Attack the Block (Blu-ray)

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Product Overview

A teen gang in south london defend their block from an alien invasion.

Specifications

Studio Sony
SKU 224473873
UPC 043396387935
UPC 14 00043396387935
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 3/6/2012
Rating Rating
Keywords
Action
Alien Invasions
Alien Life Forms
Aliens
Extraterrestrials
Science-Fiction
Teenage
Teenagers
Editors Note
Note A group of London teens find themselves in the middle of an alien invasion and fight to defend their tower block from some evil extraterrestrials in this stylish sci-fi romp from the producers of SHAUN OF THE DEAD and SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD. Beset by a gang of young thugs as she passes through a South London housing estate, Sam (Jodie Whittaker) is in the midst of being robbed when a ball of light falls out of the sky, and destroys a nearby car. Frightened, she flees from the scene just before an unearthly beast emerges from the wreckage and attacks Moses (John Boyega), the leader of the youthful gang. In retaliation, Moses and his crew slay the creature, and take it to a local drug den owned by ruthless gangster Hi-Hatz (Jumayn Hunter) for safe keeping. Later, as the police assist Sam in pursuing her assailants, strange lights start to rain down on the streets, heralding the arrival of a second, more ferocious, wave of creatures. With the city under siege, there's no place left to run. Quickly realizing she's going to have to fight if she wants to survive, Sam once again crosses paths with the street-tough teens, but instead of running away vows to battle alongside them to the bitter end. Meanwhile, Moses becomes the primary target of the aliens, and the group arms themselves with everything from baseball bats to high-powered fireworks in the fight to save the human race.
Reviews
Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "[The film] offers a deliciously simple premise and sticks to it like glue, as hoodies become heroes in the midst of one almighty alien invasion." 06/01/2011
Sight and Sound "Cornish draws superb performances out of his inexperienced central quintet, especially John Boyega and Alex Esmail....Films this cine-literate are rarely this unpretentiously enjoyable..." 06/01/2011
Box Office 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "Cornish's idiomatic dialogue is hilarious and the longtime comic's sense of timing is perfect....This small movie is hugely entertaining..." 06/17/2011
Los Angeles Times "Pulsing with a rowdy energy, the film works as both a sci-fi horror flick and a teen adventure film..." 07/29/2011
Chicago Sun-Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "[A]n entertaining thriller in the tradition of 1970s B-action films, with an unknown cast, energetic special effect and great energy." 07/27/2011
USA Today "[A] clever blend of sc-fi and comedy, which its toothy furball space invaders against young South London thugs." 07/29/2011
Movieline "The special effects are restrained and fairly effective; Cornish, to his credit, has done a lot with a little." 07/28/2011
New York Times "[T]his fabulously inventive debut feature, written and directed by the British comedian Joe Cornish, never flags." 07/29/2011
A.V. Club "ATTACK THE BLOCK has a clever script and winning underdog spirit..." 07/28/2011
Rolling Stone 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "It's hot, fierce, funny, vicious and ready to bite, baby. ATTACK gets its teeth from writer-director Joe Cornish, in a smashing debut." 08/18/2011
Entertainment Weekly "[I]t's a blast to be drawn into this urban ecosystem that is, to us Yanks, itself a bit alien." -- Grade: B 08/05/2011
Washington Post 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "ATTACK THE BLOCK demands to be seen simply because it is a thrill -- a pulse-raiser whose perfect construction and pointed wit make it one of the year's most exciting films." 08/19/2011
Actors
Franz Drameh
John Boyega
Alex Esmail
Leeon Jones
Cast & Crew
Franz Drameh - Star
John Boyega - Star
Alex Esmail - Star
Leeon Jones - Star
Jodie Whittaker - Star
Luke Treadaway - Co-Star
Jumayn Hunter - Co-Star
Simon Howard - Co-Star
Paul Herbert - Stunt Coordinator
Michael Solinger - Post-Production Supervisor
Nick Angel - Music Director
Jane Walker - Hairstylist
Jane Walker - Makeup
Double Negative Limited - Visual Effects Designer
Joe Cornish - Screenwriter
Thomas Townend - Director of Photography
Steve F. Price - Composer
Felix Buxton - Additional Music/Songs
Nick Frost - Co-Star
Joe Cornish - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2011
UPC 00043396387935
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 88 minutes
Color (unknown/unconverted)
Features
English, French, Dolby Digital (5.1), Aspect Ratio 2.40:1, Widescreen
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray

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