The Escapist (R2) in February
Vertigo Films have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of The Escapist on 9th February 2009. Brian Cox, Joseph Fiennes and Damian Lewis star in this prison escape drama.
Synopsis: Frank Perry (Brian Cox) is a lifer - in prison for the rest of his days. He’s never had a problem with that: he did the crime, he’ll do the time - until now. He receives a letter telling him that his only and much loved daughter is critically ill following an overdose. Knowing that he must see her before it’s too late, he decides to escape but, he can’t do it alone. A motley crew of younger associates is assembled to enact his plan: Lenny Drake (Joseph Fiennes), Brodie (Liam Cunningham), and Viv Baptista (Seu Jorge). As they prepare the breakout, Frank’s focus is distracted by the arrival of a young con, James Lacey (Dominic Cooper), who reminds him of days long lost. As the new kid on the block, Lacey also attracts the sadistic attention of Tony (Steven Macintosh), the drug-addict brother of wing-king Rizza (Damian Lewis). Personality conflicts put the escape in jeopardy and Frank is forced to find the energy and courage of the man he once was.
- Audio Commentary with Rupert Wyatt and Dominic Cooper
- The Making of The Escapist
- Behind the Scenes
- Theatrical Trailer
- Storyboard Comparison