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  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Studio: Vanguard
  • DVD Release Date: June 27, 2008
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001BXRS82
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #686,904 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Pig and Runt are born minutes apart in the same Dublin hospital - they are spiritual twins to different mothers and totally inseparable. The pair forges an indestructible and almost telepathic bond, shutting out their friends and families- in fact, the entire outside world. Their lives are so entwined that they simply cannot exist without one another. Their world exists somewhere between the violence of A Clockwork Orange and the innocence of a Bjork lyric. But as they make the difficult transition from adolescence into adulthood, external forces attempt to separate them as their own desires threaten to divide them. American Dreamer calls it "an absolutely compelling film, and not your typical boy meets girl movie" because Pig will stop at nothing, absolutely nothing, to keep their bond intact._ This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media.'s standard return policy will apply.

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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best movies I've seen in a LONG time January 24, 2004
The tag line for this movie is "90 minutes you'll never forget!" and believe me, you won't.
Pig and Runt are best friends, twins from different mothers who have barely spent a minute apart. As a result, they have created their own private world, ignoring those around them. Though it sounds like a fairy tale scenario, it definitely isn't. They've lived in their own world so long, a world apart seems painful, even more so when Runt begins to search for something more.
The casual viewer may watch this movie thinking Pig is absolutely mad and a very unlikeable character. But I don't believe this is so. Pig has a very pure, very raw love for Runt. So pure and so overpowering that it overcomes any morality or sense of right and wrong that he might have. All that matters is that he and Runt stay together, no matter what. He is not an evil character. He is simply incapable of understanding the real world.
Runt, on the other hand, is a very strong, almost level-headed girl who knows that there is a world beyond Pig. A world with people in it, with more love. Love that won't smother her or cling to her. She loves Pig, but is unable to comprehend his level of commitment to her. As they both say, they are the other's world. But Runt is the only one who understands that these two worlds have the ability to merge.
This movie is one of the best I have ever seen. The actors understand their characters and live in their scenes. You don't see performances like the ones Cillian Murphy and Elaine Cassidy put forth very often. Pig and Runt are both extremely likeable characters and there were points where I rooted for both of them, despite their actions. The accents and secret language, to me, were easy to understand and gave it that ethereal, surreal feel. Innocence amid the madness. The tag line doesn't lie. These 90 minutes will stay with you for a very very long time.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Original and refreshing, if flawed April 20, 2004
"Disco Pigs" is the story of two Irish teenagers, Pig (Cillian Murphy) and Runt (Elaine Cassidy), who have been inseparable since birth. Born moments apart, they live next door to one another in Cork, speak their own language, live by their own rules, and generally do their best to ignore everyone else around them. So far, they have managed to keep the outside world from creeping into their sur-reality, in which they imagine searching for a palace where they will be king and queen someday.
But the real world closes in and threatens this when Runt is sent away to a vocational school, and Pig realizes his world is nothing without her. He tries to win Runt back and is lost when it seems Runt may not feel as strongly as he does.
Cillian Murphy is nothing short of extraordinary as Pig, teetering on the line between sanity and madness as he struggles to hold on to the world he and Runt have created, just as he tries to convince her to do the same. Murphy clearly knows the character well, having originated the role in its successful theatrical run, and it shows. The character practically jumps off the screen, he is so alive and present in each moment.
Elaine Cassidy seems less comfortable in the role of Runt. She is a highly evocative actor, capable of registering a spectrum of emotions in a single glance, but her performance here is opaque and unfocused at times. Murphy may get the fireworks as the volatile Pig, but Cassidy never registers Runt's emotional center.
This is director Kirsten Sheridan's first full-length film, and while it bodes well for her future, "Disco Pigs" is far from a perfect film, lagging at times and indulging itself in others. It is a fascinating character study in which a world of contrasts is created.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lonely Praise. July 3, 2003
Immediately after watching Disco Pigs, I sat down at my computer and looked up the title...I noticed immediately that several of the reviews were very negative - one or two stars. This puzzled me to no end, as I had just spent 90 minutes watching a thoroughly engrossing film. And after reading the reviews, I'm still puzzled. I could not find a single justification for any of the arguments put forth.
The back cover makes a splendid correlation between the characters' world and Bjork lyrics. We drift and float through their reality, but somehow come out of it feeling as though we have experienced something quite visceral. Yes, the movie is far more abstract and poetic than your average Hollywood film. But it's a far cry from avant garde. There exists a defined (even tradtional) plot structure, and the audience never gets the feeling that anything about the movie is pretentious.
The heavy accents make a few lines of dialogue hard to discern, especially since Pig and Runt (the two main characters) have reverted so far into their world as to have invented new words and phrases (a la Clockwork Orange). Regardless of this fact, there was never a time when I was unsure what was going on - which says something about the directing in and of itself...Great foreign film, small time-commitment, and it's only a few dollars to rent. Do yourself a favor and stop by the video store tonight...
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
This film was compelling it had great clarity on the subject of schiziod personality disorder ,the clang associations,and the fast dissent of the pig character into a crazed sociopath ,was mesmerizing . I hate watching violent movies ,but i was interested in this character study ,it will be one of my favourites,its a must see for any psychology student
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fascinating and beautiful story about unrequited love. Enda Walsh, cheers.
Published 2 days ago by Mary St.Jean
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
I like Elaine Cassidy and she's a great actress, but it isn't what I like to see.
Published 3 days ago by Annie
Fans of Cillian Murphy will no doubt want to see this film, even though they should be aware that it is a very dark and unpleasant study of a very troubled young man. Read more
Published 14 months ago by RANDEL
5.0 out of 5 stars Wild
This movie was great. I was not expecting anything so intense and mesmerizing. Such an interesting take on the human condition. Definitely a winner.
Published 21 months ago by Lynn McBee
5.0 out of 5 stars Crazy but deep
This is possibly my fave movie of the decade. If you can make it through some of the thick Irish dialect (which took me at least 4 tries) it's a really great story. Sort of. Read more
Published on March 27, 2011 by Dannie Creek
5.0 out of 5 stars disco pigs
Disco Pigs

this was a great movie. my second movie to watch with cillian murphey, irish actor.

the movie was endorsed by the film board of ireland. Read more
Published on October 14, 2010 by michael
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Is Insane...
Pig (Cillian Murphy) loves Runt (Elaine Cassidy), and Runt loves Pig. They love each other to the exclusion of all the rest of creation. Read more
Published on September 4, 2010 by Bindy Sue Frřnkünschtein
1.0 out of 5 stars crap
In my opinion this movie should win a award for the worst movie ever made. Pig and runt, what is this crap? Read more
Published on July 3, 2009 by mike mcluvin
5.0 out of 5 stars Moving film with outstanding performances
Cillian Murphy is an outstanding actor and my new favorite. I've been watching all of his movies since seeing 28 Days Later. Disco Pigs is one of his best. Read more
Published on March 12, 2009 by D. Edwards
5.0 out of 5 stars No middle ground...
You'll either love this movie (as I do) or you'll hate it! There seems to be no middle ground for people where this movie is concerned... Read more
Published on November 23, 2008 by AmorVincitOmnia831
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