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Dr Sin Fang: The Adventure of the Torture Cage
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Dr Sin Fang: The Adventure of the Torture Cage 1928

An evil criminal doctor entraps and tortures a greedy trader in this only surviving episode of silent adventure serial Dr Sin Fang.

30 mins United Kingdom Director. Fred Paul

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Assembly 2007 15

Following a brutal battle, a Chinese army captain wakes from a coma to discover his discredited regiment has been airbrushed from history, and sets out to restore his soldiers’ honour.

People's Republic of China Director. Feng Xiaogang

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Deepwater Horizon 2016 12

Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell and John Malkovich bring to life the devastating oil-rig disaster in this intelligent and incendiary thriller.

104 mins USA Director. Peter Berg

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Dumb Sagacity 1907

Delightful rescue yarn with a smart dog and horse working together to save a young girl from drowning in Bognor.

8 mins United Kingdom Director. Lewin Fitzhamon

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Embrace of the Serpent 2015 12

The spirit of Werner Herzog and Apocalypse Now imbue this majestic Oscar-nominated odyssey through the heart of the Amazon.

125 mins Colombia Director. Ciro Guerra

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The Flood 1963

Eight East Anglian kids trapped by floods must fend for themselves in this wet and windy film adventure.

59 mins United Kingdom Director. Frederic Goode

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The Four Feathers

The Four Feathers 1939 U

Ambitiously mounted and shot in Technicolor, this is by far the best screen adaptation of the popular adventure story set during the Anglo-Sudan War.

130 mins United Kingdom Director. Zoltan Korda

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Free Fire 2016 15

Ben Wheatley’s (High-Rise, Sightseers) all-guns-blazing bullet opera, starring Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy and Armie Hammer.

90 mins United Kingdom Director. Ben Wheatley

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The Green Cockatoo 1940

From an original scenario by Graham Greene, this is a neat crime thriller about a girl (René Ray) who witnesses a murder, becomes a suspect herself, and gets mixed up with a sleazy Soho gangster (John Mills).

65 mins United Kingdom Director. William Cameron Menzies

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The Host

The Host 2006 15

Bong Joon-ho's barnstorming yet highly original monster movie follows an eccentric family's attempts to rescue the daughter snatched by a huge amphibious creature.

120 mins Korea, Republic of Director. Bong Joon-ho

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Hue and Cry 1947 U

An army of schoolchildren fight crime on the bomb-torn streets of postwar London in this ripping Ealing classic.

82 mins United Kingdom Director. Charles Crichton

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King Solomon's Mines 1937 U

The first adaptation of H. Rider Haggard’s famous novel, featuring Paul Robeson as a usurped king accompanying Allan Quartermain on an African adventure.

77 mins United Kingdom Director. Geoffrey Barkas, Robert Stevenson

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The Age of Shadows 2016 15

Kim Jee-woon’s stunning, seductive and serpentine action thriller set during Japan’s occupation of Korea.

140 mins Korea, Republic of Director. Kim Jee-woon

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Mountaineer's Romance 1912

Passions run high in the Peak District in this beautifully-shot silent romantic drama.

23 mins United Kingdom Director. Charles Raymond

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Pop Pirates 1984

Home taping almost kills music as a schoolboy band's dreams of talent show glory may be scuppered by video piracy.

58 mins United Kingdom Director. Jack Grossman

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Stunt Sequences
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Stunt Sequences 1977

Inspired by Patrick McGoohan’s ‘Danger Man’, 18 year old Jon Coley creates a showreel of cleverly choreographed stuntman action, 1974-1978.

14 mins United Kingdom

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The Assassin 2015 12

Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s mesmerising, visually stunning tale of love and honour was Sight and Sound magazine’s best film of 2015.

120 mins Taiwan Director. Hou Hsiao-Hsien

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The Grandmaster 2013 15

Wong Kar-Wai’s lavish martial arts biopic tells the story of Ip Man, the legendary trainer who became Bruce Lee’s mentor.

108 mins People's Republic of China Director. Wong Kar-wai

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The Woman from China 1930

A young woman is persuaded to help a Chinese businessman to kidnap a naval officer in this fun and outrageous British thriller.

82 mins United Kingdom

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