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The Best of Gay Britain: Boyfriends/Like It Is/The Wolves of Kromer [3 Discs] [DVD]

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Overview

Special Features

  • Boyfriends: Award-winning short film "Achilles"
  • Like It Is: Featurette with cast interviews
  • Like It Is: Behind-the-scenes footage
  • Like It Is: Original British theatrical trailer
  • The Wolves of Kromer: Remastered 16:9 presentation
  • The Wolves of Kromer: Director & writer commentary
  • The Wolves of Kromer: Behind-the-scenes featurette with bonus footage & cast interviews

Synopsis

Like It Is
Paul Oremland made his directorial debut with this low-budget UK romantic drama. Latent gay Blackpool boxer Craig (British amateur featherweight Steve Bell) collects cash from illegal bare-knuckle bouts, but his life changes after he becomes attracted to record producer Matt (Ian Rose), who's in Blackpool to promote singer Paula (Dami Behr). Matt tells Craig to look him up, and shortly, Craig arrives in London at Matt's house where Paula also lives. Paula feels it's all a distraction from her career. Matt's scheming gay boss Kelvin (Roger Daltrey) enters the picture in an effort to split up the couple, promising to make Matt manager of his new club. Shown at the 1998 London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

The Wolves of Kromer
Adapted from Charles Lambert's play, this British fantasy is a penetrating parable on homophobia and gossip about gays. Kromer, a village in rural England, dances with wolves surrounding the town. However, the "wolves" seen here are performed by barefoot actors clad in worn jeans and fur coats with furry tails. Their promiscuity, theft, wild bonfire parties, and other activities are deplored by the hypocritical back-stabbers who reside in Kromer. A new wolf on the prowl is Seth (Lee Williams), who pairs off with Gabriel (James Layton). In Kromer, a woman is being poisoned by her servants who plan to put the blame on the "sinful" wolves. Soon a vigilante hunt gets underway, projecting even more parallels with homosexuality. Former Culture Club vocalist Boy George narrates the story. Shown at the 1998 San Francisco Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

Boyfriends
In this British dramatic comedy, three gay couples spend a weekend in the country as they try to sort out their relationships. Paul (James Dreyfus) and Ben (Mark Sands) have been together for five years; the first four were happy, but things have gotten difficult in recent months, and they're considering calling it quits. They've rented a house in the country for Easter weekend and have brought along some friends, whose love lives are also in transition. Owen (Andrew Ableson) and Matt (Michael Urwin) have been seeing each other for three months and are wondering if the time is right to move in together. Meanwhile, Will (David Coffey) and Adam (Darren Petrucci) recently shared a one-night stand, and Will is hoping it will grow into something deeper, though Adam knows better. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Roger Daltrey
    Roger Daltrey - Kelvin
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    Ian Rose - Matt
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    Steve Bell - Craig
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    Christopher Hargreaves - Tony
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    P.J. Nicholas - Jamie
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