Iconic Films Collection

09/10/2006
  |  Buy to Own: 09/10/2006
  |  667 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Box set containing six classic movies. In 'Dog Day Afternoon' (1975), a man (Al Pacino) stages a bank robbery so that his homosexual lover can pay for a sex-change operation. He bungles the robbery and is caught up in a stand-off with police, bargaining with the lives of his hostages. The event soon gets television coverage and the hostages begin to get friendly with their kidnappers, while their attempts to bargain are bungled all the way. 'True Romance' (1993) is a violent and amoral lovers-on-the-run thriller, based on an early script by Quentin Tarantino, took over a year for the British censors to give it a video certificate. Clarence (Christian Slater) is a kung-fu loving guy whose boss buys him a night with a hooker, Alabama (Patricia Arquette). The two fall in love and get married the next day. However, Alabama's violent pimp Drexel (Gary Oldman) stands in their way, and so Clarence takes it on himself to wipe Drexel out. In the process, he unwittingly picks up a suitcase full of uncut cocaine stolen by Drexel from the Mafia. The young lovers high-tail it across country to LA, hoping to sell the coke to a movie producer, with the Mafia and the cops on their tail. In 'Deliverance' (1972), businessmen Ed (Jon Voight), Lewis (Burt Reynolds), Bobby (Ned Beatty), and Drew (Ronny Cox) take a weekend canoeing trip through the remote Appalachian wilderness, before the area is flooded for a new dam. Their inexperience and pride make them easy targets for hostile, inbred hillbillies, and the men all react differently to their situation as it becomes more perilous. Directed by John Boorman, the film serves as an allegory for America's experiences in Vietman. 'Enter the Dragon' (1973) was kung fu legend Bruce Lee's last film and it finds him at his fighting best - some of his moves were so fast that the cameraman was unable to capture them on regular speed film. Lee plays a secret agent who is sent to infiltrate a martial arts tournament presided over by a one-handed super-villain. His mission: to destroy the villain's opium-smuggling racket. 'A Clockwork Orange' (1971) is Stanley Kubrick's controversial film which triggered copycat violence on its initial release and as a result the director withdrew the film from circulation in Britain, keeping it suppressed right up to his death in 1999. The film follows sadistic punk Alex (Malcolm McDowell) as he takes his gang on a rape and murder spree, showing absolutely no mercy to any of his victims. When he is eventually captured, the authorities subject him to a series of experiments designed to rid him of his violent tendencies. Finally, in 'Get Carter' (1971), hardened London gangster Jack Carter (Michael Caine) travels to Newcastle for his brother's funeral. He suspects that his sibling's death was more than an accident, and employs his customary viciousness as he deals with double-dealing, cover-ups and lies in a seedy world of gang crime and pornography.