To celebrate Free Comic Book Day and the 40th anniversary of one of British comics’ most iconic creations, BanterFlix and the Comic Book Guys have joined forces with QFT to present a special screening of Dredd.
Boasting an ultra-violent screenplay written by Alex Garland, Peter Travis’s feature was a much more stripped down, grittier approach to Dredd than its 1995 predecessor starring Sylvester Stallone and remained true to the ethos of John Wagner’s Dirty Harry-esque creation.
Featuring a fantastic central performance from Karl Urban as the grizzled law enforcer with that iconic jaw-line, the film sees Dredd partnering with Olivia Thrilby’s Anderson, a young cadet with physic powers. Together they must fight for their lives as they try to take down Lena Headey’s villainous Ma-Ma: a prostitute, turned drug-lord who’s locked them inside a 200 story apartment block.
Thanks to the Comic Book Guys anyone who books a ticket for the screening will be entered into a raffle for some Dredd goodies, including a hand drawn sketch by local artist and 2000AD stalwart P.J. Holden.