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Enjoy a gripping double bill of sci-fi action with this Planet Of The Apes Blu-ray Collection. Inspired by the original film series but telling new, fascinating stories of how men and apes become locked into deadly opposition, this box set is not to be missed. Now you can fully enjoy the remarkable special effects in spectacular HD on these Blu-ray discs. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) tells the story of genetic engineer Will Rodman (James Franco) working in present-day San Francisco carrying out scientific tests on apes in his attempt to find a cure for Alzheimer's. His first test subject is Caesar (Andy Serkis), the prototype of a new breed of ape with human-like intelligence. But when Caesar breaks free, a revolution is triggered and an epic war for supremacy breaks out between humankind and the primates of the world. Old friendships are questioned, as well as relationship between man and animals. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) finds Ceasar leading of a growing band of intelligent apes and willing to work towards a truce between apes and humans. However, some apes consider the outbreak of war to only be a matter of time after the human population has been vastly reduced by a devastating virus. As the tension increases it may only take a single spark to trigger an explosive war that will pit the humans against the apes in an all-out battle for survival that could finally end humanity's role as the dominant species on Earth. Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes & Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes Blu-ray Collection - 2 discs DVD Certificate: 12. DVD Certificate: 12 Genre: Action/Adventure
Triple bill of big-budget spin-offs of the classic 1960s sci-fi adventure series created by Gene Roddenberry. 'Star Trek' (2009) chronicles the early years in the life of James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) and his fellow USS Enterprise crew members, including Kirk's enrolment at Starfleet Academy, his first meeting with Spock (Zachary Quinto) and their battles with time-travelling Romulans from the future. Eric Bana and Simon Pegg co-star, along with Leonard Nimoy, who reprises his role as the older Spock. In 'Star Trek Into Darkness' (2013), Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise are called back to Earth after a devastating force from within their organisation leaves the planet in chaos and Starfleet in pieces. Determined to settle the score, Kirk embarks on a manhunt with the rest of his crew including Spock, Scotty (Pegg) and Chekov (Anton Yelchin) to find the party responsible before their whole world is laid to waste. Finally, in 'Star Trek Beyond' (2016), after overcoming doubts about his continued role in Starfleet, Kirk leads the crew of the Enterprise as they continue to explore the darkest reaches of space as part of their five-year mission. Upon arriving for a routine stop at a remote Federation planet, the Enterprise is subjected to a devastating surprise attack by swarms of mysterious alien vessels. Overrun and with all systems failing, the crew have no option but to abandon ship, leaving them stranded on the surface with limited supplies and no way of sending for help. After coming across alien warrior Jaylah (Sofia Boutella), Kirk soon discovers that the merciless Krall (Idris Elba) is behind the attack and is readying an army to destroy Starfleet once and for all. Genre: Science Fiction
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces. DVD Certificate: 15 Genre: Science Fiction
Based on the bestselling novel, this fantasy drama adaptation is directed by J.A. Bayona and written by Patrick Ness. Young Conor (Lewis MacDougall) struggles to deal with his mother (Felicity Jones)'s terminal illness, the heartless grandmother (Sigourney Weaver) he must stay with, and the bullying he receives at school from Harry (James Melville). Gripped by guilt, anger and fear, Conor is given support from a quite unlikely source: a drawing of a great, ancient tree monster (voice of Liam Neeson) that comes to life. The monster visits Conor at night to tell him stories and help him come to terms with his difficult situation. With the monster at his back, Conor faces his problems directly with courage and conviction. DVD Certificate: 15 Genre: Fantasy
Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to the only place he can ever call home. They are waiting for him: Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle). Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance. DVD Certificate: 12 Genre: Action/Adventure
Featuring more than 200 doodling opportunities, this inventive activity book invites children to channel their creativity, producing a variety of colorful, fun-filled pictures. Illustrations by Nikalas Catlow. Published by Running Press Kids, an imprint of Perseus Books. (June 5, 2007.) Paperback. 256 pages. 8.50" length x 0.50" width x 11.50" height (approximately). ISBN: 9780762429271. Recommended for ages 8 to 12 years and grades 3 to 7.
From the creators of Warning: Do Not Open This Book! , this fun and whimsical text asks young readers to save a silly group of monkeys trapped inside the pages. Recipient of the 2016 Wanda Gág Read Aloud Book Award. By Adam Lehrhaupt. Illustrated by Matthew Forsythe. Published by Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books. (October 6, 2015.) Hardcover with jacket. 40 pages. 9.0" length x 0.5" width x 9.0" height (approximately). ISBN: 9781442450714. Recommended for ages 4 to 8 years and grades Preschool to 3.