THE MAZE
1953, Kino Lorber, 80 min, USA, Dir: William Cameron Menzies

Gerald MacTeam (Richard Carlson) abruptly breaks off his engagement to pretty Kitty Murray (Veronica Hurst) after receiving word that his uncle has died and left him a mysterious castle in the Scottish highlands. When Kitty travels with her aunt to the castle, she’s shocked to discover that Gerald has aged and changed his manners; the events that follow in the castle and its hedge maze are even more mysterious. Art director extraordinaire William Cameron Menzies’ (INVADERS FROM MARS, THINGS TO COME) atmospheric horror film is one of the most fascinating 3-D films ever made. Do NOT reveal the surprising climax to your friends! Digitally restored from the original left and right eye camera negatives by Paramount Pictures Archive in association with The Film Foundation, with a special thanks to Martin Scorsese. Scanned in 4K at Pro-Tek with 3-D alignment process and restoration by 3-D Film Archive.


THE VALLEY OF GWANGI
1969, Warner Bros., 96 min, USA, Dir: James O’Connolly

One of Ray Harryhausen’s most rarely screened gems, GWANGI stars James Franciscus as a brash young cowboy who stumbles across a hidden valley teaming with prehistoric life. Trouble ensues when Franciscus captures one of the lost dinosaurs and tries to exhibit it in a traveling circus. Co-starring Richard Carlson, Gila Golan, Laurence Naismith.


TRY AND GET ME
1951, Film Noir Foundation, 91 min, USA, Dir: Cy Endfield

The true story of a shocking 1934 kidnapping and murder in San Jose provided the inspiration for one of the most compelling—and unjustly neglected—masterpieces of film noir. Ex-GI Howard Tyler (Frank Lovejoy), struggling to support his family, meets flashy hoodlum Jerry Slocum (Lloyd Bridges), who eases the gullible Howard into a lucrative life of crime. Their escapade turns dark and desperate when Jerry takes hostage the son of a wealthy local businessman. One of the last films made in the U.S. by blacklisted writer/director Cy Endfield before he relocated to England, TRY AND GET ME (originally released as THE SOUND OF FURY) has been restored by the Film Noir Foundation so that it may be experienced in its original form by future generations and assume its rightful status as one of the great films of its era. NOT ON DVD!


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