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Cemetery Junction and Four Lions released on DVD today

Both Cemetery Junction and Four Lions are released on DVD in the UK today.

The two films are the big screen debuts of two of Britain’s best screenwriters, Gervais & Merchant and Chris Morris.

Cemetery Junction written by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant is a coming of age story set in Reading, whilst the controversial Four Lions by Chris Morris follows a group of wannabe terrorists in London.

Cemetery Junction made £1,421,688 at the UK box Office during its run in cinemas, whilst Four Lions grossed £2,928,884

Both are absolutely brilliant films, and are definitely in Blue Nun’s Top 2 films of 2010, hopefully they will raise the profile of British comedy around the world even higher than it already is, but with Cemetery Junction being released as a DVD only release in America and the chances of Americans seeing the funny side to a comedy about terrorists (except in the south, where they might just think it is actually slagging off Muslims), you get the feeling America might miss out this year.

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One response

  1. I really wanted to like this film… but sadly a brave film doesn’t necessarily make it a good one.
    Chris Morris’s constant attempts to turn it into a slapstick comedy undermines the important message behind the film and dilutes it all into a superficial exercise.
    Not a disaster, but it could have been so much better…
    Here’s my review: http://wp.me/p19wJ2-aq

    January 5, 2011 at 1:31 pm

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