The Purge: Anarchy [2 Discs] [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [Blu-ray/DVD] [2014]

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  • Release Date: 10/21/2014
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (455 out of 473)

Special Features


  • Blu-ray exclusive: deleted scenes
  • Bonus feature: behind the anarchy

Synopsis


The Purge: Anarchy
A vengeful father comes to the aid of a mother, her teenage daughter, and a defenseless young couple on the one night of the year that all crime, including murder, is legal in this self-contained sequel from co-producer Jason Blum and original Purge writer/director James DeMonaco. As the countdown to the Purge starts ticking, struggling waitress Eva (Carmen Ejogo) risks her safety by staying late at work to ask her boss for a raise. Later, as she returns home to her elderly father (John Beasley) and daughter Cali (Zoë Soul), bickering couple Shane (Zach Gilford) and Liz (Kiele Sanchez) attempt to make their way out of the city following a frightening run-in with a gang of masked, machete-wielding thugs. While these five people are eager to seek sanctuary from the impending wave of violence about to flood the streets, a lone stranger (Frank Grillo) intent on seeking vengeance for the wrongful death of his son plans to draw blood from the man responsible. Armed to the teeth as he cruises the city in a modified muscle car, he gets sidetracked from his mission when he sees Eva and Cali fighting for their lives against a small army of black-clad soldiers. Against his better judgment, he rescues the pair, only realizing later that Shane and Liz also jumped into his backseat in order to escape a gang that disabled their car and were hunting them through the streets. When the stranger's car is similarly damaged beyond the point of repair, this unlikely group must stick together in order to survive the night. But little do they realize that their nightmare has only just begun. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Frank Grillo
    Frank Grillo - Sergeant
  • Kiele Sanchez
    Kiele Sanchez - Liz
  • Zach Gilford
    Zach Gilford - Shane
  • Carmen Ejogo
    Carmen Ejogo - Eva
  • Justina Machado
    Justina Machado - Tanya



Customer rating

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just about everything you could have wanted from t

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    Ctron84
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    “The Purge” was a standard Hollywood thriller with a stellar premise. A good ten years into the future, unemployment is way down and violent crime is practically non-existent thanks to a yearly event called The Purge. For twelve hours every year (7PM-7AM, sometime in March), all crime including murder is legal. Emergency services are turned off. This tends to weed out the poor, the homeless, or “non-contributing members of society.” The first film focused on an affluent family whose home was broken into by others jealous of their wealth. It made for a serviceable home invasion thriller, but was truly a missed opportunity given the rich concept. “The Purge: Anarchy” feels like what the first film should have been. It’s not much different than “Crash,” where unrelated characters and stories come together and create a common bond among vastly different people. An unnamed hero (Frank Grillo) saves two sets of people, a working class mother and daughter, and a couple on the verge of separation, both of whom were unluckily thrown out on the streets in the midst of the annual purge. The unlikely gang has to work together to save each other from certain death. The concept is so interesting because of its plausibility. America is a country obsessed with violence, and everyone in this getting more and more angry with society. We blindly follow rules and regulations that the government swears are in our own best interest. “Anarchy” features a radical group of Youtube-bloggers whose mission is to expose the world to the truth that it is apparently too lazy to see. In this world, the very rich (the 1%, if you will) hold ‘auctions’ on purge night, where people bid on strangers on a stage, the highest bidder getting to kill whoever they bid on. How reprehensible is that? The scariest thing is that, if something like the purge ever came into reality, this is exactly how things would go. But I think, as American citizens, we’re really far away from anything like that being a reality. Right? The film is suspenseful and fast enough to forgive its stock characters and mid-grade dialogue. Details of the plot are paid heavier attention than dialogue, which I can live with. This one kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. While the home-invasion version of this story was fine, this is the story that should have been told the first go around. There’s civil unrest and abhorrent violence at every turn, but there’s also justice for the bad guys, and mercy for those who don’t deserve to die that way. If you haven’t seen the first “Purge”, you can still see this one without missing anything. In fact, if you haven’t seen the first film, I would recommend watching this one first. It’s much better and far more satisfying.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Stay Safe

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    Batman007
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    This is the second in the Purge series-Yes, I'm betting that there will be more-with the first one being from a year ago-2013- maybe it's going to be an annual event. For those unfamiliar with the premise; One day a year-I think it is March 21st-there is a new sanctioned government holiday where any crime is legal. All police stations and any other official law enforcement agencies are closed from 7:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. the next morning. During this time people can either purge-by committing any crime they want to, including murder-or if they do not want to participate, can barricade themselves indoors until it's over. The government claims that the purge has reduced crime because it gives people a chance to release all their pent up anger- So, I guess you better not make anyone mad during the rest of the year. The year is 2023 and the city is Los Angeles, with the purge in it's sixth year. Frank plays a former cop that wants to participate-he has a specific person he wants to purge. Zach and Kiele are a couple that get stranded outside, due to car problems at the wrong time-just as the purge is commencing. Carmen is a waitress that gets taken from her apartment building, along with her daughter, by some mysterious uniformed purgers. Frank comes along and saves Kiele, Zach, Carmen and her daughter but then has to run a gauntlet of purgers throughout the rest of the city. One of the new things to look for is the big 18 wheel trucks that go around snatching live people off the streets to sell to rich people-it seems that they are so rich, they can have people brought to them for purging, so that they do not even have to leave the comforts of their homes or clubs. I also liked the way people would say goodbye before the purge started; "Stay Safe!" It's rated "R" for the violence and language and has a running time of 1 hour & 43 minutes. I enjoyed it and would buy it on Blu-Ray.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than the first movie

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    Stylez
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    I actually loved the first movie but I understand why some didn't - it was too compartmentalized. In the first, everything takes place in one home for the most part and while I found it to be an excellent idea and even execution, many did not. With the sequel, things are much more vast and we get to meet many people - victims as well as "purgers." It's rare that a sequel is better than the first but in this case, that is exactly what happens. There's more insight into the people doing the purging as well as the victims you meet along the way and the action is almost non-stop. Are there plot holes? Of course there are! However, they aren't so apparent that it ruins the movie. You can ask questions all night such as why people would be out a few hours before the Purge starts or what happens to the hospitals during this time but that only takes away from what is an enjoyable ride. I loved it so much that I do hope there is a third installment coming but not too many that they ruin the whole franchise. However, look at the Final Destination movies - they can come up with different scenarios each time and it works; I think it'll work in this one too.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent... For A Sequel

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    Electromaniatic

    I'll say what we all think - sequels are ,most of the time, decent/OK and VERY RARELY ever better than the first. There are some, such as Psycho II and How to Train Your Dragon II, but you can now add this one to that list. People who don't like this movie are those who think an incredible story with next-to-no action in it is best, but lets face it, every movie, no matter how good or bad, we like to see gunfire and fast cars and intense situations. For a sequel, Purge; Anarchy brings that and a (in my opinion, at least) better story to the table than it's predecessor and lots more action with the same amount of intense and suspense the first one had. Yes, there are some predictable moments, but only about 15% of those are recognizable, especially the ending; that WAS a shocker (won't say more, I promise) ;). Whether you are looking for a film to share with your friends or a bored night in, you can enjoy what this movie has to offer, considering the first and second only share purging, not characters, so it is independent. Hope you enjoy it, because I sure did.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The sequel hits on all cylinders

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    captainzombie
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    Overall, the movie is a step up in the right direction. The pacing helped to make the film more enjoyable to watch and not be refined inside of a home. Watching the Sergeant and his group run through the streets to avoid maniacs was fun and tense at times. There is even a surprise appearance in the film if you pay attention closely. From an acting and narrative stance, there are still things to be improved on but from what I’ve seen it works with some exceptions. If you have seen the first Purge and disliked it you may not like this film; however for those who like the concept but were disappointed last year, you may feel differently this time around. An intense thrill ride that won’t let up.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Purge the way it was supposed to be!

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    Waszak1977
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    Again like my review of "The Purge Election Year" I found this film to be what the Purge should have been. I didn't buy the Original as it truly lacked the entire concept of being able to do anything you want. The original turned out to be nothing more than a home invasion film. However I highly recommend the Purge Anarchy & Election year! Both of these films bring what the first film lacked entirely. Bothe had great visual quality on my 180" theater screen as well as perfect sound on my 7.1 surround sound system to include the Buttkicker Transducer system. All in all this was a fun film and I recommend it with Election year!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great second Act

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    Fan4Movies
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    I thought that The Purge was really good, but then you bring out the second one and it's even better. I think the second one help them kind of fix what held back the first movie. The suspense was better in Anarchy and it took it to a new level. I think that they made a great follow up to what was one of the better suspense/horror movies released in recent years. The Purge: Anarchy is played out on a bigger scale then its predecessor and you feel that this purge stretches beyond a single location. It helps drive the suspense onward. I thought this was a great movie and one of the better ones from 2014. Highly recommend this one.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The 1st Purge

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    ROGUExJEDI

    i agree this is how i imagined the 1st Purge should have been made, Very much like the concept of the streets in Chaos with Purger's & Hired Hit squads roaming the streets eliminating the sub-class.the Best part is the 5 strangers who meet & have to survive together. I wished they would have showed more city chaos, or hopefully some sequels in cities like New York, Chicago, or Hollywood/LA with some post apocalyptic style chaos similar to Escape from New York. But this is definitely a movie worth watching, owning & by far the best version of the Purge." Its your Right to Purge".

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