This Is England
DVD Clips and Competition
2 Disc Edition Out To Own On DVD
3 September 2007
Marking the fifth feature film from award-winning writer/director Shane Meadows (Dead Man's Shoes, A Room for Romeo Brass, Twentyfourseven), This is England tells the story of Shaun (Thomas Turgoose), an 11 year old kid growing up in the north of England. Set during the summer holidays of 1983, it follows his rites of passage from a shaggy haired ruffian grieving the loss of his father into a shaven headed thug whose anger and pain are embraced by the local skinhead fraternity. This Is England won Best British Independent Film and Thomas Turgoose Most Promising Newcomer Award at the British Independent Film Awards as well as awards at the London and Rome Film Festivals.
The ensemble cast includes newcomer Thomas Turgoose playing the role of Shaun, Stephen Graham (Gangs of New York), Jo Hartley (Dead Man's Shoes), Joe Gilgun (Emmerdale), Andrew Shim (A Room for Romeo Brass, Once Upon a Time in the Midlands) and Vicky McClure (A Room for Romeo Brass).
The soundtrack vividly evokes the era and features Toots & The Maytals, The Specials, Dexy's Midnight Runners and Soft Cell.
Disc 1: Commentary with director Shane Meadows, producer Mark Herbert and lead actor Thomas Turgoose
Disc 2: Behind the Scenes / Deleted scenes / Guardian interview with Shane Meadows at BFI Southbank / Interview with Shane Meadows (Jason Wood for Picturehouse cinemas), Interview with Mark Herbert / Production Departments: Hair, Make-up and Costumes / Crew interviews & Rehearsals / Production Design
Essays on Skinheads and The Falklands War / Cast Biographies / Theatrical Trailer
Feature Running Time: 98 mins approx
Feature Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: Stereo 5.1
Cat no: OPTD1011
Written and directed by Shane Meadows
"An electric, stunning and powerful movie, crammed with extraordinary performances.The Best British Film Of The Year.*****"
"Meadows' best film yet. This is Brilliant"
From the director of
Dead Man's Shoes & A Room for Romeo Brass
This is England competition - Win A Red Stripe Fridge Full Of Beer And This Is England DVD's