20th Century Period Pieces - Blu-ray Movie Genres

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Schindler's List (1993)

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Schindler's List - 2004-03-26 -

Liam Neeson stars as Oskar Schindler, a greedy German factory owner made rich by exploiting cheap Jewish labor. But as World War II unfolds, he becomes an unlikely humanitarian, spending his entire fortune to help save 1,100 Jews from Auschwitz.

a.k.a. La Liste de Schindler
Schindlers Liste
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The Godfather (1972)

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The Godfather 2008-09-23 2001-10-09 -

When organized-crime family patriarch Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son steps in to take care of the would-be killers, launching a campaign of bloody revenge in this Oscar-winning epic.

a.k.a. El padrino
Le Parrain
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The Godfather: Part II (1974)

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The Godfather: Part II 2008-09-23 2005-04-28 -

The Corleone family roots are explored, tracing Don Vito's journey from Sicily to a life of organized crime in New York. In a parallel story, his grown son Michael extends operations to Cuba and contends with more betrayal and murder.

a.k.a. Der Pate - Teil II
El padrino: Parte II
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Citizen Kane (1941)

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Citizen Kane 2011-09-13 2001-09-25 -


The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

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The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp - 2006-03-07 2010-02-16
2012-01-16

From the Criterion Collection comes the magnificent epic The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp. The passions and pitfalls of a lifetime in the military are dramatized in this 1943 film, which follows the exploits of pristine British soldier Clive Candy (Roger Livesey) as he battles to maintain his honor and proud gentlemanly conduct through romance, three wars and a changing world.

a.k.a. Vida y muerte del Coronel Blimp
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The Thin Red Line (1998)

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The Thin Red Line 2010-09-28 1999-11-02 2011-12-01
2012-12-01

In director Terrence Malick's lyrical and beautiful retelling of James Jones's novel about the 1942 battle for Guadalcanal, the men of C-Company become a tight-knit group as they each individually struggle with the horrors of war.

a.k.a. Der schmale Grat
La delgada línea roja
La Ligne rouge
La sottile linea rossa
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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

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The Shawshank Redemption 2008-12-02 2004-10-05 -

Framed for murder, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at Shawshank prison, where he comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.

a.k.a. Cadena perpetua
Le ali della libertà
Les Evadés
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Band of Brothers (2001) [TV]

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Band of Brothers 2008-11-11 2002-11-05 -

Based on Stephen Ambrose's best-seller, this Emmy-nominated miniseries profiles the men of Easy Company, the airborne infantry regiment that parachuted into France on D-Day, fought the Battle of the Bulge and captured Hitler's Eagle's Nest. Drawn from journals and letters -- and punctuated with interviews with veterans -- the drama underscores the extraordinary fear and unflagging bravery that made these soldiers heroes.

a.k.a. Frères d'armes
Hermanos de sangre
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The Pacific (2010) [TV]

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The Pacific 2010-11-30 2010-11-30 -

This companion piece to HBO's hit Band of Brothers follows three World War II Marines -- Eugene Sledge (Joseph Mazzello), Robert Leckie (James Badge Dale) and John Basilone (Jon Seda) -- through harrowing battles in the Pacific theater, including Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Based on memoirs by Sledge and Leckie and produced by Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, the miniseries racked up eight Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe nod.

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The Long Day Closes (1992)

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The Long Day Closes is the most gloriously cinematic expression of the unique sensibility of Terence Davies, widely celebrated as Britain’s greatest living filmmaker. Bursting with both enchantment and melancholy, this autobiographical film takes on the perspective of a quiet boy growing up lonely in Liverpool in the 1950s. But rather than employ a straightforward narrative, Davies jumps in and out of time, swoops into fantasies and fears, summons memories and dreams. A singular filmic tapestry, The Long Day Closes is an evocative, movie- and music–besotted portrait of the artist as a young man.

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Platoon (1986)

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Platoon 2011-05-24 2000-08-15 2013-06-01

Helmed by Oliver Stone, this searing autobiographical drama chronicles the Vietnam experiences of naive volunteer soldier Chris Taylor, whose view of the conflict starts to change after witnessing murder and rape at the hands of his compatriots.

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L.A. Confidential (1997)

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L.A. Confidential - 1998-04-21 -

In 1950s Los Angeles, three wildly different cops form an uneasy alliance to ferret out deep-seated police corruption. But some people will do anything to land their faces in the pages of trashy Hollywood tabloids such as Hush-Hush magazine.

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La Vie en Rose (2007)

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La Vie en Rose - 2007-11-13 -

Director Olivier Dahan paints a poignant portrait of legendary Parisian singer Édith Piaf, whose passion for music saw her through a life filled with tragedy. The film follows the chanteuse from her childhood in a brothel to her premature death.

a.k.a. La Môme
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Gandhi (1982)

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Gandhi 2009-02-17 2001-08-28 2014-07-01

The Right Stuff (1983)

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The Right Stuff - 2003-06-10 2010-01-19
2012-01-19

Director Philip Kaufman and a stellar cast -- including Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn and Ed Harris -- chronicle NASA's early transition from breaking the sound barrier in 1947 to the expeditions of the Mercury astronauts in the 1960s. Richly variegated and surprisingly funny, this film adaptation of a novel by Tom Wolfe brilliantly depicts the personal, political and technological achievements it took for America to get ahead in the space race.

a.k.a. Der Stoff aus dem die Helden sind
L'Étoffe des héros
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Stand by Me (1986)

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Stand by Me - 1997-09-09 2014-11-01

Four boys seek adventure and heroism in the Oregon woods with their search for a missing teen's dead body in the 1950s. What they uncover about themselves along the way, however, means even more.

a.k.a. Cuenta conmigo
Stand by Me - Das Geheimnis eines Sommers
Stand by Me - Ricordo di un'estate
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City of God (2002)

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City of God 2011-12-13 2004-06-08 2014-07-01

Growing up in a Rio de Janeiro favela, Rocket is able to avoid being drawn into a life of drugs and crime by having a passion for photography. Through his eyes, the dramatic stories of several of the slum's colorful residents unfold.

a.k.a. Cidade de Deus
Ciudad de Dios
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Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

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Once Upon a Time in America - 2003-06-10 -

Director Sergio Leone's sprawling crime epic follows a group of Jewish mobsters (including Robert De Niro, James Woods and Elizabeth McGovern) who rise in the ranks of organized crime in 1920s New York City. Their story unfolds in flashbacks as ringleader Noodles (De Niro) returns to Brooklyn some 30 years later to reunite and reminisce with his cohorts. Nominated for two Golden Globes, this gritty drama was Leone's last directorial effort.

a.k.a. C'era una volta in America
Érase una vez en América
Es war einmal in Amerika
Il était une fois en Amérique
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The King's Speech (2010)

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The King's Speech 2011-04-19 2011-04-19 2012-11-25

In this biographical drama, Britain's King George VI struggles with an embarrassing stutter until he seeks help from speech therapist Lionel Logue.

a.k.a. El discurso del Rey
Il discorso del re
Le Discours d'un roi
The King's Speech - Die Rede des Königs
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