Heartless [DVD] [2010]

  • SKU: 19034653
  • Release Date: 04/12/2011
  • Rating: NR
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1 out of 1)

Special Features

  • Trailer
  • Making Of
  • Behind the Scenes at SITGES
  • BIFA Awards
  • Commentary
  • Heartless Audience Reactions
  • UK Trailers
  • Jim Sturgess Music Videos


An alienated fellow enters into a sinister pact that threatens to push him into psychopathic territory in this brutal neo-Faustian thriller from U.K. director Philip Ridley. Jim Sturgess (21) stars as Jamie, a thirtysomething photographer buckling beneath the weight of a stigma: a huge, red, heart-shaped birthmark that masks one half of his face, and has turned him into a social pariah. He inhabits the East End of London, currently racked by crisis -- bands of thugs who rove throughout the streets, spreading violence and terror among the citizenry. As Jamie soon discovers, however, these aren't ordinary hooligans wearing demon masks, but actual demons. The young man packs heat and then considers going to the authorities, but before he can do so, the monsters turn up, attack him, and murder his mother. Then, one of their leaders, Papa B. (Joseph Mawle), approaches Jamie to make a deal: permanent removal of the birthmark in exchange for the performance of some evil deeds. Jamie consents, but has no idea just how vile and cruel those tasks are until he has already signed up. At the time of its release, Heartless was the first feature from Ridley since his 1995 outing The Passion of Darkly Noon. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Jim Sturgess
    Jim Sturgess - Jamie
  • Noel Clarke
    Noel Clarke - A.J.
  • Joseph Mawle
    Joseph Mawle - Papa B.
  • Eddie Marsan
    Eddie Marsan - Weapons Man
  • Luke Treadaway
    Luke Treadaway - Lee

Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than expected

    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    When I purchased this movie, I didn't bother looking at the trailer---and if you haven't seen the trailer, please don't watch it. In my opinion, after having seen the movie, I feel as if the trailer gives away too much information about the twists and turns in this movie. Although, having said that, it is still an awesome movie--Jim Sturgess gives an incredible performance in being able to emotionally capture the essence of what it must truly feel like to live a life harshly treated differently just because of the way he looks (birth mark across his face and part of his body). Put aside the obvious and often typical plot that goes along with horror movies and deals made with the devil because the true beauty in this movie is the final scene. Let the movie play out (because both the story and the acting are quite tremendous), but the final scene will leave you thinking about this film long after the movie is over.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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