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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 (127 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 (127 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00695A6RW
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 27,051 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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51 of 55 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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54 of 60 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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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartbreaking and powerful stuff 26 Jan 2012
By Beebs
Format:DVD
Outstanding performances by both Peter Mullan (Joseph) and Olivia Coleman (Hannah). I hated Joseph within the first couple of minutes of this film, and I think that's a first. In time however, you realise that he hates himself a lot more than anyone else ever could, and is violently frustrated with his own inability to change. He shows remorse (but only in private moments) for his actions, particularly for killing his dog, and therefore you start to warm to him despite yourself. He is a complicated character without having that much dialogue, and your feelings towards him change from scene to scene. Hannah is the quiet, kind, down-trodden and abused woman who is struggling with life. All she wants is a family and a quiet existence. When Joseph seeks solace in her, he gets a lot more involved than he baragained for as it slowly transpires she has her own problems, which are actually worse than his. Olivia Coleman is incredible as Hannah and her character is so heartbreaking. The domestic violence is hard to watch and her husband is such a disgusting man you just want to rescue her. When Joseph's best friend dies, there is a wake, which is a strangely uplifting part of the film and you start to feel and hope that maybe things will be ok. The film then takes a darker turn, with both characters' secrets being exposed and leading to another upsetting scene involving a dog. This is a thought provoking and moving piece of cinema, which although not the most comfortable viewing at times, is incredibly well directed and quite beautiful.
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26 of 31 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
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 12 days ago by gillian gilchrist
4.0 out of 5 stars Enagaging & gritty
Engaging film that some will find depressing (as did my partner!) but is very worth watching. Well acted, gritty story. No glamour here, very real, dramatic and convincing.
Published 12 days ago by Jw Gellatley
5.0 out of 5 stars Gave my coffee ripples....
The story of Joseph, a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction.

As Joseph's life spirals into turmoil a chance of redemption appears... Read more
Published 22 days ago by Mr. Corey S. Newcombe
3.0 out of 5 stars Well acted but....
Depressing story of depressing people in depressing landscapes. Bleak and unlovely with nasty characters and animal cruelty.
Be prepared to be depressed.
Published 26 days ago by Dobblinski
4.0 out of 5 stars Acting at its finest
This is a film about real people, beautifully acted and thoroughly believable - a tribute to all involved in its production.
Published 1 month ago by Rita English
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant - but not for the faint-hearted
It's not that often that a film keeps me totally engaged - hooked from start to finish - but this is one of the few in recent years. It's often not easy viewing. Read more
Published 1 month ago by M. T. Hughes
5.0 out of 5 stars great film!
very moving film..one you don't forget in a hurry..recommended..it was on the tv..we taped it and for some reason it only taped half the film..so..had to see how it ended.. Read more
Published 1 month ago by looby lou
5.0 out of 5 stars brillant
really brilliant movie edge of the seat gripping really hard hitting about abuse liked the story and I never watched before
Published 3 months ago by linda tansley
4.0 out of 5 stars Compelling depravity
This is one of those uber real close to the bare underbelly of society films where expletives fill the air like bullets from a gun
Published 3 months ago by Dr. Howard J. Hawker
4.0 out of 5 stars Tyrannosaur
I gave this dvd 4 stars because of the sound which is sometimes quite low, at the most important moment in the film (mainly the reason for the title) Peter Mullan's voice seemed to... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Sally T
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