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Monsters - Coming To DVD and Blu-ray
By James Whittington, Thursday 10th February 2011

Monsters Blu-rayFollowing its hugely successful theatrical release the critically acclaimed Monsters comes to DVD and Blu-ray on 11th April 2011 courtesy of Vertigo Films.

The winner of the Best Director, Best Achievement in Production and Best Technical Achievement awards at the 2010 British Independent Film Awards and recently nominated for the BAFTA award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer, Monsters was written, shot and directed by Emmy nominated and BAFTA award winning CGI animator Gareth Edwards, who, for his debut feature, "wanted to make a love story that didn't make him cringe, as well as a sci-fi movie where the premise wasn't totally unbelievable."

Monsters is a beautifully shot movie boasting extraordinarily strong performances by its two leads, real-life couple Scoot McNairy and Whitney Able and featuring incredible visuals and special effects that belie its modest budget.

Soon after a NASA probe sent to collect samples from Jupiter’s moon, Europa, crash-landed in Central America, strange new life forms began to appear in the area forcing half of Mexico to be quarantined as an infected zone. Six years later, US and Mexican military forces are struggling to contain the fully-grown alien creatures and to control their seasonal migration within the zone. In the midst of the chaos caused by the creatures’ unusually early migration is photojournalist Andrew Kaulder (McNairy), who is hoping to get at least one ‘money shot’ of them in action. But when his publisher boss’ vacationing daughter Sam (Able) is found to be stranded in the area, Kaulder is charged with guaranteeing her secure passage through Mexico to the safety of the US border.

Monsters (cert. 12) will be released on DVD and Blu-ray by Vertigo Films on 11th April. Special Features include: audio commentary by Gareth Edwards, Scoot McNairy and Whitney Able; Behind the Scenes featurette; Editing Monsters featurette; Monsters VFX featurette; “Factory Farmed” – short film by Gareth Edwards.


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