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A history of violence [DVD videorecording] A history of violence [DVD videorecording]

Tom is a loving, well-respected family man from a small Indiana town. When two criminals show up at his diner, Tom is forced to take action and thwart the robbery attempt. Suddenly heralded as a local hero who took the courage to stand up to crime, people look up to Tom as a man of high moral regard. But all the media attention attracts the likes of the mob, who show up at Tom's doorstep. Is it a case of mistaken identity or does Tom have a history that no one knows about?

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American splendor [DVD videorecording] American splendor [DVD videorecording]

Pekar is a frustrated file clerk working at the local V.A. Hospital. He is also a comic book fan who befriends the young illustrator Robert Crumb and is soon inspired to create comic books based on his own life. Along his bumpy journey he meets, marries and falls in love with Joyce, an admiring comic book seller.

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Barbarella [DVD videorecording] Barbarella [DVD videorecording]

An erotic science fiction fantasy in which a female adventurer travels through space vanquishing evil in the forms of robots and monsters and rewarding the men who assist her.

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Batman [(DVD)videorecording] Batman [(DVD)videorecording]

After a young boy witnesses his parents' murder on the streets of Gotham City, he grows up to become the Batman, who takes crime-fighting into his own hands when the horribly disfigured Joker seizes control of Gotham's underworld.

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Batman begins [DVD videorecording] Batman begins [DVD videorecording]

As a boy a young Bruce Wayne watched in horror as his millionaire parents were slain in front of his eyes. This trauma led him to become obsessed with revenge. After disappearing to the East where he seeks counsel with a ninja cult leader, he returns to his now decaying Gotham City. The City is now overrun by organized crime and dangerous individuals manipulating the system. The discovery of a cave under his mansion, and a prototype armoured suit leads him to take on a new persona. He becomes Batman and strikes fear into the hearts of men who do wrong. With the help of rising cop Jim Gordon, Batman sets out to take down the various criminal schemes that have been set in motion by individuals such as mafia don Falcone, the twisted doctor/drug dealer Jonathan 'The Scarecrow' Crane, and a mysterious third party that is quite familiar with Wayne and waiting to strike when the time is right.

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The crow [DVD videorecording] The crow [DVD videorecording]

After a brutal attack by an evil drug cartel, the murder victim is brought back to life by a mysterious crow. He destroys his killers one by one, but an enemy has discovered the weakness that can get rid of the hero forever.

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The Dark Knight [DVD videorecording] The Dark Knight [DVD videorecording]

With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman raises the stakes on his war on crime and sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as The Joker. The Joker, whose eerie grin, laughter, and inhuman morality makes him dangerous. Batman seeks to stop the mysterious Joker at all costs. He has no method at all and seeks to see the world plunge into the fire he has yet to light. But, Batman has come to represents the symbol of hope.

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Flash Gordon [DVD videorecording] Flash Gordon [DVD videorecording]

When energy waves pull the moon out of orbit, New York Jets quarterback Flash Gordon unwittingly finds himself heading for the planet Mongo, where, with the assistance from beautiful Dale Arden, he will take on Ming the Merciless and rescue humankind.

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From hell [DVD videorecording] From hell [DVD videorecording]

In 1888 London's Whitechapel slums, poor women like Mary Kelly and her friends walk the streets for a living. When the streetwalkers begin to be murdered one by one, it attracts the attention of Inspector Abberline, who takes a personal interest in the case, and Mary Kelly. Now he must use his psychic abilities to stop the most notorious serial killer in history--Jack the Ripper--before Mary is killed.

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K̄ōkaku kidōtai 2 [DVD videorecording] : inosensu = Ghost in the shell 2 : innocence K̄ōkaku kidōtai 2 [DVD videorecording] : inosensu = Ghost in the shell 2 : innocence

Cyborg detective Batou tries to unravel the reasons for a murderous robot revolt in the year 2032. There are no easy answers in a world where the line between humans and machines has been blurred almost beyond distinction.

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Heavy metal [DVD videorecording] Heavy metal [DVD videorecording]

An otherworldly tale of a glowing green orb from outer space that spreads destruction throughout the galaxy. Only when it encounters its one true enemy will goodness prevail in the universe.

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Hellboy [DVD videorecording] Hellboy [DVD videorecording]

In the 1940s, the Third Reich has joined forces with the evil Grigori Rasputin, who has used his occult powers to summon up a demon from the depths of Hell. However, the demonic creature is captured by American forces, and put in the care of Professor Broom. Under Broom's care, Hellboy develops the desire to do good. Sixty years later he takes action as part of an elite secret defense team alongside Liz Sherman, and Abe Sapian, an aquatic humanoid with the power of telepathy. Hellboy finds himself facing the powerful Rasputin determined to bring the demon back to the forces of darkness.

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Hellboy II [DVD videorecording] Hellboy II [DVD videorecording] : the golden army

The fate of mankind hangs in the balance when a ruthless prince awakens an unstoppable army of creatures and wages war with the human world. It's up to Hellboy and his team of paranormal outcasts to face off with the forces of darkness.

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Hulk (Motion picture) Hulk (Motion picture)

A scientist performs regeneration experiments on himself, and passes on the genes to his son, Bruce. Now Bruce is performing experiments that expose him to radiation and nanomeds, which combined with his unique genes, unleashes the Hulk.

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The Incredible Hulk [DVD
                                                                videorecording] The Incredible Hulk [DVD videorecording]

Scientist Bruce Banner has been living in the shadows, scouring the earth for an antidote. Warmongers dream of abusing his powers and won't leave Bruce alone. He suffers from his constant need to be with the only woman he has ever love, Betty Ross, and Bruce knows that he must return to civilization. The brilliant doctor is ruthlessly pursued by a nightmarish beast of pure adrenaline and aggression called The Abomination whose powers match that of the Hulk. Now, a fight of epic proportions ensues as Bruce must call upon the hero within to rescue New York City from total destruction.

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Iron Man [DVD videorecording] Iron Man [DVD videorecording]

A wealthy industrialist is held captive in enemy territory and escapes by building a high-tech suit made of armor. When he returns home, he decides to use his money, talents, and suit to save the world. Bonus features include deleted and extended scenes.

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Iron Man 2 [DVD videorecording] Iron Man 2 [DVD videorecording]

Now that the world knows billionaire inventor Tony Stark is the armored super hero Iron Man, his life has suddenly become even more intense. Everyone wants in on the Iron Man technology, whether for power or profit, but for Ivan Vanko, it's revenge. With Pepper Potts and James 'Rhodey' Rhodes at his side, Stark must once again suit up and face his most dangerous enemy yet.

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Kick-ass [DVD videorecording] Kick-ass [DVD videorecording]

Ordinary teenager and rabid comic-book geek Dave Lizewski captures the imagination of the public when he becomes the no-nonsense vigilante, Kick-Ass. After he teams up with the fearless father-daughter crime-fighting duo, Big Daddy and Hit-Girl, the three work together to take down the criminal empire of local Mafioso Frank D'Amico. But when D'Amico's son Chris is reborn as Red Mist, the showdown between the forces of good and evil will force Kick-Ass to live up to his name, or die trying.

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The losers [DVD videorecording] The losers [DVD videorecording]

An explosive tale of double-cross and revenge centers upon the members of an elite U.S. Special Forces unit sent into the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission. The team; Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar; find themselves the target of a lethal betrayal instigated from inside by a powerful enemy known only as Max. Presumed dead, the group makes plans to even the score when they're joined by the mysterious Aisha, a beautiful operative with her own agenda.

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The mask (DVD) [videorecording]. The mask (DVD) [videorecording].

A mild-mannered bank clerk becomes a superhero when he puts on a mystical mask. Digitally re-mastered with premium sound. Includes never-before-seen featurettes. Part of the New Line Platinum series.

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Men in black (DVD) [videorecording]. Men in black (DVD) [videorecording].

A top-secret agency that deals with extraterrestrials must stop an intergalactic terrorist from causing a galactic disaster. Academy Award 1998 - Best Makeup.

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Mystery men [DVD videorecording]. Mystery men [DVD videorecording].

A group of inept amateur superheroes must try to save the day when a supervillian threatens to destroy a major superhero and the city.

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Persepolis [DVD videorecording] Persepolis [DVD videorecording]

In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family. Their long dream is realized when the hated Shah is defeated in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, Marji grows up to witnesses first hand how the new Iran has become a repressive tyranny on its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this injustice, her parents send her abroad to Vienna to study. This change proves an equally difficult trial for Marji and finds herself in a different culture loaded with abrasive characters and profound disappointments that deeply trouble her. Even when she returns home, Marji finds that both she and her homeland have changed too much and the young woman and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs.

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Popeye  (DVD) [videorecording]. Popeye (DVD) [videorecording].

Live-action version of the popular cartoon with Olive Oyl and Sweet Pea.

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Red [DVD videorecording] Red [DVD videorecording]

Frank is a former black-ops CIA agent living a quiet life alone, until the day a hit squad shows up to kill him. With his identity compromised, Frank reassembles his old team; Joe, Marvin, and Victoria, and sets out to prove that they still have a few tricks up their sleeves. Stand back and watch the bullets fly in this explosive action-comedy.

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Road to Perdition [DVD videorecording] Road to Perdition [DVD videorecording]

Michael Sullivan works as an enforcer for his adopted father, Irish gangster John Rooney. When Sullivan's son, Mike Jr., witnesses one of his father's killings on Rooney's behalf, the gangster decides that his ward and his family are liabilities that must be removed. Sullivan tries to safeguard his son and get even with the man who betrayed him, while his son focuses on bonding with his emotionally distant father.

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Rocketeer (DVD) [videorecording]. The Rocketeer (DVD) [videorecording].

A pilot in the 1930s finds a strap-on rocket pack and becomes a masked hero. The pack, however, is a Nazi prototype and they want it back.

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the world [DVD videorecording] Scott Pilgrim vs. the world [DVD videorecording]

Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim. A bass guitarist for garage band Sex Bob-omb, the 22-year-old has just met the girl of his dreams, literally. The only catch to winning Ramona Flowers? Her seven evil exes are coming to kill him. As Scott gets closer to Ramona, he must face an increasingly vicious rogues' gallery from her past, from infamous skateboarders to vegan rock stars and fearsome identical twins. If he hopes to win his true love, he must vanquish them all.

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Spider-Man [(DVD)videorecording] Spider-Man [(DVD)videorecording]

After being bitten by a radioactive spider on a school field trip, Peter Parker finds himself gaining spider-like qualities. Adopting the name Spider-Man, Peter first uses his new skills to make money, but when the Green Goblin, another altered super-human, kills Peter's uncle, he swears to use his "spider-skills" to fight evil. Along the way he has to juggle a new job as a local reporter, and a budding romance with a beautiful former-classmate, MJ.

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Superman [DVD videorecording] : the movie Superman [DVD videorecording] : the movie

A child from a dying planet is sent to Earth, where he is brought up by human parents and poses as a newspaper reporter, becoming Superman when necessary to use his special powers to save others.

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Superman II [DVD videorecording] Superman II [DVD videorecording]

Unwittingly released from Phantom Zone imprisonment, three super-powered Planet Krypton criminals plan to enslave Earth. At the same time, Superman decides to show a more romantic side of himself to Lois Lane.

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Superman returns [DVD videorecording] Superman returns [DVD videorecording]

Following a mysterious absence of several years, the man of Steel returns to Earth. While archenemy Lex Luthor plots to render him powerless once and for all, Superman faces the realization that Lois Lane has moved on with her life.

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Swamp thing (DVD) [videorecording]. Swamp thing (DVD) [videorecording].

After a violent incident with a special chemical, a research scientist is turned into a swamp plant monster.

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V for Vendetta [DVD videorecording] V for Vendetta [DVD videorecording]

Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, the story of a young working-class woman, Evey, who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked man known only as 'V.' Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, 'V' ignites a revolution when he urges his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression. As Evey uncovers the truth about 'V's' mysterious background, she also discovers the truth about herself. She becomes his ally in his plan to bring freedom and justice to a cruel and corrupt society.

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Watchmen [DVD videorecording] Watchmen [DVD videorecording]

In the United States, costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society. But, when one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed-up, but no less determined, masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover the plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion, a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers, Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future.

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X-Men [(DVD)videorecording] X-Men [(DVD)videorecording]

A war is brewing between those with special powers ("mutants") and the rest of humanity -- and the only ones who can save the humans from certain destruction are a special group of mutants - the "X-Men." (Based on the comic series).

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X2: x-men united  (DVD) [videorecording]. X2: x-men united (DVD) [videorecording].

As the X-Men try to find a mutant that has attempted to assassinate the President, the Academy is attacked by military forces. In the aftermath they join forces with Magneto and uncover a plot to murder all mutants on Earth.

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X-Men. The last stand [(DVD)videorecording] X-Men. The last stand [(DVD)videorecording]

With the help of their new recruits, The Beast and Angel, the X-Men must face evolution itself in the form of their former teammate, Jean Grey. Possessed with the cosmic power of the Dark Phoenix, the resurrected Jean Grey has become a danger to herself, her mutant comrades, and the entire planet. A potential cure is discovered and processed to treat and ultimately eliminate the genetic mutations, once and for all. As the battle lines are drawn, the X-Men must contend with both Jean Grey's world-consuming powers, as well as the malevolent Brotherhood.

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X-Men origins. Wolverine [DVD videorecording] X-Men origins. Wolverine [DVD videorecording]

Somewhere in the wilds of northwest Canada in the early 1800s, Logan and Victor, two half-brothers with special powers grow up amid violence. Eventually they will become the near-indestructible warriors known as Wolverine and Sabretooth. William Stryker is a sinister government operative whose Weapon X program experiments keep pulling Wolverine back in. Kayla Silverfox shares a peaceful Canadian co-existence with Wolverine as he tries to drop out of the program. Along the way, Wolverine encounters many mutants, both familiar and new.

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