|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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intence really intenseBy a customer , 05 Apr 2013i like it because its intense and thats why i like it so if u like intense movie this is the 1 for u try it if u want i dare u
Not as bad as I thought it would beBy Lugnutz (7 reviews) from London , 01 Apr 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]It's a creature horror if you have seen lake placid you know the kind of thing to expect. It's Not brilliant but not bad either if you have a few hours to spare and are interested may as well watch. Whens all said and done I enjoyed it, the movies biggest flaw is that it does not build suspense very well. (also for a movie like this the actors actually did pretty good)
WHAT A CROC... ;-}By gazzy360 (6 reviews) from Wirral , 31 Mar 2013As the title suggests. It's not very good. Great at first when watching it in blu-ray because the landscapes and colours look fantastic. Unfortunately there was a terrible story attached to the great locations.
very cheesy, not realisticBy a customer , 30 Mar 2013the film was ok, worth a watch if its the only thing on tv, very cheesy, slightly amature. Predictable in the end, unrealisitc.
Sadly mediocreBy Otter379 (96 reviews) , 23 Mar 2013This is an okay slice of entertainment and the cast do a good job. It doesn't produce near enough tension or suspense and post Lake Placid, Primeval Kill and Black Water it just doesn't up the anti. Unfortunately it's instantly forgettable and doesn't do enough.