"Actor: Russell Crowe"

  • Green Mile, The / Pay It Forward / Proof Of Life [1999]Green Mile, The / Pay It Forward / Proof Of Life | DVD | (08/10/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £40.99

    The book was better" has been the complaint of many a reader since the invention of movies. Frank Darabont's second adaptation of a Stephen King prison drama The Green Mile (The Shawshank Redemption was the first) is a very faithful adaptation of King's serial novel. In the middle of the Depression, Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks) runs death row at Cold Mountain Penitentiary. Into this dreary world walks a mammoth prisoner, John Coffey (Michael Duncan) who, very slowly, reveals a special gift that will change the men working and dying on the mile. With Darabont's superior storytelling abilities, his touch for perfect casting, and a leisurely 188-minute running time, his movie brings to life nearly every character and scene from the novel. Darabont even improves the novel's two endings, creating a more emotionally satisfying experience. --Doug Thomas, Amazon.comPay It Forward is a multi-level marketing scheme of the heart. Beginning as a seventh-grade class assignment to put into action an idea that could change the world, young Trevor McKinney (Haley Joel Osment) comes up with a plan to do good deeds for three people who then by way of payment each must do good turns for three other people. These nine people also must pay it forward and so on, ad infinitum. If successful, the resulting network of do-gooders ought to comprise the entire world. While this could have turned into unmitigated schmaltz, the acting elevates this film to mitigated schmaltz. By turns powerful and measured, the performances of Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt, and Haley Joel Osment can't make up for the many missteps in a screenplay that sanitises the look of the lower-middle class and expects us to believe that homeless alcoholics and junkies speak in the elevated manner of grad students. One may wonder how it would have been handled by the likes of Frank Capra, who could balance sentiment with humour, clearly Capra would never have let the ending of his version to take the nosedive into cliché and pathos that director Mimi Leder has allowed in this film. --Jim Gay, Amazon.comWhen someone in Proof of Life says "Don't leave me hanging", you can bet they're going to be left hanging. There's little room for delicacy in Tony Gilroy's screenplay, adapted from an article by William Prochnau and the book Long March to Freedom by kidnapping survivor Thomas Hargrove. A hint of romance between Russell Crowe (the soldier-turned-"K&R") and Meg Ryan adds tension as the story shifts back and forth to David Morse's captivity. Avoiding that pitfall, director Taylor Hackford crafts the plot as a latter-day Casablanca that unfolds on a grander canvas (at stunning locations in Ecuador) while favouring an exciting rescue-mission climax over the tragedy of an ill-timed affair. It might have worked better as a straightforward macho action flick (with David Caruso doing lively work as Crowe's gung-ho K&R cohort), but Proof of Life effectively conveys the two-sided torment of a hostage crisis. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • Gladiator [Blu-ray]Gladiator | Blu Ray | (29/07/2013) from £14.83   |  Saving you £10.16 (40.70%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Set in the Roman chariot days of films like 'Ben Hur' and 'Spartacus' and in which a Roman general is the presiding Caesar's most fearsome and respected warrior. When Caesar Aurelius Marcus dies suddenly his son Commodus imprisons General Maximus - the most successful and popular of his late father's court. Maximus finds himself in the gladiators arena fighting for his life - but soon becomes triumphant and the most famed gladiator of the time. He then uses his influence to weaken Commodus' weak grasp on the Roman Empire. Threatened Commodus challenges Maximus to a trial in the Arena... Special Features: Theatrical Feature Commentary Extended Feature Commentary Visions from the Elysium Topic Maker Intro by Ridley Scott Scrolls of Knowledge Are You Not Entertained Behind the Scene Historical Pod

  • Ridley Scott CollectionRidley Scott Collection | DVD | (06/10/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £34.99

    Includes the double disc editions of 'Gladiator' 'Black Hawk Down' and 'Hannibal'. Gladiator: The great Roman General Maximus (Russell Crowe) has once again led the legions to victory on the battlefield. The war won Maximus dreams of home wanting only to return to his wife and son; however the dying Emperor Marcus Aurelius (Richard Harris) has one more duty for the general - to assume the mantle of his power. Jealous of Maximus' favor with the emperor the heir to the throne Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) orders his execution - and that of his family. Barely escaping death Maximus is forced into slavery and trained as a gladiator in the arena where his fame grows. Now he has come to Rome intent on avenging the murder of his wife and son by killing the new emperor; Commodus... Black Hawk Down: Action adventure about the disastrous mission in Somalia on October 3 1993 where nearly 100 U.S. Army Rangers commanded by Capt. Mike Steele were dropped by helicopter deep into the capital city of Mogadishu to capture two top lieutenants of a Somali warlord which leads to a large and chaotic firefight between the Rangers and hundreds of Somali gunmen which destroys two U.S. Black Hawk helicopters... Hannibal: Having escaped the asylum in 'Silence of the Lambs' Dr Lecter goes into hiding in Florence. Back in America Mason Verger an old victim of the doctor's seeks revenge. Disfigured and confined to a life-support system he plans to draw Lecter out of his hiding place using the one thing he truly cares for: Clarice Starling...

  • Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World [2003]Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World | DVD | (03/10/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Russell Crowe stars as "Lucky" Jack Aubrey, who pits his crew of the HMS Surprise against a much better armed and ruthless enemy in a chase that takes him all the way to the far side of the world.

  • 100 Years of Universal - Limited Edition 100 Movie Collection Box Set [DVD] [1930]100 Years of Universal - Limited Edition 100 Movie Collection Box Set | DVD | (19/11/2012) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £399.99

    Celebrate 100 Years of Universal Studios with this Limited Edition 100 Movie Collection Box Set. In 2012, Universal Studios celebrates its 100th anniversay, and as part of the year long Centennial celebration, Universal have put together this magnificent collection of film's from the studio's rich legacy, beginning with the 1930s and Universal's first Best Picture Oscar winner All Quiet on the Western Front, all the way through to last year's most popular releases including the critical and commerical hits Bridesmaids and Senna. Along the way, Universal's releases have included the classic Monster films from the 30s to the 40s (including Dracula and Bride of Frankenstein), Award-winning films such as To Kill A Mockingbird and The Sting as well as many great films from great filmmakers such as Peter Kackson (The Frighteners and King Kong), Ridley Scott (Gladiator and Robin Hood), Orson Welles (Citizen Kane and Touch of Evil), Martin Scorsese (Casino) and Steven Spielberg (Duel, Jaws, E.T. and Schindler's List). From drug kingpins to King Kong, from toga parties to deadly sharks, from loveable extraterrestrials to fearsome dinosaurs, from gladiators to 40-year-old virgins, Universal has kept audiences laughing and crying, cheering and covering our eyes for a glorious century. This box set comes in a stunning hard-bound book of 25 double-page spreads (with four DVDs contained on each spread and many rare photos from Universal's library) as well as an exclusive poster featuring all 100 titles. Titles included (in alphabetical order): 8 Mile (2002) The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005) Airport (1970) All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) American Graffiti (1973) American Pie (1999) An American Werewolf in London (1981) Apollo 13 (1995) Atonement (2007) Back to the Future (1985) Being John Malkovich (1999) The Big Lebowski (1998) Billy Elliot (2000) The Birds (1963) The Blues Brothers (1980) Born on the Fourth of July (1989) The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) The Breakfast Club (1985) The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) Bridesmaids (2011) Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) Carlito's Way (1993) Casino (1995) Charade (1963) Children of Men (2006) Citizen Kane (1941) Coraline (2009) Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) Despicable Me (2010) Do the Right Thing (1989) Double Indemnity (1944) Dracula (1931) Duck Soup (1933) Duel (1971) E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) The Fast and the Furious (2001) Fast Times in Ridgemont High (1982) Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) Field of Dreams (1989) Frankenstein (1931) The Frighteners (1996) Gladiator (2000) Happy Gilmore (1996) Harvey (1950) High Plains Drifter (1973) Holiday Inn (1942) The Holiday (2006) Hot Fuzz (2007) Hulk (2003) In Bruges (2008) The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) Inglourious Basterds (2009) The Invisible Man (1933) It Came From Outer Space (1953) It's a Wonderful Life (1946) Jaws (1975) The Jerk (1979) Jurassic Park (1993) Kick-Ass (2010) King Kong (1933) King Kong (2005) Knocked Up (2007) Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) Love Actually (2003) Mamma Mia! (2008) Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983) The Mummy (1932) The Mummy (1999) National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) Notting Hill (1999) Out of Africa (1985) Parenthood (1989) Pillow Talk (1959) Psycho (1960) Public Enemies (2009) Quadrophenia (1979) Ray (2004) Reality Bites (1994) Rear Window (1954) Road to Morocco (1942) Robin Hood (2010) Scarface (1932) Scarface (1983) Schindler's List (1993) Senna (2010) Shakespeare in Love (1998) Shaun of the Dead (2004) Sixteen Candles (1984) Smokey and the Bandit (1977) Spartacus (1960) The Sting (1973) Sullivan's Travels (1941) The Thing (1982) To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) Touch of Evil (1958) Twelve Monkeys (1995) United 93 (2006) Vertigo (1958) Waterworld (1995) The Wolf Man (1941)

  • 1492 - Conquest Of Paradise/Master And Commander - The Far Side Of The World1492 - Conquest Of Paradise/Master And Commander - The Far Side Of The World | DVD | (16/04/2007) from £10.78   |  Saving you £-1.79 (N/A%)   |  RRP £8.99

    1492 - Conquest Of Paradise (Dir. Ridley Scott 1992): Gerard Depardieu plays Christopher Columbus in Ridley Scotts film about the humble explorer who chanced upon a new world while searching for an ocean route to Asia. Columbus faced much hardship on his daunting nautical voyage and once the fanfare of his discovery died down he was left to die in obscurity. This was one of three films about Columbus to hit the screens in 1992 the 500th anniversary of the original voyage. Master And Commander (Dir. Peter Weir 2003): Russell Crowe is Lucky Jack Aubrey the Navy's greatest fighting captain and Paul Bettany is ship's doctor Stephen Maturin. The ship the Surprise is suddenly attacked by a superior enemy. With the Surprise badly damaged and much of his crew injured Aubrey - the ""Master"" of the Surprise and ""Commander"" of his men - is torn between duty and friendship as he sets sail in a high-stakes chase across two oceans to the far side of the world to intercept and capture their foe. It's a mission that can decide the fate of a nation - or destroy Lucky Jack and his crew. The film is based on the narrative outline of the tenth book in Patrick O'Brien's legendary ""Aubrey/Maturin"" series of high seas novels about the British navy during the Napoleonic Wars.

  • Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World / Braveheart [2003]Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World / Braveheart | DVD | (31/05/2005) from £11.30   |  Saving you £4.69 (29.30%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Master And Commander: Russell Crowe is Lucky Jack Aubrey the Navy's greatest fighting captain and Paul Bettany is ship's doctor Stephen Maturin. The ship the Surprise is suddenly attacked by a superior enemy. With the Surprise badly damaged and much of his crew injured Aubrey - the ""Master"" of the Surprise and ""Commander"" of his men - is torn between duty and friendship as he sets sail in a high-stakes chase across two oceans to the far side of the world to intercept and capture their foe. It's a mission that can decide the fate of a nation - or destroy Lucky Jack and his crew. The film is based on the narrative outline of the tenth book in Patrick O'Brien's legendary ""Aubrey/Maturin"" series of high seas novels about the British navy during the Napoleonic Wars. Braveheart: Mel Gibson stars on both sides of the camera playing the lead role plus directing and producing this brawling richly detailed saga of fierce combat tender love and the will to risk all that's precious: freedom. In an emotionally charged performance Gibson is William Wallace a bold Scotsman who used the steel of his blade and the fire of his intellect to rally his countrymen to liberation. Filled with sword-clanging spectacle Braveheart is a tumultuous tapestry of history come alive ""the most sumptuous and involving historical epic since Lawrence Of Arabia."" (Rod Lurie Los Angeles Magazine.)

  • American Gangster [Blu-ray]American Gangster | Blu Ray | (05/12/2011) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Ridley Scott's American Gangster is a brutal, slick, and stylish portrayal of real life cult figure and international drug smuggler Frank Lucas. With tangled webs, deceit, strong aggression, shady characters and sinister plans, American Gangster has the gritty and pleasurable nostalgia of classic gangster films such as The Godfather and Scarface. Drug-kingpin Frank Lucas smuggles heroin into the US by hiding it with the bodies of soldiers killed during battle in.

  • No Way Back [1996]No Way Back | DVD | (11/12/2000) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

  • Variety Films [Box Set] [DVD]Variety Films | DVD | (28/06/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Films include:

    THE DARK SIDE OF THE SUN
    Rick has a disease and will die if exposed to light. He finds a cure that enables him to live a normal life for 3 days and falls in love... but he needs a miracle to survive.
    THE MAGIC BUBBLE
    Unhappily married Julia feels her life is passing her by. On her 40th Birthday she wishes to forget her age. The wish comes true as she is transformed into a magnetic younger woman.
    HAMMERS OVER THE ANVIL
    Set in 1910 in Australia, this film...

  • American Gangster/Casino/Carlito's Way [Blu-ray]American Gangster/Casino/Carlito's Way | Blu Ray | (14/10/2013) from £40.48   |  Saving you £-15.49 (N/A%)   |  RRP £24.99

  • Hammers Over the AnvilHammers Over the Anvil | DVD | (21/04/2008) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £4.99

  • No Way Back [Blu-ray] [1996]No Way Back | Blu Ray | (15/06/2009) from £13.48   |  Saving you £6.51 (32.60%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Torn apart by his son's murder mobster Frank Serlano kidnaps the young son of FBI agent Zack Grant (Russell Crowe). In exchange Grant must deliver the man responsible for the execution of Serlano's son. Soon Grant finds himself on the run from the mob the Yakuza and even the FBI as he races to save his son's life.

  • American Gangster - Screen Outlaws Edition [DVD] [2007]American Gangster - Screen Outlaws Edition | DVD | (08/04/2013) from £6.96   |  Saving you £13.03 (65.20%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Ridley Scott (Spy Game)'s American Gangster chronicles the life of a Harlem drug lord (Denzel Washington) and the cop (Russell Crowe) who tried to bring him to justice. Special Features: Exclusive Artwork and Artcard

  • Heaven's Burning [DVD] [1997]Heaven's Burning | DVD | (04/10/2010) from £6.73   |  Saving you £-0.74 (-12.40%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Thrown together amid chaos and violence a man and a woman stumble upon unexpected passion in this fiery thriller. Russell Crowe stars as Colin the getaway driver in a bank robbery who steps in to save the life of Midori an unhappy Japanese bride who is in danger after witnessing the crime. Midori's plan to arrange her own kidnapping and be reunited with her former lover has failed so the two outcasts embark upon a bloody cross country quest for freedom which culminates in a new found love.

  • Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World - Book & DVD [2003]Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World - Book & DVD | DVD | (08/08/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    In Peter Weir's Master And Commander Russell Crowe stars as Captain Lucky Jack Aubrey renowned as a fighting captain in the British Navy. After a French ship almost sinks them in a battle the ship's surgeon and Aubrey's closest friend Stephen Maturin (Paul Bettany) cautions him about letting revenge cloud his judgement. With the HMS Surprise badly damaged and much of his crew injured Aubrey is torn between duty and friendship as he pursues a high-stakes chase across two oceans to intercept and capture his foe refusing to accept defeat at the hands of the French at any cost. Nominated for Best Film and Best Director at the 2004 Oscars.

  • Gladiator [Blu-ray] [2000] [US Import]Gladiator | Blu Ray | (07/05/2013) from £26.98   |  Saving you £-14.21 (-111.30%)   |  RRP £12.77

    A big-budget summer epic with money to burn and a scale worthy of its golden Hollywood predecessors, Ridley Scott's Gladiator is a rousing, grisly, action-packed epic that takes moviemaking back to the Roman Empire via computer-generated visual effects. While not as fluid as the computer work done for, say, Titanic, it's an impressive achievement that will leave you marveling at the glory that was Rome, when you're not marveling at the glory that is Russell Crowe. Starring as the heroic general Maximus, Crowe firmly cements his star status both in terms of screen presence and acting chops, carrying the film on his decidedly non-computer-generated shoulders as he goes from brave general to wounded fugitive to stoic slave to gladiator hero. Gladiator's plot is a whirlwind of faux-Shakespearean machinations of death, betrayal, power plays, and secret identities (with lots of faux-Shakespearean dialogue ladled on to keep the proceedings appropriately "classical"), but it's all briskly shot, edited, and paced with a contemporary sensibility. Even the action scenes, somewhat muted but graphic in terms of implied violence and liberal bloodletting, are shot with a veracity that brings to mind--believe it or not--Saving Private Ryan, even if everyone is wearing a toga. As Crowe's nemesis, the evil emperor Commodus, Joaquin Phoenix chews scenery with authority, whether he's damning Maximus's popularity with the Roman mobs or lusting after his sister Lucilla (beautiful but distant Connie Nielsen); Oliver Reed, in his last role, hits the perfect notes of camp and gravitas as the slave owner who rescues Maximus from death and turns him into a coliseum star. Director Scott's visual flair is abundantly in evidence, with breathtaking shots and beautiful (albeit digital) landscapes, but it's Crowe's star power that will keep you in thrall--he's a true gladiator, worthy of his legendary status. Hail the conquering hero! --Mark Englehart

  • American Gangster/Layer CakeAmerican Gangster/Layer Cake | DVD | (06/10/2008) from £13.48   |  Saving you £1.51 (10.10%)   |  RRP £14.99

    American Gangster: Drug-kingpin Frank Lucas smuggles heroin into the US by hiding it with the bodies of soldiers killed during battle in Vietnam. By delivering a product that is far superior to his competitors Lucas has rapidly established his status as Harlem's most innovative drug dealer. While Lucas delicately constructs his own criminal empire Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe) one of the few honest detectives in a corrupt system senses a sizeable shift within the hierarchy of the drug underworld and sets out to investigate this hitherto unknown power player that has come out of the shadows to dominate the drug trade. But with Detective Trupo (Josh Brolin) Roberts' crooked and jealous colleague wanting to obstruct and ruin the integrity of his idealistic counterpart Roberts is left with little option other than to take desperate measures to end Lucas' rule in Harlem. Layer Cake: Daniel Craig plays a successful cocaine dealer who has earned a respected place among England's Mafia elite and plans an early retirement from the business. However big boss Jimmy Price (Cranham) hands down a tough assignment: find Charlotte Ryder the missing rich princess daughter of Jimmy's old pal Edward (Gambon) a powerful construction business player and gossip papers socialite. Complicating matters are two million pounds' worth of Grade A ecstacy a brutal neo-Nazi sect and a whole series of double crossings.

  • A Beautiful Mind [2001]A Beautiful Mind | DVD | (21/02/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Russell Crowe stars as the mathematical genius John Forbes Nash Jr, a man who made a great discovery early in his life before descending into a notorious life of depravity and self discovery.

  • Ultimate Film - Assault On Precinct 13 / Romper Stomper / American YakuzaUltimate Film - Assault On Precinct 13 / Romper Stomper / American Yakuza | DVD | (28/08/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Romper Stomper: An utterly engrossing story of rampaging neo-Nazi skinheads that may well be one of the most disturbing films. It's intoxicating violence and willingness to suspend moral judgement on its hypnotic characters make the film complex. Emotionally powerful and never afraid to portray the ugly destructive face of ignorance and prejudice 'Romper Stomper' excites disturbs and boldly challenges the viewer. Winner of 3 Australian Institute Awards including Best Actor (Russell Crowe) film critics have hailed Romper Stomper as one of the most brilliant provocative and truly exciting motion pictures to appear on the screen. (Dir. Geoffrey Wright 1992) Assault On Precinct 13: Isolated cut off inside an abandoned police station a handful of cops and some convicts on their way to Death Row must join forces and defend themselves against the gang called Street Thunder who have taken a blood oath to destroy. From the director of Halloween and The Thing Assault On Precinct 13 combines elements of the classic western and modern thriller to create a cult favorite. (Dir. John Carpenter 1976) American Yakuza: In America they call it the Mafia. In Japan they call it Yakuza. When they meet they call it war! Viggo Mortensen and Michael Nouri star in this explosive action-thriller about the first American accepted into the savage brotherhood of Japan's criminal underworld. Sent to infiltrate the American arm of the Yakuza FBI agent Nick Davis (Mortensen) rises through the ranks of assassins and is soon adopted into the powerful Tendo crime family. His work brings him into brutal conflict with not only the Italian mob run by Dino Campanela (Nouri) and hotheaded enforcer Vic (Nicky Katt Boiler Room) but also a hard-nosed FBI task force guided by unscrupulous Agent Littman (Robert Forster Jackie Brown). Caught dead center in a war between the Yakuza the mob and the FBI Davis must decide what's more important: his old loyaltiesor his new bond of blood. (Dir. Frank Coppello 1995)

Please wait. Loading...