In the first century A. D., Flavius Silva (Peter O'Toole), commander of the Roman Tenth Legion in Palestine, leads his forces in combat against the remaining Jewish Zealots who have taken refuge in the seemingly impregnable fortress of Masada. There the engineering and military might of Rome faces the passion and ingenuity of Eleazar ben Yair (Peter Strauss) and his people.
Sometimes the truth is lost in battle. Honus Gent a U.S. soldier devoted to his duty and Cresta a white woman who had lived with the Cheyenne for two years are the only two survivors of a slaughter committed by the Cheyennes on a cavalry group. Together they are hoping to stay alive until they reach the cavalry's base camp. As they travel Honus feels a growing affection for Cresta but he is disgusted with her anti-American beliefs as she has more sympathy for Indians than for the U.S. government. They arrive at the cavalry outpost on the eve of an attack on a Cheyenne village where Honus will learn who has been telling him the truth.
With a core audience of gameboys and hot-rodders aged 25 and under, xXx 2 is the kind of action movie that requires literally no thought to enjoy. With Vin Diesel's original character just killed in Bora Bora (for details, see the uncensored unrated director's cut of xXx), Ice Cube steps in to play bad-ass, and the whole franchise takes on a hip-hop edge that's almost admirably absurd. The asinine plot is anarchy in Washington, D.C., as an insanely hawkish Secretary of State (Willem Dafoe) plots a Capitol coup just as the President (Peter Strauss, playing it straight) is giving his state-of-the-union address. All of this is prefaced by Cube's recruitment as a former Navy SEAL turned new-xXx, escaping from jail (Dafoe's character put him there), hooking up with an old flame who runs a chop-shop full of the world's hottest wheels, and reuniting with his old commander (Samuel L. Jackson) for a bullet-train climax that feels like Mission Impossible Lite. You could argue that Diesel's the smartest guy in the franchise for cashing out early, but xXx 2 gets the job done in passable fashion, with action veteran Lee Tamahori delivering the goods while he waits for a grown-up script to come along. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com
Kane And Abel: The Complete Mini Series (2 Discs)
On a distant planet inhabited by mutants, two bounty-hunters race to rescue three Earth female captives from the clutches of an evil mutant warlord.
Ninety Minutes. Six Bullets. No Choice. The clock is ticking for Johnny Depp in Nick Of Time a twist-filled race-against-time thriller directed by John Badham. And indeed it is a race filmed in ""real time"" so that onscreen events unfold minute by nail-biting minute as they would in real life. No sooner does accountant arrive at L.A.'s Union Station with his six-year-old daughter than he's plunged into a nightmare. Two shadowy strangers separate Watson from his little girl sl
The extraordinary story tells of a quest that took as illiterate French peasant girl and transformed her into one of the most revered leaders of all time.
Book One of the 1976 American mini series adapated from the novel by Irwin Shaw that made Nick Nolte a star. Two strong-willed brothers battle for the attention of their parents and as World War II ends begin a 20-year odyssey that will take one to great wealth and power and the other to the brink of destruction. Rudy (Peter Strauss) and Tom (Nick Nolte) Jordache the sons of an immigrant family are both fighting to gain the attention of their bitter and disillusioned parents (Ed
Stained with the blood of the innocent. In the aftermath of a massacre by the Cheyenne only two survivors remain: Honus a private in the army dedicated to his responsibilities and Cresta a woman who had been living with the Cheyenne for two years. As they journey back to the Cavalry's base Honus finds himself torn between his growing attraction to Cresta and his revulsion towards her anti-government views. However he will soon learn the truth...
In his book, Robert C. O'Brien called his brave widow mouse "Mrs. Frisby", but Disney escapee animator Don Bluth must have thought children would laugh the wrong way at that. They renamed her "Mrs. Brisby" for The Secret of NIMH. That acronym stands for the National Institute of Mental Health, and the rats that live near Mrs. Brisby came from NIMH--they have strange ways. But they're the only ones who can save her house and her children, so Brisby seeks them out with the help of a humorous crow (Dom DeLuise). The magic gets laid on a little thick but this is Don Bluth's most successful attempt to achieve a complete, sincere, animated film. It's often forgotten, but it's a true surprise and a rare treat in the vast wasteland of insubstantial children's fare. --Keith Simanton, Amazon.com
An examination of the trials and tribulations of the Jordache family from the period following World War II to the late 1960s and beyond.
Featuring both the big-budget high-octane action-thrillers in the XXX series. XXX(Triple X): A new brand of secret agent: this 'Xtreme' edition features an addtional 8 minutes of new content not seen in theatrical version! This amped action drama stars Vin Diesel as Xander (aka Triple X) a rebellious extreme sports star with a mission to defy authority and create anarchy. In the dramatic opening scene of the movie Xander pulls an outrageous series of stunts with the help
Keys To Tulsa is a murderously irreverent tale of sex intrigue and humour in the deep dark South. Eric Stoltz heads an all-star cast as Richter Boudreau the black sheep son of a black sheep manoeuvring through a wonderfully bizzare coterie of characters as he finds himself pushed back into the world of wealth and provilege that spawned him. As he becomes the inadvertent pawn in a dangerous scheme of blackmail Richter must at last face the hypocritical values and petty jealousies of smalltown America. What emerges is a dramatic and potentially deadly journey through his past present and future.
A man fights for custody of 'his child' even when a blood test proves that he isn't the father.
Based on the true story of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's love affair. Set against some of the greatest music ever written this film offers a definitive insight into the lives of two of the most iconic figures in popular music. John and Yoko is the true story of two incredibly talented artists who touched the lives of millions.
A psychopath kidnaps a teenage girl and buries her alive in a capsule that will become her tomb in 83 hours unless her father pays a huge ransom. Based on a true story.
Trainee fighter pilot Eddie Gordon beleives himself to be the 'Angel of Death' and heads his fighter plane towards Las Vegas armed with nuclear weapons...
Peter Gunn a connoisseur of beautiful women and cool jazz is an ex-cop turned private eye who's caught in the middle of a dangerous gang war.
When brilliant surgeon Dr. Sam Sheppard (Peter Strauss) is convicted of the brutal murder of his wife their son Chip remains convinced of his father's innocence but he is still a child. Some years later his father is eventually released leading Chip to take on a nightmare confrontation with his past.
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