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Product details

  • Actors: Tom Hardy, Brian Cox, Shaun Evans, Kierston Wareing, Charlotte Riley
  • Directors: David Drury
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: ITV Studios Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 11 Oct. 2010
  • Run Time: 176 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (168 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003WOLF3W
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,991 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Screenwriter Neil Biswas' (Bradford Riots) adaptation of Martina Cole's novel The Take, spans 10 years of British socio-political change. The backdrop of the Thatcher era and its transition into the birth of New Labour, is particularly relevant to the drama's theme of idealised new beginnings; stemming from and resulting in a sense of disillusion.

Freddie Jackson (Tom Hardy, Bronson, Rocknrolla) leaves prison in 1984, after serving 4 years for bank robbery. His loyal, if unstable, wife Jackie (Kierston Wareing, Rise Of The Footsoldier) has waited for him on the outside, under the misguided impression that he wants to go straight. Freddie, however, is raring to get back into the game, keen on becoming king of the East End underworld. Cousin Jimmy (Shaun Evans, Boy A) is hot on his heels and, with time, rises the ranks of the quickly expanding crime empire--eventually eclipsing Freddie himself. He also has something else Freddie covets, Jackie's younger sister Maggie (Charlotte Riley, Wuthering Heights), and together they have a loving relationship the Jacksons can only dream of. Bitterness and jealously threaten to tear the family apart, as loyalties are brought into question, trusts are betrayed, and violence ensues. In an era of new promises and possibilities, everyone it appears, is on the take.

This four-part hit SKY1 series is now available digitally remastered.

DVD Extras:
Martina Cole on The Take (11 mins)

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Based on the best-selling book by Martina Cole, The Take follows the story of Freddie Jackson, a man who’s just left prison. And it’s fair to say has no intention of leaving a life of crime behind him. Thanks to the book of contacts he’s accrued while inside, he’s looking to put his newly found knowledge to commercial, and criminal, use.

Played by Tom Hardy, in a strong leading turn, Jackson doesn’t take long to get back to business. The Take lands him a London rife with gang warfare though, and we soon get the impression that this is not a safe place to be. Events start in the mid 1980s, and the narrative of the drama then covers the next decade, and the cultural and political changes that encompasses. And Jackson’s life doesn’t quite go the way he’d envisaged…

Co-starring Brian Cox and Charlotte Riley, The Take packs plenty in over its four instalments, and it doesn’t hold back on portraying just how brutal the London underworld can be. Yet it’s gripping drama, nonetheless, spearheaded by a superb turn from Tom Hardy in the lead role. Granted, it crams too much into four episodes, and often has to gallop through events. Plus, there’s a familiarity to the narrative. But this is a gritty, well-released adaptation of a strong book, and worth seeking out. --Jon Foster

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

47 of 49 people found the following review helpful By M. Gardner VINE VOICE on 8 July 2009
Format: DVD
I haven't read the book....but this was fantastic.

Tom Hardy (dear god he's one to watch!) turns in a magnificent performance as freed man Freddie, freshly released from prison and up for some violent mischief and ziggurat climbing. Imagine an East End Goodfellas and you're not far off. As things go on the plot twists and turns, the bodies stack up and Freddie's hands get bloodier and bloodier, pulling his cousin Jimmy down with him. It's a rollercoaster ride of murder, extortion, sex, drugs and betrayal.....and it's brilliant!

The cast are excellent in their roles, although Brian Cox's accent shifts all over the place. Hardy is a revelation. I can't speak highly enough of this performance. He is both menacing and sometimes endearing. Both at times incredibly funny and chillingly sadistic. His Freddie is both psychotic powerhouse and vulnerable child, driven at times into furious tantrums that always end in bloodshed. Whilst the plot may be predictable at times (after a while you can begin to anticipate a looming fatality), the character profiles are so well drawn by their respective actors that you are utterly sucked in to this world of grimy, sordid violence.

I wouldn't say that this is enjoyable television. Don't expect cathartic escapism or easy viewing. But finally we have a slick, sharp, gritty mini-serial to rival some of the American imports flooding our channels in lieu of programmes like Waking the Dead. There needs to be more television in this country like this: Ambitious, cinematic, gripping, story driven television. Television that grabs us by the throat and forces us to watch.

This is a primal scream of televisual achievement. Make sure you hear it.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By DW on 4 July 2009
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This is one of the best programmes I have ever watched - It is simply essential viewing - shocking / funny / harrowing / violent / engrossing...It grips you from the first minute and stays with you long after the final credits.Tom Hardy is INCREDIBLE as Freddy...mesmerising...one of the most memorable characters I have ever watched... and the rest of the cast/acting is top notch...puts most Hollywood films to shame...This deserves awards...and then some...not for the faint hearted...but UNMISSABLE TV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By N. Thompson on 9 July 2009
Format: DVD
These days British television dramas are not what they should be. Recently American television drama has become suprisingly superior to our own with great shows like 'The Wire' and 'The Sopranos'. Now finally Britain has responded with this great peice of crime fiction with 'The Take'.

The series contains only four 45 minute episodes but that doesnt prevent you from enjoying this; in fact the shortness of the series enhances the watching experience.

Tom Hardy is as excellent as he always is and the supporting cast are equally impressive. The story is intreaguing and not predictable at all. The characters are complex and believable. The production and script feels worthy of a feature film ..... in fact I have seen much worse films on British gangland such as truely dreadful 'The Rise of the Foot Soldier'.

This is a welcomed 'shot in the arm' for British television which in recent years has suffered from mediocrity.

A great British gangster film separated into 4x45 minute episodes.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By The Educator on 21 Sept. 2010
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Excellent show - Tom Hardy must be up there with Depp and DiCaprio when it comes to people watching a film for the actor alone! Outstanding performance - id watched one scene in Bronson (the one in the cell) and Inception - he's now my favourite around at this time!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By liseylou on 6 Oct. 2011
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This drama is brilliant, intense & thrilling, it quickly draws you in & makes you want to keep watching to find out what happens next.
The cast are great, especially Tom Hardy who is mesmerizing as Freddie, who despite having a dark side you can't help but like, I am a big fan of Tom Hardy & this is one of my fave roles I have seen him in, he is an amazing actor & in my opinion the star of the show although the rest of the cast play their roles brilliantly too.
This is definitely a must watch & for this price a bargain, if only to drool over Tom Hardy, lol. ;)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. hanks on 15 April 2011
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Watched this on the tv series it is so gripping the trailer doesnt do it justice it has to be one of the best series/films i have ever seen fantastic story line lots of twists and turns i highly recommend this dvd you wont regret it! thumbs up from me !
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By marsden on 1 Dec. 2011
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this is a really good gritty drama that gets you hooked,and tom hardy is reaaly good in it as are all the other actors, but he is fit as well !
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By love reading TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 15 Aug. 2011
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I'm not a huge fan of Martina Cole but admit that she can tell a gripping story, hence the reason for buying this. I was, however, blown away by the acting of Tom Hardy. I can honestly say this is the best acting I have ever seen; better than de Niro, Pacino etc. This guy is awesome! I was having nightmares about the character of Freddie as he seemed so real. It is violent and disturbing but I can honestly say it is superb and a must. I thoroughly recommend this for a great story and all round great actingn but Tom Hardy's performance is absolutely sensational.
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