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Death Proof (2007)

Directed by Quentin Tarantino. Cast: Kurt Russell, Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Ferlito, Jordan Ladd, Rose McGowan, Sydney Poitier, Tracie Thoms, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Zoe Bell, Michael Parks. A deranged stuntman stalks and kills victims from the safety of his killer car, but when he picks on the wrong group of babes, all bets are off. These girls prove harder to get, and because of a combination of bad luck and Stuntman Mike's carelessness, the girls decide to turn the tables on their tormentor for revenge of their own. 127 min.

Deliverance (1972)

Directed by John Boorman. Cast: Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox, Bill McKinney, Herbert Coward. Four ordinary men traveling in two canoes descend a river they've only seen as a squiggly line on a map, determined to test themselves against a wilderness they only think they understand, only to find they must fight for their lives against some sadistic mountain men. 109 min.

Diamonds Are Forever (UK, 1971)

Directed by Guy Hamilton. Cast: Sean Connery, Jill St. John, Charles Gray, Lana Wood, Jimmy Dean, Bruce Cabot, Bernard Lee. Smugglers are out to capture the world's glittering diamond market. Bond uses fast cars, hearses, jets, helicopters and moon machines in a perplexing search to find out why. Seductive smuggler Tiffany Case and millionaire recluse Willard Whyte do their best to deter Bond's efforts. Special features (Disc 2: ): Declassified: M16 vault; 007 mission control; Mission dossier; ministry of propaganda. 120 min.

Die Another DayUK / USA, 2002)

Directed by Lee Tamahori. Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Toby Stephens, Rosmund Pike, John Cleese, Judi Dench. While on assignment in North Korea, James Bond is captured by government agents, where he's imprisoned and tortured for over a year. When Bond is exchanged for another prisoner, not everyone is certain 007 is still capable of doing the job. After an unscrupulous entrepreneur is discovered to be in cohoots with the other prisoner, Bond is back on the case, and he finds the two men have sinister plans which could decide the fate of the world. 132 min.

Die Hard 2: Die Harder (1990)

Directed by Renny Harlin. Cast: Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, William Atherton, Reginald Veljohnson, Franco Nero, William Sadler, John Amos. Bruce Willis returns as the heroic cop John McClane who battles not only terrorists but an incompetent airport police chief, an anti-terrorist commander, and a snow storm. With an airport runway in the nation's capital littered with death and destruction McClane is in a race against time as his wife is trapped on a plane circling overhead, deperately low on fuel. 124 min.

Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)

Directed by John McTiernan. Cast: Bruce Willis, Jeremy Irons, Samuel L. Jackson, Graham Greene. New York cop John McClane is the personal target of the mysterious Simon, a terrorist determined to blow up the entire city if he doesn't get what he wants. Accompanied by an unwilling civilian partner, McClane careens wildly from one end of New York to the other as he struggles to keep up with Simon's deadly game. It's a battle of wits between a psychopathic genius and a heroic cop who once again finds himself having a really bad day. (131 min.

Die Hard(1988)

Directed by John McTiernan. Cast: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Alexander Godunov, Bonnie Bedelia. John McClane, a New York City detective newly arrived in Los Angeles, is waiting for his wife's office party to break-up when terrorists seize control of the building. While the terrorists round up hostages, McClane slips away unnoticed and armed with only a service revolver and his cunning, he launches his own one-man war. 113 min.

Dishonored (1931)

Directed by Josef von Sternberg. Cast: Marlene Dietrich, Victor McLaglen, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Warner Oland, Lew Cody, Barry Norton, Davison Clark, Wilfred Lucas, Bill Powell. Marlene Dietrich plays the role of a spy, Agent X-27 who is recruited by the Austrian Secret Service to feret out secrets from the enemy and alters the course of the war until she meets up with the Russian agent Colonel Kranau. 87 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Dr. No(UK, 1962)

Directed by Guy Hamilton. Cast: Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Joseph Wiseman, Jack Lord, Bernard Lee, Anthony Dawson, John Kitzmiller, Zena Marshall, Eunice Gayson. James Bond, Agent 007, is sent to Jamaica to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a British Secret Service agent. This is the first James Bond film adventure. Special features: Top-level access; Declassified: M16 vault; 007 mission control; Mission dossier; ministry of propaganda. Music, Monty Norman. 110 min.

El Cid (Italy / USA / UK, 1961)

Directed by Anthony Mann. Cast: Charlton Heston, Sophia Loren, Raf Vallone, Genevieve Page, John Fraser, Gary Raymond, Hurd Hatfield, Massimo Serato, Herbert Lom, Ralph Truman. Eleventh-century Spain is divided into Christian kingdoms and Moorish strongholds. The young Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar, a Castillian knight who has been dubbed El Cid [El Cid Campeador "The Lord Champion"] by his followers, vows to free his country from the invader. This epic tale romanticizes the years of love, warfare, revenge, rivalries, as El Cid becomes a revered warrior.

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