Man On Fire Braveheart The Thomas Crown Affair

  |  Buy to Own: 16/10/2006
  |  389 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


This box set features an historical action adventure, a modern day action thriller and a remake of a classic 1968 thriller. 'Braveheart' (1995) is set in 14th century Scotland, where the English nobles are staking their claim for lands and the Scottish throne. When William Wallace is left an orphan by the brutality of the English, he vows to make Scotland strong again. Wallace grows up into a paradox of a man - on the one hand very well educated, on the other a ruthless killer and barbarian. As an adult he succeeds in uniting the Scottish clans to fight the English oppressors, and is only undone by betrayal and greed. Mel Gibson directs this multi-Oscar winning epic, and also stars as folk hero Wallace. 'Man on Fire' (2004) is a Tony Scott-directed action thriller starring Denzel Washington as John Creasy, a jaded former CIA agent hired by a wealthy Mexican family to act as bodyguard to their ten-year-old daughter Lupita (Dakota Fanning). Initially reluctant to take on such a lowly position, Creasy becomes increasingly fond of his charge as she asks him questions about his life. He begins to open up to her and discovers a tenderness long missing from his life. His newfound equilibrium is shattered when the girl is kidnapped. He vows to find the men responsible and bring them to his own form of rough justice. The film is a re-make of the 1987 film starring Scott Glenn as Creasy, also based on the A.J. Quinnell novel. 'The Thomas Crown Affair' (1999) is a well-received remake of the 1968 thriller starring Pierce Brosnan in the Steve McQueen role, with Rene Russo in the part originally played by Faye Dunaway. Billionaire art collector Thomas Crown (Brosnan) decides to steal a priceless Monet from a New York museum. He is investigated by sultry insurance investigator Catherine Banning (Russo). She soon realises that he did steal the painting, but is more interested in Crown on a personal basis. Soon, the two become lovers, but suspicion and deception hang over the relationship.