CHINATOWN SPECIAL COLLECTOR'S EDITION
Renowned for its stylished performances, artful diretion and riveting storytelling techniques, Roman Polanski's Chinatown captures a by gone era of crime drama. Jack Nicholson (in an Academy Award nominated performance) is Jack Gittes, a wisecracking private eye who makes "an honest living" off the murky moral climate of pre-war Los Angeles. Hired by a beautiful socialite (Faye Dunaway) to investigate her husband's extramartial affair, Gittes unknowingly stumbles across a web of double-dealings and deceit. What at first appears to be an open-and-shut case unravels right under Gittes' nose to expose a maelstrom of political scandal, widespread corruption and dark family secrets that all come to light, one night in Chinatown. Winner of the Academy Award and BAFTA for Best Original Screenplay, this ground-breaking film also gamered 11 Academy Award nominations all (including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director), Chinatown is a landmark achievement in the classic film noir tradition, cementing its place as a comerstone in every movie aficionado's collection.
TERMS OF ENDEARMENT
Terms of Endearment dazzled critics and audiences alike with its believable, insightful story of two captivating people, mother and daughter, unforgettably played by Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger. From grand slapstick to deepest sentiment, director James. L Brooks masterfully paints scenes from their evolving 30-year relationship. Jack Nicholson turns in a great comic performance as MacLaine's neighbour, a boozy, womanising formor astronaut.
THE TWO JAKES
Jack Nicholson returns as private eye Jake Gittes in this atmospheric Chinatown follow-up that's hit upon "the elusive sequel formula for somehow enhancing a great original (Mike Clark, USA Today). Much has changed since we last saw Jake. The war has come and gone; 1948 Los Angeles teems with optimism and fast bucks. But there's one thing Jake knows hasn't changed: "Nine times out of ten, if you follow the money you will get to the truth." And that's the trail he follows when a routine case of marital hanky panky explodes into a murder that's tied to a grab for oil - and to Jake's owm past.
Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson are wonderful together in this wickedly funny look at modern romance based on Nora Ephron's acerbic best-selling novel and directed by Mike Nichols (The Graduate, Postcards From The Edge). Streep plays Rachel, a successful food writer who puts love and motherhood ahead of her career. Nicholson plays Mark, a woman-chasing newspaper columnist who can't quite give up his old tricks. She lives in New York. He lives in Washington, D.C. And if all those complications won't give a relationship Heartburn, nothing will!