New Release: Four Lions Blu-ray and DVD

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Four Lions proves the notion that idiots should never been sent to do a terrorist's work.

Magnolia Home Entertainment released the comedy Four Lions, the directorial debut of renowned U.K. satirist Chris Morris, on Blu-ray and DVD on March 8, 2011.

The film is set in a British city, where five men have a secret plan. Omar (Riz Ahmed, Centurion), Waj (Kayvan Novak; Syriana), Faisal (Adeel Akhtar; Traitor), Hassan (Arsher Ali, Silent Witness) and white Islamic convert Barry (Nigel Lindsay, TV’s Rome) are a quintet of British would-be suicide bombers whose story shows how terrorism may be about ideology but it is also about idiots. And these idiots are committed to detonating a bomb on their home turf!

Writer-director Morris based the idea of a group of inept suicide bombers for Four Lions on extensive research: “These cells have the same group dynamics as bachelor parties and five-a-side basketball teams. Plans are upset by arguments, egos, testosterone and idiocy. Do the basic flaws in human nature take a polite sidestep around a jihadi cell? No,” said Morris. (Check out a video review.)

Bonus features on the Blu-ray and DVD include the following:

  • deleted scenes
  • mini “background” documentaries about Muslim life in Britain
  • interview with Morris
  • and behind-the-scenes footage.

The Four Lions Blu-ray and DVD is available for the suggested retail prices of $29.98 and $26.98, respectively.


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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.