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D.O.A. (1950)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  84 min. B&W
Plot: An accountant goes to San Francisco for a week to relax and ends up with more than just a hangover.
Cast: Edmond O'Brien, Pamela Britton, Beverly Darland. Directed by Rudolph Maté.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Medical  Drama

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D.O.A. (1988)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: A man has 24 hours to figure out who poisoned him.
Cast: Dennis Quaid, Meg Ryan, Daniel Stern. Directed by Rocky Morton & Annabel Jankel.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Medical

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Da Vinci Code, The (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 149 min. 
Plot: A murder inside the Louvre and clues in Da Vinci paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen, Alfred Molina, Jürgen Prochnow. Directed by Ron Howard.
Categories:  International  Religion  Mystery/Suspense

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Daddy (Papa) (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: A young violinist moves to Moscow to continue his education and eventually achieves fame but he has to hide his past because if the truth is revealed he must choose between his father and his fame. In Russian with English subtitles.
Cast: Vladimir Mashkov, Yegor Beroev, Andrey Rozendent, Ksenja Lavrova-Glinka, Olga Kras'ko. Directed by Vladimir Mashkov.
Categories:  Foreign  Religion  Drama

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Daily Show with John Stewart: Indecision 2004, The (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 300 min. 
Plot: Daily Show coverage of the 2004 Democratic and Republican National Conventions, the first Bush-Kerry debate, and election night.
Cast: Jon Stewart, Lewis Black, Stephen Colbert, Rob Corddry, Samantha Bee. Directed by Chuck O'Neill.
Categories:  Comedy  Government  History

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Daisy Kenyon (1947)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  99 min. B&W
Plot: A commercial artist who is involved with a married lawyer agrees to marry an army sergeant, just as her lawyer gets a divorce.
Cast: Joan Crawford, Dana Andrews, Henry Fonda. Directed by Otto Preminger.
Categories:  Romance  Marital Relations

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Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  117 min. 
Plot: A free-wheeling Texas cowboy works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease.
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Steve Zahn, Denis O'Hare. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee.
Categories:  Drama  Biography  Health

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Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun (1971)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: A young American soldier in the First World War lies in a hospital bed, a quadruple amputee who has lost the ability to see, speak, or hear.
Cast: Timothy Bottoms, Jason Robards, Kathy Fields, Donald Sutherland, Marsha Hunt, Diane Varsi. Directed by Dalton Trumbo.
Categories:  War  Medical  Drama

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Damages: The Complete Fifth Season (2012)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 8 hours, 49 min. 
Plot: A sharp law school graduate becomes the protégée of a successful and hard-hitting high stakes litigator.
Cast: Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, Dylan Baker, John Goodman. Directed by Todd A. Kessler, Nick Gomez, Timothy Busfield.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Corporations

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Damages: The Complete First Season (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 9 hours, 41 minutes min. 
Plot: A sharp law school graduate becomes the protégée of a successful and hard-hitting high stakes litigator.
Cast: Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, Tate Donovan, Zachary Booth. Directed by Allen Coulter, Greg Yaitanes, John David Coles.
Categories:  Television  Damages  Corporations

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Damages: The Complete Fourth Season (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 8 hours, 22 min. 
Plot: A sharp law school graduate becomes the protégée of a successful and hard-hitting high stakes litigator.
Cast: Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, Dylan Baker, John Goodman. Directed by Todd A. Kessler, Nick Gomez, Timothy Busfield.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Corporations

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Damages: The Complete Second Season (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 8 hours, 24 min. 
Plot: A sharp law school graduate becomes the protégée of a successful and hard-hitting high stakes litigator.
Cast: Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, Tate Donovan, Zachary Booth. Directed by Todd A. Kessler, Jean de Segonzac, Constantine Mak.
Categories:  Television  Damages  Corporations

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Damages: The Complete Third Season (2010)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 9 hours, 33 min. 
Plot: A sharp law school graduate becomes the protégée of a successful and hard-hitting high stakes litigator.
Cast: Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, Tate Donovan, Campbell Scott, Martin Short, Lily Tomlin, Keith Carradine. Directed by Todd A. Kessler, Matthew Penn, Tony Goldwyn.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Damages

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Damned, The (1969)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  156 min. 
Plot: The dramatic collapse of a wealthy, industrialist/Junker family during the reign of the Third Reich. Primarily in English (partly dubbed) with some German.
Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Ingrid Thulin, Helmut Griem, Helmut Berger. Directed by Luchino Visconti.
Categories:  Drama  Foreign  War

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Dan in Real Life (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: A widower finds out the woman he fell in love with is his brother's girlfriend.
Cast: Steve Carell, Juliette Binoche, Diane Cook. Directed by Peter Hedges.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Romance

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Dances With Wolves (1990)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  181 min. 
Plot: Lt. John Dunbar, exiled to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.
Cast: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant. Directed by Kevin Costner.
Categories:  Drama  Western  Domestic Relations

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Dangerous Crossing (1953)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  76 min. B&W
Plot: A young bride is set to begin her honeymoon aboard a luxury liner when she determines that her husband has disappeared and his name has mysteriously dropped from the passenger list.
Cast: Jeanne Crain, Michael Rennie, Casey Adams, Carl Betz. Directed by Joseph M. Newman.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Maritime

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Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: Rich and bored aristocrats in 18th-century France play high-stakes games of passion and betrayal.
Cast: Glenn Close, John Malkovitch,, Michelle Pfeiffer, Swoosie Kurtz, Keanu Reeves, Lildred Natwick, Uma Thurman. Directed by Stephen Frears.
Categories:  Romance  History  Ethics

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Daniel (1983)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: The fictionalized story of Daniel, the son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were executed as Soviet spies in the 1950s.
Cast: Timothy Hutton, Mandy Patinkin, Lindsay Crouse. Directed by Sidney Lumet.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Government

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Danish Girl, The (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Eddie Redmayne, Tusse Silberg, Adrian Schiller, Amber Heard, Emerald Fennell. Directed by Tom Hooper.
Categories:  Biography  Domestic Relations  Romance

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Daredevil (2003)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: * 1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 103 min. 
Plot: A lawyer blinded by toxic waste acquires enhanced senses which help him fight crime as an acrobatic martial arts superhero.
Cast: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Colin Farrell, Michael Clarke Duncan, Jon Favreau, Joe Pantoliano. Directed by Mark Steven Johnson.
Categories:  Action  Justice

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Darfur Now (2012)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: Follows the story of six people who are determined to end the sufferings in Sudan's war-ravaged Darfur. In English, Arabic, and local language(s), with English subtitles.
Cast: Luis Moreno-Campo, Adam Sterling, Ahmed Mohammed Abakar, Don Cheadle. Directed by Ted Braun.
Categories:  Documentary  History  War

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Darjeeling Limited, The (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  91 min. 
Plot: Three brothers who haven't spoken in years set off on a train trip across India with the hope of finding themselves and bonding with each other.
Cast: Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman, Anjelica Houston. Directed by Wes Anderson.
Categories:  Family  Drama  International

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Dark City (1998)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A man struggles with memories of his past in a nightmarish world with no daytime.
Cast: Rufus Sewell, Keifer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, Richard O'Brien, Ian Richardson. Directed by Alex Proyas.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Law Enforcement

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Dark Girls (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  71 min. 
Plot: Explores the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color---particularly dark skinned women, outside of and within the Black American culture.
Cast: . Directed by D. Channsin & Bill Duke.
Categories:  Documentary  Racism  Women

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Dark Horse (2015)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  85 min. 
Plot: An inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men's club who decide to take on the elite 'sport of kings' and breed a racehorse.
Cast: Participants portray themselves.. Directed by Louise Osmond.
Categories:  Documentary  Drama  Animal

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Dark Knight Rises, The (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  165 min. 
Plot: The Batman resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.
Cast: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Morgan Freeman. Directed by Christopher Nolan.
Categories:  Action  Drama  Law Enforcement

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Dark Knight, The (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  153 min. 
Plot: Batman is forced to deal with the chaos unleashed by an anarchist mastermind known only as The Joker.
Cast: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Morgan Freeman. Directed by Christopher Nolan.
Categories:  Action  Law Enforcement  Criminal Law

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Dark Passage (1947)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  106 min. B&W
Plot: A man convicted of murdering his wife escapes from prison and works with a woman to try and prove his innocence.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Bruce Bennett, Agnes Moorehead. Directed by Delmer Daves.
Categories:  Drama  Justice  Domestic Relations

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Daughters of the Dust (1991)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: A look at the Gullah culture of islands off the coast of South Carolina as a family prepares to leave for a chance at a better life.
Cast: Adisa Anderson, Barbara-O, Cheryl Lynn Bruce, Cora Lee Day, Tommy Hicks. Directed by Julie Dash.
Categories:  Drama  Family  History

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Dave (1993)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: When the President of the United States lapses into a coma, the Secret Service recruits an uncanny Presidential lookalike to stand in for him.
Cast: Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Kevin Dunn, Ving Rhames, Ben Kingsley, Charles Grodin. Directed by Ivan Reitman.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance  Government

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Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 128 min. 
Plot: Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia SWAT team members, a traffic reporter, and his television-executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.
Cast: David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger, Gaylen Ross. Directed by George A. Romero.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Horror

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: A growing nation of genetically evolved apes is threatened by a band of human survivors of a devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier.
Cast: Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Keri Russell, Judy Greer. Directed by Matt Reeves.
Categories:  Action  Drama  SciFi/Fantasy

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Day at the Races, A (1937)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  109 min. B&W
Plot: A vet posing as a doctor, a race horse owner and his friends struggle to help keep a sanitarium open with the help of a misfit racehorse.
Cast: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Allan Jones, Maureen O'Sullivan. Directed by Sam Wood.
Categories:  Comedy  Medical

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Day Night Day Night (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  91 min. 
Plot: A 19-year-old girl prepares to become a suicide bomber in Times Square.
Cast: Luisa Williams, Josh Phillip Weinstein, Gareth Saxe, Nyambi Nyambi. Directed by Julia Loktev.
Categories:  Drama  National Security

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Day of the Jackal, The (1973)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  143 min. 
Plot: A professional assassin plots to kill Charles de Gaulle, the President of France.
Cast: Alan Badel, Tony Britton, Cyril Cusack, Michael Lonsdale, Eric Porter, Delphine Seyrig. Directed by Fred Zinnemann.
Categories:  Politics  Law Enforcement  Drama

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Day the Earth Stood Still, The (1951)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  92 min. B&W
Plot: An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.
Cast: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe, Billy Gray, Frances Bavier, Lock Martin. Directed by Robert Wise.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  National Security  Drama

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Day's Work, A Day's Pay (2001)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  57 min. 
Plot: Tracks three welfare-recipients' involvement in New York's controversial Work Experience Program.
Cast: Narration by Tamara Tunie. Directed by Kathey Leichter and Jonathan Skurnik.
Categories:  Documentary  Employment  Welfare

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Days of Glory (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination.
Cast: Jamel Debbouze, Samy Naceri, Roshdy Zem, Sami Bouajila. Directed by Rachid Bouchareb.
Categories:  War  Discrimination  International

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Days of Heaven (1978)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: A hot-tempered farm laborer convinces the woman he loves to marry their rich but dying boss so that they can have a claim to his fortune.
Cast: Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard, Linda Manz. Directed by Terrence Malick.
Categories:  Estates  Drama

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Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  117 min. B&W
Plot: An alcoholic public relations man and his wife try to break the cycle of addiction.
Cast: Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick, Charles Bickford, Jack Klugman. Directed by Blake Edwards.
Categories:  Domestic Relations  Health  Women

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Dazed and Confused (1993)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 102 min. 
Plot: The adventures of incoming high school and junior high students on the last day of school, in May of 1976.
Cast: Jason London, Joey Lauren Adams, Milla Jovovich, Adam Goldberg, Ben Affleck. Directed by Richard Linklater.
Categories:  Drama  Children  History

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Dead Again (1991)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: Mike Church, an L.A. gumshoe with a knack for wisecracks and tracing missing persons, doesn't have a clue when he's hired to help a beautiful amnesia victim tormented by nightmares. Then an eccentric antiques dealer and hypnotist leads Church to believe t
Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Andy Garcia, Derek Jacobi, Wayne Knight, Hanna Schygulla, Campbell Scott, Emma Thompson, Jo Anderson, Christine Ebersole, Lois Hall, Richard Easton. Directed by Kenneth Branagh.
Categories:  Romance  Mystery/Suspense

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Dead Man (1995)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: An simple accountant in the Old West unwittingly finds himself transformed into a killer and wanted man.
Cast: Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Lance Henrikson, Michael Wincott, Eugene Byrd, Mili Avital, Crispin Glover, Iggy Pop, Billy Bob Thorton, Jared Harris, Gabriel Byrne, John Hurt, Alfred Molina, Robert Mitchum. Directed by Jim Jarmusch.
Categories:  Accounting  Western

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Dead Man Walking (1996)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  122 min. 
Plot: A convicted killer is sentenced to death and when th date is set for his execution, he asks a nun to be his spiritual advisor.
Cast: Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Robert Prosky. Directed by Tim Robbins.
Categories:  Sentencing  Death Penalty  Evidence

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Dead Man's Shoes (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: A disaffected soldier returns to his hometown to get even with the thugs who brutalized his mentally-challenged brother years ago.
Cast: Paddy Considine, Gary Stretch, Toby Kebbell. Directed by Shane Meadows.
Categories:  Drama  Organized Crime  Mental Health

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Dead Poets Society (1989)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  128 min. 
Plot: A charismatic teacher's emotionally charged challenge is met by his students with irrepressible enthusiasm-- changing their lives forever.
Cast: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles. Directed by Peter Weir.
Categories:  Drama  Education  Juvenile

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Dead Pool, The (1988)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  91 min. 
Plot: Dirty Harry must stop a sick secret contest to murder local celebrities, which includes himself as a target.
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Patricia Clarkson, Liam Neeson, Evan Kim, Jim Carrey. Directed by Buddy Van Horn.
Categories:  Drama  Action  Law Enforcement

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Deadline (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: A compelling look inside America's prisons, highlighting one man's unlikely and historic actions against the system.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Katy Chevigny and Kerstin Johnson.
Categories:  Documentary  Death Penalty  Criminal Procedure

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Deadpool (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  168 min. 
Plot: A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers.
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. miller, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand. Directed by Tim Miller.
Categories:  Action  Drama  Comedy

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Deadwood: Complete First Season (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD (6 disc set) 11 hours, 58 min. 
Plot: A show set in the late 1800's, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime.
Cast: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver, W. Earl Brown, Dayton Callie, Kim Dickens. Directed by David Milch.
Categories:  Drama  History  Criminal Law

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Deadwood: Complete Season Three (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (7 disc set) 11 hours, 58 min. 
Plot: A show set in the late 1800's, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime.
Cast: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver, W. Earl Brown, Dayton Callie, Kim Dickens. Directed by David Milch.
Categories:  Drama  History  Criminal Law

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Deadwood: Complete Season Two (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (6 disc set) 11 hours, 58 min. 
Plot: A show set in the late 1800's, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime.
Cast: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver, W. Earl Brown, Dayton Callie, Kim Dickens. Directed by David Milch.
Categories:  Drama  History  Criminal Law

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Death and the Maiden (1995)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: Fifteen years ago, a woman was taken prisoner and tortured by a sadistic doctor working for the government. Through a chance encounter, she meets the man she thinks is responsible.
Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, Stuart Wilson II, Krystia Mova, Jonathan Vega, Rodolphe Vega. Directed by Roman Polanski.
Categories:  War  Government  Human Rights

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Death Comes to Pemberley (2013)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  180 min. 
Plot: Elizabeth and Darcy, now six years married and with two young sons, are preparing for the lavish annual ball at Pemberley.
Cast: Matthew Rhys, Anna Maxwell Martin, Matthew Goode, Jenna Coleman. Directed by Daniel Percival.
Categories:  Drama  Mystery/Suspense  Television

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Death Defying Acts (2007)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: On a tour of Britain, Harry Houdini enters into a passionate affair with a psychic out to con the famous magician.
Cast: Guy Pearce, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Timothy Spall, Saoirse Ronan. Directed by Gilian Armstrong.
Categories:  Entertainment  Drama

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Death Proof (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 113 min. 
Plot: A stuntman who has a habit of stalking young women tangles with the wrong group.
Cast: Kurt Russell, Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Ferlito, Jordan Ladd, Rose McGowan, Sydney Portier. Directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Categories:  Action  Women

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Death Sentence (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: When a family falls victim to a vicious attack perpetrated as a gang initiation ritual, the vengeful father vows to track down each person involved in the crime.
Cast: Kevin Bacon, Garrett Hedlund, Kelly Preston, Aisha Tyler, John Goodman. Directed by James Wan.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Organized Crime  Family

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Deathtrap (1982)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: A Broadway playwright puts murder in his plan to take credit for a student's script.
Cast: Michael Cane, Christopher Reeve, Dyan Cannon. Directed by Sidney Lumet.
Categories:  Entertainment  Copyright  Comedy

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Debt, The (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: Israeli secret agents catch "The Surgeon of Birkenau" - a Nazi monster who was never brought to trial. In German with English subtitles.
Cast: Gila Almagor, Neta Garty, Yehezkel Lazarov, Alexander Peleg. Directed by Assaf Bernstein.
Categories:  Foreign  War  Drama

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Debt, The (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: This espionage thriller begins in 1997, as shocking news reaches retired Mossad secret agents.
Cast: Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Jessica Chastain, Jesper Christensen. Directed by John Madden.
Categories:  Drama  War  Civil Rights

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Deception (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: An accountant is introduced to a mysterious club and in this new world, he quickly becomes the prime suspect in a woman's disappearance and a multi-million dollar heist.
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Ewan McGregor, Michelle Williams. Directed by Marcel Langenegger.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Mystery/Suspense

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Deconstructing Harry (1977)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: When Harry writes a bestseller about his best friends, his best friends become his worst enemies.
Cast: Caroline Aaron, Woody Allen, Kirstie Alley, Billy Crystal, Amy Irving, Tobey Maguire, Demi Moore, Robin Williams. Directed by Woody Allen.
Categories:  Comedy  Domestic Relations

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Deep End, The (2000)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: A mother finds the dead body of her teenage son's gay lover on the beach of their rural lakeside home an she spirals out of control while trying to keep her son from being found culpable in a murder investigation.
Cast: Tilda Swinton, Goran Visnjic, Jonathan Tucker, Raymond Barry, Josh Lucas, Peter Donat. Directed by Scott McGehee, David Siegel.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Family  Juvenile

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Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: A dramatization of the offshore drilling rig, Deepwater Horizon, explosion which created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Douglas Griffin. Directed by Peter Berg.
Categories:  Drama  Action  History

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Deer Hunter, The (1978)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 182 min. 
Plot: An in-depth examination of the way that the Vietnam war affects the lives of people in a small industrial town in the USA.
Cast: Robert De Niro, John Cazale, John Savage, Meryl Streep, Christopher Walken. Directed by Michael Cimino.
Categories:  Drama  War

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Defender, The (1957)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  130 min. B&W
Plot: A two part episode from the Studio One series about a man on trial for murder.
Cast: Martin Balsam, Ralph Bellamy, Steve McQueen, William Shatner. Directed by Robert Mulligan.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Jurisprudence  Drama

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Defending Your Life (1991)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: An advertising executive who dies in a car accident finds himself in Judgment City, where he must defend the cowardly, self-involved life he led on earth.
Cast: Albert Brooks, Meryl Streep, Rip Torn, Lee Grant, Buck Henry. Directed by Albert Brooks.
Categories:  Civil Procedure  Comedy  Romance

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Defiance (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  136 min. 
Plot: Three brothers turn a group of refugees into freedom fighters against the Nazis during World War II.
Cast: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos, Allan Corduner, Mark Feuerstein. Directed by Edward Zwick.
Categories:  War  History  Drama

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Defiant Ones, The (1958)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  96 min. B&W
Plot: Two men that hate each other escape from a Southern work gang to discover they are bound together by an unbreakable iron chain.
Cast: Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Charles McGraw, Lon Chaney Jr., King Donovan. Directed by Stanley Kramer.
Categories:  Drama  Law Enforcement  Racism

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Definitely, Maybe (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A political consultant tries to explain his impending divorce and past relationships to his 11-year-old daughter.
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Isla Fisher, Derek Luke, Abigail Breslin, Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz. Directed by Adam Brooks.
Categories:  Family  Comedy  Romance

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Deforce: The Past, Present, and Future of Detroit (2010)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  86 min. 
Plot: A history of Tyranny in the Heart of America; for decades Detroit has been an emblem of Urban decay.
Cast: Nelson Jones. Directed by Daniel Falconer.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Economics

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Deja Vu (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  126 min. 
Plot: An ATF agent travels back in time to save a woman from being murdered, falling in love with her during the process.
Cast: Denzel Washington, Val Kilmer, Paula Patton, Bruce Greenwood, Adam Goldberg, Jim Caviezel. Directed by Tont Scott.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Law Enforcement

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Deliberate Intent (2000)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  85 min. 
Plot: Rod Smolla, a First Amendment scholar, is recruited to sue a company that published a how-to manual for hitmen.
Cast: Timothy Hutton, Ron Rifkin, Clark Johnson, Penny Johnson, Cliff DeYoung, Kenneth Walsh, James McDaniel. Directed by Andy Wolk.
Categories:  Constitutional  Action  Advocacy

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Deliverance (1972)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: Four friends get more than they bargained for on a canoe trip in the backwoods of Georgia.
Cast: Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox. Directed by John Boorman.
Categories:  Land Use  Poverty  Mystery/Suspense

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Demolition Man (1993)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: In a peaceful, future society, a cop is thawed out of suspended animation to subdue an old, ultra-violent enemy.
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock, Nigel Hawthorne. Directed by Marco Brambilla.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Law Enforcement  Corporations

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Denial (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: An acclaimed writer and historian must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when a renowned denier sues her for libel.
Cast: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall. Directed by Mick Jackson.
Categories:  Drama  Biography  Civil Procedure

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Departed, The (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  152 min. 
Plot: In South Boston, the state police force are waging a war on Irish-American organized crime.
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen. Directed by Martin Scorsese.
Categories:  Drama

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Descendants, The (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: A land baron tries to re-connect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident.
Cast: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, Nick Krause, Patricia Hastie. Directed by Alexander Payne.
Categories:  

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Desert Flower (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: Based on the book by model Waris Dirie,who escaped from an arranged marriage crossed the deserts of Somalia.
Cast: Liya Kebede, Sally Hawkins, Craig Parkinson, Meera Syal, Anthony Mackie, Juliet Stevenson, Timothy Spall, Soraya Omar-Scego. Directed by Sherry Horman.
Categories:  International  Children  Marital Relations

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Desperate Hours, The (1955)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  112 min. B&W
Plot: An escaped convict who breaks into a suburban home and takes a family hostage.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March, Arthur Kennedy, Martha Scott. Directed by William Wyler.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Safety

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Despicable Me (2010)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  95 min. 
Plot: When a criminal mastermind uses orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better.
Cast: Voices of Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Will Arnett, Julie Andrews. Directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud.
Categories:  Animation  Comedy  Children

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Despicable Me 2 (2013)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  98 min. 
Plot: Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.
Cast: Voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Miranda Cosgrove. Directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud.
Categories:  Animation  Comedy  Children

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Detropia (2012)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: A documentary on the city of Detroit and its woes, which are emblematic of the collapse of the U.S. manufacturing base.
Cast: Noah Stewart, Rachel Gilmnore. Directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady.
Categories:  Documentary  Economics  Business

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Devil and Daniel Webster, The (1941)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  85 min. 
Plot: A 19th-century New England farmer sells his soul to the devil in exchange for seven years of prosperity. When the devil tries to collect, the farmer insists on a trial, with Daniel Webster defending him.
Cast: Edward Arnold, Walter Hutson, James Craig, Anne Shirley, Jane Darwell, Simone Simon, Gene Lockhart. Directed by William Dieterle.
Categories:  Advocacy  Ethics  SciFi/Fantasy

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Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: An African-American private detective is hired to find a white woman who frequents the black Jazz clubs in 1948 L.A.
Cast: Denzel Washington, Jennifer Beals, Don Cheadle. Directed by Carl Franklin.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Civil Rights  Law Enforcement

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Devil Wears Prada, The (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: A naive young women lands a job as assistant to a demanding fashion magazine editor.
Cast: Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Stanley Tucci, Simon Baker, Emily Blunt, Adrian Grenier. Directed by David Frankel.
Categories:  Comedy  Women  Ethics

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Devil's Advocate (1997)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  144 min. 
Plot: A defense attorney who has never lost a case is invited to work for a N.Y. law firm ruled by a founder the attorney suspects is more than he seems.
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron. Directed by Taylor Hackford.
Categories:  Advocacy  Ethics  SciFi/Fantasy

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Devil's Double,The (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: A chilling vision of the House of Saddam Hussein comes to life through the eyes of the man who was forced to become the double of Hussein's sadistic son.
Cast: Ludivine Sagnier, Dominic Cooper. Directed by Lee Tamahori.
Categories:  Drama  Biography  Ethics

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Dexter: The Complete Final Season (2013)
Rated:  NR  Stars: **1/2
Format:  DVD (4 disc set)  min. 
Plot: Dexter is forced to deal with his past when he comes across the doctor who claims to have created his "code."
Cast: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David , James Remar, C.S. Lee, Lauren Vélez, Desmond Harrington. Directed by Keith Gordon, Michael C. Hall, Ernest R. Dickerson.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement  Television

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Dexter: The Fifth Season (2010)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 10 hours, 18 min. 
Plot: A Miami police forensics expert moonlights as a serial killer of criminals who he believes have escaped justice.
Cast: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Erik King, Lauren Vélez, David Zayas, Keith Carradine, Jimmy Smits. Directed by .
Categories:  Drama  Television  Criminal Law

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Dexter: The First Season (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 6 hours, 50 min. 
Plot: A Miami police forensics expert moonlights as a serial killer of criminals who he believes have escaped justice.
Cast: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Erik King, Lauren Vélez, David Zayas, Keith Carradine, Jimmy Smits. Directed by various directors for individual episodes.
Categories:  Drama  Television  Criminal Law

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Dexter: The Fourth Season (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 6 hours, 32 min. 
Plot: A Miami police forensics expert moonlights as a serial killer of criminals who he believes have escaped justice.
Cast: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Erik King, Lauren Vélez, David Zayas, Keith Carradine, Jimmy Smits. Directed by various directors for individual episodes.
Categories:  Drama  Tax  Criminal Law

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Dexter: The Second Season (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 6 hours, 36 min. 
Plot: A Miami police forensics expert moonlights as a serial killer of criminals who he believes have escaped justice.
Cast: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Erik King, Lauren Vélez, David Zayas, Keith Carradine, Jimmy Smits. Directed by various directors for individual episodes.
Categories:  Drama  Television  Criminal Law

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Dexter: The Sixth Season (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 10 hours, 18 min. 
Plot: A Miami police forensics expert moonlights as a serial killer of criminals who he believes have escaped justice.
Cast: Michael C. Hall, Debra Morgan, Lauren Vélez, David Zayas, James Remar. Directed by John Dahl, S.J. Clarkson, Stefan Schwartz, and m.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Law Enforcement

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Dexter: The Third Season (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 6 hours 29 min. 
Plot: A Miami police forensics expert moonlights as a serial killer of criminals who he believes have escaped justice.
Cast: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Erik King, Lauren Vélez, David Zayas, Keith Carradine, Jimmy Smits. Directed by various directors for individual episodes.
Categories:  Drama  Television  Criminal Law

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Dheepan (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: 
Cast: Jesutthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasn, Claudine Vinasithamby. Directed by Jacques Audiard.
Categories:  Drama  War  Family

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Diabolique (1955)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  116 min. B&W
Plot: The wife of a cruel headmaster and his mistress conspire to kill him, but after the murder is committed, his body disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women.
Cast: Simone Signoret, Vera Clouzot, Paul Meurisse. Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Women  Criminal Law

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Dial M For Murder (1954)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: When a wealthy heiress' husband begins to suspect he is losing her affection, he also begins to fear he will lose her wealth.
Cast: Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, Ray Milland, John Williams, Anthony Dawson, Leo Britt, Patrick Allen, George Leigh. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Law Enforcement

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Diary of a Teenage Girl, The (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: A teen artist living in 1970s San Francisco enters into an affair with her mother's boyfriend.
Cast: Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgard, Christopher Meloni, Kristen Wiig. Directed by Marielle Heller.
Categories:  Documentary  Romance  Domestic Relations

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Diary of Anne Frank, The (1959)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  180 min. B&W
Plot: Story of a young Jewish girl who, with her family and their friends is forced into hiding in an attic in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. Based on the real diary of Anne Frank.
Cast: Millie Perkins, Joseph Schildkraut, Shelley Winters, Gusti Huber, Ed Wynn. Directed by George Stevens.
Categories:  Biography  War  Drama

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Diary of Anne Frank, The (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 100 min. 
Plot: The story of a young girl who had to go into hiding during World War II.
Cast: Iain Glen, Tamsin Greig, Ellie Kendrick, Ron Cook, Lesley Sharp, Nicholas Farrell, Kate Ashfield, Geoff Breton, Felicity Jones. Directed by Jon James.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  War

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Dick (1999)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: This is the fictional account of two high school girls who wander off during a class trip to the White House and meet President Richard Nixon.
Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Michelle Williams, Dan Hedaya, Will Ferrell, Bruce McCulloch. Directed by Andrew Fleming.
Categories:  Comedy  Government  Juvenile

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Die Hard (1988)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  132 min. 
Plot: A New York cop gives terrorists a dose of their own medicine as they hold hostages in an LA office building.
Cast: Bruce Willis, Alan RIckman, Alexander Godunov, Bonnie Bedelia. Directed by John McTiernan.
Categories:  Action  Law Enforcement

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Dillinger (1973)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: John Dillinger and his gang go on a bank robbing spree across the midwest, but one G-Man is determined to bring him down.
Cast: Warren Oates, Ben Johnson, Cloris Leachman, Michelle Phillips. Directed by John Milius.
Categories:  Drama  Biography  Organized Crime

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Dirty Dancing (1987)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 105 min. 
Plot: Spending the summer in a holiday camp with her family, a young woman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor.
Cast: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes. Directed by Emile Ardolino.
Categories:  Family  Romance

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Dirty Harry (1971)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: When he is outsmarted by a killer, a detective decides to administer his own style of justice.
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Harry Guardino, John Mitchum, Reni Santoni, Andrew Robinson, John Vernon. Directed by Don Siegel.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Action  Ethics

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: Two con men working the same con, in the same town, discover it isn't big enough for both of them.
Cast: Steve Martin, Michael Cane, Glenne Headley, Anton Rodgers, Barbara Harris. Directed by Frank Oz.
Categories:  Comedy  Women  Ethics

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Dirty Wars (2013)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  87 min. 
Plot: Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars.
Cast: Narrated by Jeremy Scahill. Directed by Rick Rowley.
Categories:  Documentary  Government  War

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Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, The (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:   (2 disc set) 123 min. 
Plot: Three films follow a young couple from different perspectives, as they struggle to understand each other in the wake of tragedy.
Cast: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Viola Davis, Katherine Waterston, Archie Panjabi, Bill Hader, Ryan Eggold, Ciarán Hinds, Nina Arianda, William Hurt . Directed by Ned Benson.
Categories:  Romance  Mystery/Suspense

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Disclosure (1994)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  129 min. 
Plot: A female executive manipulates her former lover, who counters with a sexual harassment suit.
Cast: Michael Douglas, Demi Moore, Caroline Goodall, Dennis Miller. Directed by Barry Levinson.
Categories:  Gender  Sexuality  Employment

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Disgrace (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: A professor gets caught up in post-apartheid politics.
Cast: John Malkovich, Natalie Becker, Antoinette Engel, Antonio Fisher. Directed by Steve Jacobs.
Categories:  Drama  Politics  Racism

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Disraeli (1978)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 4 hours, 13 min. 
Plot: Disraeli, the first and only Jewish-born Prime minister, used his fame as a writer of scandalous novels and his charm with influential women to make remarkable strides in Parliament.
Cast: Ian McShane, Mary Peach, John Carlisle. Directed by Claude Whatham.
Categories:  Biography  Politics  Television

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District 9 (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.
Cast: Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, Nathalie Boltt. Directed by Neill Blomkamp.
Categories:  Immigration  Politics  SciFi/Fantasy

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Disturbia (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: A teen living under house arrest becomes convinced his neighbor is a serial killer.
Cast: Shia LaBeouf, David Morse, Sarah Roemer, Carrie-Anne Moss. Directed by D.J. Caruso.
Categories:  Sentencing  Mental Health  Drama

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Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body and uses his left eye to blink out his memoir.
Cast: Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze. Directed by Julian Schnabel.
Categories:  Medical  Biography  Drama

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Django (1966)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  91 min. 
Plot: A coffin-dragging gunslinger enters a town caught between two feuding factions.
Cast: Franco Nero, José Bódalo, Ángel Álvare, Eduardo Fajardo. Directed by Sergio Corbucci.
Categories:  Western

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Django Unchained (2012)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  165 min. 
Plot: A former slave turned hired gun heads back to the plantation to free his wife.
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo Dicaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson. Directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Categories:  Drama  Marital Relations  Justice

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Do the Right Thing (1989)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.
Cast: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancario Esposito, Spike Lee, Samuel L. Jackson. Directed by Spike Lee.
Categories:  Racism  Drama

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Doctor Strange (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  115 min. 
Plot: While on a journey of physical and spiritual healing, a brilliant neurosurgeon is drawn into the world of the mystic arts.
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams. Directed by Scott Derrickson.
Categories:  Action  SciFi/Fantasy  Health

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Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 197 min. 
Plot: During the Russian Revolution, a married doctor and poet falls for a beautiful political activist's wife.
Cast: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger, Alec Guinness, Tom Courtenay, Siobhan McKenna, Ralph Richardson. Directed by David Lean.
Categories:  War  Romance  History

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Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: A botched bank robbery turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.
Cast: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charlse Durning, Carol Kane. Directed by Sidney Lumet.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Drama  Negotiation

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Dogtooth (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: A darkly surreal look at three teenagers confined to an isolated country estate and kept under strict rule and regimen by their parents. In Greek, with English subtitles.
Cast: Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley, Aggeliki Papoulia, Christos Passalis, Mary Tsoni, Anna Kalaitzodou. Directed by Giorgos Lanthimos.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Children

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Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  91 min. 
Plot: Story of the pioneering 1970s Zephyr skating team.
Cast: Sean Penn as narrator. Directed by Stacy Peratta.
Categories:  Documentary  Sports  History

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Dogville (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  177 min. 
Plot: The town of Dogville agrees to harbor a woman on the run from the mob. When a search begins there she learns that their support has a price, but they do not how dangerous her secret really is.
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Harriet Anderson, Lauren Bacall, Jean-Marc Barr, Paul Bettany. Directed by Lars Von Trier.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Ethics  Action

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Dolce Vita, La (1960)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 174 min. B&W
Plot: A journalist ventures into the decadent society of modern Rome and finds that his values are being destroyed, leaving him totally disillusioned. In Italian and English, with English subtitles.
Cast: Marcello Mastroianno, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimée, Yvonne Furneaux. Directed by Federico Fellini.
Categories:  Foreign  Media  Privacy

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Dolores Claiborne (1995)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  132 min. 
Plot: When a woman is indicted for her elderly employer's murder, her daughter returns home from New York and uncovers difficult truths about their family's domestic strife.
Cast: Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judy Parfitt, Christopher Plummer, David Strathairn, Eric Bogosian. Directed by Taylor Hackford.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Family

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Domino (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  128 min. 
Plot: The daughter of an actor turns away from her career as a model to become a bounty hunter.
Cast: Keira Knightley, Mickey Rourke, Edgar Ramirez, Delroy Lindo, Mena Suvari, Lucy Lui, Christopher Walken. Directed by Tony Scott.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Drama

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Don't Breathe (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  88 min. 
Plot: Hoping to walk away with a massive fortune, a trio of thieves break into the house of a blind man who isn't as helpless as he seems.
Cast: Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette. Directed by Fede Alvarez.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Action  Horror

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Don't Drink the Water (1994)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  92 min. 
Plot: Somewhere behind the early 1960s cold-war iron curtain, an American family causes an international spying incident when one of them photographs a sunset in a sensitive region.
Cast: Woody Allen, Mayim Bialik, Dom Deluise, Michael J. Fox, Edward Herrmann, Julie Kavner. Directed by Woody Allen.
Categories:  International  Comedy  National Security

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Don't Look Now (1973)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: An American couple living in Venice engage a psychic in the search for the ghost of their dead daughter.
Cast: Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason, Clelia Matania, Massimo Serato, Renato Scarpa. Directed by Nicolas Roeg.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Religion  Family

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Don't Think Twice (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  92 min. 
Plot: When a member of a popular improv troupe gets a huge break, the rest of the group start to realize that not everyone is going to make it after all.
Cast: Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia. Directed by Mike Birbiglia.
Categories:  Comedy  Drama  Entertainment

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Donnie Brasco (1997)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: An undercover FBI agent infiltrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the Mafia life than his regular one.
Cast: Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby, James Russo, Anne Heche, Zeljko Ivanek, Gerry Becker, Robert Miano. Directed by Mike Newell.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Ethics  Organized Crime

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Door in the Floor, The (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A writer's young assistant becomes both pawn and catalyst in his boss' disintegrating household.
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Kim Basinger, Jon Foster, Mimi Rogers, Elle Fanning, Bijou Phillips. Directed by Tod Williams.
Categories:  Romance  Family  Drama

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Double Indemnity (1944)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 107 min. B&W
Plot: A smooth-talking insurance salesman is lured into a scheme to murder his lover's husband.
Cast: Fred MacMurray, Walter Neff, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Porter Hall, Jean Heather, Tom Powers, Byron Barr, Richard Gaines, Fortunio Bonanova, John Philliber. Directed by Billy Wilder.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Romance  Fraud

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Double Jeopardy (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive so she plots to find him and "kill" him again.
Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Ashley Judd, Benjamin Weir, Jay Brazeau, Bruce Greenwood, John MacLaren III, Ed Evanko, Annabeth Gish. Directed by Bruce Beresford.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Mystery/Suspense

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Double Take (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  79 min. Color/B&W
Plot: Archival footage and a Hitchcock double are blended to create a political documentary/thriller.
Cast: Alfred Hitchcock, Ron Burrage, Mark Perry, Delfine Bafort. Directed by Johan Grimonprez.
Categories:  Documentary  Politics  Mystery/Suspense

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Doubt (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: In 1964, a nun confronts a priest after suspecting him of an indecent relationship with a new student, a charge which he denies.
Cast: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis. Directed by John Patrick Shanley.
Categories:  Religion  Education  Drama

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Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: A stranger changes the lifestyle of a diverse family.
Cast: Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Richard Dreyfuss, Little Richard, Tracy Nelson. Directed by Paul Mazursky.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Welfare

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Down by Law (1986)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 107 min. B&W
Plot: Three down on their luck men end up in a Louisiana prison and plot their escape.
Cast: Tom Waits, John Lurie, Robert Benigni. Directed by Jim Jarmusch.
Categories:  Comedy  Drama

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Downfall (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  156 min. 
Plot: Takes you into Hitler's bunker, in 1945, during the brutal and harrowing last days of the Third Reich. In German with English subtitles.
Cast: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Corinna Harfouch, Ulrich Matthes. Directed by Oliver Hirshbiegel.
Categories:  Foreign  Drama  War

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Downton Abbey: Season Five (2014)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 8 hours, 45 min. 
Plot: Struggles with responsibilities and choices as Downton Abbey adapts to the Roaring Twenties.
Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Brown Findlay, Laura Carmichael, Brendan Coyle, Tom Cullen, Michelle Dockery. Directed by Jullian Fellowes.
Categories:  Domestic Relations  Documentary  Television

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Downton Abbey: Season Four (2013)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 8 hours, 45 min. 
Plot: Continuing saga of drama, romance, and family intrigue.
Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Brown Findlay, Laura Carmichael, Maggie Smith. Directed by Jullian Fellows.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Domestic Relations

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Downton Abbey: Season One (2010)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 5 hours, 50 min. 
Plot: Portrays the lives of a family and their servants in an Edwardian country house.
Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Brown Findlay, Laura Carmichael, Maggie Smith. Directed by Jullian Fellows.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Domestic Relations

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Downton Abbey: Season Six (2015)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 8 hours, 55 min. 
Plot: The finale of the portrayal of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them.
Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Brown Findlay, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Raquel Cassidy, Brendan Coyle, Tom Cullen, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle. Directed by Julian Fellowes.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Domestic Relations

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Downton Abbey: Season Three (2012)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 8 hours, 45 min. 
Plot: Continuing saga of the lives of family and servants in an Edwardian country house.
Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Brown Findlay, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery. Directed by Jullian Fellows.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Domestic Relations

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Downton Abbey: Season Two (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 8 hours, 50 min. 
Plot: Ongoing portrayal of the lives of a family and their servants in an Edwardian country house.
Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Brown Findlay, Laura Carmichael, Maggie Smith. Directed by Jullian Fellows.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Domestic Relations

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Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  43 min. 
Plot: An aspiring supervillain must balance his career and his pursuit of a beautiful do-gooder.
Cast: Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day. Directed by Joss Whedon.
Categories:  Comedy  Musical  SciFi/Fantasy

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Dr. No (1962)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: A resourceful British government agent seeks answers in a case involving the disappearance of a colleague and the disruption of the American space program.
Cast: Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Bernard Lee. Directed by Terence Young.
Categories:  Action  Domestic Relations  Romance

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Dr. Strange (1978)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: A psychiatrist becomes the new Sorcerer Supreme of the Earth in order to battle an evil Sorceress from the past.
Cast: Peter Hooten, Clyde Kusatsu, Jessica Walter. Directed by Philip DeGuere.
Categories:  Action  Drama  National Security

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Dr. Strangelove (1964)
Rated:  PG  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  91 min. B&W
Plot: A satire in which the President and his military advisers struggle ineptly to avert a holocaust after a psychotic Air Force general launches a nuclear attack.
Cast: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens, James Earl Jones. Directed by Stanley Kubrick.
Categories:  Military  National Security  Comedy

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Dracula (1931)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  104 min. B&W
Plot: The vampire takes over the mind of an English clerk and uses him to travel to England and wreak havoc.
Cast: Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Helen Chandler, Dwight Frye, Edward Van Sloan. Directed by Tod Browning.
Categories:  Horror  SciFi/Fantasy

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Dracula (1992)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  128 min. 
Plot: The vampire comes to England to seduce a visitor's fiance and inflict havoc in the foreign land.
Cast: Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
Categories:  Horror  Drama  Romance

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Drag Me to Hell (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: A loan officer ordered to evict an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse.
Cast: Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Lorna Raver, Dileep Rao. Directed by Sam Raimi.
Categories:  Horror  Debtor-Creditor  SciFi/Fantasy

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Dreamers, The (2003)
Rated:  NC-17  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: A group of students fall in love and sleep around against the backdrop of the 1968 student riots in Paris.
Cast: Michael Pitt, Eva Green, Louis Garrel, Robin Renucci, Anna Chancellor. Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.
Categories:  Drama  Sexuality

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Dreamgirls (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: An African-American soul singing trio rise to the pop charts in the early 1960s.
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Beyonce Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover, Anika Noni Rose, Keith Robinson, Jennifer Hudson. Directed by Bill Condon.
Categories:  Entertainment  Discrimination  Musical

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Dredd (2012)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: The future America is an irradiated wasteland where the force of order lies with urban cops called Judges.
Cast: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey, Wood Harris. Directed by Pete Travis.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Organized Crime  Law Enforcement

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Dressed to Kill (1980)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: A mysterious woman murders a psychiatrist's patient with a razor stolen from his office and then sets her sites on the only witness to the crime.
Cast: Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen. Directed by Brian De Palma.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Criminal Law  Evidence

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Drive (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: A mysterious Hollywood stuntman, mechanic and getaway driver lands himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbour.
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Ron Perlman. Directed by Nicolas Winding Fefn.
Categories:  Action  Entertainment  Organized Crime

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Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: An elderly Jewish widow living in Atlanta is extremely independent, butcan no longer drive so her son insists on hiring a driver.
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Akroyd. Directed by Bruce Beresford.
Categories:  Drama  Women  Racism

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Drop, The (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: A bartender and his employer find themselves caught in a robbery gone bad and on the hook for a debt they can't repay.
Cast: Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini, Noomi Rapace. Directed by Michael Roskam.
Categories:  Drama  Organized Crime

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Drowning Pool, The (1975)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: A big-city private detective travels to the deep south to help out an old girlfriend who is being blackmailed.
Cast: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Tony Franciosa, Linda Haynes, Melanie Griffith. Directed by Stuart Rosenberg.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Drama

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Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: A heroin-addicted couple resort to robbing a drugstore to support their habit.
Cast: Matt Dillon, James Le Gros, Kelly Lynch, Heather Graham, James Remar, William Burroughs. Directed by Gus Van Sant.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama

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Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: A young farmer and his new bride Lana settle in upstate New York shortly before the Revolutionary War begins.
Cast: Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, Edna May Oliver, Eddie Collins, John carradine. Directed by John Ford.
Categories:  Western  War  History

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Dry White Season, A (1989)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: A schoolteacher who always has considered himself a man of justice finds his morals put to the test when his gardeners son is brutally beaten up by the police.
Cast: Donald Sutherland, Janet Suzman, Jurgen Prochnow, Zakes Mokae, Susan Sarandon, Marlon Brando. Directed by Euzhan Palcy.
Categories:  Racism  Law Enforcement  International

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Duchess, The (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: A chronicle of the life of the Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.
Cast: Keira Knightly, Ralph Fiennes, Charlotte Rampling, Dominic Cooper. Directed by Saul Dibb.
Categories:  Biography  History  Drama

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Dune (1984)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  137 min. 
Plot: A Duke's son leads desert warriors against the galactic emperor.
Cast: Kyle MacLachlan, José Ferrer, Max Von Sydow, Linda Hunt, Sting. Directed by David Lunch.
Categories:  Drama  SciFi/Fantasy  War

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Duplicity (2009)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  125 min. 
Plot: A pair of corporate spies who share a steamy past hook up to pull off the ultimate con job on their respective bosses.
Cast: Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, Tom Wilkinson, Paul Giamatti. Directed by Tony Gilroy.
Categories:  Corporations  Romance  Business

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Dybbuk, The (1938)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  108 min. B&W
Plot: Two Yiddish families are caught in a tragic labyrinth of spiritual possession. In Yiddish with English subtitles.
Cast: Abraham Morewski, Ajzuk Samberg, Mojzesz Lipman, Lili Liliana, Dina Halpern. Directed by Michal Waszynski.
Categories:  Foreign  Family  Religion

The Wolf Law Library welcomes your suggestions for additions to the Feature Film Collection! If there is a law-related movie you feel we might be missing, please submit your suggestion to the Circulation & Reserve Desk at lawcir@wm.edu.

You can view a list of all law library movies in the online catalog.