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28 DAYS LATER
USA: Fox Searchlight
UK: Twentieth Century Fox
Cast: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Megan Burns, Brendan Gleeson, Christopher Eccleston, Noah Huntley, Bindu De Stoppani, David Schneider, Jukka Hiltunen, Luke Mably, Ray Panthaki
Director: Danny Boyle
Countries: Netherlands / UK / USA
UK: 113 mins
USA: 108 mins
USA Rated: R for strong violence and gore, language and nudity
UK Certificate: 18 contains very strong language, strong violence and horror
USA Release Date: 27 June 2003
UK Release Date: 1 November 2002
A powerful virus escapes from a British research facility. Transmitted in a drop of blood and devastating within seconds, the virus locks those infected into a permanent state of murderous rage. Within 28 days the country is overwhelmed and a handful of survivors begin their attempts to salvage a future, little realising that the deadly virus is not the only thing that threatens them.
Winner of the 'Sky Movies Best British Film' award at this year's Empire Awards, 28 DAYS LATER on DVD comes infected with extras. These comprise a feature length commentary from Danny Boyle and Alex Garland, a making-of documentary, eight deleted scenes, a music video, stills galleries and trailers. A radical alternative ending is also included in storyboard form (with voice- overs) which takes the film into a entirely different and shocking direction...
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.
Running Time: 112 Minutes
DVD Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 (Widescreen 16x9)
DVD Sound Quality: 5.1 Dolby Surround
DVD Subtitles: English for the hearing impaired, Swedish
DVD Special Features:
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)
Theatrical teaser trailer