Blu-ray, DVD Release: Swerve

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 18, 2014
Price: DVD $24.98, Blu-ray $34.98
Studio: Cohen Media

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David Lyons and Emma Booth make their way across the outback in Swerve.

The 2011 Australian thriller Swerve starring Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty), Emma Booth (Parker)  and David Lyons (Eat Pray Love) is a contemporary entry in the classic film noir genre.

While driving across the Outback to a job interview, Colin (Lyons) witnesses a two-car crash that leaves one driver decapitated. The good-hearted Colin pulls a beautiful and mysterious young woman, Jina (Booth), from the wreckage, along with a suitcase full of money. But soon, he becomes entangled with a crooked local cop (Clarke) – who happens to be the very jealous husband of Jina – as well a murderous thug (Travis McMahon, Cactus) who is after the cash. Yikes.

Written and directed by Aussie filmmaker Craig Lahiff, Swerve is premiering on disc and on VOD in the U.S. following a bunch of screenings at film fests in the U.S. and Australia over the past couple of years.

The Blu-ray and DVD of the genre flick contain interviews with the cast and crew as bonus features.

Hmmm… this one sounds like it could be a fun, nasty little noir road flick in the tradition of such contemporary noirs as Red Rock West, Breakdown and The Hitcher. We’ll see….

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About Laurence

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.