The Death of Stalin

En­joy the thick of it cre­ator’s soviet-era satire on Blu-ray and the graphic novel that in­spired it

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Win a copy of Ar­mando Ian­nucci’s crit­i­cially ac­claimed dark com­edy set in Soviet Rus­sia, plus the amaz­ing graphic novel that in­spired it.

In one of his last acts as Soviet Union dic­ta­tor, the in­creas­ingly para­noid Joseph Stalin launched an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into prom­i­nent Moscow doc­tors, claim­ing ev­i­dence of a Zion­ist plot to as­sas­si­nate him. But while hun­dreds of Jewish doc­tors were be­ing tor­tured, Stalin be­came deathly ill. In a twist of fate, the clamp-down on doc­tors made it prac­ti­cally im­pos­si­ble for the Krem­lin to find a highly skilled healer to save him. Such stranger-than-fic­tion real-life events fuel the dark com­edy of Ar­mando Ianucci’s lat­est po­lit­i­cal satire. The award­win­ning di­rec­tor of The Thick of It and Veep fo­cuses on the in­san­ity the USSR was plunged into once the Man of Steel ex­pired in 1953. With the prospect of supreme power over the na­tion within grasp, Ianucci turns the de­vi­ous plot­ting and far­ci­cal back­stab­bing that broke out in the cor­ri­dors of power into a hi­lar­i­ous ‘com­edy of ter­rors’. The movie has an all-star cast to bulk out Stalin’s ranks of sniv­el­ling syco­phants and age­ing couri­ers that sud­denly find them­selves vy­ing for the top job, in­clud­ing Michael Palin, Jef­ferey Tam­bor, Steve Buscemi, Ja­son Is­sacs, Paul White­house and more. The Death of Stalin is avail­able as a dig­i­tal down­load from 19 Fe­bru­ary and on Blu-ray and DVD from 26 Fe­bru­ary. How­ever, we have two copies of the movie on Blu-ray and the orig­i­nal graphic novel by Fa­bien Nury to give away.

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