directed by Nick Love
United Kingdom 2004

 

”Football factory” is to hooliganism what ”Trainspotting” was to heroin addiction. Nick Love tells the story of a group of hooligans, who basically only have one interest: To kick the shit out of “a fucking cunt”.

Told in “Trainspotting” style, the film is sadly ordinary. While the film is extremely violent and Love portraits his characters beautifully, something is missing. It simple doesn’t have any real emotionally impact, only a glamorisation of violence, offering no context.

What could have been a contemporary look at hooliganism, at what social and personal reasons is behind this senseless violence, ends as a weak imitation of “Trainspotting”.

Henrik Sylow

Posters

Theatrical Release: May 13, 2004 (Cannes Film Market)

Reviews    More Reviews  DVD Reviews

DVD Review: Momentum Pictures / Nordisk Film - Region 2 - PAL

Big thanks to Henrik Sylow for the Review!

DVD Box Cover

CLICK to order from:

 

Distribution

Nordisk Film

Region 2 - PAL

Runtime 1:27:11 (4% PAL speedup)
Video

2.35:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 7.19 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

Bitrate

Audio 5.1 Dolby Digital English, DTS English
Subtitles Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Nordisk Film

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 2.35:1

Edition Details:
• Making of 'Football factory' (33:17 / 4:3)
• Alternative opening sequence (1:09 / 16:9)
• 8 Deleted scenes (4:57 / 16:9)
• Trailers

DVD Release Date: April 13, 2005
Keep Case

Chapters 13

 

 

 

 

Comments The image is simple stunning. Deep blacks, clear details in night sequences, no visible compression artifacts.

The Danish DVD comes with an additional DTS track, where the UK DVD only has the 5.1 Dolby Digital. Both tracks are very aggressive, using all channels to the max. In crowd sequences, the rears really put one in the middle of the fight. The DTS is slightly better than the 5.1 Dolby Digital.

As additional material, we have a very entertaining "Making of" documentary, 8 deleted scenes and an alternative opening, which on the UK DVD are combined to 9 deleted scenes.

What sadly is missing from the Danish DVD is the commentary track by Nick Love and actor Danny Dyer. That, and Love's short film "Love Story".

 - Henrik Sylow

 

 



DVD Menus

 

 


Screen Captures


Captures resized to 800px from 1016px native resolution

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

DVD Box Cover

CLICK to order from:

 

Distribution

Nordisk Film

Region 2 - PAL

 

 

 




 

Hit Counter

 

DONATIONS Keep DVDBeaver alive:

Mail cheques, money orders, cash to:    or CLICK PayPal logo to donate!

Gary Tooze

Thank You!

Nick Love's - The Football Factory - Momentum Pictures / Nordisk Film - Region 2 - PAL Nick Love The Football Factory DVD Review Nick Love's - The Football Factory - Momentum Pictures / Nordisk Film - Region 2 - PAL Nick Love The Football Factory DVD Review Nick Love's - The Football Factory - Momentum Pictures / Nordisk Film - Region 2 - PAL Nick Love The Football Factory DVD Review Nick Love's - The Football Factory - Momentum Pictures / Nordisk Film - Region 2 - PAL Nick Love The Football Factory DVD Review Nick Love's - The Football Factory - Momentum Pictures / Nordisk Film - Region 2 - PAL Nick Love The Football Factory DVD Review Nick Love's - The Football Factory - Momentum Pictures / Nordisk Film - Region 2 - PAL Nick Love The Football Factory DVD Review Nick Love's - The Football Factory - Momentum Pictures / Nordisk Film - Region 2 - PAL Nick Love The Football Factory DVD Review Nick Love's - The Football Factory - Momentum Pictures / Nordisk Film - Region 2 - PAL Nick Love The Football Factory DVD Review Nick Love's - The Football Factory - Momentum Pictures / Nordisk Film - Region 2 - PAL Nick Love The Football Factory DVD Review Nick Love's - The Football Factory - Momentum Pictures / Nordisk Film - Region 2 - PAL Nick Love The Football Factory DVD Review Nick Love's - The Football Factory - Momentum Pictures / Nordisk Film - Region 2 - PAL Nick Love The Football Factory DVD Review Nick Love's - The Football Factory - Momentum Pictures / Nordisk Film - Region 2 - PAL Nick Love The Football Factory DVD Review Nick Love's - The Football Factory - Momentum Pictures / Nordisk Film - Region 2 - PAL Nick Love The Football Factory DVD Review Nick Love's - The Football Factory - Momentum Pictures / Nordisk Film - Region 2 - PAL Nick Love The Football Factory DVD Review Nick Love's - The Football Factory - Momentum Pictures / Nordisk Film - Region 2 - PAL Nick Love The Football Factory DVD Review Nick Love's - The Football Factory - Momentum Pictures / Nordisk Film - Region 2 - PAL Nick Love The Football Factory DVD Review Nick Love's - The Football Factory - Momentum Pictures / Nordisk Film - Region 2 - PAL Nick Love The Football Factory DVD Review Nick Love's - The Football Factory - Momentum Pictures / Nordisk Film - Region 2 - PAL Nick Love The Football Factory DVD Review Nick Love's - The Football Factory - Momentum Pictures / Nordisk Film - Region 2 - PAL Nick Love The Football Factory DVD Review Nick Love's - The Football Factory - Momentum Pictures / Nordisk Film - Region 2 - PAL Nick Love The Football Factory DVD Review Nick Love's - The Football Factory - Momentum Pictures / Nordisk Film - Region 2 - PAL Nick Love The Football Factory DVD Review Nick Love's - The Football Factory - Momentum Pictures / Nordisk Film - Region 2 - PAL Nick Love The Football Factory DVD Review Nick Love's - The Football Factory - Momentum Pictures / Nordisk Film - Region 2 - PAL Nick Love The Football Factory DVD Review Nick Love's - The Football Factory - Momentum Pictures / Nordisk Film - Region 2 - PAL Nick Love The Football Factory DVD ReviewNick Love's - The Football Factory - Momentum Pictures / Nordisk Film - Region 2 - PAL Nick Love The Football Factory DVD Review Nick Love's - The Football Factory - Momentum Pictures / Nordisk Film - Region 2 - PAL Nick Love The Football Factory DVD Review Nick Love's - The Football Factory - Momentum Pictures / Nordisk Film - Region 2 - PAL Nick Love The Football Factory DVD Review Nick Love's - The Football Factory - Momentum Pictures / Nordisk Film - Region 2 - PAL Nick Love The Football Factory DVD Review Nick Love's - The Football Factory - Momentum Pictures / Nordisk Film - Region 2 - PAL Nick Love The Football Factory DVD Review Nick Love's - The Football Factory - Momentum Pictures / Nordisk Film - Region 2 - PAL Nick Love The Football Factory DVD Review Nick Love's - The Football Factory - Momentum Pictures / Nordisk Film - Region 2 - PAL Nick Love The Football Factory DVD Review Nick Love's - The Football Factory - Momentum Pictures / Nordisk Film - Region 2 - PAL Nick Love The Football Factory DVD Review Nick Love's - The Football Factory - Momentum Pictures / Nordisk Film - Region 2 - PAL Nick Love The Football Factory DVD Review Nick Love's - The Football Factory - Momentum Pictures / Nordisk Film - Region 2 - PAL Nick Love The Football Factory DVD Review Nick Love's - The Football Factory - Momentum Pictures / Nordisk Film - Region 2 - PAL Nick Love The Football Factory DVD Review Nick Love's - The Football Factory - Momentum Pictures / Nordisk Film - Region 2 - PAL Nick Love The Football Factory DVD Review