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Malta Story (U) 1953 Alec Guinness stars as a reconnaissance pilot who plays a crucial role in the defence of the besieged island of Malta during World War Two. Brian Desmond Hurst's drama successfully blends combat sequences with romance and intrigue, resulting in a touching human story. Anthony Steel, Jack Hawkins, Muriel Pavlow and Flora Robson co-star (888)

Blast from the Past (12) 1999 In the early Sixties, a paranoid scientist takes his wife into an underground bomb shelter, believing the world to have been destroyed in a nuclear war. Thirty-five years later, the couple's son, who was born and raised in the shelter, is sent out in search of supplies, and is stunned to find the world is still standing but nothing like the way his parents described it. Quirky romantic comedy, starring Brendan Fraser, Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken and Sissy Spacek (888)

Blithe Spirit (U) 1945 Novelist Rex Harrison is shocked to find the ghost of his first wife haunting him and his new spouse, and sets out to find a way of getting rid of the annoying apparition. He employs the services of a local clairvoyant in an attempt to drive the ghoul away but her methods seem doomed to failure. David Lean's excellent adaptation of Noel Coward's splendid supernatural comedy, also starring Kay Hammond and Margaret Rutherford on hilarious form as the eccentric medium. Coward himself provides the narration (888)

The Return of the Musketeers (PG) 1989 D'Artagnan reunites his former companions to save the Queen from the evil Cardinal Mazarin, but the latter's cunning plan pits the heroes against each other. Meanwhile, the daughter of a vanquished enemy seeks revenge on the four heroes. Lively swashbuckling adventure, with Oliver Reed, Michael York, Frank Finlay and Richard Chamberlain reprising their roles as the swashbuckling rogues alongside Kim Cattrall, C Thomas Howell and Roy Kinnear, who died part-way through the filming (888)

Sahara (12) 2005 An adventurer sets out on a quest to locate a cache of treasure believed lost in the desert. Along the way, he teams up with a tenacious doctor, whose battle to stop the spread of a deadly disease may be linked to his own mission. All-action escapade, starring Matthew McConaughey, Penelope Cruz and Steve Zahn (888)

Another 48 Hours (18) 1990 Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte reprise their roles for this comedy thriller sequel. Tough cop Nolte is on the trail of a mysterious drug kingpin, but finds an unexpected lead when he learns his enemy has put a price on the head of wisecracking convict Murphy forcing the pair to join forces once again. With Brion James, Kevin Tighe and Ed O'Ross

In the Cut (18) 2003 Meg Ryan casts her fluffy image aside for this steamy thriller from acclaimed director Jane Campion. She plays a New York teacher who becomes involved in a lust-fuelled relationship with a detective who's investigating a series of grisly murders but deep, dark secrets threaten to emerge. Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Kevin Bacon co-star

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