The Devil's Double - DVD Preview
Preview by Jack Foley
THE Devil’s Double, a tense, terrifying and explosive gangster tour-de-force starring Dominic Cooper (Captain America, An Education) is released on DVD and Blu-ray on December 26, 2011 by Icon Home Entertainment.
Based on an unbelievable but true story, The Devil’s Double is about to join the canon of iconic gangster action films.
Enter a world beyond your wildest dreams of power, sex and money and your worst nightmares of violence and betrayal.
With an incredible performance of two extremes from Cooper, this is a fearless, high-octane film and not for the feint hearted – an unforgettable experience.
Baghdad 1987. Latif (Cooper) is taken to see his former schoolmate Uday (also played by Cooper), eldest son to Saddam Hussein. Latif is told that a great honour had been bestowed upon him: because of the great likeness between them, he has been chosen to be Uday’s body double.
Trapped, tortured and fearful for the safety of his family Latif has no choice but to comply. Latif is forced to become part of Uday’s world, witnessing the horror of his insane life of gangsters and pimps.
It is a world entrenched in betrayal and corruption, and an experience for which he almost pays with his life on more than one occasion.
Both DVD and Blu-ray include a commentary by director Lee Tamahori (Die Another Day, Next, xXx 2), a ‘Making of’ featurette, interviews with Latif Yahia and Dominic Cooper and highlights of the UK premiere.
Win The Devil’s Double on DVD
To celebrate the release of The Devil’s Double on DVD on December 26, 2011, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 of 2 copies. One lucky winner will also receive a merchandise pack containing a record bag, money clip, Zippo lighter and T-shirt. Simply answer the following question…
Q. How many hours did Dominic Cooper spend with the real-life Uday when he first got the part (clue, the answer is in our interview)?
Simply send the answer to Devil’s Double competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email
Running time: 104mins
UK DVD & Blu-ray Release: December 26, 2011