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Anyone seen it? Turned up today and may watch it tonight. Will I be disappointed? I bloody hope not, it looks ace.
I had never heard of this film till I saw this post, then I was on the phone to a friend (bout 15mins ago) and we were talking about this and that and he told me to check out this film called 'wake in fright' as he said its brilliant and that I'd love it!
He's gonna drop off his copy of it tomorrow for me! :)
we reviewed it on our blog
Kind of like Falling Down if it was set in the Australian outback. Really strange film.
such an unnerving atmosphere to it. dont watch it if you like kangaroos
i'd say perfect if it didn't have all the kangaroo killing in
not sure if it makes it worse that the footage used was real as the way the kangaroos were killed really doesn't seem that humane
ive much less of a problem with it as the killing wasnt done for the film. compare it to like cannibal holocaust which is just abhorrent
what's the deal there? what animal were butchered for it?
kick a pig (i think). cut the top off a monkeys head off. think theres a couple of others too
the actors all do it for real. its deeply unpleasant to watch
A coatimundi (mistaken as a muskrat in the film), killed with a knife.
A large turtle, decapitated and its limbs, shell, and entrails removed.
A large spider, killed with a machete.
A snake, killed with a machete.
A squirrel monkey, decapitated with a machete.
A pig, shot in the head with a shotgun at close range.
A really interesting movie. The tension it generates is incredible, all the more so because it is ultimately about living amongst men who really just want you to enjoy a drink.
Looking forward to it
...VHS transfer of this on YouTube a few years ago. Despite the quality it was still absolutely gripping. A career best from Donald Pleasance for my money.
Australia is pretty grim eh?