Legend

Legend

DVD - 2016 | EnglishSpanishFrench dialogue version
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The true story of the rise and fall of London's most notorious gangsters, Reggie and Ron Kray, both portrayed by Tom Hardy in an amazing double performance. It is a classic crime thriller taking viewers into the secret history of the 1960s and the extraordinary events that secured the infamy of the Kray twins.
Audience: 14A
Publisher: Universal City, CA :, Universal Studios Home Entertainment,, [2016]
Edition: EnglishSpanishFrench dialogue version
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama LEGEND
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (132 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
DVD video,4 3/4 in.,rda
digital,optical,5.1 surround,Dolby digital,rda
anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1),rda
DVD-video,NTSC,rda
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda

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BBQ_Chick
Nov 25, 2020

Mob story in, of all places, London, England. It focuses on two men: twins, one gay and one straight. Everything else is the same as every mob movie you've ever seen. Except great soundtrack: Theme From a Summer Place, Something Stupid, Sleepwalk, a very good lounge singer in one of the Kray boys' casinos who sounded like Brenda Lee, just as examples. I actually don't like mob movies and even with subtitles it was not easy to understand because they spoke so fast that the subtitles didn't stay on the screen for long. There was a very bloody, brutal murder, I mean extremely brutal, at the end, but the viewer understands what provokes the rage and if you don't get why, Reggie whispers it into Ron's ear. Despite those negatives, I liked it. The Brits know how to put on a good show with a Masterpiece theater/Downton Abbey glossy look. Cheers!

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lukasevansherman
Mar 26, 2020

In the early 90s there was a British gangster film called "The Krays" starring Gary and Martin Kemp of the band Spandau Ballet ("True"). This is basically the same movie but with Tom Hardy playing both gangster twins, who were semi-famous in swinging London. Hardy is great as always, but it doesn't add much to the story, and the title is inane. Decent support from Emily Browning, Christopher Eccleston, David Thewlis, and Taron Egerton. It doesn't feel much like London in the 60s. Writer/director Brian Helgeland has very little style. He did write "L.A. Confidential" though.

theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/sep/03/the-selling-of-the-krays-how-two-mediocre-criminals-created-their-own-legendlegends

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ptgfts
Sep 19, 2019

A movie that glamourizes gangsters, truly vile people, and glorifies their vicious brutality and perverts the meaning of legend.

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bell5133
Sep 08, 2019

Be prepared to hear the word “fuck” in just about every line of dialogue.

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oktexchic
Jul 08, 2019

I knew nothing about this being based on a true story when I got it. I found the one brother was good looking, likable, charming, and his twin brother was said to be mentally ill who needed to be on medicine. I could see this play out through the movie. Yes I could not have understood without the captions. I was impressed that someone even thought up this movie .. it was well written. What I came to find out the reason why .. it was true. I agree .. Tom Hardy was brilliant. I didn't know til I watched the bonus (spoiler alert here) .. that he played both roles of the brothers! crazy how they can do this. Yes if you have NO tolerance for foul language, you might not want to watch. I can only tolerate it when it goes along with the type of characters.

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SAPL454
May 17, 2019

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A very tumultuous gangster tale based on true events, eloquently portrayed by Tom Hardy!

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truckie
Jul 12, 2018

Frances narrating:
"Aristocrats and criminals have a lot in common. They're both selfish, get bored easily, and have access to wads of cash they didn't have to work honestly to get."

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lavasushi
Jul 08, 2018

I tried to turn on the captions and it kept messing up. You definitely need the captions. Set thup you got a bw mk wha? Fck Dg kldo brah. Cheer up. Whatever. It won an Academy. Amazing. Tom Hardy plays both brothers and he did a great job. Violent.

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INVS
Jul 04, 2018

Hardy played these characters very well, but they were so disgusting I never finished the DVD. They certainly terrorized a city in their days.

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tenet
Apr 26, 2018

Rated 1/10. No, just no! The first bit I watched just had a bunch of stupid, mindless violence.

I expected a bit more of a biography, instead of glorifying some thugs.

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truckie
Jul 12, 2018

truckie thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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kpelish
Mar 21, 2018

kpelish thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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Etuq thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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woundingtooth
Jun 02, 2016

confidence is key to success

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jimg2000
May 15, 2016

More narrative from Frances: Reggie once said, "The centre of the world could be anywhere you like. Even here, in the East End of London." The world is quite like London. It's not good, it's not bad,
it just is. There's no morality or dishonour, just your own lonely code. Until your race is run. Until the end.
Until we're all just ghosts of the people we once thought we were.

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jimg2000
May 15, 2016

Opening narrative from Frances: London in the 1960s. Everyone had a story about the Krays. You could walk into any pub to hear a lie or two about them. But I was there and I'm not careless with the truth. They were brothers, but bound by more than blood. They were twins as well, counterparts. Gangster princes of the city they meant to conquer. Ron Kray was a one-man London mob. Bloodthirsty, illogical and funny as well. My Reggie was different. Once in a lifetime do you find a street-fighting man like Reg. Believe me when I say it took a lot of love for me to hate him the way I do.

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kpelish
Mar 21, 2018

Coarse Language: Americans will be surprised at the constant use of the word "c***", which apparently is a common swear word in British culture.

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kpelish
Mar 21, 2018

Violence: Various murders, some by gun, one bloodily by knife. Misogyny: a husband beats and rapes his wife. Torture: rival gang chains and electroshocks a man; corrupt police beat a man.

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