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Blu-ray Review: THE DARKEST HOUR

In December, 2011, movie fans may have missed a sci-fi film that for once was relatively a unique film. It had an interesting premise, a decent cast and good effects. Starring Emile Hirsch, Max Minghella, and Rachael Taylor, The Darkest Hour didn’t satisfy all sci-fi fans, but given enough time I think those that did see it will see that they judged it a little too harshly.

Official Synopsis: 

The electrifying science-fiction thriller The Darkest Hour arrived on 3D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray and DVD April 10th from Summit Entertainment. Emile Hirsch (Speed Racer, Into the Wild), Max Minghella (Ides of March, The Social Network) and Olivia Thirlby (TV’s “Bored to Death,” Dredd) star in this story of five young people who find themselves stranded in Moscow and fight to survive in the wake of a devastating alien attack.

With Moscow’s classic beauty as the backdrop, The Darkest Hour features mind-blowing special effects from the minds of visionary filmmakers Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) and Chris Gorak (Fight Club, Minority Report).  The suspense never lets up as the invaders begin their assault on Earth, targeting the planet’s power supply.

Once the credits roll, see what happens next in The Darkest Hour: Survivors, an all-new short film following the rebel resistance around the globe!  The fight continues as freedom fighters in Tokyo, Malibu and Afghanistan work together to develop new technology and strike a major blow to the alien invaders.

In addition to Survivors, the 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD contain special features that include an audio commentary with director Chris Gorak, deleted and extended scenes and a behind-the-scenes featurette –The Darkest Hour: Visualizing an Invasion.

Special Features:

“The Darkest Hour: Survivors” – Follow the rebel resistance in an all-new short film!

Deleted & Extended Scenes

The Darkest Hour: Visualizing an Invasion

Audio Commentary with the Director

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J.C. De Leon

J.C. De Leon

Hailing from Austin, Tx. J.C. is maybe the biggest fan of sports movies you'll ever see. He's got an affinity for great writing and two of his favorites are Aaron Sorkin and Shane Black. When he's not watching movies at home, he can be found watching movies at the Alamo Drafthouse. He occasionally tries to play video games, but he's not very good at them. Follow him on Twitter for witty tweets and pictures of his cats.