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Year: 2008
USA: DreamWorks SKG
UK: Paramount Pictures UK
Cast: Jonathan Tucker, Jena Malone, Shawn Ashmore, Laura Ramsey, Joe Anderson, Sergio Calderón, Jesse Ramirez, Balder Moreno, Dimitri Baveas, Patricio Almeida Rodriguez, Mario Jurado, Luis Ramos, Walter Quispe, Pauline Whyman, Nathan Vega, Tanisha Maruqez-Munduate, Chris Argirousis, Alexander Gregory, Michelle Atkinson, Bar Paly, Jordan Patrick Smith
Director: Carter Smith
Countries: Australia / USA
USA: 91 mins
UK: 90 mins
USA Rated: R for strong violence and gruesome images, language, some sexuality and nudity
UK Certificate: 18 contains strong bloody violence and gore
USA Release Date: 4 April 2008
UK Release Date: 20 June 2008
UK Release Date: 13 October 2008

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Seeking the sun, warm waters and sandy beaches of Mexico, two best friends Amy (Jena Malone) and Stacy (Laura Ramsey), bring along their very different boyfriends - focused med student Jeff (Jonathan Tucker) and free-spirited partier Eric (Shawn Ashmore) - with them on vacation.

As the group's trip nears its end, they decide to visit a remote archaeological dig deep in the Mexican jungle in hopes of seeing some ancient Mayan ruins. But when they arrive at the magnificent site, an unexpected event drives the frightened travellers to the top of the crumbling stone structure, where they confront hidden deadly horrors and engage in a brutal battle for survival.

Based on the best-selling novel from Academy AwardŽ-nominated screenwriter Scott Smith, THE RUINS is directed by Carter Smith and stars Jonathan Tucker, Jena Malone, Shawn Ashmore, Laura Ramsey and Joe Anderson.


Dolby digital English 5.1 surround
Never-before-seen alternate ending
Commentary with director carter smith & editor Jeff Betancourt
The making of the ruins
Creeping death
Building the ruins
Deleted scenes with optional commentary
Theatrical trailer

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