New Release: Heartless DVD

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Jim Sturgess darkens the mood in Heartless.

Jim Sturgess (The Way Back) stars in British filmmaker Philip Ridley’s supernatural chiller movie Heartless, which arrived on DVD from IFC on April 26, 2011.

Sturgess, who we really enjoyed in Across the Universe, plays Jamie Morgan, a talented young photographer whose disfiguring heart-shaped birthmark makes him an outsider in his rough East London neighborhood. Developing pictures he has taken in an abandoned lot, Jamie discovers a hooded figure peering from behind a window. Investigating the mysterious image, he stumbles into a horrific world of reptilian monsters posing as street gangs, violence inflicted on the most innocent and a demon (Joseph Mawle, Made in Dagenham) with the power to offer Jamie everything he’s ever dreamed of … at a deadly price.

Critics described Heartless as a “dark urban fairy tale.”

Written and directed by the interesting if slow-moving Philip Ridley (he helmed his last movie, The Passion of Darkly Noon, nearly 15 years ago), the 2009 horror film premiered in the U.S. on DVD after embarking on a prominent international film festival run in 2010.

The DVD carries a list price of $24.98.


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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.