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  • With Salem's Lot, a blood-curdling shocker based on the novel by Stephen King, director Tobe Hopper (Poltergeist) sends this time-honoured vampire legend soaring on bat winds into the modern era.

    Sinister events bring together a writer (David Soul) fascinated with an old hilltop house, a suave antiques deader (James Mason) whose expertise goes beyond bric-a-brac and the deader's mysterious, pale-skinned "partner" (Reggie Nalder). The solid supporting cast of vampire victims and fighters includes Bonnie Bedelia, Lew Ayres, Elisha Cook, Ed Flanders, George Dzundza, Lance Kerwin, Geoffrey Lewis and Marie Windosr. It's hard to keep the undead down. And so easy to be scared in Salem's Lot.

  • On a laughter scale, Blake Edwards’s 10, a spicy comedy of manners, morals and mid-life crises, hits the top. It’s a film of many moods, sometimes sexy, sometimes thoughtful, sometimes slapstick – but always on target. That target is 42-year old composer George Webber (Dudley Moore), a man who has everything and who may just chuck it all in an obsessive quest for a beautiful woman (Bo Derek) he glimpses en route to her wedding.

  • All the magical adventure of the fantasy classic by J.R.R. Tolkien comes to life in director Ralph Bakshi’s brilliantly animated tale of the enchanted land of Middle-earth – and the brave band of Hobbits, Heroes and Wizards who set out to protect it. 

    When a dangerous and powerful gold ring falls into his hands, a courageous Hobbit named Frodo embarks on an epic journey. Along with the mighty Wizard Gandalf and some daring Elves, he defends his homeland from the Dark Power who would destroy it. Set in a mystical age of magic, monsters and unlikely Heroes on incredible journeys, The Lord of the Rings will cast its spell over your entire family!

  • No matter what rolled in on the tides of time, California surfing buddies Matt, Jack and Leroy knew they’d stick together. And that they’d be ready when a rare 20 -foot swell hit the coast at last. 

    Big Wednesday celebrates surfing as much as the most dedicated kid who ever waxed a board. It’s also a fascinating 1962-1974 chronicle of friendships and lifestyles in transition. John Milius (Apocalypse Now, Red Dawn) directs and co-scripts with a passion for the ultimate ride and a truthful feel for those turbulent times. Stars Jan-Michael Vincent and William Katt are accomplished surfers; co-lead Gary Busey (Point Break) learned for the role. And the vivid camerawork drops you inside awesome barrels of ocean blue.

  • Phoenix cop Ben Shockley’s dream of breaking “the big case” has faded over time. His assignment to escort from Las Vegas “a nothing witness for a nothing trial” seems like just another meaningless exercise. Until the fireworks start. 

    Clint Eastwood runs The Gauntlet into an explosive movie embodying its title with a vengeance. The witness is a hardened hooker (Sondra Locke) whom everyone — including Vegas oddsmakers — wants dead. Trapped between both sides of the law, the two must survive an obstacle course of raging gunfire, blazing cars, swooping helicopters, murderous ambushes, crazed bikers and crooked police. Building to a ferocious finale that shoots an armoured bus to smithereens with more than 8,000 bullets, The Gauntlet is a trip you can’t miss.

  • Philo Beddoe is your regular, easygoing, truck-driving guy. He’s also the best bar-room brawler west of the Rockies. And he lives with a 165-pound orang-utan named Clyde. Like other guys, Philo finally falls in love – with a flighty singer who leads him on a screwball chase across the American Southwest.

    Nothing’s in the way except a motorcycle gang, two sneaky off-duty cops and legendary brawler Tank Murdock. Every Which Way but Loose was a change of pace for Clint Eastwood – and it proved to be one of his most popular films. With a soaring country score and a solid supporting cast including Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, Beverly D’Angelo and the great Ruth Gordon, it’s in every which way possible a grand time for all.

  • The line forms – and ends – here for the world’s greatest, most influential rock band. This mesmerising movie built around Led Zeppelin’s famed ’73 NYC concerts is convincing proof why. Band members supervised the remastering remixing of the film’s soundtrack. Augmenting the performances, fantasy sequences and at-home glimpses of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and the late John Bonham are rare extras including additional songs. 

    It all adds up to the complete Madison Square Garden Concert experience. The Song Remains the Same. So does the group’s power and place in rock lore. This is the version fans have been waiting for. This groundbreaking concert film of Led Zeppelin's electrifying 1973 performance at New York's Madison Square Garden takes us to the band's live performance as well as into the members' personal lives with backstage footage--and their own private hallucinations via animated sequences. 

  • As The Outlaw Josey Wales, Clint Eastwood is ideally cast as a hard-hitting, fast-drawing loner, recalling his “Man with No Name” from his European Westerns. But unlike that other mythical outlaw, Josey Wales has a name – and a heart.  

    After avenging his family’s brutal murder, Wales is on the run, pursued by a pack of killers. He travels alone, but a ragtag group of outcasts (including Sondra Locke and Chief Dan George) is drawn to him – and Wales can’t leave his motley surrogate family unprotected. Time called it one of 1976’s best movies. Over time, The Outlaw Josey Wales has secured a place as one of top westerns ever.

  • Live it up today, your time is up tomorrow. In the Year of the City 2274, humans forsake the ravaged outer environment by living in a vast, bubbled metropolis. There, computerized servo-mechanisms provide all needs and everyone can pursue endless hedonism.

    Endless, that is, until Lastday. That’s when anyone who’s 30 must submit to Carrousel, a soaring, spinning trip to eternity and supposed rebirth. The screen’s first use of laser holography provides some of the sci-fi kicks in this post-apocalyptic saga honoured with a Special Achievement Academy Award® for Visual Effects. Michael York plays Logan 5, a government Sandman authorized to terminate Runners fleeing Carrousel. Logan is almost 30. Catch him if you can.