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Dying Breed (2008)

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Dying Breed interweaves the two most fascinating icons of Tasmanian history: the extinct Tasmanian tiger and "The Pieman" (aka Alexander Pearce) who was hanged for cannibalism in 1824. ... See full summary »

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Bille Brown ...
Harvey / Rowan
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Melanie Vallejo ...
Rebecca
Ken Radley ...
Liam
Elaine Hudson ...
Ethel
Sheridan Harvey ...
Peter Docker ...
Alexander Pierce
Boris Brkic ...
Sgt. Symons
Phillip McInnes ...
Guard #1
Ian 'Paddy' McIvor ...
Guard #2 (as Paddy McIvor)
James Portanier ...
Guard #3
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Ruth
Peter Finlay ...
Hunter #1
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Dying Breed interweaves the two most fascinating icons of Tasmanian history: the extinct Tasmanian tiger and "The Pieman" (aka Alexander Pearce) who was hanged for cannibalism in 1824. Against all odds, Pearce escaped from the most feared penal settlement of the British Empire - Sarah Island - and disappeared into the impenetrable forests of Western Tasmania. Seven convicts escaped with him, yet Pearce was the only one that emerged... along with chunks of human flesh in his pockets. The legend of Pearce was born. An extinct species... a long forgotten legend... both had a desperate need to survive; both could now have living descendants within the Tasmanian bush. Many sightings of the tiger have been reported. Many hikers have gone missing. Hundreds in fact. Zoologist Nina is convinced there are still tigers remaining in the Tasmanian wilderness, and she has proof - a photograph of a paw print snapped by her sister just before she met with a fatal accident in the bush eight years ... Written by Jody Dwyer

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Rated R for bloody violent content, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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6 November 2008 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Espécie em Extinção  »

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Budget:

AUD 3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

AUD 220,878 (Australia), 9 November 2008, Limited Release
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Trivia

During the first seconds of the end credits just 1 or 2 frames show what Pieman's Pie really is made of. See more »

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When Rebecca gets killed, the killer rolls her head over, and we see her eyes are open. When the killer leans in to eat her lips, however, they are closed. See more »

Quotes

Katie: Simple Simon met the pie man playing with a knife Said Simple Simon to the pie man, "Will you take my life?" Said the pie man to Simple Simon, "When the time is right" Said Simple Simon to the pie man, "Then I'll die tonight".
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References Poltergeist (1982) See more »

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Mixed bag
8 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

I just got back from seeing Dying Breed and it was quite a mixed bag.

It took at least 50 minutes for the main action to begin. The first act got repetitive, dull and boring quickly as our four main characters seemed to do nothing and just chat. Don't get me wrong, I love character development, but they could have taken about ten minutes off the first act. There were many pointless scenes.

The other bad factor was the acting. Leigh Whannel sadly gave a poor performance, as well as all the other members in the group of four.

Onto the good, the gore was excellent and the film had that raw and gritty feel to it. Some scenes were creepy and disturbing. Also, the ending was very good and a fitting climax to the film.

Overall, this is an above average Aussie horror with many flaws and clichés, but still manages to entertain. A very generous 7/10.


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