Special features include up-front previews, an interview with Writer/Director Shane Meadows, seven deleted scenes, a seven-minute making-of featurette, two written essays: Skinhead Culture: Cropped, Braced, & Booted, and The Falklands: A Pathetic War, and the original theatrical trailer.
It is the summer of 1982 in a grim Northern England Coastal town, and 12-year-old Shaun (Turgoose) is out of school for the summer. Having just lost his father in the Falklands War, young Shaun has lots of time on his hands and little supervision. He soon befriends a group of skinheads, who against all expectations are friendly, and take him underwing. But when an older, overly racist member returns to the gang after a stint in prison, the group
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits a washed-out image, with gray black levels and little sense of image depth. Colors can occasionally look pastel, especially greens, and fleshtones can look pasty. Colors are slightly undersaturated, and details can look soft. The imagery can look harshly digitized and occasionally the darker scenes can be noticeably noisier than the others. (Danny Richelieu)
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