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DOOMSDAY


Year: 2008
USA: Universal Pictures / Rogue Pictures
UK: Universal Pictures International (UK)
Cast: Rhona Mitra, Bob Hoskins, Adrian Lester, Alexander Siddig, Malcolm McDowell, David O'Hara, Craig Conway, Sean Pertwee, Martin Compston, Emma Cleasby, Christine Tomlinson, Vernon Willemse, Jeremy Crutchley, Tom Fairfoot, Jon Falkow, John Carson, Nathalie Boltt, Rick Warden, Nora-Jane Noone, Les Simpson, Chris Robson, Darren Morfitt, Az Abrahams, Adeola Ariyo, Paul Hyett, Daniel Read, Karl Thaning, Stephen Hughes, Jason Cope, Ryan Kruger, Nathan Wheatley, Cecil Carter, Caryn Peterson, Eloise Cupido, Lily Anderson, Alessia Ramazzotti, Shaamilla Noordien, Lee-Anne Liebenberg, Susan Danford, Nicholas Pauling, Riaz Solker, MyAnna Buring, Porteus Xandau Steenkamp, Axelle Carolyn, Benedict Carver, Henie Bosman, Cal Macaninch, Martin Ball, Tyrell Kemlo, Garry George, George Bailey, Dermot Brogan
Director: Neil Marshall
Countries: UK / USA / South Africa
USA: 105 mins
UK: 108 mins
USA Rated: R for strong bloody violence, language and some sexual content/nudity
UK Certificate: 18 contains strong violence and horror
USA Release Date: 14 March 2008
UK Release Date: 9 May 2008
UK Release Date: 1 September 2008


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Synopsis

From legendary horror writer/director Neil Marshall comes the action-packed thriller DOOMSDAY. Full of kick-ass action, explosive stunts and buckets of gore, DOOMSDAY heralds the dawning of a new dark age. Set in Scotland and amidst a ghoulish terrain of corpse-strewn cities, this 'aftermath' thriller takes a bizarre and brutal look into a near future where our very existence is threatened by a horrific virus.

2008: Within days of outbreak, the horrific 'Reaper Virus' has infected millions in Scotland. The British government declares Scotland a 'hot zone' and quarantines the entire country to contain the 'Reaper's' spread. Imprisoned by military blockades, Scotland is sealed off from the rest of the world, and left to die...

2033: The 'Reaper Virus' has resurfaced - this time in London. Faced with apocalypse, the Prime Minister (Alexander Siddig) and the true power behind his office, Michael Canaris (David O'Hara) summon police chief Bill Nelson (Bob Hoskins), to reveal satellite images of survivors in the streets of Glasgow. Nelson assembles a crack team of specialists to retrieve 'the cure'. Led by feisty female major, Eden Sinclair (Rhona Mitra), the team venture into a forgotten Scotland....where they discover the true horror of the Reaper's legacy and two warring tribes, ruled by Dr. Kane (Malcolm McDowell) and his estranged son, Sol (Craig Conway).

Neil Marshall's debut feature (as both writer and director), DOG SOLDIERS (2002), became a cult hit. His second, groundbreaking feature came in the form of THE DESCENT (2005), the underground horror film which went on to win a Saturn Award for Best Horror Film, two British Independent Film Awards (for Best Director and Best Editor) and the Empire Award for Best Horror Film. DOOMSDAY is Neil's much anticipated third feature.

DVD EXTRAS

Limited edition 'Making of Doomsday' booklet
Intro from the director
A making of booklet
Production notes
Sketches
Visuals from the film










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