Collection of five films in the 'Spider-Man' franchise. 'Spider-Man' (2002) stars Tobey Maguire as high school student Peter Parker who is bitten by a genetically-altered spider while on a visit to a scientific institute. Soon, he begins to experience unusual side effects such as increased strength, enhanced wall-climbing skills, and the ability to spin webs out of his wrists. Peter first attempts to make use of these skills to impress the girl next door Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst), but after his Uncle Ben (Cliff Robertson) is killed in an armed robbery, he is compelled to work for the greater good and reinvents himself as Spider-Man, the enemy of criminals everywhere. Meanwhile, arms manufacturer Norman Osborn (Willem Dafoe) transforms himself into the Green Goblin, begins to terrorise the city, and lays down the gauntlet to Spider-Man by abducting his beloved Mary Jane. 'Spider-Man 2' (2004) picks up the story two years on as the superhero struggles to keep his normal life as Peter Parker and his secret life as Spider-Man separate. When his love Mary Jane announces her engagement to another man, Spider-Man temporarily loses his powers as his emotions take over his body. After his best friend Harry Osborn (James Franco) takes a job working for scientist Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina), Peter discovers Octavius' plans to transform himself into a supervillain and take over the world. Can Spider-Man get his powers back in time to save the world? In 'Spider-Man 3' (2007), Peter's former friend Harry takes over his father's duties as the Green Goblin and sets his sights on revenge against the crime-fighting Spider-Man. Meanwhile, Flint Marko (Thomas Haden Church), the man who killed Peter's Uncle Ben, has been transformed into the shape-shifting Sandman and becomes another evil for Spider-Man to overcome. 'The Amazing Spider-Man' (2012) sees Andrew Garfield take on the role of the superhero. When Peter Parker was abandoned by his parents as a young boy, he was left to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) and Aunt May (Sally Field). Always wondering about the circumstances that surrounded his parents' departure, Peter goes on a quest to find some answers. In 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' (2014), Spider-Man's work-life balance is holding up extremely well as he spends his days as Peter Parker with his girlfriend Gwen (Emma Stone) and his nights leaping between New York's skyscrapers making the city a safer place. However, the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), a figure with electromagnetic powers, poses Spider-Man's biggest challenge to date.
Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson reunite for this eighth instalment in the 'Fast and Furious' action thriller franchise, directed by F. Gary Gray. Having been exonerated after helping stop rogue special forces assassin Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) in the last outing, the team are left shocked when their leader and friend Dominic Toretto (Diesel) betrays them after being seduced into a world of crime by international cyber-terrorist Cipher (Charlize Theron). Teaming up with DSS agent Hobbs (Johnson) and former nemesis Shaw, Pearce (Tyrese Gibson), Tej (Ludacris) and the rest of the gang must set out on a dangerous mission to take down their new enemy and bring Toretto home. The cast also includes Michelle Rodriguez, Kurt Russell, Scott Eastwood and Nathalie Emmanuel.
Alex Kurtzman directs this big budget reboot of the supernatural action adventure series starring Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella. After discovering the tomb of ancient Egyptian princess Ahmanet (Boutella), soldier Nick Morton (Cruise) teams up with archaeologist Jenny Halsey (Annabelle Wallis) to retrieve the sarcophagus and transport it back to Britain. Now released from her ancient prison, Ahmanet unleashes terror on the city of London as she attempts to fulfil the destiny that was once taken from her. Meanwhile, after being informed by Dr Henry Jekyll (Russell Crowe) that he has been chosen as part of Ahmanet's plan for world domination, Nick faces a race against time to find a way to stop her before it's too late.
Adam McKay co-writes and directs this financial drama starring Brad Pitt, Steve Carell, Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling. The film follows eccentric financial analyst Michael Burry (Bale) as he uncovers an impending crash in the housing market and puts together a plan to profit from it. As Burry's predictions are spread by those who believe he is mad, a small number of people, including Jared Vennett (Gosling), Ben Rickert (Pitt) and Mark Baum (Carell), get on board with his idea in the hope of saving their assets. The supporting cast includes Selena Gomez, Rafe Spall and Karen Gillan. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (Bale), winning for Best Adapted Screenplay. The film also won the BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Elijah Wood stars in this remake of director William Lustig's 1980 horror classic of the same name. To say that Frank (Wood) is a troubled young man would be an understatement - as the ever-growing number of young women he has murdered since the death of his mother (America Olivo), with whom he enjoyed an unhealthily close relationship, demonstrates only too well. Frank runs a mannequin store and likes to apply the scalps of his victims to the models in his spare time. However, when beautiful young artist Anna (Nora Arnezeder) wanders into the store and talks about making use of its resources for an exhibition she is planning, she presents Frank with a troubling quandary. Anna appears to offer the possibility of a human relationship that will fill the void created by his mother's death, but she also excites his desire to kill and possess. Will Frank be able to overcome his homicidal urges?
F.W. Murnau's silent vampire classic. Count Orlok (Max Schreck) decides to move from his ruined castle to the city of Wisborg and hires real estate agent Thomas Hutter (Gustav von Wangenheim) to make the arrangements for him. But Orlok is also the vampire Nosferatu and when he takes a shine to Hutter's young wife Ellen (Greta Schröder), it seems that the worst is indeed possible.
Trilogy of dark thrillers by Korean director Chan Wook Park. In the first film, 'Sympathy for Mr Vengeance' (2002), deaf mute Ryu (Shin Ha-Kyun) has saved all his hard-earned money for his sister who requires a kidney transplant. He has the wrong blood type to be able to donate one of his kidneys, so he arranges a trade with a group of black-market organ dealers: one of his kidneys and 10 million won in return for their finding a kidney for his sister. Just as the criminals renege on the deal, a legitimate kidney becomes available for transplant. Unfortunately, Ryu no longer has the 10 million won required for the hospital to perform the operation. In retaliation, he and his political activist girlfriend kidnap his former boss's daughter - but events quickly spiral quickly out of control... The second film, 'OldBoy' (2003), is another vibrant and twisted revenge thriller. Oh Dae-Su (Choi Min-Sik) has never taken his role as husband and father seriously and has just been released from police custody for drunk and disorderly behaviour on his own baby daughter's birthday. When he finds himself in solitary confinement in a prison cell after being mysteriously abducted on the street, he has no idea what is going on or why. A year into his imprisonment, he learns from the small television in his cell that his wife is dead, and that he himself is suspected of the crime. When, fifteen years later, he is released as suddenly and inexplicably as he was detained, he is determined to track down his tormentors and wreak his revenge. But little does he know that his kidnappers have even worse horrors in store for him... In 'Lady Vengeance' (2005), Geum-ja Lee (Yeong-ae Lee) is a young woman who works for underworld crime boss Mr Baek (Min-sik Choi). Taking the fall for the abduction and murder of a child, Geum-ja is sent to prison at the age of 19. When she realises that she has been framed by Mr Baek himself, she spends 13 years in prison planning her revenge. On her release, she exacts her vengeance against Mr Baek's goons, before a final confrontation with the mentor who betrayed her.
Ed Speleers stars in this British horror directed by Paul Hyett. As young ticket inspector Joe (Speleers) prepares to embark on his final journey of the day on the 23.59 train to Eastborough, the motley crew of passengers on board do their best to make his job even harder. When the train comes to a sudden stop in the middle of nowhere, the driver announces that they have hit something on the track. As he goes out to investigate the scene, Joe and the passengers become increasingly uneasy when the driver fails to return. When they hear a strange howling sound coming from the woods, the unlikely group realise that they must work together if they ever want to make it home...
Ti West writes and directs this horror film set in a haunted hotel. The run-down Yankee Pedlar Inn is about to close owing to lack of business, and two slacker 20-something employees, Claire (Sara Paxton) and Luke (Pat Healy), have been left in charge for its final weekend. Eager to prove the rumours of hauntings and paranormal phenomena, the pair decided to set a camera rolling. Disturbing events soon begin to unfold as the hotel's less-than-desirable former residents check in for one last stay.
Triple bill of action dramas, directed by Wilson Yip, based on the young adulthood of renowned martial arts teacher Ip Man (Donnie Yen), purveyor of the art of Wing Chun to students including Bruce Lee. 'Ip Man' (2008) begins in the 1930s in Foshan, a Chinese town famed for its many martial arts schools, and tells the story of Ip's growing reputation as a Wing Chun master against the backdrop of the Japanese invasion that robs him of his personal wealth and status. 'Ip Man 2' (2010) follows Ip as he flees the Japanese and moves to Hong Kong. There, he decides to set up a school for the art of Wing Chun. When a battle is won by one of his pupils, Ip clashes with a rival school master, Hung Quan (Sammo Hung Kam-Bo), who demands that he fight every martial arts teacher in the area in order to prove himself. However, when an arrogant Western boxer, Twister (Darren Shahlavi), is introduced to humiliate the local fighters at a boxing competition, they forget their differences and band together to defeat him. 'Ip Man 3' (2015) begins with Ip settling into his quiet life as a Wing Chun teacher in Hong Kong. But after a group of gangsters try to take over the city, starting with Ip's son's school, Ip is forced to step in to stop them.
Double bill of action comedies. In 'Bad Boys' (1995) Detectives Lowrey (Will Smith) and Burnett (Martin Lawrence) must catch the thief who stole $100 million worth of confiscated heroin from under their noses to save their department from being closed down by the FBI. Beautiful, but not altogether trustworthy witness Julie (Téa Leoni) comes forward to help the two cops, who both fall for her straight away. This leads to a series of identity changes, bed-hopping and bullet dodging. In the sequel, 'Bad Boys II' (2003), detectives Lowrey and Burnett are investigating an ecstasy drug ring on the streets of Miami after being assigned to a high-tech task force. Their inquiries lead them to the vicious Cuban Johnny Tapia (Jordi Mollà), but as usual things do not go according to plan as tensions mount between the two cops. Explosions and violent gun battles ensue as they wreak a path of destruction in the pursuit of justice...
Complete collection of action films based on the popular computer game. In 'Resident Evil' (2002) a virus has been sealed in an underground research centre known as the Hive, and Alice (Milla Jovovich) and Rain (Michelle Rodriguez) are sent in with a team of commandos to destroy it. However, they have failed to anticipate that all the employees who were trapped in the Hive with the virus, and thought to be dead, have been turned into the living dead and one scratch from them can cause the recipient to become like them... In 'Resident Evil: Apocalypse' (2004) Alice finds herself stuck in the contaminated Raccoon City after the re-opening of the deadly Hive. The infamous Umbrella Corporation has banned anyone from leaving in case of possible infection with the outside world. Along with other survivors Jill Valentine (Sienna Guillory) and Carlos Oliviera (Oded Fehr), Alice must fight for her survival, and do all she can to escape the nightmare necropolis. Together, the small band of survivors seeks out eminent scientist Dr Charles Ashford (Jared Harris), the only man with the knowledge to help them out of their awful entrapment - but they soon discover that Ashford's co-operation comes at a heavy price. In the third film, 'Resident Evil: Extinction' (2007), Alice is alone, years after the Raccoon City disaster, and aware that she has become a liability and likely to endanger those around her. She is struggling to survive and bring down the Umbrella Corporation led by the sinister Albert Wesker (Jason O'Mara) and head researcher Dr. Isaacs (Iain Glen). Meanwhile, travelling through the Nevada Desert and the ruins of Las Vegas, Carlos Oliviera, L.J. (Mike Epps), and new survivors K-Mart (Spencer Locke), Claire Redfield (Ali Larter), and Betty (Ashanti) are fighting to survive against hordes of zombies, killer crows and other terrible creatures spawned by the deadly T-virus that has killed millions. In 'Resident Evil: Afterlife' (2010) Alice continues her fight against the Umbrella Corporation. Following new information, she heads to Los Angeles where she seeks out any survivors of the T-virus epidemic. The group of survivors, including Jill Valentine and Claire Redfield, attempt to strengthen their numbers and find refuge, but can they escape the zombie-infested city before it's too late? In 'Resident Evil: Retribution' (2012) Alice finds herself at the very heart of Umbrella's operation facility, having been captured by the organisation. Aware that Umbrella hold the secret to her past, Alice sets out to explore the facility in search of the truth and those responsible for the initial virus outbreak. Along the way she teams up with other survivors of the disaster as the battle against Umbrella and the zombies rages on. Finally, in 'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter' (2016), humanity is on the brink of extinction as Alice returns to Raccoon City to try to stop Umbrella from launching one final attack on the remaining survivors. If she is to stand a chance at stopping the attack, Alice must join forces with anyone willing to help and be prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice for the good of the human race.
Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin and Sam Worthington star in this adventure thriller directed by Baltasar Kormákur. The film tells the story of the 1996 climbing expedition in which two groups, led by Rob Hall (Clarke) and Scott Fischer (Gyllenhaal), attempted to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Although the two groups had plentiful experience and had trained to deal with the adverse conditions and low oxygen levels that are present at such a high altitude, nothing could prepare them for the freak storm which hit during the expedition...
US horror sequel written and directed by Don Mancini. The film follows Nica Pierce (Fiona Dourif), a young girl locked up in a psychiatric hospital after being convicted of killing her family. Adamant that she is innocent and that the murders were committed by the possessed 'Good Guy' doll Chucky (voice of Brad Dourif), Nica is horrified when her psychiatrist brings her a similar doll in an attempt to help her get over her fears. When a new wave of murders then take place at the hospital, Chucky's original victim Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent) arrives to help Nica fight back.
Yimou Zhang directs this big budget action adventure starring Matt Damon, Tian Jing and Pedro Pascal. After travelling thousands of miles to China in search of a mystical weapon, mercenaries William Garin (Damon) and Pero Tovar (Pascal) join forces with an elite army of soldiers making a valiant stand against a swarm of ancient creatures. Upon learning that the Great Wall of China serves as the last barrier keeping the world safe from the mysterious threat from the lands beyond, Garin and Tovar vow to join the battle and help Chinese Commander Lin Mei (Jing) and her forces in their epic fight for survival. The cast also includes Willem Dafoe, Andy Lau and Han Lu.
Triple bill of cult action features starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. In 'Black Eagle' (1988), a top secret US tracking device goes missing when the F-111 fighter jet transporting it is shot out of the sky. The KGB, led by the infamous Andrei (Van Damme), have the upper hand in their race with the CIA to retrieve it, until the Americans level the playing field by enlisting the help of martial arts expert Ken Tani (Shô Kosugi), code-named the Black Eagle. In 'Lionheart' (1990), Van Damme stars as tough French legionnaire Lyon Gaultier, who goes absent without leave when his brother is fatally wounded during a botched drug deal. He travels to New York where he is soon making money for his brother's widow (Lisa Pelikan) and child (Ashley Johnson) as a bare-knuckle boxer. But the Foreign Legion is on his trail and his new boss Cynthia (Deborah Rennard) is soon taking bets on his forthcoming death. In 'Death Warrant' (1990), renegade cop Louis Burke (Van Damme) poses as a prison inmate in order to investigate a series of suspicious murders in the maximum-security Harrison Penitentiary in California. Burke must use his full arsenal of martial arts skills when he uncovers the truth about the killings and is forced to attempt a daring escape after his true identity is revealed to his fellow prisoners.
World War II prequel following the journey of a group of airborne infantry soldiers who are parachuted into occupied France in 1944. The Parachute Regimental Combat Team jumped into the south of France on the 15th of August 1944, landing behind enemy lines. The men's mission was to help clear a path for the main bulk of British and US soldiers advancing towards Berlin. However, landing in occupied territory is always a dangerous business and the soldiers soon find themselves fighting in close combat with German troops and teaming up with members of the French resistance who seek their help. Corbin Allred, David Nibley and Jasen Wade star.
Chuck Norris and Louis Gossett Jr star as mercenaries hired to track down a hidden cache of Aztec treasure in this action adventure. Max Dornigan (Norris) and his partner Leo Porter (Gossett Jr) embark upon a search for hidden treasure in Central America after being shown an intriguing map by the mysterious Patricia Goodwin (Melody Anderson). But in their quest for gold, they are met by the powerful guardian known as the Firewalker who doesn't want to give up its ancestors' sacred treasure.
Yul Brynner returns in this sequel to the cult sci-fi film 'Westword'; now that the entire resort has been rebuilt. Investigative reporters Tracey Ballard (Blythe Danner) and Chuck Browing (Peter Fonda) cover the opening of Futureworld. However, they soon begin to realise that, once again, there is something wrong (and possibly fatal) with this hi-tech paradise.
Collection of 18 films and documentaries from acclaimed German director Werner Herzog, famed for his blending of documentary realism with heightened stylisation. In 'Aguirre, Wrath of God' (1972), a Spanish expedition led by Lope de Aguirre (Klaus Kinski) aims to cross the Peruvian Sierras in search of the legendary Inca city of El Dorado. 'The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser' (1974) stars Bruno Schleinstein as the title character, telling the true story of the German boy who spent the first two decades of his life chained up in a cellar. Set in 18th Century Bolivia, 'Heart of Glass' (1976) stars Josef Bierbichler as Hias, a man with supernatural foresight who predicts a fire that will destroy the town's glassblowing factory. 'Stroszek' (1977) stars Schleinstein as a Berlin street performer recently released from prison who tries to get his life back on track with the help of his prostitute friend Eva (Eva Mattes). 'Nosferatu, the Vampyre' (1979) stars Kinski as the infamous Count Dracula, a peculiarly pale man with a penchant for vampirism. 'Woyzeck' (1979) is a film adaptation of the play by George Büchner telling the story of a lowly soldier who works all the hours he can to provide for his illegitimate child. In 'Fitzcarraldo' (1982), a budding rubber baron sets about trying to transport a steamship over a hill that hides access to an area rich in rubber. The film is based on true events. 'Cobra Verde' (1987) is a drama based on the novel 'The Viceroy of Ouidah' by Bruce Chatwin which sees a dissolute Brazilian rancher who has resulted to working on a gold mine after his land was destroyed by a drought. Short films and documentaries also featured in this collection include 'The Unprecedented Defence of the Fortress Deutschkreuz' (1967), 'Last Words' (1968), 'Precautions Against Fanatics' (1969), 'Handicapped Future' (1970), 'Fata Morgana' (1971), 'Land of Silence and Darkness' (1971), 'The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner' (1975), 'How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck' (1976), 'Huie's Sermon' (1980) and 'God's Angry Man' (1980).