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"In 2007, the Rio de Janeiro government is preparing an operation with the police and army to invade the Complexo do Alemão, one of the largest and more dangerous slums of the South America, as part of the UPP Program of the State to retrieve slums controlled by drug dealers." www.imdb.com
Lavish action-filled account of the separation, separate lives, and eventual reunion of three brothers: one raised by a Hindu policeman, one raised by a Muslim tailor, and one raised by a Catholic priest.
U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield. However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world.
As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw is a young man who is captured for sacrifice, but flees to avoid his fate. He is taken on a perilous journey to a world that is ruled by fear and oppression, where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the power of his love for his woman and his family he will make a desperate break to return home and to ultimately save his way of life.
"During the closing days of WWII, a National Guard Infantry Company is assigned the task of setting up artillery observation posts in a strategic area. Lieutenant Costa knows that Cooney is in command only because of 'connections' he had made state-side. Costa has serious doubts concerning Cooney's ability to lead the group. When Cooney sends Costa and his men out, and refuses to reinforce them, Costa swears revenge." www.imdb.com
"In a future world, young people are increasingly becoming addicted to an illegal (and potentially deadly) battle simulation game called Avalon. When Ash, a star player, hears of rumors that a more advanced level of the game exists somewhere, she gives up her loner ways and joins a gang of explorers"--www.imdb.com
When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth's Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow, and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance.
Germany 1967: murderous bomb attacks, the threat of terrorism, and the fear of the enemy inside are rocking the very foundations of the still-fragile German democracy. The radicalized children of the Nazi generation, led by Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof, and Gudrun Ensslin, are fighting a violent war against what they perceive as the new face of fascism. The man who understands them is also their hunter, the head of the German police force, Horst Herold.
Based on a true story of teen criminals in the Soviet Union during World War II. As an alternative to prison the boys are trained in the mountains of Armenia for a mission in Nazi Germany to blow up an important installation.
Once again, Mad Max stands alone against the barbarians of a post-nuclear age. This time, Max defends the future--a group of abandoned children--and enters the gladiatorial maces-and-chainsaws combat inside Thunderdome arena.
Bruce Lee stars as Cheng Chao-an, who goes to work in an ice factory where Chinese emigrant labours are ruthlessly exploited. When the conflict is too much to bear, he gets a revenge on their arch-enemy with his famous "three-legged" kung fu.
This is the story of 1970s African-American action legend called Black Dynamite. The Man killed his brother, pumped heroin into local orphanages, and flooded the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor. Black Dynamite was the one hero willing to fight The Man all the way from the blood-soaked city streets to the hallowed halls of the Honky House. Black Dynamite is ready to seek his revenge and take The Man down.
Eli walks alone in post-apocalyptic America. He heads west along the Highway of Death on a mission he doesn't fully understand but knows he must complete. In his backpack is the last copy of a book that could become the wellspring of a revived society. Or in the wrong hands, the hammer of a despot. Eli keeps his blade sharp and his survival instincts sharper as his quest thrusts him into a savage wasteland.
A bomb attack in a cinema in Palermo kills every member of one Mafia family except Cocchi. Now he is bent on revenge. Third of a trilogy along with Milano calibro 9 and Mala ordina.
Boundless Snow, Broken Hearts (Xue quo qing chou) by Weiheng, Zhao (Dir.)
Call Number: DVD 743
Publication Date: 1993
A Kung Fu action film with intense villains and magic. In the Ming Dynasty, during Wanli period, the emperor devised a method for ruling his territories beyong the Great Wall. He sent letters with his seal declaring that anyone possessing one of the letters would be lord of that area. Naturally there was a vicious struggle for possession of these valuable edicts.
Aaron Cross is an agent groomed by the government program that also unleashed Jason Bourne, but with a few new wrinkles. Cross is busy training in Alaska when he's caught in a tsunami of hurt, thus beginning a frantic search for answers to who and what he is.
Second film about young Russian veteran Danila Bagrov. He meets his army buddies with whom he fought in Chechnya. One of them, Konstantin, tells Danila about his brother, a professional hockey player in America, who is swindled into an oppressive contract by the team owner and his Russian partner. A few days after this conversation Konstantin is found dead and Danila needs to go to America to solve the crime.
"When three close friends escape from Hong Kong to war-time Saigon to start a criminal's life, they all go through a harrowing experience which totally shatters their lives and their friendship forever." www.imdb.com
Egomaniacal Sir William Walker (Brando) is sent by the British to instigate a slave revolt on a Portuguese-controlled sugar-producing Caribbean island. While there he befriends Jose and Teddy, and plants the seeds of revolution in their heads. Years later he must go back and stop the revolution that he helped begin.
March, 1942. 90-pound weakling Steve Rogers doggedly attempts to enlist in the army, only to be repeatedly classified 4F. Rogers' determination and decency come to the attention of Dr. Abraham Erskine of the Strategic Scientific Reserve. Rogers is the first test subject for Erskine's super-soldier serum, which transforms him utterly. When the program is abruptly ended, Rogers becomes Captain America--touring America to sell war bonds. On a USO tour in Europe, Rogers steals the first opportunity to demonstrate his worth by tangling with Johann Schmidt, a.k.a. the Red Skull, head of Hydra, Hitler's occult research and development unit. Schmidt has discovered the tesseract cube, an enormously powerful relic of Norse mythology through which he seeks to conquer the world. Assisted by Colonel Chester Phillips, Peggy Carter, weapons contractor Howard Stark, childhood friend Bucky Barnes, and Dum Dum Doogan and his howling commandos, Steve Rogers becomes more than a propaganda tool, emerging as the true Captain America.
" As Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world, he teams up with another super soldier, the black widow, to battle a new threat from old history: an assassin known as the Winter Soldier." www.imdb.com
With two professional assassinations in quick succession, James Bond is quickly elevated to '00' status. "M", head of the British Secret Service, sends the newly promoted 007 on his first mission to Madagascar, the Bahamas, and eventually to Montenegro to face Le Chiffe, a ruthless financier attempting to recapture funds in a high-stakes poker game at the Casino Royale. When Bond is placed under the watchful eye of the treasury officer Vesper Lynd, his initial skepticism of her turns into a deepening interest as Le Chiffe's cunning and cruelty come to bear on them both in a way Bond could never imagine, and he learns his most important lesson: Trust no one.
Sensitive and shy artist Patience Philips is a woman who can't seem to stop apologizing for her own existence. She works as a graphic designer for Hedare Beauty, a mammouth cosmetics company on the verge of releasing a revolutionary anti-aging product. When Patience inadvertently happens upon a dark secret her employer is hiding, she finds herself in the middle of a corporate conspiracy. What happens next changes Patience forever. In a mystical twist of fate, she is transformed into a woman with the strength, speed, agility and ultra-keen senses of a cat.
The film portrays the personal story of a group of young Cuban revolutionaries in Havana against Fulgencio Batista's dictatorship during the period 1956-1958. It also depicts the role of young Cuban women in the guerrilla warfare that preceded Castro's revolutionary movement and his entry into La Havana in 1959.
Set in the Ukraine of the 16th century, a powerful Cossack chieftain is determined to regain his land from treacherous Polish invaders. Despite bitter dissension in the ranks, he is soon leading his soldiers into savage warfare. But further conflict erupts when his headstrong son, Andrei, falls deeply in love with a Polish girl. Spectacular battle scenes highlight the nonstop action, arriving at a shattering climax in which father and son must ultimately confront the rift between them.
Iqbal is virtually orphaned by the iniquities of a villain who does away with his father, floods the entire village, and abducts his grief-crazed mother. The young boy grows up to be a coolie at a busy railway station, and engages the rogue and his henchmen in combat, without knowing the true identity of his enemy. In contrasting the brotherhood of the honest, hard-working, poor and yet generous coolies with the depraved, exploitative, mercenary crooks, devoid of any redeeming qualities, we hear clear social commentary.
A terrorist bomb destroyed a tanker truck on Highway One on Mars releasing a deadly virus killing hundreds. The rewards for the bomber's capture is massive and the bounty hunter crew of the spaceship Bebop would love to get their hands on it.
"When Batman, Gordon and Harvey Dent launch an assault on the mob, they let the clown out of the box, the Joker, bent on turning Gotham on itself and bringing any heroes down to his level." www.imdb.com
"Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight is forced to return from his imposed exile to save Gotham City from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane with the help of the enigmatic Selina." - imdb.com
A new and deadly breed of covert agent walks the streets. Known as contractors, these assassins and spies wield bizarre supernatural powers to carry out the dirty work of others. They thrive in the underworld, between rumor and reality, their loyalties always in question. One among these operatives is more mysterious than the rest: the masked killer BK201, the Black Reaper.
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.
When global warming triggers the onset of a new Ice Age, tornadoes flatten Los Angeles, a tidal wave engulfs New York City and the entire Northern Hemisphere begns to freeze solid. Now, climatologist Jack Hall, his son Sam, and a small band of survivors must ride out the growing superstorm and stay alive in the face of an enemy more powerful and relentless than anything anyone has ever encountered: Mother Nature.
Anton fights the forces of Darkness while trying to find and save his son, but when vampires from the Dark side mysteriously get killed, he is framed for their murders and must now try to escape the Day Watch who is looking for his blood.
A deranged stuntman stalks his victims from the safety of his killer car, but when he picks on the wrong group of babes, all bets are off. He becomes involved in an automotive duel of epic proportions.
'Deep Impact' is the story of the world's reaction to a death sentence. As a comet approaches the earth which might not be destroyed or diverted before it reaches earth, each individual struggles in the face of extinction to find what most matters to him or her.
Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins is a decorated war hero who returns home to work as a private eye. His job of finding a missing socialite puts him between the white power elite and the vibrant black commumnity of Central Avenue. As soon as Easy and his trigger-happy friend Mouse find Daphne Monet, trouble follows.
"John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save wife Holly Gennaro and several others, taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles." www.imdb.com
Through all their outrageous escapades, the Dillinger gang maintained a certain mystique in the eyes of the American public. To a citizenry in the depths of the depression, the gang seemed almost like heroes, who enlivened their days with fabulous feats of crime. This film provides a glimpse of the lives of those involved in the most interesting crime saga in American history.
Epic takes place during the Ming dynasty. A power-hungry Eunuch employs the evil Eastern Chamber Sect in his quest to single-handedly rule China. However, a warrior named Chow is opposed to his corrupt ambitions and joins a group of warriors aiming to resist the Sect. The two forces eventually battle it out at the Dragon Inn, hosted by murderous bandit Jade.
While travelling incognito to his father's palace, the 11th son of a Chinese emperor is first thwarted, and then helped by the roguish vagabond Dirty Ho. Beset by tricksters, waylaid by would-be assassins and ambushed by lethal Mongolian archers, the two men quickly develop a friendship.
Twenty years ago, aliens from another planet made contact with Earth. Now, the refugee camp they are forced to live in has deteriorated into a slum-like ghetto. When field operative Wikus van der Merwe is put in charge of evicting the aliens, he contracts a strange virus that changes his DNA to match that of the refugees. As his body begins to mutate, he becomes a hunted man, and the aliens' only hope for freedom.
After a bungled bank job, a clever con realizes he needs a new gang. So he teams with Baby Face Nelson, Bonnie and Clyde, Dillinger, Ma Barker and Pretty Boy Floyd. They're not people, they're The Doberman Gang dogs, trained to avoid human error and pull off the perfect bank heist.
Being the mischievous son of a martial arts school master, Wang Feihong fritters away his time fooling around and making troubles instead of learning Kung fu. Being sent to his uncle for disciplined kung fu training, Wang Feihong decides he must learn "Drunken Boxer" after several escape attempts and being humiliated by a local assassin.
" A military officer is brought into an alien war against an extraterrestrial enemy who can reset the day and know the future. When this officer is enabled with the same power, he teams up with a Special Forces warrior to try and end the war." www.imdb.com
Captain Nascimento from BOPE (Special Police Operation Battalion) wants to find his replacement. Two childhood friends, cadets Matias and Neto, become dismayed at the corruption in the military police. They decide to join the BOPE and Nascimento hopes one of them would become his replacement.
"Elektra the warrior survives a near-death experience, becomes an assassin-for-hire, and tries to protect her two latest targets, a single father and his young daughter, from a group of supernatural assassins." www.imdb.com
All he wants is to be a mariachi, like his father, his grandfather and his great grandfather before him. But the town he thinks will bring him luck brings only a curse--of deadly mistaken identity. Forced to trade his guitar for a gun, the mariachi is playing for his life.
In the year 2154 two groups of people remain; the extremely wealthy who reside on an immaculate man-made space station named Elysium, and the rest, who occupy an overpopulated, destroyed Earth. Max decides to embark on a mission that could bring equality to the opposed worlds.
" Young Ender Wiggin is recruited by the International Military to lead the fight against the Formics, a genocidal alien race which nearly annihilated the human race in a previous invasion." www.imdb.com
Lee goes to the island of a warlord of crime, Han, who carries on his opium smuggling and prostitution activities under the disguise of a martial arts academy. Determined to revenge the death of his sister, Lee penetrates Han's stronghold and enters a brutal martial arts tournament Hans is staging.
McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri, a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by; he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened.
"Living a life of loneliness and questioning his existence, Sinji struggles to accept responsibility for mankind's battle for survival in this visually striking rebuild of one of the most important anime of all time. Shinji will fight the angels alongside the only person who might understand his plight, Rei Ayanami, the elusive and frail pilot of Eva Unit 00. Experience not to be missed, Shinji and Rei will struggle to learn a simple truth"--Container
This film dramatizes part of the Israeli independence moment, dealing with various factions involved in the internecine struggle between the moderate Haganah and the radical terrorist Irgun Zvai Leumi. Interspersed throughout are segments showing the migration of European Jews to the new land, paying special attention to the ragged survivors of Nazi death camps on board the vessel Exodus, blockaded in a Cyprus harbor by British warships. The film also depicts the struggle of the Jews in Palestine to gain partition, then profiles the main characters after the partition, fighting to continue as the nation of Israel.
" Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat." www.imdb.com
" Barney augments his team with new blood for a personal battle: to take down Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables co-founder and notorious arms trader who is hell bent on wiping out Barney and every single one of his associates." www.imdb.com
After exposure to cosmic radiation, four astronauts become the most remarkable, if not most dysfunctional, superheroes of all time. Together, they use their unique powers to explore the strange aspects of the world, and to foil the evil plans of Doctor Doom.
An undercover cop gets pulled into a gang that races cars late at night through city streets when the leader is suspected of stealing electronic equipment. The cop is swept up by the adrenaline rush of the race and falls for the gang leader's sister.
To avoid jail time, street racer Sean Boswell is sent to live with his father, who is in the military and serving in Tokyo. There he discovers drift racing. After losing a race to Yakuza-connected D.K., the Drift King, Sean has to enter the Tokyo underworld to find a way to pay his debt.
Dom Toretto is a former street racer who, along with his crew, hijacks an oil truck out on the highway. Dom is living the life of a fugitive in the Dominican Republic, but after suffering a devastating personal loss, he is driven by revenge to return to Los Angeles to bring down an elusive drug smuggler. He is reunited with undercover FBI agent Brian O'Connor who let him go eight years earlier. Brian is also on the case of the drug smuggler and he must come to terms with Dom and make amends with Dom's sister, whom he betrayed in his original pursuit of Dom.
Following their successful Rio heist, Dom and his crew of professional criminals have retired around the world. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam has left their lives incomplete. Hobbs asks Dom and Brian to help him take down an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers. In return, their crew will receive full pardons and be allowed to return home.
When the CIA asks Fay to travel to Paris to retrieve notebooks that belonged to her fugitive ex-husband, her mission turns into a sprawling con-game in a world of international espionage. Sequel to Henry Fool.
A mentally unstable Vietnam vet has a one-man war with the police force of a small town after they abuse him. Includes a never-before-seen alternate suicide ending, deleted scenes and commentary with Sylvester Stallone.
"After the unexpected death of his mother, Paco, an aspiring actor from Sao Paulo, longs to leave his native Brazil. Tired of living in suqalior, he accepts a 'delivery job' from a shady antique dealer and travels to Lisbon carrying a violin filled with uncut diamonds. But when the exchange goes bad, he finds himself on the run from an underworld thug and in the arms of Alex, a beautiful woman caught up in the Portuguese black market."--Container.
Four adopted brothers come back home to avenge their mother's death at what appeared to be a random killing in a grocery store robbery. However, the boy's investigation of the death reveals more nefarious activities involving the one brother's business dealings with a notorious local gangster. Two local cops, who are trying to solve the case, may also not be what they seem.
Political terrorists, in a desperate bid to focus the world's attention on their fight for freedom, kidnap an American ambassador. Now the diplomat's life hangs in the balance. He's helplessly caught between a government unwilling to cooperate and his fear of the captors themselves.
This Soul Cinema collection features two famous blaxploitation flicks starring the queen of the genre herself, Pam Grier: FOXY BROWN (1974), about a sexy, no-nonsense woman who's out for revenge, and BLACK MAMA, WHITE MAMA (1973), the tale of two feisty female prisoners on the lam.
Innocence and flesh were sacrificed when two young brothers ignored the laws of Alchemy in an attempt to resurrect their mother. The horrors recklessly unleashed that night marked the beginning of a journey that leads from darkness to light and back.
When the Elric brothers recklessly attempted to raise their mother from the dead, the horrors they unleashed marked the beginning of a long journey into the darkest corners of the cruelty of mankind. Now, destinies are converging for those who remain to fight for the light of salvation. The hunt for the truth behind truths is growing more desperate, and ruined Ishbal waits at the end of a road choked with wreckage both human and soulless. Contains episodes 26-51.
A young Kung-fu movie star refuses to sign with the syndicate, bringing him into deadly Kung-fu action. Bruce Lee's final film: he died halfway through filming, and the movie was finished with outtakes and a double. Begun in 1972, released in 1979, listed in various authorities as completed in 1977 or 1978.
Bruce Lee avenges the death of his friend and takes to the street searching for the killer. With the help of his brother and their combined skills of martial arts, the bad guys have a lot to be scared of.
"A hard but mediocre cop is assigned to escort a prostitute into custody from Las Vegas to Phoenix, so that she can testify in a mob trial. But a lot of people are literally betting that they won't make it into town alive." (www.imdb.com)
East meets West in this hip-hop infused samurai-gangster story in which a professional killer goes by the name of Ghost Dog and who lives by the age-old code of the samurai. When Ghost Dog's code is dangerously betrayed by the dysfunctional mafia family that occasionally employs him, he must find a way to defend himself without breaking the code of the samurai.
Girl Boss Guerilla by Mihori, Atsushi, et al (dir.)
Call Number: DVD 1235
Publication Date: 2005
Miko Sugimoto is the leader of the Red Helmet Gang, a biker girl gang from Shinjuku who wind up in Kyoto and make a bid to take over the local girl gangs there.
In The gods must be crazy, an empty Coke bottle drops from the sky near Xixo, an African San hunter, who tries to return the bottle to the gods that must have dropped it. In The gods must be crazy II, Xixo's children become accidental stowaways on a poacher's truck and Xixo sets out to find them.
Years after his mother's death at a nuclear power plant in Japan, Ford Brody discovers a conspiracy to hide the fact that giant monsters exist. But it doesn't take long for the world to also find out, as a "Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism" attacks Hawaii, and Godzilla turns up.
A restored version of the spaghetti western tale of greed, revenge and epic warfare. Three ruthless outlaws avidly search for a treasure chest containing $200,000.
Han Xin's Revenge by Fava, Patrice (dir.)
Call Number: DVD 3444
Publication Date: 2005
The great general Han Xin, after five years of heroic battles on the side of Liu Bang, has finally defeated Xiang Yu, the powerful hegemon of Chu, thereby aiding in the rise to power of Liu Bang, who would become the Emperor Gaozu, founder of the Han dynasty. But the emperor was jealous of Han Xin's popularity and charisma, and had him assassinated, under the pretext that he was plotting against the throne. At his death, it is said, the sky turned black and his spirit was swept up into the beyond. His apotheosis is regarded as one of the great Daoist mysteries of the Hunan region. The history of his revenge against the emperor first became a local epic and then a liturgical drama, which the Daoists of today continue to stage.
While Lola prepares to celebrate her birthday, two assassins want to use her apartment to kill the president. It's a race against time if Lola is to foil their plot. Adapted from a popular comic strip.
"An elder ronin samurai arrives at a feudal lord's home and requests an honorable place to commit suicide. But when the ronin inquires about a younger samurai who arrived before him things take an unexpected turn." (www.imdb.com)
Tequila is a die-hard cop, hell-bent on bringing down the gun smugglers responsible for his partner's death. To avenge his partner's murder, Tequila joins forces with a rebel cop, and then the body count soars.
Adaptation of Shakespeare's patriotic historical drama that celebrates the English nation and the greatness of its King. Includes medieval battle sequences with a recreation of the Battle of Agincourt.
With supernatural skill and no fear a nameless soldier embarks on a mission of revenge against the fearsome army that massacred his people. Now, to achieve the justice he seeks, he must take on the empire's most ruthless assassins and reach the enemy he has sworn to defeat.
Hero Emperor Cheng Yaojin (Hun shi mo wang cheng yaojin) by Wenhua, Li (dir.)
Call Number: DVD 795
Publication Date: 2003
Kung Fu historical action comedy chock full of incredible stunts. The Demon Emperor Cheng Yaojin began as a simple fun loving roustabout, valuing his freedom above everything. He is forced to defend his freedom by a violent, self-indulgent ruler.
An action-packed thriller about how far one man will go to protect his family. Widowed ex-DEA agent Phil Broker retires to a quiet Southern town with his ten-year-old daughter and discovers that the idyllic setting is riddled with drugs and violence. When a riveting chain of events forces him to face off with psychotic local drug lord Gator Bodine, Broker must retaliate using the fearsome skills he hoped to keep in his past.
A scientist performs regeneration experiments on himself, and passes on the genes to his son, Bruce. Now Bruce is performing experiments that expose him to radiation and nanomeds, which combined with his unique genes, unleashes the Hulk.
In this ultra-slick, urban action comedy Mr. Slade comes out of retirement along with Jack Spade to try to clean up Mr. Big's neighborhood from crimes, drugs and the over use of gold chains as they take on the local gang boss in his hangout, the Big Brim Bar.
In the year 2035, robots are a common, trusted part of life. But that trust is broken when a scientist is found dead, and a skeptical Chicago police detective investigating the murder believes that a robot is responsible. It seems impossible for a robot to break the Three Laws of Robotics, for if that were to happen there would be nothing to stop them from taking over the world. Aiding the detective in his investigation is a psychologist who specializes in the psyches of robots. Will technology ultimately lead to mankind's salvation or annihilation?
Somewhere in the Middle East, undercover agent Victor Bystroletov arrives in one of the oil kingdoms posing as an international journalist. His true goal is to contact a former terrorist named Javad. It has been several years since the holy warrior lay down his weapons and disappeared. Interpol is looking for him, as are his former jihad brothers, who have put a death sentence on his head for betrayal.
Scientist Bruce Banner has been living in the shadows, scouring the earth for an antidote. Warmongers dream of abusing his powers and won't leave Bruce alone. He suffers from his constant need to be with the only woman he has ever love, Betty Ross, and Bruce knows that he must return to civilization. The brilliant doctor is ruthlessly pursued by a nightmarish beast of pure adrenaline and aggression called The Abomination whose powers match that of the Hulk. Now, a fight of epic proportions ensues as Bruce must call upon the hero within to rescue New York City from total destruction.
Bob and his wife Helen used to be among the world's greatest crime fighters, saving lives and battling evil on a daily basis. Fifteen years later, they have been forced to adopt civilian identities and retreat to the suburbs where they live "normal" lives with their three kids, Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack. Itching to get back into action, Bob gets his chance when a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island for a top secret assignment. He soon discovers that it will take a super family effort to rescue the world from total destruction.
Indy's Nazi enemies are back and have kidnapped his father, Professor Henry Jones, Sr. to get help in their search for the Holy Grail. Following a trail from America to Venice to the deserts of the Middle East, it's up to Indy to save his father, save the Grail and save the day.
Indiana Jones, his sidekick Short Round, and nightclub singer Willie Scott go from high-flying action above the Himalayas to a nail-biting runaway mine car chase and finally a spine-tingling escape from a fortress-like mine in India while on the trail of a sacred stone.
In the third installment of the serial, officer Lau must contend with a marriage on the skids, an internal investigation, and a young cop who reminds him of himself. The pressure, and fear of his identity being exposed, leads him to consider a new life.
"Maxim Kammerer fights for his love and freedom. He leads a rebel movement challenging the five greedy rulers. One of the rulers, Strannik, knows how dangerous Maxim can be. He makes up his mind to stop the young man at any cost. The last close fight will decide everything." www.imdb.com
Now that the world knows billionaire inventor Tony Stark is the armored superhero Iron Man, his life has suddenly become even more intense. Everyone wants in on the Iron Man technology, whether for power or profit, but for Ivan Vanko, it's revenge. With Pepper Potts and James 'Rhodey' Rhodes at his side, Stark must once again suit up and face his most dangerous enemy yet. Includes filmmaker commentary, deleted scenes, featurettes, music video, and more.
"The 4 Seasons Brothel is run by a ruthless madam, Lady Chun Yi. Countless young girls have been kidnapped or bought and then sold into a life of servitude and prostitution here.Ai Nu, an honest, but poor family's only daughter, is one of the newest girls that was recently kidnapped and sold to Lady Chun. To complicate matters even more, Lady Chun is a lesbian and quickly falls in love with the virginal Ai Nu, who will not let her spirit be broken and tries to escape again and again." www.imdb.com
When sadistic young thugs senselessly attack a brilliantly lethal ex-assassin, they have no idea that they've just awakened the boogeyman. With New York City as his bullet-riddled playground, Wick embarks on a merciless rampage, hunting down his adversaries with the skill and ruthlessness that made him an underworld legend.
David is a Jumper who can teleport himself anywhere in the world, which creates a fun and exciting life. Things turn deadly when David finds himself pursued by a secret organization sworn to kill Jumpers. He forms an uneasy alliance with another Jumper and becomes a player in a war that has been raging for thousands of years.
"A decidedly odd couple with ulterior motives convince Dr. Alan Grant to go to Isla Sorna (the second InGen dinosaur lab.), resulting in an unexpected landing...and unexpected new inhabitants on the island." (www.imdb.com)
Twenty-two years following the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now includes a completely functioning dinosaur theme park, as once envisioned by John Hammond. After ten years of operation and decline in visitors, a unique attraction is designed to ignite visitor's interest, which fails horribly.
Dre Parker finds himself in China after his mother's latest career move. He and classmate Mei Ying immediately fall for each other, but cultural differences make this friendship impossible. Even worse, his feelings make an enemy of class bully, Cheng who is quite adept at kung fu. Dre turns to maintenance man Mr. Han, who is secretly a kung fu master and learns that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm. However, Dre realizes that this may be the fight of his life.
Ordinary teenager and rabid comic-book geek Dave Lizewski captures the imagination of the public when he becomes the no-nonsense vigilante, Kick-Ass. After he teams up with the fearless father-daughter crime-fighting duo, Big Daddy and Hit-Girl, the three work together to take down the criminal empire of local Mafioso Frank D'Amico. But when D'Amico's son Chris is reborn as Red Mist, the showdown between the forces of good and evil will force Kick-Ass to live up to his name, or die trying.
" The costumed high-school hero Kick-Ass joins with a group of normal citizens who have been inspired to fight crime in costume. Meanwhile, the Red Mist plots an act of revenge that will affect everyone Kick-Ass knows." www.imdb.com
Four years after taking a bullet in the head at her own wedding, the bride emerges from a coma and decides it's time for payback ... with a vengeance. Having been gunned down by her former boss and his deadly squad of international assassins, it's a kill-or-be-killed fight. She didn't start this deadly series of events, but she is determined to finish the business.
The Bride continues on her deadly pursuit of her former partners in the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, who, in a furious assault, attempted to murder her and her unborn child on her wedding day. As the Bride faces off against allies-turned-nemeses Budd and Elle, she flashes back to the day of her deadly wedding. We learn how she was recruited and trained and about her relationship with Squad leader Bill.
A young martial artist battles his way into a national tournament in the name of love, honor, and revenge. His journey from young fighter in training to master of the Iron Fist delves deep into mythic kung fu lore and is laced with explosive action and dazzling fight sequences.
Young and beautiful actress Ann Darrow is from the world of 1930s vaudeville, who is down on her luck. She meets Carl Denham, an over-ambitious filmmaker, who brings her on an exploratory expedition to Skull Island where she finds compassion and the true meaning of humanity with an ape named Kong. Together, beauty and beast finally meet their fate in New York, where the filmmaker has taken and displayed the ape in the quest of finding his fame by using commercial exploitation which ultimately leads to catastrophe, including the man who falls in love with Ann and plays an unlikely hero by trying to save her from Kong and her destiny.
Based upon the acclaimed comic book, the movie tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
When a small-town girl named June (Diaz) meets a mysterious stranger, she thinks she's found the man of her dreams. But she soon discovers he's a fugitive super-spy, who thrusts her into a thrilling cat-and-mouse chase that spans the globe. As the bullets and sparks fly, June must decide if her 'Knight' in shining armor is a dangerous traitor or the love of her life.
The rousing story of lowborn William Thatcher's quest to change his stars, win the heart of an exceedingly fair maiden and rock his medieval world. Follow this fearless squire and his band of medieval misfits as they careen their way toward impossible glory that's part romance, part road trip and part exuberant swashbuckling.
Tormented Civil War veteran Capt. Nathan Algren is coerced by a mercenary officer to train the Japanese Emperor's troops in the use of modern weaponry. Opposing this modernization are the samurai warriors who are holding fast to their traditions of honor, despite their strategic disadvantage. As a captive of the samurai leader, Algren learns, appreciates, and adopts the samurai code, switching sides for a climactic battle that will put everyone's honor to the ultimate test.
A legion of superheroes, the likes of which mankind had never seen, must band together under the leadership of Allan Quatermain to save the world from "The Fantom" who is threatening to launch a global Armageddon.
Describes the achievements of Les Vampires, a secret society of criminals led by Irma Vep. The gang uses kidnapping, poisonous gas, heavy artillery, sexual domination and murder to gain power over the elite of Paris.
"A veteran cop, Murtaugh, is partnered with a young suicidal cop, Riggs. Both having one thing in common; hating working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers." www.imdb.com
James Bond battles the forces of black magic that hurtle him from the streets of New York City to Louisiana's bayou country. With charm, wit and deadly assurance, James takes on a powerful drug lord with a diabolical scheme to conquer the world.
As the power of the island to both heal and destroy comes into sharp focus, the lines between good and evil are blurred and loyalties are challenged when the survivors of the crash become tangled within the lives of the Others.
Four years after the disaster at Jurassic Park, dinosaurs have secretly survived on a nearby island and roam free. Now there is a more ominous threat--a plan to capture and bring the dinosaurs to the mainland. John Hammond sees a chance to redeem himself for his past mistakes and sends an expedition to reach the island before the mercenary team gets there. The two groups confront each other in the face of extreme danger and must team up for their own survival in a race against time.
A return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky. Haunted by his turbulent past, he believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord with his gangs, pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.
The citizens of a small Mexican farming village hire seven gun fighters to defend them from a ruthless and exploitative group of bandits led by Calvera. As Calvera's next raid approaches, the peasants and the gun fighters work together to prepare to defend the village.
Luca Carnali is a small-time mobster and pimp who ends up, through no fault of his own, in a web of a settlement of scores between two main men in the Mafia and is forced to fight against two killers from New York who were sent to Italy to eliminate him. The second film in a triology by Fernando Di Leo, along with Milano calibro 9 and I padroni della città.
A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.
" Neo and the rebel leaders estimate that they have 72 hours until 250,000 probes discover Zion and destroy it and its inhabitants. During this, Neo must decide how he can save Trinity from a dark fate in his dreams." www.imdb.com
Neo, Trinity, and Morpheus continue to lead the revolt against the Machine Army. In their quest to save the human race from extinction, they gain greater insight into the construction of The Matrix and Neo's pivotal role in the fate of mankind.
Agent J must travel back in time to MIB's early years in the 1960s and save his partner, Agent K, from being assassinated by an alien. Along the way, Agent J teams up with young Agent K and learns that there are secrets to the universe that Agent K never told him.
"When police officer Xavier Quinn's childhood friend, Maubee, becomes associated with murder and a briefcase full of ten thousand dollar bills, The Mighty Quinn must clear his name. Or try to catch him, which could be even trickier." www.imdb.com
In the first film of a trilogy, small-time gangster Ugo Piazza has just been released from prison. He tries to convince the police, the mafia, and his one-time associate Rocco, a sadistic hoodlum who enjoys sick violence and torture, that he wants to go straight, but everyone believes he has $300,000 of stolen money hidden somewhere.
Blamed for the terrorist bombing of the Kremlin, IMF operative Ethan Hunt is disavowed along with the rest of the agency when the President initiates 'Ghost Protocol'. Left without any resources or backup, Ethan must find a way to clear his agency's name and prevent another attack. To complicate matters further, Ethan is forced to embark on his mission with a team of fellow IMF fugitives whose personal motives he does not fully know.
"Japan's most famous samurai, Miyamoto Musashi, was an unmatched warrior whose innovative two-sword technique left him victorious in over 60 duels. Today, his philosophy lives on in The Book of Five Rings, his world-famous manual on battleground (and boardroom) strategy. This epic five-film series, based on the best-selling saga by Yoshikawa Eiji (over 120 million copies sold worldwide), portrays the definitive account of Musashi, and is regarded in Japan as the best film series adaptation on the life of the legendary swordsman." -- Container.
This lavish, impudent, adult fairly tale takes the viewer from 18th-century Braunschweig to St. Petersburg, Constantinople, Venice, and then to the moon using ingenious speciall effects, stunning location shooting, and a rich color palette. The famous Baron Munchhausen is called to the court of St. Petersburg. He becomes a favorite of the Tsarina, duels with a jealous Potemkin and recieves the gift of eternal life from the diabolical Cagliostro.
Kitty takes bloody vengeance for her father's muder and finds herself wounded and on the run from the Hong Kong police. She comes under the wing of Cyndy. Also cutting a gory swathe through Hong Kong's most corrupt criminals is lesbian hitwoman Princess, aided and abetted by her sidekick. The cop assigned to investigate the murders, Tinam, is still traumatised by the shoot-out that led to his brother's death. He falls for Kitty's seductive charms and finds himself caught in cross-fire between the various feisty femme fatales.
Larry Daley is a divorced father who can't seem to keep a job for more than a week. As a last resort, Larry applies for a job as a night shift security guard at the American Museum of Natural History. However, a seemingly easy job turns out to be an adventure when he finds that an ancient curse causes the "inhabitants" of the museum to come to life at night.
Based on the true story of the 9th company during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Young Soviet Army recruits are sent from boot camp directly into the war in Afghanistan. The men fought bravely, but were all killed during battle. The remaining survivor discovers that despite their calls for help, they were simply forgotten.
"Agent of special department "Piranha" Kirill Mazur and his colleague Olga go to the far north with the assignment to liquidate an underwater secret weapon lab in the guise of a mutual vacation. All of a sudden, they find themselves in the world where civilization laws are forgotten, and this deadly weapons are kept by gangsters who are controlled by a new "master of taiga" Prohor, whose leisure time is spent hunting at humans. Mazur didn't know that he would have to trade his familiar gun for a hand-made bone knife, and save his companion and himself instead of saving the world. For them, this safari in northern forests would be no less dangerous as for the live targets." www.imdb.com
A corrupt CIA agent forces El Mariachi out of hiding to help sabotage an assassination attempt on the president of Mexico by an evil cartel kingpin. El Mariachi has his own reason for helping - he is doing it for revenge.
When the head of his village's sacred Buddha statue is stolen, simple country boy Ting (Tony Jaa) is sent to Bangkok to retrieve it. He is trained in Muay Thai, but vowed never to use it. Once he arrives in the big city, however, he is forced to fight.
Secret agent Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, a.k.a. OSS 117 who in the tradition of Maxwell Smart and Inspector Clouseau somehow succeeds in spite of his ineptitude. After a fellow agent is murdered, Hubert is ordered to take his place.
" As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse." www.imdb.com
" A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist." www.imdb.com
A hero of the French and Indian conflict, Benjamin Martin had renounced fighting forever to raise his family in peace. However, when British troops arrive at his South Carolina home and endanger his family, he takes up arms alongside his idealistic patriot son, Gabriel.
The film is a screen adaptation of an actual event: a Soviet liner transporting tons of opium for pharmaceutical use is hijacked by modern-day pirates, who try to kill the entire crew so that there will be no witnesses.
"On New Year's Eve, the luxury ocean liner, Poseidon, capsizes after being swamped by a rogue wave. The survivors are left to fight for survival as they attempt to escape the sinking ship." www.imdb.com
Royce is a mercenary who reluctantly leads a group of elite warriors mysteriously brought together on a jungle planet. But when these cold-blooded human 'predators' find themselves in all-out war against a new breed of alien Predators, it's the ultimate showdown between hunter and prey.
Is there solace in revenge? Reeling from the events of Casino Royale, 007 is determined to find out who was pulling the strings. Bond pursues the agents of an assassination attempt on "M," and all those roads lead to Dominic Greene, a world-renowned developer of green technology. MI-6, upset by Bond's investigative methods, denounces him. So Bond must call in favors and partner up with the mysterious and feisty Camille, a woman with a mission of her own. Bond follows the trail that begins in Italy, with stops in Haiti, Austria, Panama, and finally to Bolivia, while "M" wonders if she can trust Bond, or if vengeance possesses him.
An aging warlord decides to split his kingdom between his three sons, who will live in three separate castles. The two eldest sons are quite happy, but the youngest thinks his father has gone mad, and predicts that it won't be long until the two older brothers are fighting with each other.
With no market for his herd, the master of a vast cattle ranch and his son decide to head the first cattle drive over the now famous Chisholm Trail, past the Red River, into Missouri. The path is filled with hardship and the drive looks hopeless as the men struggle to prevail.
Takes the viewer on a high-speed Ferrari ride through the early morning streets of Paris, passing its most famous districts and giving a split second glimpse of well-known monuments and buildings. Narrowly avoiding pedestrians, policemen, and other traffic the driver concludes his journey atop the hill at Sacre Coeur.
" Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick's past." www.imdb.com
A legendary bouncer comes to Jasper, Missouri, for a special purpose: to restore order at the notorious Double Duece bar. In one spectacular fight after another, Dalton rids the bar of thugs and henchmen. But when he runs afoul of a ruthless crime boss, the state is set for a blistering showdown that will leave only one man standing.
RoboCop is designed to stop a crimewave which is spreading all across America. The cyborg, created from the body of a slain Detroit police officer, is programmed to serve the public trust, uphold the law and protect the innocent. All goes well at first and Robocop stops every sleaze ball he encounters, but there are forces which will stop at nothing to see him eliminated.
The discovery of a top-secret jetpack hurls test pilot Cliff Secord into a daring adventure of mystery, suspense and intrigue! Cliff encounters an assortment of ruthless villains, led by a Hollywood screen star who's a secret Nazi spy. With the help of his actress girlfriend, the young pilot battles enormous odds to defeat his foes, who are anxious to use the device in an evil plan to rule the world! The dangerous mission transforms the ordinary young man into an extraordinary hero!
In the year 44 B.C., Julius Caesar has been assassinated and civil war threatens to destroy the Republic. In the void left by Caesar's demise, egos clash and numerous players jockey for position. The brutally ambitious Mark Antony attempts to solidify his power, aligning himself with Atia, but coming to blows with her cunning son Octavian, who has been anointed in Caesar's will as his only son and heir. Meanwhile, Titus Pullo attempts to pull his friend Lucius Vorenus out of the darkness that has engulfed his soul in the wake of personal tragedy.
Danny Dravot and Peachy Carnehan leave 19th century India and set out for the isolated, primitive land of Kafiristan, whose people haven't seen an outsider in hundreds of years. Peachy becomes lord of the kingdom's treasury, a huge chamber spilling over with limitless gold and priceless rare jewels. Danny is first crowned king, then, declared a god.
Set against the golden age of Formula One racing in the 1970s, Rush is based on the true story of a spectacular sporting rivalry between English playboy James Hunt, and his structured, intelligent opponent, Austrian driver Niki Lauda.
"Tobin Frost..., one of the CIA's most dangerous traitors, resurfaces in South Africa after eluding capture for almost a decade. During Frost's interrogation, the safe house where he is being held in is attacked by brutal mercenaries forcing rookie agent Matt Weston ... to take the infamous Frost on the run. As the masterful manipulator toys with his reluctant protégé, shaking the young operative's morality and idealism, the unlikely allies must fight to stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them dead"--Container.
A tragic tale of two honorable swordsmen whose clans are embroiled in a blood feud, and who vie for the same woman. Betrayal, dishonor and death ensue in this classic samurai story of love and revenge.
An offshoot of a Japanese television series of the same name, "Three outlaw samurai" is a classic in its own right. A wandering, seen-it-all ronin becomes entangled in the dangerous business of two other samurai hired to execute a band of peasants who have kidnapped the daughter of a corrupt magistrate.
"An exciting story of organized crime's brutal control over Chicago during the Prohibition Era ... This compelling tale of ambition, betrayal and revenge is a groundbreaking masterpiece that influenced all gangster films to follow"--Container.
Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim. A bass guitarist for garage band Sex Bob-omb, the 22-year-old has just met the girl of his dreams, literally. The only catch to winning Ramona Flowers? Her seven evil exes are coming to kill him. As Scott gets closer to Ramona, he must face an increasingly vicious rogues' gallery from her past, from infamous skateboarders to vegan rock stars and fearsome identical twins. If he hopes to win his true love, he must vanquish them all.
"Artem Kolchin was one of many, but he wanted glory. And he has chosen the way: he became the boxer. Now Artem the applicant for a champion title, fighter, known worldwide as Great White Hope. But the main fight in his life has not gone how he expected..." www.imdb.com
Detective John Shaft is hired by a Harlem mobster to find his kidnapped teenage daughter and finds himself up against some Mafia chieftains who want to take over a chunk of the black underworld's uptown territory.
Two cultures collide when East meets West in Shanghai Noon. Chan goes West to rescue the beautiful kidnapped Princess Pei Pei. When he meets up with laid-back outlaw cowboy dude Roy O'Bannon the best mismatch ever made in the rough and tumble Old West.
After finally catching serial killer and occult 'sorcerer' Lord Blackwood, legendary sleuth Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson can close yet another successful case. After his execution, Blackwood mysteriously returns from the grave and resumes his killing spree, Holmes must take up the hunt once again. Contending with Watson's new fiancée and the dimwitted head of Scotland Yard, the determined detective must unravel the clues that will lead him into a twisted web of murder, deceit, and black magic, not to mention the deadly embrace of temptress Irene Adler.
This is an unapologetic raw urban drama about two friends raised on the dangerous streets of Kingston, Jamaica. Biggs and Wayne take on the "shotta" (Jamaican term for gangster) way of life to survive.
Based on a true legend of how 108 rebel heroes living in the mountains were able to defeat repeated invation from Sung armies, and revenge against the vile Golden Spear army for the murder of their great leader.
A dream vacation turns into a tropical nightmare when a rough-hewn cargo pilot takes a sharp-tongued yuppie on a quick flight to Tahiti, only to crash in a storm, stranding the two on a deserted island.
Tsar Boris Godunov and his family are brutally slaughtered. Russia decends into a country of chaos. Andrey is the only witness to the massacre. Guided by faith and mysticism he transforms himself from a servant to a cavalier and sets off on a quest to save Princess Ksenia, who is the missing daughter of Godunov. Andrey joins forces with the people's army leader, Prince Pozharski, and faces down the Polish army in an explosive battle for Moscow.
Adam is an ace pilot in the very near future who is having a serious identity crisis. An evil corporation illegally cloned him, and now they're trying to kill him to hide the evidence. Torn from his beloved family and faced with a shocking exact duplicate of himself, Adam races against time to reclaim his life and save the world from the underground cloning movement.
"After New York City receives a series of attacks from giant flying robots, a reporter teams up with a pilot in search of their origin, as well as the reason for the disappearances of famous scientists around the world." www.imdb.com
Nemuri Kyoshiro, the half-breed son of a Japanese noblewoman raped by a Christian missionary, lives only for the moment, amused by the chaos that surrounds him. But those who decide to use him for their own ends soon discover that they have made a fatal error. For Kyoshiro wields the fabled Musuo-Masamune blade and is master of the most subtle and deadly technique in all of sword-play: the Full-Moon cut. All those who challenge him must face the Sleepy Eyes of Death.
Nemuri Kyoshiro, the half-breed son of a Japanese noblewoman raped by a Christian missionary, lives only for the moment, amused by the chaos that surrounds him. But those who decide to use him for their own ends soon discover that they have made a fatal error. For Kyoshiro wields the fabled Musuo-Masamune blade and is master of the most subtle and deadly technique in all of sword-play: the Full-Moon cut. All those who challenge him must face the Sleepy Eyes of Death.
A sixteen-year-old boy heads west on a journey across the nineteenth century American frontier in search of the woman he loves. He encounters a mysterious traveler named Silas, who protects him from the savage elements and outlaws in a lawless land. But is Silas really watching out for him, or is he tied to the band of thieves tracking their every step?
"Jackie Chan is a boy who is used as a janitor at his kung-fu school. Jackie Chan can't fight and is always getting bullied by the teachers and pupils. One day an old man helps Jackie train in an art of kung-fu called the ' Snake's Fist '. Jackie doesn't get bullied again. Then Jacki creates his own style and mixes it with the Snake's Fist. His style is based on the movement and actions of a cat. One day the old man is in trouble by a man who does ' The Eagle's Claw' and Jackie helps the old man." www.imdb.com
A father's teenage son is wrongly accused of a drug distribution crime and is looking at a mandatory minimum prison sentence of ten years. Desperate and determined to rescue his son at all costs, he makes a deal with the U.S. attorney to work as an undercover informant and infiltrate a drug cartel on a dangerous mission, risking everything, including his family and his own life.
Snow White is the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman who was dispatched to kill her.
Billy "The Great" Hope, reigning Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World, seemingly has it all: an impressive career, a beautiful and loving wife, an adorable daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. When tragedy strikes and his lifelong manager and friend leaves him behind, Hope hits rock bottom and turns to an unlikely savior at a run-down local gym: Tick Willis, a retired fighter and trainer to the city's toughest amateur boxers.
After being bitten by a radioactive spider on a school field trip, Peter Parker finds himself gaining spider-like qualities. Adopting the name Spider-Man, Peter first uses his new skills to make money, but when the Green Goblin, another altered super-human, kills Peter's uncle, he swears to use his "spider-skills" to fight evil. Along the way he has to juggle a new job as a local reporter, and a budding romance with a beautiful former-classmate, MJ.
Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man, is desperately trying to balance his dual identities. He can't keep up at college, pay his rent, or seem to make amends with his estranged best friend Harry and his beloved Mary Jane is more skeptical than ever. Peter begins to notice that he's losing some of his powers and wonders if the cost of being a superhero isn't too high. Meanwhile Peter's idol, the renowned scientist Otto Octavius, has turned into a maniacal cyborg after a failed science experiment. Peter realizes he must decide between the ordinary life he so desires and the responsibilities of retaining his secret identity to stop "Doc Ock" and save New York City from destruction.
" Four college girls hold up a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation. While partying/drinking/taking drugs they are arrested only to be bailed out by a drug and arms dealer." www.imdb.com
"With the assistance of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using his son's life-generating device, the Genesis Device, as the ultimate weapon." www.imdb.com
As imminent conflict brews between the powerful Trade Federation and the peaceful planet of Naboo, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi travel to Naboo to warn the Queen of the galactic fallout which is to follow. Eventually, Naboo is invaded forcing the Jedis to evacuate the planet with the Queen and her court. They travel to the desert planet of Tatooine where they meet a slave boy called Anakin Skywalker who is evidently one with the Force. They enlist his help in fighting the war, while the Jedis confront one of the Dark Jedis behind the invasion, Darth Maul, while his master Darth Sidious continues to lead the invasion as a "phantom" behind the scenes.
Ten years after the events of Phantom menace, Senator Padme Amidala survives an assassination attempt. The Jedi Council send Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker to protect her. After tracking the assassin, Obi-Wan is sent to Kamino to continue investigating while Anakin is sent with Amidala to Naboo, where they begin to fall in love. Obi-Wan's investigation leads to a connection between the assassination attempt and a separatist movement, which could bring the Republic to the brink of civil war.
Torn between loyalty to his mentor, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and the seductive powers of the Sith, Anakin Skywalker ultimately turns his back on the Jedi. This begins his complete journey to the dark side and his transformation into Darth Vader.
A rebel ship is being boarded by the tyrannical Darth Vader. Luke Skywalker, with his new allies, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Ben Kenobi, C-3PO, and R2-D2, attempt to rescue rebel leader, Princess Leia, from the clutches of the Empire. The conclusion is culminated as the Rebels, including Skywalker and flying ace Wedge Antilles make an attack on the Empire's most powerful and ominous weapon, the Death Star.
"After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke." www.imdb.com
"After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the rebels attempt to destroy the second Death Star, while Luke struggles to make Vader return from the dark side of the Force." www.imdb.com
Sensitive to outcries of police brutality, San Francisco Detective Harry Callahan's bosses send him on an out-of-town assignment until events cool down. But wherever Harry goes, things just get hotter. This time, he is tracking a traumatized rape victim who coldly guns down her bygone attackers-- and as secrets come to light, starts striking an empathetic chord in the pursuing lawman.
Priest is a cocaine dealer who is just smart enough to know that there's no real future in dealing coke, and makes a proposal to his partner Eddie that would leave them with a million dollar profit each. But Scatter, the dealer who set Priest up in the cocaine trade, is both unwilling and unable to sell them that much product. As Priest looks for a new source for his big score, one of his underlings, Fat Freddie is picked up by the police. Freddie tells the cops about Priest's underground empire. Priest is confronted by the cops and learns they want to become his partner.
Scientist Jor-El builds a spaceship to send his infant son, Kal-El, away from the doomed alien planet of Krypton. The child lands on Earth where he is discovered by farmers, Jonathan and Martha Kent, who raise him as their son and name him Clark. As he grows, Clark discovers he has superhuman abilities and vows to protect his adopted homeworld. Clark maintains his secret identity as a newspaper reporter in the city of Metropolis, but helps mankind under the legendary guise of Superman, the man of steel. Disc 1. Original 1978 theatrical version (143 min.) Disc 2. 2000 expanded edition (151 min.)
After three Kryptonian criminals escape imprisonment from the Phantom Zone, they discover they have superhuman abilities that rival those of Superman. Led by General Zod, the trio head to Earth where they plan to enslave the planet with the help of Lex Luthor. Meanwhile, the man of steel must make the difficult decision to live a mortal life as Clark Kent or retain his powers as Superman and remain the Earth's protector.
A wealthy businessman manipulates a genius, Gus Gorman, who attempts to defeat Superman through a combination of computer technology and red Kryptonite. Superman's human side comes out as he sees Lana Lang at his Smallville High School class reunion. However, the use of the red Kryptonite yields unexpected results and Superman is forced to face his greatest enemy, himself.
To make the world safe for nuclear arms merchants, Lex Luthor creates a new super being to challenge Superman: the radiation-charged Nuclear Man. The two foes clash in an explosive extravaganza that sees Superman saving the Statue of Liberty, pluging a volcanic eruption at Mount Etna and rebuilding the demolished Great Wall of China.
Following a mysterious absence of several years, the man of Steel returns to Earth. While archenemy Lex Luthor plots to render him powerless once and for all, Superman faces the realization that Lois Lane has moved on with her life.
"Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates." www.imdb.com
Kim is seventeen years-old and the pride and joy of her father, the ex-CIA agent Bryan Mills. Kim convinces the reluctant Bryan to sign an authorization form so she can travel to Paris with her friend Amanda. When they arrive, they share a cab with a stranger named Peter. Amanda tells him that they are alone in Paris. While Bryan is on the phone with Kim, Albanian gang members break into the apartment where the girls are staying. Bryan has Kim give him a detailed description of what she sees and hears. He tells her she is about to be kidnapped. Bryan promises Kim that he will come and get her. He immediately travels to Paris to find Kim and Amanda. He has four days to find her and he uses his special skills and contacts to get her back and seek his revenge.
Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills, an ex-CIA operative who finds himself taken hostage along with his wife. To survive, Bryan must enlist the help of an unlikely ally and use his brutally efficient skills to take out his kidnappers.
Ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose long awaited reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered, must use his 'particular set of skills' to track down the real killers, exact his unique brand of justice, and protect the only thing that matters to him now: his daughter.
" Popular Broadway actor Gary Johnston is recruited by the elite counter-terrorism organization Team America: World Police. As the world begins to crumble around him, he must battle with terrorists, celebrities and falling in love." www.imdb.com
" A human-looking indestructible cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs." www.imdb.com
"Third world cop" is set in the edgy, mean streets of modern day Kingston, Jamaica. Capone, a star crime fighter, is transferred back to his hometown, where he is reunited with his friend Ratty who is the right hand of the notorious local don. Torn between their obligations and their personal histories, each man offers the other the chance to make a change. Unwilling and ultimately unable to alter the course their lives have taken, the movie follows Capone and Ratty to a tragic and violent finale.
Building the Titanic has been a huge financial effort, and White Star Line president Bruce Ismay wants her maiden voyage to hit the headlines. It is at Ismay's urging that Capt. Edward J. Smith pushes for a record speed in their voyage to New York, and that eventually sows the seeds for later disaster. This Titanic features a number of rich, decadent British passengers and a handful of noble German peasants. Ends with the court tribunal acquitting Ismay of any wrong-doing for the sinking of the great ship.
Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank, jaded by disillusionment, and Casey, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as "Tomorrowland". What they must do there changes the world-and them-forever.
" Autobots must escape sight from a bounty hunter who takes control of the human serendipity: Unexpectedly, Optimus Prime and his remaining gang turn to a mechanic and his daughter for help." www.imdb.com
A geophysical team, who are investigating the effect of radiation from other solar systems has on the Earth, learn that the core of the Earth is heating up and warn the President of the United States. While the leaders of the world race to build 'arks' to escape the impending doom, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes of unprecedented strength wreak havoc all over the world.
After making their way through high school twice, big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership.
DEA agent Bobby Trench and U.S. naval intelligence officer Marcus Stigman are working undercover for a narcotics business. After a distorted attempt to infiltrate the drug cartel, they soon learn the secret of their dubious affiliation.
With the Cold War over and defense budgets slashed, the entire Universal Soldier team is facing elimination, including S.E.T.H., the super-computer that controls the ultra-warriors. S.E.T.H decides to seek revenge by destroying his creators and implementing a reign of terror on the outside world.
A runaway train, transporting deadly, toxic chemicals, is barreling down on Scranton, Pennsylvania, and only two men can stop it: a veteran engineer and a young conductor. Thousands of lives hang in the balance as these ordinary heroes attempt to chase down one million tons of hurtling steel and prevent an epic disaster.
Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, the story of a young working-class woman, Evey, who is rescued from danger by a masked man who calls himself "V." Charismatic and ferociously skilled in the arts of combat and deception, "V" ignites a revolution when he urges his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression. As Evey uncovers the truth about 'V's' mysterious background, she also discovers the truth about herself. She becomes his ally in his plan to bring freedom and justice to a cruel and corrupt society.
A man bets that he can drive from Denver to San Francisco in fifteen hours. Along the road, he meets an old prospector, a snake worshipper, a faith healer, a white medicine man, a nude woman on a motorcycle, and a blind DJ who talks to him on the air and turns him into an instant cult hero.
While hiding from the police, Jean meets the Widow Couderc, a farmer's widow, and becomes her servant and lover. At the end the police discover his hide-out, encircle the farm and start moving in on him.
O2 is an ex-con who is trying to go straight. His life takes a deadly turn when his son gets kidnapped in a carjacking and held for ransom by a ruthless druglord. With a street-smart hustler as his partner and his shady cousin along for the ride, O2 races through the violent streets of Los Angeles in a desperate attempt to outsmart rival gangs and save his son.
Wes is 25 years old and is a disaffected, clock-punching drone. His boss chews him out hourly, his girlfriend ignores him routinely, and his life plods on in interminable boredom and routine. Everyone knows Wes will amount to nothing - that is until he meets the sexy woman named Fox, and then everything changes. Wes' estranged father is murdered, and the deadly Fox recruits him into The Fraternity, a secret society that trains him to avenge his father's death, by unlocking his dormant powers. Fox teaches Wes how to develop his lightning-quick reflexes and phenomenal agility. He discovers that The Fraternity lives by an ancient, unbreakable code: to carry out the death orders given by emotionless Fate itself.
In the United States, costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society. But, when one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed-up, but no less determined, masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover the plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion, a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers, Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future.
A soldier of the Red Army named Sukhov has been fighting in the Russian Civil War in Russian Asia for many years. Just as he is about to return home to his wife, Sukhov is chosen to guard and protect the harem of a guerilla leader (Abdulla). Abdulla is wanted by the Red Army and left his harem behind because the women hindered him. This film is the best in that peculiar genre which flourished in the Soviet times under the unofficial name of "Ostern", a Russian style Western, with West replaced by East and the word "Ostern" being a pun on the German equivalent for "East".
A yound swordman named Fox is on a quest to recover a sacred scroll stolen from the imperial library. The scroll contains the secret to a powerful martial arts technique. Whoever possesses it is assured of martial arts supremacy. The eunuch guardians want it back at all costs. So do many warring martial arts factions. they are all more than willing to kill and get it. This leads to betrayal, double crosses and broken allegiances, culminating in a spectacular showdown.
With an entirely new set of actors, this movie continues the story from Swordsman (1990). Blademaster and his martial arts school decide to retire to a distant mountain. Before leaving, he visits his friends, a tribe of snake-wielding women warriors. He finds that they have been attacked, and their leader, Princess Yin-Yin, toward whom he has some romantic feelings, has been abducted. The attacker is her evil uncle Fong, who years before overthrew Yin-Yin's father and took over their sect. Fong also has possession of a sacred scroll which tells how to achieve ultimate martial arts power. Blademaster decides to help Yin-Yin and her imprisoned father, and his romantic complications deepen when his childhood chum and Yin-Yin are joined by a new rival. Blademaster thinks she is an innocent village girl he has saved, but in fact she is Fong! The process of gaining ultimate martial arts power requires self- castration and transmogrification into female form."
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Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their superhuman powers for the first time, working together in a desperate attempt to stop the Hellfire Club and a global nuclear war.
Somewhere in the wilds of northwest Canada in the early 1800s, Logan and Victor, two half-brothers with special powers grow up amid violence. Eventually they will become the near-indestructible warriors known as Wolverine and Sabretooth. William Stryker is a sinister government operative whose Weapon X program experiments keep pulling Wolverine back in. Kayla Silverfox shares a peaceful Canadian co-existence with Wolverine as he tries to drop out of the program. Along the way, Wolverine encounters many mutants, both familiar and new.
"When a cure is found to treat mutations, lines are drawn amongst the X-Men, led by Professor Charles Xavier, and the Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organized under Xavier's former ally, Magneto." www.imdb.com
The series is loosely based on the serialized two-volume novel by Koichi Iiboshi that chronicles the Hiroshima gang war that lasted nearly twenty five years. The series revolves around Shozo Hirono, an ex-soldier living in Hiroshima after World War II.
Watch an epic action feature inspired by the life and times of the legendary kung fu master, Ip Man, who mentored Bruce Lee. The story spans the tumultuous Republican era that followed the fall of China's last dynasty, a time of chaos, division, and war that was also the golden age of Chinese martial arts.
"The destiny of three soldiers during World War II. The German officer Christian Diestl approves less and less of the war. Jewish-American Noah Ackerman deals with antisemitism at home and in the army while entertainer Michael Whiteacre transforms from playboy to hero." www.imdb.com
"From cutting classes to brawling in the streets, Yusuke Urameshi is not your typical role model. In fact, this kid's nothing more than a fourteen-year-old delinquent with a talent for trouble. But in a single selfless act Yusuke dies while saving another. For such noble sacrifice he is given a second chance at life, but it's to be a life far different than the one left behind. Now a Spirit Detective, the young man must track down demons and humans alike who desire to rule over the three realms of reality"--Container
Survival is the order of the day as Yusuke and his allies face off against the worst that the Demon World has to offer. Locked into a competition set up by the criminal underground, more than the fighters' lives are on the line. Contains episodes 29-56.
The Dark Tournament has come down to a final grudge match and Yusuke's full wrath is unleashed as a friend's blood stains the arena floor. There will be no time for rest or recovery as kidnapping follows victory.
"The gateway between worlds lies open and past must battle present, but with Yusuke's final death his friends rush onward. Risen once more with the blood of ages coursing through his veins, the young man sheds humanity as the war shifts realms to the land of demons. Three legendary kings seek power where only one can rule, and friends are enlisted as champions to become foes in the final struggle for control. From troubled teen to royalty, Yusuke's final chapter unfolds"--Container
In the summer of 1944 a group of Russian snipers with the radio call sign "Star" are sent on a dangerous reconnaissance operation behind the Nazi front line. Having found the location of German tank concentration, they struggle to report their information to headquarters.
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