THE RISE: DVD REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

It would appear Salty Kernel, Dara Shashoua, was not a huge fan of this, and that is AOK, we can’t all love everything. I think this is probably more of a boy’s film or an English film lover movie. I like the trailer for it. If you want to research it a bit further it was actually called WASTELAND in the UK and overseas, but for some reason THE RISE here. Big drawcard is a few Harry Potter alumni, namely Neville Longbottom. I am going to have a viewing myself in the coming weeks once I catch up on films needed. The lovely people at HOPSCOTCH ENTERTAINMENT ONE have given us a bunch of DVDs for THE RISE to giveaway. Suss after Dara’s review on how to win.

 

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Luke Treadaway and Matthew Lewis in THE RISE aka WASTELAND

 

The Rise is a hybrid cross of Layer Cake, Trainspotting and any Guy Ritchie film.  Similar stories but with younger guys all trying exact revenge upon someone who has done them wrong.

Harvey (Luke Treadaway – Attack the Block, The Whistleblower) has just been released after a 12 month stay on jail for a crime that he was made a scapegoat on. First thing he does is call his mate Dempsey (Iwan Rheon – Misfits, Oliver award winner for his stage work and the hideously evil Ramsay Snow in Game of Thrones [let us call him the circumsiser]) to pick him up from jail as he does not have the money to catch the train.  Dempsey turns up, they head home and go straight to the club to meet up with his other mates Dodd (Matthew Lewis – Neville Longbottom from Harry Potter) and Charlie (Gerard Kearns – Looking for Eric).  After their catch up, talk soon turns to Harvey’s ex-girlfriend Nicola (Vanessa Kirby – About Time). Low and behold Vanessa is in the same club and when she is approached by Harvey is chastised for not coming to talk to her earlier.

 

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Iwan Rheon in THE RISE aka WASTELAND

 

The Rise is told in flashbacks, Harvey is seen beaten and bloody and being interviewed by Detective Inspector West (Timothy Spall – Wormtail from Harry Potter) for another crime.  The story is told through Harvey’s eyes and shows the path of revenge – from Harvey’s frame up through to the creation of the plan and finally to the execution.

If you love English films then chances are that you will love THE RISE, the accents are at times too thick, the language quintessentially scouse and the scenery is dreary mixes of browns to grey. the story is a crazy ride from start to finish. It’s great to watch the couple of Harry Potter stars, especially Matthew Lewis, I look forward to seeing more from him in the future. THE RISE is out now on DVD.

 

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With special thanks to HOPSCOTCH ENTERTAINMENT ONE to win one of the 5 x copies of the DVD of  THE RISE you need to either like and share this post on Facebook or retweet/ favourite it on Twitter, you then need to leave a comment below stating the answer to the following question:

What is your favourite English film of all time and why?  – as an example – I would go with either Withnail and I, Billy Elliot or A Clockwork Orange, because I I just LOVE THEM. This may help – http://www.empireonline.com/100britishfilms/

If you do not have Facebook and Twitter then get with the times old timer haha – You can still enter, leave your entry below and email me at jkdigitaldesigns@gmail.com telling me you don’t have social media :)

Prizes will no longer be awarded to first in first served. It will now be a game of skill and selected purely on the thoughts of the judges, said judges being the Salty Kernels.

The prizes will be sent in the next week. Good luck! Oh, and minor housekeeping – huge apologies for overseas readers, this competition is only available to Australian residents.

 

 

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