Saturday 19th February 2011
Adapted by Cris Cole (Mad Dogs; The Good Times Are Killing Me) from the acclaimed novel by Cris Freddi and directed by Karl Golden (The Honeymooners; Belonging To Laura), the cool, sexy and provocative new Brit-flick, Pelican Blood, released on DVD by Icon Home Entertainment on 7th March 2011, stars Harry Treadaway, stars Harry Treadaway (Fish Tank; City Of Ember; Control), Emma Booth (The Boys Are Back), Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who; Robin Hood) and Christopher Fulford (Whitechapel) in the compelling tale of an impetuous young couple who embark on a capricious affair after meeting on a suicide website chat room.
Following the break-up with his girlfriend, Stevie (Booth), a disastrously unsuccessful suicide attempt and the death of his mother, Nikko (Treadaway) has decided to put his obsessive-compulsive disorder tendencies to good use by working as a professional house cleaner and is devoting all his leisure time to his hobby: bird spotting with his best friends, Cameron (Darvill) and Bish (Ali Craig). Nikko's target is to spot 500 different birds, at which point he plans to end it all in every sense of the phrase and he's already well into the 490s.
But just as Nikko's life is beginning to settle into something resembling normality, Stevie arrives back on the scene and reignites their highly volatile, sexually charged relationship, much to the dismay of those close to Nikko. An animal rights activist and environmental campaigner with serious emotional and psychological issues of her own, Stevie may be the one thing Nikko wants but she's also the last thing he needs.
A moving, often humorous and consistently passionate look at the things that make people tick, Pelican Blood is a bold and original British indie film with a vibrant soundtrack that includes tracks by The Coral, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Crystal Castles, The Do, Little Hell and The Specials.
- None or TBC
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.