Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: Attraction 2: Invasion

Digital, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 21, 2020
Price: DVD $19.99, Blu-ray $22.99
Studio: Dark Sky/MPI

Attraction 2: Invasion is a sequel to 2017’s popular Russian sci-fi action thriller Attraction. Like the original, this new installment in the growing franchise is directed by Fedor Bondarchuk (9th Company), son of noted Russian filmmaker Sergei Bondarchuk, whose landmark 1965 saga War and Peace was the first Soviet picture to win the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.

Two years have passed since an alien spaceship crash-landed in Chertanovo. After her direct contact with extraterrestrial technologies, Julia (Irian Starshenbaum), a previously ordinary girl, has become an object of study at the Ministry of Defense’s secret labs. While undergoing their analysis, she discovers she is developing seemingly impossible superhuman powers. And soon she finds that not only are her fellow humans out to harness her newfound abilities, but that her amazing potential has made her the target of new intergalactic entities, plunging the world into a cosmic threat.

According to co-writer/director Bondarchuk, the original Attraction was a social allegory inspired by the 2013 Biryulyovo riots, which found nationalists and locals violently attacking properties owned by immigrants following the killing of a Russian man, a crime allegedly committed by a migrant.

The Blu-ray and DVD contain a promo featurette as well as two audio tracks: one in Russian with English subtitles and one with an English dub.

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