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Troll Hunter [DVD]

Knut Nærum , Otto Jespersen , Andre Ovredal    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (175 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Knut Nærum, Otto Jespersen, Hans Morten Hansen, Johanna Morck, Tomas Alf Larsen
  • Directors: Andre Ovredal
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Norwegian
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Momentum Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: 9 Jan 2012
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (175 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,746 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



The Norwegian comedy-fantasy Troll Hunter, a surprise art-house hit across the globe, posits an intriguing question--what if monsters of folklore and popular culture existed, but were kept hidden by the government?--and delivers the results in a clever, faux-documentary format that underscores both the special effects and the satire. Controversial comedian Otto Jespersen is the title character, a world-weary, working-class stiff assigned by a bureaucratic agency to track and eliminate dangerous trolls from the Scandinavian countryside. The lack of respect and notoriety afforded by his job convinces Jespersen to allow a naive collegiate film crew to follow him on his hunts, which nicely balance quirky humour with genuine moments of suspense and some impressive CGI special effects for the trolls. Genre fans' appreciation for the "shaky-cam" subgenre (The Blair Witch Project, [REC], Cloverfield) will undoubtedly affect how they feel about Troll Hunter--the film's light comedy will certainly be lost on those unwilling to either believe or tolerate the idea of another film comprised of "found footage." But more forgiving viewers will be thankful for the rather seamless incorporation of the CGI trolls, all imaginatively rendered as part fairy-tale image and part biological specimen, into live-action scenes, as well as the dryly humourous satire of government "special projects." Pacing is also occasionally an issue--though beautiful, the Norwegian landscape receives far too much coverage--but for the patient, Troll Hunter is a unique and clever experience. --Paul Gaita

Product Description

Whilst investigating a series of suspicious bear killings, a group of students track a mysterious 'hunter' who wants nothing to do with them and attempts to shake them off his trail. Sheer persistence leads the group right to the prey he is trying to hunt which they soon learn are far more dangerous and mystical creatures than mere bears.

Troll Hunter is a thrilling and wildly entertaining ride where secrets are uncovered thought only to exist in fairy tales.

Special Features:

  • Trailer
  • Deleted scenes
  • Improvs and bloopers
  • Extended scenes
  • Visual effects
  • Behind the scenes
  • Photo galleries

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43 of 48 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Troll hunting madness 11 April 2011
I must say, I'm a big fan on the POV (point of view) movie movement recently taking hold of current movies ever since the Blair Witch Project phenomenom, some of the best include Cloverfield, REC 1 and 2, Paranormal activity and others and it seems the filming technique is in full swing as Norwegians take their try at the forumala with devastastingly good results.
Seeing as this wasn't a full blown hollywood production, this really did feel much more stable than most theatre movies as it had it's ground in terms of plot, character development and most definitely the CGI used.
I won't give anything away other than the fact that you MUST see this movie, put your headphones on, lights off and prepare to be entertained, humoured, scared and shocked as The Troll Hunter takes you through a mystical journey that may never again be seen by cinema. Of course like every movie it has it's negative and positive factors and I think they could have snipped it down to give the story a better flow and over pacier experience but this really is going to be one of those LOVE or HATE movies, it's definitely not for everyone.
Suggest reading up on some Norwegian folk lore and getting into the spirit before starting this up as you there are many references and hidden jokes that make this that little bit more enjoyable.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Troll Hunter - Nuts! 11 Mar 2012
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View it in the manner in which it was filmed (i.e. Tongue in cheek) and you might find this film worth your time, it is slow moving but that only adds to the allure. It kind of turns things on its head re-interpreting folklore as 'facts'. The (occasional) poor animation adds to the sense of fun. The ending is both nothing and something, who knows if you were the type who believes in conspiracies, you might be drawn in. Dont expect too much of it and you will enjoy this film. Be warned it is NUTS in the best sense of the word.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
This is a really well done creature feature/comedy which thoroughly deserves to be a wide success. Set in Norway, in Norwegian with English subtitles, it is quirky, funny, scary and generally a good evening's entertainment.

The film is done in a documentary style. A group of students go off with a camera to track down someone they believe to be an unlicensed bear hunter. When they do find him the truth is much weirder, and soon they are drawn into the Hunter's world as he goes around Norway trying to keep the country's secret troll infestation under control.

The film has a very dry, deadpan style that makes it stand out from other comedies. Especially the Troll Hunter himself, who describes the most bizarre things with such matter-of-factness that it is difficult to doubt what he says is true. Despite the film being in Norwegian with English subtitles it is clear that the actor playing him has some real comic timing. It's not a laugh a minute film, but it definitely has a sense of humour to it.

The all important trolls are well realised, and the interaction between the cast and the CGI constructs surprisingly well done and effective. The build up to the first big `reveal' is suspenseful, and even though from the title of the film we know what to expect, the first troll on screen is still quite a shock. The way in which widely known troll lore (three billy goats gruff for example) is worked into the film is very well done, and you almost feel at times that this world that has been constructed could almost be real.

This is a great evening's entertainment, a film well worth getting. For stars.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful 6 April 2014
Many-maybe most- point of view movies don't work. "The Blair Witch Project" was total junk ("Neighbours" is more frightening-any episode), ripping off the earlier, lower budget and notably better "The Last Broadcast".

This is one of very few to really work. It is marvellous, brilliantly acted, and incredibly Norwegian. The quality of the effects is great considering the budget (and by comparison with many big budget movies with lousy effects). It's tense and gripping, though never really frightening. Very, very humorous, and fascinating just to follow where the story leads.

A great, different "horror" movie. Highly recommended. Mind, I know people who hate it, so it's a bit marmite. As ever, my opinion is genuine, but it is only my opinion.

Apparently, Hollywood are going to remake it. That has to be dire- watch "Prophecy" to see just how bad it's going to be, although, probably alone, I thought they did improve a little on "Pulse".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Trrroooooooolll!!!.....(spoilers) 22 Mar 2014
When bears are found dead in Norway, the students of the Volda University Thomas, Johanna and the cameraman Kalle decide to investigate.

They stalk the trailer of mysterious hunter Hans expecting to find an explanation for the killings.

The reluctant Hans tries to flee from the youngsters, but he agrees that they film him in action provided the follow his orders.

Sooner the trio of students learns that Hans is actually a troll hunter that works for a secret government agency.

Several dangerous trolls have escaped from their territory and Hans is assigned to eliminate them...

First off, I didn't think that this was a guy looking for every Blu Ray copy of one of the worst films ever made, and secondly I didn't think for one moment it would be as god as what it's been made out to be.

How wrong can I be? From the upstart, this film is probably the most fun 'found footage' movie mad since the first one, and for me, it's more entertaining than the Blair Witch, because the film isn't out to be the scariest movie ever, it wants to be the Spielberg of Found Footage, and almost manages it.

The cast are all having a ball here, and once we finally see what we have been wanting to see, it doesn't disappoint, and turns it into one of the greatest movie events of 2011.

It's as if the director ups the ante for the trolls each time we meet a new one, like a video game, they get that little bit more difficult as the film progresses.

There are sub-plots to do with rabies and the government, and a brilliant nod to the 'The three Billy Goats Gruff', but then there is the ending.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Seriously good, with some genuinely scary moments
I loved this. Well acted, clever premise and plot. Characters you can believe in. Heart-thumping scary moments - like Game of Thrones, not everyone survives, so don't be complacent... Read more
Published 20 days ago by V. Nicholl
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny and engaging foreign film.
Funny, tongue in cheek look at the world of the troll hunter.

I really enjoyed it, light hearted and "mockumentary" style - give it a go for a couple of hours of... Read more
Published 23 days ago by Annakin
4.0 out of 5 stars This one hell of a cool film!
This is up there with one of my favourite found footage and foreign films. people may think its just straight CGI and bad acting but how wrong they are!!!! the acting is very good! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dr. Horror
2.0 out of 5 stars hyped
up ,overated, one of the worst-documentry/film type things i had misfortune to watch. dull plot,actors better off watching rec-one to avoid
Published 1 month ago by dark magic
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Norwegian practice
It's a pretty entertaining film, and served the purpose I needed: norwegian practice for a second language learner! I recommend it.
Published 2 months ago by L.BobbyG.-S.
5.0 out of 5 stars TROOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLL!!
A great film that is surprisingly funny and tense, without being overly scary. A really great use of the found footage genre.
Published 2 months ago by RobL
4.0 out of 5 stars Style and substance
When you're tired of all the Hollywood veneer and sarkle, here's a good one to watch back at the chalet while there's a storm outside. Visually convincing and original.
Published 2 months ago by Thibault Jamme
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Comody Hottor film
Is this a comedy or a horror / suspense film?

Really enjoyed it.

Why do I have to write so bloody much to give a film a rating???
Published 3 months ago by Charles H. Grace
5.0 out of 5 stars Troll!!!
A well put together movie. If you like your fiction to have that rather hand-held, grimy, European vibe, and you like your conspiracies light, then you should find this low... Read more
Published 3 months ago by A. Thomson
4.0 out of 5 stars Different & Entertaining
Got this for £5 and I think you can pick it up in a few places for this price right now and was really plesantly surprised. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Prowler
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