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FILTH

DVD review by David Blackwell

 

DETAILS: 98 minutes, deleted and extended and alternate scenes, featurettes, audio commentary, previews

VIDEO: 2.35:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen)

AUDIO: English 5.1 Dolby Digital

Subtitles (feature only): English SDH, French, Spanish

 

STUDIO: Magnet Releasing/ Magnolis Home Entertainment/ Steel Mill Pictures/ Logie Pictures/ Maven Pictures/ Film House Germany/ Filmgate Films/ Altitude Film Entertainment/ Lionsgate UK/ Mollywood/ Creative Scotland

RELEASE DATE: 8-12-2014

FILTH is funny, outrageous, and sometimes grotesque as James McAvoy gives a very bonkers performance in this very surreal film based on the novel by Irvine Welsh.  It revolves around a troubled cop, Detective Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy), who isn’t right in the head as his methods are harsh and he starts seeing things.  As the movie goes on, he ends up in a 2001 type psychiatrist’s office as imagined by Terry Gilliam during parts of the film.  He has loose grip on reality as he tries to solve a case involving the murder of an Asian student, but the real focus of the movie is on his state of mind and not about solving the case.   Also you wonder where his wife is as she says a good marriage is about being the ultimate tease.   You see the destruction of a police detective who used to be a good man whom everyone hates or thinks is losing it.  He tries to play his fellow detectives against each other as he wants the inspector promotion because it may be his chance to add spark to his marriage.  FILTH is an interesting character study about the fall of a man, but you also wonder if he can redeem himself.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES:

23 minutes of deleted, extended, and alternate scenes which features some really funny scenes that should have been left in the movie while others were rightfully cut and yet others are funny and you can see why they cut it (the scene with the dog and the hooker).

 

Outtakes which are sometimes funny and are mostly line fluffs and forgetting lines

 

ON THE SET: MERRY FILTHMAS- behind the scenes of filming the Christmas party scene

JAME McAVOY AS DETECTIVE BRUCE ROBERTSON: THE ANTIHERO- talk about the character and the professionalism James McAvoy brings to the set

AXS TV: A LOOK AT FILTH- a quick promotional featurette

 

Audio Commentary for the film with director Jon S. Baird and author Irvine Welsh

 

Previews for NYMPHOMANIAC, THE PROTECTOR 2, THE DOUBLE, and THE SACRAMENT

 

FINAL ANALYSIS:  FILTH is a bonkers film with a fantastic twisty performance from James McAvoy.

 

This DVD review is 8-10-2014 David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission. Send all comments to feedback@enterline-media.com

 

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