Blu-ray, DVD Release: ATM

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 31, 2012
Price: DVD $24.98, Blu-ray $29.98
Studio: IFC/MPI

ATM movie scene

Brian Geraghty (l.), Alice Eve and Josh Peck choose the wrong cash machine in ATM.

The 2012 film ATM is a compact independent horror-thriller movie about three young people who make a quick late-night stop at a cash machine, a seemingly simple action that thrusts them into a life-threatening situation.

At a company Christmas party, insecure investment banker David (Brian Geraghty, The Hurt Locker) is going to give his co-worker (and secret crush) Emily (Alice Eve, The Decoy Bride) a ride home, only to have David’s pushy friend Corey (Josh Peck, Havoc) horn in and joing them as they leave. As if that’s not enough, Corey asks them to make a late-night stop at a glass-enclosed ATM in a dimly lit parking lot. Not long after that, the trio’s routine transaction turns creepy when a mysterious man in a hoodie and mask appears outside the ATM’s vestibule. And then it gets downright nightmarish when the menacing stranger suddenly kills an innocent passerby and the three realize they are trapped. The winter temperature is dropping and sunrise is still hours away… What to do?

Helmed by first-time feature director David Brooks from a screenplay by Chris Sparling, ATM premiered on demand title in March, 2012, followed by a limited run in U.S. theaters in April.  The word from the critics was tepid, with Rotten Tomatoes giving the film 4/10 based on 19 critics’ reviews.

Both the DVD and Blu-ray contain the R-rated theatrical version of the movie, an unrated director’s cut and, as a bonus feature, a making-of featurette.

Here’s the film’s trailer:

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.