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  • Actors: Gary Oldman, Tim Roth, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave, Julie Walters
  • Directors: Mike Leigh, Stephen Frears, Alan Clarke
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: ITV Studios Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 6 Oct. 2008
  • Run Time: 280 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001F6Q35O
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 33,120 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Collection of three British film dramas. 'Prick Up Your Ears' (1987) tells the life story of controversial 1960s playwright Joe Orton (Gary Oldman), revealed in flashback after his murder by lover Kenneth Halliwell (Alfred Molina). Born in Leicester, Orton moves to London and enjoys an openly gay relationship with Halliwell in their famous Islington flat. However, when Orton achieves spectacular success with such plays as 'What the Butler Saw' and 'Loot', Halliwell begins to feel alienated and the pair's future looks increasingly uncertain. 'Made in Britain' (1982) is Alan Clarke's critically acclaimed study of alienation and disaffection in Thatcher's Britain. Skinhead Trevor (Tim Roth) is a car thief with no regard whatsoever for authority figures. His social worker realises that Trevor is highly intelligent, but any attempts to control his behaviour have disastrous results - Trevor is set on the road to self-destruction. 'Meantime' (1983) is set in East London in the early 1980s. Frank Pollack (Jeff Robert) and his sons Mark and Colin (Phil Daniels and Roth) are all unemployed. The situation seems hopeless, and things are made worse when Colin's Auntie Barbara (Marion Bailey) tries to help out by offering him some decorating work, an act which arouses Mark's jealousy and ultimately effects everyone in the family.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By P. Hanson on 19 Dec. 2011
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At a mere fiver this box-set is a serious contender for Bargain of the Century.

The set contains three very well made British films from the 1980's, featuring early performances from some of the UK's most prominent film stars. Here is a brief description of what's on each disc:

Made In Britain (1983) Directed by Alan Clarke (one of England's best and most under-rated film-makers). This drama follows angry teenage skinhead Trevor (Tim Roth) whose daily life revolves around vandalism, glue-sniffing, stealing, random violence, social workers, dirty protests, joy-riding, racism and court appearances. What makes Trevor so frightening is that he is clearly intelligent. This is an excellent film, and has really stood the test of time. Tim Roth is fantastic and utterly believable in what was his first film. There are plenty of Clarke's trademark long tracking shots following characters walking. Also on this DVD are interviews with Tim Roth (12 minutes) and scriptwriter David Leland (21 minutes).

Meantime (1983) Directed by Mike Leigh. This drama revolves around the pointless lives of the Pollock family and their various friends and relatives - who all seem to loathe each other. Grim, but funny. The film stars Gary Oldman, Tim Roth, Phil Daniels, Alfred Molina and a host of others whose faces you may recognise. Gary Oldman is firing on all four cylinders here, but for me the stand out performance is Tim Roth. Compare Roth in this film to his role in Made In Britain - it's hard to believe it's the same actor. Extras on this DVD are interviews with Mike Leigh (20 minutes), Tim Roth (32 minutes) and Marion Baily (10 minutes).

Prick Up Your Ears (1987) Directed by Stephen Frears from a screenplay written by Alan Bennett.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By EAP of B on 26 Jun. 2013
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Prick Up Your Ears is excellent. Both Gary and Alfred are brilliant in this biographic film. I like Gary Oldman in most of what he has done. A very versitile actor. Made in Britain is a harsh film but entertaining all the same. And Meantime is set in the area I used to live so the scenes of the big block of flats (Fellows Court, if you look closely you can define this on the film), the parade of shops and so on are very familiar to me as I lived nearby some 10 years previous to the filming. Again Gary is brilliant in this as are Phil Daniels and Pam Ferris as the mum......Once again Mike Leigh excels.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Louise on 12 Sept. 2010
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Prick up your Ears, Made in Britian and Meantime showchase some of Britain's brightest young talent back in the 80's. Alfread Molina, Tim Roth, Phil Davis and Gary Olman have rightly gone on to be very sucessful actors but that not to say that without the whole cast the films would not have been as sucessful as they are. All the films have some very poigant moments - the end of Meantime ( the head shaving - kojack) Made in Britain ( the discussion on "the truth"), and the sheer charm of Joe Orton - played by Gary Olman - I enjoyed all these films and although they are not fresh out of the cinema's they have resonance the time has not lessens - I will be keeping these films to watch again and again
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By Peter T. Dalziel on 1 Aug. 2013
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This triple bill gives you three of the best dramas to ever come out of the UK.
Boasting some young talent that went on to dominate TV and cinema here and abroad we have three different but fascinating movies.
Prick Up Your Ears tells the tragic and sometimes hilarious story of the chaotic private and public life of 60's playright Joe Orton, Meantime is a slice of life set in an early 80's council estate in London and Made In Britain is an often shocking snapshot of a young skinhead spiralling out of control.
Stars include Gary Oldman, Tim Roth, Phil Daniels and Alfred Molina.
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By Piet Breukel on 13 Nov. 2014
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a collectors item.
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