A young girl with a bloody mouth

The post-apocalyptic, sci-fi zombie thriller The Girl with All the Gifts (2016) is coming to home video (Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital HD) on April 25, 2016. M.R. Carey wrote the script based on his own Edgar Award-winning short story Iphigenia in Aulis. The feature directorial debut of Colm McCarthy, it stars Glenn Close (Yes, that “Glenn Close”), Gemma Arterton,  and Paddy Considine and tells the tale of a young girl who may just be humanity’s last hope after the proverbial zombie apocalypse.

Humanity has been all but destroyed by a fungal disease that eradicates free will and turns its victims into flesh eating “hungries.” Only a small group of children seems immune to its effects.  At an army base in rural England, these unique children are being studied and subjected to cruel experiments.  When the base falls, one little girl escapes and must discover what she is, ultimately deciding both her own future and that of the human race.

A girl with a bloody shirt and an older woman in fatigues

How good is it? Some members of The Grue-crew call it “an exception film that promises to make a few top ten lists come next December” and “the first must-see film of the year.” They discuss it at length in the “What You’ve Been Watching” segment of Horror News Radio Episode 200.

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A young girl in wheelchair and wearing headgear

Step into a future dystopia when the post-apocalyptic zombie thriller, The Girl with All the Gifts, arrives on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and Digital HD April 25 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. Six-time Academy Award® nominee* Glenn Close stars alongside Gemma Arterton and Paddy Considine in this story of society’s breakdown after the outbreak of an unprecedented plague. Hailed as “an effective, scary, and emotional zombie movie” by ComingSoon.net, it was shown during Midnight Madness at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. Based on the critically acclaimed, Edgar Award-winning short story, “Iphigenia in Aulis“ by M.R. Carey, The Girl with All the Gifts Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Rating: R for disturbing violence/bloody images, and for language.
Genre: Thriller
Blu-ray Closed-Captioned: N/A
DVD Closed Captioned: N/A
Blu-ray Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH
DVD Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH
Feature Run Time: 111 minutes
Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition 16×9 Widescreen (2.00:1)
DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen (2.00:1)
Blu-ray Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master AudioTM
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio
Extras:  “Unwrap the Secret World of The Girl with All the Gifts” Featurette

The Girl With All The Gifts Blu-ray Cover

Paul Cardullo
Paul Cardullo is a North Carolina indy filmmaker and horror fan. His tastes range from art-house horror to low-budget schlock to indie gems to Slovenia killer hillbilly flicks. When not watching films, he helps make them. From actor to boom operator to doughnut wrangler, he makes himself useful wherever he can. Paul believes it is sometimes necessary to suffer for one’s art. He has endured being covered in [censored], having [censored] thrown at him, and spending over a year with muttonchops and a 70’s-style mustache. When not being abused for the sake of his craft, Paul works on computers and watches as many obscure (and not so obscure) movies as he can fit in.

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