8:00 PM, 4th September, 2001
In a not-so-impossible future, contestants of the latest reality game-show are given guns and a camera crew and instructed to hunt one another down until only one survives. And now, in the seventh series, the carry-over champion competes to finally get free of the game. Her problems: She's pregnant, and her ex-boyfriend is one of the other contestants.
While Series 7 has used the popularity of "Survivor" and "Big Brother" as a publicity launching pad, its bare-bones production style means it looks more like an episode of "Cops" or "Hard Copy". The film maintains throughout the concept that this is the two-hour finale episode, complete with cheesy voiceovers. Played with dark humour, writer/director Dan Minahan (who also co-wrote I Shot Andy Warhol) manages to keep just the right balance between dark humour and exploring the deeper emotional subtexts of the plot.
Without any big stars, Series 7 still manages to be a surprisingly well-acted. For those of you who don't like handheld camerawork, this isn't for you. For everyone else who's prepared to accept a bit of extreme violence as your Tuesday night entertainment, come along.