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To the North where we do what we want ...,
This review is from: Red Riding Trilogy [DVD] (DVD)
"The Red Riding Trilogy" is a quite superb series of films based on David Peace's "Red Riding" books. The three films , 1974,1980 and 1983 ,are all excellent stand alone films , but the complex way in which they are all interlinked is carried off with some aplomb. The films tell harrowing stories about police corruption and child abuse in which decent people are few and far between and who either get marginalised or murdered. The acting in all three films is stunning as is is the stylish cinematography and atmospheric music. The characterisation is immense and there are some of the most dastardly villains in these films that have ever appeared on TV cop series (most of them being policemen). The stories in the films are gripping and intricate,gritty and credible. The police emerge from "The Red Riding Trilogy" in an appalling way (a few good apples in a sea of bad ones) as the sleazy underbelly of West Yorkshire is exposed in a dramatic way. CSI or The Bill this isn't ; instead the viewer is treated to a mesmerising , intelligent and haunting series of films that are vastly superior to most cop shows and films you are ever likely to see.