Snowtown (DVD)

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Sixteen-year-old Jamie lives with his mother, Elizabeth, and two younger brothers, Alex and Nicholas, in a housing trust home in Adelaide's northern suburbs. Their home is but one of many sun-starved houses crammed together to cater for a disenfranchised society. 
Jamie longs for an escape from the violence and hopelessness that surrounds him and his salvation arrives in the form of John, a charismatic man who unexpectedly comes to his aid. 
As John spends more and more time with Jamie's family, Elizabeth and her boys begin to experience a stability and sense of family that they have never known. 
John moves from the role of Jamie's protector to that of a mentor, indoctrinating Jamie into his world, a world brimming with bigotry, righteousness and malice. 
Like a son mimicking his father, Jamie soon begins to take on some of John's traits and beliefs as he spends more and more time with him and his select group of friends. 
The protection and guidance that John presents to Jamie is initially welcomed however as events occur around him, including the disappearance of several people, Jamie begins to harbour deep suspicions about John and his motivations. 
When the truth is finally revealed to Jamie his hopes of happiness are threatened by both his loyalty for, and fear of, his father-figure John Bunting, Australia's most notorious serial killer.

"Just quietly NOISE is a sensation."SUNDAY TELEGRAPH - 4 STARS

"An incredible piece of cinema and a devastating, poetic work of storytelling, SNOWTOWN is unmissable."Clem Bastow, THE VINE - 5 STAR

"Remarkable."Philippa Hawker, THE SATURDAY AGE - 4.5 STAR

MA - Strong themes and violence, sexual violence and coarse language
Release Date: 21/09/2011
Languages: English
Number of Discs: 1
Runtime: 116.0 mins
Format: DVD
Barcode: 9322225092358 
Catalogue Number: MMA8107
Copyright: © 2011 Screen Australia, Warp Films Australia Pty Ltd, Film Victoria, South Australian Film Corporation, Adelaide Film Festival and Omnilab Media Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.

DVD Special Features

  • Audio commentary with director Justin Kurzel
  • Deleted scenes with audio commentary by director Justin Kurzel
  • Slow TV Interview
  • Original Casting footage
  • The Snowtown Crimes
  • Justin Kurzel's short films BLUE TONGUE, BELL and PULSE
  • Stills Gallery
  • Teaser
  • Theatrical Trailer