A Lonely Place To Die 2011

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Action thriller set in the Scottish Highlands in which a group of mountaineers stumble upon a kidnap plot. Rob (Alec Newman), Alison (Melissa George) and Ed (Ed Speleers) are skilled climbers. After a daring initial assent they meet up with Alex (Garry Sweeney) and Jenny (Kate Magowan), a married couple on their first mountaineering trip since the birth of their daughter. However, it soon becomes clear that this is going to be anything other than a routine trip when the five stumble upon Anna (Holly Boyd), a young Serbian girl buried in the ground and kept alive with only a breathing tube. The five hatch a plan to escape from their remote location with the child, but Anna's kidnappers have very different ideas...

Starring:
Eamonn Walker, Edward Speleers
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 39 minutes
Starring Eamonn Walker, Edward Speleers, Melissa George, Sean Harris
Director Julian Gilbey
Genres Thriller
Studio KALEIDOSCOPE HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 26 December 2011
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 39 minutes
Starring Eamonn Walker, Edward Speleers, Melissa George, Sean Harris
Director Julian Gilbey
Genres Thriller
Studio KALEIDOSCOPE HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 26 December 2011
Main languages English

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Future Gothic on 1 Dec 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Can't believe I missed this first time around - should have got a bigger release than it did initially. This is a brilliant film completely filmed in the Scottish Highlands. The scenery is without a doubt - outstanding and the cinematography deserved nothing less than a Bafta or more.

To see films like this on limited, if any, release is a real shame. The acting is superb, the storyline is good if violent at times and it is very exciting to watch. If you like thrillers, mountaineering films, or elements of British gangster films then this is for you.

It gets a bit 'unreal' towards the end but has a satisfying ending that puts rights all the wrongs that go before it.

I can highly recommend this to film lovers everywhere. Melissa George should be making more films like this, she is amazing!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Scott Carrick on 24 Oct 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Very very good, intelligent action thriller set in the Highlands Of Scotland.

Starts off like a Scottish version of Deliverance, ending like a James Bond Film with a slight feeling of The Wicker Man in the torchlit procession through the town at the end.

By the way for anyone interested the town at the end was not filmed where they said it was, it was actually filmed in Dingwall which is about 15 miles north of Inverness.

Great Cast, great acting, highly intelligent believable story that could actually happen, with fantastic photography, direction and stunning scenery and mountain climbing sequences that will leave you breathless.

What more could you ask for?

Very, very highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Darth Maciek TOP 500 REVIEWER on 19 Nov 2012
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This is a solid, well done albeit VERY brutal British thriller, with good actors and a strong scenario, all of which is placed amongst breathtakingly beautiful landscapes.

Of all the actors, before watching this film I knew only Melissa George (I saw her in "Triangle" and "30 days of night"), but everybody here plays well. My favourite characters were Jenny (Kate Magowan), the older of the two women, who left her daughter with grandparents to relax a couple of days in the mountains in company of her significantly older husband and then Ed (Ed Speelers), frequently wise-cracking and occasionally annoying slacker, who once had a girlfriend who used to yell at him a lot in Serbo-Croatian...)))

About the scenario, without revealing anything else than what is said on the back cover of the DVD, I will just say that it begins with five friends, three guys and two girls, hiking in the wilderness of Scottish Highlands. They are all good people and the introduction, even if it is short, manages pretty well to establish a connection between the viewers and the five heroes. The place they have chosen to hike is so remote, that there is no cell phones service or Internet available and even the GPS plays tricks...

Then suddenly the five heroes discover someting in the middle of the forest... And once they discovered it, the film really begins, because now some other people simply CANNOT let them leave the wilderness alive...

I am absolutely not saying anything about what will happen next, but believe me, if you like action packed thrillers you REALLY want to see this film. The scenario is solid and the tension is maintained to the end.
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40 of 48 people found the following review helpful By BabaBo on 10 Oct 2011
Format: Blu-ray
I had the chance to see 'A Lonely Place to Die' at a screening in London recently and I was really blown away by it! The film is full of stunning cinematography and the aerial shots are beautiful on the big screen. The film opens with one hell of an intense scene with three of the characters 3000ft up a mountain. The way the director Julian Gilbey shot these scenes are extremely impressive and make it look like it is the actual actors up there. It does take a while for the film to get going but we do get to find out more about the characters and really connect with them.

The action really gets going when the characters find the kidnapped girl and we are quickly lead to my favourite scene in the film where two of the characters have to take a short cut for help down a dangerous cliff known as 'Devils Drop'. This scene was extremely nail biting and something happens to the lead character in which the whole audience gasped so loud!

The stunts in the film are really jaw-dropping and it's good to see a film that keeps CGI to a minimum so we are left with a realistic, intense and brutal film.

The acting in this film is top notch with another fantastic performance by the wonderful Melissa George. Sean Harris is also another stand out along with Ed Speleers who had a lot of good lines and laughs from the audience. Also well done to young actress Holly Boyd who plays the kidnapped girl.

Another highlight of the film was the music by Michael Richard Plowman and we are treated to a couple of beautiful Celtic songs at the start and end of the film which add a lovely touch.

This film should be well received and enjoyed by a wide audience when it's released. It is definitely one of the best British thrillers made in my honest opinion and I look forward to seeing more from the Gilbey brothers. 10/10!
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