It’s your chance to win this classic prison drama!
The famously shocking prison drama from The Long Good Friday‘s John Mackenzie is now coming to DVD thanks to Odyssey. What is perhaps even more exciting than that however is that Odyssey have been good enough to grant us a DVD copy to give away to one lucky Rumsey reader!
Here’s the official text to whet your appetite:
‘Charged with murder twice and cleared when barely into his twenties, Jimmy Boyle was Scotland’s most feared gangster – a Gorbals ‘hard man’ notorious for his extreme violence. Then he got a taste of his own medicine when he was sentenced to life in a Scottish prison where the regime, with its punishment beatings and solitary confinement, was every bit as brutal as that on the street. Yet out of this bleak and seemingly dead-end system of crime and punishment came an extraordinary chance of redemption, which drove Boyle to make something positive of his life in ways that neither he nor anyone else could ever have imagined.
Directed by John Mackenzie (The Long Good Friday) and featuring a sensational lead performance from Trial & Retribution star David Hayman, the BAFTA-nominated A Sense of Freedom remains one of the most searing, shocking and thought-provoking prison dramas ever seen and is released on DVD on 23rd November 2015, in both its blistering original version and a controversial later dubbed and edited version.
Made shortly after the equally intense prison drama Scum, A Sense of Freedom is based on Boyle’s autobiography of the same name and also stars leading Scottish acting talent including Fulton Mackay (Porridge), Jake D’Arcy (Tutti Frutti), Alex Norton (Taggart), Sean Scanlan (Rab C. Nesbitt), Jimmy Yuill (Wycliffe), John Stahl (Game of Thrones) and outrageous Scottish comedian Hector Nicol (Just A Boys’ Game).‘
How to win:
To enter all you have to do is answer the simple question below by Monday 23rd of November.
Which real life gangster does A Sense of Freedom follow? Was it:
A – Freddie Foreman?
B – Reggie Kray?
C – Jimmy Boyle?
Remember the give-away closes on the 23rd of November.