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DONKEY PUNCH: DVD

SYNOPSIS:
When best friends Kim (Jaime Winstone), Tammi (Nichola Burley) and Lisa (Sian Breckin) go to Mallorca, Spain, on holiday, all they want to do is party hard. But after meeting three lads in a club and going back to the luxury yacht on which they are crew, to take the party to the next level, things take a shocking turn for the worse when of them ends up dead. What started out as fun and games quickly descends is into bloody chaos, as the paranoid group of survivors try to decide what should be done with the body. Alone at sea, the group have to get their story straight before heading back to the mainland, but arguments quickly escalate into a desperate fight for survival.

Review by Andrew L. Urban:
A first class thriller from start to finish, Donkey Punch has the lot: raunchy holiday fun, gorgeous locations, a luxury yacht, drug-driven sex orgy and a mishap that ends in death, leading to infighting and mayhem on the dark, night waters of the Mediterranean. One of the first features from Britain's Warp X production company, Donkey Punch was carefully developed to put the punch back into British filmmaking, without breaking the bank.

An excellent ensemble cast casts off from Mallorca on board a luxury yacht where the three lad are crewmembers, on their last weekend before handing the boat to the incoming crew. The rich owners have gone, the girls from Leeds want to party, the scene is set ....

Clever writing sets up an entirely credible scenario which results in a death, but it's the aftermath that gives the film its shocking, helter skelter tension. Olly Blackburn's direction is disciplined and events are consistent; nothing is wasted, nothing is miscalculated. The tone shifts effortlessly but brutally from the swinging party to the bloody scramble for survival and elimination of the evidence. Top class thriller.

Published April 23, 2009

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DONKEY PUNCH: DVD (R)
(UK, 2008)

CAST: Robert Boulter, Sian Breckin, Tom Burke, Nichola Burley, Julian Morris, Jay Taylor, Jaime Winstone

PRODUCER: Robin Gutch, Mark Herbert, Angus Lamont

DIRECTOR: Olly Blackburn

SCRIPT: Olly Blackburn, David Bloom

CINEMATOGRAPHER: Nanu Segal

EDITOR: Kate Evans

MUSIC: Francois Eudes

PRODUCTION DESIGN: Delarey Wagenar

RUNNING TIME: 96 minutes

PRESENTATION: 16:9; DD 5.1

SPECIAL FEATURES: Commentary with Director and Producer; Making of; Deleted Scenes; Exclusive Interview with Director Oliver Blackburn[BREAK]Cast Interviews; Storyboard Comparison of Flare Sequence; Original Trailer; TV Spots; Stills Gallery

DVD DISTRIBUTOR: Madman

DVD RELEASE: February 4, 2009







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