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Layer cake
Vaughn, Matthew, 1971-
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2005]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Planning to retire and begin a new life, Mr. X is a successful West End drug dealer who has been asked for one last favor: to negotiate the sale of one million hits of Ecstasy. Unfortunately for Mr. X, the pills were stolen from a Serbian drug lord who'll cut off his head if he sells them. And with a London crime czar promising to retire him permanently if he doesn't, Mr. X may be rightfully concerned about his future.
General Note:
Special ed.; Widescreen version.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2004.

Based on the novel "Layer cake" by J.J. Connolly.

Special features: 14 deleted scenes with optional commentary; 2 alternate endings with optional commentary; director Matthew Vaughn and writer J.J. Connolly's commentary; making-of featurette; Q&A screening at the National Film Theatre in England; poster exploration gallery; 2 storyboard comparisons; previews.
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R; for strong brutal violence, sexuality, nudity, pervasive language and drug use.
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DVD 10095 Adult DVD Central Library

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A mechanic in the British drug trade finds himself caught in the middle of some dangerous circumstances in this crime thriller. XXXX (Daniel Craig) is a nameless go-between in the British mob who buys drugs from underground wholesalers and them sells them to street dealers, keeping the system flowing and making a tidy profit in the process. XXXX is looking forward to getting out of the game, and has displayed both smarts and caution in how he's handled his business, but before his overseer Jimmy Price (Kenneth Cranham) will let him go, he has a couple of favors that need to be done. First, Eddie Temple (Michael Gambon) is a mob boss whose daughter has gotten hooked on hard drugs and run away from home; Jimmy needs XXXX to find them girl and bring her to him before Eddie's men can get hold of her. Second, Dragan (Dragan Micanovic) is a Ecstasy wholesaler who has had a large shipment stolen by Duke (Jamie Foreman); Jimmy wants XXXX to get the Ecstasy back to Dragan, but Duke isn't eager to sell and Dragan is becoming impatient. Between these two matters, XXXX isn't so sure he'll get out of the business alive, especially after he finds himself falling for Duke's nephew's girlfriend, Tammy (Sienna Miller). Layer Cake marked the directorial debut for Matthew Vaughn, best known as a producer for Guy Ritchie's lad-centric crime movies. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi