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ATTACK THE BLOCK

Attack The Block

Directed by Joe Cornish, Starring Joe Cornish, Nick Frost, Jodie Whittaker, Luke Treadaway, Jumayn Hunter, Franz Drameh, John Boyega, Alex Esmail, Leeon Jones, Simon Howard
Written by Joe Cornish, Nick Frost, Jodie Whittaker, Luke Treadaway, Jumayn Hunter, Franz Drameh, John Boyega, Alex Esmail, Leeon Jones, Simon Howard
Staff Review

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Steve
HPB Staff

Attack The Block

by Joe Cornish
Alien Invasion story is a brilliant mix of action, horror and comedy

You can look at Joe Cornish's "Attack the Block" as the antithesis to Spielberg's ET. Instead of landing among nice middle-class California kids, Cornish places his alien invasion in what we in America would call projects: the kids swear, smoke and deal dope. There's a genuineness to the protagonists thanks to the fine script and the acting. You will marvel at these young actors, most of whom this was their first time in front of a camera. You care about these people, they aren't just plot point props. And the aliens are a CGI-less revelation with Cornish relying on old-school effects and it succeeds brilliantly. For example, the alien teeth glow in the dark and this is used to great effect -- when you see it, it's an ooo-that's-cool moment. This movie was Cornish's first and it is produced by his friend, Edgar Wright, and his influence is felt in the overall tone. I recommend this movie unreservedly, giving it five out of five stars. Seek this underappreciated movie out!

 
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A London street gang tries to protect its housing project from an alien invasion.

  • Condition: Used - Good
    HPB condition ratings
    • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
    • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
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    • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
    • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
    • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
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  • Format: DVD
  • Sold by: HPB Springhurst
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  • Publisher: Sony Pictures Home
  • UPC: 043396387966
  • Region: Region 1
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Conditions Guide
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  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
  • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
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