The Taking of Pelham 123/American Gangster/Inside Man/... DVD
Starring Denzel Washington, John Travolta, Luis Guzmán, Russell Crowe, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Queen Latifah, Angelina Jolie, Tom Hanks, Antonio Banderas, Jason Robards, Matthew Broderick, Morgan Freeman, Andre Braugher
Directed by Tony Scott
A collection of six Denzel Washington films. 'The Taking of Pelham 123' (2009) is a remake of the 1974 crime thriller of the same name, which starred Walter Matthau and Robert Shaw.
Denzel Washington takes over Matthau's role as Lieutenant Garber, a dispatcher for the New York City Transit Police who finds himself in a face-off with criminal mastermind Ryder (John Travolta, in the role originally played by Shaw). 'American Gangster' (2007), is a biopic of 1970s Harlem drug baron Frank Lucas.
When his boss dies, underworld driver Lucas (Washington) seizes his chance and begins to build his own criminal empire.
In the crime thriller 'Inside Man' (2006), Washington plays tough cop Keith Frazier, who finds himself drawn into a tense hostage situation when master criminal Dalton Russell's (Clive Owen) planned bank heist goes drastically wrong.
In 'The Bone Collector' (1999), when street cop Amelia Donaghy (Angelina Jolie) discovers a hideously mutilated corpse, her superiors call on forensics expert Lincoln Rhymes (Washington) to investigate.
Paralysed after an injury sustained in the line of duty, the case gives Rhymes a new lease of life, but he needs a reluctant Donaghy to do the legwork for him if he is to stop the murderer from striking again.
In 'Philadelphia' (1993), Tom Hanks' Oscar-winning performance as Andrew Beckett, a lawyer who is fired when his boss discovers that he has AIDS.
He then engages the services of homophobic lawyer Joe Miller (Washington) to take his company to court.
Finally, in the American Civil War drama 'Glory' (1989), Colonel Robert Gould Shaw (Matthew Broderick), a white northern officer, is given the unpopular job of leading the first all-black unit: the 54th Regiment of Massachusetts.
The company, which includes Emerson scholar Searles (Andre Braugher), gravedigger Rawlins (Morgan Freeman) and runaway slave Trip (Washington), are treated as inferiors by the white enlistees and other officers...
- Format: DVD
- Region: 2
- Certification: (18)
- EAN: 5050582799682
- Catalogue number: 8279968
- Studio: UCA
- Release date: 05/11/2012
- Genre: Drama
- Colour: Colour