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Legion

LegionIn a clever twist to the Apocalypse
  story, Mankind faces the danger of
  extinction by a frightening force from
  the other side in the action-packed
  supernatural thriller Legion — only
  this time the threat comes directly from
  God Himself
...


ON THE EDGE OF THE MOJAVE DESERT, a child is about to be born. A child with no father and a reluctant mother, who has relied on help from a good-hearted young man called Jeep Hanson (Lucas Black: Jarhead), and his father Bob (the lovely Dennis Quaid: GI Joe: Rise Of Cobra; Vantage Point), who owns a run-down gas station and diner called Paradise Falls.

The heavily pregnant Charlie (Adrianne Palicki: television's Friday Night Lights) helps out in the diner as a waitress with chef Percy Walker (Charles S Dutton: Fame). None of them have any idea how important her child will be to the human race. But they are about to find out.

Howard Anderson (Jon Tenney: television's The Closer), his wife Sandra (Kate Walsh: television's Grey's Anatomy; Private Practice) and wayward daughter Audrey (Willa Holland: television's The OC) have broken down and are waiting for Jeep to fix their BMW.

New arrival Kyle Williams (Tyrese Gibson: Death Race; Transformers 1 & 2) has lost his way and while he is telephoning his former partner the line goes dead. Then the television plays up. Something is clearly very wrong; there is no way of communicating with anyone in the outside world and with the arrival of the elderly Gladys Foster (Jeanette Miller) comes a terrifying precursor to what is to come. And worse quickly follows.

From Los Angeles comes Michael (Paul Bettany: The Da Vinci Code; Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World), who may not be all that he seems. Somebody up there is angry with man's ambivalence and an army of vengeful supernatural beings is hell-bent on wiping out the human race — and the occupants of the diner are standing right in their way.

But how will they tell who is an enemy and who is an ally? Has God really given up on Man and forsaken him; and will a child, born out of wedlock to Charlie, be the key to redemption? The survivors must protect the child from the relentless, bloody siege of the supernatural legion at all costs and be prepared to sacrifice anything to ensure the baby boy survives.

A tense and chilling supernatural tale with a very different approach, Legion is a frightening and gripping movie that will have you hooked from the outset as the action comes thick and fast. Blu-ray and DVD discs feature crystal clear picture and spine-tingling sound.

Legion also features Kevin Duran (Wolverine) as Gabriel. The wonderful, atmospheric music is by John Frizzell (Alien: Resurrection) and is supervised by Chris Douridas; Written By Peter Schink (Gotham Café) and Scott Stewart; Cinematogrphy by John Lindley, ASC (Pleasantville); Executive Produced by Gary Michael Walters (The Hole), Jonathan Rothbart and Scott Stewart; Produced by David Lancaster (Bobby) and Michel Litvak (Middle Of Nowhere); and Directed by Scott Stewart, the visual effects wizard behind some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters, including Iron Man, Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End and Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire.

Scott Stewart makes his stunning directorial debut with this suspenseful, visually breathtaking story about a small band of human survivors struggling to fend off the end of the world. It is great to see Lucas Black, unmistakeable because of his fascinating voice. He is so perfect as the idealistic Jeep and we have watched his progress since he appeared as Caleb Temple in the short-lived television series American Gothic (created by Shaun Cassidy), in 1995/6, alongside the terrific Gary Cole and lovely Jake Weber.

Horror and action fans won't want to miss this spectacular, end-of-the-world thriller which is available to own on 9 August 2010. Certificate: 15 | RRP: £22.99 (Blu-ray); £15.99 (DVD) | Running Time: 96 Minutes.

Bonus Materials: Creating The Apocalypse: Behind The Physical Effects, a look at the film's breakthrough action sequences and special effects | Humanity's Last Line Of Defence: The Cast and Characters, featuring interviews with the film's large ensemble cast | From Pixels To Picture: A Look At The Visual Effects, in which Legion's filmmakers reveal how computer generated effects were seamlessly integrated into the finished film.

Bonus Materials Exclusive To Blu-ray: Bringing Angels To Earth: Picture-in-Picture | Blueprint Of A Scene | Designing Paradise Falls | movieIQ+sync and BD-Live to connect you to real-time information on the cast, music, trivia and more while watching the film, plus download content, give feedback through an exclusive survey and register for rewards.

"A tense and chilling supernatural tale with a very different approach, Legion is a frightening and gripping movie that will have you hooked from the outset as the action comes thick and fast" — Maggie Woods, MotorBar