Classics Rental DVD & VHS

By: Aro St. Video  06-Dec-2011

The genre formally known as ‘Nostalgia’, we determine ‘Classics’ to be all titles that pre-date 1970, but don't hold us to it…

Taken from Dashiell Hammett's novel, this near-perfect comedy-thriller virtually invented the genre, with William Powell and Myrna Loy as partners in detection who intersperse a constant stream of witty banter and early cocktails with trying to solve the mystery of a missing scientist. Was so successful a…
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This potently atmospheric "Victorian" thriller boasts a suitably wired Anton Walbrook as a repressed patriarch who torments his wife in an effort to drive her insane and claim her property and fortune. Densely draped in shadows and fog and the heaviest of patterned interiors, this dark tale of British…
Novelist Rex Harrison jestingly arranges a seance, and inadvertently conjures up the ghost of his first wife, who then wittily haunts his new marriage. Vintage Noel Coward brims with gags and epigrams.
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Fritz Lang's masterpiece is a magnificent marriage of pure cinema innovation and startlingly ambitious set design. Set around the year 2000, a mammoth city is ruled by a super-efficient industrialist, who kidnaps the 'saintly' representative of the workers and has her replaced with a robot replica. But…
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Expressionistic ghost story in which an obsessive army officer in 18th Century Russia becomes convinced an elderly countess has gained the ability to win every card game, leading him into a satanic web of madness. Based on the novel by Alexander Pushkin, this unheralded British masterpiece from the dir.…
Murnau's lost pastoral beauty about a Minnesota boy who marries a tough city girl and brings her home at harvest time, where their love is complicated by the bitterness of his father and the jealousy of the farming community. Influential on both Terrence Malick and Jean Vigo.
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This underseen "perv noir" deliciously subverts archetypes by twisting its menacing male lead (a terrific Van Heflin) into a 'homme fatale', replete with powers of seduction and an emasculated on-screen persona. Evelyn Keyes plays a lonely suburban housewife preyed upon by Heflin's no-good police officer,…


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