The African Queen meets Swept Away in this sometimes laboured romantic comedy by director Ivan Reitman. Fortunately, he cast an old pro in Harrison Ford, as Quinn Harris, a South Seas charter pilot who must ferry New York fashion editor Robin Monroe (Anne Heche) from one island to another--a hop that falls flat when they fly into a mammoth storm that causes them to crash on a deserted island. The pair resent and resist each other, until they are forced to team up to escape from the island--and some modern pirates who want their heads. If that part of the story is unconvincing, you can always focus on the smouldering comic chemistry between Heche, who displays strong comic instincts, and the ever-reliable Ford. The script is just an excuse for these two flinty characters to strike increasingly romantic sparks off each other, which is always enjoyable to watch. --Marshall Fine, Amazon.com
He looked like just another day laborer from the streets, and the perfect fall guy for a crooked political assassination. But he turned out to be MACHETE, a legendary ex-Federale with a deadly attitude and the skills to match.
Titles Comprise: Predator: Deep inside the jungles of Latin America a team of elite commandos are being slaughtered by a mysterious predator. No longer are they the hunters they are the prey: of an alien whose only instinct is to kill. One by one it strikes with inhuman ferocity. Now to survive with the jungle as their only ally they face their greatest challenge: to stay alive. Predator 2: Last time it landed in the jungle. This time it's chosen Los Angeles. Ravaged by open warfare between rival drug gangs L.A. is the perfect killing ground for the Predator who is drawn by heat and conflict. When the police find mutilated bodies Lieutenant Mike Harrigan (Danny Glover) thinks it's the work of the feuding gangs. Then a mysterious government agent (Gary Busey) arrives and orders him to stay off the case. Instead Harrigan sets out to learn what is really going on and comes face to face with the savage alien in a climatic electrifying confrontation... Predators: A bold new chapter in the Predator universe shot under the creative auspices of Robert Rodriguez stars Adrien Brody as Royce a mercenary who reluctantly leads a group of elite warriors who come to realize they've been brought together on an alien planet... as prey. With the notable exception of a disgraced physician they are all cold-blooded killers - mercenaries Yakuza convicts death squad members - human predators that are now being systemically hunted and eliminated by a new breed of alien Predators in the ultimate battle of survival of kill or be killed.
For the first time ever, a 6 disc boxset featuring Predator, Predator 2 and Robert Rodriguez' brand new Predators on both BD plus a wealth of Special Features. The ultimate collection or a fantastic gift for any Predator fan. It sees the heat of their bodies. It smells the heat of their fear. It hunts for sport. It kills for pleasure. In a place without rules - the hunter has become the hunted. Titles Comprise: Predator: Deep inside the jungles of Latin Am...
Con Air is proof that the slick, absurdly overblown action formula of Hollywood mega-producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer (Top Gun, Days of Thunder, The Rock, Crimson Tide) lives on, even after Simpson's druggy death. (Read Charles Fleming's exposé, High Concept: Don Simpson and the Hollywood Culture of Excess, for more about that). Nicolas Cage, sporting a disconcerting mane of hair, is a wrongly convicted prisoner on a transport plane with a bunch of infamously psychopathic criminals, including head creep Cyrus the Virus (John Malkovich), black militant Diamond Dog (Ving Rhames), and serial killer Garland Greene (Steve Buscemi, making the most of his pallid, rodent-like qualities). Naturally, the convicts take over the plane; meanwhile, on the ground, a US marshal (John Cusack)and a DEA agent (Colm Meaney), try to figure out what to do. As is the postmodern way, the movie displays a self-consciously ironic awareness that its story and characters are really just excuses for a high-tech cinematic thrill ride. Best idea: the filmmakers persuaded the owners of the legendary Sands Hotel in Las Vegas to let them help out with the structure's demolition by crashing their plane into it.--Jim Emerson
For a movie that would like to think of itself as the future of the action / espionage picture, xXx uses a surprising number of jokes and stunts lifted directly from the Roger Moore Bond era while the actual premise resembles a sex-change for Nikita. Vin Diesel's Xander Cage--an extreme sports daredevil recruited by spymaster Samuel L Jackson for a covert mission in Prague--may be Blofeld-bald, pumped-up with testosterone, tattooed like a graffiti-covered wall and given to driving sports cars off bridges for fun, but he turns out to be a disappointingly square goodie-goodie when the quips and bullets are flying. Even the slinky heroine (Asia Argento), a double agent within a mad ex-Soviet gang called Anarchy 99, laughs at the idea that a walking cue ball with three Xs tattooed on his neck could ever be a secret agent. There's one stunt scene that will be remembered as a classic, as xXx triggers an avalanche and snowboards ahead of the fall. But there's too much of the falling-out-of-planes, straddling-and-defusing-jet-propelled-germ-bombs, blasting-every-baddie-in-the-place business that makes it too familiar. Enough material for several great trailers, but next time they'll need a script. --Kim Newman On the DVD: xXx comes loud and proud to DVD, with Dolby 5.1 sound and the kind of sharp screen transfer you'd expect for a movie of this magnitude. From beautiful scrolling menus based on the tattoo artwork to the brash music, this disc epitomises everything an extreme sports release should be: special features are offered in the "Zander Zone" and include a whole host of behind-the-scenes action and commentaries, made all the more interesting by Rob Cohen's reluctance to use CGI and Vin Diesel's willingness to be thrown in at the deep end. If there's one thing you should avoid, though, it's the Gavin Rossdale music video--unless of course you want to see a grown man's vanity on screen. --Nikki Disney
Danny Trejo (Machete) Anthony Michael Hall (The Dark Knight) and Oscar® nominee Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler) star in this unrated action-packed battle for vengeance. As a ruthless gang overruns a small mining town they murder their own leader Guerrero Hernandez (Trejo) in a cold-blooded power grab. Sentenced to eternity in hell Guerrero finds himself confronted by Satan himself (Rourke) offering a daring proposition: deliver the six souls of his former gang and he will escape damnation. With time running out he sets out on a brutal rampage to avenge his own death!
Beginning With The 1997 Cult Classic That Rocked Movie-Goers And Encouraged A New Generation Of Thrill-Seekers To Avoid A Backpacking Trip To The Wilds Of Latin America, The Anaconda Series Hits Bluray From 88 Films With Each Film Restored In Gloriously Gory Hd. For The Original Film, Starring Oscar Winner Jon Voight (Midnight Cowboy), Pop Sensation J-Lo, Ice Cube (Three Kings), Eric Stoltz (Pulp Fiction) And Owen Wilson (Zoolander), Audiences Were Introduced To A Group Of Hunted And Helpless Explorers Who Encounter A Legendary Giant Reptile Whilst Sailing Upstream In The Legendary Wilds Of Colombia'S Epic Rainforest. Anaconda Wrapped Itself Around Audiences Over Two Decades Ago And Is Sure To Slither Its Way Into The Hearts Of Horror Buffs Of A New Generation. For Anacondas: The Hunt For The Blood Orchid (2004), The Veteran Fear-Filmmaker Dwight Little (Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers) Gave Audiences Not Just One Giant Carnivorous Serpent But An Entire Gang Of Them! Adding Even More Fright To The Formula, The Sequel Ups The Stakes Of Survival - And Was Followed By Anaconda 3: Offspring (2008) In Which Cult Legend David Hasselhoff (Starcrash) Attempts To Avoid Becoming A Snake Snack Whilst Discovering That Scientific Misdeeds Has Resulted In The Creation Of An Inflated And Very Dangerous New Forked-Tongue Antagonist. Finally Comes Anacondas: Trail Of Blood (2009), Headlined By The Great John Rhys-Davis (Lord Of The Rings) And Packing-In More Squish And Screams Than Ever Before!! The Snake Is Ready To Strike... Dare You Chow Down On This Feast Of Slithery Fear On Bluray?
Danny Trejo returns as ex-Mexican Federal agent Machete in this high-action thriller from visionary director Robert Rodriguez. Machete Cortez is recruited by the President of the United States (introducing Carlos Estevez AKA Charlie Sheen) for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man - he must fight his way across Mexico to take down a madman revolutionary and eccentric billionaire arms dealer (Mel Gibson) who has hatched a plot to spread war across the planet by launching a weapon into space. The sequel to 2010's Machete, features an all-star cast including Amber Heard (Drive Angry), Vanessa Hudgens (Spring Breakers), Michelle Rodriguez (Fast and Furious franchise), SofÃa Vergara (Modern Family), Alexa Vega (Spy Kids), Jessica Alba (Sin City), Antonio Banderas (The Mask of Zorro), Cuba Gooding Jr (Jerry Maguire) and Lady Gaga!
Danny Trejo returns as ex-Mexican Federal agent Machete in this high-action thriller from visionary director Robert Rodriguez. Machete Cortez is recruited by the President of the United States (introducing Carlos Estevez AKA Charlie Sheen) for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man - he must fight his way across Mexico to take down a madman revolutionary and eccentric billionaire arms dealer (Mel Gibson) who has hatched a plot to spread war across the planet by launching a weapon into space. The sequel to 2010's Machete features an all-star cast including Amber Heard (Drive Angry) Vanessa Hudgens (Spring Breakers) Michelle Rodriguez (Fast and Furious franchise) Sofía Vergara (Modern Family) Alexa Vega (Spy Kids) Jessica Alba (Sin City) Antonio Banderas (The Mask of Zorro) Cuba Gooding Jr (Jerry Maguire) and Lady Gaga!
As demonic possessions grow, the devil grows stronger. The Apocalypse is coming. The Devil and his legions are ready for battle. They will wage a war that will see his armies walk the earth and the fire of eternal hell burn across the globe. Only a small group of men stand between him and the annihilation of the human race. They are members of a secret sect called 'The Cloth'. With only seven days to stop the invasion of ultimate evil, they will use every weapon at their disposable to halt the approaching darkness.
From prehistoric beasts and grotesque mutations, to jaw-crunching man-eaters and aggressive artic alphas, get more bite than you bargained for from the mother of all predators. Throughout five spine tingling splatter-fests, the ferocious killing machines wreak havoc across the globe, proving evil has one BIG appetite and will stop at nothing to dominate the food chain. The ULTIMATE 5-MOVIE SHARK COLLECTION is five times as deadly, five times as razor sharp and five times as unforgettable! Included the following five films: RAIDERS OF THE LOST SHARK 3-HEADED SHARK ATTACK PLANET OF THE SHARKS ICE SHARKS JURASSIC SHARKS
Innocuous, innocent and somewhat idiotic, Disney's bubbleheaded road-movie comedy Bubble Boy plays as a farcical remake of the 1976 cult TV-movie melodrama The Boy in the Plastic Bubble. Jake Gyllenhaal is the good-hearted innocent raised in a sort of human Habitrail of plastic rooms and rubber tunnels. To win back the girl of his dreams (Marley Shelton), he steps out of his indoor greenhouse and into a homemade Ziplock bubble suit. It's the usual story: naive innocent bounces down the highway like a beach ball with legs and wins over the wacky supporting cast of soft-hearted bikers, zombie-like teenage cultists and orphaned "freaks" through purity and pluck. The premise wears thin after a while, but Gyllenhaal keeps the film bounding along with goofy innocence and energetic eagerness. Swoosie Kurtz costars as his religious-zealot clinging mom. Watch for Fabio in an inspired cameo. --Sean Axmaker On the DVD: Bubble Boy contains a surprising amount of special features for what is essentially a B-movie comedy. These include a long winded multi-interview about the main star of the film, the Bubble suit itself; a director's diary, charting the events around the time of filming the movie; a "Production Design Gallery" including intricate pencil drawings and a story board of the Niagara Falls sequence. Along with this, director Blair Hayes and Jake Gyllenhaal offer a gabbled conversation rather than a commentary. --Nikki Disney
The complete high-octane, ultra-violent Death Race trilogy with monster cars, machine guns, and bone crunching crashes. These action-packed explosive movies will have you gripping your seat at every twist and turn. Welcome to the most evil spectator sport on Earth... Welcome to Death Race. Death Race Special Features: Feature Commentary Picture in Picture Warden's Angle Elevated Angle Feature Angle Frank's Interior Angle Ground Angle Joe's Interior Angle Pit Crew Angle Behind the Wheel: Dissecting the Stunts Start Your Engines: Making a Deathrace Death Race 2 Special Features: Feature Commentary Deleted Scenes Deleted Shots Montage The Race Begins: The Evolution of Death Race Cheating Death: The Stunts of Death Race 2 Fast Cars and Firearms: The Cars of Death Race 2
Repentant convict Carl Lucas (Luke Goss) - aka Frankenstein - is a legendary driver in the brutal prison blood sport known as Death Race. Only one victory away from winning freedom, Lucas is plunged into his most vicious competition yet: the first-ever desert Death Race. Through South Africa's infernal Kalahari Desert, Lucas is pitted against ruthless adversaries and powerful forces at work behind the scenes to ensure his defeat. Also starring Danny Trejo and Ving Rhames, Death Race: Inferno is an insane, action-packed thrill ride. Special Features: The Making of Death Race: Inferno Racing for Death Art Imitating Life: Goldberg Feature Commentary from Roel Reine Alternate Opening Deleted Scenes Deleted Shots Montage
Poignant prison drama following 21-year-old Ron Deckeras he enters a Pennsylvania state penitentiary. Protected by prison vet Earl Copen, the pair plan an escape which will either set them free or cost them their lives in the process.
From a match made in heaven comes a movie spawned in hell! Young hotshot director Robert Rodriquez (El Mariachi, Desperado) teamed up with Pulp Fiction auteur Quentin Tarantino (offering his services as writer and co-star) to make this outrageous, no-holds-barred hybrid of high-octane crime and gruesome horror, From Dusk Till Dawn. QT plays Richard Gecko, a borderline psychopath who breaks his career-criminal brother, Seth (George Clooney), out of prison, after which they rob a bank and leave a trail of dead and wounded in their bloody wake. Then they hijack a mobile home driven by a former Baptist minister (Harvey Keitel) who quit the church after his wife's death and hit the road with his two children (played by Juliette Lewis and Ernest Liu). Heading to Mexico with their hostages, the infamous Gecko brothers arrive at the Titty Twister bar to rendezvous for a money drop, but they don't realise that they've just entered the nocturnal lair of a bloodthirsty gang of vampires! With not-so-subtle aplomb, Rodriguez and Tarantino shift into high gear with a non-stop parade of gore, gunfire and pointy-fanged mayhem featuring Salma Hayek as a snake-charming dancer whose bite is much worse than her bark. If you're a fan of Tarantino's lyrical dialogue and pop-cultural wit, you'll have fun with the road-movie half of this supernatural horror-comedy, but if your taste runs more to exploding heads and eyeballs, sloppy entrails and morphing monsters, the second half provides a connoisseur's feast of gross-out excess. Bon appétit! --Jeff Shannon
A group of elite warriors are hunted by members of a merciless alien race known as Predators.
A man who is possessed by evil and worships the devil breaks into people's houses and butchers the occupants. A cop sets out to find the Nightstalker... Based on the events in Los Angeles during the 1980s when serial killer Richard Ramirez terrorised the city.
Repentant convict Carl Lucas (Luke Goss) - aka Frankenstein - is a legendary driver in the brutal prison blood sport known as Death Race. Only one victory away from winning freedom, Lucas is plunged into his most vicious competition yet: the first-ever desert Death Race. Through South Africa's infernal Kalahari Desert, Lucas is pitted against ruthless adversaries and powerful forces at work behind the scenes to ensure his defeat. Also starring Danny Trejo and Ving Rhames, Death Race: Inferno is an insane, action-packed thrill ride.
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