Now numbering four films and a television series, the annual night of legalised crime known as The Purge can be considered an American institution.

As the title suggests, this is where it all began – a politically motivated “social experiment” engineered by a splinter party called The New Founding Fathers, who pay the residents of Staten Island to indulge their criminal instincts over a 12-hour period. As a political allegory, this horror-thriller franchise isn’t exactly subtle – and is even more topical today. Although the question of how this radical initiative could actually reduce the country’s crime rate remains nebulous.

Release Date:  October 31, 2018
Format: DVD, Blu-ray
 Y’lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis

Read our interview with director Gerard McMurray and Lex Scott Davis

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