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THE EAST Blu-ray Review

Smart, thrilling, and packed with a message – The East deserves to be seen. While it has recognizable names, this flew largely under the radar in theaters garnering only $4 million in ticket sales. If you missed this one in theaters, which most of us did, I definitely recommend picking up The East Blu-ray or DVD.

Inspired by their time roaming the country and following different subcultures like co-op living, freeganism, and more, Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij have crafted a taught thriller focusing on counter culture vs. big business and the consumerist way of American life. While focusing on the extremes, it does provide insight in to the wasteful capitalist ways that have these counter-culture groups so upset. While it’s clear that the creators have a certain point-of-view when writing/making this movie, you don’t have to agree with them to enjoy the finished product. The suspense of Brit Marling’s Sarah being embedded within this organization, if she’ll be found out, if she’ll actually turn them in in the end, and more keeps this chugging a long nicely.

The East Blu-Ray

The East Synopsis:

From producer Ridley Scott and directed by Zal Batmanglij comes a taut, sexy thriller starring Brit Marling (Arbitrage), Alexander Skarsgard (TV’s “True Blood”) and Oscar® Nominee Ellen Page. Sarah Moss (Marling) is an ambitious new recruit at an elite private intelligence firm. Her first undercover assignment is to infiltrate “The East,” an elusive activist collective that terrorizes corporate leaders who commit crimes against humanity. The more involved she gets, the more Sarah’s life is in danger in this “great conspiracy thriller” (Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News).

Special Features:
Blu-ray and DVD Features

  • Behind the Scenes
    • Two Brothers: Collaboration
    • Cause and Effect: The Movement of The East
    • Examining the Moral Gray

The East Blu-ray Exclusive Features

  • Behind the Scenes
    • The East Exposed: The Story
    • Off the Grid: Creating the Story
    • Casting The East
  • Deleted Scenes
  • DigitalHD
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Kristal Bailey

Kristal Bailey

With a soft spot for movies that fall into the “So Bad They’re Good” category, Kristal Bailey regularly watches B-movies, 80s comedies, and sci-fi from the 50s and 60s. She also refuses to grow up if that means she has to hide her love for Disney and Pixar films.

In her free time, she enjoys reading graphic novels or books that are soon to be turned into movies, watching hours and hours of television, and spending way too much time on Twitter.