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The Bitter Tea of General Yen (PG) 1932 An American missionary falls for an infamous Chinese warlord holding her prisoner during a revolution. Frank Capra's romantic drama, starring Barbara Stanwyck, Nils Asther, Gavin Gordon and Walter Connolly

American Guerrilla in the Philippines (PG) 1950 A US Navy officer finds himself stranded in enemy waters after his ship is torpedoed. However, he's not one to admit defeat, and sets about proving his mettle by organising members of a local resistance group to take on marauding Japanese troops. World War Two drama, starring Tyrone Power, Micheline Presle, Tom Ewell and Tommy Cook. Directed by Fritz Lang (888)

Monkey Business (U) 1952 A bumbling scientist develops a serum to halt the aging process, but a mischievous monkey pours it into the water system and he reverts to childhood, along with his wife, boss and secretary. Screwball comedy, starring Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Charles Coburn and Marilyn Monroe

The Pink Panther Strikes Again (PG) 1976 Accident-prone Inspector Clouseau fends off the unwanted attentions of a murder syndicate led by demented former police chief Dreyfus, who's come up with a scheme to get rid of the clumsy cop once and for all. But it soon becomes clear that even the world's top assassins will have a hard time doing away with the lucky lawman. Slapstick comedy sequel, starring Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Lesley-Anne Down, Burt Kwouk and Leonard Rossiter

Independence Day (12) 1996 An invading force of seemingly indestructible aliens is intent on conquering the Earth, but the courageous US president, an ace pilot and a computer genius lead the fight to save the human race. Roland Emmerich's sci-fi adventure, starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Randy Quaid and Robert Loggia (888)

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (18) 1970 Three female rock musicians with a taste for the high life set out to make it big in Hollywood under the expert guidance of their transsexual manager. But with success comes a decadent plunge into a world of sex, drugs and sleaze. Raunchy comedy, directed by Russ Meyer and starring Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers and Marcia McBroom (888)

Bodysong (18) 2000 Director Simon Pummell's documentary following the development of human life, from the moment of conception to the final breath, using amateur footage, classic film clips and photographs to illustrate the journey. With music by Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead fame (888)

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