Tomorrow, April 17th, Anchor Bay will release The Divide as a Blu-ray/DVD combo. The film is bleak as all get out, and I imagine many of you will be disturbed and engrossed by the depths many of its characters go to in order to eke out some kind of survival. Director Xavier Gens (Frontiers) does not shy away from dark places.
To that end, the clip we have actually takes place in the beginning of the film so it’s comparatively light-hearted (or as light-hearted as things get when you’re trapped in a basement after a nuclear blast). It also gives you a feel for what the interplay is like on the film’s commentary track as Xavier Gens, Michael Biehn, Milo Ventimiglia and Michael Ecklund riff off each other while discussing the film.
In this graphic and violent, post-apocalyptic thriller starring Michael Biehn, Milo Ventimiglia, Rosanna Arquette, Courtney B. Vance and Lauren German, “nine strangers—all tenants of a New York high rise apartment—escape a nuclear attack by hiding out in the building’s bunker-like basement. Trapped for days underground with no hope for rescue, and only unspeakable horrors awaiting them on the other side of the bunker door, the group begins to descend into madness, each turning on one another with physical and psycho-sexual torment. As supplies dwindle, and tensions flare, and they grow increasingly unhinged by their close quarters and hopelessness, each act against one another becomes more depraved than the next. While everyone in the bunker allows themselves to be overcome by desperation and lose their humanity, one survivor holds onto a thin chance for escape even with no promise of salvation on the outside.”
Head inside to check out the clip! The Divide hits home video tomorrow!