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Tyrannosaur [DVD]

Peter Mullan , Olivia Colman , Paddy Considine    Suitable for 18 years and over   DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (140 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman, Eddie Marsan
  • Directors: Paddy Considine
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD 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 (140 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00505QAUY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,535 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:
• 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

Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play.

 

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.

 

Special Features

  • Audio Commentary with Director Paddy Considine
  • Dog Altogether Short
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Stills Gallery
  • Trailer
  • Booklet

 

  • Actors Olivia Colman, Peter Mullan, Eddie Marsan, Ned Dennehy, Sally Carman, Robin Butler, Paul Conway & Lee Rufford
  • Director Paddy Considine
  • Certificate 18 years and over
  • Year 2011
  • Languages English
  • Region Region 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.

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58 of 62 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Victor HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
This is a gritty slice of noirish realism from first time director (but a familiar face in front of the camera) Paddy Considine. It tells the story of Jacob (Peter Mullan) a man for whome life has been one long misery, full of violence, alcohol and deprivation. A chance meeting with Hannah (for whome life appears at first to be perfect) might just lift some of the darkness and bring a little light into his life. But as ever, it is going to be a struggle.

This is a story of damaged people trying to find their way through the world. It shows how you shouldn't just take people at face value, and how there can be a lot more going on behind the scenes than you realise. It deals with domestic violence of a variety of shades, and with mental illness. It is not a fun film to watch, but it is very worthwhile and moving.

Impressive performances from the cast, especially Olivia Coleman (hitherto only known to me as a sidekick to Mitchell and Webb), bring Paddy Considine's dark vision to life. Peter Mullan as the moody Jacob is impressive, seeming to burst from the screen when enraged, as though the television is not big enough to hold all of his anger. I felt threatened by his presence at times, even through the separation of the film camera. Olivia Coleman brings strength and dignity to her role as her relationship with Jacob evolves, managing to show how she takes inspiration from his anger and violence to deal with her own problems.

It's tough and gritty, but I felt that these were real people dealing with real problems, and I have to say it was an impressive debut for Considine the director. 5 stars.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dog Rough Debut 5 Jun 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I sort of knew that if Paddy Considine made a film it would be like this. Hard drinking gamblers and fighters. Tattooed, benefit dependent thugs with baseball bats and weapon dogs. Random racism and calculated GBH. Neglected children bearing witness to adult trails of dysfunction and destruction. Lost souls reaching for lost souls in a land of the soulless. A funeral, a wake, a coming together. There's no doubt this is a good film. Olivia Colman is just beautiful as the cross-wearing, alcoholic charity shop worker; Eddie Marsan is his usual fathomless, weird-headed menace; and Peter Mullan does admirably what the hard man role asks of him. Paddy was never going to have a musical, or a costume drama or a stab at Shakespeare as his directorial debut so should I be surprised that this is what it is? Probably not. Is art, because it supposedly imitates life, a perpetual re-affirmation of a community of stereotypes? Possibly. And although there's nothing wrong with drawing truth from what you know I could have done with some more shade and colour in the narrative and a little less immersion in the world of the depressed underclass. If that meant an extra fifteen minutes on the length it would have been worth it as I thought the film was a bit too short.

`Tyrannosaur' might bear comparison with Samantha Morton's 2009 directorial debut 'Unloved'. In some ways their directors' biogs are similar - an East Midlands origin, falling into acting through non-traditional routes, working class upbringings - but whereas Moreton's film about a little girl's experience growing up in care is both bleak and beautiful Considine's is just bleak. Despite the stylistic - and gender - differences both films seem to go to similar places; buy both and view them as a pair.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Moving, Difficult To Watch 90mins. 21 Feb 2012
By Mr. B. R. Good VINE VOICE
Format:DVD|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
With a small, talented cast, this film was written and directed by a man who had been under my radar for ages - Paddy Considine. I first discovered him as the lead in Shane Meadows', 'A Room for Romeo Brass'.

The plot in a nutshell: An angry, disturbed alcoholic, alone since the death of his beloved wife roams from dole office to pub in a never ending cycle of aggression and confrontation. He discovers Hannah, a middle class, kind Christian lady, with a secret. She may live on the pleasant side of town but her life is a circle of physical and emotional abuse by her husband.

Tyrannosaur did not immediately capture my interest, however, as a testament to the quality of the writing and production, I reached then end without taking a break once. The story of Joseph a troubled alcoholic played by the excellent Peter Mullan, finds solace in a vulnerable Charity shop worker, played by the popular Olivia Coleman.

A slightly crass observation perhaps, but the usually attractive Olivia Coleman (actually 38) does not look a day under 45 in this film.

As the film gets going, we see an extremely familiar face of British realism/gritty drama, Eddie Marsan, a man who crops up in virtually ever British drama these days. For a good reason, he is a superb character actor. He plays James, the violent, repulsive husband to Coleman's character Hannah.

It's a difficult watch because of the fact that real people are living these identical lives every day on any street or housing estate.

It was probably not necessary to include some of the scenes of animal abuse, it makes the film especially difficult to watch. The overwhelming theme that is woven into the fabric of the plot is about hopelessness, poverty and depression. Sad people living troubled lives.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Harrowing at times, but the difficult subject matter is ...
Harrowing at times, but the difficult subject matter is sensitively handled and the acting is absolutely superb. Not one for an evening of light entertainment though!
Published 29 days ago by J. Shaw
5.0 out of 5 stars Well... I would if I could watch ...
Well...I would if I could watch it...,.my mistake thought it was an ordinary DVD...Oh well some you win some you lose!
Published 1 month ago by Z. Myers
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent acting
This is a gritty film not for the feint hearted. Olivia Coleman is excellent and I quite agree with the outrage that she was not nominated for a BAFTA (although they seem to have... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Laura
5.0 out of 5 stars Harrowing, compulsive film.
A very very powerful film.As other people have stated there are no light moments in this film, but it is very shocking in its violence. Read more
Published 1 month ago by The Wolf
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Unnecessary foul mouthed pretentious, smug rubbish!
Published 1 month ago by wiggywales
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
What can you say about this film. Amazing acting
Published 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months 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 4 months ago by Kathleen
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