau has appointed himself ruler over a menagerie of genetic mutants fashioned in his gene-splicing chamber of horrors. The products of his misguided attempt to create a more "pure" human species, the man-beasts worship Moreau as their god and "father" and live by his code of law — a code rigidly enforced by radio-operated implants in their bodies capable of inflicting pain and death. Into this surreal nightmare arrives UN negotiator Edward Douglas, the sole survivor of an airplane crash. Douglas is brought ashore on Moreau's island — against his better judgment — by the doctor's insane, drug-addled assistant, Montgomery, and eventually becomes a prisoner. Horrified by the doctor's monstrous experiments and afraid for his own life, Douglas seeks the aid of Moreau's lovely daughter, Aissa, in escaping the island, but is foiled at every turn by Montgomery and his armed man-beast lackeys. Eventually, the creatures discover the existence of their electronic implants and remove them, providing the opportunity for an armed rebellion — but eventual regression into their original animal state causes their revolt to collapse into anarchy.
[New Line] Region 1
|It came from Beneath the Sea (1951 Robert Gordon) 120:-|
A two-disc set of Ray Harryhausen's 1955 movie about a giant octopus attacking San Francisco.
An atomic submarine cruising the Pacific discovers a gargantuan octopus concealed in the ocean depths. By the time they figure out that the monster is the nasty by-product of a hydrogen bomb experiment gone awry, the creature is already well on its way to destroying San Francisco. The sea creature is yet another fantastic example of masterful stop-motion animation from the technique's master, Ray Harryhausen.
[Sony] Region 1