Shank (Unrated Directors Cut)

Shank (Unrated Director's Cut)

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Class struggle, gay romance and hot action all meet in the amazing UK film, Shank as the lives of Cal and Oliver intersect in a gritty, urban street drama. We sell only the unrated director's cut; there is also a censored R-rated version with toned-down nudity and sex.

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Reasons to Buy

  1. Shank is the real deal -- British street culture makes it to film.
  2. Filmed in Bristol - that is stretching the meaning of "3 Reasons to Buy this Film" - but it is a nice city!
  3. A young cast and crew make this a fresh modern take on coming out in working class England.

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  • Director: Simon Pearce
  • Writer: Christian Martin
  • Writer: Darren Flaxstone
  • Length: 1 hrs. 29 mins.
  • Rating: NR
  • Released: Dec 08 2009
  • Added: Oct 13 2009
  • Production Year: 2009
  • TLA SKU: 1500060
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • UPC Code: 807839004229
  • Catalog #: DV2828452
  • Custodian of Records:
    TLA Releasing
    35 Rumson Road Rumson, NJ 07760


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9 Reviews for Shank (Unrated Director's Cut)

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Review by Scott Cranin

By: Scott Cranin
In-House Review - Jan 10 2012
Cal (Wayne Virgo), a sexy 18-year-old gang member, has a life of drugs, online sex hookups, random acts of violence and his big gay secret. As the film begins, Cal hooks up violently with an anonymous stranger that temporarily satisfies his cravings,... Read More

Review by Urbangruv

By: Urbangruv
I really liked this movie. It has a real mind of it's own. It stays true to it's own heart. It is tough to watch at times but I loved it. All the actors had chemistry and committed to their roles. There were some holes in the plot and some stronger e... Read More
1.00 out of 5

Review by Spongey

By: Spongey
I wanted to like this movie, but I just didn't. It started it promising, but then it sort of lost steam and it didn't seem to know where it was going. The acting left much to be desired, which is not uncommon for gay indie films, but some of it was ... Read More
3.00 out of 5

Review by dangerousman

By: dangerousman
Shank has become one of my favorite movies. It is moving into the top 10. This movie has violence and love. I thought the main character would go back to the street and end of being with is best friend. To say, I enjoyed the twist and turn of the... Read More
3.00 out of 5

Review by Gaelan

By: Gaelan
Really liked this one. Well written. Well acted. Well directed. Well cast. Its gritty, but real and kept my attention. Really impressive, as some of the actors had never done a film before.

The characters are multi-dimensional, evol... Read More

Review by Grady

By: Grady
SHANK is an important debut film for director Simon Pearce (apparently only 21 years old) and writers Darren Flaxstone and Christian Martin. The story has the courage to be honest enough to view gang behavior and the cross section of needs that gang ... Read More

Review by CJS

I saw this movie at Frameline where it was nominated for best picture. The movie is certainly engrossing at the outset; the setting and characters are well-established, the violence elicits visceral responses from the audience, and a sense of conflic... Read More

Review by Amos Lassen

By: Amos Lassen

A Shocker

Amos Lassen

When I sat down to watch TLA's new film "Shank", I had no idea what to expect and as I watched I found myself shocked at some of what I saw. But let me say from the beginning, there... Read More
4.00 out of 5

Review by capeters

By: capeters
I just traveled from DC to Philly for QFEST.Of the (8) films I saw: SHANK was by far my favorite!!! To be the first film; made by so many involved; is truly amazing. Particularly the talented, handsome young star Wayne Virgo. Quite a standout perform... Read More

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