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La belva dell'autostrada (1953)
Also known as: The Hitch-Hiker (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Film-Noir

Director: Ida Lupino

Cast: Edmond O'Brien, Frank Lovejoy, William Talman, José Torvay, Sam Hayes, Wendell Niles, Jean Del Val, Clark Howat, Natividad Vacío

Medium: DVD R/RW

Subtitles: Italian

Plot: Two carefree young travellers make the mistake of their lives when they pick up a mysterious, and slightly psychotic, hitch-hiker who never closes his right eye -- even when he sleeps!

La belva di Dusseldorf (1965)
Also known as: Le vampire de Düsseldorf (original title)

Country: France

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Adventure, Crime

Director: Robert Hossein

Cast: Robert Hossein, Marie-France Pisier, Roger Dutoit, Annie Anderson, Michel Dacquin, Anne Carrère, Norma Dugo, Jessica, Paul Pavel, Robert Le Béal, Colette Régis, Jean-Michel Rouzière, André Badin, Tony Soler, Tanya Lopert

Medium: DVD R/RW

La belva di New York DVD (1949)
Also known as: Port of New York (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Crime, Film-Noir

Director: Laslo Benedek

Cast: Scott Brady, Richard Rober, K.T. Stevens, Yul Brynner, Arthur Blake, Lynne Carter, John Kellogg, William Challee

Medium: DVD R/RW

Subtitles: Spanish

Plot: Agents Mickey Waters and John Flannery re-team to investigate the theft of medicinal narcotics from the S.S. Florentine. The vicious gang responsible is headed by the ruthless, but debonair Paul Vicola, who doesn't hesitate to murder anyone who stands in his way...

Le belve della città (1936)
Also known as: Bullets or Ballots (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama, Crime

Director: William Keighley

Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Blondell, Barton MacLane, Humphrey Bogart, Frank McHugh, Joe King, Dick Purcell, George E. Stone, Joseph Crehan, Henry O'Neill, Henry Kolker, Gilbert Emery, Herbert Rawlinson, Louise Beavers, Norman Willis

Medium: DVD R/RW

Subtitles: Italian

Plot: After Police Captain Dan McLaren becomes police commissioner former detective Johnny Blake knocks him down convincing rackets boss Al Kruger that Blake is sincere in his effort to join the mob. "Buggs" Fenner thinks Blake is a police agent.

Bersaglio altezza uomo (1979)
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller

Director: Guido Zurli

Cast: Luc Merenda, Gabriella Giorgelli, Kadir Inanir, Paola Senatore, Giuseppe Colombo, Tancu Kennedy, Pamela Villoresi

Medium: DVD R/RW

Bersaglio umano (1949)
Also known as: The Clay Pigeon (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Film-Noir

Director: Richard Fleischer

Cast: Bill Williams, Barbara Hale, Richard Quine, Richard Loo, Frank Fenton, Frank Wilcox, Marya Marco, Robert Bray, Martha Hyer, Harold Landon, James Craven, Grandon Rhodes

Medium: DVD R/RW

Subtitles: Italian

Plot: Jim Fletcher, waking up from a coma, finds he is to be given a court martial for treason and charged with informing on fellow inmates in a Japanese prison camp during WWII. Escaping from the hospital he tries to clear himself by enlisting the aid of Martha Gregory, widow of a service buddy he was accused of informing on. Helped also by Ted Niles, a surviving fellow prisoner, he gets closer to finding the answers he needs, and becomes ensnared in a grandiose scheme involving his Japanese ex-prison guard, $10,000,000 of US currency forged by the Japanese and a burgeoning crime network poised to wreak havoc throughout southern California.

Bersaglio umano (1969)
Also known as: Target: Harry (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Thriller, Mystery

Director: Roger Corman

Cast: Vic Morrow, Suzanne Pleshette, Victor Buono, Cesar Romero, Stanley Holloway, Charlotte Rampling, Michael Ansara, Kathy Fraisse, Christian Barbier, Fikret Hakan, Milton Reid, Ahna Capri, Laurie Main, Victoria Hale, Jack E. Leonard

Medium: DVD R/RW

La bestia acorralada DVD (1975)
Country: Mexico

Spoken Languages: Spanish

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama, Mystery

Director: Alberto Mariscal

Cast: Lucy Gallardo, Claudio Brook, Patricia Aspíllaga, Nubia Martí, Carlos Cardán, Gabriel Retes, Diana Torres, Manuel Cepeda, Marcelo Villamil, Manuel Bravo

Medium: DVD R/RW

La bestia debe morir (1952)
Country: Argentina

Spoken Languages: Spanish

Genre(s): Thriller

Director: Román Viñoly Barreto

Cast: Narciso Ibáñez Menta, Laura Hidalgo, Guillermo Battaglia, Milagros de la Vega, Nathán Pinzón, Ernesto Bianco, Gloria Ferrandiz, Beba Bidart, Josefa Goldar, Jesús Pampín, Amalia Bernabé, Humberto Balado, Ricardo Argemí, Eduardo Moyano, Warly Ceriani

Medium: DVD R/RW

La bestia uccide a sangue freddo (1971)
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Mystery, Erotic

Director: Fernando Di Leo

Cast: Klaus Kinski, Margaret Lee, Rosalba Neri, Jane Garret, John Karlsen, Gioia Desideri, John Ely, Fernando Cerulli, Sandro Rossi, Giulio Baraghini, Ettore Geri, Antonio Radaelli, Monica Strebel, Carla Mancini, Franco Marletta

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: In a psychiatric clinic for rich women, dies murdered, one after another, a nurse and two patients, while an arrow hit another woman. The guilty is a masked man. The police decide to set up a trap, but the line of murdering isn't still over.

La bestia umana (1954)
Also known as: Human Desire (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, Film-Noir

Director: Fritz Lang

Cast: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Broderick Crawford, Edgar Buchanan, Kathleen Case, Peggy Maley, Diane DeLaire, Grandon Rhodes

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Engineer Jeff, returning from Japan, falls in Love with his co-worker Carl's wife Vicky, who both committed a murder. Naturally Carl gets jealous but can't say a thing because Jeff knows a little bit about the case.

Un bianco vestito per Marialè (1972)
Also known as: A White Dress for Marialé (Engliash title)

Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller

Director: Romano Scavolini

Cast: Ida Galli, Ivan Rassimov, Luigi Pistilli, Pilar Velázquez, Ezio Marano, Giancarlo Bonuglia, Gianni Dei, Bruno Boschetti, Franco Calogero, Gengher Gatti, Edilio Kim, Carla Mancini, Shawn Robinson

Medium: DVD R/RW

Black cat DVD (1959)
Country: India

Spoken Languages: Hindi

Genre(s): Action, Thriller, Mystery

Director: Nisar Ahmad Ansari

Cast: Balraj Sahni, Minoo Mumtaz, Johnny Walker, Nisar Ahmad Ansari

Medium: DVD R/RW

Black dragons DVD (1942)
Also known as: Dragones negros DVD (Spanish title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Thriller, Mystery

Director: William Nigh

Cast: Bela Lugosi, Joan Barclay, George Pembroke, Clayton Moore, Robert Frazer, Edward Peil Sr., Robert Fiske, Irving Mitchell, Kenneth Harlan, Max Hoffman Jr., Frank Melton, Joseph Eggenton, I. Stanford Jolley

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: A cabal of American industrialists, all fifth-columnists intent on sabotaging the war effort, are methodically murdered by the malevolent Monsieur Colomb. It is only until detective Dick Martin is assigned to the case that everyone's true motives and identities are revealed.

Black magic DVD (1944)
Country: USA

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Thriller, Horror, Drama, Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Director(s): Phil Rosen

Cast: Sidney Toler (as Charlie Chan), Mantan Moreland (as Birmingham Brown), Frances Chan (as Frances Chan), Joseph Crehan (as Police Sgt. Matthews), Helen Beverly (as Norma Duncan / Nancy Wood), Jacqueline deWit (as Justine Bonner), Geraldine Wall (as Harriet Green), Ralph Peters (as Officer Rafferty), Frank Jaquet (as Paul Hamlin), Edward Earle (as Dawson, Police Lab), Claudia Dell (as Vera Starkey), Harry Depp (as Charles Edwards), Charles Jordan (as Tom Starkey), Dick Gordon (as William Bonner), Darby Jones (as Johnson , uncredited), George Morrell (as Man at Elevator , uncredited), Dick Rush (as Policeman , uncredited), Crane Whitley (as Bonner , uncredited)

Medium: DVD R/RW

Subtitles: French

Plot: Because Charlie Chan plans to return to Honolulu, he no longer needs the services of Birmingham, who gets a job as butler for William and Justine Bonner, two apparently phony psychics who regularly host occult activities in their home. When Charlie's pretty daughter Frances attends a séance out of curiosity, Mr. Bonner is shot, and she becomes an immediate suspect. Charlie postpones his trip home to help with the investigation, which is made problematic when no bullet can be found in the wound and a hypnotized Mrs. Bonner is compelled to commit suicide by jumping off the roof of a downtown building.

Black Sunday DVD (1977)
Also known as: Domingo negro DVD (Spanish title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian, English

Genre(s): Action, Thriller, Drama

Director: John Frankenheimer

Cast: Robert Shaw, Bruce Dern, Marthe Keller, Fritz Weaver, Steven Keats, Bekim Fehmiu, Michael V. Gazzo, William Daniels, Walter Gotell, Victor Campos, Joseph Robbie, Robert Wussler, Pat Summerall, Tom Brookshier, Walter Brooke

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot Outline: Terrorist organization Black September is planning an attack on the United States. A woman called Dahlia is the one overseeing the operation. She was in the Middle East with the other members of the organization, discussing the operation when some Israelis came in; the leader, Major Kobakov had his gun on her but didn't shoot her. Kobakov then informed the US what they found. Though they don't know what their operation is, Kobakov assures them that it will be devastating. So, with FBI man, Corley, they try to find out what it is before it's too late. But they both have different ways of doing things, and since Kobakov is the visitor, he is warned to watch it. Dahlia's "partner in crime" is Michael Lander, a Vietnam P.O.W., who is psychologically scarred by that experience, thus making him very susceptible to her machinations.

Blackout: inferno nella città DVD (1978)
Also known as: Blackout DVD (original title)

Country: Canada

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Action, Thriller

Director: Eddy Matalon

Cast: James Mitchum, Robert Carradine, Belinda Montgomery, June Allyson, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Ray Milland, Don Granberry, Terry Haig, Victor B. Tyler, Camille Ange, Maurice Attias, David Bairstow, Thor Bishopric, David Bloom, Fred Doederlein

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: A black comedy of violent criminals who terrorize apartment dwellers during New York's 1977 power blackout.

Blade il duro della Criminalpol DVD (1973)
Also known as: Blade dvd (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Mystery

Director: Ernest Pintoff

Cast: John Marley, Jon Cypher, Kathryn Walker, William Prince, Michael McGuire, Joe Santos, John Schuck, Peter White, Keene Curtis, Karen Machon, Raina Barrett, Ted Lange, Marshall Efron, Arthur French, Steve Landesberg

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: A homicide detective goes after a woman-hating serial killer, who uses knives to murder his victims.

Blitz nell'oceano DVD (1980)
Also known as: Raise the Titanic DVD (original title)

Country: UK

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Action, Thriller, Drama, Adventure

Director: Jerry Jameson

Cast: Jason Robards, Richard Jordan, David Selby, Anne Archer, Alec Guinness, Bo Brundin, M. Emmet Walsh, J.D. Cannon, Norman Bartold, Elya Baskin, Dirk Blocker, Robert Broyles, Paul Carr, Michael C. Gwynne, Harvey Lewis

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: A group of Americans are interested in raising the ill-fated Ocean liner Titanic. One of the team members finds out the Russians also have plans to raise the ship from its watery grave. Why all the interest ? A rare mineral on board could be used to power a sound beam that will knock any missile out of the air when entering us airspace.

Blu notte: appuntamento shock DVD (1973)
Also known as: Una gota de sangre para morir amando DVD (original title)

Country: Spain

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama, Crime, Erotic

Director: Eloy de la Iglesia

Cast: Sue Lyon, Christopher Mitchum, Jean Sorel, Ramón Pons, Charly Bravo, Alfredo Alba, Antonio del Real, David Carpenter, Ramón Fernández Tejela, Fernando Hilbeck, Eduardo Calvo, Fernando Sánchez Polack, Paul Pavel, Manuel Guitián, Jean Degrass

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Set in the future, the story follows a nurse who tries to bring her own style of relief to people condemned to die. Her identity is a mystery and she may not be quite what she seems.

Bocca da fuoco DVD (1979)
Also known as: Firepower DVD (original title)

Country: UK

Spoken Languages: English, Italian

Genre(s): Action, Thriller, Drama

Director: Michael Winner

Cast: Sophia Loren, James Coburn, O.J. Simpson, Eli Wallach, Anthony Franciosa, George Grizzard, Vincent Gardenia, Fred Stuthman, Richard Caldicot, Frank Singuineau, George Touliatos, Hank Garrett, Conrad Roberts, Billy Barty, Jake LaMotta

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: A merc is hired by the FBI to track down a powerful recluse criminal. A woman is also trying to track him down for her own personal vendetta.

IL boia la vittima l'assassino DVD (1972)
Also known as: Prime Cut DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime

Director: Michael Ritchie

Cast: Lee Marvin, Gene Hackman, Angel Tompkins, Gregory Walcott, Sissy Spacek, Janit Baldwin, William Morey, Clint Ellison, Howard Platt, Les Lannom, Eddie Egan, Therese Reinsch, Bob Wilson, Gordon Signer, Gladys Watson

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: A Chicago mob enforcer is sent to Kansas City to settle a debt with a cattle rancher who not only grinds his enemies into sausage, but sells women as sex slaves.

Boomerang l'arma che uccide DVD (1947)
Also known as: Boomerang DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, Crime, Noir

Director: Elia Kazan

Cast: Dana Andrews, Jane Wyatt, Lee J. Cobb, Cara Williams, Arthur Kennedy, Sam Levene, Taylor Holmes, Robert Keith, Ed Begley, Philip Coolidge

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: This dramatization of a factual incident opens in a quiet Connecticut town where a kindly priest is murdered while waiting at a street corner. The citizens are horrified and demand action from the police. All of the witnesses identify John Waldron, a nervous out-of-towner, as the killer. Although Waldron vehemently denies the crime, no one will believe him. District Attorney Henry Harvey is then put on the case and faces political opposition in his attempt to prove Waldron's innocence.

Border crossing DVD (1980)
Also known as: The Border DVD (original title)

Country: UK

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Action, Thriller, Drama

Director: Christopher Leitch

Cast: Telly Savalas, Danny De La Paz, Eddie Albert, Michael V. Gazzo, Cecilia Camacho, Robin Clarke, Mary McCusker, Herman Blood, Noé Murayama, Harry Madsen, Guillermo Vega, Gary Davis, Ricardo Frera, Josefina Echánove, Maritza Olivares

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: This movie is pretty dull. You get the idea it is a tough guy film prettyquick. Telly Savalas is not a bad actor, and if you are a fan of his youwill enjoy his performance. The movie around him is pretty lackinghowever.The ending is terrible - I guess they ran out of money orsomething.

Il boss DVD (1973)
Also known as: Der Teufel führt Regie DVD (German title)

Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama, Crime

Director: Fernando Di Leo

Cast: Henry Silva, Richard Conte, Gianni Garko, Antonia Santilli, Corrado Gaipa, Marino Masé, Howard Ross, Claudio Nicastro, Gianni Musy, Mario Pisu, Vittorio Caprioli, Pier Paolo Capponi, Andrea Aureli, Pietro Ceccarelli, Giulio Baraghini

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: A bomb attack in a cinema in Palermo kills all the fellows of Attardi's clan a part from Cocchi. He immediately understands that the author of the bomb attack is Daniello from Don Corrasco's clan. Cocchi is determined to revenge. His actions, including the Corrasco's daughter kidnap, in a Palermo in which also the police is corrupted, will soon destroy the old equilibrium giving the way to an escalation of violence that won't save anyone. If Cocchi will survive to the mafia war he will be the new boss for sure.

Il boss è morto DVD (1973)
Also known as: The Don Is Dead DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime

Director: Richard Fleischer

Cast: Anthony Quinn, Frederic Forrest, Robert Forster, Al Lettieri, Angel Tompkins, Charles Cioffi, Jo Anne Meredith, Barry Russo, Louis Zorich, Anthony Charnota, Ina Balin, Joe Santos, Frank DeKova, Abe Vigoda, Victor Argo

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: After his mistress is murdered a Mafia leader goes after the killer with a bloody vengeance. Soon after the hunt begins, a gang war ensues.

Braccati dai G-Men DVD (1949)
Also known as: The Threat DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Crime, Film-Noir

Director: Felix E. Feist

Cast: Michael O'Shea, Virginia Grey, Charles McGraw, Julie Bishop, Frank Conroy, Robert Shayne, Anthony Caruso, Don McGuire, Frank Richards, Michael McHale

Medium: DVD R/RW

Subtitles: Italian

Plot: At Folsom Prison, several inmates escape...including killer Arnold Kluger, who swore revenge on the detective and district attorney who convicted him. Despite precautions, the two men are soon in Kluger's power, together with showgirl Carol whom he suspects of informing on him. At a shack in the California desert, Kluger, two henchmen, and four hostages wait, and wait, for an escape plane that may never come.

Il braccio violento della mala DVD (1978)
Also known as: Dinero maldito DVD (Spanish title)

Country: Italy/Spain

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Crime

Director: José Fernández Pacheco

Cast: Alberto Dell'Acqua, Dan Forrest, Max H. Boulois, Mara Ruano, Perla, Victoria Ruiz, Víctor, Jesús San José, Gastón Ribero, Ferdinando Poggi, Manuel Intire, Daniela Giordano, Víctor Israel

Medium: DVD R/RW

Brenda Starr DVD (1976)
Also known as: Brenda Starr DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Thriller, Adventure

Director: Mel Stuart

Cast: Jill St. John, Sorrell Booke, Victor Buono, Jed Allan, Royce D. Applegate, BarBara Luna, Arthur Roberts, Marcia Strassman, Tabi Cooper, Joel Fabiani, Torin Thatcher

Medium: DVD R/RW

Brivido nella notte DVD (1971)
Also known as: Play Misty for Me DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama, Crime

Director: Clint Eastwood

Cast: Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter, Donna Mills, John Larch, Jack Ging, Irene Hervey, James McEachin, Clarice Taylor, Don Siegel, Duke Everts, George Fargo, Mervin W. Frates, Tim Frawley, Otis Kadani, Brit Lind

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Disc jockey Dave Garver attracts the amorous attentions of a demented fan named Evelyn Draper. Evelyn lets Dave pick up at a bar; later at her apartment, Evelyn admits that she is the cooing caller who repeatedly asks Dave to play the Erroll Garner classic "Misty." From then on, the film is a lesson in how one casual date can turn your whole life around. Evelyn stalks Dave everywhere, ruins his business lunch, assaults his maid, mutilates his house and all of his belongings, and finally threatens to butcher his girlfriend Tobie Williams. You'll never be able to hear that song again without looking over your shoulder.

Brooklyn chiama polizia DVD (1955)
Also known as: The Naked Street DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Crime, Film-Noir

Director: Maxwell Shane

Cast: Farley Granger, Anthony Quinn, Anne Bancroft, Peter Graves, Else Neft, Sara Berner, Jerry Paris, Mario Siletti, James Flavin, Whit Bissell, Joe Turkel, Joyce Terry, Harry Tyler, Jerry Hausner

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Roselle Regalzyk is the naughty but nice little sister of mobster Phil "Regal". The unwed Roselle has managed to get herself pregnant by Nick Branda, another convict who is soon on his way to the electric chair. Phil no sooner has Nick sprung so that he can marry Roselle, then Roselle miscarries, making the shotgun wedding unnecessary.

Il buco DVD (1960)
Also known as: Le trou DVD (original title)

Country: France

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama, Crime

Director: Jacques Becker

Cast: Michel Constantin, Jean Keraudy, Philippe Leroy, Raymond Meunier, Marc Michel, Jean-Paul Coquelin, André Bervil, Eddy Rasimi

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Just as 4 cell-mates are about to launch their elaborate escape from a tiny cell, a detainee from a cell-block under repair is transferred in. The 4 all face certain conviction & long sentences. Does the young new jail-mate have the same incentive & if so can they trust him ?

Il buio intorno a Monica DVD (1976)
Also known as: La muerte ronda a Mónica DVD (original title)

Country: Spain

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller

Director: Ramón Fernández

Cast: Nadiuska, Arturo Fernández, Jean Sorel, Karin Schubert, Damián Velasco, Isabel Luque, Yolanda Ríos, Yelena Samarina, Luis Barboo, Eduardo Bea, Antonio Canal, Jenny Llada, Santiago Ontañón, Rafael Albaicín, Margarida Minguillón

Medium: DVD R/RW

Bullitt DVD (1968)
Also known as: Bullitt DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery

Director: Peter Yates

Cast: Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Vaughn, Don Gordon, Simon Oakland, Norman Fell, Robert Duvall, Georg Stanford Brown, Justin Tarr, Carl Reindel, Felice Orlandi, Vic Tayback, Robert Lipton, Ed Peck, Pat Renella

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: High profile San Francisco Police Lieutenant Frank Bullitt is asked personally by ambitious Walter Chalmers, who is in town to hold a US Senate subcommittee hearing on organized crime, to guard Johnny Ross, a Chicago based mobster who is about to turn evidence against the organization at the hearing. Chalmers wants Ross' safety at all cost, or else Bullitt will pay the consequences...

La caccia DVD (1965)
Also known as: La caza DVD (original title)

Country: Spain

Spoken Languages: Spanish

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama

Director: Carlos Saura

Cast: Ismael Merlo, Alfredo Mayo, José María Prada, Emilio Gutiérrez Caba, Fernando Sánchez Polack, Violeta García, María Sánchez Aroca, Gene Wesson

Medium: DVD R/RW

Caccia al ladro DVD (1955)
Also known as: To Catch a Thief DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Crime, Romance, Mystery

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Cast: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams, Charles Vanel, Brigitte Auber, Jean Martinelli, Georgette Anys

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: American expatriate John Robie living in high style on the Riviera is a retired cat burglar. He must find out who a copy cat is to keep a new wave of jewel thefts from being pinned on him. High on list of prime victims is Jessie Stevens, in Europe to help daughter Frances find a suitable husband. Lloyds of London insurance agent is using a thief to catch a thief. Take an especially close look at scene where Robie gets Jessie's attention, dropping an expensive casino chip down decolletage of French roulette player.

Caccia all'assassino DVD (1954)
Also known as: Romance de fieras DVD (original title)

Country: Mexico

Spoken Languages: Spanish

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama, Crime

Director: Ismael Rodríguez

Cast: Armando Calvo, Martha Roth, Joaquín Cordero, Carlos Orellana, Verónica Loyo, Emma Rodríguez, María Gentil Arcos, Conchita Gentil Arcos, Guillermo Bravo Sosa, Agustín de la Lanza, Julio Daneri, Julio Sotelo, Nathur

Medium: DVD R/RW

Subtitles: English

Caccia sadica DVD (1970)
Also known as: Figures in a Landscape DVD (original title)

Country: UK

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller

Director: Joseph Losey

Cast: Robert Shaw, Malcolm McDowell, Henry Woolf, Christopher Malcolm, Andy Bradford, Warwick Sims, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Robert East, Tariq Yunus, Pamela Brown

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Two escaped convicts are on the run in an unnamed Latin American country. But everywhere they go, they are followed and hounded by a menacing black helicopter.

Caccia selvaggia DVD (1980)
Also known as: Death Hunt DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Action, Thriller, Adventure, Crime

Director: Peter R. Hunt

Cast: Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin, Andrew Stevens, Carl Weathers, Ed Lauter, Scott Hylands, Angie Dickinson, Henry Beckman, William Sanderson, Jon Cedar, James O'Connell, Len Lesser, Richard Davalos, Maury Chaykin, August Schellenberg

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Canada 1931: The unsociable trapper Johnson lives for himself in the ice-cold mountains near the Yukon river. During a visit in the town he witnesses a dog-fight. He interrupts the game and buys one of the dogs - almost dead already - for $200 against the owner's will. When the owner Hasel complains to Mountie Sergeant Millen, he refuses to take action. But then the loathing breeder and his friends accuse Johnson of murder. So Millen, although sympathetic, has to try to take him under arrest - but Johnson defends his freedom in every way possible.

Cacciatori di donne DVD (1963)
Also known as: The Girl Hunters DVD (original title)

Country: UK

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery

Director: Roy Rowland

Cast: Mickey Spillane, Shirley Eaton, Scott Peters, Guy Kingsley Poynter, James Dyrenforth, Charles Farrell, Kim Tracy, Hy Gardner, Lloyd Nolan, Benny Lee, Murray Kash, Bill Nagy, Clive Endersby, Ricardo Montez, Larry Cross

Medium: DVD R/RW

Il cadavere del mio nemico DVD (1976)
Also known as: Le corps de mon ennemi DVD (original title)

Country: France

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery

Director: Henri Verneuil

Cast: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Bernard Blier, Marie-France Pisier, Charles Gérard, Daniel Ivernel, Claude Brosset, Michel Beaune, François Perrot, René Lefèvre, Nicole Garcia, Yvonne Gaudeau, Suzy Prim, Jean Dasté, Jacques David, Jean Turlier

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Francois always despised the textile barons who ruled his local town. But he fell in love with the family heiress Gilberte. Ten years ago, he would have married her. Now only hatred holds them together. Francois is accused of murder. A hooker and a football star lie slaughtered. He thinks he has been framed by the mob. Going underground, he finds that the trail leads all the way to the top - to Gilberte's family. He needs friends. And friends are hard to come by in his town.

Calcutta DVD (1947)
Also known as: Calcutta DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Noir

Director: John Farrow

Cast: Alan Ladd, Gail Russell, William Bendix, June Duprez, Lowell Gilmore, Edith King, Paul Singh, Gavin Muir, John Whitney, Benson Fong

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Neale and Pedro fly cargo between Chungking and Calcutta. When their buddy Bill is murdered they investigate. Neale meets Bill's fiancée Virginia and becomes suspicious of a deeper plot while also falling for her charms.

La calda notte dell'ispettore Tibbs DVD (1967)
Also known as: In the Heat of the Night DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery

Director: Norman Jewison

Cast: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant, Larry Gates, James Patterson, William Schallert, Beah Richards, Peter Whitney, Kermit Murdock, Larry D. Mann, Matt Clark, Arthur Malet, Fred Stewart, Quentin Dean

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Detective Virgil Tibbs is caught up in the racial tension of the US South when he is arrested after the murder of a prominent businessman. Tibbs was simply waiting for his next train at the station in Sparta, Mississippi and the confusion is soon resolved but when local police chief Gillespie learns that Tibbs is the Philadelphia PD's number one homicide expert, he reluctantly asks for his assistance.

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