Ultimate Classics Collection, The
This DVD Boxset features the following films: The Thomas Crown Affair, The Magnificent Seven, The Mechanic, A Bridge Too Far, The Great Escape, The Comancheros.
The Thomas Crown Affair
Starring Steve McQueen (The Great Escape) and Faye Dunaway (Network), this classic suspense thriller has all the dazzling personality of the intriguing crime it portrays. Debonair tycoon Thomas Crown (McQueen) masterminds a daring bank job simply for the thrill of the heist. But he meets his match when sexy investigator Vicky Anderson (Dunaway) takes the case. Playing a seductive game of cat and mouse, she tries to get her man by teasing him with the one thing he can’t own — her.
The Magnificent Seven
Spectacular gun battles, epic-sized heroes and an all-star cast that includes Academy Award winners Yul Brynner and James Coburn, together with Steve McQueen, Eli Wallach and Charles Bronson, make The Magnificent Seven a legend among westerns. Spawning three sequels and a successful television series, and featuring Elmer Bernstein's Oscar-nominated score, this stunning remake of The Seven Samurai is "a hard-pounding adventure" (Newsweek) and "an enduringly popular" (Leonard Maltin) cinematic classic. Merciless Calvera (Wallach) and his band of ruthless outlaws are terrorizing a poor Mexican village, and even the bravest lawmen can't stop them. Desperate, the locals hire Chris Adams (Brynner) and six other gunfighters to defend them. With time running out before Calvera's next raid, the heroic seven must prepare the villagers for battle and help them find the courage to take back their town or die trying!
Charles Bronson delivers [in this] action-drenched (Variety) gangster thriller that delves into the dangerous minds of the underworld's most elite killers. Visually alive (Cue) and 'totally engrossing (The Hollywood Reporter), The Mechanic is a movie you won't want to miss! Arthur Bishop (Bronson) is a mob hit man who operates in a world of his own an uncompromising world where conventional rules of morality don't apply and where one wrong move could cost himhis life! He's always worked alone but, as age catches up with him, Bishop takes on a competent andruthless apprentice (Jan-Michael Vincent) and teaches him everything he knows. Together they becomean unmatchable team of globetrotting killers until the pupil's ruthlessness puts him on a collisioncourse with his teacher!
A Bridge Too Far
Boasting an all-star cast and "awesome technical achievement" (Variety), this landmark film masterfully recreates one of the most disastrous battles of World War II. An historic telling of the failed attempt to capture several bridges to Germany in a campaign called Operation Market-Garden.
The Great Escape
In 1943, the Germans opened Stalag Luft III, a maximum-security prisoner-of-war camp designed to hold even the craftiest escape artists. In doing so, however, the Nazis unwittingly assembled the finest escape team in military history — brilliantly portrayed here by Steve McQueen, James Garner, Charles Bronson and James Coburn — who worked on what became the largest prison breakout ever attempted.
Texas Ranger Jake Cutter arrests gambler Paul Regret, but soon finds himself teamed with his prisoner in an undercover effort to defeat a band of renegade arms merchants and thieves known as Comancheros.
|Actors||Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson|
|Label||20th Century Fox|
|Consumer Advice||Medium level violence, low level coarse language|
|Year of Release||1961|
|Primary Format - Movies/TV||DVD|