SOME MYSTERIES SHOULD NEVER BE SOLVED
THE HUNTER COMES TO DVD, BLU-RAY & DIGITAL IN 2012.
A report by Pam Latham
Madman proudly presents the haunting and beautiful Australian drama, THE HUNTER.
Academy Award® nominee Willem Dafoe (SPIDER MAN, PLATOON) stars as Martin David, a globe-trotting mercenary hired by a mysterious biotech company to track down the last remaining Tasmanian Tiger - rumoured to be alive and well deep within the Tasmanian wilderness.
Under the wing of Jack Mindy (Sam Neill, THE PIANO), Martin lodges at the home of Lucy (Frances O'Connor, AI: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE), who is grief-stricken after the disappearance of her activist husband, Jarrah, and struggling to care for her two children, Sass and Bike. As Martin embarks upon his clandestine mountain search for the elusive creature, he finds himself unexpectedly drawn to the troubled family and trying to resolve the mysteries hidden within the treacherous landscape.
Recently nominated for 14 Samsung AACTA Awards (formerly the AFI Awards), THE HUNTER is a powerful psychological drama based on Julia Leigh’s acclaimed novel of the same name and set against the dramatic beauty of the Tasmanian wilderness. THE HUNTER was released to critical acclaim in October, 2011, and has grossed over $1 million at the Australian box office.
THE HUNTER’s DVD and Blu-Ray special features include an Audio Commentary with director Daniel Nettheim and producer Vincent Sheehan, ‘The Making of THE HUNTER’, ‘The Soundtrack’, Portrait Galleries, Deleted Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary and the ATOM Study Guide.
THE HUNTER will be available on DVD ($34.95srp) and Blu-Ray ($39.95srp) from 8th February, and digital platforms from 22nd February, 2012.
Madman have kindly made 5 DVD's available for a readers giveaway.
Entries closed 8th February, 2012.
All winners have been notified by email and DVDs posted.
To celebrate the Home Entertainment release of THE HUNTER, Madman have partnered with Pure Tasmania and Tourism Tasmania to offer fans the chance to win “The Ultimate Luxury Escape in the Tasmanian Wilderness” – a four night holiday for two people. Thirty runners up will also receive a copy of the DVD. Visit www.thehuntermovie.com/escape from 20 February to enter.
THE HUNTER DVD & Blu-Ray Special Features include:
o Audio Commentary with director Daniel Nettheim & producer Vincent Sheehan
o The Making of THE HUNTER
o The Soundtrack
o Portrait Galleries
o Deleted Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary
o ATOM Study Guide
SAMSUNG AACTA AWARD FOR BEST FILM (Vincent Sheehan)·
AACTA AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION (Daniel Nettheim)·
AACTA AWARD FOR BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY (Alice Addison)·
AACTA AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (Robert Humphreys ACS)·
AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SOUND (Sam Petty, David Lee, Robert Mackenzie, Les Fiddess MPSE, Tony Murtagh, Tom Heuzenroeder)·
AACTA AWARD FOR BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE (Matteo Zingales, Michael Lira, Andrew Lancaster)·
AACTA AWARD FOR BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN (Steven Jones-Evans APDG) · AACTA AWARD FOR BEST COSTUME DESIGN (Emily Seresin)·
AACTA AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTOR (Willem Dafoe)·
AACTA AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTRESS (Frances O’Connor)·
AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (Sam Neill)·
AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (Morgana Davies)·
AFI MEMBERS’ CHOICE AWARD (Vincent Sheehan)·
AACTA AWARD FOR BEST VISUAL EFFECTS