Dreamer Lassie Valiant

  |  Buy to Own: 16/10/2006
  |  311 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Box set containing three popular adventure movies. 'Dreamer' (2005) stars Kurt Russell and Dakota Fanning. Ben Crane (Russell) is a once-great horseman whose gifts as a trainer are now making other men's fortunes. Sonador 'called Sonya' was a great horse whose promising future is suddenly cut short by a broken leg. As good as dead to her owner, who also happens to be Ben's boss, Sonya is given to Ben as severance pay, along with his walking papers. It will take the unwavering faith and determination of Ben's young daughter, Cale (Fanning), to bring these two damaged souls together in the quest for a seemingly impossible win in the breeders' Cup Classic. The true miracle might be that, in helping this injured horse, what they are actually healing is their own family. 'Lassie' (2005) is set on the eve of World War II in a Yorkshire mining town. The Carraclough family fall on hard times and have to sell Lassie to the Duke of Rudling (Peter O'Toole). Transported to the Duke's remote castle in the north of Scotland, Lassie is determined to escape from the clutches of the Duke and his evil trainer. The pretty collie makes a herculean effort to get home for Christmas with the family she loves. 'Valiant' (2005) is an animated tale inspired by the true-life story of carrier pigeons who were trained to carry vital information for the Allied forces across the English Channel during World War II, this computer-animated adventure comedy focuses on Valiant (voice of Ewan McGregor), a wood pigeon who has volunteered to do his part for England. While Valiant believes in the cause, he's not exactly a quick study. His new pal Bugsy (voice of Ricky Gervais) is a vermin-carrying former denizen of Trafalgar Square and fares even worse in the courage department. However, when one of the key British birds, Mercury (voice of John Cleese), is captured by notorious Nazi falcon Von Talon (voice of Tim Curry), Valiant and his crew must spring into action to keep the lines of communication open in time for D-day. Along the way, Valiant also finds time to romance avian nurse Victoria (voice of Olivia Williams) and French resistance agent Charles De Girl (voice of Sharon Horgan).