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Release is set in a hellish prison where violence and sexual degradation are the norm. In the film, a young priest and a prison guard fall secretly in love -- from the maker's of last year's hit, Shank.

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Reasons to Buy

  1. An intense and powerful love story.
  2. Wildly captivating!
  3. From the creators of Shank.

DVD Features

The Making Of Release Featurette
Extended Scenes
Blooper Reel
Photo Gallery


  • Director: Christian Martin
  • Producer: Christian Martin
  • Writer: Christian Martin
  • Length: 1 hrs. 27 mins.
  • Rating: NR
  • Released: Dec 07 2010
  • Added: Oct 27 2010
  • Production Year: 2010
  • TLA SKU: 1554806
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • UPC Code: 807839004809
  • Catalog #: DV3091133
  • Custodian of Records:
    TLA Releasing
    35 Rumson Road Rumson, NJ 07760


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10 Reviews for Release

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Review by Raymond Murray

By: Raymond Murray
In-House Review - Jan 10 2012
Following the searing urban drama Shank, the Bristol, England-based creative team have returned with Release, an equally intense and powerful love story set in a hellish mens prison. Jack Gillie (Daniel Brocklebank), a young priest convicted of a ser... Read More

Review by bubba

By: bubba
How lousy can a "gay" movie get? This alleged three-star film dramatically shows you just how really, really lousy a movie can get! First, the so called "story" is limp... and come to think of it, so is everything else! Gay encounters are a la commer... Read More
3.00 out of 5

Review by Nympho

By: Nympho
It was nothing like TLAV's perspective on it. In a nut shell... I did like the movie. It was about prison love and almost like it is now in prison "just not as rough per se'". I liked the nudity to bad it wasn't what I had hoped for in the d... Read More

Review by FilmLover

By: FilmLover
Cannot agree more with the two reviews below - "painful to watch" and 'there are just too many things wrong with this movie." It prevented me from even considering renting 'Shank" because I can't imagine it could be a good film if the follow-up was ... Read More

Review by Latisha Ebersole

By: Latisha Ebersole
There are just too many things wrong with this movie except for the erotic cover art work. There is the unnecessary breaks in the story line by too many flah-backs during in a random way, there is the lack of character development except perhaps for... Read More
4.00 out of 5

Review by Brockstar

By: Brockstar
It was a great movie, but very painful to watch.
1.00 out of 5

Review by AHiLife

By: AHiLife
After him & his lover walked off into the sunset together ( which for some odd reason does NOT happen in a plurality of "gay"themed movies) you'll find him here.Imprisoned. He's now a convicted crack dealer, who for some unexplainable reason, is sadi... Read More
4.00 out of 5

Review by Marty

By: Marty
Love blooms in a garden of pure evil. An ending that will break your heart. Beautifully filmed and acted. Not easy to watch, but definitely worthwhile.

Review by looking4more

By: looking4more
I am not sure why this movie is rated so high. Interesting, not really, but predictable.
4.00 out of 5

Review by Amos Lassen

By: Amos Lassen

Moving and Powerful

Amos Lassen

Father Jack (Daniel Brocklebank) is imprisoned for a crime that he has committed. The inmates suspect h... Read More

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