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    By | April 2, 2012

    Strand Releasing is releasing writer-director Paddy Considine’s Tyrannosaur on DVD in the United States on April 3, 2012. The DVD release features audio commentary by Considine, deleted scenes, and Considine’s short film Dog Altogether (which inspired Tyrannosaur).

    Writer/Director: 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.

    SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2011
    Directing Award (World Cinema – Dramatic)
    Special Jury Prize (Dramatic)

    BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS 2011
    Best British Independent Film
    Best Debut Director: Paddy Considine
    Best Actress: Olivia Colman

    BAFTA AWARDS 2012
    Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

    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 Tyrannosaur DVD giveaway

    Strand Releasing provided Smells Like Screen Spirit with this exclusive 2:45 clip for our loyal readers to enjoy… Check it out!

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