The Purge Invades Your Home This October

Chris Savage

The Purge PosterI am still yet to see The Purge as I missed it during its initial theatrical run, and perhaps I’m not missing much. Fill me in if it is indeed worth checking out will ya? In any event, Universal Studios Home Entertainment have revealed that James DeMonaco’s (Assault on Precinct 13, The Negotiator) The Purge, will be hitting Blu-ray and DVD this October 8th and we have the details.

From the Press Release:

One night a year, all crime is legal and no one is safe in The Purge, a thought-provoking thriller from director and writer James DeMonaco (Assault on Precinct 13, The Negotiator) and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Sinister). In a future America, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period, The Purge, in which any and all criminal activity, including murder, is legal. On this night, one family is tested to see how far they will go to protect themselves when the vicious outside world breaks into their home.

Starring Ethan Hawke (Sinister, Insidious, Training Day) and Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”) as a husband and wife engulfed in the madness of a lawless night, The Purge will be available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack with DVD, Digital including UltraViolet, and On Demand on October 8, 2013, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack allows fans to view The Purge anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice. It includes a Blu-ray™ disc, a DVD, and Digital including UltraViolet™ for the ultimate, complete viewing experience.

  • Blu-ray™ disc unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring perfect hi-def picture and hi-def sound.
  • DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.
  • UltraViolet™ is a revolutionary new way for fans to collect their movies and TV shows in the cloud. UltraViolet lets consumers instantly stream and download to tablets, smartphones, computers and TVs, including iPad®, iPhone®, Android and more.  
  • Also includes Digital Copy.

Bonus Features on Blu-ray™ and DVD

  • Surviving The Night: The Making ofThe Purge–In this exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette, viewers discover how an act of road rage inspired writer and director James DeMonaco to create The Purge, what attracted the cast to the project and how the world of 2022 depicted in the film mirrors the world today. Featuring exclusive interviews with stars Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Adelaide Kane, Max Burkholder and Edwin Hodge, this featurette asks the question: What would it take for The Purge to become reality?

SynopsisIf you could commit any crime without consequences, what would you do? From the producer of Paranormal Activity and Sinister comes an inventive thriller that dares you to survive the most dangerous night in America–The Purge–when all crime is legal for 12 hours. When an intruder breaks into James Sandin’s (Ethan Hawke) gated community during the yearly lockdown, he sets in motion a sequence of events that threatens to tear a family apart. Now it is up to James, his wife, Mary (Lena Headey) and their children to make it through the night without turning into the monsters they are hiding from.


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      1. John W August 6, 2013 at 10:15 pm

        I only saw it because I’m a Lena Headey fan. If she weren’t in it I wouldn’t have bothered.
        As for the movie, it was okay. It wasn’t anything special.

      2. Ron August 7, 2013 at 7:41 pm

        I thought it was an interesting and entertaining movie, but it wasnt scary in the least.

      3. Jeff Carson August 7, 2013 at 8:26 pm

        A great premise and trailer but have to say the actors seemed lifeless with the exception of Rhys Wakefield who portrayed the gang leader. It started off ok but just went downhill I thought and a surprise end you can see coming a mile away. I was pretty disappointed with it.