OK, got another DVD review for you. The "Chernobyl Diaries", which is released to UK disc by Studio Canal, 22nd October.
The story revolves around a group of young adults who are touring round Eastern Europe on holiday, when they're given the chance to tour around the former Chernobyl Power Station and the adjacent town of Pripyat, which were evacuated in the 1980s following a Nuclear Meltdown at the plant.
But all is not as it seems at the former Ghost town. Initially turned down at the check point for undisclosed reasons, rather than turn back, their guide decides to take them in the back way. But as night falls and they prepare to leave, they find the van won't start and the old town is not as empty and abandoned as they were led to believe and what started as an offbeat tour, turns into a battle for survival.
This was actually filmed in and around the real life town of Pripyat and the Chernobyl Power Plant itself, and makes excellent use of its settings. The deserted locations really give the film a genuine creepy feeling, and a real atmosphere of desolation, which I don't think could have been acheived had this been filmed on a studio set.
The film is available on DVD and Blu-Ray, extras include an alternate ending, a deleted scene, a "Chernobyl Conspiracy" viral trailer, a fake infomercal for "Uri's Extreme Tours", featuring Uri the Tour Guide from the film, and the theatrical trailer.