Saving Private RyanAvailable until 31 Dec 2017
The Greatest Story Ever ToldAvailable until 31 Aug 2017
Sword of VengeanceAvailable until 31 Mar 2017
Samson and Delilah (1949)Available until 31 Mar 2018
The Ten CommandmentsAvailable until 31 May 2018
- Saving Private Ryan
Available until 31 Dec 2017
Steven Spielberg won a second directing Oscar for his incendiary story of a World War Two rescue mission. After barely surviving the D-Day landings, Army captain Tom Hanks leads a small team of US soldiers to find and rescue a young private whose brothers have all been killed in action. Despite its distinctly American bias, Spielberg hits hard with an enthralling, based-on-fact war story. The hellish opening sequence is an astonishing experience in itself.
- The Greatest Story Ever Told
Available until 31 Aug 2017
The life of Christ gets the Hollywood blockbuster treatment in this almighty undertaking from 1965. Max von Sydow stars as Jesus with Charlton Heston as John the Baptist, and a host of international stars from John Wayne to Telly Savalas cropping up in cameo roles. With Shane and Giant under his belt - and a little uncredited help from David Lean - director George Stevens is well up to the epic task.
- Sword of Vengeance
Available until 31 Mar 2017
In 11th century England, the cowed subjects of a merciless Norman earl (Karel Roden) discover a mysterious saviour in Shadow Walker (French hero Stanley Weber), a former prince with retribution on his mind and darkness in his soul. Blood-and-guts medieval action.
- Samson and Delilah (1949)
Available until 31 Mar 2018
Flamboyant director Cecil B DeMille's double Oscar-winning biblical epic starred Victor Mature as the legendary strongman and Hedy Lamarr as the Philistine seductress with vengeance on her mind. Angela Lansbury plays Semadar, Samson's first love, while George Sanders is the evil Saran of Gaza. Trivia: the temple pulled down by Samson at the film's climax took five months to build... and eight months to demolish.
- The Ten Commandments
Available until 31 May 2018
Cecil B DeMille's almighty epic stars Charlton Heston as Moses and is particularly notable for the Oscar-winning "parting of the Red Sea" sequence. Ironically, the left-leaning Edward G Robinson's waning career was given a shot in the arm by right-wing DeMille's casting of him in the key role of Dathan opposite Heston's colossal tablet-carrier. A bush-burning bonanza of biblical proportions.
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