The UK iTunes Store appears to be on a roll at the moment with their offers. This week their latest ‘Build Your Collection’ series is the 90’s. You can take the opportunity of picking up some great movies from the 90’s for the very reasonable price of £3.99. I have listed a few of my favourites below but do go and check out the complete collection as I’m sure your tastes will differ from mine.
Two-time Oscar-winner Jodie Foster ("Panic Room") and Matthew McConaughey ("The Wedding Planner") star in this gripping story of a radio astronomer who receives the first extraterrestrial radio signal ever picked up on Earth. As the world powers scramble to decipher the message and decide upon a course of action, she vies to fulfill her dream of becoming the first human being to make contact with alien beings. Co-starring Oscar-nominee and Emmy-winner James Woods ("Any Given Sunday," "True Crime"), Oscar-nominee John Hurt ("Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"), Emmy-winner Tom Skerritt (TV's "Picket Fences"), Oscar-nominee Angela Bassett ("How Stella Got Her Groove Back") and Rob Lowe (TV's "The West Wing"). Directed by Academy Award-winner Robert Zemeckis ("Cast Away," "What Lies Beneath"). Based on the novel by renowned author/physicist Carl Sagan.
Bill Murray is at his wry, wisecracking best in this riotous romantic comedy about a weatherman caught in a personal time warp on the worst day of his life. Teamed with a relentlessly cheerful producer (Andie MacDowell) and a smart-aleck cameraman (Chris Elliott), TV weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is sent to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities. But on his way out of town, Phil is caught in a giant blizzard, which he failed to predict, and finds himself stuck in small-town hell. Just when things couldn't get any worse, they do. Phil wakes the next morning to find it's Groundhog Day all over again... and again... and again.
Experience the greatest love story of all time with TITANIC — James Cameron’s epic masterpiece and Winner of 11 ACADEMY AWARDS® including Best Picture. Rose (Kate Winslet) is a young upper-class woman suffocating under the thumb of her arrogant fiancé. Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) is the free-spirited artist who opens Rose’s eyes and steals her heart. When the ship collides with an iceberg in the frigid North Atlantic, the young lovers’ journey is transformed into a breathtaking race for survival.
Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore star in Rob Reiner's unanimously acclaimed drama about the dangerous difference between following orders and following one's conscience. Cruise stars as a brash Navy lawyer who's teamed with a gung-ho litigator (Moore) in a politically explosive murder case. Charged with defending two Marines accused of killing a fellow soldier, they are confronted with complex issues of loyalty and honour, including its most sacred code and its most formidable warrior (Nicholson). Superbly directed with a trio of powerhouse performances and an outstanding supporting cast including Kevin Pollak, Kiefer Sutherland and Kevin Bacon.
Critics and audiences worldwide hailed PULP FICTION as the star-studded picture that redefined cinema in the 20th Century. Writer/director Quentin Tarantino (Academy Award® Winner -- Best Original Screenplay, 1994) delivers an unforgettable cast of characters -- including a pair of low-rent hit men (John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson), their boss's sexy wife (Uma Thurman), and a desperate prizefighter (Bruce Willis) -- in a wildly entertaining and exhilarating motion picture adventure that both thrills and amuses!
The hilariously twisted comedy-thriller stars Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and Julianne Moore. Join the "Dude" and his bowling buddies on their journey that blends unforgettable characters, kidnapping, a case of mistaken identity and White Russians. Enter the visually unique and entertaining world from the creative minds of the Coen brothers and remember: the Dude abides.
Jack Traven (Keanu Reeves), an LAPD cop on SWAT detail, has a fearless nature and a keen understanding of the criminal mind. That, and some luck have kept him alive. But Jack's luck is being put to the ultimate test. An elusive bomber-extortionist Howard Payne (Dennis Hopper) is seeking vengeance after his latest ransom scheme is thwarted. Payne gives a personal challenge to Jack: A bomb is rigged on a city bus, which will detonate if the speedometer drops below 50 MPH. Poor Annie (Sandra Bullock) gets shoved into the driver's seat, while Jack does his best to save the day.
Experience one of the most historically significant films of all time, Steven Spielberg’s cinematic masterpiece, Schindler’s List. Winner of 7 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director, this incredible true story follows the enigmatic Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson), a member of the Nazi party, womanizer and war profiteer who saved the lives of more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust. It is the triumph of one man who made a difference and the drama of those who survived one of the darkest chapters in human history because of what he did. Meticulously restored from the original film negative and supervised by Steven Spielberg, Schindler’s List is a powerful story whose lessons of courage and faith continue to inspire generations.
Those are just a few of many movies currently on offer. Remember these will probably return to their usual prices within a week so grab them while you can.
All prices correct at time of publishing.