Black Water

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Product Overview

Based on frightening true events. Three friends must fight for their lives against a man-eating crocodile when they become trapped in a remote australian mangrove swamp.

Specifications

Studio Sony
SKU 206650650
UPC 043396237346
UPC 14 00043396237346
Format DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
Australia
Thriller
Editors Note
Note This documentary examines a small Tahitian village called Teahupoo, known for its amazing coral reef wave. In addition to interviews and never-before-seen footage, BLACK WATER contains a soundtrack packed with artists including Paul Kearney, Pre-Shrunk, Inked Factor, Nora Drenalin, and more.
Reviews
Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "[With] enough shocks to keep you gripped, not to mention a conclusion that refreshingly refutes the genre rulebook." 02/01/2008 p.53
Empire 3 stars out of 5 -- "Raw turns and skillful shot-craft sustain a sense of menace..." 02/01/2008 p.49
Sight and Sound "[S]easoned with horror-film spice....The film fashions a few hair-raising shocks, through convincing performances and versatile, creative camerawork..." 02/01/2008 p.55
Directors
Andrew Traucki
David Nerlich
Actors
Maeve Dermody
Diana Glenn
Cast & Crew
Aaron Crothers - Production Designer
Andrew Traucki - Writer
Andrew Traucki - Director
Andy Rodoreda - Actor
Chris Wheeldon - Producer
David Nerlich - Director
David Nerlich - Writer
Diana Glenn - Actor
Fiona Press - Actor
John Biggins - Cinematographer
Maeve Dermody - Actor
Michelle Harrison - Executive Producer
Rafael May - Original Music By
Rodrigo Balart - Editor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2007
Catalog ID 23734
UPC 00043396237346
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 89 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Reviews
ReviewSource Nefarious Films
Review This low budget little Australian effort is the latest in the small but growing sub-genre of 'Nature-Slashers'. Open Water is the clear father of this particular off-shoot and Black Water certainly draws from it very heavily. Rather than a couple being menaced by sharks in the ocean however, here we have three people being hassled by a crocodile in a swamp. Another similarity between these two films is that like Open Water before it the directors of this film have opted to eschew CGI or animatronic puppets in favour of the real deal. The whole film was shot using real saltwater crocodiles in a real swamp, an act of admirably ballsy dedication from cast and crew and one which pays off by investing the film with a welcome sense of reality which reinforces and underpins the seriousness of the situation...There is never a moment when you disbelieve the fact that these characters are in a real swamp with a real crocodile and the film benefits greatly from this...Despite a rather unoriginal premise which isn't quite able to sustain its running time Black Water is an effective contribution to its rapidly expanding sub-genre. Bleak and unrelenting, at its best it hammers home just how little chance we stand against the full savagery of nature as well as just how resilient the human spirit can be.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Matt Compton
ReviewRating 7
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Spanish, Subtitled, French, Dubbed & Subtitled, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Dermody,Maeve
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Scott Weinberg, FearNet ...a low-key and quietly effective little chiller.
Steven West, The Horror Review ...a simple but suspenseful low-budget chiller from Down Under.
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