Described as one of the hardest-hitting prison dramas in British screen history A Sense Of Freedom, the striking true story about notorious reformed Glasgow gangster Jimmy Boyle, comes to DVD on 23 November 2015, courtesy of Odyssey.
To celebrate the release we have 5 copies of the DVD up for grabs!
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 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 in both its blistering original version and a controversial later dubbed and edited version.