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La caduta di Troia DVD (1911)
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, War, History, Short

Director: Giovanni Pastrone

Cast: Luigi Romano Borgnetto, Giovanni Casaleggio, Madame Davesnes, Olga Giannini Novelli, Giulio Vinà

Medium: DVD R/RW

Caffé Moscova DVD (1936)
Also known as: Café Moszkva DVD (original title)

Country: Hungary

Spoken Languages: Hungarian

Genre(s): Adventure, History

Director: Steve Sekely

Cast: Gyula Csortos, Lajos Vértes, Anna Tõkés, József Juhász, István Berend, Béla Bálint, István Bársony, Ilona Erdös, Lajos Gárdonyi, Gyula Justh, László Keleti, Ferenc Kiss, Manyi Kiss, Gerö Mály, Nusi Somogyi

Medium: DVD R/RW

La calata dei barbari DVD (1968)
Also known as: Kampf um Rom I DVD (original title)

Country: West Germany

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, Adventure, History

Director: Robert Siodmak

Cast: Laurence Harvey, Orson Welles, Sylva Koscina, Harriet Andersson, Honor Blackman, Robert Hoffmann, Michael Dunn, Ingrid Boulting, Lang Jeffries, Florin Piersic, Emanoil Petrut, Friedrich von Ledebur, Dieter Eppler, Ewa Strömberg, Mircea Anghelescu

Medium: DVD R/RW

La calata dei Mongoli DVD (1951)
Also known as: The Golden Horde DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Action, Adventure, History

Director: George Sherman

Cast: Ann Blyth, David Farrar, George Macready, Henry Brandon, Howard Petrie, Richard Egan, Marvin Miller, Donald Randolph, Peggie Castle, Poodles Hanneford

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: In 1220, a small band of English crusaders arrives at Samarkand in Central Asia, just as the city and its ruling princess are threatened by the hordes of Genghis Khan. Lovely Princess Shalimar hopes to thwart the conqueror by guile, while Sir Guy wants to put up a brave (if ultimately hopeless) fight. Despite a mutual attraction, their conflicting projects threaten any hope of success either might have had alone.

Le calde notti di Lady Hamilton DVD (1968)
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, Romance, History

Director: Christian-Jaque

Cast: Michèle Mercier, Richard Johnson, John Mills, Harald Leipnitz, Claudio Undari, Mirko Ellis, Lorenzo Terzon, Howard Ross, Gabriella Giorgelli, Gisela Uhlen, Venantino Venantini, Mario Pisu, Boy Gobert, Gigi Ballista, Dieter Borsche

Medium: DVD R/RW

Camicie rosse DVD (1952)
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, History

Director: Goffredo Alessandrini

Cast: Anna Magnani, Raf Vallone, Alain Cuny, Jacques Sernas, Carlo Ninchi, Gino Leurini, Serge Reggiani, Michel Auclair, Emma Baron, Giulio Battiferri, Memo Benassi, Ciro Berardi, Renzo Borelli, Enzo Cerusico, Luca Cortese

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: The story of Giuseppe Garibaldi's 1849 campaign to free Italy from Austrian domination. Although the defence of Rome has become impossible, Garibaldi declares his intent to continue the struggle for republican liberty and a unified Italy. With a following of four thousand men he begins a march across the Apennines with the aim of reaching Venice which is under siege but still resisting...

Canaris DVD (1954)
Also known as: Canaris DVD (original title)

Country: West Germany

Spoken Languages: Spanish

Genre(s): Drama, Biography, History

Director: Alfred Weidenmann

Cast: O.E. Hasse, Barbara Rütting, Adrian Hoven, Martin Held, Wolfgang Preiss, Peter Mosbacher, Charles Regnier, Franz Essel, Alice Treff, Herbert Wilk, Klaus Miedel, Arthur Schröder, Ilse Fürstenberg, Arno Paulsen, Nora Hagist

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Admiral Canaris is chief of the intelligence service of Nazi Germany. His department is quite successful and Hitler grants him all the money he wants for new developments. Still he's a thorn in the side of the Nazi chiefs, since he's not as unscrupulous as they want him and is known to criticize their ideology. Irene Heydrich is blackmailed to spy on Canaris just while he starts planning an attempt on Hitler's life.

I candelabri dello Zar DVD (1937)
Also known as: The Emperor's Candlesticks DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama, Romance, History

Director: George Fitzmaurice

Cast: William Powell, Luise Rainer, Robert Young, Maureen O'Sullivan, Frank Morgan, Henry Stephenson, Bernadene Hayes, Donald Kirke, Douglass Dumbrille, Charles Waldron, Ian Wolfe, Barnett Parker, Frank Reicher, Bert Roach, Paul Porcasi

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Male Polish secret agent and female Russian secret police spy smuggle messages to Petersburg in candlesticks and while chasing after stolen candlesticks discover each other's identity and fall in love.

Il cantico delle creature DVD (1961)
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): History

Director(s): Corrado Farina

Medium: DVD R/RW

Capitan Tempesta DVD (1942)
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Adventure

Director(s): Corrado D'Errico

Cast: Carla Candiani (as Leonora Bragadin / Capitan Tempesta), Carmen Navasqués (as Leonora Bragadin / Capitán Tormenta), Luis Hurtado (as Moulia El Kader, the Lion of Damascus), Carlo Ninchi (as Moulia El Kader, il "Leone di Damasco"), Doris Duranti (as Haradia), Adriano Rimoldi (as Marcello Corner), Dina Sassoli (as Suleika), Annibale Betrone (as Marc-Antonio Bragadin), Nicolás D. Perchicot (as Alì Pascià), Rafael Rivelles (as Lachinsky), Juan Domenech (as Hussif), Erminio Spalla (as El Kadur), Carlo Duse (as Methiub), Giovanni Onorato (as One-eyed man), Giulio Tempesti (as Alchemist), Giulio Battiferri, Renato Chiantoni, Gina Cinquini, Stefano Daffinà, Dora Gherdol, Adriano Micantoni, Emilio Petacci, Cesare Polesello

Medium: DVD R/RW

Il capitano Boycott DVD (1947)
Also known as: Captain Boycott DVD (original title)

Country: UK

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, History

Director: Frank Launder

Cast: Stewart Granger, Kathleen Ryan, Cecil Parker, Mervyn Johns, Alastair Sim, Noel Purcell, Niall MacGinnis, Maureen Delaney, Eddie Byrne, Liam Gaffney, Liam Redmond, Edward Lexy, Robert Donat, Bernadette O'Farrell, Harry Webster

Carlo Martello ritorna dalla battaglia di Poitiers DVD (1965)
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): History

Director(s): Corrado Farina

Cast: Lorenzo Rapazzini, Laura Luongo

Medium: DVD R/RW

Cartagine in fiamme DVD (1960)
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

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

Director: Carmine Gallone

Cast: Pierre Brasseur, Daniel Gélin, Anne Heywood, Aldo Silvani, Ilaria Occhini, Paolo Stoppa, José Suárez, Terence Hill, Gianrico Tedeschi, Edith Peters, Cesare Fantoni, Erno Crisa, Fernand Ledoux, Arnoldo Foà, Camillo Pilotto

Medium: DVD R/RW

La casa dell'angelo DVD (1948)
Also known as: Der Engel mit der Posaune DVD (original title)

Country: Austria

Spoken Languages: German

Genre(s): Drama, History

Director: Karl Hartl

Cast: Paula Wessely, Helen Thimig, Hedwig Bleibtreu, Alma Seidler, Maria Schell, Adrienne Gessner, Erni Mangold, Attila Hörbiger, Paul Hörbiger, Hans Holt, Oskar Werner, Fred Liewehr, Curd Jürgens, Anton Edthofer, Gustav Waldau

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: A long time-span of Austrian history (from the late 19th century to the years after world war II) is reflected in the ups and downs of a family of piano-makers in Vienna.

La casa della 56 strada DVD (1933)
Also known as: The House on 56th Street DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, History

Director: Robert Florey

Cast: Kay Francis, Ricardo Cortez, Gene Raymond, John Halliday, Margaret Lindsay, Frank McHugh, William 'Stage' Boyd, Hardie Albright, Sheila Terry, Phillip Reed, Philip Faversham, Walter Walker, Nella Walker, Samuel S. Hinds, Theodore Newton

Medium: DVD R/RW

Il Casanova di Federico Fellini DVD (1976)
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, Romance, History, Biography

Director: Federico Fellini

Cast: Donald Sutherland, Tina Aumont, Cicely Browne, Carmen Scarpitta, Clara Algranti, Daniela Gatti, Margareth Clémenti, Mario Cencelli, Olimpia Carlisi, Silvana Fusacchia, Leda Lojodice, Sandra Elaine Allen, Clarissa Mary Roll, Alessandra Belloni, Dudley Sutton

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Casanova is a libertine, collecting seductions and sexual feats. But he is really interested in someone, and is he really an interesting person ? Is he really alive ?

Caterina di Russia DVD (1963)
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, History

Director: Umberto Lenzi

Cast: Hildegard Knef, Sergio Fantoni, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Ángela Cavo, Raoul Grassilli, Enzo Fiermonte, Leonardo Botta, Gianni Solaro, Ennio Balbo, Tina Lattanzi, Tullio Altamura, Milly Vitale, Romano Ghini, Vera Besusso, Luigi D'Acri

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Caterina finds out that her husband Peter Tzar of Russia, is plotting to kill her. She sets Count Orlov free from prison, Peter's sworn enemy, becomes empress of Russia and leads the Cossacks army against him.

Caterina Sforza la leonessa di Romagna DVD (1959)
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Adventure, History

Director: Giorgio Walter Chili

Cast: Virna Lisi, Sergio Fantoni, Carlo Giuffrè, Pierre Cressoy, Rik Battaglia, Alberto Farnese, Cesare Fantoni, Cesare Donnini, Nerio Bernardi, Roy Ciccolini, Erno Crisa, Loris Gizzi, Laura Nucci, Roberto Risso, Mimmo Palmara

Medium: DVD R/RW

Il cavaliere dalla spada nera DVD (1956)
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Adventure, Peplum

Director: Luigi Capuano

Cast: Marina Berti, Steve Barclay, Otello Toso, Fulvia Franco, Gianni Baghino, Luigi Tosi, Nerio Bernardi, Carlo Lamas, Carlo Tamberlani, Rita Rosa, Margherita Bossi, Amina Pirani Maggi, Enzo Fiermonte, Piero Palermini, Pietro Pastore

Medium: DVD R/RW

Il cavaliere del castello maledetto DVD (1959)
Country: France

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Adventure, Peplum

Director: Mario Costa

Cast: Massimo Serato, Irène Tunc, Luisella Boni, Pierre Cressoy, Livio Lorenzon, Maria Sima, Carlo Tamberlani, Aldo Bufi Landi, Luciano Marin, Ignazio Balsamo, Miranda Campa, Andrea Fantasia, Franco Fantasia, Gina Mascetti, Ugo Sasso

Medium: DVD R/RW

Il cavaliere del mistero DVD (1954)
Also known as: The Black Knight DVD (original title)

Country: UK

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Adventure

Director: Tay Garnett

Cast: Alan Ladd, Patricia Medina, André Morell, Harry Andrews, Peter Cushing, Anthony Bushell, Laurence Naismith, Patrick Troughton, Bill Brandon, Ronald Adam, Basil Appleby, Tommy Moore, Jean Lodge, Pauline Jameson, John Kelly

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: As a blacksmith John can't hope to win the hand of Linet, daughter of the Earl of Yeonil. Off he goes to prove himself a noble knight. He makes himself a suit of armor with a winged chicken helmet and runs around fighting for King Arthur as the Black Knight. Evil doings include plots by visiting kings and a Druid sacrificial ceremony at Stonehenge.

Il cavaliere di Lagardère DVD (1967)
Also known as: Lagardère DVD (original title)

Country: France

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Adventure

Director: Jean-Pierre Decourt

Cast: Jean Piat, Sacha Pitoëff, Jacques Dufilho, Marco Perrin, Raymond Gérôme, Jean-Pierre Darras, Nadine Alari, Michèle Grellier, Josée Steiner, Dominique Paturel, Raoul Billerey, Clément Thierry, Michel Larivière, Marcel Cuvelier, Bulle Ogier, Françoise Giret, Jacques Balutin, Robert Darnel, Hubert de Lapparent, Colette Gérard, Jean-Pierre Carmona, Claude Ferna

Medium: DVD R/RW

Il cavaliere di Maison Rouge DVD (1954)
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Adventure, History

Director: Vittorio Cottafavi

Cast: Armando Francioli, Renée Saint-Cyr, Yvette Lebon, Olga Solbelli, Luigi Tosi, Vittorio Sanipoli, Franca Marzi, Alfred Adam, Marcel Pérès, Giancarlo Regis, Pietro Fumelli, Giuseppe Chinnici

Medium: DVD R/RW

Il cavaliere misterioso DVD (1948)
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Action, Drama, Adventure

Director: Riccardo Freda

Cast: Vittorio Gassman, María Mercader, Yvonne Sanson, Gianna Maria Canale, Alessandra Mamis, Hans Hinrich, Dante Maggio, Guido Notari, Vittorio Duse, Elli Parvo, Antonio Centa

Medium: DVD R/RW

I cavalieri dalla maschera nera DVD (1948)
Also known as: I Beati Paoli DVD (alternative title)

Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): History, Adventure

Director: Pino Mercanti

Cast: Otello Toso, Lea Padovani, Massimo Serato, Paolo Stoppa, Paola Barbara, Mario Ferrari, Carlo Ninchi, Michele Abruzzo, Umberto Spadaro, Rosolino Bua, Gaspare Lupo, Francesco A. Bertini

Medium: DVD R/RW

I cavalieri del Diavolo DVD (1959)
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Adventure

Director: Siro Marcellini

Cast: Frank Latimore, Emma Danieli, Gianna Maria Canale, Gabriella Pallotta, Anthony Steffen, Andrea Aureli, Federica Ranchi, Franco Fantasia, Mirko Ellis, José Jaspe, Oreste Lionello, Andrea Fantasia, Carlo Bressan, Pasquale De Filippo, Franco Diana

Medium: DVD R/RW

I cavalieri di Allah DVD (1953)
Also known as: The Desert Song DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Adventure, Romance, Musical

Director(s): H. Bruce Humberstone

Cast: Kathryn Grayson (as Margot Birabeau), Gordon MacRae (as El Khobar / Paul Bonnard), Steve Cochran (as Captain Claude Fontaine), Raymond Massey (as Sheik Yousseff), Dick Wesson (as Benjamin 'Benjy' Kidd), Allyn Ann McLerie (as Azuri), Ray Collins (as Gen. Birabeau), Paul Picerni (as Hassan), Frank DeKova (as Mindar), William Conrad (as Lachmed), Trevor Bardette (as Neri), Mark Dana (as Lt. Duvalle), Rico Alaniz (as Legionnaire , uncredited), Ben Astar (as Sheik , uncredited), Peter Brocco (as Old Refugee , uncredited), Larry Chance (as Scarface , uncredited), Tom Coleman (as Legionnaire , uncredited), Joey Costarello (as Arab Boy , uncredited), Robert Dane (as French Pilot , uncredited), Harold Dyrenforth (as Legionnaire , uncredited), Paul Fierro (as Riff Guard , uncredited), John George (as Townsman in Square , uncredited), Tom Hernández (as Legionnaire , uncredited), Robert Hunter (as Legionnaire , uncredited), Louis Lettieri (as Neo, Small Boy , uncredited), Maurice Marsac (as Sentry , uncredited), Jack Reitzen (as Sheik , uncredited), George Sawaya (as Riff Guard , uncredited), Sam Scar (as Sheik , uncredited), Bhogwan Singh (as Old Villager , uncredited), Julian Upton (as Berber , uncredited), Harry J. Vejar (as Sheik , uncredited)

Medium: DVD R/RW

Storyline: Shiek Yousseff, poses as a friend of the French while secretly plotting to overthrow them. Apposing Yousseff are the Riffs, whose secret leader, The Red Shadow, is Paul Bonnard, a professor who is studying the desert, and whose attacks on the supply trains intended for Yousseff keep the Riff villages in food. Foreign Legion General Birabeau arrives to conduct an investigation, accompanied by his daughter, Margot. Birabeau hires Bonnard to tutor her, and she is attracted to a Legionaire captain, Claud Fontaine. While the general, Bonnard and Fontaine pay a visit to Yousseff, an American newspaper man, Benji Kidd, discovers a secret way in and out of Yousseff's palace, with the aid of Azuri, a dancing girl in love with Bonnard. The latter is forced to resume his role as the Riffs leader, and kidnap Margot until he can convince her of Yousseff's treachery. But Yousseff's men attack the Riff camp and take Margot prisoner.

I cavalieri teutonici DVD (1960)
Also known as: Krzyzacy DVD (original title)

Country: Poland

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, Adventure, War, Romance, History

Director: Aleksander Ford

Cast: Urszula Modrzynska, Grazyna Staniszewska, Andrzej Szalawski, Henryk Borowski, Aleksander Fogiel, Mieczyslaw Kalenik, Emil Karewicz, Tadeusz Kosudarski, Lucyna Winnicka, Tadeusz Bialoszczynski, Mieczyslaw Voit, Janusz Strachocki, Stanislaw Jasiukiewicz, Leon Niemczyk, Zbigniew Skowronski

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: A tale of a young impoverished nobleman, who with his uncle returns from a war against the order of the Teutonic Knights in Lithuania. He falls in love with a beautiful woman and pledges an oath to bring her "three trophies" from the Teutonic Knights.

Çelik bilek DVD (1967)
Country: Turkey

Spoken Languages: Turkish

Genre(s): Adventure

Director(s): Çetin Inanç

Cast: Yildirim Gencer, Hüseyin Baradan, Erol Günaydin, Hayati Hamzaoglu, Cahit Irgat, Senih Orkan, Hülya Darcan, Dogan Dolay, Atilla Ergün, Mete Mert

Medium: DVD R/RW

I cento cavalieri DVD (1964)
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, Adventure, History

Director: Vittorio Cottafavi

Cast: Mark Damon, Antonella Lualdi, Gastone Moschin, Wolfgang Preiss, Barbara Frey, Rafael Alonso, Hans Nielsen, Manuel Gallardo, Salvatore Furnari, Giorgio Ubaldi, Enrico Ribulsi, Mario Feliciani, Arnoldo Foà

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Don Fernando, the son of El Cid, rallies peasants and townspeople to overthrow Moorish occupiers in medieval Spain.

Cesare e Cleopatra DVD (1945)
Also known as: Caesar and Cleopatra DVD (original title)

Country: UK

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Comedy, War, Romance, History, Biography

Director: Gabriel Pascal

Cast: Claude Rains, Vivien Leigh, Stewart Granger, Flora Robson, Francis L. Sullivan, Basil Sydney, Cecil Parker, Raymond Lovell, Anthony Eustrel, Ernest Thesiger, Anthony Harvey, Robert Adams, Olga Edwardes, Harda Swanhilde, Michael Rennie

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Cleopatra hasn't been on the throne of the pharoahs of Egypt very long when Julius Caesar pays a visit. Caesar finds the prospect of romance more tempting than he expected, since Cleopatra is a rare woman who is bright as well as beautiful. And for Cleopatra, a friendly relationship with the most powerful man in the world may pay dividends in the future.

Cesare e Lucrezia Borgia DVD (1935)
Also known as: Lucrèce Borgia DVD (original title)

Country: France

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, History

Director: Abel Gance

Cast: Edwige Feuillère, Gabriel Gabrio, Maurice Escande, Roger Karl, Aimé Clariond, Philippe Hériat, Jacques Dumesnil, Max Michel, Louis Eymond, Jean Fay, René Bergeron, Gaston Modot, Antonin Artaud, Marcel Chabrier, Georges Prieur

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: At the end of the 15th Century, Rome is ruled ruthlessly by power mad and sex hungry Cesare Borgia, the eldest son of Pope Alexander VI. Following the advice of his chief adviser Niccolo Macchiavelli, Cesare Borgia decides to attempt to unify the country in order to become even more powerful. To this end he needs his sister Lucrezia...

Che! DVD(1969)
Also known as: Che DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, History, Biography

Director: Richard Fleischer

Cast: Omar Sharif, Jack Palance, Cesare Danova, Robert Loggia, Woody Strode, Barbara Luna, Frank Silvera, Albert Paulsen, Linda Marsh, Tom Troupe, Rudy Diaz, Perry Lopez, Abraham Sofaer, Richard Angarola, Sarita Vara

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Biography of Argentinian revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, who helped Fidel Castro in his struggle against the corrupt Batista regime, eventually resulting in the overthrow of that government and Castro's taking over of Cuba. The film covers Guevara's life from when he first landed in Cuba in 1956 to his death in an ambush by government troops in the mountains of Bolivia in 1967.

Che la festa cominci... DVD (1975)
Also known as: Que la fête commence DVD (original title)

Country: France

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, History

Director: Bertrand Tavernier

Cast: Philippe Noiret, Jean Rochefort, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Christine Pascal, Alfred Adam, Jean-Roger Caussimon, Gérard Desarthe, Michel Beaune, Monique Chaumette, François Dyrek, Jean-Paul Farré, Nicole Garcia, Raymond Girard, Jacques Hilling, Bernard La Jarrige

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: France, 1719. Louis 14th died four years ago, Philippe d'Orleans is the regent. He is a liberal and a libertine. His right-hand man, Dubois, an atheistic and cupid priest, as libertine as Philippe, tries to take advantage of a little rebellion lead by a Breton squire (Pontallec) and of the famine to become archbishop...

Le cinque giornate DVD (1973)
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, Comedy, War, History

Director: Dario Argento

Cast: Adriano Celentano, Enzo Cerusico, Marilù Tolo, Luisa De Santis, Glauco Onorato, Carla Tatò, Sergio Graziani, Germano Altomanni, Salvatore Baccaro, Loredana Martínez, Guglielmo Bardella, Loredana Benacca, Ugo Bologna, Luca Bonicalzi, Renato Paracchi

Medium: DVD R/RW

Clandestina a Tahiti DVD (1958)
Also known as: The Stowaway DVD (original title)

Country: Australia

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, Adventure

Director(s): Ralph Habib, Lee Robinson

Cast: Martine Carol (as Lotte), Karlheinz Böhm (as Jean), Serge Reggiani (as Alfred Mougins), Arletty (as Gabrielle), Roger Livesey (as Major Owens), Reg Lye (as Buddington), Maëa Flohr (as Maea), Yvon Chababa (as Max), James Condon (as The Purser), Doris Fitton, Frédéric Geay, Germaine Levers, John Martin, Charles Mauu (as Taro), Teheiura Poheroa

Medium: DVD R/RW

Storyline: A group of adventurers compete with one another to find the missing heir Rene Marechal, thought to be near Tahiti.

Cleopatra DVD (1934)
Cleopatra (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, War, Romance, History

Director: Cecil B. DeMille

Cast: Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Henry Wilcoxon, Joseph Schildkraut, Ian Keith, Gertrude Michael, C. Aubrey Smith, Irving Pichel, Arthur Hohl, Edwin Maxwell, Ian Maclaren, Eleanor Phelps, Leonard Mudie, Grace Durkin, Ferdinand Gottschalk

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: In 48 BC, Cleopatra, facing palace revolt in her kingdom of Egypt, welcomes the arrival of Julius Caesar as a way of solidifying her power under Rome. When Caesar, whom she has led astray, is killed, she transfers her affections to Marc Antony and dazzles him on a barge full of DeMillean splendor. But the trick may not work a third time...

Cleopatra DVD (1963)
Cleopatra (original title)

Country: UK

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, Romance, History, Biography

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Pamela Brown, George Cole, Hume Cronyn, Cesare Danova, Kenneth Haigh, Andrew Keir, Martin Landau, Roddy McDowall, Robert Stephens, Francesca Annis, Grégoire Aslan, Martin Benson

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: In 48 B.C., Caesar pursues Pompey from Pharsalia to Egypt. Ptolemy, now supreme ruler after deposing his older sister, Cleopatra, attempts to gain favor with Caesar by presenting the conquerer with the head of Pompey, borne by his governors, Pothinos and Achillas. To win Caesar's support from her brother, Cleopatra hides herself in a rug, which Apollodorus, her servant, presents to Caesar. The Roman is immediately infatuated...

La colonna di Traiano DVD (1968)
Also known as: Columna DVD (original title)

Country: Romania

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Romance, History

Director: Mircea Dragan

Cast: Richard Johnson, Antonella Lualdi, Ilarion Ciobanu, Amedeo Nazzari, Stefan Ciubotarasu, Florin Piersic, Amza Pellea, Sidonia Manolache, Emil Botta, Franco Interlenghi, Mircea Albulescu, Gheorghe Dinica

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: The Roman Emperor Trajan has just murdered all the local men of Dacia and holds a military stronghold in what will later become Rumania...

Il colosso di Rodi DVD (1961)
Country: Italy/Spain

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, Adventure, History

Director: Sergio Leone

Cast: Rory Calhoun, Lea Massari, Georges Marchal, Conrado San Martín, Ángel Aranda, Mabel Karr, Mimmo Palmara, Roberto Camardiel, George Rigaud, Álvaro de Luna

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: A Greek military hero named Darios visits his uncle in Rhodes in the year 280 BC. Rhodes has just finished constructing an enormous colossus of Apollo to guard its harbor and is planning an alliance with Phoenicia which would be hostile to Greece. Darios flirts with the beautiful Diala, daughter of the statue's mastermind, while becoming involved with a group of rebels headed by Peliocles...

Il colosso di Roma DVD (1964)
Also known as: Muzio Scevola DVD (alternative title)

Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

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

Director: Giorgio Ferroni

Cast: Gordon Scott, Gabriella Pallotta, Massimo Serato, Gabriele Antonini, Maria Pia Conte, Roldano Lupi, Philippe Hersent, Franco Fantasia, Bernard Farber, Nando Angelini, Fortunato Arena, Tullio Altamura, Valerio Tordi, Attilio Dottesio, Gaetano Quartararo

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: In ancient Rome, the people finally oust their despised king, Tarquinius, and declare the city a republic. Tarquinius makes an alliance with the Etruscan king, Porsenna, to take back power in Rome, but a Roman general, the heroic Mucius, sets out to stop him.

Colpevole di tradimento DVD (1950)
Also known as: Guilty of Treason DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, History

Director: Felix E. Feist

Cast: Charles Bickford, Bonita Granville, Paul Kelly, Richard Derr, Roland Winters, Berry Kroeger, John Banner, Alfred Linder, Thomas Browne Henry, Nestor Paiva, Morgan Farley, Lisa Howard, Elisabeth Risdon, Gene Roth, Kenneth MacDonald

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: The story of Cardinal Josef Mindzhenty, a Roman Catholic cardinal from Hungary who spoke out against both the Nazi occupation of his country during World War II and the Communist regime that replaced it after the war. Mindzhenty was arrested, tortured and eventually released, but was persecuted to the extent that he wound up taking refuge in the US Embassy in Budapest for many years, still acting as a spokesman for the Hungarians who wanted the Russian occupation forces and their Hungarian collaborators out of the country.

IL colpo segreto di d'Artagnan DVD (1962)  
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Adventure

Director: Siro Marcellini

Cast: George Nader, Magali Noël, Georges Marchal, Massimo Serato, Alessandra Panaro, Mario Petri, Franco Fantasia, Raf Baldassarre, Giulio Marchetti, Andrea Fantasia, Romano Giomini, Piero Pastore

Medium: DVD R/RW

Subtitles: Greek

Plot: D'Artagnan and Porthos, working with Cardinal Richelieu, thwart a plan to overthrow Louis XIII.

I coltelli del vendicatore DVD (1966)  
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Action, Adventure

Director: Mario Bava

Cast: Cameron Mitchell, Fausto Tozzi, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Luciano Pollentin, Amedeo Trilli, Renato Terra, Sergio Cortona, Elissa Pichelli

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: After the apparent death of her husband King Arald, a viking peasant woman, named Karin, takes her son Moki into hiding from Aghen, King Arald's enemy. But a mysterous stranger, named Rurik, begins acting as Karin's guardian, which evetually leads to a brutal showdown between Rurik and Aghen.

Comizi d'amore DVD (1965)  
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Biography, Documentary

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Cast: Pier Paolo Pasolini, Lello Bersani (voice), Io Apolloni, Ignazio Buttitta, Adele Cambria, Camilla Cederna, Graziella Chiarcossi, Peppino Di Capri, Oriana Fallaci, Graziella Granata, Antonella Lualdi, Alberto Moravia, Cesare Musatti, Giuseppe Ungaretti

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Microphone in hand, Pier Paolo Pasolini asks Italians to talk about sex: he asks children where babies come from, young and old women if they are men's equals, men and women if a woman's virginity matters, how they view homosexuals, how sex and honor connect, if divorce should be legal, and if they support closing the brothels...

Condottieri DVD (1937)  
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Adventure, War, History

Director: Luis Trenker

Cast: Luis Trenker, August Eichhorn, Waltraut Klein, Ethel Maggi, Erwin Klietsch, Herbert Hübner, Reginald Pasch, Nestor Szytar, Josef Kamper, Otto Collin, Aribert Wäscher, Friedl Trenker, Luis Gerold, Hans Jamnig, Giuseppe Addobbati

Medium: DVD R/RW

La congiura dei Boiardi DVD (1958)  
Also known as: Ivan Groznyy: Skaz vtoroy - Boyarskiy zagovor DVD (original title)

Country: Soviet Union

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): History, Biography

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein

Cast: Nikolai Cherkasov, Serafima Birman, Pavel Kadochnikov, Mikhail Zharov, Amvrosi Buchma, Vsevolod Pudovkin, Mikhail Kuznetsov, Aleksandr Mgebrov, Andrei Abrikosov, Vladimir Balashov, Erik Pyryev, Mikhail Nazvanov, Pavel Massalsky, Ada Vojtsik

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: His wife dead from poisoning and his chief warrior, Kurbsky, defected to the Poles, Ivan is lonely as he pursues a unified Russia with no foreign occupiers. Needing friendship, he brings to court Kolychev, now Philip the monk, and makes him metropolitan bishop of Moscow. Philip, however, takes his cues from the boyars and tries to bend Ivan to the will of the church...

La congiura dei dieci DVD (1962)  
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Adventure, Romance, Peplum

Director: Baccio Bandini

Cast: Stewart Granger, Sylva Koscina, Christine Kaufmann, Riccardo Garrone, Alberto Lupo, Marina Berti, Tullio Carminati, Claudio Gora, Fanfulla, Giulio Marchetti, Carlo Rizzo, Ignazio Dolce, Fausto Tozzi, Tom Felleghy, Antonio Ricci

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: A Spanish overlord controls 16th-century Tuscany. He plans to marry into a prominent Italian family and hires an Englishman to serve as bodyguard for his less-than-eager fiancee. The bodyguard finds his allegiance switching to the rebels who seek to overthrow the Spaniard, even as he finds himself drawn to the woman he's been hired to protect.

La congiura di Montecristo DVD (1953)
Also known as: Sword of Venus DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Adventure, Peplum

Director: Harold Daniels

Cast: Robert Clarke, Catherine McLeod, Dan O'Herlihy, William Schallert, Marjorie Stapp, Merritt Stone, Renee De Marco, Eric Colmar, Stuart Randall, Robert Stevenson

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: The son of the legendary Count of Monte Cristo is framed for a murder he didn't commit by one of his father's bitterest enemies, a man who is determined to get his hands on the family's wealth.

Il conquistatore DVD (1956)  
Also known as: The Conqueror DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Action, Adventure, War, Romance, History, Biography

Director: Dick Powell

Cast: John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Pedro Armendáriz, Agnes Moorehead, Thomas Gomez, John Hoyt, William Conrad, Ted de Corsia, Leslie Bradley, Lee Van Cleef, Peter Mamakos, Leo Gordon, Richard Loo

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: In ancient times, the Mongolian warlord Temujin must do battle against the rival tribe that killed his father. The battles pale in comparison with Temujin's home life, as he attempts to woo the heart of the red-haired Tartar prisoner Bortai whom he has captured in a raid. He must also deal with various intrigues within his palace. Eventually, Bortai falls to his manly charms, Temujin defeats his enemies within and without, and is crowned Genghis Khan.

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