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Mystery & Suspense
Mystery & Suspense DVD
Mystery & Suspense - VHS
Thrillers Collection
Bestselling Thrillers - DVD
Bestselling Thrillers - VHS
Alfred Hitchcock - DVD
Alfred Hitchcock - VHS
Sherlock Holmes - DVD
Sherlock Holmes - VHS
Agatha Christie - DVD
Agatha Christie - VHS
Miss Marple Collection
Inspector Poirot - DVD
Inspector Poirot - VHS
Cadfael Collection - DVD
Cadfael Collection - VHS
Inspector Morse - DVD
Inspector Morse - VHS
The Recruit 
(2003) DVD
Surrounded by potential deception, a newly recruited CIA officer (Colin Farrell) must determine if his manipulative instructor (Al Pacino) is being honest when he identifies Farrell's fellow recruit and love interest (Bridget Moynihan) as an enemy "mole" assigned to steal a dangerous computer virus from CIA headquarters. While claiming to offer an insider's look at CIA training methods, this engrossing yet ultimately predictable plot is pure Hollywood fantasy; any resemblance to reality is purely coincidental, leaving the perpetually unshaven and scruffily coiffed Farrell to fend for himself in Pacino's cynical arena while tracing his familial roots in the spy game. Wearing its cleverness on its sleeve, The Recruit is an adequately elaborate puzzle of perceptions. "Everything is a test," as Farrell soon realizes, and attentive viewers will enjoy piecing it all together. 
--Jeff Shannon
The Ring 
(Widescreen Edition) 
(2002) DVD
With its disturbing images and a few good shocks, The Ring is the kind of frightfest you'll watch to set a chilling mood or spook your susceptible friends, but when you try to sort it out, this well-mounted American remake (of the 1998 Japanese hit Ringu, based on Koji Suzuki's popular novel) becomes a batch of incoherent parts. The negligible plot follows a Seattle reporter (Naomi Watts) as she investigates the death of her niece, the victim of a mysterious videotape that, according to urban legend, causes the viewer's death seven days later. (Fear Dot Com borrowed the same idea while avoiding this film's lofty pretensions.) The countdown structure follows the reporter, her son, and her estranged boyfriend into deepening layers of terror--all quite effective until the movie attempts to explain itself. At that you're better off shutting down your brain and letting the creepy visuals take over. --Jeff Shannon 
The Sum of All Fears
(2002) DVD
Spy Game 
(Widescreen Edition) 
(2001) DVD
The Alfred Hitchcock Collection (1999) DVD
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Hitchcock's Best work now on DVD in a marvelous combo. Psycho is the Master's most notorious film and still terrifying after all these years. Vertigo is one of Hitchcock's most discussed films and one of the most suspenseful movies out there. Combine that with four episodes of Hitchcock masterpiece TV show 'Alfred Hitchcock presents', and you've got a knockout combo.
K-19 - The Widowmaker
(2002) DVD
Based on an incident that was officially suppressed for 28 years, K-19: The Widowmaker is a fine addition to the "sub-genre" of submarine thrillers. The first major American film about Russian cold war heroes, it re-creates the nightmare endured in 1961 by the crew of the Soviet nuclear submarine K-19, when an exposed reactor core nearly resulted in a nuclear catastrophe. Several crewmen died, and K-19's captain (played by Harrison Ford) had to assert his command when near-mutiny favored his executive officer (Liam Neeson). --J.Shannon
Cure (2001) DVD
Spine-tingling horror/thriller from one of Japanís most talked about filmmakers, Kiyoshi Kurosawa.
 
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