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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 (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

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

Nightmare Alley (1947)

7.8/10
Director: Edmund Goulding
Starring: Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray

This noir classic tracks the rise and fall of con man/carnival worker Tyrone Power. Seducing side-show performer Joan Blondell to learn the secret of... Read more

Gaslight (1944)

7.8/10
Director: George Cukor
Starring: Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten

Ingrid Bergman won her first Oscar for her stunning portrayal of a susceptible young woman who marries the suave, romantic Charles Boyer, never suspec... Read more

The Invisible Man (1933)

7.7/10
Director: James Whale
Starring: Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart, Una O'Connor

A super version of HG Wells' fantasy, with Claude Rains playing the scientist who experiments with a drug which, while it makes him invisible, also tu... Read more

Vampyr (1932)

7.6/10
Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Starring: Julian West, Maurice Schutz, Rena Mandel

With 'Vampyr', Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer's brilliance at achieving mesmerizing atmosphere and austere, profoundly unsettling imagery ('The... Read more

The Cameraman (Blu-ray) (1928)

8.1/10
Director: Buster Keaton, Edward Sedgwick
Starring: Buster Keaton

Hopelessly in love with a woman working at MGM Studios, a clumsy man attempts to become a motion picture cameraman to be close to the object of his de... Read more