| War Hero Collection (Blu-ray) |
A critically acclaimed film that won a total of eight 1970 Academy Awards (Including Best Picture), Patton is a riveting portrait of one of the 20th century's greatest military geniuses. One of it's Oscars went to George Patton, the only Allied general truly feared by the Nazis. Charismatic and Flamboyant, Patton designed his own uniforms, sported ivory-handled six-shooters, and believed he was a warrior in past lives. He outmanuevered Rommel in Africa, and after D-Day led his troops in an unstoppable campaign across Europe. But he was rebellious as well in sight and poignancy, his own volatile personailty was one enemy he could never defeat.
Fighter navigator Chris Burnett (Owen Wilson) wants out of the Navy: he was looking for something more than boring recon missions he's been flying. He finds himself the lone Christmas day mission over war-torn Bosnia. But, when he talks pilot Stackhouse into flying slightly off-course to check out an interesting target, the two get shot down. Burnett is soon alone, trying to outrun a pursuing army, while commanding officer Reigert (Gene Hackman) finds his rescue operation hamstrung by politics, forcing Burnett to run far out of his way.
Real-life story of a US fighter pilot Dengler, shot down and captured during the Vietnam War. Christian Bale as Dengler, plans a death-defying escape.
Editor's NoteTaken together, the three very different classics in this triple feature cover all aspects of war-movie heroism. Included here are George C. Scott?s legendary portrait of a leader in PATTON; Owen Wilson as a lone soldier against all odds in the action-heavy BEHIND ENEMY LINES; and Christian Bale taking direction from filmmaker Werner Herzog in RESCUE DAWN, a harrowing true story of endurance and escape. See individual titles for complete details.
|George C. Scott|
|Franklin J. Schaffner - Director|
|Werner Herzog - Director|
|John Moore - Director|