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A Lonely Place to Die [Blu-ray] (2011)

Melissa George , Ed Speleers , Julian Gilbey  |  NC-17 |  Blu-ray
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Melissa George, Ed Speleers, Eamonn Walker
  • Directors: Julian Gilbey
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NC-17
  • Studio: MPI HOME VIDEO
  • DVD Release Date: March 20, 2012
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006JSY2GU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,949 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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A group of climbers make a grim discovery high up in the mountains: buried amongst the peaks is an eight-year-old girl, terrified, dehydrated and unable to speak a word of English. Alison (Melissa George, TV s Grey s Anatomy, 30 Days of Night), the group leader, convinces her group to rescue her. But as they attempt to take the girl to safety, they become involved in an elaborate kidnapping plot and soon must fight for their lives as they re pursued by both the girl s kidnappers and a group of hired mercenaries sent to return the girl to her war criminal father. With danger all around them and mountainous terrain to navigate, Alison and her party are in for a grueling ordeal in order to save both the girl and themselves.

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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DON'T LOOK DOWN March 22, 2012
Format:DVD
A LONELY PLACE TO DIE is an intense action thriller buoyed by breathtaking climbing sequences and quick-paced action sequences. Set in the gorgeous Scottish Highlands, the film follows five mature adults on a climbing vacation who stumble upon a little girl buried underground, obviously a victim of kidnapping. Their decision to rescue the child propels them into a cat and mouse confrontation with the deadly and relentless kidnappers.
What elevates this sharp indie is the characters are believable and empathic, even if we don't get a lot of background we do care about them and want them to come out on top. Director Julian Gilbey expertly keeps the tension intact and elicits strong performances from his talented cast.
Melissa George (TRIANGLE, BAG OF BONES) gives an outstanding committed performance as the feisty but sensitive Allison. Ed Speelis is good as the roguish Ed who experiences a sudden and required maturity. Sean Harris oozes chilli9ng venom as evil Mr. Kidd and Karel Roden quietly compelling as Darko, the negotiator. Eammon Walker and Alec Newman round out the cast. Holly Boyd is effective as the kidnapped child.
A LONELY PLACE TO DIE is dark and an ultimate downer. Its also an expertly filmed thriller worthy of more attention.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Riveting December 24, 2011
By NP
Format:Amazon Instant Video
One of the best suspense thrillers I have ever seen. It's a British film and the only person in the cast who I recognized was Kate Magowan from her role in Stardust. Nevertheless, the casting is superb and everyone fits into their role seamlessly. There are no over-the-top or forced performances, and this is helped by the crisp dialogue.

The cinematography is top notch. The director uses wide-angle shots when needed, close-ups when they are called for and the use of 'chase' cameras is also well done. Editing is great with no scene-time wasted.

I must credit the music for creating a fitting atmosphere while watching the film. It starts off with a haunting song nicely representing the mood of being alone in the Scottish Highlands and once the action gets going, it switches to faster tracks while never intruding on the dialogue or what's happening on screen.

The script doesn't let down the actors, neither do the actors let down the script. This film is nearly perfect given the budget it was shot on. It should have had a lot more publicity, deservedly, unlike 90% of summer blockbusters.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting story line propels must-see thriller April 11, 2012
Format:Blu-ray
By Jim Clark, publisher, Lee County Courier, Tupelo, MS

The Gilbey brothers, Julian and Will, almost didn't get to see their vision of A Lonely Place To Die, come to fruition. During one of the numerous climbing sequences a boulder came crashing down, almost hitting the production team.
The film which was filmed in the Scottish highlands focuses on five mountaineers, who get caught up in fight-to survive the elements and ruthless killers.
The climbers rest at the top of the ridge when Alison (Melissa George) tells the rest of the gang to be quiet, that she hears something.
Soon the group discover a vent pipe coming out from under the ground with a weak voice coming from beneath. They dig, uncovering a chamber with a young Serbian girl inside. She can't speak English and they can't speak Serbian but they slowly become aware that she has been hidden away as part of a kidnapping plot.
Miles from civilization the hikers must decide what to do. Knowing the danger, some want to abandon the girl saying "at least she's free from her containment." But conscience prevails and they concur they must become reluctant heroes. The girl has no experience climbing. The terrain is unforgiving so they split up with two going for help, while the other follow a longer but safer path to the nearest community.
The kidnappers return, armed to the teeth and start the deadliest of hunts.
This is a terrifying cat and mouse where the obstacles are steep, the prey unarmed and the odds astronomical.
This is a sleeper, must-see thriller.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars lonely is the night July 27, 2012
Format:DVD
A Lonely Place To Die is a solid film. It's about a group of young Scottish hikers programmed for adventure. They're quite happy about their journey at first... until one guy from the group goes to take a leak and hears the faint sounds of a little girl crying for help. They then realize the girl is underground so they dig and dig... and eventually find her. However there's no time to celebrate I'm afraid, as it's quickly discovered that these hikers are being hunted by two crazy men with guns and a Russian accent (at least I think it's Russian).

For the first half of the movie, these hikers are literally running and climbing rocks for their lives as the crazy gunmen continue to stand around, reload and fire at their targets, and hey, if they intended to wipe out the hikers backpacks, they succeeded with flying colors, har har!

Anyway the hikers are now on a mission to protect the little girl that they freed and saved from the underground box she was forced to squeeze into, and after the first half with all that intense mountain climbing and careful maneuvering the storyline eventually rolls into town... not sure *which* town exactly, but the gameplan remains the same- protect the girl no matter what. Unfortunately now the gunmen are more aggressive than ever.

You see apparently the little girl is valuable but I wasn't really sure in what way, and if her importance was explained I didn't catch it (and I even tried as hard as I could to understand the accent of the two gunmen but every so often a few hard to comprehend lines were thrown in there).

There's some really graphic segments in this movie.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Run For Your Lives
This is a small film set in Scotland with a lot of good 'people vs. nature vs. bad guys' action without any major well-known movie stars. Read more
Published 15 days ago by HistoryNut
5.0 out of 5 stars What a Rush!
This movie is intense from start to finish. It kept me mesmerized the whole time.
Published 1 month ago by mike
5.0 out of 5 stars ACTION movie.
My wife & I really enjoyed this movie. Lots of action from start to finish. If you like action, suspense buy
this movie.
Published 1 month ago by BRIAN MAJOR
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great to work with
Published 2 months ago by nick
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the Better Entries in the Genre
There have been some number of adventure thrillers where mountain climbing is at the heart. For my dollar this is well worth seeing.

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Published 4 months ago by Eric Sanberg
5.0 out of 5 stars WHATA MOVIE
IT WAS UNUSUAL BUT i WISHED IT COULD HAVE ENDED BETTER. I DID NOT LIKE THE WAY IT ENDED
IT SHOULD HAVE ENDED WITH THE HERO SURVIVAL AND HER FRIENDS ALL ALIVE
Published 7 months ago by Nina N. Kassim
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie!
If you are looking for a movie to add to your movie night, try this one you will love it. I watch this on Netflix, thinking it may have been poor entertainment, I was wrong. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Rating My Best Pick
5.0 out of 5 stars Edge Of Your Seat Suspense!!
I originally rented this movie from our local video store. I had seen just about everything else, but thought I would take a chance on this one. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Steven
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Action Thriller !
Excellent Thiller ! One of the best action thrillers of the last several years. Takes place in the mountains of Scotland. Yes, there is violence.
Published 14 months ago by KD
5.0 out of 5 stars Most tense and entertaining thriller I've seen in years ***spoiler...
I bought this film on a whim, knowing nothing about it. I don't want to give anything away. The story is a about a group of hikers who discover a kidnapped girl. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Robert S.
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