Steven Spielberg: Director's Collection Blu-ray
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Collection of eight films directed by Steven Spielberg.
In 'Duel' (1972), businessman David Mann (Dennis Weaver) is driving on a lonely stretch of highway when he notices that he is being followed by a huge, menacing diesel truck.
The truck then starts trying to push him off the road, and despite Mann's attempts to defuse the situation, it soon has him engaged in a punishing duel to the death.
In 'The Sugarland Express' (1974), Goldie Hawn stars as Lou Jean Poplin, the wife of hapless small-town crook Clovis Poplin (William Atherton).
She persuades him to escape from prison and go on the run with their baby, to stop welfare authorities putting the child into care.
In 'Jaws' (1975), a large man-eating shark wreaks havoc off the coast of Long Island whilst local sheriff Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) finds himself caught between a panicking community and a town council eager to play down the reported deaths.
However, the mounting bodycount cannot be ignored, so Brody heads off on a shark hunt, accompanied by marine biologist Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) and salty old sea-dog Quint (Robert Shaw). '1941' (1979) is set in the paranoid Hollywood community during World War Two, when Tinseltown braced itself for an imminent attack by the Japanese just three days after the attack on Pearl Harbour.
In 'ET - The Extraterrestrial' (1982) Young Elliott (Henry Thomas) has not had a happy home life since his parents split up.
Living with his mother, Mary (Dee Wallace Stone), he is constantly fighting with his older brother, Michael (Robert MacNaughton), and little sister, Gertie (Drew Barrymore).
When Elliott finds an alien in his backyard one night, he takes the creature in, christening him 'ET' and aiding him in his efforts to contact his mother ship.
ET has various amazing powers, including the ability to heal and make objects levitate, but his growing bond with Elliott is threatened by the fact that government officials are already trying to track him down.
In 'Always' (1989), Pete Sandich (Dreyfuss) is a daredevil pilot who dies while fighting a raging forest fire with his true love Dorinda Durston (Holly Hunter) and best buddy Al Yackey (John Goodman).
Dorinda is so distraught at his passing that Pete decides to come back as a ghost and sets about helping her find happiness with another man.
In 'Jurassic Park' (1993), eccentric scientist John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) plans to open a theme park populated by live dinosaurs which have been genetically engineered from DNA found in a preserved prehistoric mosquito.
Archaeologists Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) are invited to view the park, along with chaos theory expert Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), only to find themselves being hunted when the dinosaurs break free.
Finally, in 'The Lost World - Jurassic Park 2' (1997), four years on from the events at Jurassic Park on the island of Isla Nubar, dinosaurs have bred on the neighbouring site of Isla Sorna.
The park's founder, John Hammond (Attenborough), sends in chaos theoretician Ian Malcolm (Goldblum) to investigate.
Malcolm's girlfriend Sarah (Julianne Moore) is already on the island, but they are unaware that a rival expedition is on its way in an attempt to capture the dinosaurs and take them back to the mainland.
- Format: Blu-ray
- Region: B
- Certification: (TBA)
- EAN: 5053083016326
- Catalogue number: 8301632
- Studio: Universal Pictures
- Release date: 13/10/2014
- Genre: Science Fiction
- Colour: Colour