Four underrated films make up this four-pack of VHS tapes. The first is Adrian Lyne's 1997 adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita". Unfairly maligned even before its release, Lyne handles the uncomfortable material well, while Jeremy Irons and then-newcomer Dominique Swain turn in outstanding performances. In the end, it's a heartbreaking love story, when it shouldn't even be a love story at all.
Second is Peter ("Lord of the Rings") Jackson's "Heavenly Creatures", starring Kate Winslet and Melanie Lynskey, before their respective careers would take off. In it, two girls form an inseparable friendship, and surround themselves in a self-created world that starts to concern relatives of the parents. When they make a plan to break them up, the girls counter with a cold-blooded plan of their own. The ending is a masterclass in tension, with a long build-up to a "necessary" ending that ranks as one of the most unbearable, and unimaginable, sequences I've ever seen.
The third film stars a young Reese Witherspoon as you've never seen her before, in a gritty, urban update of "Little Red Riding Hood". On her way to her grandma's house, Witherspoon comes face to face with a wolf, who in this case is a serial killer (played by Kiefer Sutherland). A great film that still doesn't seem to get the attention it deserves, especially considering the talent involved.
And last, but certainly not least, we have "Savior", in which Dennis Quaid plays an American mercenary who decides to escort a pregnant Serbian woman to a safe zone. Since it played in theaters and has a popular actor, you think you know where this is headed...but you don't. Thoroughly unpredictable and thought-provoking, this is truthfully one of the most underrated dramas of the last twenty years.
None of these were former rentals and are in great condition, having only been watched a couple of times. Here's a chance to get four great movies for an even better price!