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The setting is Peckham, South London. Jack, a butcher, has recently died of cancer, leaving instructions that his ashes should be scattered off Margate Pier. Three of his oldest friends and drinking companions, Ray, Lenny and Vic, plus Jack's son Vince, meet at their local pub to carry out his wishes. Jack's widow, Amy, doesn't join them; she has an errand of her own to attend to. During the day's drive to the sea, memories and associations crowd in on each of them, reflections on love and fate and death in richly layered profusion.
Schepisi has assembled a cast of British cinema's most seasoned professionals: Michael Caine, Tom Courtenay, Bob Hoskins, David Hemmings, Helen Mirren and Ray Winstone. The location settings--South London and Kent--exude authenticity, with Brian Tufano's widescreen photography adding dignity. For Schepisi this is a personal project, and he's clearly in love with his material. Just occasionally the film skirts sentimentality, but it's pulled back from the edge by its humour, honesty and commitment to wry, downbeat realism.
On the DVD Last Orders arrives on DVD in a clean anamorphic 16:9 transfer with Dolby 5.1 sound. There's a good range of extras: interviews and filmographies for all six principals plus the director; a "making of" featurette (everyone genuinely seems to be having a great time); written production notes; and not just the theatrical trailer, but a "trailer evolution video" showing alternative versions, plus ditto for the film's publicity poster. --Philip Kemp --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
One of my favourite films and I will enjoy it over the Christmas holiday prompt delivery thank you once againPublished 5 days ago by Geraldine Sawyer
These videos were presents as yet unopened so no feedback as yet.Published 7 days ago by Lee Hazelwood-Pike
I purchased this movie because of the comradeship between the guys they were portraying.Published 14 days ago by Donald Allen
Brilliant film well worth watching with a different down to earth perspective on life and death. Touching and engrossing.Published 2 months ago by Lyn Kennedy
Ordered this at supper time and received the parcel before 12 0 clock the following day very quick. Great present to give to your dad for a birthday or Christmas presentPublished 2 months ago by amy delicious