The Krays 1990
Director Peter Medak's gritty voyage into the world of organized crime in 1960s London is a disturbing character study of the two most frightening and influential gangsters to ever come out of England, Ronnie and Reggie Kray. They became celebrities of a sort. British professional criminals followed a more genteel tradition until the Krays came along in the 1950s and early 1960s.

Raised by a strong-willed but loving mother, who despite the strength of her personality managed to be completely oblivious to any faults in the little devils she'd spawned, the Kray brothers grew up in an environment always just a bit on the wrong side of the law and on the edge of violence. They evolved from childhood bullies into smalltime thugs by forming their own protection racket through fear and intimidation of the local neighborhood. This led to the ownership of a series of nightclubs that put a legitimate face on their extra-legal activities, and eventually grew into bigger, more audacious crimes and even mob ties to the big organized crime families "across the pond".

Although "The Krays" is based on the notorious London gangsters, the movie does serve as much more than this, with it not just focussing on their criminal and violent dealings, but also their relationship with each other and the important part that their mother played in their life.

Director: Peter Medak
Cast: Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp, Billie Whitelaw, Tom Bell, Susan Fleetwood, Charlotte Cornwell, Kate Hardie, Avis Bunnage, Alfred Lynch
Country: UK
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

2 x DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:54:55 | 7.61 Gb + 6.21 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English


Disc 1
* The Film
-- Audio Commentary by director Peter Medak and actors Gary Kemp and Martin Kemp
-- "The Krays: Flesh and Blood" - documentary (00:54:02)
-- Theatrical Trailer

Disc 2
-- "The Krays: The Final Word" - documentary (2001, 01:58:13)
-- Biographies
-- Map of Key Locations
-- Order of Service (Reggie Kray's funeral)

BD50 | 1080p AVC | 01:59:53 | 45.3 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

-- Audio Commentary by director Peter Medak and actors Gary Kemp and Martin Kemp
-- Audio Commentary by film historian Scott Harrison (2021)
-- "East End Medak" 2021 interview with director Peter Medak (21:37)
-- "Burdis Meets The Krays" 2021 interview with producer Ray Burdis (15:59)
-- "Writing The Krays" 2021 audio interview with writer Philip Ridley (35:16)
-- BFI 2015 Q&A with Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp, Kate Hardie, Peter Medak and Philip Ridley (47:25)