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Do Not Disturb (PG) 1965 Happily married American executive Mike Harper relocates to London with demure wife Janet. However, the change in climate seems to have an unexpected effect on them, and while she is soon flirting with a French antiques dealer, her husband is busy focusing his attentions on a pretty secretary. Romantic comedy, starring Doris Day, Rod Taylor, Sergio Fantoni, Reginald Gardiner, Hermione Baddeley and Maura McGiveny (888)

James and the Giant Peach (U) 1996 An unhappy orphan living with his cruel aunts discovers a gigantic peach growing in the garden. Venturing inside, he discovers six friendly insects with whom he escapes his miserable life and embarks on a magical journey. Animated and live-action fantasy, based on Roald Dahl's novel, starring Joanna Lumley and Miriam Margolyes and featuring the voices of Susan Sarandon and Richard Dreyfuss

The Kentuckian (PG) 1955 A rugged frontiersman travels to Texas with his son to start a new life, but gets drawn into a conflict with a cruel saloon owner along the way. Western, directed by and starring Burt Lancaster, alongside Diana Lynn, John Carradine and Walter Matthau in his film debut (888)

The Emperor's New Clothes (PG) 2001 Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte hatches a cunning plan to return from exile and reclaim control of France. When he encounters a sailor who bears an uncanny resemblance to him, he arranges to swap places so he can make his way to Paris unnoticed. However, the double gets a little too used to living the life of an emperor, leaving the real Bonaparte stuck as a commoner. Drama, starring Ian Holm, Iben Hjejle and Tim McInnerny (888)

Holy Man (PG) 1998 A downmarket shopping channel hires a TV evangelist to boost its ratings but as viewing figures soar and the preacher's fame grows, he begins to realise he is betraying his principles. Satirical comedy, starring Eddie Murphy, Jeff Goldblum, Kelly Preston, Robert Loggia and Jon Cryer

The Escapist (15) 2008 A convict serving a life sentence has become resigned to never being released, until he learns that a drug overdose has left his estranged daughter seriously ill. Afraid she'll die before he can make peace with her, he decides to tunnel out of prison but is forced to make some dangerous bargains to carry out his plan. Thriller, starring Brian Cox, Damian Lewis and Joseph Fiennes (888)

To Die For (15) 1995 An ambitious small town woman has a lifelong obsession of becoming a TV star. A job at a local TV station seems like the first step on her journey to the top, but when her husband announces his desire to start a family, she realises he has to go and persuades her dim-witted teenage lover to murder him. Gus Van Sant's black comedy, starring Nicole Kidman, Matt Dillon and Joaquin Phoenix (888)

Angela's Ashes (15) 1999 An Irish family are forced to return to Limerick from America in the 1930s after the death of one of the children, to face a life of poverty. The father, greeted with suspicion for his Northern Irish roots, struggles to find work and begins to drink heavily, driving his mother to despair. Drama, based on the late Frank McCourt's autobiographical book, starring Robert Carlyle, Emily Watson, Joe Breen, Ciaran Owens, Michael Legge and Pauline McLynn (888)

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