The story is very simple: Having driven out into the middle of the Outback to view a scenic meteor crater, three attractive young people -- Ben (
Since all the suffering takes place against miles of open desert with no hope of rescuers blundering in, comparisons to "The
But as artfully as McLean draws us into the story, and as mercilessly as he tells it, there's a coldness at the heart of "Wolf Creek" that keeps the horror from taking full hold of the viewer -- the same empty, impersonal blackness found in the eyes of a shark. You can admire its purity, but you can't really say you feel anything for it.
Both editions offer the same comprehensive extras, originally produced for the Australian DVD: An audio commentary that teams McLean and co-stars Magrath and Morassi with executive producer Matt Hearn, and a 50-minute digital-video
There's also a single deleted scene, presented -- like everything else in the package -- in lovely enhanced widescreen.
STUDIO: Genius Products
RELEASE DATE: April 11, 2006
TIME: 99 minutes
DVD EXTRAS: French audio dub; English and Spanish subtitles; audio commentary; documentary; deleted scene.
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