Saturday, February 5, 2011

Red Hill - DVD Review


Starring Ryan Kwanten, Steve Bisley, Tom E. Lewis and Claire van der Bloom.
Directed by Patrick Hughes.

The reason to see this is to see Tru Blood's Ryan Kwanten speak in his native tongue, and then from there watch an old-fashioned Western that transpires in the small town of Red Hill, Australia.

Kwanten plays a deputy newly transferred to Red Hill, pregnant wife in tow. The good ol' boys at the sheriff's department already have a way of doing things, but that night they learn the town's most dangerous killer, a Maori beast named Jimmy, has escaped from prison, and he's coming for revenge. Seems the sheriff is the one that put him away.

Jimmy is an unstoppable force, a cross of Anton Chigurh and Jason Voorhees. There's some nifty backstory that gets filled in as the climax mounts, and it's just rhe sort of pulp that makes for a decent rental when one is in the mood for what it delivers.

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