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Once again I dig deep into my treasure-trove of DVDs and come up with an arcane collection of title-cards and key-artwork.

This time around we have a bumper-crop of pictures with themes ranging from incest, madness, and combat to vanity, vice, and gold digging. There are three death-wishes, two bloody mummies (if you count Judith Anderson's wicked stepmother) and one shinebox! The passion burns deep and the heat this summer, and every summer, is at Saint Elmo's Fire. It's our time at the edge. Don't ever let the fire go out.

There will be brief stopovers at Hollywood Boulevard, the Pacific, a Himalayan brothel-cum-convent, in Bruges, and jolly old Brooklyn, England where we will watch all of Paul Kersey-Kimball's friends, loved-ones, and casual acquaintances live out their personal death wishes. (More on Death Wish III tomorrow!)

Your job, as always, is to ascertain which ones open the feature and which ones adorn the trailers.

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The Title or Trailer Game: The Awakening

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agent_00711 Feb. 7, 2012 @ 10:15 a.m.

Well, since nobody has jumped in so far, here I go. 1.a)Title b)Trailer 2.a)Trailer b)Title 3.a)Trailer b)Title 4.a)Title b)Trailer 5.a)Title b)Trailer 6.a)Trailer b)Title 7.a)Trailer b)Title 8.a)Trailer b)Title 9.a)Trailer b)Title 10.a)Trailer b)Title (loved the review, by the way) 11.a)Title b)Trailer 12.a)Trailer b)Title 13.a)Title b)Trailer 14.a)Trailer b)Title 15.a)Trailer b)Title

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Scott Marks Feb. 7, 2012 @ 11:43 p.m.

14 out of 15 is superb, but I'm shocked that you missed #4, particularly after that pristine 16mm 'Scope print I screened repeatedly. There are no opening credits, just the title (4b). 4a is from the closing credits.

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agent_00711 Feb. 8, 2012 @ 8:56 a.m.

I'm ashamed to say that I have never seen "In Harms Way", something which I shall soon rectify. Where did you screen it?

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Scott Marks Feb. 8, 2012 @ 9:17 a.m.

Columbia! I showed it in my history classes as well as the 'Scope class. It's my favorite Otto.

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agent_00711 Feb. 8, 2012 @ 2:20 p.m.

Maybe I was sick that day. I plead the fifth.

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SurfPuppy619 Feb. 8, 2012 @ 9:43 a.m.

Cinderfella! Filmed at the Beverly Hill Billies home (Kirkiby mansion), 750 Bel Air Road. Filmed the last Grace Kelly picture there too, High Society.

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