|Action packed, cool and in your face. Enjoy the Samuel L. Jackson Ultimate Collection in this 3-pack, including SHAFT, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT and COACH CARTER.|
SHAFT: Who delivers ten times out of ten? Samuel L. Jackson is Shaft, the man and the movie. John Singleton (Boyz 'N' The Hood) directs this gritty, action-packed thriller. With Uncle John Shaft (Richard Rountree reprising his original role) as mentor, it's no surprise that today's Shaft is the coolest dude around. To stop a racist killer (Christian Bale), Shaft's got to track down the only eyewitness that can put him behind bars (Toni Colette). As Shaft closes in, so does the danger. Armed with attitude and up against corrupt cops and venomous druglords, he's out to make crime pay up.
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT: Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson deliver electrifying performances in this "tense, superbly-directed and top drawer drama" (Jeffrey Lyons, NBC-TV) about what happens when the rules that command a soldier become the rules that condemn him. Colonel Terry Childers (Jackson) is a patriot and war hero. But when a peacekeeping mission he leads in Yemen goes terribly wrong, he finds himself facing a court martial. Accused of breaking the rules of engagement by killing unarmed civilians, Childers' only hope of vindication rests with comrade-in-arms Hays Hodges (Tommy Lee Jones), a military lawyer of questionable abilities. Together, they face the battle of their lives. Directed by Oscar-winning director William Friedkin and co-starring Guy Pearce, Bruce Greenwood, Anne Archer and Academy Award-winner Ben Kingsley, Rules of Engagement is "a magnificent movie you must see" (Larry King, USA Today).
COACH CARTER: Based on an incredible true story, Coach Carter is the inspirational account of controversial basketball coach Ken Carter (Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson), who received both high praise and staunch criticism when he made national news for a gymnasium "lockout" of his entire undefeated team for poor academic performance.
With the players, the parents, and the community rallying to get the team back on the court, Carter must overcome the obstacles of his environment and show the young men a future that stretches beyond gangs, drugs, prison and even basketball.
"[Shaft] Finally, someone has remembered how to remake a slick, bang-bang action movie Jay Carr, Boston Globe
"[Coach] One of Samuel L. Jackson's best performances. Jeffrey Lyons, NBC
Editor's NoteSamuel L. Jackson is the undisputed King of Cool in this trio of Hollywood blockbusters that show off his versatile acting range: an inspirational sports drama, COACH CARTER (2005); a tense military thriller, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (2000); and an action-packed remake of the 1970s blaxploitation classic, SHAFT (2000). See individual titles for plot details.
|Samuel L. Jackson|
|Tommy Lee Jones|
|John Singleton - [Shaft] Director|
|Thomas Carter - [Coach] Director|
|William Friedkin - [Rules] Director|
Image Award (2001)
|Samuel L. Jackson, Nominee, [Shaft] Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture|
|Vanessa Williams, Nominee, [Shaft] Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture|
|Blair Underwood, Winner, [Rules] Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture|
MTV Award (2005)
|Ashanti, Nominee, [Coach] Breakthrough Female|