bit of Sun?"
Frankie (Dyer) needed to leave London quickly so when he is
offered a job in southern Spain he jumps at the chance. Landing at the Costa
Del Crime, Frankie soon starts to mix with fellow ex-pats who have escaped
Thatcher's Britain to set up their own new empires in the sun. The talk
of the coast was Charlie (Hassan) the man who ran the marijuana trade with
partner in crime Sam (Bell) and Frankie was about to join them in the think
of things. But as he got richer in the decadent 80s, all the money in the
world would stop them wanting more and with that came a whole lot more trouble.
The gangster flick is becoming the bread and butter of the
British film industry but can 'The Business' bring anything new to an already
Writer/director Nick Love takes you back to a time of complete
decadence, when money flowed like water and crime was an easy way of making
loads of it. The southern coast of Spain soon became the Costa Del Crime
as the criminals from Britain headed to the sun. Their crime of choice was
drug supplying, as the marijuana and later cocaine comes into Spain and
is then shipped back to the yuppies of the UK. With this came money, power
and all of the trinkets that you can buy and this came very easy.
Nick Love takes you back to this time for a no holds barred
look at how London's worst thugs made a fortune in Spain in the 1980s. These
deplorable people have always held a fascination for the viewing public
and 'The Business' reveals in showing this. Charlie, Sam and Frankie are
the worst kind of criminal scum who are not afraid using any means to make
their money, including murder.
Charlie, played by gangster movie stalwart Tamer Hassan, is
the playboy of the trio and lives life to the full. Drinking the most expensive
champagne, driving fast cars, buying the biggest villa and having any woman
he pleases, Charlie is the success story of the Costa Del Crime but the
problem is that he wants more. Sam, played by screen hard man Geoff Bell,
is the enforcer, the man who goes to any length to get the job done but
only trusts Charlie. Danny Dyer is Frankie, the new kid on the Costa who
becomes embroiled in Charlie and Sam's world but soon adapts to the life.
This is a role that Dyer is very comfortable with but would be good to see
him take on something that will let us see if he can actually play anything
Coming between the trio is Sam's girlfriend Carly, played
by up and coming British actress Georgina Chapman. She is the beautiful,
manipulative girl who has both Sam and Frankie rapped around her little
finger and he uses her feminine wilds to get everything she wants.
'The Business' may well be filled clichéd characters and
offers nothing new to the genre but the story and the performances draw
you into their criminal world. While these characters might not be the most
likeable ever to grace the silver screen but you can't help but watch this
type of people and hope they get there comeuppance and the 80s soundtrack
PICTURE & SOUND
Presented in Anamorphic Widescreen 1.35:1 with Dolby Digital 5.1, the
movie is presented well for a low budget movie.
Commentary with director Nick Love and Danny Dyer (Frankie)
The writer/director and his star come together to talk about their second
feature together. This is a no holds barred commentary, as you would expect
from Nick Love and Danny Dyer as they talk about 'The Business' like two
mates having a chat down the pub. They talk about recreating the 80s in
both look and style on a micro budget and the importance of getting the
soundtrack right to suit the time. They also reveal what it was like on
set, telling stories of what went on in their own unique way. This is
a good commentary which is a must listen for people who love the film.
The Business - The Making of… (27.02 mins)
Writer/director Nick Love, producers James Richardson and Alan Niblo,
production designer Paul Burns, costume designer Andrew Cox, director
of photography Damien Bromley and stars Danny Dyer, Tamer Hassan, Geoff
Bell and Georgina Chapman take you behind the scenes of the movie. In
a video diary format, this is a no holds barred look at a Nick Park movie,
with all the arguments and fun from the Spanish shoot. We also see how
the 1980s setting was recreated in production and costume design as they
take you behind the scenes of the Club, golf and bullet-proof vest scenes.
Deleted Scenes (13.48 mins)
Eight deleted scenes that show you more of Frankie's arrival in the Costa
Del Crime, more of the Morocco plan, the shooting, the problems with the
operation and keeping the locals sweet. These scenes suffer from the lack
of an introduction or commentary to explain why they were removed.
Alternative Ending (1.31 mins)
Watch an alternative ending that sees a character get revenge.
Outlaw - A new Nick Love Movie
A preview of the writer/director's new movie that is scheduled for release
Sketches and designs of the various sets
Promotional images from the making of the movie
Cast and Crew Biographies
Read text biographies for Danny Dyer, Tamer Hassan, Geoff Bell, Georgina
Chapman, director Nick Love, producers Allan Niblo and James Richardson
and executive producer Robert Pearson.
Theatrical Trailer (1.55 mins)
View the promotional trailer for the film
Previews of 'Football Factory', 'It's all gone Pete Tong' and 'The Aristocrats'
Previews of 'Walk the Line', 'Oliver Twist', 'Breakfast on Pluto', 'Nightwatch'
and 'Transporter 2'
Fans of 'The Business' will be very pleased with the DVD treatment of
the film. The making of… captures the spirit of what is like to be on
the set of a Nick Love film. The commentary is also very good as the director
and his star really have some fun. A must buy for fans.
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