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The True Story Collection [DVD]

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Studio: PegasusCertification: 15Duration: 565minsFormat: DVDCategory: Drama
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Collection of feature films based on true stories. Bittersweet comedy drama 'Death Falls' (1991) tells the story of a terminally ill man, Halstead Johnson (Roberts Blossom), who causes havoc when he enlists the help of his friend, Dub Farley (Rip Torn), to break him out of hospital and help him live out his final wish. Suspicious of their motives, a city policeman trails them to the mountains surrounding their hometown. Meanwhile, their friend, Mae Baxter (Beverly Garland), and the local sheriff strive to track down the fugitives before the less compassionate posse - which includes a deranged, rifle-toting revenge seeker - put paid once and for all to the dying man's dreams. Political war drama 'Children of Rage' (1975) follows the lives of both Israelis and Palestinians caught up in the bloody conflict in the Middle East in the 1970s. When Palestinian guerrilla Omar (Richard Alfieri) is wounded while disguised as an Israeli, he is treated by David (Helmut Griem), an Israeli doctor and friend of the family. David's conscience persuades him to go to the camp to help alleviate the suffering - but the resistance he encounters from some of the militants leads to a tragic end for both himself and Omar. In 'Walking Across Egypt' (1999) juvenile delinquent Wesley (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) becomes determined to get out of trouble for good, following another stint of punishment. Mattie (Ellen Burstyn) is a lonely widow who spends all her time in the local church and spoiling her kids. When their paths cross Mattie sees some good in Wesley and takes him in to her home, hoping he will understand what is going wrong in his life. The law is catching up with Wesley, however, and he is forced to make a choice which will either give him a new life or lead him back to square one. Drama 'Anatomy of an Illness' (1984) follows the story of a man who discovers laughter as a cure for his illness. When successful New York editor Norman Cousins (Edward Asner) succumbs to a degenerative spinal illness, he refuses to accept medical opinion that he will spend his future life in a vegetative state. Taking matters into his own hands, Norman prescribes himself a regime of his most potent weapons - a positive attitude, lots of laughter, the support of his caring wife, and a refusal to submit. Hard-hitting drama 'Hustling' (1975) stars Lee Remick as investigative reporter Fran Morrison. When she is given an assignment to infiltrate the secret world of prostitution in New York and expose the people behind it, Fran's investigation leads to a friendship with prostitute Wanda (Jill Clayburgh), who offers a clear insight into life on the streets. Fran soon discovers that some of the city's richest and most powerful families benefit directly from prostitution, and the report she produces causes a storm of controversy when it is published in a national magazine. Emotional family drama 'Silence of the Heart' (1984) follows the aftermath of the tragic death of 17-year old Skip Lewis (Chad Lowe) as a result of a car crash. As the facts of the crash come to light, the indications are that Skip deliberately killed himself. His mother (Mariette Hartley), father (Howard Hesseman) and sister (Dana Hill) refuse to believe in the suicide theory. As the story progresses, however, Skip's best friend, Ken (Charlie Sheen), becomes tormented by the thought that perhaps he could have prevented the awful tragedy.

ActorHelmut Griem, Harve Presnell, Eli Wallach, Kaz Garas, Roberts Blossom, Olga Georges-Picot, Ellen Burstyn, Judge Reinhold, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Cyril Cusack, Lee Remick, Simón Andreu, Mark Hamill, Howard Hesseman, Gwen Verdon, Chad Lowe, Lelia Goldoni, Jill Clayburgh, Mariette Hartley, John Hammil, Monte Markham, David Ogden Stiers, Melanie Mayron, Edward Asner, Silvana Gallardo, Haunani Minn, Rip Torn, Millie Perkins, Simon Ward, Beverly Garland, Alex Rocco, Charlie Sheen, Jeffrey Combs, Beverly Hope Atkinson, Richard Alfieri, Dana Hill
DirectorJoseph Sargent, Richard T. Heffron, June Samson, Richard Michaels
MusicGeorges Delerue, Jerry Fielding, Marco Beltrami, Patrick Gowers, Bob Summers, Brad Fiedel
Based onTrue stories
Format TypeDVD
Catalogue NoCFTDVD039
Certificate15
Release Date18/04/2011
Studio DescriptionPegasus
RegionRegion 2
Running Time (mins)565
Discs3 disc(s)
Produced (year)2000
ColourColour
ExtrasLanguage(s): English|Interactive Menu

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Delivery Outside of the United Kingdom

European Delivery

We ship almost our entire range of products to all countries in the European Union. The only exception to this is our hardware bundles. If you place an order for a hardware bundle for delivery outside of the UK your order will be cancelled. We're not being grouches, as they're such high value items we want to make sure that they're delivered in the most safest and most efficient way. We're working on a tracked postage solution for you and hope to resolve this as soon as possible, stay tuned!

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Please note that all delivery times are subject to courier company. European delivery rates will be calculated at basket depending on where you are and what you’re buying.

Please be aware that, due to closures and changes caused by COVID-19, we are expecting to see heavy delays to orders placed to Italy, but we are doing everything we can to continue operating in Italy.


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Q | Do you ship to outside the EU? 
Currently, we do not ship to territories outside of the EU. We are looking into delivery options at the moment and hope to be able to deliver before the end of the year.

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  1. For Standard UK delivery 3-5 working days for deliveries within the UK once goods are despatched. If it does happen - on the off chance - to take any longer than this time period to reach you, Royal Mail policy requests we wait 10 working days to pass before classifying an item as "lost".
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If you've got any more burning questions regarding our delivery options, you can contact our customer services at customerservice@zoom.co.uk. You'll be able to catch them Monday to Friday between the hours 8:30-17:30.

Returns

If you live within the UK are unhappy with your purchase you can return it to us within 28 days of the item being despatched to you for a full refund*. (*If you are buying products from us in bulk to sell on for your own commercial purposes we reserve the right to refuse returns or issue a refund). Please note that DVDs and Blu-rays that have been opened or have had their shrink-wrap removed are not eligible for return.

PLEASE BE AWARE WE DO NOT ACCEPT RETURNS FROM EU COUNTRIES OUTSIDE THE UK FOR GOODS NO LONGER REQUIRED IF THEY ARE NOT FAULTY UNLESS THE COST OF RETURN IS PAID FOR BY THE CUSTOMER RETURNING IT.

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If you're unhappy with your purchase you can return it to us within 28 days of the item being despatched to you in order to get a full refund. Please note that DVDs and Blu-rays that have been opened or have had their shrink-wrap removed are not eligible for return. Clothing returns must be unworn and still have the tags attached.

Q | I have received an item that I didn’t order? What's going on!
Apologies, our mistake! You can return the item to us within 28 days of the item being despatched to you for a full refund.

Q | I've received my item, but it's damaged/faulty. What do I do?
If your item has reached you in a damaged condition or is faulty in any way, then we'll endeavour to put this right as soon as possible. We can either by send out a replacement item to you or refund your account. If we ask that the item be returned to us, then our lovely Customer Service team will proved you with the returns address and a unique Returns Aushorisation (RA) number. In this highly unlikely event that your order is received damaged or faulty, all you need to do is contact us within 28 days of the item being dispatched to you and we will provide you with the relevant returns information

Q | How do I return an item?
To arrange a return, please just contact us and we will be more than happy to arrange this for you. All you need to tell us is which item you wish to return and the reason why. We'll then issue you with the Returns address - specific to that item - along with your unique Returns Authorisation (RA) number.

Q | When will I receive my refund/replacement?
We will process your refund/replacement as soon as your item is received back into our warehouse. Replacements are subject to availability and, if the replacement is not available a refund will be given instead.

Q | If I live outside the UK and have a faulty product can I return it?
Please email us at customerservice@zoom.co.uk to explain the issue. We can then sort out the best way we can offer you a replacement.

Here at Zoom we want you to be 100% happy with your purchase, meaning we'll do everything we possibly can to make sure you are. If you'd like to return a product to us, please email us directly at customerservice@zoom.co.uk

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