American Gangster/Gladiator/Black Hawk Down DVD

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Titles Comprise: 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. 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: Ridley Scott directs this fast moving 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 in Mogadishu. [show more]

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Released
22 September 2008
Directors
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DVD 
Publisher
Uca 
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443 minutes 
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Box set, PAL 
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5050582577365 
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play  Triple-bill of films directed by Ridley Scott In &39;American Gangster&39; (2007) when his boss dies underworld driver Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) seizes his chance and begins to build his own criminal empire in Harlem Utilising the bodies of dead US soldiers Lucas begins importing heroin direct from South-East Asia increasing purity on the street and undercutting his rivals in one swoop Before long he&39;s amassed a fortune bringing him to the attention of maverick policeman Ritchie Roberts (Russell Crowe) an honest cop in an otherwise corrupt force who makes it his business to shut Lucas down In &39;Gladiator&39; (2000) Scott&39;s Oscar-winning take on the Roman epic lavishes the genre with the very latest in computer-generated effects technology After the death of Emperor Marcus Aurelius (Richard Harris) Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) betrays the Emperor&39;s beloved General Maximus (Russell Crowe) and takes the throne for himself Maximus is sold as a slave and then trained as a gladiator keeping himself strong with thoughts of revenge Eventually he is taken to the Colosseum where he prepares to fight in a contest presided over by the corrupt Commodus Will he suffer the ultimate humiliation and die for the entertainment of his enemy or will he survive the rigors of the arena and find a way of exacting his revenge? Finally in &39;Black Hawk Down&39; (2001) following a series of attacks by warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid on a Red Cross distribution centre in Somalia a group of US Rangers are sent on a mission to capture two of Aidid&39;s close associates in the capital city Mogadishu However after successfully apprehending their targets the Americans come under heavy attack from the residents of the city In the ensuing chaos a US Black Hawk helicopter is shot down and the surviving crewmembers find themselves trapped in a confused and relentless shooting battle with the enemy

Triple-bill of films directed by Ridley Scott. In 'American Gangster' (2007), when his boss dies, underworld driver Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) seizes his chance and begins to build his own criminal empire in Harlem. Utilising the bodies of dead US soldiers, Lucas begins importing heroin direct from South-East Asia, increasing purity on the street, and undercutting his rivals in one swoop. Before long he's amassed a fortune, bringing him to the attention of maverick policeman Ritchie Roberts (Russell Crowe), an honest cop in an otherwise corrupt force, who makes it his business to shut Lucas down. In 'Gladiator' (2000), Scott's Oscar-winning take on the Roman epic lavishes the genre with the very latest in computer-generated effects technology. After the death of Emperor Marcus Aurelius (Richard Harris), Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) betrays the Emperor's beloved General Maximus (Russell Crowe) and takes the throne for himself. Maximus is sold as a slave and then trained as a gladiator, keeping himself strong with thoughts of revenge. Eventually he is taken to the Colosseum, where he prepares to fight in a contest presided over by the corrupt Commodus. Will he suffer the ultimate humiliation and die for the entertainment of his enemy or will he survive the rigors of the arena and find a way of exacting his revenge? Finally, in 'Black Hawk Down' (2001), following a series of attacks by warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid on a Red Cross distribution centre in Somalia, a group of US Rangers are sent on a mission to capture two of Aidid's close associates in the capital city Mogadishu. However, after successfully apprehending their targets, the Americans come under heavy attack from the residents of the city. In the ensuing chaos, a US Black Hawk helicopter is shot down, and the surviving crewmembers find themselves trapped in a confused and relentless shooting battle with the enemy.