Rent The First Purge (2018)

2.6 of 5 from 271 ratings
1h 33min
Rent The First Purge (aka The Purge 4 / Purge: The Island) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the marginalised, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation.
Actors:
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Directors:
Gerard McMurray
Producers:
Michael Bay, Jason Blum, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, S├ębastien K. Lemercier
Writers:
James DeMonaco
Aka:
The Purge 4 / Purge: The Island
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
29/10/2018
Run Time:
93 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Deleted Scenes
  • A Radical Experiment
  • Bringing the Chaos
  • The Masks of 'The First Purge'
BBFC:
Release Date:
29/10/2018
Run Time:
97 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Deleted Scenes
  • A Radical Experiment
  • Bringing the Chaos
  • The Masks of 'The First Purge'
BBFC:
Release Date:
29/10/2018
Run Time:
97 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description, French
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, Norwegian, Romanian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B

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Reviews (6) of The First Purge

Racist propaganda - The First Purge review by GM

Spoiler Alert
20/01/2019

I have watched previously all the films of the purge series but none of them is as racist and anti-American as this film.

The story takes place in Staten Island ,a place which has been chosen to become the host of the first purge. So far so good.

The film depicts that Staten Island is mostly inhabited by ethnic minorities (especially African-Americans) who have decided to stay in the island during this first purge in order to get the 5,000 $ participation prize. Apparently most or all of the white people have left the island because they have no need for this money as they are so privileged. A lot of non privileged people, with anger and hatred issues, decide to take part in this experiment and we see them at the beginning of the film lining up to sign for the purge. However the night does not become the success the government was hoping for since most of the people decide to go for dancing instead of purging. So the government sends in a number of KKK and mercenary teams (obviously all of them are white) to kill the good people of Staten Island.

However the heavily armed KKK teams and neo-Nazi mercenaries are wiped out by the good (black) people(their leader is a druglord). It is a disgusting film full of racist propaganda and no value whatsoever. I was very disappointed and will most certainly give up watching any further films of the series.

2 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Not bad - The First Purge review by sw

Spoiler Alert
07/11/2018

Im a big fan of the purge films. My favourite been the 2nd. I like the way all the films have a different story line while still keeping the main theme.

The first purge is no exception. If you like the others im sure youl like this one, lots of action and chasing with a decent budget.

Its a good prequel as prequels go, but Id say its my least favourite though, its been made by all the same people but this one felt like some of the scenes were making it about racial stuff which the purge has never been about so that seemed a bit weird and the way some people behaved in it seemed unreal but then all films have that i suppose lol

If your a purge fan then its worth watching.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

3.5 stars for Trumpisms - The First Purge review by CS

Spoiler Alert
17/01/2019

If you've seen the other Purge films you'll know what this is about, but it does provide an interesting backstory to the origins of the

event in a story that has some uncomfortable parallels with what is going on today in terms of the resurgence of extremism in the USA. This is not high brow cinema but it is entertaining enough and worth a watch for sure if you enjoyed its predecessors.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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