The Show

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DVD/Blu-ray: November 23, 2021
Running time: 1h 22m
Genre: Fantasy, Drama

A frighteningly focused man of many talents, passports and identities arrives at England's broken heart, a haunted midlands town that has collapsed to a black hole of dreams, only to find that this new territory is at least as strange and dangerous as he is. Attempting to locate a certain person and a certain artefact for his insistent client, he finds himself sinking in a quicksand twilight world of dead Lotharios, comatose sleeping beauties, Voodoo gangsters, masked adventurers, unlikely 1930s private eyes and violent chiaroscuro women-and this is Northhampton when it's still awake. Once the town closes its eyes there is another world entirely going on beneath the twitching lids, a world of glittering and sinister delirium much worse than any social or economic devastation. Welcome to the British nightmare, with its gorgeous flesh, its tinsel and its luminous light-entertainment monsters; it's hallucinatory austerity. Welcome to The Show.

Director: Mitch Jenkins
Studio: Shout! Studios
Producer(s): Jim Mooney
Cast: Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Christopher Fairbank, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Tom Burke, Ellie Bamber, Richard Dillane, Babou Ceesay, Darrell D'Silva, Oaklee Pendergast
Writer(s): Alan Moore
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