RavenousDirector: Antonia Bird, Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, Jeremy Davies
In 1847, many Americans made the journey across our continent in search of gold. Many failed to complete the journey or see their dreams come to light. Capt. John Boyd (Guy Pearce) found his way here thanks to an act of cowardice during the Mexican-American War; he has been banished to a desolate military outpost in California's Sierra Nevada mountains. Upon his arrival, he is greeted by a rag-tag group of soldiers manning the fort: Hart (Jeffrey Jones), the despondent commanding officer; Toffler (Jeremy Davies), the company chaplain; Knox (Stephen Spinella), the drunken doctor; Reich (Neal McDonough), the only real soldier of the group; and Cleaves (David Arquette), the heavily medicated camp cook. One day, Colqhoun (Robert Carlyle) stumbles into their camp. The half-starved Scotsman had been traveling with a group of settlers until they were snowbound. Unable to move forward, they took refuge in a cave, where once they ran out of food, they were forced to resort to cannibalism. Colqhoun barely escaped the madness -- or did he? Boyd and the soldiers hear of the old Indian legend of the Wendigo, which states a man who tastes the flesh of another steals that man's strength, spirit and essence. His hunger, however, will become an unstoppable craving. Like a vampire, the more he eats, the more he wants, and the stronger he will become, with death the only escape from the madness. The soldiers are soon drawn into the frenzy and Boyd is soon left with the choice of eating or being eaten.
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- Shout Factory
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- [Wide Screen]
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Cast & Crew
|Guy Pearce||Capt. John Boyd|
|John Spencer||General Slauson|
|Damon Albarn||Score Composer|
|Mark Holding||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Sheena Napier||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Michael Nyman||Score Composer|
|Jiri Ostry||Asst. Director|
|Bryce Perrin||Production Designer|
|Tim Van Rellim||Executive Producer|
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This was a great movie, although it takes a certain mindset to properly enjoy it. The movie is centered aound the concept of cannibalism, and features a considerable amount of gore. The movie definitley keeps you on the edge of yur seat! Guy Pearce is incredible as always, and Robert Carlyle is conniving and hissworthy. Best of all, though, is the ''turkey-in-the-straw'' soundtrack by The Michael Nyman Orchestra that gives the film an element of black humor.
Get your snacks and some soda, this ones sure to quench your thirst! If you have any reservations about enjoying this flick, just dig deep down into your primal being! One of the best films that I've ever viewed! If you've got even a smidge of a dark side, this one's for you!!!
of all the movies that i've seen,with native american folklore.this movie has a close account of this native supernatural belief.i like to see always how close the movies come to the truth or history
Ravenous is a sweet movie, it definately kept me at the edge of my seat. Great gore.
This is a dark tale of Cannabilism. It is a well done movie and quit stylish.