Blow your heist movie fan's mind by giving them all four films in the Ocean's series, including the original 1960 Frank Sinatra/Rat Pack classic.
Oceans 11 (2001) Danny Ocean (George Clooney) likes taking chances. All he asks is that his handpicked squad of 10 grifters and cons play the game like they have nothing to lose. If all goes right, the payoff will be a fat $150 million. Oceans 12 (2004) They're back. And then some. Twelve is the new eleven when Danny Ocean and pals return in a sequel to the cool caper that saw them pull off a $160 million heist. But $160 million doesn't go as far as it used to. It's time to pull off another stunner of a plan. Exciting locations include Amsterdam, Paris and Rome, the direction again of Steven Soderbergh and the original cast plus Catherine Zeta Jones and others. Oceans 13 (2007) Danny Ocean rounds up the boys for the most dazzling heist yet, after casino owner Willy Bank (Al Pacino) double-crosses one of the eleven, Reuben Tishkoff (Elliott Gould). George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and more re-team with director Steven Soderbergh for a split-second caper that stacks the deck with wit, style and cool.
Betrayal follows the taut minutes in which four Frenchmen rob a jewelry store. Directed by Jules Dassin.
Stanley Kubrick’s account of an ambitious racetrack robbery is one of Hollywood’s tautest, twistiest noirs. Aided by a radically time-shuffling narrative, razor-sharp dialogue from pulp novelist Jim Thompson, and a phenomenal cast of character actors, including Sterling Hayden (Dr. Strangelove), Coleen Gray (Red River), Timothy Carey (Paths of Glory), and Elisha Cook Jr. (The Maltese Falcon), The Killing is both a jaunty thriller and a cold-blooded punch to the gut. And with its precise tracking shots and gratifying sense of irony, it’s Kubrick to the core.
This tremendous noir heist movie includes Marilyn Monroe in one of her earliest roles!
In a smog-choked city somewhere in the American Midwest, an aging criminal mastermind, newly released from prison, hatches a plan for a million-dollar jewel heist and draws a wealthy lawyer and a cherry-picked trio of outlaws into his carefully devised but inevitably doomed scheme. Anchored by an abundance of nuanced performances from a gifted ensemble including a tight-jawed Sterling Hayden (Dr. Strangelove) and a sultry Marilyn Monroe (Some Like It Hot) in her breakout role this gritty crime classic by John Huston (The Maltese Falcon) climaxes in a meticulously detailed anatomy of a robbery that has reverberated through the genre ever since. An uncommonly naturalistic view of a seamy underworld, The Asphalt Jungle painstakingly depicts the calm professionalism and toughness of its gangster heroes while evincing a remarkable depth of compassion for their all-too-human fragility, and it showcases a master filmmaker at the height of his powers.
TWO-DVD SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
- New 2K digital restoration
- Audio commentary from 2004 by film historian Drew Casper, featuring recordings of actor James Whitmore
- New interviews with film noir historian Eddie Muller and cinematographer John Bailey
- Archival footage of writer-director John Huston discussing the film
- Pharos of Chaos, a 1983 documentary about actor Sterling Hayden
- Episode of the television program City Lights from 1979 featuring John Huston
- Audio excerpts of archival interviews with Huston
- Excerpts from footage of the 1983 AFI Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony honoring Huston, featuring actor Sam Jaffe and the filmmaker
- New English subtitle translation
- PLUS: An essay by critic Geoffrey O Brien - More!
Newcomer Owen Wilson, in a star-making performance, co-wrote the screenplay about three best friends who attempt to escape their suburban boredom through a life of crime. But these bickering, bumbling thieves are no match for the local "godfather" (James Caan) who leads them into the biggest heist of their careers. Co-starring Luke Wilson and Bob Musgrave in their film debuts.
One of the best parts about heist movies is comparing the versions. Be sure to give the original 1972 Steve McQueen thriller too!
Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin set the screen ablaze in this hot, steamy action-thriller that delivers rapid-fire excitement and heart-pounding suspense. When master criminal Doc McCoy (Baldwin) finds himself rotting in a squalid Mexican jail, a desperate Carol McCoy (Basinger) visits suave crime boss Jack Benyon (James Woods), hoping to strike a deal; her husband's freedom in exchange for his help in pulling off a multi-million dollar heist. But Benyon is much more interested in what Carol has to offer… Once Doc is free, he and Carol escape with the loot from a botched robbery and find themselves on the run from the law, from a vengeful cohort, and from Benyon's deadly hit quad. But there's a raw force even more powerful that threatens them on their wild race for the border. When Doc discovers how his liberty was bought, the boundaries of love, lust and greed are put to the ultimate test. Michael Madsen and Jennifer Tilly co-star in this explosive rollercoaster ride of passion, adventure and suspense that WNBC-TV calls "Escapist fun with non-stop action that never lets up!"
Get ready for action with this explosively exciting hit! On the streets they call cash dead presidents. And that's just what a Vietnam veteran (Larenz Tate -- MENACE II SOCIETY) is after when he returns home from the war only to find himself drawn into a life of crime. With the aid of his fellow vets he plans the ultimate heist -- a daring robbery of an armored car filled with unmarked U.S. currency! From the Hughes Brothers, acclaimed directors of the smash hit MENACE II SOCIETY -- you'll love every pulse-pounding second as these bold thieves risk it all for the score of a lifetime!
Bonnie and Clyde (DVD) (Rpkg)
Academy Award winners Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway star in thisgroundbreaking film as the glamorous couple of Depression-era bankrobbers Bonnie and Clyde.When Bonnie Parker (Dunaway) catches Clyde Barrow (Beatty) stealing hermother's car it's love at first sight ... and the two begin a nationwidecrime spree. As young gangsters in love, who attack the wealthyestablishment and live by their own rules, Bonnie and Clyde capture theattention of an entire country--for the short time that they manage toelude law enforcement.]]>
A skillful blend of romance and comedy, Topkapi shimmers with hilarity, action and great performances! Fun-filled and suspenseful, it's an incredibly ingenious affair and a considerable pleasure to watch. Trouble brews beneath the exotically curved towers of Istanbul when the equally exotic - and equally curved - Elizabeth Lipp (Melina Mercouri, Never on Sunday) recruits her former lover (Maximilian Schell, The Black Hole) in a scheme to heist the pride of the city's Topkapi museum: a jewel-encrusted dagger. But the "job" soon turns into a high-tension, high wire act, when the bumbling fall guy (Peter Ustinov, Death on the Nile) and other amateurs they've hired as help get more than they had bargained for. The stellar cast also includes Robert Morley (Beat the Devil) and Akim Tamiroff (Touch of Evil). Directed by great Jules Dassin (Rififi).
An American flirts with a crook, a barrister and a mercenary to find diamonds in London. Best supporting Oscar for Kevin Kline.
Point Break (1991) (DVD)
Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze star in this nonstop action thriller about an FBI agent lured by the rush when he goes undercover to unmask a band of thrill-seeking surfers who rob banks to fund their addiction to pulling off the most daring score, surviving the greatest danger . . . and riding the biggest wave--Point Break.]]>