Irish Film: Smash-hit BLACK 47 now available on DVD and Blu-Ray

James Frecheville in Black 47 – Image: independent.ie

The Irish box office smash, and must-see film of 2018, Black 47, is available to own on DVD and Blu-Ray.  The critically acclaimed feature, directed by Lance Daly, is the top-grossing Irish film of 2018.  The DVD and Blu-Ray are now on sale in outlets across Ireland, including Tesco, Easons, SuperValu, Tower, Irish Film Institute, and Golden Discs.

It’s 1847, and Ireland is in the grip of the Great Famine, which has ravaged the country for two long years. Feeney, a hardened Irish Ranger, who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, abandons his post to return home and reunite with his family.  He’s seen more than his share of horrors, but nothing prepares him for the famine’s hopeless destruction of his homeland, which has brutalised his people, and where there seems to be no law and order. He discovers his mother has starved to death, and his brother hanged by the brutal hand of the English. With little else to live for, he sets a destructive path to avenge his family.

Set during the Great Irish Famine, Black 47 stars Hugo Weaving (Hacksaw Ridge, The Lord of the Rings, The Matrix), Jim Broadbent (Oscar®winner for Iris) and the prolific Irish screen and stage actor, Stephen Rea (The Crying Game, Michael Collins).  Joining them are rising international actors, James Frecheville (Animal Kingdom, The Drop) and Freddie Fox (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword) along with a strong young Irish cast, including Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk, The Killing of a Sacred Deer), Moe Dunford (Michael Inside, Patrick’s Day) and Sarah Greene (Noble, Rosie).

The screenplay was written by PJ Dillon (Rewind), Pierce Ryan (Standby), Eugene O’Brien (Eden) and Lance Daly (Life’s a Breeze, Kisses).  Produced by Macdara Kelleher for Fastnet Films with Tim O’Hair, Arcadiy Golubovich and Jonathan Loughran, BLACK 47 was financed by Primemeridian Entertainment, the Irish Film Board, the Luxembourg Film Fund, Wildcard Distribution, Altitude, BAI, TV3, Eurimages, Umedia, Samsa Films and Fastnet Films.

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