The Ferryman

Ferryman, The - 2007

General Film/Atlantic Film Productions - 100 min.
DVD UPC/EAN # 687797120694; 4013575536498; 5060018489155

Cast: John Rhys-Davies, Kerry Fox, Sally Stockwell, Amber Sainsbury, Tamer Hassan, Craig Hall, Julian Arahanga, Lawrence Makoare.
Screenplay: Nick Ward; Director of Photography: Aaron Morton; Editor: Nigel Galt; Production Manager: Sam Thompson; Music: Haim Frank Ilfman; Art Direction: Robert Bavin; Producers: Richard Fletcher, Alan Harris, Matthew Metcalfe; Special Effects Supervisor: Jason Durey; Visual Effects Supervisor: Julian Bryant; Director: Chris Graham.

Three twentyish couples charter a boat for a trip from Auckland to Fiji during which they come upon the only survivor of a fishing crew. By stabbing people with an ancient knife, the survivor is able to switch bodies and thereby escape "The Ferryman" who is trying to take him to the afterlife of Greek myth. Great photography and appropriately crafted soundtrack with rather good acting, but some serious script plot holes and some unnecessary stereotypes keep this from being more than just average.

Censor Rating: R16 - Review rating: C

The Ferryman
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It is available in the U.S. and Canada as an R1 NTSC DVD for about $14us. An R4 pal version is available from New Zealand sources for about $20nz.
The disc is DVD5 and listed at 1.78 widescreen (although my copy measured 2.36:1) 5.1dolby digital surround or 2.0 stereo with spoken English and optional Spanish subtitles. In addition to scene selection and trailers, there is closed captioned optional English text and an 11 min. 'Behind the Scenes' featurette.

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