The A-Team DVD

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Give it up to the A-Team: they've always been good at demolishing things in big, big ways. Freed from the confines of the 1980s TV series, the 2010 blockbuster movie version allows the four members of the paramilitary squad to really amp up the mayhem to newly crazed heights. Liam Neeson plays team leader Hannibal Smith (inheriting the cigar-chomping from the show's George Peppard), and pro wrestler Quinton "Rampage" Jackson is "B.A." Baracus, the TV show's most iconic character (insert Mr. T "I pity the fool" joke here). As the vain Face, Bradley Cooper preens in... convincing fashion, and District 9 out-of-nowhere star Sharlto Copley plays the unhinged pilot "Howlin' Mad" Murdock. These boys are on the trail of some money-counterfeiting plates, from Bagdad to Germany to places in between. It would be understating it to say that the plot is not of primary importance, although Patrick Wilson has some fun as a CIA official and Jessica Biel occasionally strikes poses as Face's ex-flame, now a military officer displeased with the A-Team's extra-legal shenanigans. The storytelling is insipid and half-hearted--but when it comes to snarky dialogue and two-fisted action scenes, director Joe Carnahan is in his comfort zone. It's reasonably fun watching the working-out of such logistical puzzles as dropping a tank (with crew inside) from a plane, or scattering the main characters on a dockside as cargo containers rain down from a ship looming above them. Good times, although is it asking too much for certain basic laws of physics (if you drop a human body ten stories, for instance, it might actually sustain injuries) to be used as a guideline? But worrying about such matters isn't in the spirit of The A-Team, which cheerfully ignores the petty concerns of credibility and logic. --Robert Horton [show more]

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Released
29 November 2010
Directors
Actors
Format
DVD 
Publisher
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 
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Runtime
118 minutes 
Features
PAL 
Barcode
5039036045520 
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play.  They’re armed, dangerous...and downright crazy. Buckle up for an adrenaline-fuelled, action-packed thrill-ride starring Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Sharlto Copley. Convicted by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit, a daring team of former special forces soldiers must utilize their unique talents to break out of prison and tackle their toughest mission yet. It’s going to take guts, split-second timing and an arsenal of explosive weapons--this is a job for The A-Team.    Special Features Audio commentary with director A Team Theme Mash Up Montage 

Big screen action adventure spin-off from the popular 1980s TV series. Four Iraq war veterans, led by Col. John 'Hannibal' Smith (Liam Neeson), on the run from the US military who suspect them of committing a crime, set about trying to clear their names. Becoming mercenaries and employing a wide range of uniquely offensive skills mixed in with a healthy dose of eccentric behaviour, Smith and his cohorts, 'Faceman' Peck (Bradley Cooper), 'Howling Mad' Murdock (Sharlto Copley) and 'B.A.' Baracus (Quinton Jackson), set out to right the wrong done to them by any means necessary - and some that aren't - all the while pursued by military tracker Charisa Sosa (Jessica Biel).

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