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Broken English

$10.95 | 98 minutes

Known mainly for playing quirkily comic characters, Parker Posey shows she can tackle a serious role just as skillfully in Zoe Cassevetes's moving film. BROKEN ENGLISH stars Posey as Nora Wilder, a thirtysomething whose disastrous dating experiences in the Big Apple have put her on the verge of giving up all hope when it comes to love…

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Cafe Lumiere

$16.95 | 104 minutes

Hou Hsiao-Hsien, one of China's greatest filmmakers, honors the memory of the great Yasujiro Ozu in the beautiful CAFÉ LUMIERE. Like Ozu, Hou tries to capture honesty and reality in the film, which stars pop idol Yo Hitoto as Yoko, a young woman who makes her way through life almost casually, not letting anything get her too upset&hellip…

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Cops Vs. Thugs

$11.95 | 100 minutes

Kinji Fukasawa (BATTLE ROYALE) directs this gritty yakuza tale, set in Kurashima City in the 1960s. An effort by the police to clean up the streets has resulted in a tenuous peace, but when the leader of the Ohara gang lands in prison, the rival Kawade gang decides to strike. The temporary leader of the Ohara family calls upon a childhood&hellip…

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Dersu Uzala

$23.95 | 140 minutes

Japanese director Akira Kurosawa's adaptation of novelist Vladimir Arsenyev's novel about survival, set against the stark wilderness of Siberia. When Mongol guide, Dersu, is hired by a Russian crew of mapping surveyors, they soon realize their original negative opinion of him as an inexperienced, naive eccentric, is woefully inaccurate&hellip…

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Drunken Angel (Yoidore Tenshi)

$34.95 | 98 minutes

In this classic film noir, set in postwar Japan, Toshirô Mifune plays Matsunaga, a tough small-time gangster who takes a bullet during a fight in the slums of Tokyo. He makes his way to the office of Sanada (Takashi Shimura), a disillusioned yet passionate doctor, who treats the wound and, in the process, discovers Matsunaga has&hellip…

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Gate of Flesh

$25.95 | 90 minutes

A group of five women occupy a bombed out building, turning it into a house of prostitution where the women are both the business operators and the working girls. Attempting to ensure an orderly business and home, many ground rules are set, including the strict clause of no sex without receiving payment. When the roommates shelter a wayward&hellip…

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Harakiri

$34.95 | 133 minutes

Set in 17th-century Japan, director Makaki Kobayahi's HARAKIRI stars Tatsuya Nakadai (RAN) as masterless samurai Hanshiro Tsugumo. Structured in a series of flashbacks, the film opens in a period of serenity that has brought about a consolidation of power in Japan, resulting in the release of many samurai from their feudal obligations&hellip…

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Last Life in the Universe

$19.95 | 104 minutes

Shy Kenji is a Japanese librarian in Bangkok who lives within a neatly organized world and fantasizes about committing suicide, but gets interrupted every time he attempts to end his life. While at work, he becomes obsessed with a beautiful girl he spots through the bookshelves. Later, while attempting to jump off a bridge, he watches&hellip…

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Late Ozu

$60.95 | 636 minutes

Yasujiro Ozu ranks, along with Kurosawa, as one of Japan's greatest film directors. His towering masterpiece, TOKYO STORY, is considered by many to be one of the greatest motion pictures ever made. The film was released in 1953, over two decades after Ozu's directorial debut. TOKYO STORY therefore, represents a watershed moment in the&hellip…

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Love Is The Devil

$17.95 | 88 minutes

An intriguing biographical look at British painter Francis Bacon focusing on his turbulent and tragic relationship with lover George Dyer, a former boxer and small time thief. I, CLAUDIUS veteran Jacobi gives a fiery performance as the mischievous and emotionally chilly artist who is awakened one night in his ill-kempt studio by Dyer&hellip…

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