It’s Episode 75! Eleanor and Elizabeth return for Eleanor’s choice The Purge, the first film in the Purge series.

The Purge (2013) is what we’ll call the original Purge as they’ve confusingly released a film in the series called The First Purge (2018) that is set before The Purge. In this Purge Ethan Hawke and Lena Heady are the home invasion victims after their (not so secure) secure house is targeted when they take in a Purge prize (homeless man).

Subtlety is not The Purge’s style, it hammers home it’s high concept with the same glee and force of the participants doing their purging. If you ignore that the whole film hinges on an early single action and buy into its concept you’ll have a lot of fun with its unapologetic style.

Scores

Overall The Purge scores 3.82, if there was additional points for an under 90 minutes runtime it would have scored full marks there, but there isn’t so 3.82 it is. Over on Twitter the general view was the later Purges we’re better – seen them all? Do send us your reviews.

What do you guys think? Have you seen The Purge? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #075 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #075 Crew of Elizabeth Sankey @sankles from Summer Camp band @summercampband and Eleanor McDowall @Ellie_McDowall from Radio Atlas @radioatlas

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It has to be Putting on the Ritz, but there is no Gene Wilder version so we have added the Mel Torme Version!

More about The Purge

For more info on The Purge, you can visit  The Purge IMDB page here or The Purge Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Films New on Netflix

As well as this weeks episode we think you should know some of the best new films on Netflix UK this week. Subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest news.

I Kill Giants

A lonely, bullied middle school student who is viewed as an outcast “weirdo” harbors a dark secret: at night, in the forest, she slays giants.

Added to UK Netflix: 6th September 2018

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Oscar-winning actress Gloria Grahame’s passionate affair with much-younger actor Peter Turner turns into a profound love story near the end of her life.

Added to UK Netflix: 11th September 2018

The Square

The chief curator of a contemporary art museum is beset by a petty crime and a publicity fiasco, as civility and decency begin to crack at the seams.

Added to UK Netflix: 11th September 2018

Definitely, Maybe

Interested in knowing how her divorcing parents met, young Maya listens as her dad, Will, recounts his romantic past with three different women.

Added to UK Netflix: 8th September 2018

Next Gen

When lonely Mai forms an unlikely bond with a top-secret robot, they embark on an intense, action-packed adventure to foil the plot of a vicious villain.

Added to UK Netflix: 7th September 2018

Films Leaving Netflix

Unfortunately, not all of the films stay on Netflix for ever, booooo! Often you don’t get to find out until its too late. The films listed below are leaving Netflix UK super soon so please don’t miss out!

The Nice Guys

When a porn star turns up dead in 1970s Los Angeles, a pair of odd-couple investigators uncovers a darkly comic case steeped in conspiracy.

Leaving: 14th September 2018

 

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