FIN aka THE END: THE DVD REVIEW & GIVEAWAY

FIN (Spanish title) aka THE END – After 20 years apart, a group of old friends organise a reunion at a secluded mountain cabin. At first their gathering is joyful and exciting. However, behind the smiles and stories is a darker episode in their history which haunts each of them more than they will admit, and involves one absent friend nicknamed “The Prophet”.

On their first evening, a dramatic and mysterious incident cuts all lines of communication with the outside world. At dawn, one of the group is missing. A search party reveals steadily more disturbing scenes: deserted houses, abandoned cars, terrifying stampedes of mountain goats. Most alarmingly, more friends begin to vanish, one by one, apparently into thin air.

Thanks to our friends at ICON HOME ENTERTAINMENT we have 3X Copies of this to giveaway on DVD, sadly this one is not releasing on Blu Ray in this country. Enter below after my review.

 

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FIN (THE END) – THE SALTY POPCORN REVIEW

 

From the producers of The Impossible, Biutiful and Red Lights, and writers of Cell 211, The Impossible and The Orphanage, The End is a suspense-filled, visually stunning thriller that wraps a thought-provoking novel by David Monteagudo in blockbuster production values.

Think LOST, meets M. Night Shyamalan (but way better) doing an apocalyptic film about the end of humanity. I felt the visualisation of the people all disappearing, or literally vanishing was more a metaphorical look at the end of life and humanity and how we are all scared and do not want to do it alone, it could be seen at a look at death also. The thing about this film is that a lot of people will not like it as the film does not give you the reasons, it concentrates on how humanity ends, not on why it ends. Basically, a star falls out of the sky and our time on earth comes to an end. Do not concentrate on more or expect to find answers to this and you will be fine.

 

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FIN (THE END) – THE SALTY POPCORN REVIEW

 

With brilliant performances from Maribel Verdú (Pan’s Labyrinth), Clara Lago (SFF13, I Want You), and Daniel Grao (Julia’s Eyes), The End will have you glued to your seat right up until its last haunting moments.

The film is so beautifully shot that it is a shame we did not get a big screen release in Australia, oh poop, just found out it did but only at the Spanish Film Festival, of which I missed out on viewing. The cinematographer, José David Montero, does a spectacular job and everything just looks beautiful, it really helps that the locations he has are just stunning, the places you want to travel to. He is known for shooting the film Apollo 18 and another film I need to see that came out in 2013 called Open Grave starring Sharlto Copley.

 

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FIN (THE END) – THE SALTY POPCORN REVIEW

 

The film has won a few awards –

  • Winner -2013 Imagine Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival – Silver Méliès Award
  • Nominee -2012 Toronto International Film Festival
  • Nominee -2013 Goya Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay

If you want to see something different, if you like a metaphysical film, a “Lost” styled apocalyptic film, then this is for you. It is releasing on Blu Ray and DVD in Australia in two days (March 12th). I highly recommend it. Remember this film is about the journey, not the destination. And see it for some bloody hot Spaniards haha. Run time is 90mins and it is rated M.

 

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With special thanks to ICON HOME ENTERTAINMENT to win one of the 3X copies of the DVD of FIN (AKA THE END) you need to either like and share this post on Facebook or retweet/ favourite it on Twitter, you then need to leave a comment below stating the answer to the following question:

What is your favourite sci fi film and why?  

If you do not have Facebook and Twitter then get with the times old timer haha – You can still enter, leave your entry below on the website and then email me at jkdigitaldesigns@gmail.com telling me you don’t have social media :)

Prizes will no longer be awarded to first in first served. It will now be a game of skill and selected purely on the thoughts of the judges, said judges being the Salty Kernels.

The prizes will be sent in the next week. Good luck! Oh, and minor housekeeping – huge apologies for overseas readers, this competition is only available to Australian residents.