Layer Cake (2005) (Blu-ray)

  • Web Code: M2124860
  • Other formats: DVD
  • Release Date: 03-13-2007
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Overview

As deeply cool and urbane as its unnamed hero, LAYER CAKE follows the precise, articulate XXXX (Daniel Craig) as he maneuvers through what he intends to be his last business deal in modern-day London. His business? Drugs. On the cusp of turning 30, XXXX has amassed a personal fortune, deftly avoiding the violence and ugliness so many others in his trade fall prey to by following a strict personal code defined by discretion and clean detachment from the products he sells. Just as XXXX is poised to cash in and get out, Jimmy Price (Kenneth Cranham), the top layer of this particular underworld cake, hands down two tasks: find Eddie Temple's (Michael Gambon) drug-addicted daughter, and unload a mass of ecstasy stolen in Amsterdam by the sloppy, loud Duke (Jamie Foreman), who is exactly the type of wannabe gangster that XXXX has spent his career avoiding. Further complicating matters is Tammy (Sienna Miller), a sexy young blond who XXXX meets in a club and can't get off his mind.

First-time director Michael Vaughn (producer on SNATCH and LOCK, STOCK, AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS) brings a practiced eye to the film, creating a slick, highly entertaining visual style which perfectly complements the twisting storyline. The London drug world comes to vibrant life in screenwriter J.J. Connolly's adaptation of his first novel, which retains its keen ear for slang and its eye for detail, giving LAYER CAKE a thrilling ring of authenticity. In the role of XXXX, Daniel Craig has a commanding presence, portraying a man who is so good at his job that he may never be permitted to leave it, regardless of how smart he is or how well he's planned. Like the best in the crime-thriller genre, LAYER CAKE is unpredictable, unsettling, and unforgettable.
Theatrical Release Date 2005
Format Blu-ray Disc
Number of Discs 1

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Unrated

  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Dramas
  • Distributor
    Sony Pictures Home
  • Area
    United Kingdom
  • Video
  • Runtime (minutes)
    105
  • Picture
    Color
  • Audio
  • Language
    English
  • Dubbed
    French
  • Subtitles
    English, French
  • Closed Caption
    English
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    Blu-ray Disc Features:

    Region [unknown]
    Widescreen - 2.39
    Audio:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
    PCM Stereo - English, French
    Subtitles - English, French, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish
    Theatrical Release: May 13, 2005 (Limited)
  • Release Date
    03/13/07
  • Theatrical Release
    2005
  • Rating
    Unrated
  • Format
    Blu-ray Disc
  • Unedited Version
    N

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Editorial Reviews

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New York Times 05-13-2005 "LAYER CAKE is the newest in British gangland entertainment and the tastiest in years."
USA Today 05-13-2005 "[T]here's a lot here to feed crime-fiction enthusiasts. Craig has an interesting face you can read a lot into..."
Entertainment Weekly 05-20-2005 "[F]ast, convulsive, and densely exciting....[With a] bravura display of underworld grace under pressure..."
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