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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.

  • Cary Grant is the screen’s supreme man-on-the-run in his fourth and final teaming with Master of Suspense Alfred Hitchcock. 

    He plays a Manhattan adman plunged into a realm of spy (James Mason) and counterspy (Eva Marie Saint) and variously abducted, framed for murder, chased, and in a signature set-piece, crop-dusted. He also hangs for dear life from the facial features of Mount Rushmore’s Presidents. Savour one of Hollywood’s most enjoyable thrillers ever in this State-of-the-Art Restoration: its Renewed Picture Vitality will leave you just as breathless as the chase itself.

  • A Star Is Born marked Judy Garland’s return to movies after a four-year absence, director George Cukor’s fi rst musical and fi st colour film, and a showcase for great Harold Arlen/ Ira Gershwin songs in state-of-the-art stereo. Garland is singer Esther Blodgett, an undeniable talent on the rise. She catches the eye of Norman Maine (James Mason), an alcoholic actor in career decline. Their intense love transforms them both. 

    Only one will survive Hollywood’s slings and arrows. Shortened after its premiere, the movie underwent one rebirth in 1983 when film historian Ronald Haver found almost all the cut sequences and supervised a reconstruction to near its original length. Its new rebirth is this digital transfer from a refurbished element, with revitalised digital audio and incorporating picture and musical material recently uncovered. Star always had a shine to it. Now watch it sparkle as never before.