BLU-RAY REVIEW

Wolf Creek

Featured In Issue 117, February 2007

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(Studio/Distributor):
Dimension Home Video
(Catalog Number):
79706
(MPAA Rating):
Unrated
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(Retail Price):
$29.95
(Disc Type):
Single Side, Dual Layer (HD-30)
(Widescreen Edition):
Yes
(Full Screen Edition):
No
(Running Time In Minutes):
104
(Color Type):
Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access):
Yes
(Closed Captioned):
Yes
(Regional Coding):
Not Indicated
(Theatrical Year):
2004
(Theatrical Release):
Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release):
No
(Disc Release Date):
12/19/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered):
No
(Director):
Greg McLean
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(Disc Soundtrack):
Dolby Digital+ 5.1
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After a night of partying, Liz (Magrath), Kristy (Morassi), and Ben (Phillips), three attractive and fun-loving twenty-something year-olds, leave Broome, Australia, heading for Wolf Creek Meteorite Crater Reservation. Upon arrival and ensuing hike, they return to their car only to find their battery dead. Luckily (or unluckily, as fate may have it), they are rescued by local Mick (Jarratt), who not only can fix their car but give them a place to stay. It's after an evening of storytelling by the campfire that their story of horro begins. Based on actual events. (Jack Kelley)

Special features include an eight-minute conversation with John Jarratt and those found on the SD DVD: audio commentary by director Greg McLean, co-producer Matt Hearn, and actresses Cassandra Magrath and Kestie Morassi; a 50-minute making-of featurette; a deleted scene; and the theatrical trailer.

The 1.78:1 HD DVD picture can be striking, with beautiful shots of the varied Australian locales, but the image has a soft smoothness to it that limits fine details. Color fidelity is pristine, and black levels are deep. (Danny Richelieu)

The Dolbyģ Digital Plus 5.1-channel soundtrack can be impressive, with deep, tight bass and pristine fidelity. The mix can ignore the surround channels, however, which, when it occurs, is disappointing. (Danny Richelieu)