Spanning from the 1970’s to early 1990’s, this is the story of the Manchester music scene… Tony Wilson is an ambitious but frustrated local TV news reporter looking for a way to make his mark. After witnessing a life-changing concert by an unknown band called the Sex Pistols, he persuades his station to televise one of their performances, and soon Manchester’s punk groups are clamoring for him to manage them. Riding the wave of a musical revolution, Wilson and his friends create the legendary Factory Records and the Hacienda Club, and bands like Joy Division, New Order, and the Happy Mondays emerge to change the industry forever.
Charlie Wilsons War is the Oscar nominated drama starring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Phillip Seymour Hoffman.
Based on the book by George Crile, the movie tells the true story of how one congressman who loved a good time, one Houston socialite who loved a good cause and one renegade CIA agent who loved a good fight conspired to bring about the largest covert operation in history.
In the early 1980s, Charlie Wilson (Hanks) is a womanising US congressional representative from Texas. With the help of maverick CIA agent, Gust Avrakotos (Hoffman), Wilson dedicates his political efforts to supply the Afghan mujahideen with the weapons and support required to defeat the Soviet Union. However, Charlie eventually learns that military victory can only be achieved at a great price.
DVD Extras include, Interactive menus, Scene access, Enhanced for WideScreen TV, Subtitles (Arabic, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish), Subtitles for hard of hearing (English), ‘Making of’ documentary, Interviews (Charlie Wilson, Joanne Herring, Tom Hanks, Aaron Sorkin (Writer) and Mike Nichols), Other documentaries (‘Who Is Charlie Wilson?’ – profile of the real Charlie Wilson)
The movie is released on DVD in Ireland on May 2nd.
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