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Rise of the Footsoldier – Extreme Extended Edition on double-play in December

20 November 2012

Rise of the Footsoldier charts the inexorable rise of Carlton Leach from one of the most feared generals of the football terraces to leader of a notorious gang of criminals who rampaged their way through London and Essex during the late eighties and early nineties.

The story spans three decades: from football hooliganism through to Leach's burgeoning career as a bouncer, his involvement in the criminal aspects of the early 'rave' scene and subsequently his rise to power as one of the most feared and respected villains in the country. As his notoriety increased, Leach became entwined in a violent series of events, which culminated in the Rettendon Range Rover murders of 1995, one of the most infamous slayings in British Gangland history.

Rise of the Footsoldier will be released as a Double-Play Steelbook Edition on 24th December 2012 by Studiocanal at the RRP of £19.99.

Featuring a new cut of the film that, and I'm quoting from the press release here, "not only boasts 20mins of extreme footage but also more violence, more guns and more sex!" Ooo, more sex! What about more plot?

It will also have the following extra features:

  • New & exclusive interview with director Julian Gilbey
  • New & exclusive commentary with director Julian Gilbey and actor Terry Stone
  • Filming the Footsoldier: Making of
  • Interview with Carlton Leach
  • Auditions/ Out-takes/ Image Gallery/ Trailer