This weekend, the mysterious-looking 10 Cloverfield Lane, directed by J.J. Abrams, lands in cinemas following its unexpected debut at the NFL Superbowl.
This cerebral drama tells the story of Michelle, who wakes up in an underground bunker with a survivalist who claims to have saved her life after rescuing her from a worldwide chemical attack. Not sure what to believe, Michelle plots her escape, no matter what the danger…
To get you in the mood, we’ve assembled three films where all is not as it seems…
Another J.J. Abrams thriller, Cloverfield first hit our screens in 2008. Shot in a “found footage” style, it’s certainly not for the faint-hearted.
Starring Lizzy Caplan, T.J. Miller and Jessica Lucas, Cloverfield follows a group of friends who are forced to flee into the streets of New York while an unimaginable monster destroys the city. We see the story unfold through their own eyes, while also getting glimpses into the backstory through old footage on the tape.
Watching Cloverfield on Blu-ray puts you right in the thick of the action, in first person high definition. The Blu-ray also comes with a number of special features, including an enhanced viewing mode with GPS tracking, a documentary, and a look at the making-of the movie.
Cabin in the Woods
This film is best viewed without any prior knowledge of the plot, so we’ll keep it vague…
Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Connolly and Anna Hutchison star as a group of American teenagers who decide to go for a break in a remote cabin. However, all is not what it seems, as the teenagers slowly discover that they have become involved in something much bigger and darker than they could ever imagine.
The Blu-ray comes with a number of special features, including an audio commentary with the film’s writers Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon (who also directed and produced the movie respectively), a look at the production process, and a documentary on the film’s special effects and make-up.
Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio team up for this psychological thriller, which also stars Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo and Ben Kingsley.
Set in 1954, DiCaprio plays Teddy Daniels, a U.S. Marshall who’s assigned to investigate the disappearance of a patient from Ashecliffe Hospital, an institution marooned on the remote Shutter Island. Before long, events take a sinister turn, and Daniels begins to question his presence on the island.