The Selfish Giant (2013)
Wednesday 1st January 2014
The Selfish Giant, released on DVD and Blu-ray on 27th January 2014 by Artificial Eye, is a contemporary fable about 13 year old Arbor (Conner Chapman) and his best friend Swifty (Shaun Thomas).
Excluded from school and outsiders in their own neighbourhood, the two boys meet Kitten (Sean Gilder), a local scrap-dealer - the Selfish Giant. They begin collecting scrap metal for him using a horse and cart. Swifty has a natural gift with horses while Arbor emulates Kitten - keen to impress him and make some money. However, Kitten favours Swifty, leaving Arbor feeling hurt and excluded, driving a wedge between the boys. Arbor becomes increasingly greedy and exploitative, becoming more like Kitten. Tensions build, leading to a tragic event, which transforms them all.
Clio Barnard's second feature, which premiered to universal acclaim at Cannes, is one of this year's key British releases. Boldly cinematic and featuring astonishing performances from the two leads, The Selfish Giant further cements Barnard's reputation as a visionary film maker.
- Interview with Director Clio Barnard
- Interview with actors Connor Chapman and Shaun Thomas
- 7 Deleted Scenes
- Alternative Ending
- Theatrical Trailer
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.