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Tyrannosaur [Blu-ray]

Peter Mullan , Olivia Colman    Suitable for 18 years and over   Blu-ray
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman
  • Format: Import, Blu-ray, Widescreen
  • 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: 18
  • Studio: Optimum Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 6 Feb 2012
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00695A6RW
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,176 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

A powerful award-winning drama written and directed by Paddy Considine (Dead Man’s Shoes), Tyrannosaur follows the story of two people brought together by circumstance. Joseph (Peter Mullan, Neds) is an unemployed widower, drinker, and a man stifled by his own volatile temperament and furious anger. Hannah (Olivia Colman, Hot Fuzz) is a Christian worker at a charity shop, a respectable woman who appears wholesome and happy. When the pair are brought together, Hannah appears to be Joseph’s potential saviour, someone who can temper his fury and offer him warmth, kindness and acceptance. As their story develops Hannah’s own secrets are revealed--her relationship with husband James (Eddie Marsan, Sherlock Holmes) is violent and abusive--and as events spiral out of control, Joseph becomes her source of comfort.

Extras:
• “The Making of Tyrannosaur” Booklet
• Audio Commentary with Director/Writer Paddy Considine and Producer Diarmid Scrimshaw
• BAFTA Winning Short Film Dog Altogether
• Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary
• Stills Gallery
• Trailer

Product Description

United Kingdom released, Blu-Ray/Region B DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Dolby DTS-HD Master Audio ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (2.35:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Booklet, Commentary, Deleted Scenes, Interactive Menu, Making Of, Photo Gallery, Scene Access, Short Film, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: A powerful and affecting award-winning drama from feature writer / director Paddy Considine (Dead Man's Shoes), Tyrannosaur follows the story of two lonely, damaged people brought together by circumstance. Joseph (Peter Mullan) is an unemployed widower, drinker, and a man crippled by his own volatile temperament and furious anger. Hannah (Olivia Colman) is a Christian worker at a charity shop, a respectable woman who appears wholesome and happy. When the pair are brought together, Hannah appears as Joseph's potential saviour, someone who can temper his fury and offer him warmth, kindness and acceptance. As their story develops Hannah's own secrets are revealed - her relationship with husband James (Eddie Marsan) is violent and abusive - and as events spiral out of control, Joseph becomes her source of succour and comfort. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, British Independent Film Awards, Sundance Film Festival, Thessaloniki Film Festival, ...Tyrannosaur (Blu-Ray)

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56 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A film about beasts and monsters 9 Dec 2011
Format:DVD
TYRANNOSAUR
(dir. Paddy Considine/91 minutes)

Paddy Considine's directorial debut was the big winner at last week's British Independent Film Awards, picking up trophies for Best Director, Best Actress and Best Film. And rightly so. It's a remarkable film about beasts and monsters that pulls no punches. It's unrelentingly unpleasant; one (graphic) scene towards the beginning drew a collective gasp of horror from the audience in the cinema. It tells the story of `tyrannosaur' Joseph, characteristically played with blistering rage by Peter Mullan. Joseph is a violent, bitter, alcoholic widower, full of anger and pain. He meets Hannah (a stunning performance by Olivia Coleman), an all-round good egg (she's a devout Christian working in a charity shop, what more proof do you need that she's a good person?) who takes Joseph under her wing and helps him on the road to recovery and redemption. It all sounds a bit predictable written down on the page like that, but the execution is far from predictable as Hannah is hiding something equally terrible about her own life. All the performances are standout (Eddie Marsan makes a distinct impression in his limited screen time as Hannah's monstrous husband James). Casting Coleman, primarily known as a comedy actress in Peep Show, Rev and Green Wing among others, was a masterstroke as she's so warm and nice that you just want to give her a hug. She'll break your heart. That's a promise.
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57 of 63 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Disturbing and Riveting 13 Jan 2012
By Valerie J. TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
Tyrannosaur is a powerful award-winning drama about a man who suffers from terrible outbursts of rage who, after one public outburst, dashes into a charity shop and hides. There, he is consoled by a religious woman who prays for him. Sounds like the comfortable sort of Christian drama that you might watch on a Sunday afternoon, doesn't it? Well, it isn't. Joseph (Peter Mullan) kicks his dog to death in a fit of rage within the first few minutes of the movie, his language is strong and relentless throughout, and Hannah (Olivia Colman), despite her Christianity and her charity, is a battered wife who suffers the most despicable physical abuse by her husband, James (Eddie Marsan).

If you can take the disturbing elements of this movie, then you will watch an exceptional drama that, for me, dragged up all sorts of emotions. I was repelled by Joseph and his tirades. I was angry with Hannah for not going to the police and having her nightmare of a husband put away. I was frustrated by them both. And I could not stop watching the drama unfold and it was relentless and I didn't come away from it happy, or relieved. But it did get me thinking how lucky I am to live in my world that is not theirs and it did make me hope that that never changes. There but for the grace of God go I, as the saying goes.

Tyrannosaur has beaten Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy in the British Independent Film Awards. I don't know if I could ever watch it again. If I do, it won't be any time soon. But it's a powerful movie, an exceptional one and certainly, I think, deserves watching once.

Written and directed by Paddy Considine who is also an actor. He starred in The Cry of the Owl (2009) and Dead Man's Shoes (2004) which he also wrote.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 8 July 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This film is brilliant. The storyline was very moving and so well acted by both leads. Very sensitively dealt with.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the power of Tyrannosaur 8 Jun 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
It was a frightening look at how hope can overcome the most desolute circumstances. The acting was powerful and moving, the charactures and settings all too real. A must to see.
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27 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The film of 2011. 10 Oct 2011
By godzilla78 VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
Simply put this is the film of 2011. Within the opening minutes the viewer is aware that Joseph (Peter Mullan) is one seriously horrible piece of work. He is a torrent of rage and abuse waiting to explode and it takes little to set him off. Yet beneath all the twisted hatred, exists a man fully aware of his actions and perhaps that is what fuels his angry outbursts. Without a doubt Mullan's performance is stunning as a man at war with himself and everyone around him. Despite his chaotic world of booze and the odd eruption of violence, he has a soft spot which is found by Hannah (Olivia Coleman).

Again, its a powerful performance and Coleman is excellent as the charity shop worker who extends the hand of friendship to the volatile Joseph. As horrible as Joseph may be, he pales in comparison to Hannah's vile husband. Joseph can at least see his faults and doesn't hide behind a facade as a nice guy whilst actually being loathsome. As the film progresses more and more little pieces of Joseph's past become clear but beneath his obvious faults is a man who can feel for those suffering needless abuse.

The film is not for those easily offended by some choice language, this is gritty realism which pulls no punches. There are also a couple of uncomfortable scenes involving cruelty to animals although in one case it may be entirely justified seen through the eyes of Joseph.

All in all this is probably the best film I have seen this year and is incredibly powerful stuff so hats off to Mr Considine and all involved. Rough going but thoroughly captivating.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
What can you say about this film. Amazing acting
Published 14 days ago by Mr D G Lloyd
4.0 out of 5 stars good twist, felt like more could have happened
Quite a dark film, very well acted, good twist, felt like more could have happened, otherwise good film
Published 29 days ago by neill orwin
5.0 out of 5 stars Bleak but brilliant
I would regard this a movie you would only want to watch once, but it is well worth the journey. Not one for a sunny afternoon, but very well done.
Published 1 month ago by Mr. Mj Alexander
5.0 out of 5 stars Difficult viewing
Olivia Coleman plays her role with her usual understated grace and charm. In my opinion she gets better with each passing year and each thing she does. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Macbeth
3.0 out of 5 stars Quite violent
I love these kind of kitchen sink dramas and this one was very good if you like this genre. First class actors. The story was predictable but I still enjoyed it.
Published 2 months ago by Kathleen
1.0 out of 5 stars Animal cruelty alert
If animal cruelty disturbs you then this film is a bad idea. Yes I realise that it is part of the plot, and yes I realise that it's not real (although the way he yanked the dog... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Steven Jenkins
5.0 out of 5 stars strange title we understand why but still quite black and strange and...
I loved this film its so down to earth and rough but compelling and beautiful in many respects all the people every character has a little gem of a role I thought and I was moved... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mr. R. Tyler
5.0 out of 5 stars Laugh, cry, maybe even throw up watching this
One of the most powerful films I have ever seen. The rawness of the characters, the harshness of the environment (Yorkshire) the in-your-face violence and the stark filming style... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Disturbing
Not easy watching, very disturbing - but totally gripping. Very well observed characters and a hollow ring of truth to the whole set up.
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Powerful and gripping
The excellent Peter Mullan confirms his stature as one of Scotland's finest actors. Very ably supported by the rest of the cast and by gripping dialogue, strong storyline and some... Read more
Published 3 months ago by gillian gilchrist
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