"Director: Tony Kaye"

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  • American History X [1999]American History X | DVD | (25/10/1999) from £4.19   |  Saving you £15.80 (79.00%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Perhaps the highest compliment you can pay to Edward Norton is that his Oscar-nominated performance in American History X nearly convinces you that there is a shred of logic in the tenets of white supremacy. If that statement doesn't horrify you, it should; Norton is so fully immersed in his role as a neo-Nazi skinhead that his character's eloquent defense of racism is disturbingly persuasive--at least on the surface. Looking lean and mean with a swastika tattoo and a mind full of hate, Derek Vinyard (Norton) has inherited racism from his father, and that learning has been intensified through his service to Cameron (Stacy Keach), a grown-up thug playing tyrant and teacher to a growing band of disenfranchised teens from Venice Beach, California, all hungry for an ideology that fuels their brooding alienation. The film's basic message--that hate is learned and can be unlearned--is expressed through Derek's kid brother, Danny (Edward Furlong), whose sibling hero-worship increases after Derek is imprisoned (or, in Danny's mind, martyred) for the killing of two black men. Lacking Derek's gift of rebel rhetoric, Danny is easily swayed into the violent, hateful lifestyle that Derek disowns during his thoughtful time in prison. Once released, Derek struggles to save his brother from a violent fate, and American History X partially suffers from a mix of intense emotions, awkward sentiment and predictably inevitable plotting. And yet British director Tony Kaye (who would later protest against Norton's creative intervention during post-production) manages to juggle these qualities--and a compelling clash of visual styles--to considerable effect. No matter how strained their collaboration may have been, both Kaye and Norton can be proud to have created a film that addresses the issue of racism with dramatically forceful impact. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • American History X [Blu-ray][Region Free]American History X | Blu Ray | (05/11/2012) from £8.49   |  Saving you £9.50 (111.90%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Perhaps the highest compliment you can pay to Edward Norton is that his Oscar-nominated performance in American History X nearly convinces you that there is a shred of logic in the tenets of white supremacy. If that statement doesn't horrify you, it should; Norton is so fully immersed in his role as a neo-Nazi skinhead that his character's eloquent defense of racism is disturbingly persuasive--at least on the surface. Looking lean and mean with a swastika tattoo and a mind full of hate, Derek Vinyard (Norton) has inherited racism from his father, and that learning has been intensified through his service to Cameron (Stacy Keach), a grown-up thug playing tyrant and teacher to a growing band of disenfranchised teens from Venice Beach, California, all hungry for an ideology that fuels their brooding alienation. The film's basic message--that hate is learned and can be unlearned--is expressed through Derek's kid brother, Danny (Edward Furlong), whose sibling hero-worship increases after Derek is imprisoned (or, in Danny's mind, martyred) for the killing of two black men. Lacking Derek's gift of rebel rhetoric, Danny is easily swayed into the violent, hateful lifestyle that Derek disowns during his thoughtful time in prison. Once released, Derek struggles to save his brother from a violent fate, and American History X partially suffers from a mix of intense emotions, awkward sentiment and predictably inevitable plotting. And yet British director Tony Kaye (who would later protest against Norton's creative intervention during post-production) manages to juggle these qualities--and a compelling clash of visual styles--to considerable effect. No matter how strained their collaboration may have been, both Kaye and Norton can be proud to have created a film that addresses the issue of racism with dramatically forceful impact. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • American History X [DVD]American History X | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (116.86%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Derek Vinyard (Edward Norton), the charismatic leader of a group of young white supremacists, lands in prison for a brutal, hate-driven murder. Upon his release, ashamed of his past and pledging to reform, Derek realises he must save his younger brother, Danny (Edward Furlong), from a similar fate. A groundbreaking controversial drama about the tragic consequences of racism in a family.

  • Detachment [DVD]Detachment | DVD | (28/01/2013) from £6.73   |  Saving you £9.26 (137.59%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Director Tony Kaye's (American History X) long-awaited film Detachment stars Academy Award winner Adrien Brody as Henry Barthes, a substitute teacher who conveniently avoids any emotional connections by never staying anywhere long enough to form a bond with either his students or colleagues. A lost soul grappling with a troubled past, Henry finds himself at a public school where an apathetic student body has created a frustrated, burned-out administration. Inadvertently becoming a role model to his students, while also bonding with a runaway teen who is just as lost as he is, Henry finds that he's not alone in a life and death struggle to find beauty in a seemingly vicious and loveless world.Kaye has molded a contemporary vision of people who become increasingly distant from others while still feeling the need to connect. Detachment features a stellar ensemble cast, including Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden, Christina Hendricks, William Petersen, Bryan Cranston, Tim Blake Nelson, Lucy Liu, Blythe Danner, James Caan, and newcomers Sami Gayle and Betty Kaye.

  • Detachment [Blu-ray]Detachment | Blu Ray | (04/02/2013) from £16.18   |  Saving you £3.81 (19.10%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Director Tony Kaye's (American History X) long-awaited film Detachment stars Academy Award winner Adrien Brody as Henry Barthes, a substitute teacher who conveniently avoids any emotional connections by never staying anywhere long enough to form a bond with either his students or colleagues. A lost soul grappling with a troubled past, Henry finds himself at a public school where an apathetic student body has created a frustrated, burned-out administration. Inadvertently becoming a role model to his students, while also bonding with a runaway teen who is just as lost as he is, Henry finds that he's not alone in a life and death struggle to find beauty in a seemingly vicious and loveless world.Kaye has molded a contemporary vision of people who become increasingly distant from others while still feeling the need to connect. Detachment features a stellar ensemble cast, including Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden, Christina Hendricks, William Petersen, Bryan Cranston, Tim Blake Nelson, Lucy Liu, Blythe Danner, James Caan, and newcomers Sami Gayle and Betty Kaye.

  • American History X [Blu-ray] [1998]American History X | Blu Ray | (13/04/2009) from £17.97   |  Saving you £-2.98 (-19.90%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Derek Vinyard (Edward Norton) the charismatic leader of a group of young white supremacists lands in prison for a brutal hate-driven murder. Upon his release ashamed of his past and pledging to reform Derek realises he must save his younger brother Danny (Edward Furlong) from a similar fate. A groundbreaking controversial drama about the tragic consequences of racism in a family.

  • Lake Of Fire [2006]Lake Of Fire | DVD | (06/10/2008) from £15.79   |  Saving you £2.20 (13.93%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Tony Kaye's graphic shocking and controversial documentary which takes a look on both sides of the abortion debate.

  • American History X [UMD Universal Media Disc]American History X | UMD | (30/01/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £17.99

  • A History of Violence/American History XA History of Violence/American History X | DVD | (01/10/2007) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    This box set features the following films: A History of Violence (Dir. David Cronenberg) (2005): Tom Stall is a loving family man and a well respected citizen of a small Indiana town. But when two savage criminals show up at his diner Tom is forced to take action and thwart the robbery attempt. Suddenly heralded as a hero who took the courage to stand up to crime people look up to Tom as a man of high moral regard. But all that media attention has the likes of mobsters showing up at his doorstep charging that Tom is someone else they've been looking for. Is it a case of mistaken identity or does Tom have a history of violence that no one knows about? American History X (Dir. Tony Kaye) (1998): Derek Vinyard (Edward Norton) the charismatic leader of a group of young white supremacists lands in prison for a brutal hate-driven murder. Upon his release ashamed of his past and pledging to reform Derek realises he must save his younger brother Danny (Edward Furlong) from a similar fate. Running Scared (Dir. Wayne Kramer) (2006): Joey Gazelle (Paul Walker) is a low-level mafia thug who finds himself in the middle of a drug-deal gone wrong in which a hail of gunfire and some dead undercover cops are the net results. Fleeing from the scene Joey is charged with dispensing one of the steel revolvers used to kill the cops. Instead he stashes the gun in his own basement just in case he ever needs insurance against his own gang. Unfortunately Joey's 10-year old son Nicky (Alex Neuberger) and his best friend Oleg (Cameron Bright) see where the weapon is hidden. Oleg whose Russian mob-connected step-father is physically abusive towards him and his mother steals the gun to exact revenge. This forces Joey to embark on a nightmarish 18 hour journey to locate Oleg and the gun before his own gang the Russian mafia or bad cop Detective Rydell (Chazz Palminteri) finds them or the true link between the gun and the crimes....

  • Shoot 'Em Up/Menace II Society/American History X [1993]Shoot 'Em Up/Menace II Society/American History X | DVD | (06/10/2008) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Shoot 'Em Up (Dir. Michael Davis) (2007): Shoot 'Em Up is a gritty fast paced action thriller starring Clive Owen as Mr. Smith; a mysterious loner who teams up with an unlikely ally (Monica Belluci) in order to protect a newborn baby from a determined hitman (Paul Giamatti) who hunts them throughout the bowels of the city. Menace II Society (Dir. Allen Hughes & Albert Hughes) (1993): Caine learns early how to hustle. His mother OD'd on heroin and his father was murdered in a drug deal. A visit to the grocers with his homeboy O-Dog results in a blood soaked robbery as the boys are treated with suspicion and fear. These are emotions they meet too often. Living in a world where arguments are settled with a gun you don't care whether you live or die. Caine has never killed anyone but it's just a matter of time... American History X (Dir. Tony Kaye) (1998): Derek Vinyard (Edward Norton) the charismatic leader of a group of young white supremacists lands in prison for a brutal hate-driven murder. Upon his release ashamed of his past and pledging to reform Derek realises he must save his younger brother Danny (Edward Furlong) from a similar fate.

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