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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....

Mona Lisa (1986)

7.4/10
Director: Neil Jordan
Starring: Bob Hoskins, Cathy Tyson, Michael Caine, Robbie Coltrane

Even before The Crying Game, Irish director Neil Jordan received a first round of critical acclaim for this superb 1986 film, a character study of a m... Read more

Smooth Talk (1985)

6.5/10
Director: Joyce Chopra
Starring: Treat Williams, Laura Dern, Mary Kay Place, Elizabeth Berridge

A free-spirited 15-year-old girl flirts with a dangerous stranger in the Northern California suburbs and must prepare herself for the frightening and... Read more

Fright Night (Blu-Ray) (1985)

7.1/10
Director: Tom Holland
Starring: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall

Teenage Charley Brewster (William Ragsdale) is a horror-film junkie, so it's no surprise that, when a reclusive new neighbor named Jerry Dandridge (Ch... Read more

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

6.3/10
Director: George Miller, George Ogilvie
Starring: Mel Gibson, Tina Turner, Angelo Rossitto

The third in the 'Mad Max' Trilogy pits Max (Mel Gibson) against the sadistic Aunty Entity (Tina Turner) while he leads a tribe of wild children to th... Read more

The Bounty (Blu-Ray) (1984)

7.1/10
Director: Roger Donaldson
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Bernard Hill, Daniel Day-Lewis, Dexter Fletcher, Edward Fox, La...

Captain Bligh (Anthony Hopkins) struggles to restore discipline among the crew of the HMS Bounty after the ship has an extended furlough in Tahiti. Af... Read more

The Ice Pirates (1984)

5.7/10
Director: Stewart Raffill
Starring: Mary Crosby, Anjelica Huston, Robert Urich, Michael D Roberts, John Matuszak, Ro...

In the future, Earth is starved for water, so whoever has the ice... rules. Robert Urich, Mary Crosby and Anjelica Houston star in this nifty outer-sp... Read more

Purple Rain ( Blu-ray ) (1984)

6.5/10
Director: Albert Magnoli
Starring: Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos, Clarence Williams III

Risque rocker Prince stars as "The Kid", a talented, withdrawn singer in this sizzling musical/drama that combines romance, comedy and dazzling on-sta... Read more

Purple Rain (1984)

6.5/10
Director: Albert Magnoli
Starring: Morris Day, Olga Karlatos, Apollonia Kotero, Prince, Clarence Williams III

Risque rocker Prince stars as "The Kid", a talented, withdrawn singer in this sizzling musical/drama that combines romance, comedy and dazzling on-sta... 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

Jamaica Inn (1983)

6.3/10
Director: Lawrence Gordon Clark
Starring: Patrick McGoohan, Jane Seymour, Trevor Eve, John McEnery, Billie Whitelaw, Vivia...

The respected squire of a quiet Cornish village is in reality the leader of a gang of murderous pirates who attack passing ships, kill their crews and... Read more