Blu-ray Review: "The Purge: Election Year"


The main reason I find "The Purge" movies so appealing is because each one is a unique take on the same concept. "The Purge: Election Year" successfully continues that trend by exploring the politics and religion behind the deadliest night of the year. Graphic and disturbing scenes of carnage leave you asking questions like, "What if something like this was real?" and "Could civilization really sink this low?" An even more frightening question is, " What would I do to survive and protect myself and my family if the Purge were real?"


As a young girl, Sen. Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell) survived the annual night of lawlessness that took the lives of her family members. As a presidential candidate, Roan is determined to end the yearly tradition of blood lust once and for all. When her opponents hatch a deadly scheme, the senator finds herself trapped on the streets of Washington, D.C., just as the latest Purge gets underway. Now, it's up to Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo), her head of security, to keep her alive during the next twelve hours of mayhem in "The Purge: Election Year".


"The Purge: Election Year" is rated R for disturbing bloody violence and strong language. The gore factor is rather high and some it is very graphic. Frightening and intense scenes of people in jeopardy also provides a dose of anxiety.


Special Features for the Blu-ray edition of "The Purge: Election Year" include a digital copy and UltraViolet, deleted scenes "Inside The Purge" and "Character Spotlight: Leo" featurettes.

"The Purge: Election Year" is available now on Blu-ray, DVD, and as a digital download.