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Shank [DVD] [2008] [2009]

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  • Actors: Wayne Virgo, Marc Laurent, Alice Payne, Tom Bott
  • Directors: Simon Pearce
  • Format: Colour, Director's Cut, DVD-Video, PAL, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: TLA Releasing
  • DVD Release Date: 2 Nov. 2009
  • Run Time: 89 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002L1YGRY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,475 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Writhing with untamed sexuality and aggression, this blistering British indie centers on Cal, a teenage thug so desperate to hide his gay cravings from his gang members that he binges on drugs, anonymous sex and acts of violence. But the bad boy's secret desires are uncovered when he rescues a kind-eyed French exchange student from one of the clan's sadistic hate crimes. Though the two boys fall passionately in love, Cal's crew is bent on revenge for his betrayal and the young lovers are placed in unspeakable danger. Unapologetic and as poignant as it is shocking, Shank is a must see.

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By Tommy Dooley TOP 100 REVIEWER on 20 Dec. 2010
Format: DVD
I only write this to say thanks to the positive reviews on this page. I was initially put off getting this as there were so many negative posts regarding this film. But a mate got it for me and I thought it was a quietly brilliant film that truly deserved more attention.

The plot loosely, is a gang from Bristol do vicious and sadistic so called 'happy slapping' and film it on their mobiles, they are a dysfunctional generally unlikeable lot held together by an invisible bond seemingly based on mutual violence and fear of the female `leader'.

The main character Cal, stops a French exchange student getting a kicking and is thus ousted from the gang. He then ends up having a relationship with Olivier, but his former gang mates will not let matters rest there. The reasons reveal themselves in a manner of ways and at a rate that does not undermine the main storyline. His best mate from the gang is particularly vicious about the 'betrayal' of turning out 'queer', but as Quentin Crisp once said 'some roughs are pretty queer and some queers are pretty rough'.

Some of the detractors are right in that some of the characters are overly stereo typical and there are more coincidences than a Dickens melodrama. Also suspend belief at someone gaining access to a computer quicker than a super hero. However, this is a shoe string budget effort which is watchable, well acted and actually moving in parts. And it is an indie British flick not based in London and should be lauded for that if nothing else. The sex scenes have been called soft porn by some reviewers but they just felt natural given the content and circumstances in which they take place. If you are wavering about whether to get/see this or not I urge you to give 'Shank' a go and hopefully like me you will find it very much worth the effort.
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Its very difficult to find a film that doesn't glamourise or look down upon youth culture today. It saddens me that audiences today are all too quick to criticise anyone who makes the effort to address this shortfall.

I was given this film by a gay friend and me and my girlfriend watched it one evening recently and I was amazed at it's honesty and truthfulness in tackling the feral culture that blights my generation in the media. I live in Bristol where the film was made. I am an undergraduate film maker and this film gave me hope to continue with my aspirations and to make films with a unique voice.

I can see through the shortcomings of budget and casting and recognise a film that is saying something that will stand as a testament and record to a time when 'youth' were violent and intolerant towards each other.

This film is a wonderful explosion of emotion and reality. I greatly admire it. From the first shot to the last we were totally engaged.
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I bought this film because of the good reviews it received (and despite the bad ones), but delayed watching it because I feared it would be too depressing. It certainly painted a bleak picture of the NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) generation, but also demonstrated that they are not beyond redemption or saving (and I don't mean in a religious sense). There has been criticism of the sensitive French student as a stereotypical "defenceless gay queen", but in fact I think the contrast between him - gentle and with a relatively puny body but confident in his own sexuality - and Cal - muscular and aggressive but afraid of revealing his feelings - works well. Even the nude scenes are more reminiscent of children playing than of hard-on sex. While Cal and his French boyfriend provide the happy ending, even for the other characters life is potentially not without hope.
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I love this dvd it is a must see and although it does have a bit of an upsetting and sad scene which includes rape i do not feel that it should put you off of buying and watching this dvd. It really brings to life all the struggles the two of them faced and how hard things can be in life especially when you are in a gang or trying to get out of a gang to turn your life around. I also feel both actors did a great job of showing us how hard it can be being gay and falling for someone. I also think the other actors involved in the gang did a great job to with there acting and showing us what its like to be in a gang. Once again the only downside is that i feel it could have been longer and explored more of them once Wayne Virgo had got out of the gang.
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I once ordered this film thinking it was a different film called "Shank" which is quite good in its own right but this film is one of the best written I have ever seen and does touch on something that is quite common for gay young men of my generation, where you have that "straight" friend who you know is into you but things just never quite go in that direction.

The film also touches on gay men who "gay bash" and gay rape and as someone who can't handle watching rape scenes on TV and in Film I suggest you just be warned about the fact a scene like that does appear in the film
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This "film" is trite and obnoxiously bad! The characters written here were so blatantly stereotypical that it was hard to get through to the end, but when I did I felt totally let down by what could have been a interesting topic to cover., it's a shame that the director didn't suggest to the three lead actors to do more role reversal in rehearsals to find a better way to portray any sense of dignity in being gay. The "softcore" sex scenes seemed to be added for effect and done with a typical flair for erotic screen time. Saved your money for films that gives back a sense of pride like the films "Beautiful Thing" and "My Beautiful Laundrette"
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