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Alive (R2) in September

Optimum Home Entertainment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Alive on 1st September 2008 priced at £15.99. Based on the comic books by Tsutomu Takahashi Alive is a a live-action sci-fi horror directed by Ryuhei Kitamura (Versus, Azumi, Midnight Meat Train). Tenshu (Hideo Sakaki) survives his own execution and then is given the choice between another death sentence or submitting himself for a serious of bizarre and dangerous experiments by the prison officials. Unsurprisingly perhaps he chooses the latter, and finds himself stuck in a cell with a convicted rapist and a woman infected with an alien that can move with ease from host to host at any moment of extreme anger.

Features include:

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Stereo and 5.1 Surround
  • Original Japanese with English subtitles
  • English Dub
  • Making Of featurette (33 mins)
  • Interviews with director and cast: Hideo Sakaki, Ryo & Koyuki
  • Trailers
  • Stills Gallery

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