Snakeskin - 2001

Cowgirl Productions - 90 min.

DVD UPC/EAN # 684457214724; 9315841999736

Cast: Melanie Lynskey, Dean O'Gorman, Boyd Kestner, Oliver Driver, Paul Glover, Charlie Bleakley, Jodie Rimmer, Taika Cohen, Gordon Hatfield. Screenplay: Gillian Ashurst; Director of Photography: Donald Duncan; Music: Joost Langeveld; Editing: Cushla Dillon; Producer: Vanessa Sheldrick; Director: Gillian Ashurst.

Alice lives in the suburbs of a South Island town. She would rather be living on Route 66, as she imagines it from her film and TV images. Joined by her best friend Johnny, they cruise the highways, looking for the kind of trouble Hollywood has taught them to expect. They find it in Seth, a hunky American "cowboy" with snakeskin boots, some acid, and a trail of enemies who provide an adventure that may be a bit more than Alice expected. This is not the road movie of 'Goodbye Pork Pie'.

Censor Rating: R16 - Review rating: C+

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New VHS PAL copies are available from New Zealand for $20nz. Used NTSC VHS are selling for about $5us. New R4 DVDs are available from various NZ sources for $15-20nz and Australian for $10au. R1 NTSC DVDs are available in the U.S. for $15us. It is presented 1.75:1, enhanced for 16x9 TVs and with 2.0 English dolby digital sound. Extras include a "Making of" featurette (15 minutes), a music video by Space Dust (3:22 min.) and a trailer (2:09). There are no subtitles.

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Illusions, no.35(winter 2002), p.6
Investigate, issue 14(Sept.2001), p.82
Listener, v.181no.3208(Nov.3 2001)
Metro, 244(Oct.2001)
New Zealand herald, Oct.6, 2001
Nexus, 2001, issue 24(16 Oct.)
North and south, issue 187(Oct.2001)
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