Paramount Home Media announced this past week that a quartet of action-laced hit film collections — that are priced to own on DVD — will be available at retail this coming Jan. 24.
Leading the way is the three-film, three-disc collection titled The Ultimate Warrior Collection. Featured here are Best Picture-winners Braveheart (1995), directed by and starring Mel Gibson (don’t be surprised if his latest, Hacksaw Ridge, surfaces about this time as well) and Gladiator (2000, directed by Ridley Scott), starring Russell Crowe, are joined by director Brett Ratner’s 2014 film release of Hercules, starring Dwayne Johnson, the mythological son of Zeus.
And speaking of Dwayne Johnson (notice the segue here), Paramount has him featured in the collection titled Dwayne Johnson: 3 Movie Action Pack, which features the aforementioned Hercules along with director Jon M. Chu 2013 film release of G.I. Joe: Retaliation and director Michael Bay’s film Pain & Gain (also from 2013) teaming him with Mark Wahlberg.
This leads us nicely to The Mark Wahlberg Collection — a four-film pack — that features Pain & Gain, plus director Antoine Fuqua film adapatation of Stephen Hunter’s novel “Point of Impact,” — titled for the screen as Shooter — director F. Gary Gray’s 2003 remake of The Italian Job (opposite Charlize Theron) and director John Singleton’s 2005 film release of Four Brothers.
Round out the Jan. 24 DVD selections is the collection simply titled Samuel L. Jackson, which includes William Friedkin’s Rules of Engagement (with Guy Pearce and Tommy Lee Jones), director John Singleton’s 2000 reboot of Shaft, the 2005 biopic, Coach Carter and director Roger Michell’s road-rage thriller, Changing Lanes (teamed with Ben Affleck).