old age brings with it an ailing
body and the diagnosis of a terminal
disease, a multi-millionaire is tempted
by a biotechnological companys
dubious promise of a youthful,
beautiful and healthy body of his
choice in the taut thriller RPG...
WORN OUT AND TIRED as he struggles with old age and a recent diagnosis of
a terminal disease, seriously wealthy Steve Battier (Rutger Hauer: Blade
Runner; Batman Begins) is offered a seemingly-perfect answer to his problems.
RPG is a progressive company that, in the near future and after decades of experiments,
claims to have discovered biotechnology's neurocellular answer to man's oldest
quest the search for eternal youth.
Whisked from his private jet to the company's headquarters, Battier meets Mr
Chan (Chris Tashima), who explains that in order to experience what it is to
be young again, someone has to die.
is a tense and
intriguing film with a fine
cast; played out as ten
people compete against
each other to become the
hands over the large sum of money necessary to join nine other wealthy, famous
and powerful men and women from around the world in a game from which, he is
told, only one will come out alive. Each will leave their old body at the game
centre and enjoy a young, attractive and fit body for the ten hours duration.
Desperate to experience a life without pain and the restrictions of old age,
Steve chooses his new, 23-year-old body (Cian Barry) before he is transported
to unfamiliar territory at a derelict holiday resort in Portugal. He and the
nine other participants have chosen to recapture their youth in the extreme,
revitalising experience that RPG has organised for them.
Removed from reality as the rules of the deadly game unfold, Steve becomes aware
of just how dark and dangerous it is. There is no way out until the last person
is standing and, in order to be the sole survivor, he must ensure the rules
are followed to the letter while realising that there is a terrible price to
RPG is a tense and intriguing film with a fine cast; played out as ten
people compete against each other to become the ultimate winner with their own
lives at risk. Scenes of a sexual nature and one violent torture scene.
RPG also features: Alix Wilton Regan as Young Alice; Cloudia Swann as
Young Yasmin; Débora Moneiro as Young Jorge; Nik Xhelilaj as Young Boris; Pedro
Granger as Young Carlos; Christopher Goh as Young Li; Genevieve Capovilla as
Young Maria; Dafne Fernández as Young Kate; Reuben Henry Biggs as Young Okot;
Victória Guerra as The Driver; Tino Navarro as Financial Speculator and Soraia
Chaves as Sarah.
Music is by Pedro Marques; Director of Photography: Jose António Loureiro, AIP
and André Szankowski, AIP; Script is by Artur Ribeiro and Tino Navarro; Produced
by Tino Navarro; and Directed by Tino Navarro and David Rebordão.
(Real Playing Game) is released in the UK on DVD and Blu-ray by Kaleidoscope
Home Entertainment on 8 September 2014. Running Time: 103 Minutes | Catalogue
Number: DVD KAL8364; Blu-ray KAL8365 | RRP: DVD £15.99; Blu-ray £17.99.
"RPG is a tense and intriguing film with a fine cast; played out as ten
people compete against each other to become the ultimate winner"