THE EXPERIMENT Starring Adrien Brody and Forest Whitaker Going Straight to DVD/Blu-ray

     July 9, 2010


While Adrien Brody may be spending time on another planet in Predators, his film The Experiment will not be spending any time in theaters. According to Movieweb, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release the Paul Scheuring (television’s Prison Break) film straight to DVD/Blu-ray on September 21st. The drama/thriller is a remake of the 2001 German film of the same name (but, in classic German style, with Das replacing The) and also stars Forest Whitaker, Cam Gigandet (Twilight), Maggie Grace (Taken), and Clifton Collins Jr. (The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day).

For more info on the 2001 original as well as the absolutely necessary remake, hit the jump.

For those who haven’t seen the original (starring Moritz Bleibtreu of the great German thriller Run Lola Run), The Experiment is based upon the 1971 Stanford prison experiment (which Matt so eloquently describes here) in which men participate as guards and prisoners in a simulated prison environment so as to test the effects of power and control. As you might expect, the study eventually gets out of hand and chaos ensues. The original was generally well-received by critics and with Oscar-winners Brody and Whitaker leading the remake, this could be a straight to DVD/Blu-ray worth your attention.


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