The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Rising Sun

  |  Buy to Own: 16/04/2007
  |  235 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Thriller double. Steve Norrington's film 'The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen' (2003), based on the graphic novels of Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill, brings together several literary characters from the Victorian era to prevent the Fantom beginning a world war. It is 1899 and Allan Quatermain (Sean Connery) is summoned from Africa by the British government to head a team of men with extraordinary abilities. The team includes Dr Jekyll (Jason Flemyng), Dorian Gray (Stuart Townsend), Captain Nemo (Naseeruddin Shah), vampire Mina Harker (Peta Wilson), Tom Sawyer (Shane West) and invisible man Rodney Skinner (Tony Curran) to form The League. Their assignment is to track down the infamous Fantom, but the catch is that they only have 9 hours before he plans to sabotage the peace conference in Vienna. Will they work as a team and complete the mission - or will their egos get in the way? In 'Rising Sun' (1993), based on the novel by Michael Crichton, Web Smith (Wesley Snipes) is the LAPD detective investigating the death of a beautiful woman in the boardroom of one of the most prominent Japanese companies in America. Assisted by wise John Connor (Sean Connery), a golf-playing expert in Japanese culture, Smith's investigation takes him into the grey area between big business and organised crime, and sees him deal with both high-tech video manipulation and the occasional outbreak of martial arts action. Tia Carrere and supermodel Tatjana Patitz co-star.