Idris Elba’s Yardie is coming to Blu-ray/DVD on Boxing Day and is now available to pre-order from Amazon.co.uk.
The film is set in ’70s Kingston and ’80s Hackney and centres on the life of a young Jamaican man named D (Aml Ameen), who has never fully recovered from the murder, committed during his childhood, of his older brother Jerry Dread (Everaldo Creary).
D grows up under the wing of a Kingston Don and music producer named King Fox (Sheldon Shepherd). Fox dispatches him to London, where he reconnects with his childhood sweetheart, Yvonne (Shantol Jackson), and his daughter who he’s not seen since she was a baby.
He also hooks up with a soundclash crew, called High Noon. But before he can be convinced to abandon his life of crime and follow “the righteous path”, he encounters the man who shot his brother 10 years earlier, and embarks on a bloody, explosive quest for retribution – a quest which brings him into conflict with vicious London gangster Rico (Stephen Graham).
- Featurettes on D’s Journey & Idris Elba’s Directorial Debut
- Idris Elba with Blacker Dread In Conversation
- Cast & Crew Interviews with Idris Elba, Aml Ameen, Shantol Jackson as well as an interview with Idris Elba and Aml Ameen together.
- 4 x Deleted Scenes