propaganda DVD

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The four-DVD set ‘Animated Soviet Propaganda’ opens the vaults on decades of Cold War humor. These are no Disney-like fairy tales or Russian folk stories. Instead, these animated short films intended for the Soviet masses painted a sinister portrait of life in capitalist America.

“Black and White,” produced in 1933, depicted a highway with an endless row of blacks lynched on telephone poles. “The Millionaire,” made in 1963, told the story of a rich American woman who leaves $1 million to her pet bulldog, who becomes so wealthy and powerful that he eventually is elected to Congress. And in the 1979 animated short “Shooting Range,” a jobless American youth finds work in a carnival shooting gallery only to discover the evil, greedy owner is now charging double

comedy of 2007

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From the creators of Shaun of the Dead, comes Hot Fuzz,pegged as a remake of Lethal Weapon in West County. This film is probably one of the most anticipated film to come from the British in a long time. It also stars our favorite of the moment Bill Nighy.

man meets woman in paris

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Luc Besson breaks new ground in his filmmaking with Angel-A, a movie about a schlub who finds a tall, strikingly beautiful but supernatural woman to accompany him on his exploits. If you remember his sci-fi adventure The Fifth Element, this is the same thing but exchanging sci-fi for art house. Watch the trailer.

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