Dead Man Down (2013)
Saturday 27th July 2013
Prepare yourself for an adrenalin-fuelled rollercoaster ride with Dead Man Down, an action-packed revenge thriller from Niels Areden Oplev, the award-winning Danish director of the original The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo in his American film debut. Set in the criminal underworld of New York City, and starring Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Dominic Cooper, Academy Award® nominee Terrence Howard, and WWE star Wade Barrett, Dead Man Down is released on Blu-ray and DVD on 23rd September 2013, courtesy of Entertainment One.
The Blu-ray and DVD come complete with special features taking you further inside the action, including featurettes about the cinematography and how the firefights were staged.
Victor (Farrell; Total Recall, Seven Psychopaths), a rising gangland player, has infiltrated the crime empire run by Alphonse (Howard; Iron Man, Hustle & Flow), with the single purpose of making him pay for destroying his once happy life. In the midst of this, Victor meets Beatrice (Rapace; The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Prometheus), a mysterious French woman, who lives with her mother, Valentine (Isabelle Huppert; Amour, I Heart Huckabees), in the high rise apartment building opposite Victor's. As Victor becomes attracted to her, he soon finds out that Beatrice is not the woman she seems be, but rather a crime victim seeking retribution for which she needs Victor's help. When these two wounded people get together, each obsessed with retribution, their chemistry and intense relationship leads them to execute a violent and cathartic plan for revenge.
Smart and absorbing with constant twists and turns, and packed with explosions, car chases and shoot-outs, Dead Man Down will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
- Staging the Action: The Firefights
- Revenge and Redemption: Crafting Dead Man Down
- Revenge Technique: The Cinematography