The thrill of the hunt is on when Wolf Creek comes to DVD unrated in April
By Patrick Luce Apr 4, 2006, 20:16 GMT
Welcome to Wolf Creek, where the suspense of The Blair Witch Project meets the horror of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Inspired by Australia’s “Backpacker Killer” who murdered seven backpackers in the ‘90s, Wolf Creek won wide acclaim from critics, filmmakers and audience members alike at the Sundance Film Festival. Three unsuspecting hikers take off for a drive across Australia. When the trio returns from a four-hour hike to Wolf Creek National ...more
The Weinstein Company has announced it will release Wolf Creek in an unrated DVD version on April 11th with the suggested retail price of $29.95.
The movie is a startlingly intense motion picture experience of rapidly escalating dread and suspense. At the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, the film – written and directed by Melbourne's Greg McLean – was acclaimed as a daring, original blend of visually hypnotic thriller with unbearably scary movie.
The chillingly believable events begin as freewheeling, college-aged pals Liz (Cassandra Magrath), Kristy (Kestie Morassi) and Ben (Nathan Phillips) head out for a holiday hike in stunning Wolf Creek National Park to see its mysterious meteor crater. When they return, their car won’t start. Trapped in the vast emptiness of the wilderness – all they can do is wait for rescue.
Luckily, as night falls, along comes colorful local bushman Mick (John Jarratt) and his massive truck, offering a tow to safety. But as the sun comes up the next morning, it becomes shockingly apparent that Mick has no intention of fixing their car or letting them leave the Outback...ever again. As Liz, Kristy and Ben search for any conceivable way out, Wolf Creek plunges towards an unforgettable climax.
The DVD will come with several special features including:
Audio Commentary from director Greg McLean
Bonus Featurette - The Making of WOLF CREEK
Sneak Peek – ROGUE
It will be presented in the 1.78:1 Widscreen format with English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1), and have Spanish subtitles.