I quite often post news about certain movies and state how excited I am about said movie. This is usually because I try and focus the majority of news content on stuff that does indeed excite me. This is most definitely the case for Tyrannosaur, which is the feature length directorial debut from Paddy Considine. More familiar in front of the screen, in movies such as Dead Man's Shoes, Submarine and Hot Fuzz, this is his first foray behind the camera.
The film stars Peter Mullan (Red Riding Trilogy and Neds), Olivia Colman and Eddie Marsen, and will be released on Unrated DVD on April 3 from Strand Releasing. I am happy to say that I will be reviewing it a little closer to its release date.
TYRANNOSAUR follows the story of two lonely, damaged people brought together by circumstance. Joseph (Peter Mullan) is an unemployed widower, drinker, and a man crippled by his own volatile temperament and furious anger. Hannah (Olivia Colman) is a Christian worker at a charity shop, a respectable woman who appears wholesome and happy. When the pair is brought together, Hannah appears as Joseph’s potential savior, someone who can temper his fury and offer him warmth, kindness and acceptance. As their story develops, Hannah’s own secrets are revealed — her relationship with husband James (Eddie Marsan) is violent and abusive — and as events spiral out of control, Joseph becomes her source of succor and comfort.
LOADED WITH BONUS FEATURES:
- AUDIO COMMENTARY BY DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER
- "DOG ALTOGETHER" (AWARD-WINNING SHORT FILM BYPADDY CONSIDINE THAT INSPIRED THE FEATURE)
- DELETED SCENES
- ORIGINAL THEATRICAL TRAILER
- OTHER STRAND RELEASING TRAILERS