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Directed by D.R. Hood
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A married couple (Cumberbatch, Foy) move back to his childhood village to start a family but a surprise visit from the husband's brother (Evans) ignites sibling rivalry and exposes the lies embedded in the couple's relationship. An evocative, beautifully shot drama that examines the fragile relationship between truth, intimacy and betrayal.

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A married couple move back to his childhood village to start a family but a surprise visit from the husband's brother ignites sibling rivalry and exposes the lies embedded in the couple’s relationship.
WRECKERS is an evocative, beautifully shot debut from director D R Hood that examines the fragile relationship between truth, intimacy and betrayal.


Features stand out performances from some of the best British acting talent working today including Benedict Cumberbatch (War Horse, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and BBC's Sherlock Holmes), Claire Foy (BBC's Little Dorrit and Channel 4's The Promise) and Shaun Evans (Endeavour, The Take).

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Theatrical Release: December 16th, 2011

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DVD Review: Artificial Eye - Region 2 - PAL

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Distribution Artificial Eye - Region 2 - PAL
Runtime 1:21:00 (4% PAL Speedup)
Video 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 6.48 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.

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Audio English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Subtitles None
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Release Information:
Studio: Artificial Eye

Aspect Ratio:
Original Aspect Ratio 1.85:1

Edition Details:

• Interview with the director D R Hood
• The Other Man
• The Journey Man
• Theatrical trailer

DVD Release Date: March 12th, 2012

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Chapters: 12

 

Comments:

Interesting, cerebral look at a relationship and trust with an underlying mysterious, suspense, angle. Wreckers is a relatively short film and deliberately paced. Connecting early - or simply allowing yourself to - is paramount to appreciation. I enjoyed it but can see how it might be an acquired taste - as some may see it as having 'student film' characteristics.

Artificial Eye supply a dual-layered transfer that holds some texture. I imagine this looks fairly accurate to the original. The disc is anamorphic and has a high bitrate. Any softer shots are inherent in the production. Style is quite pleasing with a fearless approach to close-ups. Audio gives options for a superfluous surround or 2.0 channel stereo. Sound is clean but optional subtitles might have been appropriate for those less familiar with the accents. The disc is coded for region 2 in the PAL standard.

AE have included two interesting D.R. Hood shorts - Journey Man (2002) and The Other Man (2006) which showcase signature similarities to the main feature. There is also an interview with D. R. Hood - which had some revealing elements and there is a trailer.

As I stated - Wreckers is not for everyone - but I enjoyed the presentation and look forward to more from the director. There is a lot of good here with some individualistic spirit to the film realization. 

Gary W. Tooze

 


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