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Director Rowan Joffe’s updated adaptation of Graham Greene’s classic novel Brighton Rock receives its DVD and Blu-ray release on June 20th. The second filmed retelling moves from the 1930s inter-war era of Richard Attenborough’s Pinkie to the turbulent underbelly of the swinging sixties. This time it’s Sam Riley who brings us an excellent portrayal of the razor-wielding, disadvantaged teenager, as ruthless as he ambitious and hell bent on clawing his way up through the ranks of organised crime. Joffe’s debut feature embraces the traditional elements of film noir and the classic British gangster film to tell this harrowing story. Capturing the movement with subtle realism, Brighton Rock is the latest in a long line of cult British gangster tales. Here are our favourites of all time.


5) The Long Good Friday (1980)

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