Sunday, 21 October 2012

DVD Review – King of Devil’s Island @Filmoria

Fancy a bit of Scandinavian prison drama?  King of Devil's Island stars Stellan Skarsgard surrounded by a hugely talented young cast and it's out on DVD, Blu-ray and available on digital download from 29th October.

Based on the true story of a prisoner insurrection at the real-life Bastoy island prison for boys, it's a beautiful and bleak film with some brilliant performances and I highly recommend it in my 4 star review over at Filmoria.

Following in the footsteps of other great films about juvenile delinquents like The 400 Blows, Sleepers and Scum, this is another great entry into the youth prison film.  It might have much of the familiarity of other prison films but the characters and performances are so strong as to make this well worth a look.

From the cinematography to the score, this is an incredibly well made film and it's great to see Skarsgard taking a break from blockbuster stardom to deliver a chilly performance in a  powerful and gripping smaller film.

Head to Filmoria to read the full review of King of Devil's Island now.

Have you already seen King of Devil's Island?  What did you think?

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