FILTH (released by Lionsgate Home Entertainment on Monday 10th February), adapted from Irvine Welsh’s novel of the same name and directed by Jon S. Baird, tells the story of corrupt policeman Bruce Robertson (McAvoy), who is in line for a promotion and will stop at nothing to get what he wants…
Recently winning “Best Actor” at the British Independent Film Awards for his role in FILTH, James McAvoy (X-Men: First Class) is joined by a fantastic support cast, including Jamie Bell (The Adventures of Tintin), Imogen Poots (Fright Night), Jim Broadbent (The Iron Lady), Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey) and Eddie Marsan (The Illusionist).
5 reasons why you want to watch Filth:
1. James McAvoy gives the performance of his career with his incredible portrait of Bruce Robertson: Obscene, weird, depraved, warped wild, offensive, insane, bigoted and corrupt policeman.
2. FILTH, is a well written and directed film adaptation of the novel by Irvine Welsh of the same name. 3. Irvine Welsh loves Baird’s adaptation of his book “Filth”: “You must love the work and the spirit of it. Of course you are very ruthless when you tear it up to make it work cinematically, but you’ve got to love the spirit of it.”
4. You will keep asking yourself…”can he keep his grip on reality long enough to disentangle himself from the filth?”
5. In the Blu-ray, DVD there are lots of interesting extras..
1) An Airport in Belgium: “This man’s clearly American”
2) Hector’s Animal Farm: “Well Anna darling, meet Angus”
3) The Unusual Suspects: “Have you got a license for that thing!?”
4) Irvine Brian Scullion Welsh: “ That’s newspaper property!”
1) Madam Maisie’s: “Ever tried a deep fried pizza?”
2) Supermarket: “C’est la vie Bruce”
3) Christmas at the station: “Edith’s already spent the money!”
4) On the plane: “Would you mind not talking so much Filth!”
5) Ocky’s flat: “Do you think I’m sick in the head?”
6) Dr Rossi’s: “Tapeworms are sequential hermaphrodites”
7) The Tramp: “Call up room service, let them take the burden”
Audio commentary with Author Irvine Welsh and Writer/Director Jon S. Baird
3 x Video Interviews with James McAvoy, Irvine Welsh and Jon S. Baird
FILTH is out on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download on Monday February 10th
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