Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
RoboCop (Blu-ray)
$5.00
Gravity 3D (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Ender's Game (Blu-ray)
$13.00
Gravity (Blu-ray)
$12.99
Mallrats (Blu-ray)
$9.96
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Blu-ray)
$12.99
Turbo (Blu-ray)
$15.79
Psycho-Pass: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
$120.10
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Blu-ray)
$17.99
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Trilogy (Blu-ray)
$16.98
Despicable Me 2 3D (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Robin Hood (Blu-ray)
$14.99
Mad Max Trilogy (Blu-ray)
$24.99
The Twilight Zone: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
$153.58
Pacific Rim 3D (Blu-ray)
$14.99
Reality Bites (Blu-ray)
$9.96
Despicable Me 2 (Blu-ray)
$14.99
Ripper Street: Season Two (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Brother Bear / Brother Bear 2 (Blu-ray)
$13.99


Releases


 Release calendar
 New releases
 Coming soon
 New covers
 Recently listed

Reviews


 New reviews
 New user reviews

Top lists


 Best movies (all time)

Best movies by year


 2014
 2013
 2012
 2011
 2010
 2009
 2008
 2007
 2006
 2005
 2004
 2003
 2002
 2001
 2000
 1999
 1998
 1997
 1996
 1995
 1994
 1993
 1992
 1991
 1990
 1989
 1988
 1987
 1986
 1985
 1984
 1983
 1982
 1981
 1980
 1979
 1978
 1977
 1976
 1975
 1974
 1973
 1972
 1971
 1970
 1969
 1968
 1967
 1966
 1965

Search


 Search movies


Pusher


2012 | 89 min | R | 2.39:1

Pusher

Rating


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
6.8
/10
15
ratings.


User reviews


1 user review

Movie appeal

 
Drama100%
Crime58%
Thriller-

5
fans

153
Blu-ray
collections
3
DVD
collections

Theatrical release date


 26 October, 2012
 12 October, 2012

Country of origin


 United Kingdom

Links


             

Overview Preview Cast & crew User reviews News Forum

Screenshots from Pusher Blu-ray

Pusher Preview  

4
 / 10
Preview by Brian Orndorf, November 8, 2012

The opening of “Pusher” swiftly runs through a visual identification of the main players as though the audience is already familiar with this group of strippers, drug dealers, and goons. And maybe they are, with the film a remake of a 1996 Danish production that launched the career of director Nicolas Winding Refn. However, that’s unlikely, with the introductory greeting perhaps the last true understanding of character in this empty calorie viewing experience. There’s anxiety to spare with this heated story of criminal survival, yet director Luis Prieto treats the experience like a music video, with superfluous visual ornamentation getting in the way of gritty suspense. “Pusher” is a sound and light show that should have its power strip unplugged.



Running the streets of London, Frank (Richard Coyle) distributes a variety of drugs to the locals, aided by dim-wit pal Tony (Bronson Webb). Making a comfortable living while enjoying the perks of the lifestyle, Frank makes room in his life for Flo (a cold, flat Agyness Deyn), a heroin-addicted stripper who blankly watches her boyfriend take care of business. Encountering the possibility of a major score, Frank orders up a brick of cocaine from Serbian crime lord Milo (Zlatko Buric), with promises to pay him back after the deal is settled. When the exchange goes south, Frank ditches the blow to avoid jail time, returning to Milo with empty hands. Working out a monetary settlement, Frank is given a few days to cough up the money, only he doesn’t have it, racing around town to collect from addicts who never had any intention to pay. With time running out, Frank is reduced to desperation to settle up the debt, faced with a devastating threat of bodily harm if he doesn’t come through.

“Pusher” is slick entertainment, with its original Danish DNA reworked into the veins of English brutality, with heavy language and seedy locations employed to generate a slippery feel of Frank’s life-in-motion as he works from one deal to the next. The plot is familiar but promising, observing the drug dealer process all the dead ends that arrive once he begins the process of collection, watching his options slowly run out, leaving him as desperate as his clients for cash. There’s room here for a breathtaking sense of developing horror, finding the noose Milo tosses around Frank’s neck pulled tighter as the movie unfolds, but little of that primal energy is translated to the screen by Prieto. Instead, the helmer goes for a more customary slam-bang of sensory deprivation and glossy visual choices to make his case, and the results just don’t carry enough weight.



The soundtrack by Orbital is employed liberally, creating an electro heartbeat for the film that’s capable but overused, while cinematography by Simon Dennis is equally excessive, trying to find a visual fingerprint for the production through on the nose displays of camera quakes and assorted stylistics. Prieto’s blend of music and moviemaking tends to overwhelm the mission at hand, glossing up a raw story of self-preservation, turning Frank’s mission into a directorial demo reel that’s forcing a strained cinematic language on the audience. Nothing feels natural to “Pusher,” which aims to compete in the British gangster sweepstakes through bass-heavy artificiality, only to lose a handle on all the human suffering. A potentially potent moment of humiliation for Frank as he returns to his mother for a handout is perhaps the effort’s largest disappointment, feeling too out of character for a picture that would rather hit hard and deal with all the emptiness later.



“Pusher” is convincingly violent, while scenes of intimidation with Milo generate true discomfort, confronting a Serbian who’s chillingly hard to read, making the viewer unsure if the gangster is genuinely interested in repayment or enjoying his time ratting Frank’s nerves. If only “Pusher” generated that level of tension throughout the feature instead of consistently avoiding the innate pressure of the premise by slopping an unnecessary glaze of style over the whole endeavor.

Starring: Richard Coyle, Bronson Webb, Paul Kaye, Neil Maskell
Director: Luis Prieto

» See full cast & crew




Have you seen this movie?



Rate and write your own review

 


Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies


Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. Mallrats
2. Frozen
3. Scanners
4. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
5. The Jungle Book
6. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
7. Gravity 3D
8. Ride Along
9. Double Indemnity
10. The Big Chill
11. Touch of Evil
12. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
13. Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: V...
14. Ender's Game
15. Insomnia

Trending in Theaters
1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
2. The Raid 2
3. Oculus
4. RoboCop
5. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
6. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
7. Noah
8. Frozen
9. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
10. The LEGO Movie
11. The Grand Budapest Hotel
12. Draft Day
13. Thor: The Dark World
14. Rio 2
15. Under the Skin

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  Frozen
2.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
3.  The Pirate Fairy
4.  Gravity
5.  RoboCop
6.  Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
7.  Rocky: Heavyweight Collection
8.  Gravity 3D
9.  Ender's Game
10.  Despicable Me 2
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Space Battleship Yamato: Movie
2.  The Walking Dead: The Complete Four...
3.  The Lego Movie
4.  The Monuments Men
5.  Lone Survivor
6.  Noah
7.  The Lego Movie
8.  True Detective: The Complete First ...
9.  Veronica Mars: The Movie
10.  Scanners
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  Frozen
$19.96, Save 56%
2.  The Pirate Fairy
$19.96, Save 46%
3.  Gravity
$12.99, Save 64%
4.  RoboCop
$5.00, Save 75%
5.  Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
$12.99, Save 68%
6.  Gravity 3D
$19.99, Save 56%
7.  Ender's Game
$13.00, Save 67%
8.  Despicable Me 2
$14.99, Save 50%
9.  Planes
$19.96, Save 56%
10.  The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
$19.99, Save 50%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


RoboCop

 United States


$19.99 $5.00





Gravity 3D

 United States


$44.95 $19.99





Ender's Game

 United States


$39.99 $13.00





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2014 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices