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THE HUNTER – Blu-ray Review

SXSW ’12 selection THE HUNTER graced audiences with a wonderful performance from the always reliable Willem Dafoe. Set in the beautiful and gritty landscape that is Australia while he searches for a thought-to-be-extinct Tazmanian Tiger, The Hunter is one of the quiet films of 2012 that should have made a much bigger splash. Willem Dafoe fans owe it to themselves to check out this film.


Official Synopsis: Martin David (Willem Dafoe), a skilled and focused mercenary, is sent into the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for a tiger believed to be extinct. Hired by an anonymous company that wants the tiger’s genetic material, Martin arrives in Tasmania posing as a scientist. He proceeds to set up base camp at a broken-down farmhouse, where he stays with a family whose father has gone missing. Usually a loner, Martin becomes increasingly close to the family. However, as his attachment to the family grows, he is led down a path of unforeseen dangers, complicating his deadly mission.

Bonus Features:

  • Making of The Hunter: The Story, The Characters, Tasmania, The Tiger
  • Deleted Scenes with Commentary
  • Commentary with Director Daniel Nettheim and Producer Vincent Sheehan
  • Theatrical Trailer 
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J.C. De Leon

Hailing from Austin, Tx. J.C. is maybe the biggest fan of sports movies you'll ever see. He's got an affinity for great writing and two of his favorites are Aaron Sorkin and Shane Black. When he's not watching movies at home, he can be found watching movies at the Alamo Drafthouse. He occasionally tries to play video games, but he's not very good at them. Follow him on Twitter for witty tweets and pictures of his cats.