Jumanji – Patch Adams – Hook (3 DVD SET)
Triple-bill of Robin Williams children’s adventures. In ‘Jumanji’ (1995), young Judy and Peter Shepherd discover the board game Jumanji in their new house. But when they begin to play they release wild animals along with Alan Parrish (Williams), a grown man who has been trapped inside the game since he was 12 years old. Together they must seek out Alan’s friend Sarah (Bonnie Hunt) and re-enter the game to win. In doing so they have to face elephants, lions, and the big game hunter Van Pelt. In ‘Hook’ (1991), based on the Peter Pan story, busy American lawyer Peter Banning (Williams) takes his family to London for a holiday with Granny Wendy (Maggie Smith). But the visit takes an unexpected turn when Peter’s kids are abducted by the villainous Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman), forcing the lawyer to confront his past and accept that he is the grown-up Peter Pan. With the help of the tomboy fairy Tinkerbell (Julia Roberts), he then returns to Never-Never Land ready to confront his old crocodile-hating enemy and win back his family. Finally, in ‘Patch Adams’ (1998), Williams plays Patch Adams, a truly unorthodox doctor who clashes with his superiors over the best way to treat patients. For Doctor Adams, the happiness of his patients is paramount and he will go to almost any extreme to keep them laughing. However this is not always easy as the authorities take an increasingly dim view of his actions.