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Black Water (2007)

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Format: DVD
Sku: 206650650
UPC: 043396237346
UPC 14: 00043396237346
Category Keywords: Australia  Thriller
Rating: Game Rating Code
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What You Can't See Can Hurt You.
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.

"...a low-key and quietly effective little chiller.  Scott Weinberg, FearNet
"...a simple but suspenseful low-budget chiller from Down Under.  Steven West, The Horror Review

Editor's 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.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Spanish, Subtitled, French, Dubbed & Subtitled, No Longer Produced

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 2/23/2010
Video Play Time Running Time: 89 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2007
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 23734
Video UPC UPC: 00043396237346
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Andy Rodoreda
Video Cast Info Diana Glenn
Video Cast Info Fiona Press
Video Cast Info Maeve Dermody
Video Cast Info Aaron Crothers - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Andrew Traucki - Writer
Video Cast Info Andrew Traucki - Director
Video Cast Info Chris Wheeldon - Producer
Video Cast Info David Nerlich - Director
Video Cast Info David Nerlich - Writer
Video Cast Info John Biggins - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Michelle Harrison - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Rafael May - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Rodrigo Balart - Editor

Professional 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

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

Nefarious Films 7 of 10
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. - Matt Compton

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Dermody,Maeve
Product attributeLabel:   Columbia/tri-Star
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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