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28 Days Later from Fox

Fox Home Entertainment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Danny Boyle's 28 Day's Later for 19th May 2003 with a retail price of £19.99. Along with the usual high quality audio-visual presentation you will find a range of bonus material that includes what the PR describes as a radical alternative ending in storyboard form (with voice-overs) which takes the film into a entirely different and shocking direction. The full details of this release are as follows...

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 Audio
  • Subtitles: English for the hearing impaired, Swedish
  • Feature length audio commentary by Director Danny Boyle and Alex Garland (Sound 2.0 & English for the hearing impaired)
  • Storyboard alternative ending
  • 8 deleted scenes with optional commentary
  • “Pure Rage”: The Making of 28 Days Later
  • Jacknife Lee Music Video
  • Stills gallery with commentary (45 stills)
  • Polaroid gallery with commentary (95 stills)
  • Animated storyboards
  • Theatrical teaser trailer
  • Theatrical trailer
Here is a look at the DVD artwork and the synopsis taken from the Press Release. You can find Raphael Pour-Hashemi theatrical review of 28 Day's Later here.

Transmitted in a drop of blood and devastating within seconds, the virus locks the infected victim into a permanent state of murderous rage, with no natural instincts other than to kill. Twenty eight days after the virus hits, Jim (Cillian Murphy, Disco Pigs) awakens from a coma in a deserted hospital, amidst a desolate London. At first completely baffled by what he sees, Jim walks around the haunting city trying to find signs of life, until he enters a church and is swiftly set upon by one of the infected.

Rescued by Selena (Naomie Harris, White Teeth), one of the few un-infected people left, they join forces with Frank (Brendan Gleeson, The General) and his daughter Hannah (Megan Burns, Liam), and together attempt to leave London and find salvation elsewhere. Having followed a recorded radio message, they find a group of soldiers outside Manchester led by Major Henry West (Christopher Eccleston, The Second Coming), who have set up a military base in an empty mansion. Thinking they are safe from harm, it quickly transpires that they have much more than the virus to worry about…

Taking over £6 million at the British box office, 28 DAYS LATER marks the sixth collaboration for Danny Boyle and Andrew Macdonald of DNA Productions. Shot entirely on digital video, 28 DAYS LATER is visually breathtaking, and garnered widespread critical acclaim for its innovative imagery of a deserted London, backed by a haunting soundtrack.

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