Not only does it contain several memorable sequences, but it contains the sort of ballsy, politically incorrect humour absent from a lot of mainstream comedy movies.
It also features some excellent performances, most notably from the two leads. Gleeson is his usual dependable self whilst Farrell shows what a good actor he can be when released from the constraints of big budget Hollywood productions.
Ralph Fiennes also makes a startling impression in a menacing supporting role that owes more to his turn in Schindler’s List than some of his more recent performances.
But the DVD is an essential purchase as this is easily one of the best films to come put this year – smart, funny and superbly made.
The extras include:
Deleted and extended scenes: There is a generous amount of unused footage (11 deleted and 2 extended scenes), some of which are very funny, the highlight being the scene with Ralph Fiennes’ character on the train.
Gag reel: Perhaps less impressive is this gag reel which consists of the actors cracking up on set.
When in Bruges: A solid 13 minute making-of featurette featuring interviews with director Martin McDonagh and the main cast, exploring the ideas behind the film and the experience of making it.
Strange Bruges: This is a 7 minute feature the cast and director discussing the Belgian town where the film was set and made.
A Boat Trip Around Bruges: A 5 minute film about the history of Bruges filled with some nuggets of information and trivia.
F**king Bruges: A short feature in which the most prominent word in the script is repeated over and over again.