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We are based in South London near Croydon, UK, and if preferred this item can be picked up by appointment. Just e-mail here. I also welcome the old fashioned cheque and po as it is cheaper to process and all orders are sent off same day as cheque received.
- Actors: Iain Glen, Susannah Harker, Jerome Flynn
- Format: PAL
- Region: Region 2 (UK & Europe)
- Number of Discs: 2
- EAN: 5027626305147
- Classification: 12
- Studio: Network
- DVD Release Date: 25 May 2009
- Run Time: 260 minutes
24-year-old Carl Galton represents a new kind of London gangster. In his relentless pursuit of wealth and status, signalled by luxury cars and designer clothes, Carl is brutally effi cient and has scant regard for any traditional notions of honour. Following his brotherís death in an East-End bar brawl, his focus shifts from protection rackets in North London to the territory of the oldschool East-End Ďfirmsí - and he is prepared to use any means necessary to establish dominance there.
Acclaimed Edinburgh-born actor Iain Glen (The Diary of Anne Frank, Silent Scream) perfected a London accent for his stunning performance as the predatory, Armani-clad gang leader in this chillingly authentic 1988 drama from Thamesí Euston Films. Directed by the award-winning Stuart Orme (The Sculptress) and featuring an impressive supporting cast - including Susannah Harker (House of Cards), Jerome Flynn (Soldier, Soldier), Jesse Birdsall (Bugs) and Anthony Valentine (Colditz, Callan) - The Fear is a disturbing snapshot of a hidden London, released here for the first time in home video format.
Special Feature: brand-new commentaries on first and last episode with Iain Glen, Producer Jacky Stoller and Director Stuart Orme.
- Price: Out of stock
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Well, even though this was only released in 2009 as of March 2012, it seems to have already gone out of print. This is a shame as it was really an influential series, certainly a class apart from anything else on British TV in the late 1980s. I remember thinking watching it all those years ago that there were moments that were so deep that if they had got any deeper would mainstream TV have accepted it.
In some ways it is a lost masterpiece. See it to realise what I mean. Bowiesque cool and detached Iain Glen is superb, holding it all together like glue. Other than the clothes, the cars and the hairstyles nothing has dated - it still holds its power to grip.
This 2 dvd-set seems to get harder and harder to find. Try and get it before it disappears almost completely. I have put a direct link to amazon.co.uk below as this is a good first place to start your search and, of course, when I'm able to get more I'll put them here. For the few copies that are about a fair price seems to be £25 - £35. I have seen prices of £80 plus but that is rare up to now.
- Available: amazon.co.uk
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