The Shawshank Redemption DVD


This extraordinary tale of hope, friendship and survival inside a maximum security prison celebrates the decade since its release with a new three disc special edition.

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01 September 2008
142 minutes 
  • Average Rating for The Shawshank Redemption [1994] - 5 out of 5

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  • The Shawshank Redemption [1994]
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    This film shows that with hope anything is possable. The film follows Andy Durfersne Played by Tim Robbins a hot shot banker who is in prisoned for the murder of his wife and lover with all the evedence pointing to him and with no alibie andy is sent to Shawshank prison where his presants stands out from the other prisoners. He soon makes friends with another inmate called Red played by Morgan Freeman who is the man to know inside if you require anything from tooth paste to posters of hot women. When Andy first starts speaking to Red its to ask for a rock hound which he descibes as a small pick axe for rocks Red is worried as he knows thats the Sisters a group of gay rapests have a thing for Andy and worns Andy not to sink it into there head. Andy has to put up with the Sisters beatting on him night after night.
    After a few months inside the Govener decides to use the inmates as cheap layber which Andy and Red end up on, while on a job tarmacing a roof Andy over hears one of the Gards has just come into some money that he had been left in a will only for the govenment to take most of it but Andy who decides that he should help walks over to hom asking the Gard if he trusts his wife which upsets the Gard so much that he goes to throw him off the roof in the short time before the the drop Andy manages to convince the Gard that with the right papperwork, his help and a cupple bottles of beer the Gard could keep the lot by giving it to his wife and before long hes helping all the Gards with their money including the Govener who is also taking back hands so Andy using his banking skills covers up the money comming in. the Gards do Andy one favor and beat up the leader of the Sisters taking him out of Shawshank prison forever.
    After ten years inside a new inmate comes into Shawshank prison that has information that could sent Andy free but the Govener not wantting to lose Andys banking skills decides to get rid of the new inmate by having him shot as if he was trying to escape.
    Andy who now is angry decides to carve his name on his cell wall and notices that it is made of a chalky type of stone so with his rock hound that Red got him and a massive poster and time Andy tunnels his way through the wall and crawls through a tunnle of shit to freedom where he takes all the money that he was hidding for the govener.
    The friendship between Andy and Red played by Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman that is so believable makes this film shine and keeps the viewer inthrilled till the end making you care for tha characters along the way this film is by far a masterpiece that will last the lenth of time.

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Accountant Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is sent to prison in the Forties for the murder of his unfaithful wife and her lover, despite protesting his innocence. He slowly comes to terms with the injustices of the corrupt prison system and quietly inspires some of his fellow prison inmates to have a more positive outlook on life. Meanwhile, the Governor of the prison discovers Dufresne's book-keeping talents and recruits him to do a spot of creative accountancy. Fellow inmate, ageing gangster 'Red' (Morgan Freeman), uses his connections to take care of Dufresne's material needs, and narrates the story of his friend's term in jail through to the late Sixties.

Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play Fear can hold you prisonerHope can set you free City banker Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) arrived at Shawshank Prison in 1947 Convicted of two brutal murders he received a double life sentence and discovers that when they send you to Shawshank State Prison for life that is exactly what they take Within the confines of Shawshank Andy forms an unlikely friendship with the prison "fixer" Red (Morgan Freeman) He also becomes popular with the Warden and the prison&39;s guards as Andy is able to use his banking experience to help the corrupt officials amass personal fortunes With an extraordinary twist in the tale Andy finds that survival comes down to a simple choice get busy living or get busy dying

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