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(last updated Tue 06 Jan 2009, 05:25 GMT)

Blanche Fury (U) 1948 A penniless governess is invited to stay at a wealthy relative's estate, where she attracts the attention of the philandering groom who just happens to be the late owner's illegitimate son. Mesmerising melodrama, starring Valerie Hobson, Michael Gough, Stewart Granger and Walter Fitzgerald (888)

The Thief of Bagdad (U) 1940 Alexander Korda's Oscar-winning Arabian Nights adventure, starring Sabu in the title role of the thief who finds himself imprisoned with the deposed king. Together, the pair come up with a plan to escape and reclaim the throne in the name of the rightful monarch with a little help from flying carpets, a genie, a magical jewel and an enchanted mechanical horse. Conrad Veidt, Rex Ingram, John Justin and June Duprez also star (888)

The Hot Rock (U) 1972 A pair of bungling brothers-in-law are hired by an African ambassador to steal a priceless diamond from the Brooklyn Museum so it can be returned to its country of origin. However, no sooner do they have the gem than they manage to lose it, and face a race against time to retrieve it. Crime caper based on the novel by Donald Westlake, starring Robert Redford, George Segal, Ron Leibman, Zero Mostel, Paul Sand and Moses Gunn (888)

The Perfect Catch (PG) 2005 Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore star as unlikely couple Ben and Lindsey who meet and fall in love over the winter. But when summer brings a new baseball season, Lindsey discovers Ben's devotion to his favourite team knows no bounds and that she will always come second. The Farrelly brothers' romantic comedy, loosely based on Nick Hornby's football-themed novel Fever Pitch, but with America's favourite sport replacing Britain's. With Jack Kehler

The Full Monty (15) 1997 Blockbusting British comedy about a group of hard-up unemployed Yorkshiremen who try to make ends meet by becoming strippers, proving there still is steel in Sheffield. Robert Carlyle stars as the leader of the unlikely dance troupe, while Mark Addy, Tom Wilkinson, Hugo Speer and Paul Barber are among those mastering the art of stripping in time to music not to mention giving their self-esteem a boost into the bargain (888)

Once Upon a Time in the West (15) 1969 Ruthless hit-man Henry Fonda is hired to kill a man and his family, before turning his attentions to lonely widow Claudia Cardinale, whose ranch stands in the way of a railway company's plans. However, two strangers seem determined to protect her from harm, although their motives are unclear. Jason Robards and Charles Bronson also star in Sergio Leone's beautiful spaghetti Western, which he co-wrote with the Italian king of slasher movies, Dario Argento

Never Die Alone (18) 2004 A journalist witnesses a shooting, and takes the victim to a hospital. The wounded man dies, but leaves all his possessions to the reporter, including a set of audio tapes on which he has recorded his life story. A series of flashbacks reveal the dead man was actually a notorious drug dealer, and document his rise to power in the underworld and his ultimate decision to renounce a life of crime and start afresh. But leaving the past behind isn't easy. Crime thriller, starring DMX, David Arquette and Drew Sidora (888)

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