DVD Triage: Week of June 28

New Release Picks of the Week

Barney’s Version
I missed this one in theaters, but I’m always up for both Paul Giamatti and Rosamund Pike, so both together? Sure! Based on Andrew’s Cinecast review and Marina’s DVD review, sounds like it’s certainly worth a look. RENT
2011 Canada, dir Richard J. Lewis, stars Paul Giamatti, Rosamund Pike.
Amazon DVD/Blu-ray Combo | Netflix

Sucker Punch
I know, I know, this is terrible. I avoided it in theaters, even though I had been anticipating it as a guilty pleasure, but I still want to see it. So I’ll rent the blu-ray, grab some beer, and ascertain the level of suck in Sucker Punch for myself. RENT
2011 USA. Director: Zach Snyder. Starring: Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish.
Amazon DVD | Amazon Blu-ray | Netflix (7/26)

Christopher and His Kind (2010 UK, dir Geoffrey Sax, stars Matt Smith, Imogen Poots; Netflix)
The Warrior’s Way (2010 USA, dir Sngmoo Lee, stars Dong-Gun Jang, Kate Bosworth; Blu-ray/Netflix)
Max Manus (2008 Norway, dir Joachim Rønning, Epsen Sandberg, stars Aksel Hennie; Blu-ray/Netflix)
Rammbock: Berlin Undead (2010 Germany, dir Marvin Kren, stars Michael Fuith, Theo Trebs; Netflix)
Season of the Witch (2011 USA, dir Dominic Sena, stars Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman; Blu-ray/Netflix)
Beastly (2011 USA, dir Daniel Barnz, stars Vanessa Hudgens, Alex Pettyfer; Blu-ray/Netflix)
Beneath Hill 60 (2010 USA, dir Jeremy Sims, stars Brendan Cowell, Gyton Grantley; Netflix)
Bloodworth (2010 USA, dir Shane Dax Taylor, stars Kris Kristofferson, Dwight Yoakam; Netflix)

Classic Picks of the Week

Zazie dans le metro: Criterion Collection
I have been waiting a long time to see this, as it hasn’t been on DVD in the US ever, much less a Criterion-quality release. It looks like just the kind of whimsical New Wave film I love. BUY
1960 France. Director: Louis Malle. Starring: Catherine Demongeot, Philippe Noiret.
Amazon DVD | Amazon Blu-ray | Netflix

Black Moon: Criterion Collection
This rare Malle film I have actually seen, and it is a weird one. A girl escapes a war torn landscape, only to wander onto a bizarre estate with strange people and creatures. It’s a bit like Alice in Wonderland, but…WAY more out there. Not one I’d want to see again, maybe, but for cult art film fans, a must. RENT
1975 France. Director: Louis Malle. Starring: Cathryn Harrison, Therese Giehse.
Amazon DVD | Amazon Blu-ray | Netflix

People on Sunday: Criterion Collection
A late Weimar silent co-directed by two German directors who would later become great film noir directors in the United States? Sign me up based on that alone. RENT
1930 Germany. Director: Robert Siodmak/Edgar G. Ulmer. Starring: Erwin Splettstober, Brigitte Borchert.
Amazon DVD | Amazon Blu-ray

Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd (1952 USA, dir Charles Barton, stars Bud Abbott, Lou Costello)
Don’t Make Waves (1967 USA, dir Alexander Mackendrick, stars Tony Curtis, Claudie Cardinale)
Four Daughters Movie Collection (1938-1941 USA, dir Michael Curtiz, stars Priscilla Lane, Claude Rains)
Get Yourself a College Girl (1964 USA, dir Sidney Miller, stars Mary Ann Mobley, Chad Everett)
Hold On! (1965 USA, dir Arthur Lubin, stars Herman’s Hermits, Shelley Fabares)
The Impossible Years (1968 USA, dir Michael Gordon, stars David Niven, Lola Albright)
Marlowe (1969 USA, dir Paul Bogart, stars James Garner, Gayle Hunnicutt)
Merry Andrew (1957 USA, dir Michael Kidd, stars Danny Kaye, Pier Angeli)
The Nesting (1981 USA, dir Armand Weston, stars Robin Groves, Christopher Loomis; Blu-ray)
The Prize (1963 USA, dir Mark Robson, stars Paul Newman, Elke Sommer)
The Rack (1956 USA, dir Arnold Laven, stars Paul Newman, Wendell Corey)
Rio Rita (1942 USA, dir S. Sylvan Simon, stars Abbott & Costello, Kathryn Grayson)
Rose Marie (1954 USA, dir Mervyn LeRoy, stars Ann Blyth, Howard Keel)
Until They Sail (1957 USA, dir Robert Wise, stars Jean Simmons, Paul Newman)
The Wheeler Dealers (1963 USA, dir Arthur Hiller, stars James Garner, Lee Remick)

Blu-ray Picks of the Week

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy: Extended Editions
The whole Lord of the Rings saga comes to blu-ray for the first time. I actually haven’t ever watched all my DVD extended editions, so I may hold off, but for fans and collectors, this is gonna be a great set. BUY
2001-2003 USA/New Zealand. Director: Peter Jackson. Starring: Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellan.
Amazon Blu-ray | Amazon DVD | Netflix

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001 Japan, dir Shinichiro Watanabe, stars Steve Blum, Beau Billingslea; DVD/Netflix)
Jumanji (1995 USA, dir Joe Johnston, stars Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst; DVD/Netflix)
Zathura (2005 USA, dir Jon Favreau, stars Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo; DVD/Netflix)

Television Picks of the Week

Warehouse 13: Season Two
One of the Syfy Channel’s best original shows, following two agents entrusted with guarding powerful artifacts housed in the Warehouse. References range from literature and pop culture to history and mythology, with a healthy dose of humor – the show reminds me how much fun it is to be a geek. BUY
2010 USA. Creator: D. Brent Mote, Jane Espenson. Starring: Eddie McLintock, Joanne Kelly.
Amazon DVD | Netflix

Law & Order Criminal Intent: Season 6 (2010 USA, creator Dick Wolf, stars Kathryn Erbe, Vincent D’Onofrio; Netflix)
Rizzoli & Isles: Season One (2010 USA, creator Janet Tamaro, Tes Gerritsen, stars Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander; Netflix)

Instant Watch Picks of the Week

Rubber [7/1]
Clearly a polarizing film between those who think it’s a brilliant and hilarious intellectual send-up of B movies, and those who think it wore out its welcome too quickly; I’m standing by my love for it, and if you haven’t had a chance to see it, you should at least check it out now that it’s on Instant.
2010 France/USA. Director: Quentin Dupieux. Starring: Stephen Spinella, Roxanne Mesquida.

Let Me In [7/1]
An unnecessary remake, but quite well-done in its own right, with a great central performance from Moretz. I couldn’t quite shake the “but I’ve already seen this” feeling while watching it, though. Still worth a look.
2010 USA. Director: Matt Reeves. Starring: Chloe Moretz, Kodi Smit-McPhee.

Star Trek: The Original Series: Season 1 [7/1]
InstantWatcher only lists Season 1 as coming on the 1st; I believe Netflix has a deal in place for all of Star Trek, so I’m not sure if they’re rolling it one season at a time, or if we’ll actually see the whole TOS live on the 1st. In any case, I’m looking forward to revisiting some of these episodes.
1966 USA. Creator: Gene Roddenberry. Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy.

Punch-Drunk Love
One of the few Adam Sandler roles I don’t hate, thanks to PT Anderson’s quirky take on a destructive salesman whose rage might be mitigated by a new relationship, if only he could shake off his seven sisters and those thugs who think he’s involved with a phone sex scam.
2002 USA. Director: Paul Thomas Anderson. Starring: Adam Sandler, Emily Watson.

Witness for the Prosecution [7/1]
A near-last movie for all of its cast, and a good one, as judge Laughton tries to make sense of Power’s murder defense which depends on Power’s wife Dietrich’s testimony – but Dietrich has her own agenda. A twisty turny courtroom thriller from Wilder, nice and taut.
1957 USA. Director: Billy Wilder. Starring: Charles Laughton, Marlene Dietrich, Tyrone Power.

The Exorcist [7/1]
Classic demon possession story, with some truly scary moments and just as many thoughtful character ones.
1973 USA. Director: William Friedkin. Starring: Linda Blair, Jason Miller, Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow.

Black Hawk Down
A downed military helicopter in Somalia becomes the center of a defense-and-rescue operation – lots of good action in this one.
2001 USA. Director: Ridley Scott. Starring: Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor.

The Fly [7/1]
A scientist working on teleportation accidentally gets mashed up with a fly, turning him into a monster – a B horror movie, and a really solid one, including one of the most subtly chilling closing moments I’ve ever seen.
1958 USA. Director: Kurt Neumann. Starring: David Hedison, Patricia Owens, Vincent Price.

The Big Combo [7/1]
A film noir I haven’t seen yet, but Lewis directed one of my all-time favorite low-budget noirs, Gun Crazy, so I’m more than willing to check out this one.
1955 USA. Director: Joseph H. Lewis. Starring: Cornel Wilde, Richard Conte, Jean Wallace.

There’s No Business Like Show Business [7/1]
Not one of my absolute favorite Monroe films (and she basically is in a supporting role to the family of characters led by Merman and O’Connor), but it’s an enjoyable show business musical with some great Irving Berlin tunes and lots of splashy widescreen color.
1954 USA. Director: Walter Lang. Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Donald O’Connor, Ethel Merman.

1984 (1984 USA, dir Michael Radford, stars John Hurt, Richard Burton) [7/1]
8 Seconds (1994 USA, dir John G. Avildsen, stars Luke Perry, Cynthia Geary) [7/1]
Afghan Star (2009 Afganistan, dir Havana Marking, stars Habib Amiri, Setara Hussainzada)
All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989 USA, dir Don Bluth, stars Burt Reynolds, Vic Tayback) [7/1]
America’s Sweethearts (2001 USA, dir Joe Roth, stars Julia Roberts, John Cusack)
American: The Bill Hicks Story (2010 USA, dir Matt Harlock, Paul Thomas, stars Bill Hicks) [6/29]
Analyze This (1999 USA, dir Harold Ramis, stars Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal) [/71]
The Animal (2001 USA, dir Luke Greenfield, stars Rob Schneider, Colleen Haskell)
Baran (2001 USA, dir Majid Majidi, stars Hossein Abedini, Zahra Bahrami)
Bella (2006 USA, dir Alejandro Gomez Monteverde, stars Tammy Blanchard)
The Broken (2008 USA, dir Sean Ellis, stars Lena Headey, Richard Jenkins) [7/1]
Buffalo ’66 (1998 USA, dir Vincent Gallo, stars Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricci) [7/1]
Caravaggio (1986 UK, dir Derek Jarman, stars Nigel Terry, Sean Bean)
Darkness Falls (2003 USA, dir Jonathan Liebesman, stars Emma Caulfield, Chaney Kley)
Dracula A.D., 1972 (1972 UK, dir Alan Gisbon, stars Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing) [7/1]
Dragnet (1987 USA, dir Tom Mankiewicz, stars Dan Aykroyd, Tom Hanks) [7/1]
Exit Wounds (2001 USA, dir Andrzej Barkowiak, stars Steven Seagal, DMX) [7/1]
The Fairly OddParents: Season 3 (2002 USA, dir Butch Hartman, stars Tara Strong, Susanne Blakeslee)
Flawless (1999 USA, dir Joel Schumacher, stars Robert De Niro, Philip Seymour Hoffman) [7/1]
Farewell My Concubine (1993 USA, dir Kaige Chen, stars Leslie Cheung, Gong Li)
Foxy Brown (1974 USA, dir Jack Hill, stars Pam Grier, Antonio Fargas) [7/1]
Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985 USA, dir Alan Metter, stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Helen Hunt) [7/1]
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: Season 1, Vol. 1 (1983 USA, stars John Erwin)
Hey Arnold!: Season 3 (1998 USA, creator Craig Bartlett, stars Francesca Smith, Jamil Walker Smith)
House by the River (1950 USA, dir Fritz Lang, stars Louis Hayward, Lee Bowman) [7/1]
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965 USA, dir William Asher, stars Annette Funicello, Dwayne Hickman)
Intervention: Season 9 (2010 USA, creators Sam Mettler, Rob Sharenow, stars Jeff VanVonderen)
It (1927 USA, dir Clarence G. Badger, stars Clara Bow, Antonio Moreno)
Knockaround Guys (2002 USA, dir Brian Koppelman, David Levien, stars Barry Pepper, Seth Green)
The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997 USA, dir Jon Amiel. stars Bill Murray, Peter Gallagher) [7/1]
Medium: Season 7 (2010 USA, creator Glenn Gordon Caron, stars Patricia Arquette)
Michael Collins (1996 Ireland, dir Neil Jordan, stars Liam Neeson, Alan Rickman) [7/1]
Mixed Nuts (1994 USA, dir Nora Ephron, stars Steve Martin, Madeline Kahn) [7/1]
Moonstruck (1987 USA, dir Norman Jewison, stars Cher, Olympia Dukakis, Nicolas Cage) [7/1]
Mr. Wonderful (1993 USA, dir Anthony Minghella, stars Matt Dillon, Annabella Sciorra) [7/1]
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993 USA, dir Chris Columbus, stars Robin Williams, Sally Field) [7/1]
MST3K: The Corpse Vanishes (1942 USA, dir Wallace Fox, stars Bela Lugosi)
MST3K: Final Justice (1985 USA, dir Greydon Clark, stars Joe Don Baker, Rosanno Brazzi)
MST3K: The Mad Monster (1942 USA, dir Sam Newfield, stars Johnny Downs, Geroge Zucco)
MST3K: Manhunt in Space (1956 USA, dir Hollingsworth Morse, stars Richard Crane, Sally Mansfield)
MST3K: Night of the Blood Beast (1958 USA, dir Bernard L. Kowalski, stars John Baer, Angela Greene)
MST3K: Santa Claus (1959 Mexico, dir René Cardona, stars José Elías Moreno)
MST3K: Soultaker (1990 USA, dir Michael Rissi, stars joe Estevez, Vivian Schilling)
MST3K: Warrior of the Lost World (1983 USA, dir David Worth, stars Robert Ginty)
Nanny 911 (2004 USA, stars Lilian Sperling, Stella Reid)
Nell (1994 USA, dir Michael Apted, stars Liam Neeson, Jodie Foster) [7/1]
The New Guy (2002 USA, dir Ed Decter, stars Eliza Dushku, Eddie Griffith)
No Time for Sergeants (1958 USA, dir Mervyn LeRoy, stars Andy Griffith, Don Knotts) [7/1]
The Omega Man (1971 USA, dir Boris Sagal, stars Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe) [7/1]
On Deadly Ground (1994 USA, dir Steven Seagal, stars Steven Seagal, Michael Caine) [7/1]
The One (2001 USA, dir James Wong, stars Jet Li, Carla Gugino)
The Red Badge of Courage (1951 USA, dir John Huston, stars Audie Murphy, Bill Mauldin) [7/1]
The Saga of Gosta Berling (1924 Sweden, dir Mauritz Stiller, stars Greta Garbo, Lars Hanson) [7/1]
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964 USA, dir Nicholas Webster, stars John Call) [7/1]
Saving Grace (2000 USA, dir Nigel Cole, stars Brenda Blethyn, Craig Ferguson) [7/1]
Sex and the Single Girl (1964 USA, dir Richard Quine, stars Natalie Wood, Tony Curtis) [7/1]
The Spirit of St. Louis (1957 USA, dir Billy Wilder, stars James Stewart) [7/1]
Spy Kids (2001 USA, dir Robert Rodriguez, stars Carla Gugino, Alejandro Banderas) [7/1]
Superfly (1972 USA, dir Gordon Parks, stars Ron O’Neal, Carl Lee) [7/1]
Tea for Two (1950 USA, dir David Butler, stars Doris Day, Gordon MacRae) [7/1]
Three Sisters (1970 UK, dir Laurence Olivier, stars Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright) [7/1]
Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show (2006 USA, dir Ari Sandel, stars Vince Vaughn) [7/1]
Withnail & I (1987 UK, dir Bruce Robinson, stars Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann)

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Instant Watch Expiring Picks

Misty (1961 USA, dir James B. Clark, stars David Ladd, Pam Smith) [6/29]
Sounder (1972 USA, dir Martin Ritt, stars Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield) [6/29]
When You’re Strange (2009 USA, dir Tom DiCillo, stars The Doors) [6/29]
Hombre (1967 USA, dir Martin Ritt, stars Paul Newman, Barbara Rush) [6/30]
The Leopard (1963 Italy, dir Lucino Visconti, stars Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale) [6/30]
Seventh Heaven (1937 USA, dir Henry King, stars Simone Simon, James Stewart) [6/30]
Swimming Pool (2003 France, dir François Ozon, stars Charlotte Rampling, Ludivine Sagnier) [6/30]
Tell Them Who You Are (2005 USA, dir Mark Wexler, stars Michael Douglas, Jane Fonda, etc.) [6/30]
XXX (2002 USA, dir Marton Csokas, stars Vin Diesel, Samuel L. Jackson) [6/30]
The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965 USA, dir Carol Reed, stars Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison) [7/1]
Airheads (1994 USA, dir Michael Lehmann, stars Brendan Fraser, Adam Sandler) [7/1]
Alaska (1996 USA, dir Fraser Clarke Heston, stars Charlton Heston, Thora Birch) [7/1]
Anastasia (1997 USA, dir Gary Goldman, Don Bluth, stars Meg Ryan, John Cusack) [7/1]
Anatomy (2000 USA, dir Stephan Ruzowitzky, stars Franka Potente) [7/1]
Bad Boys (1983 USA, dir Rick Rosenthal, stars Sean Penn, Ally Sheedy) [7/1]
The Battle of Apache Pass (1952 USA, dir George Sherman, stars Jeff Chandler, John Lund) [7/1]
Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie (2003 USA, dir C.B. Harding, stars Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall) [7/1]
Brannigan (1975 USA, dir Douglas Hickox, stars John Wayne, John Vernon) [7/1]
Breaking Away (1979 USA, dir Peter Yates, stars Dennis Christopher, Paul Dooley) [7/1]
Californication (2007 USA, creator Tom Kapinos, stars David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone) [7/1]
Cheaper by the Dozen (1950 USA, dir Walter Lang, stars Clifton Webb, Myrna Loy) [7/1]
The Curse of Frankenstein (1957 UK, dir Terence Fisher, stars Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee) [7/1]
Days of Thunder (1990 USA, dir Tony Scott, stars Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman) [7/1]
Frances (1982 USA, dir Graeme Clifford, stars Jessica Lange, Sam Shepard) [7/1]
Gigantic (2008 USA, dir Matt Aselton, stars Paul Dano, Zooey Deschanel) [7/1]
Hart’s War (2002 USA, dir Gregory Hoblit, stars Bruce Willis, Colin Farrell) [7/1]
He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (2002 France, dir Laetitia Colombani, stars Audrey Tautou) [7/1]
Hellraiser (1987 USA, dir Clive Barker, stars Andrew Robinson) [7/1]
I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997 USA, dir Jim Gillespie, stars Jennifer Love Hewitt) [7/1]
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958 USA, dir Mark Robson, stars Ingrid Bergman, Robert Donat) [7/1]
Jack & Bobby (2004 USA, creator Greg Berlanti, stars Logan lerman, Christine Lahti) [7/1]
Johnny Mnemonic (1995 USA, dir Robert Longo, stars Keanu Reeves, Dolph Lundgren) [7/1]
Jude (1996 UK, dir Michael Winterbottom, stars Christohper Eccleston, Kate Winslet) [7/1]
Kalifornia (1993 USA, dir Dominic Sena, stars Brad Pitt, Juliette Lewis) [7/1]
Krull (1983 USA, dir Peter Yates, stars Ken Marshall, Liam Neeson) [7/1]
The L Word (2004 USA, creator Ilene Chaiken, Kathy Greenberg, stars Jennifer Beals) [7/1]
The Lawless Breed (1953 USA, dir Raoul Walsh, stars Rock Hudson, Julie Adams) [7/1]
Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man (2005 USA, dir Lian Lunson, stars Leonard Cohen) [7/1]
Little Man Tate (1991 USA, dir Jodie Foster, stars Dianne Wiest, Jodie Foster) [7/1]
Live Flesh (1997 Spain, dir Pedro Almodovar, stars Francesca Neri, Javier Bardem) [7/1]
Lois & Clark (1993 USA, creator Jerry Siegler, Joe Shuster, stars Dean Cain, Teri Hatcher) [7/1]
Mackenna’s Gold (1969 USA, dir J. Lee Thompson, stars Gregory Peck, Omar Sharif) [7/1]
Men of Honor (2000 USA, dir George Tillman Jr., stars Robert De Niro, Cuba Gooding Jr) [7/1]
The Morning After (1986 USA, dir Sidney Lumet, stars Jane Fonda, Jeff Bridges) [7/1]
The Omen (1976 USA, dir Richard Donner, stars Gregory Peck, Lee Remick) [7/1]
Pollock (2000 USA, dir Ed Harris, stars Ed Harris, Marcia Gay Harden) [7/1]
Return to Me (2000 USA, dir Bonnie Hunt, stars David Duchovny, Minnie Driver) [7/1]
Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip (1982 USA, stars Richard Pryor) [7/1]
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993 USA, dir Mel Brooks, stars Cary Elwes, Richard Lewis) [7/1]
Robotech (1985 Japan, dir Robert V. Barron, stars George C. Cole) [7/1]
Scream 2 (1997 USA, dir Wes Craven, stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox) [7/1]
Session 9 (2001 USA, dir Brad Anderson, stars Peter Mullan, David Caruso) [7/1]
Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991 USA, dir Mark Lester, stars Brandon Lee, Dolph Lundgren) [7/1]
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006 USA, creator Aaron Sorkin, stars Matthew Perry) [7/1]
Teen Wolf (1985 USA, dir Rod Daniel, stars Michael J. Fox, Susan Ursitti) [7/1]
Tender Mercies (1983 USA, dir Robert Duvall, stars Robert Duvall, Ellen Barkin) [7/1]
White Men Can’t Jump (1992 USA, dir Ron Shelton, stars Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes) [7/1]
The Fastest Gun Alive (1956 USA, dir Russell Rouse, stars Glenn Ford, Jeanne Crain) [7/4]
50 Dead Men Walking (2008 UK, dir Kari Skogland, stars Jim Sturgess, Ben Kingsley) [7/5]
Arizona Dream (1994 USA, dir Emir Kusturica, stars Jerry Lewis, Johnny Depp) [7/6]
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992 USA, dir Chris Columbus, stars Macauley Culkin, Tim Curry) [7/1]
Momma’s Man (2008 USA, dir Azazel Jacobs, stars Matt Boren, Flo Jacobs) [7/1]
The X-Files: Fight the Future (1998 USA, dir Rob Bowman, stars David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson) [7/6]
Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary (2008 USA, dir Pepita Ferrari, stars Werner Herzog, Errol Morris) [7/10]
The Jewel of the Nile (1985 USA, dir Lewis Teague, stars Michael Keaton, Kathleen Turner) [7/11]
Amreeka (2009 USA, dir Cherien Dabis, stars Nisreen Faour, Alia Shawkat) [7/12]
Indiscretion of an American Wife (1954 USA, dir Vittorio De Sica, stars Jennifer Jones) [7/12]

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