Road Games

DVD Rating: ****

Reviewed by: Jennie Kermode

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Road Games

Abner Pastoll's handsome little thriller is the sort of film which, if you like it at all, you'll want to watch at least twice just to appreciate what's going on, and which will continue to bring pleasure on many occasions after that. It's introduced here by Frightfest's Alan Jones, in conversation with the director, who manages to touch on a number of interesting points without giving too much away. Perhaps the most impressively produced film yet to grace the Frightfest Presents label, it's accompanied by trailers for the other films in the same batch of releases.

Also here is the full trailer for Road Games itself, plus a couple of teasers, and there's a Making Of featurette in which the four principal actors talk about their characters and how they immersed themselves in the story. All are enjoyable to watch and their camaraderie adds to the entertainment. In addition to this, you'll find a passably amusing outtakes reel, in which the younger stars stand in a cold lake speaking wistfully of their longing for a nice cup of tea; and a series of deleted scenes (including alternative versions of some scenes that remain), all of which have value but, adding little to the plot, were presumably cut in order to shorten the running time and improve the flow of the film. All in all, it's a good package which will add to your appreciation of one of the year's most enjoyable thriller releases.

Copy picture Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2016
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Road Games packshot
Two strangers travelling together in rural France find themselves in a dangerous situation after agreeing to stay in an older couple's mansion.

Product Code: B01FANH4P0

Region: 2

Extras: Introduction; Making Of; outtakes reel; deleted scenes; trailer; teasers; trailers for other films

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