High Def Digest
While the crapfest known as Creature consumed 1,500 screens with about 15 viewers per, the cult hit Attack the Block barely saw the light of day. Heartbreaking when you think about it. Either way this October that wrong will be set right as the flick is finally coming home.
High Def Digest reports that in an early announcement to retailers, Sony has slated Attack the Block for Blu-ray release on October 25th.
The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: “Junior” commentary with writer/director Joe Cornish and actors John Boyega, Alex Esmail, Franz Drameh, Simon Howard, and Leeon Jones; “Senior” commentary with Cornish and actors Jodie Whittaker, Luke Treadaway, and Nick Frost; “Executive Producer” commentary with Cornish and executive producer Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz); Behind the Block; Creature Feature; Meet the Gang; Unfilmed Action; and That’s a Rap (an actual featurette, not me just ending the sentence).
Synopsis: Attack the Block is a fast, funny, frightening action adventure movie that pits a teen gang against an invasion of savage alien monsters. It turns a housing estate into a sci-fi playground. A tower block into a fortress under siege. And weapon-wielding teenage thugs into heroes. Think ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 only with monsters and a tower block. Or LA HAINE crossed with ALIENS. It’s inner city versus outer space.
Trainee nurse Sam is walking home to her flat in a scary South London tower block when she’s robbed by a gang of masked, hooded youths. She’s saved when the gang are distracted by a bright meteorite, which falls from the sky and hits a nearby parked car. Sam flees, just before the gang are attacked by a small alien creature that leaps from the wreckage. The gang chase the creature and kill it, dragging its ghoulish carcass to the top of the block, which they treat as their territory.
While Sam and the police hunt for the gang, a second wave of meteors falls. Confident of victory against such feeble invaders, the gang grab weapons, mount bikes and mopeds, and set out to defend their turf. But this time the creatures are bigger. Much bigger. Savage, shadowy and bestial, they are hunting their fallen comrade, and nothing will stand in their way. THE ESTATE IS ABOUT TO BECOME A BATTLEGROUND. And the bunch of no-hope kids who just attacked Sam are about to become her, and the block’s, only hope.
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