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Rise of the Footsoldier (Julian Gibley, 2007)
« on: 01 Dec 2007 - 22:04 »

Rise of The Footsoldier

Directed by Julian Gibley

One of the Best British films in the last few years in my opinion.

Based on the true story about the Range Rover slayings in Essex in the 90's.

The film focuses mainly on Carlton Leach who started his reputation as one the ICF, Running the door on a few top clubs to becoming a feared and respected gangster.

Plenty of Familiar faces that have been in quite a lot of the British crime films of recent years (You'll know them when you see them), Thisis well worth a watch.

With Graphic violence, sex and more uses of the word "tulip" than a Nick Love film this one had me gripped from start to Finish.

"Essex Boys" this is not, it's 100 times better :)

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Re: Rise of The Footsoldier (Julian Gibley, 2007)
« Reply #1 on: 02 Dec 2007 - 15:01 »

Glad to hear you enjoyed it, as I did. I think it was unfairly dismissed by UK critics myself.
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Re: Rise of The Footsoldier (Julian Gibley, 2007)
« Reply #2 on: 02 Dec 2007 - 19:15 »

Sounds ace.  Never got to see it at the cinema.  Is it out on DVD now?
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Re: Rise of The Footsoldier (Julian Gibley, 2007)
« Reply #3 on: 02 Dec 2007 - 19:32 »

Glad to hear you enjoyed it, as I did. I think it was unfairly dismissed by UK critics myself.
Fantastic film Marc.

Funny thing is i like all of us have seen many violent films over the years but this is the first film where the violence has even made me cringe a bit.

I urge everyone to try and see this film.
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Re: Rise of The Footsoldier (Julian Gibley, 2007)
« Reply #4 on: 02 Dec 2007 - 20:05 »

It's out on DVD from Optimum on December 26th:

-> amazon.co.uk: Rise of the Footsoldier (DVD)
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Re: Rise of The Footsoldier (Julian Gibley, 2007)
« Reply #5 on: 03 Dec 2007 - 08:56 »

Cheers Marc.
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« Reply #6 on: 11 Jan 2008 - 16:56 »

 Watched this yesterday and although entertaining I have very mixed emotions about it. The first half seemed very dis-jointed to me skimming quickly over the why's and none of the characters really having any depth or coherent dialogue and scenes, in the second half the main character of Carlton Leitch disappered almost totally until the final scenes. In the end I really didn't care about ANY of the characters, they were just drug fuelled bullies IMHO who were in a world of their own making, you can see them most weekends standing on nightclub doors dishing out beatings because they can. Oh and the Tony characters wig is one of THE worst ever to grace a cinema screen.
It's stayed in my mind for sure, I'll give it another watch tonight I think to see if I get anything different from it. But sympathy for any of the characters wasn't forth coming.
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« Reply #7 on: 11 Jan 2008 - 17:18 »

Anyone else seen the real pictures from the Rettendon murder scene and the autopsies of the 3 villains?Nasty stuff.
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« Reply #8 on: 11 Jan 2008 - 17:59 »

Anyone else seen the real pictures from the Rettendon murder scene and the autopsies of the 3 villains?Nasty stuff.

Yea I had a look today VERY nasty stuff mate. Who ever done it sure meant it, the make up on the film was spot on as regards to the murder scene pics.
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« Reply #9 on: 11 Jan 2008 - 21:01 »

Good film, can see why the middle class critics hated it so much. The guy who plays Tucker has a dodgy wig, and although his hair was bad in real life i wasn't too convinced by this actor. Tate is well played by whatisname though. What with watching Essex Boys and reading a few books on the subject, it's easy to become an authority on the Rettendon Range Rover murders. Maybe the police did do it...those apples were nice
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Re: Rise of The Footsoldier (Julian Gibley, 2007)
« Reply #10 on: 12 Jan 2008 - 08:11 »

Have to admit I was a bit put off by the piss-poor reviews I've came across, but I'm going to check this out now.
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Re: Rise of The Footsoldier (Julian Gibley, 2007)
« Reply #11 on: 17 Jan 2008 - 09:18 »

I watched this last night; granted, it's not the most original film but let's face it, it's getting increasingly harder to put a new spin on the British gangster film. Gilbey's film has enough directorial flare and features some larger than life characters resulting in a perfectly watchable flick; way better than the mediocre-to-abysmal reviews would suggest. Far better than most other recent British gangster flicks and way more enjoyable than the likes of GREEN STREET. Definitely recommended.
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« Reply #12 on: 17 Jan 2008 - 12:49 »

Anyone else seen the real pictures from the Rettendon murder scene and the autopsies of the 3 villains?Nasty stuff.

I've seen them but I cant find them again, it always used to disturb me how people's heads would just cave in and become almost flat. eurgh :o
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Re: Rise of The Footsoldier (Julian Gibley, 2007)
« Reply #13 on: 17 Jan 2008 - 13:06 »

Here you go, but don't say we didn't warn you:

Rettendon Murders
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Re: Rise of The Footsoldier (Julian Gibley, 2007)
« Reply #14 on: 17 Jan 2008 - 14:42 »

Here you go, but don't say we didn't warn you:

Rettendon Murders


Fuck! and what Reg said about the heads.  :o
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