18 April 2024
Eric Bana is Chopper

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Eric Bana’s Classic Crime Caper Chopper Returning To UK Cinemas

We do enjoy those films that are labelled ‘cult’ or ‘classics’ and one of those films is Chopper. Vertigo Releasing is bringing the film back to UK cinemas next month, check out the new Trailer.

The award-winning smash hit debut from writer-director Andrew Dominik, who went on to helm Brad Pitt starrer The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Mindhunter and the forthcoming Marilyn Monroe-inspired Blonde with Ana de Armas. It features Eric Bana in his iconic breakout role. Critically acclaimed upon release, it went on to become a firm home video favourite in the early 2000s. This stone-cold crime classic now looks better than ever, digitally remastered from the original 35mm print.

The film details Mark Read’s life in and out of prison, including all of the shootings, stabbings, drugs and mayhem that it involved. Playing the titular role, Eric Bana – complete with gold teeth, tattoos and a shotgun, Chopper is a darkly disturbing, and includes some brutal, wince-inducing violence.

The no-holds barred story of the notorious Aussie criminal ‘Chopper’ Read. Told in flashback as Read serves one of his many prison sentences, this extreme biography charts the brutal carnage and wicked sense of humour of a man who allegedly committed nineteen vicious murders and got away with it. Mixing startling facts from his nine best selling books, including How To Shoot Friends And Influence People, with stylish pulp fiction, it paints an astonishing portrait of a larger-than-life legend.

The rest of the cast includes Vince Colosimo, David Field, Fred Barker, Simon Lyndon, and Skye Wansey.

Chopper will be released again in UK Cinemas as well as Digital format from 25th March.

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