This week, The Legend of Tarzan, a new version of the classic tale, landed in cinemas across the UK.
Alexander Skarsgård stars as Tarzan alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz and Margot Robbie. Set in the years after the original film, Tarzan is living an aristocratic life in Victoria London, until he is called back to the jungle he used to call home, to investigate the suspicious activities of at a mining camp.
If you’re looking forward to this new take on Tarzan, why not try one of these Blu-rays to get you in the jungle mood?
Action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as a military special forces operative sent into the jungle on a covert mission to rescue another group of soldiers. Soon the team realises that they are up against something uncanny, not of this world, something that is hunting them for sport. One of the 80s most loved action films, the original Predator remains the most popular in the franchise, which spawned two sequels (and another planned for the future) and two entries in the Alien vs. Predator series.
A remake of the 1933 film of the same name, Per Jackson’s King Kong tells the story of an overly ambitious filmmaker who coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to the mysterious Skull Island. In the jungle there they encounter Kong, a legendary giant gorilla, whom they capture and display in New York City, with tragic results. Starring Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Naomi Watts and Andy Serkis as the man behind Kong’s motion captured performance, King Kong remains a spectacular visual treat on Blu-ray.
One of the most powerful films of all time, Apocalypse Now is director Francis Ford Coppola’s stunning vision of man’s heart of darkness revealed through the madness of the Vietnam War. Tormented army captain Benjamin L. Willard is sent on a secret mission into the warring Cambodian jungle to eliminate the mysterious and psychotic renegade Colonel Kurtz. But it’s a hazardous journey that will take him into the heart of savage conflict and to the edge of sanity. Apocalypse Now was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won Two for Best Sound and Best Cinematography, and if you’ve missed it, Blu-ray is the definitive way to catch up.