The First Purge
Comes to the Fore
On Digital September 18
On DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo October 2
Behind every tradition lies a revolution. Witness the rise of our country’s 12 hours of annual lawlessness. Welcome to the movement that began as a simple experiment: The First Purge. To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the marginalized, the contagion explodes from the trial-city borders and spreads across the nation.
Director: Gerard McMurray.
Stars: Y’lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, , Joivan Wade, Luna Lauren Velez, Mo McRae, Melonie Diaz, Chyna Layne, Patch Darragh, Marisa Tomei, Aaron V. Williamson.
Extras: Deleted scene; “A Radical Experiment” in which cast and filmmakers discuss how “The First Purge” expands on the themes of the franchise; “Bringing the Chaos” violence featurette; “The Masks of the First Purge.”
2018, CC, MPAA rating: R, 98 min., Horror Science Fiction, Box office gross: $17.324 million, Universal.