The Hunter: Blu Ray Review
Released by Madman Home Entertainment
Dafoe is mercenary Martin, who's sent to Australia to try and track down a Tasmanian Tiger by a shadowy company. Believed extinct for years, there's a possibility one exists in the wilds after a couple of sightings and this biotech company, Red Leaf, is determined to get their hands on it.
However, when he heads to Aussie, he ends up lodging with a woman and her two children - unbeknownst to him, her partner was also tracking the tiger and went missing months ago.
Gradually, Martin starts to bond with the family and adopt a slightly more open approach to life - but the company who sent him over are desperate to get results and will stop at nothing to ensure success.
The Hunter is a revelation; an underplayed, slow burning, beautifully shot piece of cinema, it's a thoroughly engrossing watch. From Dafoe's gradual defrosting to the Sam Neill's guilty menace, it's just well put together fare that takes all the time it needs to tell a good story.
Of course, it helps that the cinematography is so lushly put on screen as Martin ends out in the wilderness - and there's a real emotional pull to the ending of this eco thriller which is hard to deny.
Extras: Commentary and scenes