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Football Factory, The
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 105 (Feb 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Danny Dyer, Frank Harper, Tamer Hassan, Roland Manookian, Neil Maskell, Dudley Sutton & Jamie Foreman

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: NR
DD Sound Rating: NR
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: NA
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Special Features
Special features include audio commentary with Nick Love and Danny Dyer, a 33-minutes making-of featurette, nine deleted scenes, four behind-the-scene's footage, TV spots and trailers, 30 seconds of Nick Love playing with his stick, a still gallery, and production design gallery.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Image Entertainment
(Catalog Number): ID2876HYDVD
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For pervasive language, drug use, and some sexuality
(Retail Price): $24.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 87
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 12/27/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Nic Love
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
No, The Football Factory is not where pigskins are produced, but rather where young blokes, like Tommy (Dyer), take turns beating the living you-know-what out of fellow street rivals...just for the hell of it. That is until an extra violent encounter lands him in the hospital and forces him to take a good hard look at his life, and what is to become of it...if anything. And, for the goodness sakes, whatever you do, don't try to mug off Billy (Harper) in front of his friends; that's just asking for a whoopin'! Based on the book by John King. (Jack Kelley)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.30:1 DVD picture exhibits bothersome shimmering artifacts. The color palette can be vibrant, but hues are flat and dimensionless. Pixelization is also detected, but there is no edge enhancement. (Suzanne Hodges)

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