Memphis Belle/Aviator 2pk

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Studio Warner
SKU 204408393
UPC 085391165965
UPC 14 00085391165965
Format DVD
Keywords
Action
Adventure
Airplanes
Heroes
High Flying
True Story
Editors Note
Note MEMPHIS BELLE: The brave young men of the B-17 flying fortress named Memphis Belle have just one more mission to fly over Nazi-occupied Europe and they will be on their way home to a hero's welcome. But this 25th mission will also be their most dangerous. ^THE AVIATOR: Martin Scorsese's THE AVIATOR is a lavish spectacle of a motion picture that harks back to Hollywood's Golden Era in telling the story of Howard Hughes, one of 20th-century America's most pioneering and influential figures. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the eccentric billionaire, Scorsese's biopic concentrates on Hughes's life between the 1920s and '40s, when he made striking contributions to both the film and aviation industries. At only 25 years of age, Hughes directed the most expensive film ever made up to that point, HELL'S ANGELS (1930), which Scorsese gleefully recreates here in all its sprawling, audacious glory. At the same time, he became known as an unabashed playboy, bedding the likes of Jean Harlow (singer Gwen Stefani), Ava Gardner (Kate Beckinsale), and Katherine Hepburn (a brilliant Cate Blanchett). In the mid-'30s, he turned his attention to the aviation industry, where he quickly became world-renowned for shattering speed and distance records. He also continued to test the limits of flight technology, building bigger, faster, and stronger aircrafts. All the while, he struggled with an obsessive-compulsive disorder that sent him into a full-fledged tailspin after a near-fatal plane crash. The film concludes with Hughes being called before the Senate in 1947 to defend himself against the nefarious Senator Owen Brewster (Alan Alda), who accused Hughes of taking money from the United States government during wartime.^Stunningly photographed by Robert Richardson, Scorsese's nearly three-hour drama features an impassioned performance by DiCaprio, who is also credited as an executive producer. Although she appears in less than a third of the film, Blanchett delivers a performance that cements her status as one of the finest actresses ever to appear on the big screen.
Directors
Michael Caton-Jones
Martin Scorsese
Actors
Leonardo DiCaprio
Cate Blanchett
Matthew Modine
Cast & Crew
Leonardo DiCaprio - Star
Cate Blanchett - Star
Matthew Modine - Star
Michael Caton-Jones - Director
Martin Scorsese - Director
Technical Info
Catalog ID 116596
UPC 00085391165965
Number of Discs 2
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Features
DVD
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