While “Rupture” has been released on demand and on Blu-Ray in most European countries, the United States are still awaiting its theatrical release, where it’s available to watch on DirecTV starting March 30 and is released in theaters and on VOD and Digital HD on April 28. To promote its release, a new trailer with some heavy spoilers has been released, alongside a news blip from Entertainment Weekly: In the science fiction film Rupture, Noomi Rapace plays a single mother named Renee who is deathly terrified of spiders and is violently abducted by a group of strangers. After enduring intense questioning and examinations, Renee discovers she is now the subject of an underground experiment and her captors believe she has a genetic abnormality that can potentially allow her to “rupture” and reveal her alien nature.
A big batch of additional production stills from the recently released “Rupture” have been added to the photo gallery. “Rupture” is available in most European countries and the United States and is awaiting theatrical release in Russia. Enjoy the new scans.
Today, “Rupture” releases on DVD and Blu-Ray in the United Kingdom, and later this month in Germany and other European countries. Having received my copy already, it’s been disappointing to see Noomi in a thriller that, on the one hand is keeping its pace, but on the other is airless and without a message (nevermind a sense) at all. Screencaptures from the Blu-Ray have been added to the photo gallery.
Good news for German Noomi fans. “Rupture” will be released on DVD & Blu-Ray in Germany on January 27, 2017. The film is stated with a running time of 101 minutes and the disc will feature interviews and a featurette. The Blu-Ray cover has been added to the photo gallery, alongside a very cool UK poster, where the film will be released in theaters on November 04 and on demand on January 02. Three new production stills have been added as well, and most of the previously added pictures have been replaced with high quality versions.
A second clip from the beginning of “Rupture” has been launched, showing us more of Noomi Rapace’s Renee, before all the horror starts. Additionally, four new production stills have been added to the photo gallery. Many thanks to Marinka for finding both.
Horror Channel FrightFest unleashes a six-pack of cracking horror for their much-beloved Halloween event at the Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square, on Saturday October 22nd. The 13-hour trauma marathon includes five UK premieres and the world premiere of Ross Noble’s directorial debut. Shocktoberfest is here! First up is the UK premiere of “Bed of th Dead”, a crowd-pleasingly ghoulish orgy of sex and gore where four swingers become stuck on a haunted double bed plagued by terrifying hallucinations. Next in the panic-stricken line-up is the UK Premiere of “Don’t Hang Up” where an evening of prank calls puts two millennials in deadly peril when one recipient decides to fight back. After that comes the UK Premiere of “Cold Moon”, a chilling tale of supernatural vengeance from the dark imagination of Michael McDowell, esteemed writer of Beetlejuice and The Nightmare before Christmas. Then it’s time for a proper Halloween trick or treat with the UK Premiere of “Fear Inc”, about a sinister company promising to bring all your personal nightmares to life. At 8.30pm comes the UK Premiere of “Rupture” in which The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo star Noomi Rapace is kidnapped and tortured to an extreme limit into another frightening realm altogether. Lastly, it’s the non-stop violent action movie currently wowing fantasy festivals all over the world, The Mo Brothers’ “Headshot” starring Iko Uwais from The Raid franchise as an amnesiac trying to regain memories about his sadistic and extraordinary past. For a full line-up and ticket sales, please visit their official website.
Noomi Rapace is not really going to have an easy time in “Rupture”, as today’s released trailer for the claustrophobic horror film shows. Steven Shainberg, best known for directing the erotic thriller “Secretary”, is writing and directing this one, which sees Rapace play a young mother who finds herself unwittingly abducted into a mysterious laboratory. There, she is drugged and experimented on by seedy-looking captors (played by Peter Stormare and Michael Chiklis). And so the escape is on. Popping along right around Halloween, Rupture arrives in cinemas and on demand from 4 November. The trailer can be watched in the video archive. HD screencaptures from the trailer have been added to the photo gallery.
While “Rupture” is still awaiting a theatrical release date (or an on-demand release), the film currently plays at film festivals throughout the United States. The overall consensus of these latest festival reviews promise a rather odd but well done b-movie, which seems to be still in the editing process. Here’s a compilation of its festival reviews:
Paste Magazine: Rupture is a film that can get easily muddled and complicated when trying to describe the plot. At its core is the transformative nature of fear. Noomi Rapace carries the film as a single mother, Renee, who is kidnapped by an alien enclave who insists they are helping her. According to these creatures, humans are capable of transcending their humanity by being exposed to their greatest fears, which causes them to “rupture” and essentially become post-humans.
The Hollywood Reporter: As a woman forced to be the guinea pig in icky science experiments, Noomi Rapace leads a cast with enough familiar names to attract attention; though this turns out to be more of a one-woman show than a roster boasting Michael Chiklis, Peter Stormare and Lesley Manville would suggest, the action suffices to entertain viewers who can get past a couple of oh-come-on-now plot contrivances. An enjoyable captivity thriller unconcerned with the occasional plot hole.
JoBlo.com: Rapace’s performance is good in spots, unexceptional in others. There are a handful of scenes where she really freaks out and they’re played with hysterical gusto. For some reason, however, Renee never really earned my sympathy, and maybe that’s just because she seemed less than natural in the film’s early scenes, which aren’t exactly authentic. I never bought Renee as a flesh and blood character, and part of that’s Rapace’s performance and part of that is we don’t really know much about her other than the broad strokes the screenplay (by Brian Nelson) gives us.
Screen Anarchy: Rupture is the latest film from writer-director Steven Shainberg (Secretary) and it had its world premiere at Fantasia. Shainberg often works with complex female characters and stories, and Rupture is no different. In the film, Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, Prometheus) plays a mother who’s abrubtly abducted one day after dropping her son off at the ex’s house for the weekend. She’s drugged and wakes up in the back of a truck en route to a facility where she’s kept imprisioned for experiements in fear. She discovers that she’s not alone as she tries to escape her captors, who inject icky drugs into her and speak with hardly any emotion in frightening tale reminescent of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
A couple of new production stills from the upcoming “Rupture” have been added to the photo gallery, while some previously added pictures have been replaced with better quality. Many thanks to Marika for helping me out with these. Enjoy.
The Fantasia Film Festival has posted a first look at “Rupture” to promote the film’s world premiere. While the dlip doesn’t give away too much, it looks odd and scary enough to be either really good or really campy. Besides a frightened Rapace, we see a scary Lesley Manville and an even scarier Peter Stormare. Here comes the festival’s additional Information: Award-winning, iconoclastic writer/director Steven Shainberg became an international indie film sensation with 2002’s extraordinary kink masterpiece “Secretary”, his second feature following 1998’s powerful Jim Thompson adaptation “Hit Me”. Four years after, he returned with the poetic and beautiful “Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus”. Now, ten years later, Stephen Shainberg is back. Brace yourself, because sinister things have been brewing. The gifted filmmaker’s first exploration into horror/science-fiction storytelling, “Rupture” is a dark and discomforting dive into a unique abyss that has the remarkable Noomi Rapace matching wits against Peter Stormare, Michael Chiklis, Lesley Manville and Kerry Bishé in a transfigured underworld of nightmares. Scripted by Shainberg and Brian Nelson (“Hard Candy”) and featuring stunning, colour-splashed cinematography by Karim Hussain (“Antiviral”). “Rupture” premieres at Fantasia on July 15, 2016.