In Robin Campillo’s darkly original The Returned, the life of a quiet French town is changed forever when thousands of the recently deceased inexplicably come back to life. With a major Canal+ television series based on the Campillo’s original film currently wowing audiences here in the UK, what better time to release the film on DVD. To celebrate the home entertainment release of The Returned this coming Monday (22 July), we have THREE DVD copies of the film to give away to our readers, courtesy of Arrow Films. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

The recently dead return to life and seem content merely to go back to their former lives, but their return causes a myriad of complications. Isham  and Véronique have their trepidations, but they’re generally happy, at first, to see their little boy Sylvain, and the town’s elderly mayor welcomes home his wife, Martha. But Rachel, a government health official, cannot bring herself to visit her newly returned husband, Mathieu, at the ad-hoc shelter where the government houses the ‘zombies’ like refugees.

Eventually, Rachel relents and Mathieu returns home, but the living find that their loved ones are not exactly as they remember them. Studies soon reveal that the dead suffer from a form of aphasia. They cannot create new memories, and they cannot be trusted to perform any but the most menial tasks. Perhaps sensing the discomfort they cause the living, the dead gather together at night and seem to be formulating some kind of secret plan.

To be in with a chance of winning one of THREE copies of The Returned on DVD, just answer the following simple question:

On which British TV channel does the television series adaptation of The Returned air?

a) BBC One
b) Channel Four
c) ITV One

To enter, simply fill out the contact form below with your name, email address, subject (‘Returned’), answer and postal address.*

*Please note that this is a special competition which only our Facebook and Twitter fans will be eligible to win. If you are not on our Facebook ‘Like’ list, then you can easily join us by following this link: and/or follow us on Twitter @CineVue.

Robin Campillo’s The Returned is released on DVD from Monday 22 July, courtesy of Arrow Films.

The competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 25 July, 2013.

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