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1965, Warner Bros., 102 min, USA, Dir: Norman Jewison

Steve McQueen is perfectly cast as an ambitious young gambler poised to triumph over master poker player Edward G. Robinson at a high-stakes game in Depression-era New Orleans. Adapted from the Richard Jessup novel by Ring Lardner, Jr. and Terry Southern, this suspenseful character study features a supporting cast of greats including Ann-Margret, Tuesday Weld, Rip Torn, Karl Malden, Joan Blondell and Cab Calloway.

1976, Rialto Pictures, 139 min, UK, Dir: Nicolas Roeg

This stylish cult favorite stars rocker David Bowie (in his feature debut) as the exotic and mysterious Thomas Jerome Newton - an extraterrestrial hoping to save his drought-ravaged planet. With his advanced technology, Newton easily amasses wealth and power, but he has considerably more trouble dealing with human desires and fears. Enigmatic and beautiful, this is one of the most distinctive sci-fi films of the 1970s. Costarring Rip Torn, Candy Clark and Buck Henry.

1982, 118 min, USA, Dir: Don Coscarelli

CONAN THE BARBARIAN meets DOCTOR DOOLITTLE! Born with the courage of an eagle, the strength of a black tiger and the power of a god, Dar (a well-sculpted Marc Singer) can communicate telepathically with animals - a skill he uses to wreak revenge on a high priest (Rip Torn) who ordered the massacre of his people. Tanya Roberts and John Amos costar.

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