Following its recent theatrical release, Once Upon A Time In London arrives on DVD from the 10th June, courtesy of Signature Entertainment. For the first time ever, the violent reign of two of London’s most notorious gangsters, Jack ‘Spot’ Comer (Terry Stone – Rise of the Footsoldier, Bonded By Blood, Fanged Up) and Billy Hill (Leo Gregory – Stoned, Green Street), is grippingly brought to life by visionary director Simon Rumley (Red, White & Blue, Crowhurst, Fashionista), in a sweeping saga of madness, mayhem and manipulation reminiscent of British favourites Legend and Peaky Blinders.
The film charts the epic rise and legendary fall of a nationwide criminal empire that lasted for three action-packed decades from the late 1930s. The one-time friends and partners in crime turned bitter enemies oversaw a fledgeling East End and Soho underworld responsible for brutal protection rackets, vicious lawbreaking, shocking corruption and glamorous associations, which paved the way for the notorious Kray twins to exert their dominance over the capital’s gangland realm.
Here’s the trailer:
Shot entirely on location in and around London, this drama is a fantastic chronicle about the founders of British organised crime and an in-depth exploration of the mobster myth and psyche. It’s a unique viewing experience and a must-see for all True Crime fans.
Once Upon A Time In London also stars Jamie Foreman (Layer Cake, Eastenders), Geoff Bell (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Rogue One), Kate Braithwaite (Little Deaths, Self Made), Roland Manookian (RocknRolla, The Football Factory) and Josh Myers (Fighting With My Family, Legend), plus footballer Jamie O’Hara, Union J’s JJ Hamblett, legendary boxers Joe Egan, Steve Collins and Frank Buglioni and comedian Simon Munnery.
“Rumley shows once again that he’s one of our most singular auteurs.”
– Total Film
Once Upon A Time In London will be available on DVD from June 10th from Amazon.co.uk and other leading retailers.