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League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Sean Connery , Stuart Townsend , Stephen Norrington    PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)   VHS Tape
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The heroes of 1899 are brought to life with the help of some expensive special effects in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. From the pages of Victorian literature come Captain Nemo, Dr. Jekyll (and his alter ego Mr. Hyde), Dorian Gray, Tom Sawyer, an Invisible Man, Mina Harker (from Dracula), and the hunter Allan Quatermain (Sean Connery), all brought together to combat an evil megalomaniac out to conquer the world. Hardly an original plot, but perhaps that's fitting for a movie sewn together like Frankenstein's monster. The movie rushes from one frenetic battle to another, replacing sense with spectacle--Nemo's submarine rising from the water, a warehouse full of zeppelins bursting into flame, Venice collapsing into its own canals; flashy, dumb, and completely incoherent. Fans of the original comic book will be disappointed. Also featuring Peta Wilson, Shane West, Stuart Townsend, Richard Roxburgh, and Jason Flemyng. --Bret Fetzer

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A hunter, a scientist, a vampire, an invisible man, an immortal, a spy, a beast…when a masked madman known as "The Fantom" threatens to launch global Armageddon, legendary adventurer Allan Quatermain (Sean Connery) commands a legion of superheroes, the likes of which mankind has never seen.

Now, despite fighting their own personal demons - and each other - they mush join forces to save the world. Sean Connery leads a stellar cast in this breathtaking, "thrill-a-minute" (Jeffrey Lyons, NBC-TV) extravaganza loaded with "eye-popping effects and amazing action!" (Bill Bregoli, Westwood One)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great film Dec 13 2009
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This is one of those films that a first viewing disapoints, it's not at all what I expected, much like "Van Helsing", but on further viewings becomes a true joy. The only weakness IMHO is that it is clearly the first of a series of films... that will never be filmed. Sad.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Movie Aug. 6 2013
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This movie is one of the best movies of all times. I would purchase it again in a single moment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars bon spectacle April 28 2013
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bon mélange d'imagination des différents personnages d'époque différente et comme a son habitude Sean Connery,fidéle a lui-même rempli l'écran un film qui est plaisant a revoir.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A disappointing film with so much potential March 23 2013
By Robert Badgley TOP 100 REVIEWER
The league of Extraordinary Gentlemen(Released July/03) stars,among others,Sean Connery as Allan Quartermain,Naseeruddin Shah as Captain Nemo,Peta Wilson as Mina Harker,Tony Curran as Rodney Skinner,Stuart Townsend as Dorian Gray and Shane West as Tom Sawyer.This film,on paper,had SO much potential to it one couldn't help to think it would be a no brainer of a hit.But somehow,somewhere along the line,the film makers totally screwed this one up.
The plot finds us in 1899 just before the turn of the century.The world has an arch villain in the form of"The Phantom",who is seemingly trying to start a World War with technology that is quite far in advance of that period of time.A rep from Her Majesty's government goes to Kenya to enlist the help of Allan Quartermain(Connery).He is at first reluctant but when assassins come to his lodge and try to kill him,it proves to be the deciding factor to join the fight.A man known as "M"(a throw back hint to the James Bond movies)is the one in charge of recruiting many well known "celebrities" such as Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde,Capt.Nemo,Tom Sawyer,The Invisible Man,Dorian Gray and an old assistant to Van Helsing who is now a vampiress.They have a brief run in with the Phantom and they follow his trail to Venice,where he is going to blow up the entire city.They have four days in which to travel and Nemo's infamous Nautilus sub will get them there with time to spare.They arrive just as street celebrations are underway.The Phantom starts blowing the city up,but a well placed missile stops the calamity from spreading.Soon after,while heading east on the Phantom's trail,they find bombs have been planted aboard the sub and Gray has been working with M,who have been in cahoots with the Phantom.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I see nothing wrong.. July 20 2012
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I see nothing wrong with this movie people who expect more than what they can't see can't seem to get more than what they know so please enjoy it for what it is.it sure don't hurt does it. if it does you should not watch no more movie's..The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen [Blu-ray]
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 16 2014
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Great movie - I love that roadster in the movie
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK for hard core Connery Fans only! July 17 2004
By Danno
No matter how many average, weird, or downright awful movies Sean Connery makes, he'll always command an audience. In this film, Connery plays a retired British explorer roped into preventing WW I by leading a team of misfits in a vaguely Bondian adventurer. As a nice twist, most of the misfits consist of 19th Century British villains such as Mr. Hyde, the Invisible Man, and Captain Nemo. Of course, no one bothers to explain why such villains would agree to unite for any cause other than, well, villainy. The film is comic book-y in a bad way, with ridiculous dialogue and a poor sense of continuity, and the effects are frequently unintentionally funny, especially Mr. Hyde's appearance. Connery makes the film work as a throwaway action film, but it's clear from the extras that the cast and some of the crew were deluded into thinking this was something more. Not surprisingly, this movie plays much better on DVD than it did in the theaters. If you're a die-hard Connery fan, you'll like this one. If not, and you want to see Connery at his best, you'd be better off with Goldfinger.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Idea Poorly Realized Feb. 23 2004
By snalen
It is a truly lovely conceit. Conceive a world in which all the characters of late Victorian popular fiction are perfectly real and have them join forces. So the British Empire, acting through 'M' (Richard Roxburgh), rounds up H. Rider Haggard's boy's own hero, Alan Quartermain (Connery), Captain Nemo (Bollywood megastar Naseruddin Shah), Mina Harker from Stoker's 'Dracula' (Peta Wilson), the Invisible Man (Tony Curran), Dorian Gray (Stuart Townsend), Henry Jekyll complete with alter ego (Jason Flemyng) and Tom Sawyer (Shane West), the latter absent from the original graphic novel but stuck in in the belief that Americans won't pay to see a movie with no American characters. Their mission is to save the world, most particularly the Empire, from the evil plans of the Phantom who has been inventing all kinds of fancy military hardware (tanks, automatic guns etc.) ahead of time and is trying to stir up enough mayhem to start a world war.
It's a lovely idea and some time I'll maybe to check out the graphic novel. But only, alas, in the hope that it is a lot better than the movie. Which doesn't really work at all. One reason is that it is in too much of a rush to cut to the chase; so, with seven main characters, to introduce it does so in a breathless hurry. They then spend the rest of the movie chasing around the place fighting baddies in action set pieces. The result is an awful waste: having taken so many fun characters from classic stories, it gives itself no space to bring any of them to life as characters except in the most desultory way. So it's just like watching any old action adventure film except that the protagonists are wearing very odd costumes.
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2.0 out of 5 stars film avec de longueurs
Le film the league extraordinary gentlemen est arrivé en bon état conforme à l’annonce faite par le vendeur. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Daniel Mérineau
4.0 out of 5 stars gorgeous sets and effects on blu-ray
I always liked the look of this movie, and now I love it, thanks to the clarity of blu-ray quality. The cool production design, great looking cinematography and special effects... Read more
Published on Nov. 6 2009 by Cheryl
3.0 out of 5 stars Mina (Peta Wilson) can bite me any time
The year 1899, the world under threat of war. World war. England calls to her hero Allan Quatermain (Sean Connery). Will he head the call? Read more
Published on March 5 2008 by bernie
4.0 out of 5 stars very good action adventure movie,with some humour and intrigue
The title League of Extraordinary gentlemen is pretty self
explanatory.basically,adventure Allan Quatermain(Sean Connery)recruits
a group of heroes with various... Read more
Published on Oct. 5 2007 by falcon
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst movie of 2003
This is definetly a terrible movie. Sure, the SFX are pretty good and the idea of all those people coming together was OK, but no matter how good the SFX are, it can't redeem... Read more
Published on Jan. 24 2006 by RICK
1.0 out of 5 stars worst movie i have ever seen in my life.
this movie sucks. it is horrible in every way possible. i cant believe fox, of all great companies, would even consider making a movie like this. horrible(...)
Published on Sept. 20 2005
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