New Release: The Reef (2010) Blu-ray and DVD

The Reef movie scene

It's woman versus Great White Shark in The Reef.

Image Entertainment released the shark-infested thriller The Reef on Blu-ray and DVD on July 19, 2011, — and it’s based on a true story.

Directed by Andrew Traucki, the independent film focuses on ship delivery man Luke (Damian Walshe-Howling, Crushed) and four of his friends as they set sail on the beautiful but dangerous waters of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to deliver a yacht to its new owner. Along the way, their ship is torn open by sharp rocks and begins to sink, leaving the passengers with a terrifying choice: stay on board with slim hope of rescue, or swim 12 miles to the nearest island — through a watery reef filled with sharks. When they enter the water, an unstoppable, relentless Great White immediately follows their trail … and he’s really hungry!

Also starring obligatory bikini babes Zoe Naylor (TV’s McLeod’s Daughters) and Adrienne Pickering (Knowing), The Reef looks like it’s a cross between Open Water and Jaws (with a little Piranha thrown in for good measure).

The 2010 movie played film festivals around the world but is premiering on disc in the U.S.

The Blu-ray and DVD, which carry the list prices of $29.97 and $27.97, respectively, contain a making-of featurette as the sole special feature. (Click the links to pre-order.)

Here’s the trailer for The Reef … if you’re not too scared…


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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.