With the release of Oliver Stone’s new thriller, Savages, still way off here in the UK, it is a good thing the US are getting so much earlier. Why is that a good thing I hear you ask? Well, it is totally unfair that the US gets the film on 6th July and the UK must wait until 28th September, however what this means is that we can share all the marketing buzz surrounding its US release nice and early.
Three new TV spots arrived this week, and we have all three here for you to enjoy, and you will enjoy them! The three different versions are pretty much the same, each one slightly different to the next in the way it is presented. Also, each one has a small amount of different footage from the next, so all three are well worth watching. Here is proof that Oliver Stone is back to his best!
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Directed by Oliver Stone, the film has an incredible cast which includes John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Aaron Johnson, Blake Lively, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Trevor Donovan and Joel David Moore. Currently in post-production, the film is due to arrive in UK cinemas on 28th September.
Three-time Oscar®-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone returns to the screen with the ferocious thriller Savages, featuring the all-star ensemble cast of Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch and Demian Bichir. The film is based on Don Winslow’s best-selling crime novel that was named one of The New York Times’ Top 10 Books of 2010.
Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben (Johnson), a peaceful and charitable Buddhist, and his closest friend Chon (Kitsch), a former Navy SEAL and ex-mercenary, run a lucrative, homegrown industry—raising some of the best marijuana ever developed. They also share a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty Ophelia (Lively). Life is idyllic in their Southern California town…until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them.
When the merciless head of the BC, Elena (Hayek), and her brutal enforcer, Lado (Del Toro), underestimate the unbreakable bond among these three friends, Ben and Chon—with the reluctant, slippery assistance of a dirty DEA agent (Travolta)—wage a seemingly unwinnable war against the cartel. And so begins a series of increasingly vicious ploys and maneuvers in a high stakes, savage battle of wills.
By Matt Wavish