By Don Simpson | 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).
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.
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