Wednesday, 4 January 2012

04/01/2012: Van Diemen's Land [2009]

Van Diemen's Land is an independent Australian film which was self-financed. The movie is about Alexander Pearce, Australia's most famous convict, who in the early 1800's was sentenced to the Macquarie Harbour Penal Settlement in Van Diemen's land (Tasmania).

Pearce's fame, and the plot of this movie stems from his escape along with 7 other prisoners, and their trek across the hostile, and endless wilderness that was, and still is Tasmania. The group struggles, and as they become hungrier dark ideas begin, and soon cannibalism begins amongst the group of convicts.

The movie is slow, and doesn't pick up much. It is good if you're interested in the story and want something historical, but if you just want a horror movie with the same idea and inspiration try Dying Breed.


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