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1.

Blade Runner

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Los Angeles, 2019: Rick Deckard of the LAPD's Blade Runner unit prowls the steel & microchip jungle of the 21st century. His job is to track down and eliminate assumed humanoids known as 'replicants.' Replicants were declared illegal after a bloody mutiny on an Off-World Colony, and are to be terminated upon detection. He wants to get out of the force, but is drawn back in when 6 "skin jobs," the slang for replicants, hijack a ship back to Earth. The city that Deckard must search for his prey is a huge, sprawling, bleak vision of the future. This 2007 "final cut" was remastered with improved visual and sound effects, and made some revisions to the 1992 "director's cut" revision.
DVD
2010; 2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Woman on the Beach

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Peggy feels trapped, lacking the will to break free of her husband Tod, a famed painter whose career and eyesight she destroyed during a violent quarrel. A war-traumatized sailor, eager to claim Peggy for himself, is convinced Tod feigns blindness to control her. To prove it, he'll take Tod for a stroll along the seaside cliffs and watch as the artist nears the edge. Filled with primal lust, bold imagery and murderous hearts, 'The Woman on the Beach' is Jean Renoir's fever dream of a film noir.
DVD
2011; 1947
Clemons (Stacks)
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La Chienne

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Cashier Maurice Legrand is married to Adele, a terror. By chance, he meets Lucienne, known as Lulu on the street, and makes her his mistress. He thinks he finally met love, but Lulu is nothing but a streetwalker, in love with Dédé, her pimp. She only accepts Legrand to satisfy Dédé's need of money.
DVD
2016; 1931
Clemons (Stacks)
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Der Verlorene

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Dr. Karl Rothe conducts important research for the Nazis during the Second World War. When he finds out that his fiancée is betraying him with one of his closest colleagues and selling the results of his secret research, he kills her. Rothe wants to be punished for his actions, but the Nazis try to cover up the incident so that he can continue working for them. In a time during which mass murders are committed regularly, one more killer will go unnoticed.
DVD
2007; 1951
Clemons (Stacks)
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Elena

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The story of Elena and Vladimir, an older couple. The wealthy but stingy Vladimir treats Elena more like a servant than a wife. They each have children from their first marriages, a son and a daughter. Elena's son is unemployed and can't feed his wife and two children; they live only on the money Elena provides them, while Vladimir's daughter lives a bohemian life. In the hospital following a heart attack, Vladimir's daughter visits him. Their time together strengthens their usually distant relationship. Upon leaving the hospital, Vladimir declares that he's decided to change his will so that his daughter will receive all his money, leaving Elena with only a meager annuity. This will make it impossible for Elena to help her son financially. Humble and obedient, Elena then resorts to [...]
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ernest Hemingway's the Killers

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Melodramatic thriller based on the Hemingway story about two hit men who become curious about the life and death of the man they were hired to kill.
DVD
2003; 1946
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Conformist: Il Conformista

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A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes to Paris to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.
DVD
2006; 1970
Clemons (Stacks)
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Johnny Staccato: Television's Jazz Detective

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"Johnny Staccato, starring legendary actor, writer and director John Cassavetes, first appeared on television in 1959, and although it lasted only 27 episodes, the unique mixture of big-city mystery-adventure and jazz left an indelible impression on a generation of TV viewers. Johnny Staccato (Cassavetes) is an ex-jazz musician/detective who would prefer to play the piano, relax on a beach, or just talk about life. At his home-away from home, Waldo's Jazz Club in Greenwich Village, Staccato is often joined at the piano by jazz musicians the likes of a young John Williams (Star Wars, Jaws), Shelly Manne, Barney Kessel, Red Norvo and Red Mitchell"--Container.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Deception

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World War II has separated pianist Christine Radcliffe from her great love, cellist Karel Novak. Thinking Karel has been killed in action, she is unexpectedly reunited with him. Now, Christine desperately strives to hide her wartime dalliance as the mistress of a wealthy, sadistic composer. She'll lie to keep her shameful past a secret.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Night of the Hunter

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A psychotic self-styled preacher marries and murders a young widow for her money. He then pursues her children to get his hands on the money, only to meet his match in the form of a saintly farm woman.
DVD
2000; 1955
Clemons (Stacks)
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Fine Dead Girls

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Iva and Marija, a lesbian couple, rent an apartment in a seemingly quiet building in Zagreb. What initially appears as a safe love haven quickly turns into a nightmare when the elderly landlady disapproves of the young girls and their love for each other.
DVD
2008; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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Bad Girls of Film Noir: Volume 2

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A couple having an illicit affair witness a murder while on a romantic rendezvous and can't report it without exposing their infidelities; a young waitress steals money from her boss who cheated her father years ago; women inmates suffer at the hands of a sadistic warden; a dancer-turned-photographer with a talent for illegal business heads for New York and gets in over her head.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

Bad Girls of Film Noir: Volume 1

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A diamond smuggler returns to New York from Cuba, unknowingly bringing small pox with her; a crooked lawyer's scheme to swindle money out of a wealthy old man goes wrong; upon returning from the Korean War, Dr. Tom Owen must choose between a lucrative but unchallenging practice or using his skills to help the poor; as he is about to be deported, Peter jumps ship in New York Harbor and searches for the man who can prove his right to legal entry into the United States.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

House of Games

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A woman psychiatrist, trying to help a patient whose life has been threatened, is drawn into the dangerous but provocative underworld of a smooth-talking con man.
DVD
2006; 1987
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Asphalt Jungle

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An aging criminal is released from prison and decides to assemble the old gang to go on one last heist. Based on the book by W.R. Burnett.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Road House

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Roadhouse owner Jefty Morgan hires a singer from Chicago to sing in his club. He falls for her but she has eyes for Pete, who works for Morgan. Morgan frames Pete for stealing money from him and must face his murderous jealousy.
DVD
2008; 1948
Clemons (Stacks)
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Boomerang!

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When a beloved priest is gunned down, the local police chief is under enormous pressure to find his murderer. When a massive manhunt produces a suspect, the state's attorney is determined to convict only if it is the right person despite political pressures.
DVD
2006; 1947
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Postman Always Rings Twice

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Frank Chambers (John Garfield) is a drifter who lands at a roadside gas station owned by jolly old Nick Smith (Cecil Kellaway) and his young, blonde wife Cora (Lana Turner). In a matter of minutes, Frank and Cora fall in love, and plot to murder Nick. Eventually wedding bells ring, the body count rises, and the gavel slams-of course, nothing ever goes as planned. Part of what makes the film noir is watching the characters react, as their plans are derailed one by one.
DVD
2004; 1946
Clemons (Stacks)
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Double Indemnity

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Walter Neff is a smooth talking insurance salesman who meets the very attractive Phyllis Dietrichson when he calls to renew her husband's automobile policy. The couple are immediately drawn to each other and have an affair. They scheme together to murder Phyllis' husband for life insurance money with a double indemnity clause. Unfortunately, all does not go as planned. Barton Keyes is the wily insurance investigator who must sort things out.
DVD
2006; 1944
Clemons (Stacks)
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Out of the Past

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Former private detective Jeff Bailey is trying to lead a quiet life, but his past comes back to haunt him and he finds himself framed for murder.
DVD
2004