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Here you will be exposed to many films that are new or unique to Alice, or are the notable re-releases of VHS catalogue films. To earn their shelfspace, they must have demonstrated cinematic longevity, be exceptionally rare, of great interest to central control or have outstanding production values. All may be hired on a weekly basis.

Starman (Blu-Ray) (1984)

7/10
Director: John Carpenter
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith, Richard Jaeckel, Lu Leonard

Answering a NASA message intended for aliens, a space being tries to contact mankind, but an American missile grounds his ship. Scrambling, the so-cal... Read more

Abbott and Costello Hit the Ice (1943)

Director: Charles Lamont
Starring: Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Patric Knowles, Joe Sawyer

Two sidewalk photographers, Tubby McCoy (Lou Costello) and Flash Fulton (Bud Abbott), aspire to work for the local newspaper. Their childhood friend,... Read more

Abbott and Costello Hold that Ghost (1941)

Director: Arthur Lubin
Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello

Gas station attendants Chuck Murray (Bud Abbott) and Ferdie Jones (Lou Costello) aspire to better jobs. Working as temp waiters at Chez Glamour, a hig... Read more

Krull (Blu-Ray) (1983)

6.1/10
Director: Peter Yates
Starring: Ken Marshall, Lysette Anthony, Freddie Jones, Francesca Annis, Trevor Martin, Be...

On the planet of Krull, an evil creature called the Beast decimates the world's army and kidnaps the lovely Princess Lyssa (Lysette Anthony), who is d... Read more

Cliffhanger (Blu-Ray) (1993)

6.4/10
Director: Renny Harlin
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker, Janine Turner, Caroline Goodal...

Outdoor thriller in which a former mountain rescuer is pitted against a group of criminals who have lost their $100 million stash during a plane crash... Read more

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner? (Blu-Ray) (1967)

7.8/10
Director: Stanley Kramer
Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier, Spencer Tracy

When Joanna Drayton (Katharine Houghton), a free-thinking white woman, and black doctor John Prentice (Sidney Poitier) become engaged, they travel to... Read more

Written on the Wind (Blu-Ray) (1956)

7.5/10
Director: Douglas Sirk
Starring: Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack, Rock Hudson, Dorothy Malone

Mitch Wayne (Rock Hudson) is a geologist working for the Hadleys, an oil-rich Texas family. While the patriarch, Jared (Robert Keith), works hard to e... Read more

Sidecar Racers (1975)

6/10
Director: Earl Bellamy
Starring: Ben Murphy, Wendy Hughes, John Clayton, Peter Graves, John Meillon, Serge Lazare...

Jeff Rayburn, an American surfer visiting Australia, gets involved in the world of sidecar motorcycle racing. He becomes friends with Dave Ferguson an... Read more

The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole (1987)

8/10
Starring: Gian Sammarco, Lulu, Stephen Moore, Beryl Reid, Bill Fraser, Doris Hare

Continuation of the rites of passage comedy-drama about spotty teenager Adrian Mole. Set in the early eighties, Adrian's Mum (now played by Lulu) and... Read more

Black Panther Woman (2014)

6.6/10
Director: Rachel Perkins

Marlene Cummins recounts her time with the leader of the Australian Black Panther Party in 1972, and her 40-year fight with addiction. Read more