Slow West

Slow West - 2015

See Saw Films/NZFC - 84 min.

DVD UPC/EAN #031398221234(US); 629159056081(CA); 9324915098831(AU); 5055761906226(UK); 4009750217252(DE)
Blu-ray UPC/EAN #031398221265(US); 629159056098(CA); 9324915043824(AU); 5055761906240(UK); 4009750301272(DE)

Principal Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Fassbender, Ben Mendelsohn, Caren Pistorius, Rory McCann
Crew: Screenplay: John Maclean; Director of Photography: Robbie Ryan; Editor: Roland Gallois, Jon Gregory; Original Music: Jed Kurzel; Production Designer: Kim Sinclair; Costume Designer: Kristy Cameron; Makeup & Hair Designer: Danelle Satherley; Producers: Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Conor McCaughan, Rachel Gardner; Director: John Maclean.

Slow West tells the story of sixteen-year-old Jay Cavendish as he travel from Scotland to Colorado in pursuit of his lost love. Quickly confronted by the dangers of the American frontier, he teams up with a mysterious traveller, Silas, who agrees to protect him - for a price. Jay's quest will be one of double-crossing, violence and peril as the guileless adolescent learns that the West takes no pity, least of all on the innocent.

Censor Rating: R - Review Rating: B+

Slow West trailer
Official MP4 Trailer


Starting 07 July 2015, an NTSC R1 DVD can be purchased from US sources for $20-25. The feature is presented in a 1.65:1 format, 16x9 enhanced, with a DD Surround 5.1 English language track. There are optional English and Spanish subtitles. On the same date, it was also released on 1080p Region A Blu-ray selling for $18-25us.
It was also released from Canadian resellers for $16-25ca for the NTSC DVD and $18-30ca for the Blu-ray with an English DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack. The Blu-ray has English and Spanish subtitle options. There is a "Making of" extra of 7:19 minutes and two deleted scenes, Hunter's Cabin (4:35min) and 'Am Bata Uaine' sung by Ali 'Beag' Macleod (4:09min.). The extras have no subtitle options and the English soundtrack is DD 2.0. There are also four, front loaded, unrelated trailers. They are strung together as one for a total of 8:35 minutes; 'Ex-Machina', 'Cutbank', 'Beyond the Reach' and 'The Homesman'.

It became available from Australian sources starting 29 July 2015 with the R4 DVD at $25-30au and Region B 1080i Blu-ray at $30-35au.
New Zealand resellers, in both DVD($30-35nz) and a 1080i Blu-ray($35-40nz), started 30 September 2015.
Both DVD and Blu-ray had UK releases starting 02 November 2015, selling for 20# and 25# respectively.
German DVD and Blu-ray offerings started 03 December 2015, selling for about 14eur. They contain both spoken German and English DTS-HD 5.1 language tracks and optional English and German subtitles. Extras include 'On Strange Land' featurette, both English and German trailers and some additional scenes.

Aro Video of Wellington - Recommended Reseller

DealOZ North American Blu-ray price comparison site

DealOZ North American DVD price comparison site

Fishpond International - Au, NZ & US Editions - Shipping included. German Search Portal


iTunes DE purchase or Rent - SD & HD

iTunes NZ purchase or Rent - SD & HD

iTunes CA purchase or Rent - SD & HD

iTunes AU purchase - SD & HD

iTunes US Purchase or Rent - SD & HD

iTunes UK purchase - SD & HD

Amazon US Purchase or Rent - SD & HD

Amazon DE Purchase - SD & HD

Amazon UK Purchase - SD & HD

Amazon AU rental or purchase

Google Play US Rental or Purchase

Microsoft AU - Buy or Rent - SD & HD

Microsoft UK - Buy or Rent - SD & HD

Microsoft US - Buy or Rent - SD & HD

Microsoft CA - Buy or Rent - SD & HD

Vudu Digital Rental or Purchase

WorldCat is the world's largest library catalog - Click to find the nearest Library that has this title.


Click for Slow West Soundtrack CD Details

MP3 clip from this title's soundtrack by Django Django

SOUNDTRACKS VAULT - Link to MP3 samples of all titles


Luke Hickman Blu-ray Review at HighDefDigest

DVDCompare - Blu-ray versions

Jeffrey Kauffman Blu-ray Review at

Reviews at

Casimir Harlow UK Blu-ray Review at

IMDB User Reviews

Michelle Orange Review at

Darren Bevon Review at TVNZ.

Liam Maguren's Review at

Brian Orndorf Review at

Jordan Raup Review at the Sundance Film Festival World Premiere

Abe Fried-Tanzer Review at

Darren's World of Entertainment DVD Review

IMDB 240+ External Reviews Links


VIDEO VAULT - Links to trailers and clips for all titles.

The N to Z of Film on SoundCloud

Official Website

Official German Website

Fassbender and Maclean talk ‘Slow West’ on set with Flicks

'Why Michael Fassbender went cowboy in NZ' by Russell Baillie

The Mary Sue Interview: Slow West’s Writer/Director John MacLean On Making A Movie With Fassbender and Feminism

Edward Douglas' Interview with Director John Maclean at

Howard Feinstein Report in Filmmaker Magazine

Information at IMDB

Internet Movie Poster Awards


January 2015 - Sundance Film Festival - Grand Jury Prize - World Cinema Feature
August 2015 - Transatlantyk International Film Festival - Poland - Audience Award for Best Film
October 2015 - Sitges Film Festival - Best Director - John Maclean
2017 - Best Cinematorgraphy, Best Production Design, Best Score, Best Costume Design

NZVideos Logo

Comments, suggestions or questions are welcomed at, but delete the nospam portion before sending