The Young Offenders DVD Becomes a Best Seller

Posted March 7, 2017 by Suzanne Murray in News
The Young Offenders written and directed by Peter Foott
The Young Offenders written and directed by Peter Foott

THE YOUNG OFFENDERS opened as the Number One rental DVD with Xtra-Vision vending last weekend, outperforming other new releases Dr. Strange, and Tom Cruise’s Jack Reacher sequel. The hit comedy also opened as the Number One selling DVD with Golden Discs.

The film has grossed over €1.2m to date at the Irish box office and is still running in Omniplex Mahon Point in Cork until this Thursday which will mark the end of its 25 week run at the cinema. The Young Offenders has received critical acclaim in both Ireland and UK and boasts a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Inspired by Ireland’s biggest cocaine seizure of €440 million off the coast of Cork in 2007, The Young Offenders follows two Cork inner-city teenagers, Conor and Jock, as they embark on a 160km road trip on stolen bikes in the hopes of finding an unrecovered bale of cocaine.  It’s the debut feature from Peter Foott and introduces new acting talent Chris Walley and Alex Murphy in the lead roles with comedians Hilary Rose and PJ Gallagher also starring.

Since its premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh last summer where it was awarded Best Irish Feature, it has gone on to charm Irish and international audiences alike.  It picked up an Honourable Mention for Best Comedy at the Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, picked up three awards at the LA Comedy Festival, the largest comedy festival in the US and was well received at the BFI London International Film Festival back in late 2016.  The film is set to be seen by audiences across the globe with numerous international distribution deals done.

The DVD is available on the Wildcard Distribution website, iWarhousedirect.com, and Amazon as well as in all good DVD stores.

The Young Offenders is also available to view now across online platforms in Ireland including iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and Eir.