Quentin Tarantino Collection

04/10/2004
  |  Buy to Own: 04/10/2004
  |  411 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Triple bill of films directed by Quentin Tarantino. 'Pulp Fiction' (1994) melds three dime-store stories set in lowlife LA into one cohesive thriller. Butch (Bruce Willis) is an over-the-hill boxer paid to take a fall, who instead does a runner with mobster Merselius's (Ving Rhames) money. Meanwhile, Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Jules Winfield (Samuel L. Jackson) are two hitmen who aren't having the easiest of mornings, and Pumpkin and Honey Bunny (Tim Roth and Amanda Plummer) are two would-be bank robbers who are planning a heist in a restaurant. The film won numerous awards including the Golden Palm at Cannes and an Academy Award for Best Screenplay. 'Jackie Brown' (1997), based on an Elmore Leonard novel, is a twisting homage to the black action movies of the 1970s. Air stewardess Jackie Brown (Pam Grier) also smuggles money on the side for gunrunner Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson). When she is caught with $50,000 and a consignment of cocaine, she makes a deal with Ordell: if convicted, she will not shop him as long as he pays her $100,000. Meanwhile Jackie also makes a deal with the cops, promising to help convict Ordell, and enlists the help of bail bond man Max Cherry (Oscar-nominated Robert Forster) in a daring attempt to outwit both the police and Ordell. Tarantino's first film, 'Reservoir Dogs' (1993) is a shocking and funny look at the aftermath of a jewellery robbery that has gone violently wrong. Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth and Steve Buscemi are among the stars making up the team of robbers - Mr Orange, Mr Blue, Mr Pink, Mr White - who meet at a warehouse after the failed heist and attempt to work out who is to blame. The film features the famous ear-cutting scene and a classic 1970s soundtrack.