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The Ron Howard Spotlight Collection (Backdraft | Apollo 13 | A Beautiful Mind | Cinderella Man)
The Ron Howard Spotlight Collection
Backdraft | Apollo 13 | A Beautiful Mind | Cinderella Man
Actors: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Robert De Niro
Director: Ron Howard
Genres: Drama
R     2008     8hr 0min

One of today?s most talented and beloved directors takes center stage in The Ron Howard Spotlight Collection, featuring four of the Academy Award winning Director?s most unforgettable and highly-acclaimed films: A Beautifu...  more »

     

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Actors: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Robert De Niro
Director: Ron Howard
Creators: Akiva Goldsman, Al Reinert, Cliff Hollingsworth, Gregory Widen, Jeffrey Kluger, Jim Lovell, Sylvia Nasar
Genres: Drama
Sub-Genres: Drama
Studio: Universal Studios
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 11/25/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 8hr 0min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 8
SwapaDVD Credits: 8
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

The Growth of a Director
The Movie Man | Maywood, New Jersey USA | 11/17/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

""The Ron Howard Spotlight Collection" is an eight-disc box set containing four Howard-directed features, including the Best Picture Oscar winner "Beautiful Mind," the story of brilliant mathematician John Nash (Russell Crowe). The set also contains a heap of bonus extras, including an introduction by Howard himself, deleted scenes, theatrical trailers, feature commentary, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and documentaries on the real individuals portrayed.
"Backdraft" is a fairly routine story about two feuding firefighter brothers (Kurt Russell, William Baldwin) who have to set aside their personal differences in order to survive the infernos set by a maniacal arsonist. Fire is the real star, with spectacularly staged sequences that look incredibly dangerous. Drama-wise, the movie is a familiar reworking of a classic plot and offers few surprises.
"Apollo 13" is riveting drama with the all-star cast of Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise, and Ed Harris. Here we have the true story of a space flight that would have ended in disaster were it not for the coordination of flight and ground crews to bring the astronauts back safely. In the confines of a claustrophobic space capsule, Howard manages to make a tale whose outcome is known, gripping.
"Cinderella Man," a fine movie that did poorly at the box office, takes place in Depression-era America. Down-and-out boxer Jim Braddock (Russell Crowe) has a young family but few prospects. Desperate, he accepts an offer to do battle with the reigning world heavyweight champ, proving himself a popular underdog and a champion of the common man."