Does exactly what it says on the tin
If you have not seen any of these i suggest you rent them as i personally feel they are top notch, doesn't mean i think they are the greatest pieces of cinematic art though!!
The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy - Extended Editions - Blu-ray
Possibly the best 11 hours you will ever spend in front of a TV.
The first is a chase style film with the Fellowship being relentless pursued across middle earth by the black riders, goblins, cave trolls and finally the deadly Uruk-hai. Its the least action packed of the 3 but possibly the most nerve wracking.
The second is 2 movies in one, firstly its a adventure film for Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli as they follow in hot-pursuit of the captured Merry and Pippen. Plus Frodo and Sam's perilous trek towards Mount Doom under the direction of the mysterious creature Gollum. Then it turns into a full out war film with a sustained assualt from Saruman's forces on Helm's Deep (my personal favourite battle scene ever).
Finally it's all of the above rolled into one for the third film, massive battles everywhere, adventure as Aragorn passes into the forsaken lands. The power of friendship with Sam and Frodo's final push. Utter classic, epic, amazing piece of cinema. 10/10
The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy - Extended...
(2001) Starring: Ian Mckellen, Elijah Wood, Miranda Otto Director: Peter Jackson Certificate:
Extended versions of Peter Jackson's complete epic big screen adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy - filmed back-to-back and released over 3 consecutive years. In 'The Fellowship of the Ring' (2001) Frodo (Elijah Wood) is a hobbit living in the Shire, a quiet, peaceful part of ..
One of the most astounding films I have ever seen. An amazing vision of reality from the directors.
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(1999) Starring:Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Laurence Fishburne Director:The Wachowski Brothers Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable Run time: 130 minutes
In this seminal sci-fi movie, computer hacker Neo discovers that life on Earth is fašade for the 'real' world, which is a ravaged wasteland where people's minds are imprisoned in the Matrix. He joins rebel warriors Morpheus and Trinity to try to overthrow the computer programmes of the Matrix.
Feel free to sample the directors cut or the final cut or the extended cut etc etc..... however for me the original is the best.
Blade Runner - Blu-ray(1982) Starring:Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young Director:Ridley Scott Certificate:
Extended version of Ridley Scott's cult classic. Ex-cop Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) is hired to track down a group of androids who have escaped from a satellite colony. As two of the AWOL 'replicants' (Rutger Hauer and Daryl Hannah) seek refuge in a geneticist's house, Deckard takes his ..read more »
The ultimate 80's hard boiled action film with a pretty good story. However as with his latter performances in Prince of Thieves and Potter, Alan Rickman steals the whole film.
(1988) Starring:Alan Rickman, Robert Davi, Bruce Willis Director:John McTiernan Certificate:
On Christmas Eve, New York cop John McClane (Bruce Willis) is visiting his estranged wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia) in Los Angeles, where she works. They are attending a party at Holly's high-rise office block when terrorists, led by the suave Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) break in, taking everyone ..read more »
The best 90's actioner there is. Superior story, fantastic cast (Connery, Cage, Harris and John Spencer), outstanding action sequences including a Hum-Vee vs 10ish cop cars vs a Lamboughini vs a Tram car chase across South Francisco. All with Hans Zimmer's amazing score its just quality. Oh and its directed by Michael Bay so you know there is plenty of explosions.
(1996) Starring:Bokeem Woodbine, Claire Forlani, Sean Connery Director:Michael Bay Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
The safety of San Francisco hangs in the balance when General Francis X. Hummel (Ed Harris) and his renegade squad of US Marines take over the abandoned Alcatraz prison and threaten to launch a poison gas attack on the city if their demands are not met. The FBI's response is to call in Stanley ..read more »
My favourite comedy of all time..........
Bill Murray-Flawless, Dan Ackroyd-Exceptional, Harold Ramis-Understated and Quality
(1984) Starring:Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, Bill Murray Director:Ivan Reitman Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson star as a quartet of Manhattan-based paranormal investigators. When their government grants run out, the former three go into business as The Ghostbusters, later hiring Hudson on. Armed with electronic paraphernalia, the team is spectacularly ..read more »
(1994) Starring:Natalie Portman, Peter Appel, Jean Reno Director:Luc Besson Certificate:
English language thriller from Luc Besson, the director of 'Nikita'. Gary Oldman plays Norman Stansfield, a psychotic government official whose actions provide the catalyst for murder on the New York streets. When a young girl named Mathilda (Natalie Portman) witnesses her family being gunned down ..read more »