Release Date: 26 October 2016
Format: DVD Blu-ray
Starring: Frank Grillo, Mykelti Williamson, Elizabeth Mitchell
It’s that time of year again – the annual Purge, when crime and murder are legalised for 12 hours in America. This third installment in the action-horror-thriller franchise is cunningly timed to coincide with the 2016 US presidential election campaign. A female senator (Elizabeth Mitchell) determined to put an end to the Purge should she win office, is targeted for assassination on the night murder and mayhem is allowed to run rampant. Political commentary and Clinton/Trump allusions aside, The Purge: Election Year is easily the biggest and best entry in the series to date, offering a closer look at the NFFA – the sinister administration who introduced the Purge – and once again raising the question of how this radical initiative actually manages to keep the country’s crime rate down.