James DeMonaco‘s The Purge: Election Year (2016) was a hit at the box office taking in $105 million on a $10 million budget. This film has to be the best Purge film in the series. The Purge: Election Year releases on Digital HD this September 20, 2016; and then Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand this October 4, 2016. The Blu-ray bonus features feel worthy of picking up the film, full details below. Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell, and Mykelti Williamson star in The Purge: Election Year.
From the Press Release:
Director and writer James DeMonaco (Assault on Precinct 13, The Negotiator) delivers the best and most action-packed Purge yet when THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR, the third chapter in the thrilling franchise, arrives on Digital HD on September 20, 2016, and on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and On Demand on October 4, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
As the government prepares for its annual Purge, the one night a year when all crime is legal, America’s New Founding Fathers are faced with strong opposition from a Presidential hopeful and her supporters who wish to abolish the country’s violent tradition. With deleted scenes, a character spotlight, and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR offers viewers a closer look at the disturbing, thought-provoking, and timely thriller.
It has been two years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night - the 12 hours of lawlessness. This year, the annual ritual comes at the eve of a heated Presidential election with the nation deeply divided between those who are pro- and anti-Purge. As head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), Leo’s mission is to protect her during her controversial and contested run for President. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of Washington, D.C., on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state.
Collaborating with franchise creator James DeMonaco on THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR are the series’ producers: Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Insidious and Ouija series and The Visit), Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, and Andrew Form (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Ouija), and DeMonaco’s longtime production partner, Sebastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers). Starring Frank Grillo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Zero Dark Thirty), Elizabeth Mitchell ("Lost," "Once Upon a Time"), and Mykelti Williamson (Forrest Gump, "Justified"), critics hail THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR as: "The best yet. A huge home run!"-Ben Lester, The Stashed.
- Deleted Scenes
- Inside The Purge: Discover how Director James DeMonaco found the humanity in this gruesome tale, and hear cast and crew discuss the film’s relevance to today’s culture; featuring interviews with Director James DeMonaco, Producer Jason Blum, and Cast Members Frank Grillo, Mykelti Williamson, and Edwin Hodge
- Character Spotlight- Leo: Go on set with Frank Grillo as he rehearses stunts, reviews choreography, and examines the weapons used by his character
- Blu-ray Combo Pack includes a Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD with UltraViolet
The Purge: Election Year (2016)
Synopsis: Years after sparing the man who killed his son, former police sergeant Barnes has become head of security for Senator Charlie Roan, a Presidential candidate targeted for death on Purge night due to her vow to eliminate the Purge.
Directors: James DeMonaco
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action
MPAA Rating: R
Writers: James DeMonaco
Producers: Michael Bay, Jason Blum, Phillip Dawe, Luc Etienne, Andrew Form, Bradley Fuller, Sebastien Lemercier, Couper Samuelson
Musicians: Nathan Whitehead
Editors: Todd E. Miller
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