Stay Alive

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Overview

A group of teens discover that the next generation of survival horror games are more realistic than they thought when they begin dying in the same manner as their pixilated counterparts in director William Brent Bell's bloody tale of video games gone bad. In the days following the mysterious death of an old friend, a young group of gaming enthusiasts comes into possession of a chillingly realistic game based on the exploits of a 17th century noblewoman who earned the name "The Blood Countess" for her murderous ...
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Overview

A group of teens discover that the next generation of survival horror games are more realistic than they thought when they begin dying in the same manner as their pixilated counterparts in director William Brent Bell's bloody tale of video games gone bad. In the days following the mysterious death of an old friend, a young group of gaming enthusiasts comes into possession of a chillingly realistic game based on the exploits of a 17th century noblewoman who earned the name "The Blood Countess" for her murderous exploits. Their curiosity piqued by the fact that they were obviously not supposed to come into possession of the grisly game, the teens soon give in to temptation and begin doing battle for high score. When the chilling events of the game begin to bleed over into the real world and the real-life deaths of the players begin to mirror the deaths of their in-game characters, the race is on to defeat the murderous Blood Countess and ensure that other curious gamers don't fall into the same deadly trap that they did.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Visual Effects Reel - key effects sequences from artists' drawings to final scenes, cut together music video style; Interactive bonus menus - build your character and see where it takes you; Filmmaker audio commentary
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/19/2006
  • UPC: 786936709384
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Rating:

  • Source: Touchstone / Disney
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Uncensored
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:41:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 8,015

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jon Foster Hutch
Samaire Armstrong Abigail
Frankie Muniz Swink
Jimmi Simpson Phineus
Wendell Pierce Detective Thibodeaux
Milo Ventimiglia Loomis Crowley
Sophia Bush October
Adam Goldberg Miller Banks
Billy Slaughter Rex
Nicole Oppermann Sarah
April Wood Loretta
Monica Monica Mrs Crowley
Rio Hackford Detective King
Billy Louviere Fidget
Richey Nash Young Rookie
Maria Kalinina Countess Elizabeth Bathory
Lauren Lorbeck Emma
Veronica Mosgrove News Reporter
Rick Green Voice Only
Technical Credits
William Brent Bell Director, Screenwriter
Gary Barber Executive Producer
Mark Bennett Casting
Roger Birnbaum Executive Producer
Adam Del Deo Executive Producer
Caroline Esein-Schafer Costumes/Costume Designer
Caroline Eselin-Schaeffer Costumes/Costume Designer
Anne Ewen Casting
John Frizzell Score Composer
Jonathan Glickman Executive Producer
Douglas E. Hansen Executive Producer
Alan Hook Art Director
Bruton Jones Production Designer
David Manpearl Co-producer
Alejandro Martinez Cinematographer
Adolfo Martinez Associate Producer
Anna Mastro Associate Producer
McG Producer
Jeff Moore Camera Operator
Whit Norris Sound/Sound Designer
Matthew Peterman Producer, Screenwriter
Harvey Rosenstock Editor
Peter Schlessel Producer
Erin Stam Co-producer
Amy Staub Casting
Tommy Staub Casting
James D. Stern Producer
Becki Cross Trujillo Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Stay Alive [WS Unrated]
1. Begin [7:57]
2. Grief [4:29]
3. Game [2:33]
4. Mobilize [4:32]
5. Recite [6:59]
6. Office [4:46]
7. Play [4:43]
8. Research [4:24]
9. Drive [5:10]
10. Think [6:11]
11. Location [4:36]
12. Alone [3:53]
13. Story [3:45]
14. Nailed [6:09]
15. House [4:35]
16. Run [5:57]
17. Cemetery [5:09]
18. Awaken [5:35]
19. Over [1:10]
20. Credits [8:03]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Stay Alive [WS Unrated]
   Character
   Shirt
   Weapon
   Activate
   Instructions
   Play
   Scene Selections
   Bonus Features
      Visual Effects Reel
      Audio Commentary
         View This Film With Optional Audio Commentary by Director William Brent Bell & Co-Writer Matthew Peterman: On
         View This Film With Optional Audio Commentary by Director William Brent Bell & Co-Writer Matthew Peterman: Off
   Set Up
      Captions & Subtitles
         Captions: English for the Hearing Impaired
         Subtitles: French
         Subtitles: Spanish
         Subtitles: None
      Register Your DVD
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    So Bad it's Good

    I'm not the type of person to watch a movie over and over again, but this movie (filled with plenty of Video Game cameos) was so horribly BAD that I found myself enjoying it. And I watched it over and over again for no reason at all.
    I don't watch movies like that; I see a movie, I'm like ok, it's good. I buy the movie, watch it again, and then it ends up collecting dust in the corner for 2 years until I completely forget the plot and watch it again...
    I've watched this movie about 4 times in a 2 month period, which is knew for me.
    I give it 4 stars for goofiness...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2011

    Perfect for a Gamer!

    This movie is amazing. It has very good graphics, and also appeals to the gaming-type. I am very pleased with this movie and after having seen it on TV, I knew I had to own it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    The movie seems scary because of the title, but it is not. it is more suspense. The main point is that the 10 people that play the game (3 only stay alive). Have to beat Elizabeth Bathrody. Who basically started vampireism. And if you die in the game, that is how you die in real life soon. So just dont belive anything. but i love that movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I wish this game had took me in………….

    So that I wouldn’t have to stay awake. “Stay Alive” is a bland horror movie about a video game that kills people the same way they die inside the game. The friends that play this game soon figure this out, and then realize they must defeat the Blood Countess from the video game or accept their fates. We've had video tapes in “The Ring,” a deadly website in “Fear Dotcom,” and of course video games movies such as this one. “Stay Alive” does some things well the character development is quite a bit deeper than it usually would be in a horror movie. We really see into some of the characters feelings and past and get to know them all quite well, so the viewers may gain some emotions for them. The film is also very suspenseful. Tense, unnerving moments are frequently played through the film, accompanied by unsettling, creepy music. There are plenty of jumps and jolts for the viewer. This can be ideal once or twice, but these false scares that Hollywood seems to enjoy overplaying in horror films nowadays, wears thin in Stay Alive. The camera will tend to provide sharp angles or quick flashes in order to give viewers a very quick glimpse of a demon or witch, and try to scare them with this sudden burst on the screen. Why? The gore is obviously very weak because of the film's certificate. The script to Stay Alive is very cheesy and quite laughable, and the characters tend to play it too melodramatically and confusingly. Also, clichés come in from every direction, for instance people wandering around on their own in search of a strange noise or if they have spotted a figure in the dark, they will go and investigate it. However the computer graphics used for the video game segments are rather impressive and look colorful and sharp, working well with the other parts of the film. But overall, there is just not enough to hold out on with this film. Stretching at just over a hundred minutes, it won't be a battle to Stay Alive, but rather, Stay Awake.

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    Posted October 25, 2008

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