- Actors: Sean Harris, Sarah Matravers, Michelle Connolly (III), Henry Kelly, Tony O'Leary
- Format: PAL
- Language: English
- Subtitles: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: 15
- Studio: Petit Peche
- DVD Release Date: 12 Jan. 2009
- Run Time: 92 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B001E25MHE
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 117,164 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Saxon  [DVD]
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Saxon is a council estate like no other. It harbours a cruel, sardonic underworld of petty crims, psychotic fishmongers and curry-laundering thugs. One-eyed Eddie has come to clean things up.
Soon after leaving prison, Eddie has his eye cut out by a loan shark chasing an old debt. Eddie's other eye will only be spared upon repayment. Desperate for cash, Eddie phones Linda, a wealthy childhood sweetheart. She lives in Saxon - a ghost-town of grim flats run by a corrupt council. With her husband missing, Eddie offers his services as an amateur sleuth, and so embarks on a comically gruesome journey through the surreal and grimy underworld of Saxon.
One britpic well worth catching --David Parkinson, Empire
Top Customer Reviews
Saxon is a quality movie because it does what those other movies are afraid to: tell a unique story with an emphasis on the characters. All the special effects in the world won't make me want to watch the film if I want to punch the main character in the face. Sean Harris is hilarious as the much-abused Eddie, a man who loses an eye in the first five minutes and his life goes downhill from there. He's got good comedic timing, but his best scenes are the emotional ones. When he's falling off the bandwagon or meeting his mother, that's when I care about him the most. You're not watching an archetype or a stereotype, you're getting a fully-fleshed out character thanks to a great performance and a fantastic script by Greg Loftin.
The rest of the cast is good too, especially Sarah Matavers and Michelle Connolly. Their roles are refreshing because they do not play 'The Chick', 'The Love Interest', but realistic women dealing with weird circumstances in a harsh environment. They bring their comedic chops to the table and do not disappoint. Rather than just react to Eddie's weirdness (as women in mainstream comedies are often forced to do) they're funny in their own right.
So if you want a big budget flick-of-the-week, I think the latest Transformers is out this weekend. If you want something with a story that makes sense, a good script and fantastic performances, check this one out. You won't regret it.
Highly recommended, it will make you think, it will make you cry, it will make you laugh! Great stuff!
Set almost entirely within the confines of the titular housing estate the plot concerns recent jailbird Fast Eddie (Sean Harris) returning to his familiar stomping ground trying to track down an old pal that has won a large sum on a TV quiz show. Eddie needs money desperately to settle a debt to some nasty characters who have already gouged out one of his eyes and intend to relieve him of the other if he doesn't stump up the mullah quick smart. Unfortunately his pal has disappeared so he enrolls as Private Dick for the missing pals wife, offering to find out what has happened in return for a payment that gets him, literally, off the fish-hook.
Nicely paced, the film gives us the pleasure of a slow-reveal, as the various characters we meet, who seem random at first, eventually form part of a jigsaw that fills in all the gaps and lead us to a satisfying conclusion. Along this journey we are treated to all manner of movie conceit as a relatively simple idea plays out in a stylish manner that belies it's zero budget and manages to pay homage to the movies in a way that only a director who still feels the thrill of the big screen could manage to do.
We get more than our fair share of Kubrick, especially The Shining; a cute dose of Leone; a sprinkling of David Lynch and, very surprising in a small independent Brit-Flick, what seems like Wong Kar Wei.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is an excellent film, the script is clever and well written. Greg Loftin is a fantastic writer and director. Read morePublished on 30 Mar. 2015 by Joy Meland