Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Hunter (2012)

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 3, 2012
Price: DVD $26.98, Blu-ray $29.98
Studio: Magnolia Pictures

The HunterAn official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival, 2011 adventure movie The Hunter stars Willem Dafoe (Platoon) in a search for an animal long considered extinct.

The R rated film is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Julia Leigh. Dafoe stars as Martin David, a mercenary who’s sent to the Tasmanian wilderness by a mysterious biotech company to find the rumored last remaining Tasmanian tiger.

Sam Neill (Jurassic Park) and Frances O’Connor (A.I. Artificial Intelligence) also star in the acclaimed film, which was called “haunting, atmospheric and full of mystery” by The Hollywood Reporter.

The Hunter was directed by Australian filmmaker Daniel Nettheim, who’s better known for his work on TV series.

The movie was released in a handful of theaters after its premiere at the Toronto festival, but the DVD and Blu-ray give the independent film its biggest audience.

Check out the intriguing trailer, which makes us think the movie’s worth a look:


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.