Walter Hill is undeniably one of the most underrated filmmakers to have emerged during the 1970s. His influence on the modern action film is immense and perfectly exhibited in this collection of six films
The Driver: Ryan O'Neal plays the driver - an ice-cool getaway ace for hire by whoever can afford his crash course skills. Bruce Dern is the detective - a man obsessed with arresting the speed demon at any cost...
The Driver lures his foe into a deadly game of cross and double cross by leaving tantalising evidence at every heist, until the vengeance-crazed Detective can stand no more and the film erupts into a frenzy of twisted metal and burning rubber. A 1970's classic from Walter Hill.
Southern Comfort: It's the land of hospitality... unless you don't belong.
A group of National Guardsmen embark on a routine weekend of manoeuvres in the boggy swamps of Louisiana. Everything goes smoothly until blanks are fired at the Cajun locals. Suddenly the men are hurled into a terrifying battle for their lives...
An allegory of America's involvement in Vietnam in the tradition of Deliverance, featuring brilliant cinematography and an excellent Ry Cooder bluegrass score.
Extreme Prejudice: A Texas Ranger stands on one side of the border, aimed at cleaning up the Mexican drug traffic. A ruthless narcotics kingpin who'll stop at nothing to get his way stands on the other. Friends since childhood, now they are deadly adversaries.
Johnny Handsome: Johnny Handsome (Mickey Rourke) is a small time crook with a grotesquely deformed face. When thrown in prison for a crime he did not do, he befriends a kind doctor (Forest Whitaker) who believes that Handsome would change his ways if he had a normal face. Handsome undergoes plastic surgery and reappears unrecognisable to anyone who knows him.
When given parole, it seems that Johnny plans to live a straight life... until the past catches up and shows that he only has one aim: to fullfil his revenge on the man who set him up.
The Long Riders: The notorious James-Younger gang is the most famous group of outlaws in the country, robbing banks, trains and stage coaches with a sense of daring that makes them folk heroes throughout the land. But when the mighty Pinkerton detective agency swears to back them down, these criminals must face an awesome enemy that will stop at nothing to see them behind bars... or dead! Only through the strength of their loyalty and blood ties can the outlaws hope to survive the brutal pursuits unexpected betrayals and blistering showdowns that mark the end of their dangerous ride.
The Warriors: A battle of gigantic proportions is looming in the neon underground of New York City. The armies of the night number 100,000; they outnumber the police 5 to 1; and tonight they're after the Warriors - a street gang unfairly blamed for a rival gang leader's death.
This contemporary action-adventure story takes place at night, underground, in the sub-culture of gang warfare that rages from the Bronx to Coney Island Bay, as the Warriors desperately try to get back home. Members of the Warriors fight for their lives, seek to survive in the urban jungle and learn the meaning of loyalty.