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Neo-noir crime thriller Romeo is Bleeding on BFI Blu-ray in March

13 February 2021

Directed by Peter Medak (The Krays) and with a screenplay by Hilary Henkin (Wag the Dog), this neo-noir thriller made in 1993 stars Gary Oldman as a corrupt cop assigned to protect a seductive Russian woman, played by Lena Olin, and features a superb supporting cast that includes Annabella Sciorra, Juliette Lewis and Roy Scheider.

Released for the first time in the UK on Blu-ray, special features include a newly filmed interview with Peter Medak and a newly recorded audio commentary by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, along with the original trailer, isolated score and illustrated booklet of new essays.

Corrupt cop Jack Grimaldi (wonderfully played by Oscar-winning actor Gary Oldman) is about to get in way over his head. In bed with the mob, Jack has made a lot of money but when he gets an assignment from the Feds to protect the beautiful but deadly Mona Demarkov (Lena Olin), orders from the mob to kill her, and an entirely different offer from Mona herself, he finds himself lured into a web of treachery in which nobody can be trusted.

Romeo is Bleeding Blu-ray cover art

Romeo is Bleeding will be released on UK Blu-ray by the BFI on 8 March 2021 at the RRP of £19.99.


  • Newly recorded audio commentary by author and film critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
  • Medak on Medak: An interview with Peter Medak (2021, 43 mins): a newly filmed interview with director Peter Medak on his career and his work on Romeo is Bleeding
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Isolated score (featuring some effects)
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated booklet with new essays by Rebecca Feasey, Lou Thomas and Josephine Botting and full film credits