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This Is England (R2) in September

Optimum Home Entertainment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of This Is England on 3rd September 2007 priced at £19.99. Marking the fifth feature film from award-winning writer/director Shane Meadows (Dead Man’s Shoes), This is England tells the story of Shaun (Thomas Turgoose), an 11 year old kid growing up in the north of England. Set during the summer holidays of 1983, it follows his rites of passage from a shaggy haired ruffian grieving the loss of his father into a shaven headed thug whose anger and pain are embraced by the local skinhead fraternity.

This two-disc set offers the following features…

Disc 1: Main Feature

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • Commentary with director Shane Meadows, producer Mark Herbert and lead actor Thomas Turgoose

Disc 2: Extra Features
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Deleted scenes
  • Guardian interview with Shane Meadows at BFI Southbank
  • Interview with Shane Meadows (Jason Wood for Picturehouse cinemas)
  • Interview with Mark Herbert
  • Production Departments: Hair, Make-up and Costumes
  • Crew interviews & Rehearsals
  • Production Design
  • Essays on Skinheads and The Falklands War
  • Cast Biographies
  • Theatrical Trailer

Watch an outtake from the extras: Quicktime or Windows Media.

This Is England will also be available as part of a Shane Meadows box-set collection, This Is Shane Meadows, which is released the same day. Priced at £34.99 RRP the four-disc set includes This Is England (just the feature disc with commentary), Dead Man’s Shoes, TwentyFourSeven and A Room For Romeo Brass.

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