Madman have picked up yet another intriguing title for their new year movie releases. The Hunter is an Australian drama starring Willem Dafoe (Spiderman’s Green Goblin, Platoon), based on the original novel by Julia Leigh. Set in the wilds of Tasmania,The Hunter follows the expedition of Martin David, a mercenary hired by a mysterious biotech company to track down the last remaining Tasmanian Tiger.
Deep in the stunning wilderness of Tasmania, Martin finds himself involved with a grief stricken family trying to cope with the disappearance of their father and husband, activist Jarrah. A”powerful psychological drama”, The Hunter picked up plenty of critical acclaim and has been nominated for a massive 14 Samsung AACTA Awards (formely the Australian Film Industry Awards) including Best Film and Best Leading Actor.
The film is released on DVD and Blu-Ray on February 8, and will follow on digital platforms on February 22. Special features are set to include an audio commentary with director Daniel Nettheim and producer Vincent Sheehan (of Porchlight Films, previously behind another Aussie hit- Animal Kingdom), deleted scenes, an ATOM Study Guide, ‘Making Of’ documentary and soundtrack. The Blu-Ray will retail at $39.95 and the DVD at $34.95
The movie is still screening at a few select venues across Australia, and you can check out the trailer below.