The Legend of Tarzan swings onto DVD
31st October, 2016
New to order on DVD this week is The Legend of Tarzan, a brand new live-action take on Edgar Rice Burroughs' stories, starring Alexander Skarsgard as the jungle hero.
Also released is comedy-drama Elvis & Nixon, which depicts the strange-but-true meeting between rock'n'roll legend Elvis Presley and President Richard Nixon.
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The Legend of Tarzan 12A (11+)
Set in 19th Century England, The Legend of Tarzan begins later in his life where as Lord Greystoke he is living in England with his wife Jane. Enticed back to the African Congo to investigate rumours of slavery, he and Jane are welcomed home by local villagers only to discover the rumours to be true. Jane is then kidnapped and an old feud of Tarzan’s reignited. Action-packed, the film relies on the attention to detail as Tarzan swoops through the CGI-laden tropical environment beset with life-like gorillas and dense rainforest in his hunt for Jane. Chasing through the jungle he is confronted with his past as flashbacks piece together how the child of a Lord came to be the legendary Tarzan raised by gorillas in the jungle.
Elvis & Nixon 15 (14+)
In 1970, Elvis Presley was spending his days watching television news and becoming increasingly agitated at the state of the society he was a detached witness to. Bizarrely, he decided to seek a position as an undercover agent investigating the narcotics industry, and, in order to facilitate this, the most famous man in the world arrived at the White House seeking audience with its most powerful, President Richard Nixon. Perhaps not surprisingly skeptical, Nixon eventually agreed in the hope that it might garner him some desperately needed positive PR with a young society emerging from the radicalism of the 1960s. This comedy-drama playfully imagines what might have happened in the build-up to the meeting, and the conversation itself, presenting intriguing portraits of two of the most caricatured people of the twentieth century.Return to all posts
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