DVD Review “Devil’s Playground”

Directed by: Mark McQueen
Starring: Danny Dyer, Craig Fairbrass, Jaime Murray
Distributed by Vivendi Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R
Running time: 93 minutes

Film: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Extras: 3 out of 5 stars

Ever since “28 Days Later” made zombies popular they have become very “in” in Hollywood. I enjoy a zombie movie just as much as the next person (even though the “Resident Evil” series seriously is loosing major steam). This film is decent and I definitely enjoyed it. It is not just your typical zombie rip-off. It is slow-paced with character development, some decent jumps and great effects. The quality of the film overall looks like has a decent size budget.

The plot is nothing new a pharmaceutical company is testing with drugs and SURPRISE people turn into zombies. We follow Cole, who is mercenary killer who searches for a cure for this zombie apocalypse before he turns into one himself. He is met up with a group of people that are trying to survive. One of the woman’s DNA in the group holds the key to survival. It is up to Cole to help save the day before it is too late. Before you ask…YES, the zombies are fast moving, kick some ass and there is show off some great stunt work in the film.

The special features are slim but decent and definitely watchable. We have some Behind-the-scenes featurettes, which are good because they go into some good parts of the films production. There are also some deleted scenes, not spectacular but worth a watch for sure. Even though it takes place in London, this is not “28 Days Later” but it also not a waste of time. Check it out!

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