Superhero Box Set

18/07/2005
  |  Buy to Own: 18/07/2005
  |  436 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Box set containing four popular superhero movies. Bryan Singer directs and co-writes 'X-Men' (2000), a big screen adaptation of the long-running Marvel comic strip. Mutants Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) and Magneto (Ian McKellen) are former friends, but look set to become mortal enemies when fascistic US senator Robert Frank Kelly calls for the registration of all humans with abnormal powers. While telepath Xavier, who runs an altruistic academy for superhuman 'X-Men', wishes to enlighten non-mutants and break down the prejudices which divide them, Magneto believes that the only solution is for the mutants to take over. Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) - an aggressive loner with an admantium skeleton and the ability to heal his body of any wound - and teenager Rogue (Anna Paquin), who can absorb the life force of others simply by touching them, are selected by Xavier to join his academy, but it isn't long before Magneto's followers are attempting to capture them so that they can assist in his plan for world domination. In 'X-Men 2' (2003), Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), Wolverine (Hugh Jackson), and the Academy for Gifted Youngsters, aka the X-Men, find themselves in the firing line after a failed assassination attempt on the President points the finger at the school. It was in fact the mysterious teleporter Nightwalker (Alan Cumming) who ordered it, and, in an attempt to clear their names, the X-Men are led into a trap set by the evil William Stryker (Brian Cox) - a mysterious scientist apparently working for the government. As it soon becomes evident that Stryker's agenda is to destroy all mutants, the X-Men need to call in the help of many of their old friends and foes, including Magneto (Ian McKellen), if they are to stop him. Ben Affleck stars in 'Daredevil' (2003) as the big screen version of the Marvel Comics superhero. When he was a boy, Matt Murdock (Affleck) was blinded by a spillage of toxic waste. However, with the loss of his sight, Matt's other senses have all developed to an incredible degree, allowing him to navigate the city with pinpoint accuracy. Now he works by day as a lawyer, and by night he becomes the Daredevil, using his supersenses to continue his fight against underworld supervillain Kingpin (Michael Clarke Duncan). In 'Elektra' (2005), Jennifer Garner plays Elektra Natchios, a hired assassin who is reunited with her old sensei, Stick (Terence Stamp). When she is given an assignment to kill Mark Miller (Goran Visnjic) and his daughter, Abby (Kristin Prout), her conscience gets the best of her and she decides to protect them instead. It's up to the Hand's top assassins to track her down and finish the job.