HOME POPULAR TITLES NEW RELEASES DVD PRICE WATCH DVD BOX SETS BLU-RAY MOBILE HELP
Join us on Facebook

Control Blu Ray

| Blu Ray

Musicians have long proven to be a well of inspiration for film makers, and so it proves again with director Anton Corbjn?s telling of the story of Ian Curtis and Joy Division, Control. Based on the book of the same name, the first of Control's many successes is to make prior knowledge of the subject matter unnecessary. And while music is an important part of the film, the movie ultimately focuses in on the relationship between Curtis and his wife, Deborah. It?s a moving and emotional rollercoaster, and one realised with exceptional skill and grace by Sam Riley and the ever-astonishing Samantha Morton in the lead acting roles. The former is someone very much to watch, the latter is surely long overdue an Oscar. Credit too must go to director Corbjn, though, who builds up Control with diligence and discipline. He shapes a musical biopic that distinguishes itself from its numerous contemporaries, and while it perhaps doesn?t spend enough time with the Joy Division side of the story, it?s a film that?s otherwise hard to fault. Control, ultimately, not only managed to sidestep many of the contrivances of the genre, but it also offers a raw, electric and emotional experience, and proved to be one of 2007?s finest films. Don?t miss it. --Jon Foster

Write a review

Read More

from£5.89 | RRP: £17.99
* Excludes Voucher Code Discount Also available Used from £5.99

Please note this is a region B Blu-Ray and will require a region B or region free blu-ray player in order to play A profile of Ian Curtis the enigmatic singer of Joy Division whose personal professional and romantic troubles led him to commit suicide at the age of 23 Actors Sam Riley Samantha Morton Craig Parkinson Joe Anderson James Anthony Pearson Harry Treadaway Craig Parkinson Toby Kebbell Andrew Sheridan Robert Shelly Richard Bremmer Tanya Myers Martha Myers Lowe & Matthew McNulty Director Anton Corbijn Certificate 15 years and over Year 2007 Languages English

Biopic of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis. Directed by photographer Anton Corbijn, who took some of Joy Division's most iconic pictures, this film is inspired by the book 'Touching From A Distance' written by Curtis' widow, Deborah, who is played here by Samantha Morton. It tells the story of how Curtis (Sam Riley), married to Deborah at a young age, becomes distracted from his marriage by the growing success of his band and his burgeoning attraction towards Belgian journalist, Annik Honore. His battle with epilepsy adds to his feelings of despair until he eventually takes his own life on the eve of Joy Division's first American tour. Filmed in black and white, the film captures the time and the place with cool precision.

More DVDs Directed by Anton Corbijn

More Titles Starring Sam Riley

More Titles Starring Samantha Morton

More Titles Starring Alexandra Maria Lara

More Titles Starring Joe Anderson

More Titles Starring Toby Kebbell

Enter a target price.

Enter your review of Control [Blu-ray]. We will post your review within a day or so as long as it meets our guidelines and terms and conditions. All reviews submitted become the licensed property of www.find-dvd.co.uk as written in our terms and conditions. None of your personal details will be passed on to any other third party.


Privacy Terms and Conditions Partner Programme Help Contact Us