A couple of months back Severin produced three short promos for today’s DVD/BluRay release In The Loop from IFC Films/MPI. The film is a brilliant political satire directed by Brit-comedy genius Armando Iannucci and stars Peter Capaldi, James Gandolfini, Anna Chlumsky and an outstanding ensemble cast. Iannucci had a hand in some of the best British comedy in recent years including The Day Today and several seasons of Alan Partridge with Steve Coogan. He also gets a special thanks on the most complained about (and one of the funniest) tv shows in British history: Brass Eye – Pedophilia. Even the slightest involvement in that show gets kudos from me. Couldn’t resist, once the interview was complete of course, asking Capaldi (whose turn in In The Loop is a blistering, expletive-laden, eminently quotable tour de force) about working with Ken Russell on Lair Of The White Worm. “For fuck’s sake,” he laughed. “Why does everyone keep bringing up that movie? It’s terrible!” Au contraire Pierre, it’s a whacked out masterpiece from one of cinema’s surviving deranged minds and fully deserving of an uber special edition. One can dream but it’s owned by the big boys. Anyway, check out our promos below, one of which details how In The Loop made America a safer place. You can buy the DVD here.
Peter Capaldi and James Gandolfini in Armando Iannucci’s In The Loop