|Out on:||Download 22nd Dec. 2017
Blu-Ray 26th Dec. 2017
DVD 26th Dec. 2017
The all-out bare knuckle prequel to the hit Brit crime thriller Rise Of The Footsoldier comes to home video, starring Craig Fairbrass and a Class A cast, in a brutal and bloody real life story of Essex, drugs and rock and roll, a film which had one of the most successful day and date releases of all time.
Craig Fairbrass (Cliffhanger, St George’s Day)
Terry Stone (Rise of the Footsoldier, Bonded By Blood)
Eddie Webber (Shifty, The Firm)
Larry Lamb (The Hatton Garden Job, Eastenders)
Jamie Foreman (Layer Cake, Eastenders)
Shaun Ryder (Happy Mondays)
Josh Myers (Bonded By Blood 2, Anti-Social)
Andrew Beckwith (Game of Thrones, Snatch)
Roland Mannokian (RocknRolla, The Business)
Billy Murray (We Still Steal The Old Way, Essex Boys)
Zackary Adler (Director, The Rise of the Krays, The Fall of the Krays)
Jamie Jewitt (Love Island)
Paddy Doherty (My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding)
The rise of ruthless Essex gangster Pat Tate, who blazes
a path from Marbella to the Medway in the late 80s, peddling pills and snorting coke and crushing anyone who gets in his way, in his quest for cash and power. Double- crossed by an ex-pat drug baron, Tate ends up in prison. Undeterred, he establishes himself as top dog inside, and gets himself in shape in preparation for his release - when he plans to reclaim his turf the only way he knows how - with violence, and no mercy.
We like it because:
“Before the murders, the pills, the doors, the agg… there was Marbella”
A smash hit on its day and date release, this no-holds-barred prequel to the gangster classic Rise Of The Footsoldier now arrives on home video and it’s set to blow the bloody doors off! It tells the tale of real life Essex Boy Pat Tate, a man mountain with a hair-trigger temper, a serious fondness for pills and cocaine, and an unquenchable hunger for power. The Scarface of Southend is a role Craig Fairbrass was born to play, and he grips the role between his teeth and does not let go. It’s a towering performance that cements Fairbrass’s reputation as a screen hard man of the top rank.
The rest of the cast is a veritable who’s who of the creme de la creme of Brit gangster film talent, with the likes of Terry Stone (Bonded By Blood), Eddie Webber (The Firm), Larry Lamb (The Hatton Garden Job), Jamie Foreman (Layer Cake), Josh Myers (Bonded By Blood 2), Roland Mannokian (The Business) and Billy Murray (Essex Boys) shoving their lovely mugs onto the screen. There are also appearances from Big Brother sensation and bareknuckle fighter Paddy Doherty in his acting debut, and legendary Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder as a nasty piece of work called Mad Dog.
Zackary Adler - the man behind the hit The Rise of/Fall of the Krays films - directs with energy and panache to spare, with stand-out set pieces including brutal showdowns, eye-popping orgies and prison bust-ups - just your average day in the life of an Essex gangster! Adler mixes elements of The Business, Snatch and Green Street with an extra ladle of bone-crunching violence, enough white powder to fell an elephant, a healthy dose of nudity, and a fantastic soundtrack.
It all adds up to an hour and a half of non-stop, foul-mouthed, proper lively gangster mayhem - a superb addition to the Footsoldier franchise, that fans of The Hatton Garden Job and The Firm will lap up.
Also available on DVD and Blu-ray is a fully-loaded box-set with all three of the Footsoldier films in one fantastic collection A word of warning - slip these discs in your player and it will be a proper carve up!
Rise Of The Footsoldier 3, and Rise Of The Footsoldier 1-3 triple play box set will release on DVD & Blu-ray 26th December 2017. Rise Of The Footsoldier 3 will also release on EST 22nd December 2017.