Following its U.S. theatrical release in March, Nick Love’s Ray Winstone-starring crime thriller and British box office hit “The Sweeney” is now available on DVD/Blu-ray. In an exclusive to Indiewire, check out a scene from the film, introduced by Winstone himself.
While “The Sweeney” is far from a household name in the U.S., the film is a modern reboot of a 70s British crime series that ran for four seasons and inspired two films in the late 70s. Since then, the series has maintained an influence on various crime films and series in Britain, with the latest film hoping to resuscitate the franchise by bringing its cast of characters into the modern day.
Winstone stars as a Detective Jack Regan who, along with his partner (Ben Drew), attempts to stop an escaped criminal planning a major bank heist. “Homeland”‘s Damian Lewis co-stars as Winstone’s boss.
“The Sweeney” is now out on Blu-ray and DVD. For more information, check out Eric Kohn’s review from the films Piazza Opening Night screening here and watch the full clip below: