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A Lonely Place To Die [DVD]

Melissa George , Ed Speleers , Julian Gilbey    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Melissa George, Ed Speleers, Sean Harris, Kate Magowan, Karl Roden
  • Directors: Julian Gilbey
  • Format: Dolby, PAL, Surround Sound, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 26 Dec 2011
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005LGPRXS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,588 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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A group of five mountaineers are climbing in the remote Scottish Highlands when they make a horrific discovery: a young girl buried in a small chamber, with only a small air pipe to the surface keeping her alive. She is terrified, dehydrated and half-starved. Deciding they must get her to safety, the group embark on a dangerous and nerve-racking descent. Unwittingly, they ve taken charge of a valuable bounty and are being hunted down by the girl s ruthless kidnappers, who have everything at stake and nothing to lose. Caught up in a terrifying game of cat and mouse, they are in mortal danger and there s no easy way out. Described by Total Film as hitting like a bullet between the eyes , this is the ultimate uncompromising and brutally realistic pursuit thriller. DVD Extras include Making of documentary, deleted scenes, Theatrical trailer.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Maciej TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding British thriller! 10 Oct 2011
By BabaBo
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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25 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Edge of your seat stuff 18 Oct 2011
Format:DVD
I went to see this at the cinema and was very impressed. It's not often I get to see a film where they have combined fantastic visuals, great storyline and superb action. I think the first review describes the plot very well and never like to give too much away.
I would think if you can wait for the price to drop the the Blue-Ray would do justice to the stunning shots of the Scottish Highlands!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good British thriller 4 Jun 2013
By Baz
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This isn't the type of movie I would normally watch, but I made an exception as it featured rock climbing and the Scottish Highlands. I'm glad I did; "A Lonely Place to Die" is a cracking wee movie. The climbing scenes are some of the most realistic to appear in a mainstream film, with the actors looking like they actually know what they're doing. The drink-fuelled poker game/slanging match rings true as well.
Once the film proper starts with the group of climbers finding Anna buried alive, the pace barely lets up for the rest of the running time. When the action pauses, the tension builds up to almost unbearable levels.

As for the DVD itself, there is an excellent commentary by Julian (the director) and William Gilbey, who co-wrote, and edited the film. A fairly standard making-of doc is also included, as well as a short film documenting Julian Gilbey climbing the Eiger and Matterhorn.
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24 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All action thriller 5 Oct 2011
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Fast-moving chase thriller with lots of twists & turns. Wonderful Scottish scenery adds to the spectacle. You will be glued to the screen, so you don't miss anything. Several scary characters, especially Sean Harris.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Suprsingly good fast paced all round action film
Do not be put off, it's not another mountain climbing thriller. Rather it is a very well directed, scripted and acted hostage thriller where climbing/ trekking is coincidental. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Toby le Rhone
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
gripping,well worth the watch
Published 8 days ago by C. D. Seaton
4.0 out of 5 stars Great British thrill ride
A great thrill ride of a movie set in the Highlands.
The premise of the movie is pretty straightforward in that a group of climbers stumble across a young girl buried in a... Read more
Published 16 days ago by The Wolf
2.0 out of 5 stars Its only saving grace is some nice photography but even thats ruined...
Prety much from the opening line of dialogue you know the script is banal.. Melissa Georges character berates a fellow climber with words that would even sound/look wrong coming... Read more
Published 24 days ago by Danny
4.0 out of 5 stars edge of the seat thriller
a engrossing thriller with stunning scottish scenery. the only negative thing for me was the violent scenes which seemed way over the top.good acting well worth a watch.
Published 1 month ago by mary campbell
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
loved it. edge of the seat all the way.
Published 1 month ago by daz35
3.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic cinematography. The plot is however a bit loose ...
I had no expectations about this movie other than having seen the lead female in a TV series. As the trailer suggests, the scenery does Scotland proud. Fantastic cinematography. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Patrick E. Ford
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Excellent
Published 2 months ago by Singers
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Good
Did not expect this to be a great film but it surprised me and is a really good Thriller
Published 2 months ago by KMH
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Climbing Thriller
This is a great thriller set in the Scottish Highlands wherein a small party of friends --- all climbers -- become inadvertently involved in the brutal kidnapping of a young girl. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Christopher Garfield Allen
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