If you’re a fan of post-apocalyptic sci-fi, it doesn’t get much more brutal or engaging than Xavier Gens’ latest film The Divide. Featuring an all-star cast, a truly horrific storyline, and a pace that – like those first few days after the end of the world – seems to last forever, The Divide isn’t so much watched as experienced.
First, I have to be honest and say I’ve been wanting to see this film since I first heard it was being made. I’m a fan of Gens’ work and love sci-fi, so it was a natural fit. However, due to the film being “unrated,” few theaters actually played it at the box office. Thus, home video was the only way for most of us to see it. Now, thanks to Anchor Bay, The Divide is available in a 1-disc DVD or 2-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack.
The film’s premise is nothing new: in the near future, nuclear bombs have been detonated in a major metropolitan city (New York in this case) and a handful of people find themselves stuck together: isolated, alone, scared, and unprepared. Sound familiar? Of course it does. However, add the twisted, shocking mind of visionary filmmaker Xavier Gens directing from a truly horrifying script by writers Karl Mueller and Eron Sheean, and suddenly The Divide becomes a film unlike anything you’ve ever encountered…
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