Empire Magazine had quite an entertaining web chat between its readers and 127 Hours director Danny Boyle. His latest film is about the 127 hours in which mountaineer Aron Ralston (played by James Franco) was trapped in a canyon with his arm stuck under a rock. As most of you will probably know Ralston had to cut off part of his limb with a pocket knife to make it home alive. But before he could start cutting he had to break the bone, pull a socket, take care of the bleeding and… well, just watch the film for details.

Boyle adapted this story as if it were filmed with a camcorder, making the realism of the film only more unnerving. You can find Empire’s web chat here, also for questions on Boyle’s other films like 28 Days Later and Slumdog Millionaire. Or just watch the video about James Franco’s grandmother who did not look away during the sawing and cutting bits. 127 Hours will hit Dutch theatres in February, UK viewers can go see it tomorrow.