The Purge/The Purge: Anarchy [DVD]

  • SKU: 4358507
  • Release Date: 09/15/2015
  • Rating: R
In the near future, all law enforcement and emergency services are suspended for one mayhem-filled night as the citizens are free to commit any crime they choose during "The Purge". Both the incendiary The Purge (the action-packed social satire that started it all) and its sequel The Purge: Anarchy are included in this one-DVD double feature.
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Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (120 out of 126)

Synopsis


The Purge
A family living in a gated community fight to defend their home against vicious attackers during the one night each year when all crime is legal in this high-concept thriller from writer/director James DeMonaco (Staten Island). In the not-too-distant future, rampant crime and prison overcrowding have inspired the U.S. government to implement a unique solution to restore the peace: Each year, for a 12-hour period, any and all crime becomes permissible as police put their jobs on hold, and hospitals close their doors. It's called the Purge, and remarkably, the annual event leads to drastically reduced crime and record-low unemployment levels throughout the rest of the year. But this year, as suburban parents James (Ethan Hawke) and Mary (Lena Headey) place their home on lockdown for the annual event, a desperate man finds his way into their neighborhood while fleeing a sadistic gang of masked killers. In a moment of compassion, James and Mary's adolescent son (Max Burkholder) unlocks the door, offering sanctuary to the frightened stranger. Unfortunately for the entire family, that act of kindness may also be their very last, because now the killers who were pursuing the man have surrounded the house, and have vowed to kill everyone inside unless they are willingly given the man they are hunting within an hour. As the clock begins to tick, the family face a difficult dilemma -- do they sacrifice the life of a stranger in hopes of saving themselves, or attempt to stand their ground until the Purge expires? ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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


  • Ethan Hawke
    Ethan Hawke - James Sandin
  • Lena Headey
    Lena Headey - Mary Sandin
  • Adelaide Kane
    Adelaide Kane - Zoey Sandin
  • Max Burkholder
    Max Burkholder - Charlie Sandin
  • Edwin Hodge
    Edwin Hodge - Bloody Stranger



Customer rating

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96%
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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Two for one

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    Thrifty
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    This 2-pk is great as the mayhem continues from the 1st to 2nd dvd here. The graphic fight scenes go along with movie and just when you would want characters to fill in things you’d do if you were being hunted- it’s practical. The sacrifice of one for the other, the family bonds strengthened in times of duress all play with the audiences mind- What would you do?! Then the way the first dvd twists at the end with Husband and wife and time’s ticking... to the second dvd and race, gender, class all come into play- makes the audience feel the gambit of emotion (while being scared for the main characters) finally the ending situation leaves you at your seats’ edge.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cool concept better executed in the sequel

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    TheLaganator
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    The concept of the Purge is incredibly interesting, and quite scary when you think about what a world where murder and crime were legal, would be like. The first is a fun little self contained film, definitely not without it's flaws. But Anarchy is really when we get to see how the Purge effects many lives and really...when the series is at it's best. Definitely a good deal for two movies on one disc.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Movies

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    savatage22
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    I thought that the Purge was a pretty good movie. It has an interesting storyline to which I found different (in a good way though). The action is not bad and the main characters are likeable and do a good job. Though I have not watched the other Purge movie, I did read that it is not as good but when I do watch it, I will keep an open mind.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bang for your Buck

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    chan
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    After my daughters went to the movies to see the Purge "Election Year " we just so happened to stop by Best Buy to purchase something else. Well my daughters saw the Purge DVD combo pack at a reasonable price. So guess what, I purchased the movie, used my reward points, and got it almost free. Great movie by the way

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Way to Purge

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    Chucklestewie
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    If you are a person who enjoys twists in stories and would like to know what it is like being hunted, these movies are for you. I am extremely happy that this came in a two pack because I love both movies and was going to purchase both. I am Looking forward to the latest coming out in theaters this summer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    DVD Skipped

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    oceanhugger
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    We bought this DVD to project in a home theater for a party that same night and it ended up skipping and freezing halfway through the movie at several points. We tried it in another player to see if it was the player or the DVD... it was the DVD. We never even got to watch the second movie.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dark and Scary possibility

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    jmoniker
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    Well this is a great action packed film. Some pretty scary ideas of what the future could hold. Basically a bunch of people taking each other for hate, money, greed, or just because they like it. If you like seeing people die in all sorts of creative way this is a good one for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good movie

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    Janette
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    I was looking everywhere- on Netflix, Hulu, etc. and could not find this movie anywhere. I really wanted to watch it before watching the 3rd installment in the theaters. I finally found it at Best Buy. It was good- much like the first one. It held my interest the entire time.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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