Shallow Grave (1995)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Kerry Fox Juliet Miller
Christopher Eccleston David Stephens
Ewan McGregor Alex Law
Ken Stott Detective Inspector McCall
Keith Allen Hugo
Colin McCredie Cameron
Victoria Nairn Visitor
Gary Lewis Visitor
Jean Marie Coffey Goth
Peter Mullan Andy
Leonard O'Malley Tim
David Scoular Cash Machine Victim
Grant Glendinning Bath Victim
Victor Eadie Freezer victim
Robert David MacDonald Lumsden
Frances Low Doctor
Bill Denistoun Master of Ceremonies
John Bett Brian McKinley
Tony Curran Travel Agent
Elspeth Cameron Elderly Woman
Paul Doonan Newspaper Office Boy
Billy Riddoch Newspaper Editor
Kenneth Bryans Police Officer
John Hodge Detective Constable Mitchell
John Carmichael Bandleader
Gordon Cree Danceband Pianist (uncredited)
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Thriller
Director Danny Boyle
Producer Andrew Macdonald; John Hodge
Writer John Hodge
Studio MGM / UA
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 93 mins
Country UK
Color Color
Plot
The first feature from director Danny Boyle, producer Andrew MacDonald, and screenwriter John Hodge (who went on to make the enormously popular Trainspotting, the not-so-well-received A Life Less Ordinary, and The Beach), Shallow Grave begins with three obnoxious roommates mockingly interrogating applicants who want to share their spacious flat. The guy they finally choose doesn't last long--they find him dead from a drug overdose along with a suitcase full of money that he no longer needs. They decide to keep the money; this of course requires that they discreetly dispose of the body, which proves to be a gruesome, traumatic business. They begin to suspect each other of betrayal and become increasingly deranged. The movie wants to be a satirical comment on the greed of British yuppies but is more an exercise in stylish paranoia, where the color of the walls matters more than why the characters behave the way they do. The clever cinematography and macabre humor make Shallow Grave worth watching, just don't expect to like anyone in it. Starring the very hip trio of Kerry Fox (An Angel at My Table, The Last Days of Chez Nous), Ewan McGregor (Trainspotting, Velvet Goldmine, Star Wars: Episode I--The Phantom Menace), and Christopher Eccleston (Jude, Elizabeth). --Bret Fetzer
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 134
In Collection Yes
Owner David Cowley
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color
Standard 1.33:1 Color
Layers Dual side, Single layer
UPC 780063527521
Chapters 32
Release Date 1998
Subtitles Spanish; French
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned HiFi Sound
Links
Internet Movie Database