'Classic' Dvd Bundle (Set of 5)
including 'The Great Escape', 'The Eagle Has Landed', 'The Last Of The Mohicans', 'Educating Rita' and 'The Dam Busters'
'THE GREAT ESCAPE' - In 1943, the Germans opened Stalag Luft North, a maximum security prisoner-of-war camp, designed to hold even the craftiest escape artists. In doing so however, the Nazis unwittingly assemble the finest escape team in military history - brilliantly portrayed here by Steve McQueen, James Garner, Charles Bronson and James Coburn - who worked on what became the largest prison breakout ever attempted. One of the most ingenious and suspenseful adventure films of all time.
'THE EAGLE HAS LANDED' - A Nazi strike force plots to assassinate Winston Churchill while he is resting in a desolate Norfolk village. Colonel Radl (Robert Duvall) masterminds the plot, which if successful would change the outcome of the war. He enlists the help of Colonel Steiner (Michael Caine) and Liam Devlin (Donald Sutherland). Disguised as Polish airmen, German paratroopers land in England. Radl's plans appear to be going smoothly until an unforeseeable incident exposes the Germans. But the kidnap continues and Steiner, Luger in hand, approaches the unmistakable figure of Churchill...
'THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS' - The Last Of The Mohicans is a soaring story of transcendent love, an authentically detailed recreation of a turbulent era in US colonial history and and exciting saga of flintlocks and tomahawks warfare. Daniel Day Lewis (as Hawkeye) and Madeleine Stowe (as British transplant Cora) are lovers caught up in the tumult of the French and Indian War in this 1992 Academy Award Winner set to a rapturous score by Trevor Jones and Randy Edelman.
'EDUCATING RITA' - Rita, a hairdresser with a sharp wit, is married to Denny, and at 26 doesn't want a baby. She wants to discover herself - so she joins the Open University. Dr Frank Bryant is a disillusioned university professor of literature. His marriage has failed, his girlfriend is having an affair with his best friend and he can't get through the day without downing a bottle or two of whisky. He refers to himself as an appalling teacher of appalling students. What Frank needs is a challenge... along comes Rita.
'THE DAM BUSTERS' - A much-loved British classic. Michael Anderson's 1954 drama captures the tension and bravery of an audacious raid on the centre of Nazi Germany's industrial complex and the quintessentially English combination of inventiveness and dogged determination. Split into two distinct sections, the film first deals with the fraught but ultimately successful development of a new weapon by Dr Barnes N Wallis (Michael Redgrave). The second and pacier section deals with the mission itself during the British raid on the Ruhr Dams, and its associated costs for the enemy and for the British airmen.