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The Fly (PG) 1958 A scientist's botched teleportation experiment results in his atoms getting mixed up with those of a bluebottle, with terrifying consequences. Vintage horror, starring David Hedison, Vincent Price and Herbert Marshall. It was remade as a gruesome Eighties blockbuster with Jeff Goldblum

Dragonwyck (PG) 1946 Nicholas Van Ryn, a wealthy Dutch immigrant living in 1840s New York, loathes his wife for not providing him with a son. When the man becomes infatuated with a visiting distant relative, he poisons his wife so that the two can marry, and they are soon blessed with a child. However, the early death of his only son proves too much for Nicholas, and he is driven over the edge, putting his new spouse in danger. Gothic melodrama, starring Vincent Price, Gene Tierney, Vivienne Osborne, Walter Huston and Glenn Langan

That Riviera Touch (PG) 1966 Two clumsy traffic wardens take a break in the South of France, where they get caught up in a jewellery-smuggling ring. Comedy, starring Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, alongside Suzanne Lloyd and Peter Jeffrey (888)

Young Sherlock Holmes (PG) 1985 The future detective and his faithful sidekick Watson meet for the first time at boarding school. The death of Holmes' mentor throws them into their first case, as they learn several former members of an archaeological survey have died under suspicious circumstances leading them to a sinister Egyptian cult that uses hallucinogenic poisons to kill their victims. Adventure, starring Nicholas Rowe, Alan Cox and Sophie Ward

CutThroat Island (PG) 1995 A tough female pirate enlists the help of an educated slave to thwart her double-crossing uncle's plan to steal a hoard of buried treasure. Swashbuckling adventure, starring Geena Davis, Matthew Modine, Frank Langella and Maury Chaykin also star (888)

The Long Day Closes (PG) 1992 Director Terence Davies' highly personal memoir of a lonely post-war childhood in Liverpool. A montage of evocative snapshots recalls the confusion of a boy on the brink of adolescence and his escape into the world of movies. Starring Marjorie Yates, Leigh McCormack, Anthony Watson and Nicholas Lamont (888)

The Ice Storm (15) 1997 An American family search for a sense of meaning during the dark days of the Watergate scandal, experimenting with sex and drugs as a way of escaping the drudgery of small-town life but as dark secrets are unearthed, tragedy looms ever closer. Ang Lee's drama, starring Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Joan Allen, Christina Ricci, Tobey Maguire, Elijah Wood and Katie Holmes (888)

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