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RPG
RPG“As old age brings with it an ailing
  body and the diagnosis of a terminal
  disease, a multi-millionaire is tempted
  by a biotechnological company’s
  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.

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...”
Battier 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 pay…

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.

* RPG (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"
Maggie Woods