year is 1847. During the Mexican-American war Captain Boyd
has been dispatched to Fort Spencer in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
When a stranger stumbles across the settlement he urges Boyd
and his men to help him return and save his travelling group.
Apparently his party were subjected to a cannibalistic attack,
one from which he fears they may all have been killed...
not strictly science fiction Ravenous has cult sci-fi
overtures. And for that reason we felt it worthy of a review.
I saw the region one disc of this around four months ago and,
thankfully, it would appear that no extras have been cut from
the UK release.
is at his comedic/evil best in the role of Colquhough the
mysterious outsider. And Pearce shines as the unwilling hero
who just wants to get back to some semblance of normality.
plot hides more than a handful of shocks and unravels them
at a leisurely pace from the moment we are introduced to Carlyle's
character until seconds before the end credits roll.
music score helps to keep the smiles coming and it is much
welcomed - for this is truly one of the blackest comedies
to be released in years.
extras on the disc are an extremely impressive addition -
especially when you consider that Fox are only charging slightly
more than for a standard VHS movie. The deleted scenes were
cut for obvious reasons and it was sad to hear that the original
ending couldn't be shot because of time constraints.
is funny, scary, bizarre and beautiful all in one! Don't ask
how. It just is. And yet again Fox have done a grand job of
making sure that there is more than enough extras to keep
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