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Shallow Grave

Danny Boyle

 
Shallow Grave (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • United Kingdom
  • 1994
  • 93 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  •  
  • Spine #616

The diabolical thriller Shallow Grave was the first film from director Danny Boyle, producer Andrew Macdonald, and screenwriter John Hodge (the smashing team behind Trainspotting). In it, three self-involved Edinburgh roommates—played by Kerry Fox, Christopher Eccleston, and Ewan McGregor, in his first starring role—take in a brooding boarder, and when he dies of an overdose, leaving a suitcase full of money, the trio embark on a series of very bad decisions, with extraordinarily grim consequences for all. Macabre but with a streak of offbeat humor, this stylistically influential tale of guilt and derangement is a full-throttle bit of Hitchcockian nastiness.

Cast

Juliet MillerKerry Fox
David StephensChristopher Eccleston
Alex LawEwan McGregor
Detective Inspector McCallKen Stott
HugoKeith Allen
CameronColin McCredie
AndyPeter Mullan
TimLeonard O'Malley
LumsdenRobert David MacDonald
Travel agentTony Curren
D. C. MitchellJohn Hodge

Credits

DirectorDanny Boyle
ProducerAndrew Macdonald
WriterJohn Hodge
Director of photographyBrian Tufano
Executive producerAllan Scott
EditingMasahiro Hirakubo
MusicSimon Boswell
Production designKave Quinn
Costume designerKate Carin
Production managerSara Barr
Title musicLeftfield
Sound mixerColin Nicolson
Sound editorNigel Galt
PaintingsStephen Conroy

Disc Features

FILMMAKER-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • New, restored digital transfer, supervised by director of photography Brian Tufano, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Two audio commentaries: one by director Danny Boyle and the other by screenwriter John Hodge and producer Andrew Macdonald
  • New interview piece featuring actors Christopher Eccleston, Kerry Fox, and Ewan McGregor
  • Digging Your Own Grave, a 1993 documentary by Kevin Macdonald on the making of the film
  • Andrew Macdonald and Kevin Macdonald’s video diary from the 1992 Edinburgh Film Festival, where they shopped around the script for Shallow Grave
  • Shallow Grave trailer and Trainspotting teaser
  • PLUS: A new essay by critic Philip Kemp

    New cover by Josh Cochran, Meredith Jenks, and Eric Skillman

Film Essays

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Shallow Grave: A Film Called Cruel

By Philip Kemp June 13, 2012

Tasteful British cinema got a refreshing dose of amorality with Danny Boyle’s stylish and violent tale of greed and paranoia. Read more »


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Film Essays

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Shallow Grave: A Film Called Cruel

By Philip Kemp June 13, 2012

Tasteful British cinema got a refreshing dose of amorality with Danny Boyle’s stylish and violent tale of greed and paranoia. Read more »


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