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  • Tyrannosaur | DVD Giveaway

    By | March 31, 2012

    Strand Releasing will be releasing writer-director Paddy Considine’s Tyrannosaur on DVD in the United States on April 3, 2012. This is the very same film that won Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer at the 2012 BAFTA Awards; Best British Independent Film, Best Debut Director and Best Actress at the 2011 British Independent Film Awards; and the Directing Award (World Cinema – Dramatic) and Special Jury Prize (Dramatic) at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. The DVD release features audio commentary by Considine, deleted scenes, and Considine’s short film Dog Altogether (which inspired Tyrannosaur).

    We consider Tyrannosaur to be a really amazing piece of working class British cinema, so when Strand offered us the opportunity to give away a few copies of the DVD, we jumped at the opportunity.

    Director: Paddy Considine
    Writer: Paddy Considine
    Starring: Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman, Eddie Marsan, Ned Dennehy, Samuel Bottomley

    Writer-director Paddy Considine’s use of long takes allows for the audience’s focus to remain on the characters — specifically Peter Mullan in his best role since Ken Loach’s My Name is Joe (1998) — while utilizing a gritty, kitchen-sink lens to showcase a pessimistic worldview of gender-warfare and working-class miserablism that is grounded in unemployment and alcoholism. In Considine’s eyes, Leeds is a working-class suburban hell where all women, children and canines must cower at the ever-present fist of masculine fury. A brutal and godless cast of men they are, as no male in Tyrannosaur is left untainted by the sheer senselessness of masculine violence.

    Also be sure to check out:
    Anna Bielak’s 9 out of 10 review of Tyrannosaur
    Don Simpson’s 8 out of 10 review of Tyrannosaur
    — Our exclusive clip from Tyrannosaur

    For your chance to win a Tyrannosaur DVD, tell us (in the Comments section below) the title of your favorite British “kitchen sink” dramatic film.

    Winners will be picked at random on April 5, 2012. Good luck!!!

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