Wanted / Death Race / Doomsday DVD

| DVD

Titles Comprise: Wanted: 25-year-old Wes (James McAvoy) was the most disaffected cube-dwelling drone the planet had ever known. His boss chewed him out hourly his girlfriend ignored him routinely and his life plodded on interminably. Everyone was certain this disengaged slacker would amount to nothing. There was little else for Wes to do but wile away the days and die in his slow clock punching rut. Until he met a woman named Fox (Angelina Jolie). After his estranged father is murdered the deadly sexy Fox recruits Wes into the Fraternity a secret society that trains... Wes to avenge his dad's death by unlocking his dormant powers. As she teaches him how to develop lightning-quick reflexes and phenomenal agility Wes discovers this team lives by an ancient unbreakable code: carry out the death orders given by fate itself. Death Race: Three-time speedway champion Jensen Ames (Statham) is an expert at survival in the harsh landscape that has become our country. Just as he thinks he has turned his life around the ex-con is framed for a gruesome murder he didn't commit. Forced to don the mask of the mythical driver Frankenstein - a crowd favorite who seems impossible to kill - Ames is given an easy choice by Terminal Island's warden (Joan Allen): suit up or rot away in a cell. His face hidden by a metallic mask one convict will be put through an insane three-day challenge. Ames must survive a gauntlet of the most vicious criminals in the country's toughest prison to claim the prize of freedom. Driving a monster car outfitted with machine guns flamethrowers and grenade launchers one desperate man will destroy anything in his path to win the most twisted spectator sport on Earth. Doomsday: A lethal virus spreads throughout a major country and kills hundreds of thousands. To contain the newly identified Reaper the authorities brutally quarantine the country as it succumbs to fear and chaos. The literal walling-off works for three decades - until Reaper violently resurfaces in a major city. An elite group of specialists including Eden Sinclair (Mitra) is urgently dispatched into the still-quarantined country to retrieve a cure by any means necessary. Shut off from the rest of the world the unit must battle through a landscape that has become a waking nightmare. [show more]

Read More

buy new from £11.48 | RRP: £19.99
* Excludes Voucher Code Discount
Searching retailers...
  • DVD Details
  • Reviews (0)
  • Descriptions
    abc...
  • Price History
  • Watch Trailer
Released
14 September 2009
Directors
Actors
Format
DVD 
Publisher
Uca 
Classification
Runtime
313 minutes 
Features
Box set, PAL 
Barcode
5050582729627 
  • Title not yet reviewed...

  • Please review this title

    We will publish your review of Wanted / Death Race / Doomsday [2008] on DVD within a few days as long as it meets our guidelines.
    None of your personal details will be passed on to any other third party.

    Thank you - we will review and publish your review shortly.

Triple bill of action films. 'Wanted' (2008) is a slick, fast-paced thriller in which a mundane office worker is transformed into a lethal assassin. Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy)'s life is one of dull routine. Trapped in a dead-end office job, unappreciated by his boss and cheated on by his girlfriend, Wes has accepted that he's never going to amount to much in life. But all that changes one day when he meets the enigmatic Fox (Angelina Jolie), a member of a secret society of assassins named The Fraternity who want to recruit Wes into their ranks. Dealing out death as ordained by fate itself, the society's leader, Sloan (Morgan Freeman), tells Wes that the father he always thought was dead was actually one of their top assassins, and that following his recent murder, he must now avenge his father's death by releasing the dormant powers he has inherited. Although reticent at first, Wes quickly warms to both the task and the icily-sexy Fox, as he discovers his natural aptitude for the job at hand whilst despatching the bad guys with supremely energetic efficiency. 'Death Race' (2008) is a high-octane sci-fi adventure based on Paul Bartel's 1975 film 'Death Race 2000'. Jason Statham stars as former racing driver Jensen Ames, who is sent to Terminal Island prison after being framed for the murder of his wife. There, he is forced by the masochistic Warden Hennessey (Joan Allen) to compete in a lethal car race where the contestants must win or die. 'Doomsday' (2008) is a futuristic thriller from writer/director Neil Marshall ('Dog Soldiers', 'The Descent'). When the deadly 'reaper virus' hits Scotland, the decision is taken to literally wall-off the country from the rest of the British isles. This process of containment proves to be successful until, 27 years later, the virus resurfaces on the streets of London. A group of specialists led by no-nonsense copper, Captain Eden Sinclair (Rhona Mitra), is covertly dispatched into the still quarantined Scotland to seek out a cure. What they find is a nightmarish landscape torn apart by two rival factions - one led by the scientist Dr Marcus Kane (Malcolm McDowell), and the other by his son, Sol (Craig Conway) - and the one thing both factions agree on is that Sinclair and her team have to be eliminated...