Manhunt 2008

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Four friends go on a weekend break camping and hiking in the remote forests of northern Europe. Brutally ambushed, they come round to the sounds of a hunting horn.

Starring:
Kristina Leganger Aaserud,Janne Beate Bones
Runtime:
1 hour, 15 minutes

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Manhunt

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Horror
Director Patrik Syversen
Starring Kristina Leganger Aaserud, Janne Beate Bones
Supporting actors Henriette Bruusgaard, Jorn Bjorn Fuller Gee, Gudmund Groven, Trym Hagen, Kristofer Hivju, Jorunn Kjellsby, Jeppe Laursen, Nini Bull Robsahm, Martin Slaatto, Helge Sveen, Lasse Valdal
Studio Metrodome
BBFC rating Suitable for 18 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5 stars

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Robert Dazzler on 11 Nov. 2013
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For a low budget horror involving such a small cast and set in a murky dank forest and subtitled it is testament to its quality that I watched it until the closing credits. A slow burner but when the horror begins the first act is shocking and you will spit out a few expletives, especially if you are a sibling. Why three stars? well, after the terror initiation it becomes appparent that the "threat" is not something that would have you spasm in dry mouth horror, infact, once your heart rate had dropped and you didn't wander off alone and had a bit of fight in you, you would probably fancy your chances (in a group, not alone, if I was alone I would probably climb a tree and cry).
You cannot sneak up on a person in a dry forest instead set an obvious trail, get a sharp stick, sit tight and shushhh.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By West25 on 23 July 2011
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It's 1974 and four friends are driving to a remote part of the woods, they've planned a weekend of hiking and relaxing. They stop to get gas and food at a cafe/gas station, where they get into an altercation with a few of the locals. There's a woman at the cafe who seems shaken and alone, so they end up giving her a lift. A little while later the woman becomes ill so they pull over to let her out, they are then ambushed by a group of three rednecks and knocked unconscious. They wake up in the middle of the woods, it seems they have become the prey for these hillbilly hunters.

Not very original, you instantly think of movies like Deliverance, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Wrong Turn and Southern Comfort. Manhunt is made in a way that it's often quite unsettling and hard to watch,the movie I was most reminded of was the first 45 minutes or so of the original Last House On The Left. There's no backstory for the killers at all, we have no idea who they are or why they're doing it. Some people like to know exactly who these people are, I don't really think it's important and it keeps them mysterious.

The acting is good without being spectacular, there's no nudity but there's a couple of great gore scenes. There's a moment with a shotgun and an ankle that made me wince. It's Norwegian with English subtitles, I know that subtitles put some people off for some reason, but after the first twenty minutes there's not that much dialogue anyway. The direction by Patrik Syversen was really good considering it was his first feature film, the film isn't quite eighty minutes so the pace very rarely drops and there's plenty of tension.

The cinematography was absolutely sublime and probably the best aspect of the movie.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Mcdonald TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 21 May 2012
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I really quite liked this; it's a horribly derivative Scandinavian take on any number of horror/slasher films from the 70`s, 80`s and even a few contemporary ones, but it's quite slickly put together. Suitably visceral and atmospheric, it doesn't outstay it's welcome.
Part of the fun is in spotting which elements have been ripped off from which cult classic; since there is no supporting material on the DVD it's hard to tell if director/writer Patrik Syversen - who has since made vampire horror "Prowl" - is intending a homage or is just guilty of rampant plagiarism.
It's Norwegian title was "Rovdyr" and was internationally released as "Manhunt: Backwoods Massacre" in 2008; it didn't set the heather on fire, but it's fairly entertaining for what it is. This is the full, uncut version - it says so on the box.
It also states in tiny print that the audio track is Norwegian; subtitles are in English only.
If it appeals to you shop around - it can be picked up very cheaply.
I`d have given a 3 star rating if it had been possible.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Rachel321 on 29 Mar. 2014
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I loved this film...thought it was a cross between 'wolf creek' and 'eden lake', found it very tense and believable, really good film! :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SWT on 2 Nov. 2014
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I watched this on Prime, the prime experience as always stellar. There is no bad voice overdub as I have read in some reviews of other versions of this movie here, so you already know that it's foreign language with subtitles. I prefer it that way. Some terrible voiceovers can ruin otherwise excellent foreign films.

Sure, the plot may not be original (honestly, come on, show me your list of movies in recent times that are, I mean it, please add comments to this and list every original one you can think of this decade, in fact last decade too, I need some good viewing and I'll see if they're on Prime) and probably these kinds of movies are a dime a dozen.
Fortunately for me however, I really haven't seen them. I started a long time ago to watch the remake of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, having not seen the original, and switched it off after a while, because I'm over movies that are just gratuitously gory for the sake of it, or filled with a cast of teenagers that are so unlikeable anyway, that I could give two (insert own word here that makes this mean you don't care) as to what happens to them.

What transpires in this movie is horrible, and the heroine (didn't know she'd turn out to be the heroine given that she seemed slightly browbeat, perhaps that's what drove the survival instinct, she'd had enough already!) develops an extraordinary survival instinct. She may not be skilled at using any of the things she does, but when you're about to be offed, it doesn't hurt to try and do anything at all to stop it, you have nothing to lose.
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