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Vampire Revenge Tale The Harsh Light of Day Finally Getting a Us DVD Release

We haven't heard much about Oliver S. Milburn's The Harsh Light of Day here in the States for the past few years, but thanks to Jinga Films and Mvd, it's finally getting a North American DVD release in just a few more weeks.

Writer/director Milburn's The Harsh Light of Day stars Dan Richardson, Giles Alderson, Sophie Linfield, and Paul Jaques.

Look for the vampire revenge tale, which has been dubbed "Death Wish with fangs," on July 22nd.

Synopsis:

Daniel Shergold (Richardson), a writer on the occult, is a happily married man until the day his wife is murdered and he is left paralyzed in a brutal, seemingly random attack by a group of masked intruders. When the police are unable to find the perpetrators, Daniel is left in a pit of bitterness and anger.

Desperately seeking vengeance, Daniel is brought to the attention of a mysterious stranger who changes everything.
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The Harsh Light Of Day Gets North America Release

Jinga Films and Mvd are pleased to announce the North American DVD release of Oliver S Milburn’s vampire revenge horror The Harsh Light Of Day with a street date of July 22nd 2014.

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DVD Review - The Harsh Light of Day (2012)

The Harsh Light of Day, 2012.

Directed by Oliver S. Milburn.

Starring Dan Richardson, Giles Alderson, Sophie Linfield, and Paul Jaques.

Synopsis:

After an attack that leaves him paralysed and his wife murdered, an author is offered the chance to get revenge.

I’ll be honest. I’m struggling on how to start this particular review. It’s fair to say that I have seen far worse films than The Harsh Light of Day, but it is pretty damning to sit here afterwards and not have much to say about say. But let’s try.

First time director Milburn introduces us to Daniel Shergold (Dan Richardson), an author of a new Occult/Supernatural book that he has been working on for some time. With doting wife Maria (Niki Felstead) talking about starting a family, and everyone seemingly very pleased with the book, things are looking up. Sadly for them it all
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The Harsh Light of Day (2012)

Written and directed by Oliver S. Milburn

Starring: Dan Richardson, Giles Alderson, Sophie Linfield, Niki Felstead, Paul Jaques

American micro-budget filmmakers should do themselves a favor and watch writer/director Oliver S. Milburn’s feature debut The Harsh Light of Day. The compelling UK production, shot on location in Dorset, England, is a model of smart, economical storytelling. It’s also an extremely well acted and produced little film that fully understands, and makes the most of, its budgetary limitations.

During a violent home invasion, occult author Daniel Shergold (a somber Dan Richardson) is brutally beaten while his wife is tortured and killed. All the while the assailants, wearing hoodies and white masks, videotape the grisly events. Surviving the attack, Daniel is left a former shell of himself, crippled and paralyzed by guilt and anger. His only link to the outside world is his compassionate home nurse Fiona (Sophie Linfield
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ill Manors (18)

(Ben Drew, 2012, UK) Riz Ahmed, Ed Skrein, Natalie Press, Anouska Mond. 121 mins

The coalition government has repeatedly denied his existence, but Plan B proves he's for real with this intense, provocative survey of British urban decay in all its forms. A few too many forms, perhaps, as this crams in so many tales of hardship, exploitation, drugs and violence, and seeks to render them in so many ways (hip-hop numbers, tricksy visuals, flashbacks), it gets a bit carried away. Still, top marks for at least trying to tell it like it is.

Red Tails (12A)

(Anthony Hemingway, 2012, Us) Cuba Gooding Jr, Terrence Howard. 125 mins

George Lucas co-produces this story of the African-American Tuskegee Airmen and their role in the second world war, fighting both Nazis and racism. There's more of an eye for aerial action than grown-up drama, though.

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(Crispian Mills, Chris Hopewell,
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The Harsh Light Of Day Review

I’m never quite sure how to approach Left Films’ output. On the one hand, these movies are cheap, derivative and lower than the lowest common denominator, while on the other you become so dispirited by the likes of Cowboys & Zombies and Ninjas vs. Vampire that you feel you really ought to give them some credit when they do finally get it slightly more right.

There is no getting away from the fact that their latest, The Harsh Light Of Day, is amateurish; that it’s filmed without style, scripted without flair and – at a mere 90 minutes – is far too short to really explore any of its characters, themes or fledgling mythology. But with a first-time feature director, a cast of unknowns and an estimated budget of around £100,000, what are you to realistically expect?

The most striking thing about The Harsh Light Of Day is that it is competently made,
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Review: The Harsh Light of Day

Harsh Light Of Day

Stars: Dan Richardson, Giles Alderson, Sophie Linfield, Niki Felstead, Paul Jaques | Written and Directed by Oliver S. Milburn

If you’re making a movie should have at least one of the following: a) a decent script or b) decent actors. If you’ve got both, you’re laughing, if you’ve only got one of those two things, then if it’s good enough, it can make up for the failings of the other. If you have neither a well written script nor actors that can’t act, you’re in trouble.

Unfortunately, The Harsh Light of Day falls into this latter category. The film is a low-budget horror in which a writer is brutally attacked in his own home by video camera-wielding masked thugs. His wife is killed and he is left paralysed. A deal with a mysterious stranger, however, offers him the chance for revenge.
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Rise and Shine for The Harsh Light of Day Trailer

The trailer for the upcoming British film The Harsh Light of Day has us liking what we see. It gives us the impression that we're going to be getting a revenge flick with a supernatural twist to it. Think Pumpkinhead meets I Spit on Your Grave.

The Harsh Light of Day was written by and directed by Oliver S. Milburn and stars Dan Richardson, Giles Anderson, Sophie Linfield and Paul Jaques. The intriguing trailer can be found below. The film will officially be released in the UK on June 8.

For more visit the official The Harsh Light of Day website, "like" The Harsh Light of Day on Facebook, and follow The Harsh Light of Day on Twitter (@harshlightmovie).

Synopsis

Daniel Shergold lives the life he always wanted: a successful author, a happy marriage and a beautiful home. In a brutal, seemingly random attack, that life is taken away from him.
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