Tigerland Thin Red Line

06/06/2005
  |  Buy to Own: 06/06/2005
  |  259 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Box-set containing two popular war movies. In 'Tigerland' (2000), new army recruit Jim Paxton (Matthew Davis) arrives at Fort Polk for basic training. He soon makes friends with the rebellious Roland Bozz (Colin Farrell), a soldier who is doing everything he can to get himself thrown out of the army. Bozz has plans to escape to Mexico, but Paxton refuses to go with him, arguing that if he doesn't go to Vietnam, then somebody else will have to go in his place. However, when Bozz makes an enemy of his vengeful and sadistic fellow recruit Wilson (Shea Whigham), the need to get out of the army becomes even more pressing. 'The Thin Red Line' (1998) is set in 1942 and was Terrence Malick's first film for twenty years. As US soldiers land on the island of Guadalcanal, hoping to capture it from the Japanese, the job of venturing into the jungle falls to the 'C for Charlie' company and the troops are faced by both the enemy and struggles within their own camp. The war takes a heavy toll upon the young soldiers, leading them on a path of disillusion and possibly death.