If you didn’t catch Journey’s End upon its cinema release in February, and you have an interest in honest, real-life reflecting war films, then this is for you when Saul Dibb‘s acclaimed film arrives on Digital 1 June and then on DVD from 4 June.
Journey’s End is one of the finest films based around the War that I’ve seen since Saving Private Ryan. If anything, it emulates that individual confusion and fear you see in Spielberg’s opening sequence but what makes director Saul Dibb’s film extra special is the humanity we feel beyond and throughout as we learn of the normal people giving their lives for a cause beyond themselves.
This exclusive clip gives a genuine-feeling and brief insight into the pressure these soldiers were under during the First World War, it shows Sam Claflin‘s Captain Stanhope trying to stop Tom Sturridge‘s Hibbert from self-diagnosing and deserting his other men at a very important time in the War.
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Based on RC Sherriff’s play and novel of the same name Journey’s End is set in March 1918 as C-Company, led by a war-weary Captain Stanhope (Claflin) arrives in northern France to take its turn in the front-line trenches. Told that a German offensive is imminent Stanhope drowns his fears in whisky whilst the officers (Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham and Sturridge) and their cook (Toby Jones) attempt to distract themselves in their dugout with talk of food and life before war.
They are joined by Raleigh (Asa Butterfield), a young new officer fresh out of training excited about his first real posting, and a chance to serve under Stanhope. Raleigh’s naivety serves as a stark contrast to the other men’s impending fear as the tension rises and the attack draws ever closer.
Directed by Bafta Award nominee Saul Dibb with a screenplay by Simon Reade (Private Peaceful). Produced by Guy de Beaujeu and Simon Reade. Based on the novel by R.C. Sheriff and Vernon Bartlett and the play by R.C. Sheriff.
Lionsgate UK presents Journey’s End on Digital 1st June and Blu-ray & DVD 4th June, 2018 – Pre-order here: https://amzn.to/2slNcbi and check out Jazmine’s review for us here.