Out this week (10 Feb. 2014) on DVD is Jon S. Baird’s, FILTH! British comedy at it’s finest. Filth tells the story of Bruce Robinson (James McAvoy) a bipolar, junkie cop who manipulates and hallucinates his way through Christmas in order to get one over on his colleagues and win back the love of his wife and daughter. Filth is well filthy and even though asphyxiation isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, Filth is a outrageously brilliant crime, comedy that hits the spot. Starring James McAvoy, Imogen Poots, Jamie Bell, Jim Braodbent, Shirley Henderson, Eddie Marsan and Joanne Froggatt this film will make you cringe and make you laugh but is certainly a film for people who don’t get offended easily.
Other releases worthy of a purchase:
Enough Said was sadly the last film James Gandolfini starred in and so happens to be a thoroughly enjoyable feel-good comedy. Enough Said tells the story of a divorced woman (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) who attempts to gain the attention of a man she is interested in, only to discover he is her friends ex-husband. With realistic dialogue, this is a hearty film from director Nicole Holofcencer.
Bonus Features: Documentaries – Cast, Story, Meet Eva and Albert, Nicole Holofcener, Julia and Audio descriptive track.
Dracula! From Henry VIII to blood sucking vampire, Johnathan Rhys-Meyers again shows off his talent in a new role. Based on Bram Stokers novel, Series One we see Dracula arrive in London, under an alias of an American entrepreneur, Alexander Grayson who is intent on bringing modern science to the Victorian society of London. In reality, he hopes to wreak revenge on the people who have made his life a living hell for centuries, but of course a woman gets in the way.
Bonus Features: Behind the Scenes and Deleted Scenes.
Directed by Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy , United 93), Captain Phillips is based on the real life hijacking of a US cargo ship by Somali pirates. Tom Hanks is Captain Phillips and puts himself in a rather sticky situation in order to protect his crew. A thrilling narrative, just be prepared for the shaky camera!
Bonus Features: Commentary by director Paul Greengrass, Capturing Captain Phillips and English audio description track.