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Aftershock - Preview & competition


Preview by Jack Foley

HAVING already gathered a staggering $100 million worldwide at the international box office this year, Aftershock now comes to UK in spectacular style.

Combining awe-inspiring special effects that leave Hollywood gasping for breath and affecting central performances from the cast, Aftershock is a force to be reckoned with.

In Tangshan in 1976, two seven-year-old twins lie buried under the rubble of a devastating earthquake. The rescue team explains to their mother, Li Yuanni that freeing either child will almost certainly result in the death of the other.

Forced to make the most difficult decision of her life, she finally chooses to save her son Fang Da, the male twin.

Although left for dead, the female twin, Fang Deng miraculously survives for several more days before being pulled clear of the wreckage by another rescue team who believe that she has succumbed to the terrible disaster.

As she wakes up in the pouring rain, suffering from the emotional shocks of the disaster and the painful memory of her mother’s choice, Fang Deng decides to hide her true identity from the world and begins an emotional journey which will take her across the globe and force her to confront demons within herself.

Already one of the highest-grossing disaster movies of all time, Aftershock, directed by Xiaogang Feng, is a dazzling cinematic achievement.

Aftershock is released on DVD by Metrodome on December 27, 2010.

Win Aftershock on DVD

To celebrate the release of Aftershock on DVD on December 27, IndieLondon has teamed up with Metrodome to offer readers the chance to win 1 of 3 copies. Simply answer the following question…

Q. In what year did the Tangshan earthquake – as depicted in Aftershock – strike?

Simply send the answer to Aftershock DVD competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email

Certificate: 15
Running time: 135mins
UK DVD Release: December 27, 2010