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This Is England '88 [DVD]

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  • Actors: Joe Gilgun, Vicky McLure
  • Directors: Shane Meadows
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Channel 4 DVD
  • DVD Release Date: 12 Mar. 2012
  • Run Time: 180 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005CUAPY4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,779 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Renowned filmmaker Shane Meadows follows up the explosive award-winning This Is England ’86 with This Is England ’88.

Meadows picks up the action in the Christmas of 1988 as Lol struggles to cope with what life has thrown at her. Haunted by the devastating events which took place 18 months previously, she finds her reserves of strength ebbing away. With her soul mate, Woody, heartbroken from her betrayal and in self-imposed exile from the gang, Lol becomes increasingly isolated and alone. They say Christmas is a time for forgiving and for forgetting, a time of love and laughter and joy ever after. But when all hope seems lost, what peace is there to be found? This is Christmas. This is England.

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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Stevie Dal on 19 Dec. 2011
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Utter genius and the best TV drama i've seen for a long time.
Different to the first two in pace and humour (less of each) but i feel it's the best yet due to some deep exploration of the pain of separation and sense of loss,
Absolutely top class performance from the actors playing Woody and Lol , outstanding.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By G. METCALFE on 10 Jan. 2012
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In my opinion the best yet in the TIE series. Quite bleak but thought provoking and still retains flashes of dark humour. Sublime acting, fabulously shot a real must watch. Keep 'em coming Mr Meadows.
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By j mascherano on 5 April 2013
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shane meadows at his best, i found it a moving drama very similar to bbc1 drama the street and moving on by jimmy mcgovern.
i recommend you buy all the this is englands dvd`s if you are into true to life story lines which make you sit up and think
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By Def Max on 2 Dec. 2013
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If you're a fan of the film & 86 you have to have this ! And for those who like me grew up in 1980's northern England with not a lot it'll bring memories good & bad flooding back.
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By Mr. J. James on 9 Jan. 2015
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As far as the "This is England" series goes this is the worst of them but I bought it in order to complete the set so unless you are a fan then I wouldn't bother.
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By christopher knell on 15 Jun. 2013
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The order arrived very fast and was in the stated condition it was sold as being. Love this series and have watched 4 episodes since it arrived yesterday
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Brilliant as always! Superb acting, excellent absorbing storyline. Can't wait for next one! Christmas theme added a new dimension so fab!
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I find most of shane meadows work fun to watch , following on from this is England and this is England 86 this is a gripping storyline
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