DVD Snowtown [DVD] (DVD 16032886),
back to browsing

Snowtown [DVD]

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • A harrowing account of the true crime story that shocked Australia, Justin Kurzel's SNOWTOWN follows an impressionable teenager as he falls under the spell of a charismatic serial killer and gets hopelessly drawn into a vicious cycle of violence and murder. Single mother Elizabeth Harvey (Louise Harris) lives in a cramped house in the northern suburbs of Adelaide with her four young sons. When Elizabeth's current boyfriend reveals himself to be a pedophile, charismatic newcomer John Bunting (Daniel Henshall) drives him out of the neighborhood while laying on the charm, and in the process he captures the attention of her teenage son Jamie (Lucas Pittaway). But as Jamie gets closer to John, he learns that the amiable stranger's quick smile masks a dark secret.
    Read More...
  • Credits
    Lucas Pittaway, Daniel Henshall, Louise Harris, Craig Coyne, Richard Green
  • Critic Reviews
    4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he film's combination of raw performances, unobtrusive, over-the-shoulder cinematography and unflinching darkness will snare even the strong-stomached like snake food."
    Total Film

    "Throughout Kurzel sustains a mood that's both oppressive and contemplative....This is a well-made, truly sobering film..."
    Sight and Sound

    3.5 stars out of 4 -- "The film is a chilling study of an evil, dominant personality and his victims. It works primarily through an astonishingly good performance by Daniel Henshall as Bunting."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "[The film] builds into a multipronged horror effort....The film is unflinching, but doesn't sensationalize its content, which makes it all the more disturbing."
    Movieline

0 Stars 0 average rating
In Stock -- Item Ships for FREE
Our price $15.93
Add to wishlist

What viewers like you said...

Have you seen this movie? Be the first to write a review

Also suggested for you...

  • buy now for

    $23.26

    Blu-ray
  • buy now for

    $11.68

    Blu-ray
  • buy now for

    $13.76

    Blu-ray
  • buy now for

    $26.47

    Blu-ray/DVD