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Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
Directed by Phillip Noyce.
Starring Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Laura Monaghan.
shill's Movie Rating: 8/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 8/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 6.45
Comment: A very strong film, extremely well done.
 

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Rabid (1977)
Directed by David Cronenberg.
Starring Marilyn Chambers, Frank Moore, Joe Silver.
shill's Movie Rating: 6.9/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 7/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 4.15
Comment: Unsettling, has a great low-budget feel.
 

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Race for Life (1954)
Directed by Terence Fisher.
Starring Richard Conte, Mari Aldon, Peter Illing.
shill's Movie Rating: /10.
Disc ratings: Picture 7/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 5.62
Comment: Not yet watched, never seen.
 

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Race With the Devil (1975)
Directed by Jack Starrett.
Starring Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Loretta Swit.
shill's Movie Rating: 6.9/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 9/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 5.24
Comment: Not yet watched. Decent movie but characters can be a bit frustrating.
 

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The Racket (1951)
Directed by John Cromwell.
Starring Robert Mitchum, Lizabeth Scott, Robert Ryan.
shill's Movie Rating: /10.
Disc ratings: Picture 9/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 5.73
Comment: Not yet watched, never seen.
 

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Rafter Romance (1933)
Directed by William A Seiter.
Starring Ginger Rogers, Norman Foster, George Sidney.
shill's Movie Rating: /10.
Disc ratings: Picture 8/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 6.1
Comment: Not yet watched, never seen.
 
Rage (1972)
Directed by George C Scott.
Starring George C Scott, Richard Basehart, Martin Sheen.
shill's Movie Rating: 7.5/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 8/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 5.33
Comment: It's pretty good but could have been better. What's up with those eyebrows? MOD DVD from Warner Archive.
 
Raging Bull (1980)
Directed by Martin Scorsese.
Starring Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci.
shill's Movie Rating: /10.
Disc ratings: Picture 10/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 7.19
Comment: Not yet watched, never seen.
 

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Ragtime (1981)
Directed by Milos Forman.
Starring James Cagney, Brad Dourif, Moses Gunn.
shill's Movie Rating: /10.
Disc ratings: Picture 8/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 5.87
Comment: Not yet watched, never seen.
 

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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Starring Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman.
shill's Movie Rating: 7.8/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 9/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 8.28
Comment: A great homage to the serials, though overrated by most.
 

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Raid on Rommel (1971)
Directed by Henry Hathaway.
Starring Richard Burton, John Colicos, Clinton Greyn.
shill's Movie Rating: 6/10.
Disc ratings: Picture /10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 5.82
Comment: An average war movie buoyed by some nice dialogue interplay.
 

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The Railway Children (1970)
Directed by Lionel Jeffries.
Starring Dinah Sheridan, Bernard Cribbins, Jenny Agutter.
shill's Movie Rating: 6.3/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 9/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 5.4
Comment: Good family movie, although it didn't seem "special" to me for some reason.
 

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Rain (1932)
Directed by Lewis Milestone.
Starring Joan Crawford, Walter Huston, Beulah Bondi.
shill's Movie Rating: 7.5/10.
Disc ratings: Picture /10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 6.1
Comment: Somewhat predictable melodrama is worth seeing at least once.
 

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The Rains Came (1939)
Directed by Clarence Brown.
Starring Myrna Loy, Tyrone Power, George Brent.
shill's Movie Rating: /10.
Disc ratings: Picture 9/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 8.22
Comment: Not yet watched, never seen.
 

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Raise the Titanic (1980)
Directed by Jerry Jameson.
Starring Jason Robards, Richard Jordan, David Selby.
shill's Movie Rating: 9.5/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 7/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 4.81
Comment: One of my favorite films in widescreen at last! Now all I want is anamorphic and stereo. :D Swedish release.
 
Raise the Titanic (1980)
Directed by Jerry Jameson.
Starring Jason Robards, Richard Jordan, David Selby.
shill's Movie Rating: 9.5/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 8/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 7.92
Comment: One of my favorite films. This is the second UK release (from Network), it's widescreen and has some extras. Now all we need is perfectly framed anamorphic, a DD5.1 mix, or how about a Blu-ray?
 

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Raise the Titanic (1980)
Directed by Jerry Jameson.
Starring Jason Robards, Richard Jordan, David Selby.
shill's Movie Rating: 9.5/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 7/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 4.77
Comment: One of my favorite films. This is the UK release, it's anamorphic widescreen but cropped. There is YET to be a good DVD of this movie.
 

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Rambo First Blood Part II (1985)
Directed by George P Cosmatos.
Starring Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Charles Napier.
shill's Movie Rating: 7.3/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 8/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 7.85
Comment: Not yet watched, haven't seen in years.
 

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Rambo III (1988)
Directed by Peter MacDonald.
Starring Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Marc de Jonge.
shill's Movie Rating: 6.4/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 9/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 7.47
Comment: Weakest and certainly the silliest of the Rambo films.
 

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Rampo (1994)
Directed by Kazuyoshi Okuyama.
Starring Masahiro Motoki, Naoto Takenaka, Michiko Hada.
shill's Movie Rating: /10.
Disc ratings: Picture 6/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 4.95
Comment: Not yet watched, never seen.
 

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Ran (1985)
Directed by Akira Kurosawa.
Starring Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu.
shill's Movie Rating: 8/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 5/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 6.24
Comment: Not yet watched. Supposed "Masterworks" edition actually looks like crap - too much DVNR, edge enhancement and contrast, and the color is too yellow.
 

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Ran (1985)
Directed by Akira Kurosawa.
Starring Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu.
shill's Movie Rating: 8/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 8/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 5.69
Comment: Not yet watched. Should certainly be vastly better than the "Masterwork" DVD.
 

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Random Harvest (1942)
Directed by Mervyn LeRoy.
Starring Ronald Colman, Greer Garson, Philip Dorn.
shill's Movie Rating: 9.4/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 9/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 5.73
Comment: Not yet watched. I absolutely adore this movie. One of my favorites.
 

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The Rapture (1991)
Directed by Michael Tolkin.
Starring Mimi Rogers, Darwyn Carson, Patrick Bauchau.
shill's Movie Rating: /10.
Disc ratings: Picture 9/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 6.79
Comment: Not yet watched, never seen.
 

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Ratatouille (2007)
Directed by Brad Bird.
Starring Patton Oswalt, Lou Romano, Janeane Garofalo.
shill's Movie Rating: 9/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 10/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 6.59
Comment: An excellent film on every level.
 

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Rat Race (2001)
Directed by Jerry Zucker.
Starring John Cleese, Cuba Gooding Jr, Jon Lovitz.
shill's Movie Rating: 5.7/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 9/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 6.14
Comment: Ridiculous and sometimes terrible, but has some very funny moments.
 

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The Raven (1935)
Directed by Louis Friedlander.
Starring Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lester Matthews.
shill's Movie Rating: 6.5/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 2/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 5.57
Comment: Not yet watched. Creepy Lugosi/Karloff classic.
 
The Raven (1935)
Directed by Louis Friedlander.
Starring Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lester Matthews.
shill's Movie Rating: 6.5/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 8/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 5.76
Comment: Creepy Lugosi/Karloff classic.
 

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The Raven (1963)
Directed by Roger Corman.
Starring Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff.
shill's Movie Rating: 8.1/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 6/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 5.13
Comment: A favorite since I was a kid.
 

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Ravenous (1999)
Directed by Antonia Bird.
Starring Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, David Arquette.
shill's Movie Rating: 9/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 9/10. Extras 9/10. Average bitrate: 6.7
Comment: This movie's great! Not for everyone, mind you... but it's got a uniqueness that sets it apart.
 

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Rawhide (1938)
Directed by Ray Taylor.
Starring Smith Ballew, Lou Gehrig, Evalyn Knapp.
shill's Movie Rating: 4.9/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 3/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 6.54
Comment: Lightweight entertainment.
 

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Rawhide (1951)
Directed by Henry Hathaway.
Starring Tyrone Power, Susan Hayward, Hugh Marlowe.
shill's Movie Rating: /10.
Disc ratings: Picture 10/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 5.15
Comment: Not yet watched, never seen.
 

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Raw Meat (1972)
Directed by Gary A Sherman.
Starring Donald Pleasence, Norman Rossington, David Ladd.
shill's Movie Rating: /10.
Disc ratings: Picture 8/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 5.52
Comment: Not yet watched, never seen.
 

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Razorback (1984)
Directed by Russell Mulcahy.
Starring Gregory Harrison, Arkie Whiteley, Bill Kerr.
shill's Movie Rating: /10.
Disc ratings: Picture 9/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 6.79
Comment: Not yet watched. The ony time I've ever seen it was on a 9" black and white tv set.
 

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Reach for the Sky (1956)
Directed by Lewis Gilbert.
Starring Kenneth More, Muriel Pavlow, Lyndon Brook.
shill's Movie Rating: 8.1/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 9/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 7.27
Comment: Interesting story.
 

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Real Genius (1985)
Directed by Martha Coolidge.
Starring Val Kilmer, Gabriel Jarret, Michelle Meyrink.
shill's Movie Rating: 8.3/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 8/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 4.93
Comment: One of my favorite comedies. Utterly silly, in a good way, but manages to include some genuine feeling too.
 

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Rear Window (1954)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Starring James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey.
shill's Movie Rating: 8.5/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 8/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 5.79
Comment: Certainly a classic, though perhaps slightly overrated.
 

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Rebecca (1940)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Starring Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders.
shill's Movie Rating: 7.5/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 10/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 7.84
Comment: The very definition of gothic romance.
 

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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)
Directed by Allan Dwan.
Starring Shirley Temple, Randolph Scott, Jack Haley.
shill's Movie Rating: /10.
Disc ratings: Picture 9/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 6.48
Comment: Not yet watched, never seen.
 

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Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
Directed by Nicholas Ray.
Starring James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo.
shill's Movie Rating: /10.
Disc ratings: Picture 7/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 6.17
Comment: Not yet watched, never seen.
 

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The Recruit (2003)
Directed by Roger Donaldson.
Starring Al Pacino, Colin Farrell, Bridget Moynahan.
shill's Movie Rating: /10.
Disc ratings: Picture 10/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 7.57
Comment: Not yet watched, never seen.
 

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Red Dawn (1984)
Directed by John Milius.
Starring Patrick Swayze, C Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson.
shill's Movie Rating: 8/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 6/10. Extras 2/10. Average bitrate: 4.92
Comment: Terrific concept, mixed execution.
 

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Red Dragon (2002)
Directed by Brett Ratner.
Starring Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes.
shill's Movie Rating: 7.7/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 9/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 6.86
Comment: I won't argue if it's better or worse than Manhunter. They're both good. This one has a better cast.
 

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Red Ensign (1934)
Directed by Michael Powell.
Starring Leslie Banks, Carol Goodner, Frank Vosper.
shill's Movie Rating: 7.1/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 9/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 4.87
Comment: Not yet watched, never seen.
 

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Red-Headed Woman (1932)
Directed by Jack Conway.
Starring Jean Harlow, Chester Morris, Lewis Stone.
shill's Movie Rating: /10.
Disc ratings: Picture 10/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 5.54
Comment: Not yet watched, never seen.
 

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The Red House (1947)
Directed by Delmer Daves.
Starring Edward G Robinson, Lon McCallister, Judith Anderson.
shill's Movie Rating: 7.4/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 5/10. Extras 2/10. Average bitrate: 4.82
Comment: Got this for $7. An odd little mystery movie about a mildly dysfunctional farm family.
 

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Red Planet (2000)
Directed by Antony Hoffman.
Starring Val Kilmer, Carrie-Anne Moss, Benjamin Bratt.
shill's Movie Rating: 7.6/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 9/10. Extras 5/10. Average bitrate: 4.91
Comment: Rather refreshing - good special effects, and no bad guys! I like it.
 

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The Red Shoes (1948)
Directed by Michael Powell.
Starring Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer.
shill's Movie Rating: 9.7/10.
Disc ratings: Picture /10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 6.24
Comment: Engrossing and unforgettable, with some of the most fascinating characters (and performances) on film.
 

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Red Sonja (1985)
Directed by Richard Fleischer.
Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brigitte Nielsen, Sandahl Bergman.
shill's Movie Rating: /10.
Disc ratings: Picture 7/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 5.71
Comment: Not yet watched, never seen.
 

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The Red Tent (1971)
Directed by Mikheil Kalatozishvili.
Starring Sean Connery, Claudia Cardinale, Hardy KrŘger.
shill's Movie Rating: 6.7/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 8/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 7.59
Comment: Not yet watched. An unusual movie, not your typical survival adventure.
 

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The Red Violin (1998)
Directed by Franšois Girard.
Starring Samuel L Jackson, Carlo Cecchi, Irene Grazioli.
shill's Movie Rating: 9.3/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 10/10. Extras 2/10. Average bitrate: 6.92
Comment: A fantastic movie (ignore the mild pretentiousness) that's like a big puzzle. Not many surprises but an unexpected ending.
 

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Reefer Madness (1938)
Directed by Louis J Gasnier.
Starring Dorothy Short, Kenneth Craig, Lillian Miles.
shill's Movie Rating: 5.5/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 7/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 5.49
Comment: A terrifying truthful look at the evils of marijuana smoking. Not for the faint of heart.
 

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Reign of Fire (2002)
Directed by Rob Bowman.
Starring Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey, Izabella Scorupco.
shill's Movie Rating: 7.9/10.
Disc ratings: Picture /10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 7.39
Comment: Exciting, great special effects, but could have been a bit longer with more background on the dragons.
 

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The Relic (1997)
Directed by Peter Hyams.
Starring Penelope Ann Miller, Tom Sizemore, Linda Hunt.
shill's Movie Rating: 6.9/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 6/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 7.92
Comment: Not yet watched. A decent old-fashioned modern horror movie. :)
 

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Rembrandt (1936)
Directed by Alexander Korda.
Starring Charles Laughton, Gertrude Lawrence, Elsa Lanchester.
shill's Movie Rating: 7.7/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 9/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 6.42
Comment: Not yet watched, never seen.
 

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Rembrandt (1936)
Directed by Alexander Korda.
Starring Charles Laughton, Gertrude Lawrence, Elsa Lanchester.
shill's Movie Rating: 7.7/10.
Disc ratings: Picture /10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 6.5
Comment: Not yet watched, never seen.
 

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Remo Williams The Adventure Begins (1985)
Directed by Guy Hamilton.
Starring Fred Ward, Joel Grey, Wilford Brimley.
shill's Movie Rating: 8.4/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 9/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 4.57
Comment: Great fun, and Joel Grey is terrific. I'm sad it's not anamorphic widescreen though.
 

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Rent-A-Girl (1965)
Directed by William L Rose.
Starring Darlene Bennett, Paul Dare, Gigi Darlene.
shill's Movie Rating: 4.1/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 7/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 4.66
Comment: Silly trash.
 

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The Reptile (1966)
Directed by John Gilling.
Starring Noel Willman, Jennifer Daniel, Ray Barrett.
shill's Movie Rating: 7.4/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 7/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 8.1
Comment: Not yet watched. Pretty good Hammer "Cornwall" film.
 

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Reptilicus (1961)
Directed by Sidney W Pink.
Starring Carl Ottosen, Ann Smyrner, Mimi Heinrich.
shill's Movie Rating: 5.8/10.
Disc ratings: Picture /10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 7.95
Comment: Passable creature flick, or perhaps a travelogue disguised as a creature flick.
 

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Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Directed by Darren Aronofsky.
Starring Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly.
shill's Movie Rating: 7.3/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 9/10. Extras 9/10. Average bitrate: 5.39
Comment: An interesting film dealing with various drug addictions doesn't quite hit the bullseye.
 

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Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Starring Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen.
shill's Movie Rating: 7.3/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 6/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 6.13
Comment: Not yet watched. I've seen it once. I liked it. I've hated everything else Tarantino has done since.
 

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Resident Evil (2002)
Directed by Paul W S Anderson.
Starring Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Eric Mabius.
shill's Movie Rating: 6.9/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 10/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 5.91
Comment: Pretty exciting at times, but not enough buildup in some scenes.
 

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Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
Directed by Alexander Witt.
Starring Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Oded Fehr.
shill's Movie Rating: 7.7/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 8/10. Extras 6/10. Average bitrate: 4.78
Comment: Not yet watched. Non-stop action for the sake of non-stop action and nothing else; still, it's entertaining.
 

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Resident Evil Extinction (2007)
Directed by Russell Mulcahy.
Starring Milla Jovovich, Oded Fehr, Ali Larter.
shill's Movie Rating: /10.
Disc ratings: Picture 10/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 6.36
Comment: Not yet watched, never seen.
 

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Restless Natives (1985)
Directed by Michael Hoffman.
Starring Vincent Friell, Joe Mullaney, Ned Beatty.
shill's Movie Rating: 7.4/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 9/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 5.35
Comment: Not yet watched. An enjoyable comedy, which I first saw through the connection with Big Country.
 

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Return from Witch Mountain (1978)
Directed by John Hough.
Starring Bette Davis, Christopher Lee, Kim Richards.
shill's Movie Rating: 4.8/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 8/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 7.21
Comment: Remarkably poor/inferior followup.
 

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The Return of Count Yorga (1971)
Directed by Bob Kelljan.
Starring Robert Quarry, Mariette Hartley, Roger Perry.
shill's Movie Rating: /10.
Disc ratings: Picture 7/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 5.32
Comment: Not yet watched, never seen.
 

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Return of Daimajin (1966)
Directed by Kazuo Mori.
Starring Hideki Ninomiya, Shinji Hori, Masahide Kizuka.
shill's Movie Rating: /10.
Disc ratings: Picture 6/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 6.11
Comment: Not yet watched, never seen.
 

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The Return of Doctor X (1939)
Directed by Vincent Sherman.
Starring Wayne Morris, Rosemary Lane, Humphrey Bogart.
shill's Movie Rating: 7.8/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 10/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 6.25
Comment: Not yet watched. I know Bogart hated having anything to do with it, but it's still an effective quick thriller and he's pretty creepy in it.
 

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The Return of Dracula (1958)
Directed by Paul Landres.
Starring Francis Lederer, Norma Eberhardt, Ray Stricklyn.
shill's Movie Rating: 7.5/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 8/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 7.43
Comment: Not yet watched. Love this movie.
 

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The Return of Frank James (1940)
Directed by Fritz Lang.
Starring Henry Fonda, Gene Tierney, Jackie Cooper.
shill's Movie Rating: /10.
Disc ratings: Picture 9/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 6.2
Comment: Not yet watched, never seen.
 

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Return of the Fly (1959)
Directed by Edward L Bernds.
Starring Vincent Price, Brett Halsey, David Frankham.
shill's Movie Rating: 6.4/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 8/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 7.1
Comment: Not bad for a struggling sequel!
 

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Return of the Fly (1959)
Directed by Edward L Bernds.
Starring Vincent Price, Brett Halsey, David Frankham.
shill's Movie Rating: 6.4/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 8/10. Extras 3/10. Average bitrate: 5.39
Comment: Not bad for a struggling sequel!
 

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Star Wars Episode VI Return of the Jedi (1983)
Directed by Richard Marquand.
Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher.
shill's Movie Rating: 7.5/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 7/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 6.92
Comment: Not yet watched. Pretty good followup. Original version LBX.
 

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Star Wars Episode VI Return of the Jedi (1983)
Directed by Richard Marquand.
Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher.
shill's Movie Rating: 7.5/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 9/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 7.22
Comment: Not yet watched. Pretty good followup. 2004 version.
 

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The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
Directed by Dan O'Bannon.
Starring Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa.
shill's Movie Rating: 7.3/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 8/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 4.91
Comment: Very funny but still unsettling.
 

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The Return of the Vampire (1944)
Directed by Lew Landers.
Starring Bela Lugosi, Frieda Inescort, Nina Foch.
shill's Movie Rating: 7.5/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 8/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 7.57
Comment: Atmospheric, and a good Universal imitation by Columbia.
 

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Return to Oz (1985)
Directed by Walter Murch.
Starring Fairuza Balk, Nicol Williamson, Jean Marsh.
shill's Movie Rating: 9.5/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 9/10. Extras 6/10. Average bitrate: 3.75
Comment: A fantastic horror film. I'm sure it would scare the living daylights out of me if I were a child seeing it. I *still* get chills when Mombi stands up without her head.
 

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Return to Oz (1985)
Directed by Walter Murch.
Starring Fairuza Balk, Nicol Williamson, Jean Marsh.
shill's Movie Rating: 9.5/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 9/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 6.44
Comment: Not yet watched. A fantastic horror film. I'm sure it would scare the living daylights out of me if I were a child seeing it. I *still* get chills when Mombi stands up without her head.
 

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The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)
Directed by Terence Fisher.
Starring Peter Cushing, Francis Matthews, Eunice Gayson.
shill's Movie Rating: /10.
Disc ratings: Picture 7/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 5.55
Comment: Not yet watched, never seen.
 

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Revenge of the Creature (1955)
Directed by Jack Arnold.
Starring John Agar, Lori Nelson, John Bromfield.
shill's Movie Rating: 6.8/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 9/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 6.32
Comment: Not yet watched. I admire all three Creature films.
 

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Revenge of the Zombies (1943)
Directed by Steve Sekely.
Starring John Carradine, Gale Storm, Robert Lowery.
shill's Movie Rating: /10.
Disc ratings: Picture 5/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 4.28
Comment: Not yet watched, never seen.
 

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Revengers Tragedy (2002)
Directed by Alex Cox.
Starring Christopher Eccleston, Eddie Izzard, Derek Jacobi.
shill's Movie Rating: /10.
Disc ratings: Picture 8/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 7.6
Comment: Not yet watched, never seen.
 

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Revolt of the Zombies (1936)
Directed by Victor Halperin.
Starring Dean Jagger, Robert Noland, Dorothy Stone.
shill's Movie Rating: 4.3/10.
Disc ratings: Picture /10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 8.41
Comment: Has a germ of a clever idea (a zombie army), but it doesn't go anywhere other than the usual jilted lover's revenge.
 

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Rhinoceros (1974)
Directed by Tom O'Horgan.
Starring Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Karen Black.
shill's Movie Rating: 8.3/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 6/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 4.9
Comment: I saw this movie a few times back around 1979 or so, and I still remember it - how weird it was, and how much I liked it. It's very well done. Mostel is amazing.
 

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Rich and Strange (1931)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Starring Henry Kendall, Joan Barry, Percy Marmont.
shill's Movie Rating: 6.2/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 8/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 5.37
Comment: Not yet watched, never seen.
 

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Rich and Strange (1931)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Starring Henry Kendall, Joan Barry, Percy Marmont.
shill's Movie Rating: 6.2/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 5/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 6.44
Comment: Not yet watched, never seen.
 

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Richard III (1955)
Directed by Laurence Olivier.
Starring Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud.
shill's Movie Rating: 7.5/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 9/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 6.49
Comment: Not yet watched, never seen.
 

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Richie Rich's Christmas Wish (1998)
Directed by John Murlowski.
Starring David Gallagher, Eugene Levy, Keene Curtis.
shill's Movie Rating: /10.
Disc ratings: Picture 6/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 5.74
Comment: Not yet watched, never seen.
 

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Ride 'em Cowboy (1942)
Directed by Arthur Lubin.
Starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dick Foran.
shill's Movie Rating: 6.1/10.
Disc ratings: Picture /10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 5.56
Comment: Average.
 

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Ride Him, Cowboy (1932)
Directed by Fred Allen.
Starring John Wayne, Ruth Hall, Henry B Walthall.
shill's Movie Rating: /10.
Disc ratings: Picture /10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 6.2
Comment: Not yet watched, never seen.
 

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Ride Lonesome (1959)
Directed by Budd Boetticher.
Starring Randolph Scott, Karen Steele, Pernell Roberts.
shill's Movie Rating: /10.
Disc ratings: Picture 8/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 4.48
Comment: Not yet watched, never seen.
 

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Riding Shotgun (1954)
Directed by AndrÚ De Toth.
Starring Randolph Scott, Wayne Morris, Joan Weldon.
shill's Movie Rating: 7.9/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 8/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 6.21
Comment: Engrossing western.
 

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Rififi (1955)
Directed by Jules Dassin.
Starring Jean Servais, Carl M÷hner, Robert Manuel.
shill's Movie Rating: 8/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 8/10. Extras 6/10. Average bitrate: 6.71
Comment: The robbery sequence is justly famous, but the final drive through Paris is gripping too. Great acting throughout. Picture a bit grainy.
 

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The Right Stuff (1983)
Directed by Philip Kaufman.
Starring Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris.
shill's Movie Rating: 8.7/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 8/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 5.2
Comment: Not yet watched. A terrific movie.
 

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The Ring (1927)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Starring Carl Brisson, Lillian Hall-Davis, Ian Hunter.
shill's Movie Rating: 7/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 5/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 6.44
Comment: Decent romantic triangle melodrama.
 

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The Ring (1927)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Starring Carl Brisson, Lillian Hall-Davis, Ian Hunter.
shill's Movie Rating: 7/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 7/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 5.55
Comment: Decent romantic triangle melodrama.
 

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The Ring (2002)
Directed by Gore Verbinski.
Starring Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, David Dorfman.
shill's Movie Rating: /10.
Disc ratings: Picture 9/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 7.79
Comment: Not yet watched, never seen.
 

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Ring of Fear (1954)
Directed by James Edward Grant.
Starring Clyde Beatty, Mickey Spillane, Pat O'Brien.
shill's Movie Rating: /10.
Disc ratings: Picture 7/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 6.11
Comment: Not yet watched, never seen.
 

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Rio Bravo (1959)
Directed by Howard Hawks.
Starring John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson.
shill's Movie Rating: 8.5/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 7/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 5.56
Comment: Fascinating buildup in this movie. Could do without the damn singing though.
 

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Rio Bravo (1959)
Directed by Howard Hawks.
Starring John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson.
shill's Movie Rating: 8.5/10.
Disc ratings: Picture /10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 6.43
Comment: Fascinating buildup in this movie. Could do without the damn singing though. This is the Ultimate Collector's Edition.
 

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Rio Grande (1950)
Directed by John Ford.
Starring John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson.
shill's Movie Rating: 7.5/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 9/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 6.5
Comment: Pretty good cavalry western.
 

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Roadgames (1981)
Directed by Richard Franklin.
Starring Stacy Keach, Jamie Lee Curtis, Marion Edward.
shill's Movie Rating: 8.2/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 8/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 7.37
Comment: A long-time favorite thriller, glad to see it gets such stellar DVD treatment!
 

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Road House (1948)
Directed by Jean Negulesco.
Starring Ida Lupino, Cornel Wilde, Celeste Holm.
shill's Movie Rating: /10.
Disc ratings: Picture 8/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 6.87
Comment: Not yet watched, never seen.
 

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The Roaring Twenties (1939)
Directed by Raoul Walsh.
Starring James Cagney, Priscilla Lane, Humphrey Bogart.
shill's Movie Rating: /10.
Disc ratings: Picture 10/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 5.73
Comment: Not yet watched, never seen.
 

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The Robe (1953)
Directed by Henry Koster.
Starring Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature.
shill's Movie Rating: 7.8/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 7/10. Extras 3/10. Average bitrate: 7.38
Comment: I wanted to see it because it has one of the best film scores ever - and I was surprised that I really liked the movie too.
 

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Robinson Crusoe (1954)
Directed by Luis Bu˝uel.
Starring Dan O'Herlihy, Felipe de Alba, Jaime Fernßndez.
shill's Movie Rating: 8/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 7/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 8.13
Comment: Not yet watched, never seen.
 

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Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)
Directed by Byron Haskin.
Starring Paul Mantee, Victor Lundin, Adam West.
shill's Movie Rating: 7.5/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 9/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 6.99
Comment: Not yet watched. Decent movie, though a bit overrated these days.
 

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Robocop (1987)
Directed by Paul Verhoeven.
Starring Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy.
shill's Movie Rating: 6.5/10.
Disc ratings: Picture /10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 7.59
Comment: Not really a favorite, but it's not bad.
 

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Robot Monster (1953)
Directed by Phil Tucker.
Starring George Nader, Claudia Barrett, Selena Royle.
shill's Movie Rating: 6.1/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 7/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 7.95
Comment: This movie gives me faith that *I* can produce a theatrical feature film someday.
 

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Robot Monster (1953)
Directed by Phil Tucker.
Starring George Nader, Claudia Barrett, Selena Royle.
shill's Movie Rating: 6.1/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 3/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 3.13
Comment: This movie gives me faith that *I* can produce a theatrical feature film someday.
 

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Rocketship X-M (1950)
Directed by Kurt Neumann.
Starring Lloyd Bridges, Osa Massen, John Emery.
shill's Movie Rating: 6.5/10.
Disc ratings: Picture /10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 5.35
Comment: Not terrible, and it remains a classic milestone in science fiction cinema, but its rewatchability is questionable.
 

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Rocket to the Moon (1967)
Directed by Don Sharp.
Starring Burl Ives, Troy Donahue, Gert Fr÷be.
shill's Movie Rating: 4.8/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 5/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 5.51
Comment: Surprisingly unentertaining.
 

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Rodan (1956)
Directed by Ishir˘ Honda.
Starring Kenji Sahara, Yumi Shirakawa, Akihiko Hirata.
shill's Movie Rating: 6.6/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 8/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 4.29
Comment: Hadn't seen it since I was a kid. It's okay - I prefer Godzilla. This is the improved DVD edition.
 

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Rodan (1956)
Directed by Ishir˘ Honda.
Starring Kenji Sahara, Yumi Shirakawa, Akihiko Hirata.
shill's Movie Rating: 6.6/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 5/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 6.94
Comment: Hadn't seen it since I was a kid. It's okay - I prefer Godzilla.
 

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Rollerball (1975)
Directed by Norman Jewison.
Starring James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams.
shill's Movie Rating: 7.2/10.
Disc ratings: Picture /10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 4.28
Comment: Very intense game scenes with very dull stuff inbetween. Poor quality disc.
 

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Romancing the Stone (1984)
Directed by Robert Zemeckis.
Starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito.
shill's Movie Rating: 7.3/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 9/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 6.51
Comment: Not yet watched. Fun flick.
 

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Romeo and Juliet (1936)
Directed by George Cukor.
Starring Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, John Barrymore.
shill's Movie Rating: /10.
Disc ratings: Picture 8/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 5.54
Comment: Not yet watched, never seen.
 

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Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)
Directed by David Mirkin.
Starring Mira Sorvino, Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo.
shill's Movie Rating: 7.7/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 8/10. Extras 4/10. Average bitrate: 5.8
Comment: Not yet watched. This one is fun and silly, and I got it relatively cheap.
 

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Room Service (1938)
Directed by William A Seiter.
Starring Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx.
shill's Movie Rating: 6.8/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 7/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 5.55
Comment: A pretty good one.
 

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Rope (1948)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Starring James Stewart, John Dall, Farley Granger.
shill's Movie Rating: 9.3/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 9/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 8.89
Comment: One of the slightly lesser-known, but just-as-good-as-anything-else Hitchcock thrillers. Stewart gets to do some excellent silent acting in this. Oh, his dialogue is fine, but it's what he says with his expressions that is gold here.
 

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Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Directed by Roman Polanski.
Starring Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon.
shill's Movie Rating: 5.3/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 7/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 5.81
Comment: Not yet watched. Not a particular favorite, really.
 

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Rose Red (2002)
Directed by Craig R Baxley.
Starring Nancy Travis, Matt Keeslar, Kimberly J Brown.
shill's Movie Rating: 4.8/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 10/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 6.4
Comment: Too long and dull to be very good.
 

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Roxie Hart (1942)
Directed by William A Wellman.
Starring Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, George Montgomery.
shill's Movie Rating: 6.8/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 10/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 8.74
Comment: A bit of a tour de force for Ginger Rogers, eh?
 

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The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969)
Directed by Irving Lerner.
Starring Robert Shaw, Christopher Plummer, Nigel Davenport.
shill's Movie Rating: 6.4/10.
Disc ratings: Picture /10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 4.83
Comment: Christopher Plummer delivers THE freakiest, quirkiest performance ever. A good one, though.
 

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The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Directed by Wes Anderson.
Starring Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Gwyneth Paltrow.
shill's Movie Rating: 8.2/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 9/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 8.4
Comment: Not yet watched. An original and engaging comedy.
 

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Ruby (1977)
Directed by Curtis Harrington.
Starring Piper Laurie, Stuart Whitman, Janit Baldwin.
shill's Movie Rating: 7.2/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 5/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 6.18
Comment: Not bad. Good production values, weaker script.
 

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Runaway Railway (1965)
Directed by Jan Darnley-Smith.
Starring Sydney Tafler, Ronnie Barker, Graham Stark.
shill's Movie Rating: 3.8/10.
Disc ratings: Picture /10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 6.32
Comment: Not yet watched, never seen.
 

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Run Fatboy Run (2007)
Directed by David Schwimmer.
Starring Simon Pegg, Thandie Newton, Hank Azaria.
shill's Movie Rating: 8.4/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 9/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 5.76
Comment: Really liked this one.
 

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A Run For Your Money (1949)
Directed by Charles Frend.
Starring Donald Houston, Meredith Edwards, Moira Lister.
shill's Movie Rating: /10.
Disc ratings: Picture 8/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 5.6
Comment: Not yet watched, never seen.
 

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The Running Man (1987)
Directed by Paul Michael Glaser.
Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto.
shill's Movie Rating: 7.7/10.
Disc ratings: Picture /10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 5.52
Comment: This is a cheesy but fun film.
 

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The Running Man (1987)
Directed by Paul Michael Glaser.
Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto.
shill's Movie Rating: 7.7/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 9/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 8.44
Comment: Not yet watched this edition. This is a cheesy but fun film.
 

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The Runt Page (1932)
Directed by Ray Nazarro.
Starring Billy Bletcher, Georgie Smith, Shirley Temple.
shill's Movie Rating: 3.3/10.
Disc ratings: Picture 9/10. Extras /10. Average bitrate: 5.39
Comment: Severely disturbing "entertainment". Wrong in so many ways.
 

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