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King of the Wild Frontier (1955) + Davy Crockett and the River Pirates (1956) Family, Adventure, Comedy, Western

Davy Crockett
Put on your coonskin cap and get set to travel back to the days when the nation was young and its roads were paved with nothing but action and adventure! It was a big country – full of bold dreams, larger-than-life characters and an untamed frontier that stretched farther than the eye could see. And now, for the first time ever, a legend comes to life as Davy Crockett makes his Blu-ray debut in two of Disney’s best-loved classics: DAVY CROCKETT, KING OF THE WILD FRONTIER and DAVE CROCKETT AND THE RIVER PIRATES. Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the tales that~introduced America to one of its most fearless folk heroes.
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The Sex Thief (1974) Martin Campbell, Jennifer Westbrook, David Warbeck, Henry Rayner, Comedy

The Sex Thief (1974)
GoldenEye and Casino Royale director Martin Campbell’s first film was a low-budget sex romp called The Sex Thief, intended as an homage to the James Bond series. Irresistible to women, the roguish title character (David Warbeck) channels his inner Connery, muttering witty double entendres, relishing the danger of his secret mission, forever sidetracked by beautiful women.
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The Towering Inferno (1974) John Guillermin, Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, William Holden, Action, Thriller, Drama

The Towering Inferno (1974)
Doug Roberts, Architect, returns from a long vacation to find work nearly completed on his skyscraper. He goes to the party that night concerned he’s found that his wiring specifications have not been followed and that the building continues to develop short circuits. When the fire begins, Michael O’Halleran is the chief on duty as a series of daring rescues punctuate the terror of a building too tall to have a fire successfully fought from the ground.
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The Time Machine (1960) George Pal, Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux, Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi

The Time Machine (1960)
On January 5, 1900, a disheveled looking H.G. Wells – George to his friends – arrives late to his own dinner party. He tells his guests of his travels in his time machine, the work about which his friends knew. They were also unbelieving, and skeptical of any practical use if it did indeed work. George knew that his machine was stationary in geographic position, but he did not account for changes in what happens over time to that location. He also learns that the machine is not impervious and he is not immune to those who do not understand him or the machine’s purpose. George tells his friends that he did not find the Utopian society he so wished had developed. He mentions specifically a civilization several thousand years into the future which consists of the subterranean morlocks and the surface dwelling eloi, who on first glance lead a carefree life. Despite all these issues, love can still bloom over the spread of millennia.
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High Noon (1952) Fred Zinnemann, Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Western

High Noon (1952)
On the day he gets married and hangs up his badge, lawman Will Kane is told that a man he sent to prison years before, Frank Miller, is returning on the noon train to exact his revenge. Having initially decided to leave with his new spouse, Will decides he must go back and face Miller. However, when he seeks the help of the townspeople he has protected for so long, they turn their backs on him. It seems Kane may have to face Miller alone, as well as the rest of Miller’s gang, who are waiting for him at the station…
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Starship Troopers (1997) Paul Verhoeven, Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer, Action, Sci-Fi

Starship Troopers (1997)
From the bridge of the Fleet Battlestation Ticonderoga, with its sweeping galactic views, to the desolate terrain of planet Klendathu, teeming with shrieking, fire-spitting, brain-sucking special effects creatures, acclaimed director Paul Verhoeven crafts a dazzling epic based on Robert A. Heinlein’s classic sci-fi adventure about the courageous soldiers who travel to the distant and desolate Klendathu system for the ultimate showdown between the species.
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Despair (1978) Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Dirk Bogarde, Andréa Ferréol, Klaus Löwitsch, Drama

Despair (1978)
Germany in the early 1930s. Against the backdrop of the Nazis’ rise, Hermann Hermann, a Russian émigré and chocolate magnate, goes slowly mad. It begins with his seating himself in a chair to observe himself making love to his wife, Lydia, a zaftig empty-headed siren who is also sleeping with her cousin. Hermann is soon given to intemperate outbursts at his workers, other businessmen, and strangers. Then, he meets Felix, an itinerant laborer, whom he delusionally believes looks exactly like himself. Armed with a new life insurance policy, he hatches an elaborate plot in the belief it will free him of all his worries.
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Scarecrows (1988) William Wesley, Ted Vernon, Michael David Simms, Richard Vidan, Horror, Thriller

Scarecrows (1988)
Five people heist the Camp Pendleton payroll, kidnap a pilot and his daughter, who are forced to fly them to Mexico. Enroute a double cross has one of the thieves parachute with the loot into an abandoned graveyard surrounded by strange scarecrows. Two of the team jump after their loot and their former partner. Everything happens during the course of one very dark night.
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