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To try to do justice to the avalanche of interesting finds, documentaries, curios and plain old good and great films arriving daily, Alice has split new additions into Recent Arrivals (3 Day Hire), Featured Acquisitions (7 Day Hire) , New TV to DVD (7 Day Hire) . This is designed to spotlight these offerings before they find their final resting place among Alice's eclectic permanent collection. We trust these features be some help in your quest to ferret out a gem or three - and ultimately guide you towards expansion of your cinematic horizons and filmic enlightenment....

La Notte ( The Night ) (Blu-ray) (1961)

7.6/10
Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, Monica Vitti, Bernhard Wicki

Michelangelo Antonioni's stunning follow-up to 'L'Avventura' explores similar themes of relationship dysfunction and the search for unattainable passi... Read more

The End of Summer (1961)

6.2/10
Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Starring: Setsuko Hara, Ganjiro Nakamura, Yoko Tsukasa

Aka "Early Autumn". The penultimate film by Yasujiro Ozu examines the difficulties faced by the Kohayagawa family as they struggle to adapt their trad... Read more

Plein Soleil ( Purple Noon ) (Blu-ray) (1960)

7.6/10
Director: Rene Clement
Starring: Alain Delon, Marie Laforet, Maurice Ronet

Based on the critically acclaimed novel 'The Talented Mr. Ripley' by Patricia Highsmith, this is a susenseful edge-of-your-seat thriller! A handsome,... Read more

Spartacus (1960)

7.9/10
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Charles Laughton, Jean Simmons, Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Peter Ustinov, T...

Director Stanley Kubrick directed this tale of the slave rebellion that took place in 71 B.C., led by the famous and indomitable gladiator, Spartacus,... Read more

The Shaggy Dog/The Shaggy D.A. (1959)

Director: Charles Barton, Robert Stevenson
Starring: Fred MacMurray, Jean Hagen, Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello, Tim Considine, Dean J...

The Shaggy Dog: The son of dog-hating former mailman Wilson Daniels (Fred MacMurray), young Wilby (Tommy Kirk) accidentally becomes a canine himself... 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

The Thief (1952)

6.8/10
Director: Russell Rouse
Starring: Ray Milland

A chance accident causes a nuclear physicist selling top secret material to the Russians to fall under FBI scrutiny and go on the run. This film is n... Read more

The Day the Earth Stood Still ( Blu-ray ) (1951)

7.8/10
Director: Robert Wise
Starring: Billy Gray, Hugh Marlowe, Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Sam Jaffe

A spacecraft lands in Washington D.C. and an alien emerges, with a menacing robot whose destructive powers defy imagination. So begins the science-fic... Read more

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

7.8/10
Director: Robert Wise
Starring: Billy Gray, Hugh Marlowe, Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Sam Jaffe

A spacecraft lands in Washington D.C. and an alien emerges, with a menacing robot whose destructive powers defy imagination. So begins the science-fic... Read more

Early Summer (1951)

8.2/10
Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Starring: Chishu Ryu, Setsuko Hara, Ichiro Sugai, Chikage Awashima, Kuniko Miyake

Setsuko Hara has been promised an arranged marriage in post-war Japan, but too much in the world has changed for her not to challenge this tradition.... Read more