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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....

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

The Time Machine (1960)

7.6/10
Director: George Pal
Starring: Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux, Tom Helmore, Sebastian Cabot

Here today, gone to tomorrow. When George (Rod Taylor) sits at the controls of his new creation, he has all the time in the world. He's invented a Tim... 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

Attack Of The 50 Ft. Woman (1958)

3.8/10
Director: Nathan Juran
Starring: Allison Hayes, William Hudson, Yvette Vickers

Brilliantly terrible sci-fi with some of the worst special effects of all time, involving Nancy Archer (Allison Hayes) a wealthy woman fresh from the... Read more

Island In The Sun (1957)

6.2/10
Director: Robert Rossen
Starring: Harry Belafonte, James Mason, Joan Fontaine, Joan Collins

Set on a fictitious island in the Carribean during colonial British rule, it focuses on the life of a young charismatic and handsome black male with p... Read more

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

Gate of Hell (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 Idiot (1951)

7.4/10
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Masayuki Mori, Toshiro Mifune, Setsuko Hara, Yoshiko Kuga, Takashi Shimura

Based on Dostoyevsky's classic novel of love and murder, adapted by Kurosawa himself, the story tells of Kameda, a former soldier whose wartime experi... Read more

The Flowers Of St. Francis (Francesco, giullare di Dio) (1950)

7.5/10
Director: Roberto Rossellini
Starring: Aldo Fabrizi

A series of vignettes depicting the lives of the original Franciscan monks, including their leader and the bumbling Ginepro. Read more