4 Classic War Movies: Heaven And Earth / Escape To Victory / Gettysburg / Memphis Belle (4 Disc) £3.99 @ Play

4 Classic War Movies: Heaven And Earth / Escape To Victory / Gettysburg / Memphis Belle (4 Disc) £3.99 @ Play

Found 14th Feb 2011
Heaven And Earth (1993): From three-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone -- whose Platoon took you to the Vietnam battlefront and whose Born On The Fourth Of July took you to the American homefront -- comes an acclaimed movie about the fight to survive on both fronts. Tommy Lee Jones and Joan Chen "turn in award-caliber performances" (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) in the powerful story of a man who fought, a woman who endured...and a love caught up in the explosive wartime upheaval of a land and a people caught between Heaven And Earth.

Escape To Victory (1981): The battlefield: a stadium in occupied Paris. The armies: German all-stars vs. ragtag Allied POWs. The objective: demonstrate another "proof" of Aryan superiority. Guess who wins? Better yet, guess who cleverly uses the match as a means of escape?

Sylvester Stallone, Michael Caine and Max von Sydow star in this rouser directed by the legendary John Huston. The climatic match is a heart-in-the-throat, hat-in-the-air exhibition of brute force and balletic grace featuring soccer legends Pele, Bobby Moore, Osvaldo Ardiles, Co Prins, Mike Summerbee and more.

Gettysburg (1993): Summer 1863. The Confederacy pushes north into Pennsylvania. Union divisions converge to face them. Two great armies will clash at Gettysburg, site of a theology school. For three days, through such legendary actions as Little Round Top and Pickett's Charge, the fate of "one nation, indivisible" hangs in the balance.

The bloodiest battle fought on American soil comes to the screen in a powerful production. Tom Berenger, Jeff Daniels, Martin Sheen, Richard Jordan and more play key roles in this magnificent epic based on Michael Shaara's Pulitzer Prize-winning book 'The Killer Angels', filmed at actual battle locations and rigorously authenticated.

Memphis Belle (1990): During spring 1943 they took to the war-torn skies for the most dangerous mission in defence of freedom. If the ten-man crew of the bomber Memphis Belle returned, they would receive a hero's welcome and renew flagging public morale. But the odds were stacked heavily against them in the true, courageous story of the brave "fly-boys" who each fought mortal fear while fighting the enemy together.


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Four Classic westerns available as well


Titles Comprise:

The Desperate Trail: Amiable con man Jack Cooper (Craig Sheffer) is on a westbound stagecoach, headed for the next batch of suckers who will mistake them for an easy mark. Fiery Sarah O'Rourke (Linda Fiorentino) rides the same coach, handcuffed to lawman Bill Speakes (Sam Elliott) and headed for the hangman. In a few hours, all should reach their destinations. But the trail they travel takes an unexpected turn: Cooper and O'Rourke are soon off the stage and running for their lives. The law ends and the chase beings in a very alive tale of wanted-dead-or-alive fugitives pursued by a marshal who's a law unto himself.

Jeremiah Johnson: Soured by civilisation, Jeremiah Johnson (Robert Redford) sets out in the mid-1800's to be a mountain man, seeking solitude in a wilderness whose purity he never questioned. His first Rocky Mountain winter almost kills him. Starving and nearly frozen, he finds refuge with a wily old trapper (Will Geer) whose survival teaching includes going eyeball to eyeball with a grizzly.

The Cowboys: After his cowhands desert him for a nearby gold rush, ageing, leather-tough rancher Will Anderson (John Wayne) resorts to hiring 11 schoolboys to help him on a 400-mile cattle run. Setting off with the boys and an eloquent but equally tough black cook (Roscoe Lee Browne), Anderson must get his cattle to their destination while contending with the wilderness and a psychotic, vengeful ex-con (Bruce Dern) who is out to get him. With an amazingly natural performance by Wayne, this stylized, action-packed Western is exquisitely filmed, emotionally sensitive, and highly entertaining.

Wild Wild West: If you think special government agent James West is fast with a six shooter, wait until he lays a quip on you! Megahit star Will Smith plays West, re-uniting with Men In Black director Barry Sonnenfield in an effects-loaded, shoot-from-the-lip spectacular. Kevin Kline plays fellow agent and crackerjack inventor Artemus Gordon, teamed with West on a daring assignment; stop legless Dr Arliss Loveless (Kenneth Branagh) and his diabolical plot for a Disunited states of America. Salma Hayek is mysterious adventuress Rita Escobar. And all manner of geared-up 1860's gadgets - from belt-buckle derringers to surprise-packed billiard balls to a walking, eight-story, steam-and-steal tarantula - help make Wild Wild West a Wow Wow West!


Nice! My dad will love this set, thanks

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