Mel Gibson directs and stars in this Academy Award-winning epic based on the life of legendary thirteenth century Scottish hero William Wallace. Returning to his homeland following the death of an heirless king, Wallace (Mel Gibson) finds the political landscape precarious. Edward the Longshanks, King of England (Patrick McGoohan), has captured Scotland's throne and threatens the freedom of all Scottish people, as tyrannical policies instituted by the English plague the Scots. Initially, Wallace is content to stand by the wayside, yearning for the simple life of building a home and raising a family. However, when the woman he loves (Catherine McCormack) suffers a cruel fate at the hands of English soldiers, Wallace takes a stand against the new rule. With his fierce patriotism and determination, he gathers an amateur but passionately rebellious army. Although this makeshift force may be outnumbered by the English troops, their desperation and love for their land surpass any military manoeuvres, as evidenced in the film's breathtaking battle sequences. Contains 2 discs. Cert 15.
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Schindler's List: Triple Play (Blu-ray, UV Copy with Digital Copy) 20th Anniversary Edition
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Based on a true story, Schindler's List is Steven Spielberg's epic drama of World War II Holocaust survivors and the man who unexpectedly came to be their saviour. Unrepentant womaniser and war profiteer Oskar Schindler uses Polish Jews as cheap labour to produce cookware for the Third Reich. But after witnessing the violent liquidation of the walled ghetto where the Krakow Jews have been forced to live, Schindler slowly begins to realise the immense evil of Nazism. When his own employees are sent to a work camp, they come under the terrorising reign of sadistic Nazi Amon Goeth (Ralph Fiennes). With the help of his accountant, Itzhak Stern (Ben Kingsley), Schindler creates a list of essential Jews. Bribing Goeth, Schindler manages to get 1,100 people released from the camp and brought to the safety of his munitions factory in Czechoslovakia. Spielberg's glorious film is wondrously evocative, visually stunning, and emotionally stirring. Cert 15.
Avatar: A paraplegic ex-marine war veteran is unwillingly sent to establish a human settlement on the distant planet of Pandora, only to find himself battling humankind alongside the planet's indigenous Na'vi race in this ambitious digital 3-D sci-fi epic from Academy Award-winning Titanic director James Cameron. Titanic, Featuring spectacular special effects set amidst the backdrop of one of the most tragic events of the 20th Century, James Cameron's award-winning Titanic stands as one of the greatest Hollywood spectaculars of all time. A worldwide smash, the film received fourteen Academy Award nominations and 11 wins, including Best Picture. Despite all the lavish sets and special effects, the film's real emotional core is provided by stars Winslet and DiCaprio, who give star making performances as the tragic young lovers. Contains 2 discs. Cert 12.
True Blood chronicles the backwards Louisiana town of Bon Temps...where vampires have emerged from the coffin, and no longer need humans for their fix. Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin, Academy Award winner for The Piano) works as a waitress at the rural bar Merlotte's. Though outwardly a typical young woman, she keeps a dangerous secret: she has the ability to hear the thoughts of others. Her situation is further complicated when the bar gets its first vampire patron - 173-year old Bill Compton (Steven Moyer) - and the two outsiders are immediately drawn to each other. The franchise begins with Sookie Stackhouse trying to solve a strange series of murders that are taking place in her local town in series 1. In series 2, we see an anti-vampire group called the Fellowship of the Sun church that is out to gain control over the local town and stop the vampires, including Bill Compton who Sookie Stackhouse is in love with. Series 3 introduces Alcide, a werewolf who helps Sookie track down Compton who has been kidnapped and series 4 Sookie discovers the truth about her heritage and powers and struggles to decide which path to take for her future. Includes all episodes from series 1-5. Contains 25 discs. Cert 18.