Romeo is Bleeding – Blu Ray Release from BFI

Released for the first time in the UK on Blu-ray Romeo is Bleeding has corrupt cop Jack Grimaldi (wonderfully played by Oscar-winning actor Gary Oldman) is about to get in way over his head. In bed with the mob, Jack has made a lot of money but when he gets an assignment from the Feds to protect the beautiful by deadly Mona Demarkov (Lena Olin), orders from the mob to kill her, and an entirely different offer from Mona herself, he finds himself lured into a web of treachery in which nobody can be trusted.

Directed by Peter Medak (The Krays) and with a screenplay by Hilary Henkin (Wag the Dog), this neo-noir thriller features a superb supporting cast that includes Annabella Scoirra, Juliette Lewis and Roy Scheider.

Special Features:

  • Newly recorded audio commentary by author and film critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
  • Medak on Medak: An Interview with Peter Medak (2021, 43 mins): a newly filmed interview with director Peter Medak on his career and his work on Romeo is Bleeding
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Isolated score (featuring some effects)
  • Image gallery
  • **FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Fully illustrated booklet with new essays by Rebecca Feasey, Lou Thomas and Dr Josephine Botting and full film credits

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