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Green Room (Limited Edition) [4K UHD & Blu-ray] Review****-

Cert 18 | 95 mins | 2015

4 Star

Mohawk’s, Machetes and Mayhem.

From burgeoning writer/director Jeremy Saulnier (Blue Ruin) comes a dark tale, that pulls you in and scares the socks off you.

groombandRoad-weary punk band the Ain’t Rights find themselves in a maize field as the driver Tiger (Callum Turner, Queen & Country) had fallen asleep in the night and now they find themselves without fuel. Luckily with the use of Sam’s (Alia Shawkat, Three Kings) phone they find that there is a business park a few miles down the road, so Pat (Anton Yelchin, Hearts in Atlantis, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and Sam set off with siphoning gear for the car park.

groomtadLater, they are once more on the road to meet up with Tad (David W. Thompson, Blue Ruin) to have their interview and play the gig. Which turns out isn’t well paid, so to make up for it Tad tells Reece (Joe Cole, Peaky Blinders) and the others that his cousin Daniel (Mark Webber, 13 Sins) has a gig going down in a bar, in the remote Oregon woods.

groomgabeOnce there, they meet Gabe (Macon Blair, Hellbenders) and the other neo-Nazi skinheads that frequent the bar. They are shown to the green room where they have a short time to get ready before sound check and then their performance.

When they start it doesn’t go down well, until they stop doing covers and play groomambertheir own material and then things are kicking, but something is going on in the crowd of girls, as Emily (Taylor Tunes, Brando Unauthorized) and Amber (Imogen Poots, Need For Speed) are being closely watched.

After the storming gig they head back to the green room, but it is blocked with their gear, they are paid and start to head off when Sam remembers her phone is on charge in the green room, so Sam goes to get it and stumbles into a big mess.

groombjasonEmily is dead on the floor, with Big Justin (Eric Edelstein, Jurassic World) sat in a chair without a care in the world. Until now.

This has to be contained with no witnesses and Gabe does some quick thinking and gets the rest of the band into the green room, but that isn’t good enough for bar owner Darcy (Patrick Stewart, Star Trek: First Contact, X-Men)

groombannerWhat ensues is the fight for survival, as the band realize they aren’t going to get out alive unless they can overcome Justin with his big gun and a bar full of skinheads. With Patrick Stewart giving his most understated role to date, you feel the menace of him and those under his control, the feared ‘Red Laces’.

“This is one hell of a gig”

groombanner1Available on Limited Edition 4k Blu-ray.

Special Features

  • Dual format edition including both UHD and Blu-ray with main feature and bonus features on both discs
  • UHD presented in Dolby Vision HDR
  • New audio commentary by Reyna Cervantes and Prince Jackson
  • Audio commentary with Writer/Director Jeremy Saulnier
  • Going Hardcore: a new interview with Writer/Director Jeremy Saulnier
  • Punk Rock: a new interview with Actor Callum Turner
  • Rocking Out: a new interview with Composers Brooke & Will Blair
  • Going Green: an interview with Production Designer Ryan Warren Smith
  • Nazi Punks F*ck Off: Thomas Caldwell on Green Room
  • Archive featurette: Into the Pit – Making Green Room

Limited Edition Contents

  • Rigid slipcase with new artwork by Adam Stothard
  • 120-page book with new essays by Eugenio Ercolani and Gian Giacomo Petrone, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Josh Hurtado, Jolene Richardson, Shelagh Rowan-Legg, and Thomas Watson
  • 6 collectors’ art cards
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DirectorJeremy Saulnier
GenreDrama, Horror, Music
StarringAnton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Patrick Stewart, Alia Shawkat, Callum Turner