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THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS

DVD Review by David Blackwell

 

DETAILS: 111 minutes, featurette, previews

VIDEO: 2.00:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen)

AUDIO: English 5.1 Dolby Digital

Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

 

STUDIO: Lionsgate/ Saban Films/ BFI/ Creative England/ Altitude Film Entertainment/ Warner Bros Pictures/ Poison Chef

RELEASE DATE: 4-25-2017

 

STARRING Gemma Arterton, Paddy Consideine (Sgt Parks), Sennia Nanua (Melanie), Glenn Close (Dr. Caldwell)

WRITTEN by Mike Carey

DIRECTED by Colm McCarthy

Humanity is on its last legs as a fungus has infected most of the population and it turns them into flesh eating zombies known as Hungries.  A small group of children infected by the fungus are being tested and experimented on at a military base.  The children are intelligent and aware with a partial immunity to the fungus.   The Hungries overcome the base when force a small group with a child named Melanie to escape.

 

THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS is a new and refreshing take on the zombie genre with ethical issues.  Does humanity have the right to survive if they have to experiment on the fungus infected children to develop a vaccine?   Is the fungus mutating to become airborne when the Hungries can’t infect people in the cities and towns when there is no more food?   Glenn Close is chilling as the doctor who thinks she can develop a cure where Sennia Nanua gives an outstanding performance as Melanie who learns to adapt to her new world where it is in confinement or out in what’s left of the world.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES:

UNWRAP THE SECRET WORLD OF THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS- this 20 minute featurette explores the development of the movie from a short story to the casting to the actual production.  The featurette has behind-the-scenes footage along with cast and crew interviews.

 

Previews for 31, AMERICAN HEIST, CELL, and MAGGIE

 

FINAL ANALYSIS: THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS is a fresh take on the zombie genre.   The acting and story are fantastic, rent this movie now.

 

This review is 5-15-2017 David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission.  Send all comments to feedback@enterline-media.com

 

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