21 Grams/Ronin/The Usual Suspects (DVD Boxset)

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21 Grams/Ronin/The Usual Suspects (DVD Boxset)

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Released: 08/06/09

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Synopsis

Features the films: 21 GRAMS, RONIN and THE USUAL SUSPECTS




21 GRAMS – Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (AMORES PERROS) directs this staggeringly intense drama concerning three families whose lives fatefully intertwine through a series of tragic events. With jumbled chronology that jumps from one shocking event to the next in an increasingly chaotic maelstrom, 21 GRAMS is relentlessly gritty in its content and its aesthetics. The title refers to the amount of weight that a human body loses at the moment death arrives, but the story begs the question How much is gained.




RONIN – Davd Mamet wrote this screenplay under the name Richard Weisz, as a gun for hire, much like the master-less samurai of the film's title, who roamed Japan in the 19th century, loyal only to themselves. A group of men with highly developed skills are called to a meeting in a deserted warehouse in Paris. Sam (Robert De Niro), an American, may be ex-CIA, Vincent (Jean Reno), the terminally cool Frenchman, Russian computer whiz Gregor (Stellan Skarsgaard), presumably ex-KGB, Spence (Sean Bean), a British demolitions man, and Larry (Skipp Suddith), another Yank, round out the team. They've been hired by the IRA, through liaison Deirdre (Natascha McElhone), to steal a briefcase of unknown contents somewhere in Europe. As the unit races from one spectacular location on the French Riviera to another, the Tec-9 reigns, the body count mounts, some Russian gangsters get into the act, and the betrayals come fast.




THE USUAL SUSPECTS – Director Bryan Singer's labyrinthine crime drama centres on five career criminals (played by Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Spacey, Benicio Del Toro, Kevin Pollak, and Stephen Baldwin) who meet after being rounded up for a standard police line-up. Upon their release, the men band together to pulloff an intricate heist involving $3 million worth of emeralds. Their success brings them to the attention of the enigmatic Keyser Soze, an unseen, nefarious, and mythic underworld crime figure who coerces them into pulling off an important and highly dangerous job. The scenes that follow make THE USUAL SUSPECTS one of the most fascinating crime thrillers in cinema history.

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Cast & Crew

Actor
Charlotte Gainsbourg
Gabriel Byrne
Sean Bean
Naomi Watts
Kevin Spacey
Robert De Niro
Jean Reno
Sean Penn
Stephen Baldwin
Natascha McElhone
Kevin Pollak
Stellan Skarsgaard
Voice
Justin Timberlake
Director
Alejandro Gonzalez~Bryan~John Inarritu~Singer~Frankenheimer

Key Information

Classification
18
Duration (mins)
347
UV Copy Included
N
Type
DVD
Studio
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Number Of Discs
3
Production
production
Boxset
Y
Region
2
Genre
Action & Adventure
Drama

Variant

Type
DVD

Features

Language
English
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