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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....

Gate of Hell (Blu-Ray) (1953)

7.2/10
Director: Teinosuke Kinugasa
Starring: Kazuo Hasegawa, Machiko Kyo

In this lauded Japanese drama, the samurai Moritoh Enda (Kazuo Hasegawa) performs a heroic act by rescuing the lovely Lady Kesa (Machiko Kyo) from a v... Read more

Pickup on South Street (Blu-ray) (1953)

7.7/10
Director: Samuel Fuller
Starring: Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter

A tough, brutal and well-made film, starring Richard Widmark as a petty thief who inadvertently acquires a top secret microfilm and becomes a target f... 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

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

The Queen of Spades (1949)

7.3/10
Director: Thorold Dickinson
Starring: Anton Walbrook, Dame Edith Evans

An elderly countess strikes a bargain with the devil and exchanges her soul for the ability to always win at cards. An army officer, who is also a fan... 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

The Gangster Films (1930)

Director: Yasujiro Ozu

'Walk Cheerfully' 1930. Kenji is a small thief who likes drinking and fighting. When he falls in love with sweet and simple Yazue, and she finds ou... Read more

Lonesome (1928)

7.8/10
Director: Paul Fejos

Two lonely people in the big city meet and enjoy the thrills of an amusement park, only to lose each other in the crowd after spending a great day tog... Read more

Coeur Fidele (1923)

8.1/10
Director: Jean Epstein

Marie wants to escape from her job and also from her lover, Paul, an unemployed drunk. She dreams of going off with Jean, a dockworker. The two men qu... Read more

The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (Blu-ray) (1919)

7.6/10
Director: Robert Weine
Starring: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Lil Dagover

Set in a little village on the Dutch border, fairground hypnotist Dr Caligari puts on show a somnambulist called Cesare who has been asleep for 23 yea... Read more