Saturday, January 3, 2009

Australian horror film ‘Dying Breed’

This hard horror and sex oriented content based ‘Dying Breed’ (Australia) horror film released in 2008. It was originally planned for August 14, 2008 release, but its schedule was changed to November 6, 2008. This film is rated MA15+ for Strong Horror Violence and Sex Scenes, Blood and Gore.
Story:
In the 1800s, against all odds, "The Pieman" (aka Alexander Pierce) escaped from the most feared penal settlement of the British Empire--Sarah Island--and disappeared into the impenetrable forests of Western Tasmania. Seven convicts escaped with him, yet Pearce was the only one that emerged--along with chunks of human flesh in his pockets. He was hanged for cannibalism in 1824, and the legend of Pearce was born.

Another long forgotten legend, the extinct Tasmanian tiger, also had a desperate need to survive; both could now have living descendents within the Tasmanian bush. Many sightings of the tiger have been reported. Many hikers have gone missing.
Hundreds in fact. Zoologist Nina is convinced there are still tigers remaining in the Tasmanian wilderness, and she has proof--a photograph of a paw print snapped by her sister just before she met with a fatal accident in the bush eight years before. Unable to attain funding for an expedition, Nina fears her wish to finish her sister's work (and perhaps lay to rest recurrent nightmares she has about her sister's death) will never happen.
Her partner, Matt, manages to persuade an old mate Jack to help finance the trip--at a price. Jack brings along a girlfriend, Rebecca, who uses the trip as an escape from her stifling real estate job. On their quest to find the extinct tiger, the group venture deep into isolated territory and into the domain of "Pieman" descendants. "Sarah" is a small township that passionately upholds its cannibalistic heritage in honor of the convict patriarch that gave birth to it. It needs to stay hidden to survive--but it also needs fresh "stock" to breed. The four hunters become the hunted.
Controversy on ‘Dyeing Breed’
In Australia, one of the posters was banned, due to the gruesome picture, however the poster will be allowed to be seen in Cinema Foyers,and online
Box Office Records
In it's first weekend in Australia it was ranked #11 making $220,878 AUD at 113 cinemas with an average of $1,995 AUD. The film done poorly in the Australian box office, and made $525,384
Lead Cast
Bille Brown as Harvey
Bianca Cutrona as Julia
Peter Docker as Alexander Pierce
Brendan Donoghue as Gareth
Mirrah Foulkes as Nina
Elaine Hudson as Ethel
Sally McDonald as Ruth
Nathan Phillips as Jack
Ken Radley as Liam
Melanie Vallejo as Rebecca
Leigh Whannell as Matt
Critical Appreciation
While the number of reviews for the film is slim, the majority of reviews of Dying Breed have been positive. Dreadcentral.com gave the film an impressive 4/5 stars,Urbancinefile.com.au also gave the film a positive review. On the negative end of reviews came from critics Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton. On their show At the Movies they rated the film 2/5 stars and 1 and a half /5 stars respectively. In his comments Stratton pointed out "It tries hard to be horrific and gruesome, even introducing a bit of fashionable torture near the end, but only the most credulous will find it genuinely scary."

‘Dying Breed’ Official Trailer
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