Empire State [BLU-RAY]
The Empire State nightclub in London’s newly developed Docklands is a place where disparate lives intersect. Illusory, dangerous and glamorous, it is both the playground of the rich, and an escape from the poverty and squalor of the toughest reaches of the city. It is also the arena for a fierce struggle between the hard men who for decades ran the East End, and the new breed of racketeers. They’re prepared to do anything to get control, and the fight for power will end with one of the most brutal orgies of violence the East End has ever seen.
Against the backdrop of gathering menace, Chuck, an American with $3 billion to spend, toys with potential investments, while a young man, Pete, comes to London to find his friend, who has disappeared in the entrails of the Empire State...
Paying homage to The Long Good Friday and Mona Lisa, Ron Peck’s stylish direction captures all the raw energy of Eighties London’s underworld. Empire State stars Ray McAnally (My Left Foot), Oscar winner Martin Landau (Ed Wood) and Cathryn Harrison (Portrait of a Marriage), with early roles for Jamie Foreman (Layer Cake) and Sadie Frost.
Commentary by Ron Peck and Mark Ayres, Trailer, HD Galleries, Screen Tests, Deleted Scenes, Right To Reply and more.
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- Ron Peck
- Ian Sears
- Number of Discs
- 16:9 / Colour
- Stereo / English
- 98 mins approx