Best Old Movies - And Where To Find Them

 

Don't know where to find some great classic movies to add to your collection?

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Check out my Top 10 best old movies below - all available in great new DVD special editions with restored picture and sound and loaded with extra features.

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Casablanca
Best Picture Oscar-winner from 1942, starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergmann and a great supporting cast. Second World War romance and adventure. Immaculate picture in this restoration plus great extra features in this 2-disc edition. A Masterpiece.
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Citizen Kane

Consistently rated the greatest movie ever, Citizen Kane (1941) tells the turbulent life story story of an arrogant newspaper tycoon whose dying words are a mystery: "Rosebud". Orson Welles wrote and directed this controversial movie, which was groundbreaking in terms of composition, technical innovation. It looks fantastic in its latest remastered incarnation. The wonderful supporting cast includes Joseph Cotton and Agnes Moorehead.

 

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Lawrence of Arabia
Best Picture in the 1962 Oscars, Lawrence also won Best Director for David Lean, whose sweeping bio-pic of the life of British adventurer T.E. Lawrence launched the career of Peter O'Toole. Maurice Jarre's haunting music won an Oscar, too. It's a magnificent tale of war in the desert, courage and vision. Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn co-star. There are a ton of great documentaries in this 2008 special 2-DVD edition.
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Double Indemnity
The greatest film noir ever, Double Indemnity (1944) tells the story of a decent insuranceman who falls hard for a scheming blonde who wants to kill her husband and collect on his life insurance policy. Wicked and sexy, it stars Fred MacMurray, Barabara Stanwyck and Edward G. Robinson. Brilliantly directed by the great Billy Wilder, and available in a teriffic looking 2-disc edition from 2006 with great featurettes.
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The Bridge On The River Kwai
This classic 1957 fact-based story of Second World War Allied prisoners in a harsh Japanese camp in Burma scooped 7 Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director for David Lean. Gritty and uncompromising with a wonderful cast incuding Alec Guinness and William Holden. Beautiful new 2008 2-disc edition has some great featurettes.
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Sunset Boulevard
Still ranked the best insider story about the seamy side of Hollywood, Sunset Boulevard (1950) tells of a washed-up silent screen star dreaming of a comeback. A struggling young screenwriter works on her script and becomes her lover. Gloria Swanson and William Holden star in this 2-Oscar winner, which has a great barbed script. Fantastic new 2-DVD feature-loaded edition looks gorgeous.
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Laura
There's a wonderful glow about this 1944 Oscar winner, which tells of the murder of a beautiful socialite who then seems to mysteriously return from the dead. Dana Andrews is the detective who falls in love with the dead woman's portrait and then has to figure out who really died . . . and who killed her. Brilliant cast including Gene Tierney, Vincent Price and Clifton Webb. The haunting theme music has become a well-known classic. Great extra features on this new edition of the movie which looks teriffic.
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Dr. Zhivago
The Russian Revolution is viewed through the eyes of star-crossed lovers in this fine 1965 epic starring Omar Shariff, Julie Christie, Alec Guinness and a star-studded supporting cast. Beautifully staged and photographed and featuring the unforgettable music of Oscar-Winner Maurice Jarre. Action, adventure, romance and gorgeous locations - this one has the lot!
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The Hound of the Baskervilles
The best of many movie version of the famed Sherlock Holmes mysery, The Hound of the Baskervilles was lavishly produced by 20th Century Fox in 1939 and starred the unforgettable team of Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. It's a chilling tale: members of the old English Baskerville family are believed to be haunted by a devil hound that stalks the fog-shrouded moors. Sherlock Holmes investigates to save the latest heir at Baskerville Hall from certain death. MPI has done a great job of restoring this classic.
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The Searchers
This landmark 1956 western is widely considered director John Ford's finest film - and star John Wayne's best role. Monument Valley is the stunning backdrop to the tale of a Civil War veteran who vows to rescue a young niece who was abducted by Indians who slaughtered the rest of her family. An engrossing, disturbing, ultimately triumphant story of vengence - and humanity put to the ultimate test. Natalie Wood, Ward Bond and Jeffrey Hunter are among a sterling cast.

 

 

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