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It is probably not the best time to be bringing out a remake of The Firm, Alan Clarke’s 1988 football hooliganism classic that set the bench mark for the numerous imitations of the last few years.

It is probably not the best time to be bringing out a remake of The Firm, Alan Clarke’s 1988 football hooliganism classic that set the bench mark for the numerous imitations of the last few years (see Green Street and Football Factory ).
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The Firm – Prize Giveaway

To celebrate the release of The Firm on DVD we're giving away t-shirts, tracksuit tops, bags and a signed script.

The Firm is out on DVD and Blu-Ray from 1 February and Pure Movies is giving away five t shirts and the first prize of a goodie bag including vintage bag, 2 Fila tracksuit tops and a signed Nick Love script.

Get tooled up and prepare yourself for the ultimate tear-up, as director Nick Love (The Football Factory, The Business, Outlaw) is back with another fist-thumping Brit-flick, The Firm. This all-action account of a young geezer trying to find his way in the world of football hooliganism is released to buy on Blu-ray and DVD on 1 February 2010 from Warner Home Video.

Loosely adapted from the cult 1989 movie starring Gary Oldman, Nick Love’s The Firm is the fifth hard-hitting film from Nick Love.
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The Firm: UK Premiere Footage

Nick Love's latest film The Firm had its UK premiere last night and we've got excellent footage from the red carpet. Love and his cast talk of their experiences and expectations for the film, an update of the 1988 Alan Clarke TV series, which takes a brutal and intelligent look at the plague of violence which was rife in parts of London the 80s.

Dave's review of the film is here and the film arrives in cinemas all over the country next Friday, the 18th of September.

Click here to jump to the footage and for a special 80-inspired treat - a nice mash up of the cast of the Firm and the Donna Summer anthem, I Feel Love.
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Alex’s Review: The Firm

I must admit I really wasn’t expecting much as I sat in the cinema waiting for British director Nick Love’s latest offering.

The Firm is a remake of a seminal 1988-television feature that starred Gary Oldman and was directed by Alan Clarke. It caused outrage when it was first shown. British tabloids warned its readers of ‘Sick scenes’ and it was even controversial enough for famous clean up campaigner Mary Whitehouse to try and get it banned.

Alan Clarke was no stranger to controversy as a filmmaker having previously directed Scum in 1977 and Made In Britain in 1982. Alan Clarke’s The Firm is a gritty, well-made and violent film about football hooligans and yob culture.

Having watched it recently ahead of watching the remake I have to say it has dated quite a bit, but it hasn’t lost any of its power to shock. It’s a
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Review: The Firm

This evening I went along to a preview screening Nick Love's latest movie, 'The Firm'. A seemingly shy, reserved but proud Love stood there to introduce the film which he was obviously looking forward to us seeing. The Firm is a remake of the Alan Clarke TV movie of the same name which starred Gary Oldman back in 1988. This version is directed by Nick Love who has previously brought us movies such as 'The Football Factory'. Both versions of 'The Firm' are based around the original screenplay which was written by Al Ashton.

The backbone of 'The Firm' focuses around the football gang violence which occurred in the 1980's. Groups would use football matches as reasons to meet up and fight one another for supremacy off the pitch. West Ham are the team that we follow closely throughout the movie. The West Ham 'Firm' is led by Bex,
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New trailer for Nick Love's soccer hooligan flick The Firm

I really dig these UK soccer hooligan flicks and we've been waiting on this one for a while. You can watch the first trailer here.

Loosely adapted from Alan Clarke's 1989 classic TV film, Nick Love's film is set earlier in the 80's and retells a similarly story to the original - but from a different character's point of view. The film centers on Dom, a young wannabe football casual who gets drawn into the charismatic but dangerous world of the firm's top boy, Bex.

Accepted for his fast mouth and sense of humor, Dom soon becomes one of the boys. But as Bex and his gang clash with rival firms across the country and the violence spirals out of control, Dom realizes he wants out - until he learns it's not that easy to simply walk away.

Trailer after the break.

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World Exclusive: The Firm Poster

The Firm sees Nick Love, the man behind The Football Factory, return with another glimpse of the dark side of the beautiful game and here's a first glimpse of the poster in all its shellsuited-and-booted glory, courtesy of Warner Bros.Originally an Alan Clarke-directed TV drama with Gary Oldman as an unhinged crew leader, The Firm is given a different skew by Love's reboot which follows the seduction of the funny, fast-mouthed Dom (Calum McNab) into the violent world of football hooliganism. Expect the insults - and bottles - to fly as a soon-hesitant Dom finds the casual lifestyle a lot easier to get into than out of.The Firm is in cinemas on September 25, and co-stars Paul Anderson as gang leader Bex and Daniel Mays.     
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Trailer for Nick Love's football hooligan flick The Firm

Set in the 80's, complete with members only style jackets and a bunch of prettyboys who look like they be playing tennis rather then fighting over football comes the full trailer for Nick Love's (what a cool name) The Firm. Another in a growing list of hooligan flicks, it looks quite good. We brought you the first clip back in May as we've been on this one for a while, so don't miss out.

Loosely adapted from Alan Clarke's 1989 classic TV film, Nick Love's film is set earlier in the 80's and retells a similarly story to the original - but from a different character's point of view. The film centers on Dom, a young wannabe football casual who gets drawn into the charismatic but dangerous world of the firm's top boy, Bex.

Accepted for his fast mouth and sense of humor, Dom soon becomes one of the boys.
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Retro fashion frenzy expected with football films

The Football Factory, Green Street, Rise of the Footsoldier, every few years we get a new film exploring hooliganism in the beautiful game but few so stylish as today’s new release, Awaydays. Based on the bestselling novel by Andrew Sampson, this low-budget Brit drama follows one young lad’s initiation into a football gang characterised not by their shaven heads and scary tattoos, but by their fashion finesse. And there are some that are predicting the movie will kick off a new trend in male dressing.

So, what look can we expect from Awaydays? According to the film’s website, the look of the football gang, called The Pack is defined by “a cultish, almost effeminate style,” with “androgynous wedge haircuts worn with Lacoste tennis shirts, Lois jeans and Adidas Forest Hills training shoes.” Known as the casual look, the style emerged in the Northwest in the post-punk period
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Football holliganism again? It's Nick Love's The Firm

What a name.. Nick Love. He doesn't have to use a line like "I'm not trying to impress you or anything.. but I'm Batman!" he just says, "Love, Nick Love" like he's the porno Bond or something. Anyways, Love is known for his film The Football Factory and Outlaw and he even executive produced Bronson (which I'll be watching this Friday, yeah!) and even though the short clip we have after the break really doesn't show much of anything I'm expecting great things. I've come to love the whole football hooligan thing and this is a coming of age story set to an 80s funk jazz track. Slated for a fall release.

Loosely adapted from Alan Clarke's 1989 classic TV film, Nick Love's film is set earlier in the 80's and retells a similarly story to the original - but from a different character's point of view. The film centers on Dom,
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SFIFF52 Review: Bullet in the Head

Bullet in the Head

Spain/France, 2008, 84 minutes

Director: Jaime Rosales

I doubt I will ever see a movie title play so imperatively in the tone of a film. At least not quite this way. Bullet in the Head, without its bluntly violent title, would have provided a completely different experience for me. If it was called Dude Goes to Coffee Shops, this movie would have been useless. Well, more than it is now, I should say.

I’m not surprised that the movie has not found a Us distributor yet, as it’s unlikely that it would escape the festival circuit. The reason is simple: it’s impossible to market this film. At 84 minutes, it spends 60 of them staring at its protagonist engaging in the most banal activities imaginable. There is no dialogue, since the camera is always positioned at a distance, as if the viewer is a voyeur observing through a P.
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