'The Divide' Bound for Blu-ray

Posted Wed Feb 8, 2012 at 06:00 AM PST by

The acclaimed post-apocalyptic thriller is gunning for Blu-ray in April.

In an early announcement to retailers, Starz/Anchor Bay is prepping 'The Divide' for Blu-ray on March 27.

Starring Lauren German ('Hostel: Part II,' 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre') Michael Biehn ('Tombstone,' 'The Abyss,' 'The Terminator'), Milo Ventimiglia (“Heroes,” 'Rocky Balboa'), Courtney B. Vance ('The Hunt for Red October,' 'Final Destination 5'), Iván González ('Rich Kids'), Michael Eklund ('Watchmen,' '88 Minutes'), Ashton Holmes (“Revenge,” 'A History of Violence') and Rosanna Arquette ('Pulp Fiction,' 'The Whole Nine Yards'), the Anchor Bay Films release generated massive buzz at last year’s SXSW Festival and placed second at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival for Best Feature Film.

A sudden nuclear attack forces nine strangers into a small, decrepit apartment building basement for shelter. Trapped for days underground with no hope of rescue, and unknown horrors awaiting them outside, the group begins to descend into madness, acting out vicious bouts of psychological and physical torture upon one another. As supplies dwindle, tensions flare, and they grow increasingly deranged, each digresses into a volatile and primal state of being. As everyone in the bunker gradually sheds the humanity they once held, even the thinnest chance of escape holds no promise of salvation on the outside.

Eight Rooks from Twitch named The Divide “far and away one of the highlights of the year,” and David Voigt from The Examiner gave it “4 out of 5 stars! A tense, claustrophic and stunning thriller.” Arrow in the Head’s John Fallon declared the film “a lean, mean and nasty little masterpiece,” while AICN Horror’s Mark L. Miller called it “truly harrowing.”

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a Dolby TrueHD 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include audio commentary with director Xavier Gens, and actors Michael Biehn, Milo Ventimiglia and Michael Eklund and theatrical trailer.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $29.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Divide' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under March 27.

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The Divide (Blu-ray)
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