Sunday, October 31, 2010

Three Upcoming Thrillers Releasing November 2nd on Blu-Ray and DVD

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There are three horror or thriller titles releasing next week beginning November 2nd. The period action piece Centurion will release on DVD and Blu-Ray formats, with the Blu-Ray offering nine special features. Also releasing is the Blu-Ray copy of the 2007 sleeper hit Funny Games, which will only offer bare extras. Finally, Once Fallen will release through First Look International; the film stars Ed Harris (Waking the Dead), Richard Tyson (The Fear Chamber), and Peter Weller. Have a look at each of these titles in more detail below.

Centurion - DVD, Blu-Ray

Director/writer: Neil Marshall.

A partial synopsis for Centurion is here:

"AD 117, the Roman Empire stretches from Egypt to Spain, and East as far as the Black Sea. But in northern Britain, the relentless onslaught of conquest has ground to a halt in face of the guerrilla tactics of an elusive enemy: the savage and terrifying Picts."

*The full synopsis can be found (here) on 28DLA.

**Blu-Ray special features include:

# Audio commentary with Neill Marshall, production designer Simon Bowles, prosthetics designer Paul Hyett and director of photography Sam McCurdy
# The Lost Legion Featurette
# Getting Down and Dirty Featurette
# Guts and Gore Featurette
# Fireballs, Stunts & Mayhem Featurette
# Outtakes (6 mins)
# Deleted Scenes (with optional Intro by Marshall)
# Production design gallery
# Photo gallery
# Theatrical trailer (Obsessed)

The film's Red Band trailer can be found (here) on 28DLA.

Funny Games Blu-Ray

Director/writer: Michael Haneke.

The film's synopsis:

"In this exploration of our violent society and how depictions of violence reflect and shape our culture, a middle-class family submits both physically and mentally to the torture, violence, and death foisted upon them by two young, unexpected, white-gloved visitors at their vacation retreat near a lake" (IMDB).

Special features:

* Exclusive interview with Michael Haneke
* Theatrical trailer

Once Fallen DVD, Blu-Ray

Director/writer: Ash Adams.

The synopsis for the film:

Once Fallen follows Liam (Ed Harris) and his son Chance (Brian Presley) battling over issues of loyalty and family, after they leave behind their gritty lives in prison. Grappling with clashing ideologies, the two men struggle to assert themselves while still trying to keep their family alive.

Sources:

Centurion at Obsessed with Film

The three films are available here:



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