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The Spook Who Sat by the Door (1973) Ivan Dixon, Lawrence Cook, Janet League, Paula Kelly, Action, Drama, Crime

The Spook Who Sat by the Door (Ivan Dixon, 1973)
In order to improve his standing with Black voters, a White Senator starts a campaign for the CIA to recruit Black agents. However, all are graded on a curve and doomed to fail, save for a soft-spoken veteran named Dan Freeman. After grueling training in guerrilla warfare, clandestine operations and unarmed combat, he is assigned a meager job as the CIA’s token Black employee. After five years of racist and stereotyped treatment by his superiors, he quietly resigns to return to his native Chicago to work for a social services agency…by day. By night, he trains a street gang to be the vanguard in an upcoming race war, using all that the CIA has taught him…
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The Woman in Black (1989) Herbert Wise, Adrian Rawlins, Bernard Hepton, David Daker, Horror, Mystery

The Woman in Black (Herbert Wise, 1989)
When a friendless old widow dies in the seaside town of Crythin, a young solicitor is sent by his firm to settle the estate. The lawyer finds the townspeople reluctant to talk about or go near the woman’s dreary home and no one will explain or even acknowledge the menacing woman in black he keeps seeing. Ignoring the towns-people’s cryptic warnings, he goes to the house where he discovers its horrible history and becomes ensnared in its even more horrible legacy.
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Vampire Hunter D / Kyûketsuki hantâ D (1985) Toyoo Ashida, Kaneto Shiozawa, Michie Tomizawa, Seizô Katô, Animation, Action, Fantasy

Vampire Hunter D (1985)
D, a haunted half-human, half-vampire warrior, wanders the countryside of a feudalistic future, hunting his own kind while battling his own evil nature. Like a rogue samurai, the silent, solitary hero wanders into a small hamlet terrorized by the all-powerful Count, a monstrous vampire lord, and his demonic minions from a castle that casts a long shadow over the countryside. The Count has claimed the human Doris (who wields a mean cutlass herself) as his bride. D becomes her protector and–when she’s captured by the Count’s shape-shifting minions–her savior.
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The Sexplorer / Girl From Starship Venus (1975) Derek Ford, Monika Ringwald, Mark Jones, Andrew Grant, Comedy, Sci-fi, Sexploitation, Erotic

The Sexplorer (1975)
A spaceship from Venus arrives in London’s Piccadilly Circus of all places. One alien visitor takes the form of a, usually naked, blonde hottie. Our alien sexpot goes about exploring the strange and seedy world of 70’s London. People are both shocked and turned on by this childlike creature. Filled to the brim with nudity, laughs and some interesting music too.
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Striking Distance (1993) Rowdy Herrington, Bruce Willis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Dennis Farina, Action, Crime, Mystery

Striking Distance (1993)
A serial killer is back in Pittsburgh to torment the former homicide detective who was on his trail years before. Tom Hardy, who has been relegated to water-way duty, along with new partner Jo Christman, navigate the three rivers looking for clues and discovering bodies. This time the victims are women Tom knows, he must find the killer to prove his innocence.
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The Spirit (2008) Frank Miller, Gabriel Macht, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Action, Crime, Fantasy

The Spirit (2008)
Down these mean streets a man must come. A hero born, murdered, and born again. When a Rookie cop named Denny Colt returns from the beyond as The Spirit, a hero whose mission is to fight against the bad forces from the shadows of Central City. The Octopus who kills anyone unfortunate enough to see his face who has other plans. He’s going to wipe out the entire city. The Spirit tracks this cold hearted killer from the city’s rundown warehouses, to the damp catacombs, to the windswept waterfront all the while facing a bevy of beautiful women who either want to seduce, love or kill the masked crusader.
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Irene (1940) Herbert Wilcox, Anna Neagle, Ray Milland, Roland Young, Comedy, Musical, Romance

Irene (Herbert Wilcox, 1940)
Sent by her employers on an errand to the home of the wealthy Mrs. Vincent, Irene O’Dare meets Don, a friend of Bob, Mrs. Vincent’s son. Attracted to Irene, Don decides to invest some money in Bob’s latest venture, the “Madame Lucy” dress shop, in order to give Irene a job there as a model. She is very successful and Bob also becomes attracted to her. Smith, the manager assigns Irene and other models to display gowns at Mrs. Vincent’s charity ball, but Irene ruins the gown she was to wear, and appears instead in a quaint blue dress that had belonged to her mother… and it is a big hit. A guest, Princess Minetti, places her as the niece of Ireland’s Lady O’Dare, and Irene does not deny the relationship. Smith decides to set her up in a Park Avenue suite as the niece of Lady O’Dare, so that she can attend socially important gatherings wearing and displaying, of course, Madame Lucy gowns. A jealous model tells the truth to a newspaper columnist who writes an expose, which somewhat …
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The Clairvoyant (1935) Maurice Elvey, Claude Rains, Fay Wray, Mary Clare, Drama, Mystery, Romance

The Clairvoyant (Maurice Elvey, 1935)
Maximus, a small-time music hall mind reader, has frightening flashes of precognition; but he cannot predict or control them …until he realizes he has them in the presence of Christine, attractive daughter of a publisher, who makes Rene, his equally lovely wife, wretchedly jealous. But worse trouble comes to Maximus when he’s accused of causing a disaster he predicted.
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Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake (1942) John Cromwell, Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, George Sanders, Adventure, Drama, Romance

Son of Fury The Story of Benjamin Blake (John Cromwell, 1942)
Sir Arthur Blake has inherited title and lands from his brother. He also has his orphaned nephew Benjamin working for him as a bonded servant. While he believes the lad was born out of wedlock and so cannot claim the inheritance, he is taking no chances. Benjamin eventually rebels against his uncle and sets sail to try and make his fortune. This may enable him to return to prove his claim to being the rightful heir to the estate.
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The Rare Breed (1966) Andrew V. McLaglen, James Stewart, Maureen O’Hara, Brian Keith, Drama, Romance, Western

The Rare Breed (Andrew V. McLaglen, 1966)
When her husband dies en route to America, Martha Price and her daughter Hilary are left to carry out his dream: the introduction of Hereford cattle into the American West. They enlist Sam “Bulldog” Burnett in their efforts to transport their lone bull, a Hereford named Vindicator, to a breeder in Texas, but the trail is fraught with danger and even Burnett doubts the survival potential of this “rare breed” of cattle.
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