Stay Alive

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 41 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: September 19, 2006
  • Originally Released: 2006
  • Label: Touchstone / Disney
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Extended
  • Unrated
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: Filmmaker Audio Commentary
    • Featurette: Visual Effects Reel - Key effects sequences from artists' drawings to final scenes, cut together music video style
  • Interactive Features:
  • Disc: BUILD YOUR CHARACTER AND SEE WHERE IT TAKES YOU
  • Performers, Cast and Crew:

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    Directed by
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    Entertainment Reviews:

    Rotten9%

    TOMATOMETER
    Total Count: 58

    Spilled55%

    AUDIENCE SCORE
    User Ratings: 113,425
    Rating: 3.5/5 -- Yeah, the plot sounds like utter nonsense, but it's fun. Full Review
    7M Pictures
    Oct 17, 2006
    There's a gothic backstory to all this, which makes no sense but looks pretty cool. Full Review
    Chicago Reader
    Mar 7, 2007
    One of those movies that thinks loud sounds and shaky cameras account for scares, and reminding of us of truly scary gaming experiences only amplifies its weaknesses.
    UGO
    Mar 24, 2007
    Rating: 1/5 -- Stuttering like a busted console, the film's lack of invention is only rivalled by a paucity of gore which will seem positively comical to gamers long since inured to cyberspace slaughter. Full Review
    BBC.com
    Jul 4, 2006
    Rating: 1.5/4 -- ...a little needless brutality would've almost certainly elevated the proceedings, albeit temporarily... Full Review
    Reel Film Reviews
    Oct 17, 2006
    Rating: 2/5 -- - Aspirante a Terror em Silent Hill (jogo e filme) que, repleto de clichês e personagens caricaturais, revela-se apenas cansativo e previsível.
    Cinema em Cena
    Sep 17, 2006
    Rating: D- -- Videogames are no longer brainless, so why are videogame movies so slow to evolve? Full Review
    Entertainment Weekly
    Mar 29, 2006

    Product Description:

    This pop culture-laden fright-fest takes the legend of Countess Elizabeth Bathory of Hungary and relocates it in the inherently creepy locale of New Orleans. The usual cast of motley and none-too-bright teenagers is assembled and attached to quirky names--smartass Phineas (Jimmi Simpson) and his Goth-girl sister, October (Sophia Bush), hunky protagonist Hutch (Jon Foster), and tech-head Swink (Frankie Muniz), to name a few--and they all have one thing in common: the love of gaming. When Hutch's best friend Loomis (Milo Ventimiglia) is a victim in a violent massacre, Hutch ends up with the game he was playing just before he died. Called "Stay Alive," the game is technically illegal and Hutch and his friends can't resist booting it up. The game resurrects the Countess, who centuries ago was walled up in her tower when her crimes were discovered (she is said to have brutally murdered 650 servant girls and bathed in their blood). Now, she is fulfilling her vow to return to reassume her reign of terror. This time, however, her victims are gamers who will die in the same way in life as they do in the game.

    The video game itself becomes a character in the film, showing off excellent 3-D, cinematic effects, and creating an effectively spooky atmosphere with a memorable, if derivative, aesthetic. The gore never escalates past PG-13 levels but the scare tactics are adept, while the Countess herself, with pasty skin and high-necked red dress, is a movie monster worthy of canonization.

    Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment:

    Stay Alive
    Get ready for supernatural chills and terrifying challenges in STAY ALIVE, the mind-bending thriller about a killer video game. The real world and the game world gruesomely collide when a group of friends play STAY ALIVE, a mysterious underground videogame that kills the gamer whose character dies in play. Inspired by the shocking true story of the 17th century serial killer known as the Blood Countess, the videogame gives disturbing new meaning to the phrase "game over." In a death defying race against time, the survivors must solve the mystery of the game while desperately trying to stay alive.

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    Production Notes:

    • Theatrical Release: March 24, 2006
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    Product Info

    • Sales Rank: 18,951
    • UPC: 786936709384
    • Shipping Weight: 0.17/lbs (approx)
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