|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||John Jarratt, Celia Ireland, Radha Mitchell, Stephen Curry, Barry Otto, Geoff Morrell, Mia Wasikowska, Damien Richardson, Heather Mitchell, Robert Taylor, Michael Vartan, Caroline Brazier, Sam Worthington|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Horror, Thriller|
|Studio:||ICON HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||Freaks and Beasts, Just Arrived, The Horror, The Horror, Thriller|
|Run time:||1 hour 32 minutes|
|Rental release:||05 Oct 2009|
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Big toothy grins all round!By Mikes5637 (4 reviews) from Ipswich , 02 Oct 2009
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[Highly rated reviewer]Made way back in time - in movie terms, anyway - in 2006, this great nature-on-the-rampage monster movie has inexplicably been denied a cinema release outside of its native Australia and gone straight to DVD everywhere else. I got so fed up of waiting I purchased an import copy last year having only seen the trailer online and it was worth every penny!
I won't waste time rehashing the story here, but suffice to say it's basically Jaws with a giant saltwater crocodile, beautifully filmed in an Aboriginal area of Northern Queensland previously unfilmed (according to the making-of documentary) and fast switches from a Tourist Board travelogue to a gripping battle for survival as members of the boat party are picked off one by one by a giant predator, which - like the shark in Jaws - is barely glimpsed until the showdown at the end. Think you can always guess who's going to survive these things? Well, think again!
It's also worth watching for the supporting role from the then unknown Sam Worthington, now obviously set to be a huge action star after Terminator 4 and the upcoming Avatar. And Rhada Mitchell, who is one of the most underrated actreses around, obviously very comfortable here playing her native Australian.
If I have a small niggle about this movie,it's that the crocodile is a bit too barrel-shaped and dark-coloured when you finally see it; I've
watched several nature documentaries in which salties are a mottled browny sort of colour and very sleek and slim, but that's probably just me being picky. After all, this thing is extremely well-fed! On the whole the croc FX are excellent, being designed by Richard Taylor of Weta Workshop.
Well worth 90 minutes of anyone's time. Think Lake Placid without the black humour!
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Stuff that makes me mad in movies.By nerijus_link (1 review) , 11 Apr 2013Good for a quick action film, andf**k the women who could't clime a cross the rope. That par made me really angry. I was almost screaming into my computer screen kick that b***h off.
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Jaws of the outbackBy NealT (53 reviews) , 11 Apr 2013the Jaws of the outback. better than some man eater films I have seen, I can say worth the watch
Simple but very enjoyableBy RedYeti (9 reviews) , 07 Apr 2013Very impressed with this film. Best Jaws rip off every. They kept it simple but damn did they make a good film.
one to watchBy a customer , 06 Apr 2013i love this film great backdrops story is good and the croc is amazing whats not to love a natural predator in its habitat ive seen loads of other giant creature movies but this is lake placid coming home in fact i prefer this to lake placid
Giant Croc...Whats not to love??By a customer , 05 Apr 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHidecant really say anything... i am a sucker for a giant croc or shark or snake or spider ect. it is what it is; a HUGE reptile killing a boat load of tourists who stumble into its territory. the thing that makes this movie stand out from others is the beautiful scenery of the ausy outback. honestly; i havent screamed 'get out of the water' so much since i watched jaws for the first time! great movie! i love it