The Bounty (1984)

The film opens with Lieutenant Bligh (Anthony Hopkins) dressed in uniform and entering a court hearing. As part of his trial, the Lieutenant shares his recent experience as the captain of a large ship called ‘The Bounty’. Lieutenant Bligh’s comments reveal that he was booted off ‘The Bounty’ after being overrun by his fellow crew and his second in charge, Fletcher Christian (Mel Gibson).

We go back in time and witness where it all began to help us better understand Lieutenant Bligh’s journey. ‘The Bounty’ was on an expedition to Tahiti to collect breadfruit pods and transport them back to England. To help on this mission, Lieutenant Bligh requests the support of one of his close, long-term friends, Fletcher. Fletcher is honoured and grateful for the opportunity and accepts. Soon the ship and its crew set sail, and everything seems to be going to plan until tension among the ship’s leaders grows. Disagreements among the crew grow and fester into something more challenging, impacting the task and the entire crew.

The Bounty is best described as a drama that many claim displays the most accurate representation of a mutiny. It’s also a slow-burning drama where we see the tight bond and friendship between people becoming rocky, tense, and dramatic, particularly between Lieutenant Bligh and Fletcher. As viewers, you’ll find yourself curious about what happened on this ship. Is Lieutenant Bligh telling the truth, or is he lying to save his skin and flesh? As the film progresses, the characters grow and change in personality significantly, leading to unexpected and unpredictable outcomes.

The leading performances here from both Anthony Hopkins and Mel Gibson are excellent. Both actors shine strongly and leave a lasting impression. Scenes in which the characters try to argue or express their point of view are well-acted and commanding on the screen. Even despite poor choices from various characters, viewers are still invested in discovering what will happen next and are eager to see the consequences for each character and the ship. The soundtrack from artist Vangelis is highly effective at creating an unsettling atmosphere, but sadly, it is somewhat repetitive. The costume work here is excellent, and the location, landscapes, and ‘The Bounty’ ship shines strongly in this film. The second act’s pacing is slow, but the film begins and ends beautifully.

Overall, The Bounty is a dramatic story about friendship, poor choices, friction, and trust. Performances from Anthony Hopkins and Mel Gibson are impressive, and this film stands firmly as an accurate depiction of mutiny which is incredible to witness. The costume work here is excellent, along with the locations, and the ship’s look is stunning. The score by Vangelis is deeply effective but repetitive, and the film’s second act drags on. Still, the opening and finale are touching, engaging, and the entire movie leaves a lasting experience.

8.0/10

Rating: 4 out of 5.

13th August 2023
Written by Peter Walkden

WALKDEN ENTERTAINMENT

PODCASTS ARE AVAILABLE!

THANK YOU FOR VISITING!

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You might also enjoy these reviews

Final Cut (1980)

A filmmaker, Chris (Lou Brown), and his journalist girlfriend, Sarah (Jennifer Cluff), set out to make a documentary focusing on wealthy businessman Dominic Black (David Clendenning). Dominic is not your typical businessman; he is known for hosting various...

My Spy: The Eternal City (2024)

Continuing from where we last left them, the highly skilled CIA operative JJ (Dave Bautista) and his stepdaughter Sophie (Chloe Coleman) are happily living together with Sophie’s mum. JJ has taken a desk job with the CIA instead of being an action man in the field,...

Longlegs (2024)

Attention all readers: Please be aware that Longlegs contains significant spoilers. To fully enjoy the film, it's best to know as little as possible. Hearing about the storyline or learning about my opinion of the film could spoil your experience. You have been...

Birdeater (2023)

Louie (Mackenzie Fearnley) and Irene (Shabana Azeez) met at a party and have since become quite fond of each other, so much so that they now live together and are engaged. With every exciting engagement comes something non-negotiable- naturally, I'm talking about the...

Mr. Blake At Your Service (2024)

Andrew Blake (John Malkovich) struggles to cope after losing his wife, Diane. His depression and lack of motivation even lead to him skipping an award ceremony in his honour. On a whim, he decides to leave his home in London to revisit France and his past in an...

Hundreds of Beavers (2022)

In the 19th century, we follow Jean Kayak (Ryland Brickson Cole Tews), the owner of Jean Kayak's Acme Applejack. Jean enjoys life to the fullest and spends most of his days getting drunk and serving the finest drink to the community. However, pesky beavers often...

Kill (2023)

Amrit (Lakshya Lalwani) is a captain and army commando. As he returns from a recent mission, he receives word that his true love Tulika (Tanya Maniktala) is now engaged due to her parents organising an arranged marriage. Meeting with her, he begs Tulika to run away...

Breakwater (2023)

Dovey (Darren Mann) is about to be released from prison after serving several years. Before he's released, his close friend and fellow inmate, Ray (Dermot Mulroney), approaches Dovey, seeking his help. Ray figures, given that he's been there for Dovey during his...

Sidonie in Japan (2023)

Sidonie (Isabelle Huppert) is a renowned writer invited to travel to Osaka, Japan, for six days. A Japanese publisher plans to republish Sidonie's first book, and she is now being given the opportunity to sign copies of the book in person for long-term fans and...

Sound of Hope: The Story of Possum Trot (2024)

In Deep East Texas, in a small community called Possum Trot, the year is 1996. Donna (Nika King) tells the audience about the pivotal moments of her life, including falling in love with Reverend W.C. Martin (Demetrius Grosse), getting married, and having children....

A Quiet Place: Day One (2024)

Samira (Lupita Nyong’o) is living in a hospice, facing a terminal cancer diagnosis. Offering her comfort and joy is a sweet black and white cat named Frodo. After she attends a group counselling session, Samira's nurse, Reuben (Alex Wolff), invites her to join other...

Despicable Me 4 (2024)

Once again, we follow Gru (Steve Carell) as he continues to work secretly for AVL (Anti-Villain League). During his most recent undercover operation, Gru successfully apprehended a new kind of supervillain named Maxime Le Mal (Will Ferrell), who has a massive...

Deadland (2023)

Angel (Roberto Urbina), a U.S. border Agent, and his partner Ray (McCaul Lombardi) run a tight ship maintaining the border. One day, while patrolling, Angel receives a call and satellite coordinates about suspicious activity nearby. When he arrives and investigates...

Inside Out 2 (2024)

It’s been a while since we last saw Riley (Kensington Tallman). Recently, Riley turned thirteen and has officially entered her teenage years. Once again, we delve into her mind's lively range of emotions - joy, disgust, sadness, fear, and anger. There have been...

In a Violent Nature (2024)

In a mysterious location in unoccupied bushland, a pair of young adults are examining the remains of a fire tower that had burned down some time ago. While exploring, one discovers a tiny golden locket and keeps it. After some small talk, the pair walks away. Little...

Ready or Not (2019)

Our film introduces us to Grace (Samara Weaving), a gorgeous bride who is having her wedding day and marrying the groom of her dreams. Grace was an orphan growing up, and she’s always desired having family around her. As the groom’s parents and other family members...

VFW (2019)

Fred (Stephen Lang) is an old man and a ex-war veteran. Today is his birthday! He and his fellow war buddies are getting together for some heavy drinking and talking about the good old days when they were on the battlefield. They decided to meet up at a bar also known...

Framed (1947)

Mike Lambert (Glenn Ford) is on the hunt for a new mining job. He also accepts small cash jobs, including driving a delivery truck. Unfortunately for Mike, his most recent delivery doesn't go to plan. The truck that Mike was driving had faulty brakes, and soon he...

The Bunker Game (2022)

During an atomic war, a large group of survivors live in a sealed bunker underground.  But things are not what they seem.  It is revealed early in the film that the setting and even the survivors are all fake!  The whole setup is simply a L.A.R.P. If...

Sky Sharks (2020)

The film begins with a plane full of passengers who are soon attacked by what appears to be Zombie-like Nazis flying around on sharks. The aircraft is attacked, and a horrific blood bath begins. We are then introduced to a small group of geologists who are currently...

Beast (2022)

Dr Nate Samuels (Idris Elba) travels to South Africa with his two daughters, Meredith and Leah, after a family member recently passed away. Nate feels it would be ideal for his family to take a break and reconnect with a close friend of the family named Martin...

Cosi (1996)

Set in Sydney, Australia, Lewis (Ben Mendelsohn) is a newbie to directing theatre. He applies for a job at an institution for the mentally ill, where he will oversee a theatre project for a small group of patients. Luckily, Lewis gets the job, but he soon discovers...

The King of Staten Island (2020)

Ever since Scott's father died in a tragic incident, Scott (Pete Davidson) has lost his way in life. In the present day, Scott is twenty-four years old and has desires of being the first to launch a restaurant where you can also get a tattoo, all under the one roof....

The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017)

After a previous mission turns out for the worst, professional bodyguard, Michael (Ryan Reynolds), accepts a new client to protect. The catch here is that Michael's latest client is Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson), a hitman who needs to arrive safely at the...

Back To The Future (1985)

Set in the year 1985, young teenager Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) can't seem to catch a break.  After running late for school and receiving yet another detention notice, Marty attends a band tryout and is declined because he, along with his band, play way too...

Review List

Final Cut (1980)

A filmmaker, Chris (Lou Brown), and his journalist girlfriend, Sarah (Jennifer Cluff), set out to make a documentary focusing on wealthy businessman Dominic Black (David Clendenning). Dominic is not your typical businessman; he is known for hosting various...

My Spy: The Eternal City (2024)

Continuing from where we last left them, the highly skilled CIA operative JJ (Dave Bautista) and his stepdaughter Sophie (Chloe Coleman) are happily living together with Sophie’s mum. JJ has taken a desk job with the CIA instead of being an action man in the field,...

Longlegs (2024)

Attention all readers: Please be aware that Longlegs contains significant spoilers. To fully enjoy the film, it's best to know as little as possible. Hearing about the storyline or learning about my opinion of the film could spoil your experience. You have been...

Birdeater (2023)

Louie (Mackenzie Fearnley) and Irene (Shabana Azeez) met at a party and have since become quite fond of each other, so much so that they now live together and are engaged. With every exciting engagement comes something non-negotiable- naturally, I'm talking about the...

Mr. Blake At Your Service (2024)

Andrew Blake (John Malkovich) struggles to cope after losing his wife, Diane. His depression and lack of motivation even lead to him skipping an award ceremony in his honour. On a whim, he decides to leave his home in London to revisit France and his past in an...

Hundreds of Beavers (2022)

In the 19th century, we follow Jean Kayak (Ryland Brickson Cole Tews), the owner of Jean Kayak's Acme Applejack. Jean enjoys life to the fullest and spends most of his days getting drunk and serving the finest drink to the community. However, pesky beavers often...

Kill (2023)

Amrit (Lakshya Lalwani) is a captain and army commando. As he returns from a recent mission, he receives word that his true love Tulika (Tanya Maniktala) is now engaged due to her parents organising an arranged marriage. Meeting with her, he begs Tulika to run away...

Breakwater (2023)

Dovey (Darren Mann) is about to be released from prison after serving several years. Before he's released, his close friend and fellow inmate, Ray (Dermot Mulroney), approaches Dovey, seeking his help. Ray figures, given that he's been there for Dovey during his...

Sidonie in Japan (2023)

Sidonie (Isabelle Huppert) is a renowned writer invited to travel to Osaka, Japan, for six days. A Japanese publisher plans to republish Sidonie's first book, and she is now being given the opportunity to sign copies of the book in person for long-term fans and...

Sound of Hope: The Story of Possum Trot (2024)

In Deep East Texas, in a small community called Possum Trot, the year is 1996. Donna (Nika King) tells the audience about the pivotal moments of her life, including falling in love with Reverend W.C. Martin (Demetrius Grosse), getting married, and having children....

A Quiet Place: Day One (2024)

Samira (Lupita Nyong’o) is living in a hospice, facing a terminal cancer diagnosis. Offering her comfort and joy is a sweet black and white cat named Frodo. After she attends a group counselling session, Samira's nurse, Reuben (Alex Wolff), invites her to join other...

Despicable Me 4 (2024)

Once again, we follow Gru (Steve Carell) as he continues to work secretly for AVL (Anti-Villain League). During his most recent undercover operation, Gru successfully apprehended a new kind of supervillain named Maxime Le Mal (Will Ferrell), who has a massive...

Deadland (2023)

Angel (Roberto Urbina), a U.S. border Agent, and his partner Ray (McCaul Lombardi) run a tight ship maintaining the border. One day, while patrolling, Angel receives a call and satellite coordinates about suspicious activity nearby. When he arrives and investigates...

Inside Out 2 (2024)

It’s been a while since we last saw Riley (Kensington Tallman). Recently, Riley turned thirteen and has officially entered her teenage years. Once again, we delve into her mind's lively range of emotions - joy, disgust, sadness, fear, and anger. There have been...

In a Violent Nature (2024)

In a mysterious location in unoccupied bushland, a pair of young adults are examining the remains of a fire tower that had burned down some time ago. While exploring, one discovers a tiny golden locket and keeps it. After some small talk, the pair walks away. Little...

Woman Who Came Back (1945)

Near Boston lies a small town, Eben Rocks, a quiet and peaceful community- at least on the surface. Three hundred years ago, the town saw significant upheaval as innocent people were branded as witches. As a result, some were unjustly condemned to death and burned at...

Interview: Lance Larson / Deadland (2023)

Walkden Entertainment (aka Peter Walkden) had the honour and pleasure of chatting with Lance Larson, director and one of the writers of Deadland (2023), available on Digital from June 26th in Australia and New Zealand, thanks to Lightbulb Film Distribution. Let's...

The Promised Land (2023)

Ludvig Kahlen (Mads Mikkelsen) has returned home after twenty-five years of service in the German army. To start his life anew, he seeks permission to cultivate the barren lands of Jutland Heath. However, the leadership of the King at The Royal Treasury informs him...

The Man Who Haunted Himself (1970)

Harold Pelham (Roger Moore) is a successful business executive who lives with his wife and two children. One morning, Pelham drives to work and unexpectedly is involved in a tragic car crash. Fortunately, he survives and eventually makes a full recovery. After...

The Exorcism (2024)

Actor Anthony Miller, also known as Tony (Russell Crowe), is preparing for an upcoming audition for a dramatic horror film.  At the same time, his daughter, Lee (Ryan Simpkins), returns home after being suspended from school.  Tony hopes that succeeding in...

The Watchers (2024)

Mina (Dakota Fanning) is a young artist who works at a pet store in western Ireland. Aside from her job and passion for drawing, she enjoys assuming different identities at local bars to pursue one-night stands. Mina frequently receives phone calls from her sister,...

Frogman (2023)

On August 7th, 1999, a family was on vacation, making several stops.  During their travels, they ended up in a town called Loveland and discovered something strange near some bushes.  Thanks to a family video recorder, the family's youngest member,...

Uptight (1968)

On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee and was buried in Atlanta, Georgia. His death had a significant impact on the community of Cleveland, Ohio, leading to ongoing crowds and riots. Four days after King's funeral, we follow Tank...

The Music of Chance (1993)

Jack Pozzi (James Spader) is a professional card player and gambler. One day, he is found lying on the side of the road in a suit covered in blood. Jim Nashe (Mandy Patinkin), who is driving by, offers Jack a ride, and a friendship begins. Living off a large...

About Last Night (1986)

Danny (Rob Lowe) and Bernie (Jim Belushi) are good friends who live in Windy City. While walking around the streets, Bernie boasts about his latest romantic conquest, and Danny listens eagerly. Later, they enjoy playing baseball with their close friends, and a group...

Delia’s Gone (2022)

Louis (Stephan James) lives with his sister Delia (Genelle Williams). One day, when Louis and Delia are driving into town, Delia requests that Louis stop the vehicle and pull over. Delia leaves the car with a gun, which surprises Louis, but when he questions the...

Alice in Terrorland (2023)

After a tragic fire takes her parents' lives, Alice (Lizzy Willis) must move in with her grandmother, Beth (Rula Lenska), in a woodland home. As Alice tries to cope with the loss of her parents, Beth offers her various forms of comfort and support, including reading...

Stopmotion (2023)

Ella (Aisling Franciosi) is a highly skilled stop-motion animator. While working on her newest project, animating various monsters, we discover that her mother, Suzanne (Stella Gonet), is watching and guiding Ella's every move. Suzanne is guiding the entire film,...

Sight (2024)

Set in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2007, we follow a successful laser surgeon, Dr Ming Wang (Terry Chen), who works at the Vision Institute. Dr Wang has spent over a decade bringing young children out of darkness by fixing their vision. Many in the media and public claim...

The Beast (2023)

The film opens with a woman (Léa Seydoux) acting in a room surrounded by nothing but a large green screen. Instructions are given, and the actress is informed where key objects are. Lastly, the actress is advised about the location of ‘The Beast’ so she can react....

The Garfield Movie (2024)

When a tiny kitten is abandoned by his father and left alone in an alleyway in the rain, he discovers a restaurant serving hot pasta and pizza. Sitting all alone inside the restaurant is Jon (Nicholas Hoult). By luck, Jon discovers the tiny orange kitten outside the...

Clawfoot (2023)

Janet (Francesca Eastwood) is a housewife living in a luxury upper-class suburb. Upon waking up, she finds her husband, Evan (Nestor Carbonell), has apparently vanished. Despite supposedly going away on a work trip, his luggage is still in the house. To make matters...

Nightwatch: Demons Are Forever (2023)

In an interrogation room, a young man named Bent Segenius Midjord (Casper Kjær Jensen) is being questioned by an officer named Kramer (Paprika Steen). Bent is covered in blood, and Kramer accuses him of cutting a vicar's throat. During the interview, Bent claims that...

Corner Office (2022)

Orson (Jon Hamm) is a new employee at The Authority Inc. On a snowy morning, he parks his car and begins his first day, hoping for great things ahead.  Walking through the front door, he feels at peace, as if he has come to the right place. Through narration, we...

Jericho Ridge (2023)

In North Washington, Deputy Tabby (Nikki Amuka-Bird) wakes up and prepares for her day as a sheriff. She takes various pills, and we see her moving about with a crutch due to her bad limp. While Tabby has been a sheriff for some time, she has been on leave due to her...

Crocodile Swarm (2024)

Four friends decide to enter an old cave that used to be a mining system. As they enter the mine, they discover a lighting system that, once powered up, makes it far easier to wander around instead of just relying on lighting from their helmets. Soon, they hear...

The Taste of Things (2023)

In 1889, in France, we follow the story of Dodin (Benoît Magimel), a highly skilled chef, and Eugénie (Juliette Binoche), who works as a cook closely by his side. The movie begins with Dodin and Eugénie preparing various meals, and Eugénie selecting vegetables from a...

Golda (2023)

In 1974, Golda Meir, played by Helen Mirren, attends a hearing where she is asked to speak about The Yom Kippur War in 1973, during her tenure as the Prime Minister of Israel. Sworn in to tell the truth, she reflects and recounts her experiences. Despite dealing with...

Skeletons in the Closet (2024)

Mark (Terrence Howard) lives with his wife, Valentina (Valery M. Ortiz), and their daughter, Jenny (Appy Pratt), in a peaceful home. One morning, Mark prepares himself for work, speaking positively about himself to build confidence and ask for a pay raise. Meanwhile,...

Infested (2023)

A group of men carrying large knives and other equipment are exploring a mysterious desert, hoping to discover riches or perhaps a rare species. When one of the men lifts a large rock and finds a strange hole in the sand, he’s curious to see what’s inside. Instead of...

Conan the Destroyer (1984)

When Conan (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is surrounded and attacked by a group of unknown armed men—whether to kill him or for some other reason-, he does what he does best: uses his sword to protect himself and his sidekick Malak (Tracey Walter). After defending himself...

The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003)

The story follows a blind man named Zatôichi (Takeshi Kitano). We meet him as he takes a break from walking on a dirt road, and a group attempt to rob and murder him. He easily defends himself despite being completely blind. Zatôichi is a master swordsman with a...

Lost in the Stars (2022)

He Fei (Zhu Yilong) and his wife, Li Muzi (Huang Kay), go on a holiday together in Southeast Asia to celebrate their anniversary. Unfortunately, while they looked forward to relaxation and celebration, the holiday turns for the worst as Li Muzi suddenly disappears. He...

The Book of Solutions (2023)

Marc (Pierre Niney) is a passionate filmmaker determined to complete and unveil his latest film. But when Marc presents his current work to a group of producers, they find the storyline impossible to understand and the imagery and style awful. Instead of letting Marc...

Bluey S3. EP49 – The Sign (2024)

It's time for the biggest event of the year. The Heeler family is having a wedding in their backyard for Uncle Rad's (Patrick Brammall) and Aunt Frisky's (Claudia O’Doherty) wedding. At the same time, The Heelers are dealing with massive changes, particularly with...

Interview: Allee-Sutton Hethcoat / The Stolen Valley (2022)

Walkden Entertainment (aka Peter Walkden) was delighted to chat with Allee-Sutton Heathcoat, actress from The Stolen Valley (2022), available digitally from April 17th in Australia and New Zealand thanks to Lightbulb Film Distribution....

Interview: Briza Covarrubias / The Stolen Valley (2022)

Walkden Entertainment (aka Peter Walkden) enjoyed chatting with Briza Covarrubias, the lead actress of The Stolen Valley (2022), available digitally from April 17th in Australia and New Zealand, thanks to Lightbulb Film Distribution....

Interview: Jesse Edwards / The Stolen Valley (2022)

Walkden Entertainment (aka Peter Walkden) enjoyed chatting with Jesse Edwards, director, writer and one of the producers of The Stolen Valley (2022), available digitally from April 17th in Australia and New Zealand, thanks to Lightbulb Film Distribution....

Civil War (2024)

In the near future, the United States of America has undergone significant changes. At every turn, the world is plagued by war, violence, and suffering. This film follows the journey of a group of war journalists - Lee (Kirsten Dunst), Joel (Wagner Moura), and Sammy...

Bluey S3. EP48 – Ghostbasket (2024)

Hoping to finally make a house sale, Bandit is parked outside the Heeler's home, pretending to be a real estate agent. Chilli, the potential customer, is given a tour of the house; however, the tour is interrupted by the current homeowners, Janet and Rita, also known...

Origin (2023)

A young (black) man walks around the streets one evening while chatting playfully with a young girl on the phone. While walking, he stops at a local corner store and continues his conversation. But when a car drives past him, he begins to suspect that the mysterious...

The Stolen Valley (2022)

Lupe (Briza Covarrubias) is a Mexican-Navajo mechanic who saves every dollar with her mother, Adamina (Paula Miranda), to buy their own sanctuary and home. On the flip side, Maddy (Allee Sutton Hethcoat) is currently homeless, with no money in her pocket and desperate...

Freud’s Last Session (2023)

The story is set in 1939 London, where tensions are high as the German forces have recently invaded Poland. The story's protagonist is C.S. Lewis (Matthew Goode), and he is joined by Sigmund Freud (Anthony Hopkins). After reading C.S. Lewis' latest book, Pilgrim's...

Late Night with the Devil (2023)

Through a montage and voiceover, we are transported into the world of the 1970s. It was a time of fear, mistrust, terror, and violence. And who was there to document all the chaos? Television. In 1971, a new late-night program called "Night Owls" was launched, and a...

Robot Dreams (2023)

Set in Manhattan around the eighties, we follow Dog, who currently lives on his own. Dog is at a point where being alone has become boring. He spends his evenings playing video games or watching late-night television. Keen for a change, Dog soon discovers an...

Before Dawn (2024)

It is Friday, February 18th- 189 days since Jim (Levi Miller) and his fellow ANZACs left home. Amidst the continuous rainfall and long walks, they find it impossible to rest. The introduction is accompanied by flashbacks, allowing us to learn that in 1916, Jim was in...

Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 (2024)

After Christopher Robin (Scott Chambers) successfully escapes from Pooh and Piglet (Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey), the locals are determined to hunt Pooh and Piglet, destroying various forest areas to find them. With no other options left, Pooh (Ryan Oliva) and...

Mute Witness (1995)

One night, a woman is alone in her home as she prepares to head to bed. But little does this woman know; she's not actually alone. While in the bathroom, a news bulletin is heard on the radio advising listeners that Ernest Strohbecker and two accomplices escaped from...

Io Capitano (2023)

Seydou (Seydou Sarr) is a teenager who dreams of a better life for himself and his family. Eventually, Seydou and his cousin Moussa (Moustapha Fall) decide to leave their home in Dakar and travel to Europe, hoping to achieve fame and fortune so they can support their...

The Blues Brothers (1980)

When Jake Blues (John Belushi) is released from the Joliet Correctional Center in Illinois, his brother, Elwood (Dan Aykroyd), is waiting for him outside in a second-hand police car. The brothers go to visit ‘The Penguin’, a nun (Kathleen Freeman), immediately upon...

Kung Fu Panda 4 (2024)

When Master Shifu (Dustin Hoffman) tells Po (Jack Black) it's time to pass on his title of Dragon Warrior to someone else and become a spiritual leader, Po can't bring himself to choose anyone but himself. Po is now struggling to find inner peace and is highly...

Immaculate (2024)

Cecilia is a woman filled with faith and devotion to all things relating to Jesus Christ. When she accepts a new position at a notable Italian convent, she finds it hard to settle in as some strange behaviour is aimed at her from her peers. Nevertheless, Cecilia...

Control (2023)

Stella (Lauren Metcalfe) is the Home Secretary for Prime Minister David Addams (Mark Hampton) in London. The affair they are engaged in is still a secret from the outside world, but not so much among their fellow staff. One evening, during one of David's campaigns,...

Interview: Lauren Metcalfe / Control (2023)

Walkden Entertainment (aka Peter Walkden) had the honour and pleasure of chatting with Lauren Metcalfe, the lead actress of Control (2023), available on DVD and Digital from April 3rd, thanks to Eagle Entertainment. https://youtu.be/SdT1ikHwBh8?si=Hl9_OiJSRYsOqM4g...

Interview: Gene Fallaize / Control (2023)

Walkden Entertainment (aka Peter Walkden) had the honour and pleasure of chatting with Gene Fallaize, director, writer and executive producer of Control (2023), available on DVD and Digital from April 3rd, thanks to Eagle Entertainment. https://youtu.be/SdT1ikHwBh8...

Perfect Days (2023)

Hirayama (Kôji Yakusho) wakes up in his home, rolls up his sleeping bag, neatly folds everything away, brushes his teeth, gets dressed in his uniform, waters a few houseplants, and picks up some essential items, including his phone, keys, and some change for a vending...

Diamond Head (1962)

In 1959, two men arrive by plane from Honolulu to visit Richard ‘King’ Howland (Charlton Heston). After repeatedly asking him the same question, they are seeking a final answer this time- will King accept the honour of running for senator for Hawaii? Once again,...

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (2003)

Davey (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) enjoys the life of a small-time drug dealer. He often indulges in the party scene, including random hookups and occasional minor theft. One evening, as Davey is walking home, he is stalked by a mysterious man who is displeased with Davey's...

Road House (2024)

Dalton (Jake Gyllenhaal) is an ex-UFC fighter with a tragic past. With little money to his name, Dalton spends his days earning cash fighting in underground clubs. Given Dalton's reputation, most times, he walks in for a fight, and the opponent refuses to fight him,...

The Nut Farm (2024)

In the Australian town of Cobweb, an older man uses a sound detection device in the bush. With this tool, he discovers a group of people secretly living underground. The man is taken captive, and the scene then shifts to San Francisco in the United States. Brendan...

Ricky Stanicky (2024)

The story follows three best friends, Dean (Zac Efron), JT (Andrew Santino), and Wes (Jermaine Fowler), who have known each other since they were young kids. In the present day, the trio are still close friends, but they also share a dark secret. When they were young,...

The Mist (2007)

In a small town, David Drayton (Thomas Jane) is an artist who paints movie-related posters. A horrific storm begins one night, and the following day, he and his family investigate the aftermath. The storm has caused extensive damage; large trees have been uprooted,...

Road House (1989)

Dalton, played by Patrick Swayze, is a highly skilled bouncer. He prefers to handle any trouble professionally and quietly, but sometimes, he must use his fists and kicks to defend himself. One night, Dalton gets into a fight in a club and ends up getting wounded by a...

Cabrini (2024)

In Italy, in 1889, Francesca Cabrini (Cristiana Dell'Anna) is a nun in the Roman Catholic Church. Cabrini is passionate about helping young children who live in poverty and roam the streets. Her dream is to start building a network of orphanages in Lombardy....

The Great Escaper (2023)

Set in the year 2014, Bernard (Michael Caine) is a World War II veteran who spends his days living in an aged care home with his wife Irene (Glenda Jackson). As the anniversary of D-Day approaches, Bernard attempts to book in to attend the D-Day commemorations in...

How to Have Sex (2023)

Three teenage girls, Tara (Mia McKenna-Bruce), Em (Enva Lewis) & Skye (Lara Peake), are travelling on a holiday in Malia, Greece. The close friends hope to have a wild and fun time, spending their time being loud, drinking heavily, visiting various clubs, meeting...

Desperation Road (2023)

Maben (Willa Fitzgerald) is currently doing everything she can to get by and survive while attempting to be a good mother to a young daughter. With no home or money to their name, the pair often move around from one place to the next. One evening, Maben is approached...

History of Evil (2024)

In the future, many things have changed. Firstly, corruption plagues America, and local police now enforce a religious government. Those who refuse to submit to religious law enforcement are known as ‘The Resistance’. One member of the Resistance is Alegre Dyer...

You’ll Never Find Me (2023)

In a mobile home in a caravan park, Patrick (Brendan Rock) sits alone by his dining table while a wild storm rages outside. Soon, a loud knock at the door startles Patrick. Upon opening the door, he finds a woman (Jordan Cowan) begging for help and seeking shelter...

Interview: Cast & Director of Combat Wombat: Back 2 Back (2023)

Walkden Entertainment (aka Peter Walkden) had the honour and pleasure of chatting with Director Ricard Cussó, along with lead actors David Wenham, Ed Oxenbould, Grant Denyer & Elizabeth Cullen, during the Queensland premiere of Combat Wombat: Back 2 Back (2023) at...

Combat Wombat: Back 2 Back (2023)

Several months have passed since Sanctuary City was introduced to Maggie, aka Combat Wombat (Deborah Mailman), and her sidekick Sweetie (Ed Oxenbould). Thanks to the latest technology developed by tech genius Lenny (David Wenham), the people within the city can now...

Weekend at Bernie’s (1989)

Two best friends, Larry (Andrew McCarthy) and Richard (Jonathan Silverman), work at an insurance company and are doing everything possible to receive a promotion. Each day, they dream of earning more money and living a life of luxury, even more so when they see their...

The Mountain (1956)

When a large plane crashes just below the summit of Bald Mountain, rescue parties are formed to climb to the disaster. The aircraft was on a routine flight from Calcutta to Paris when something unexpected caused the flight to crash. Each moment means less possibility...

This Is Me…Now: A Love Story (2024)

Prepare yourself for a one-of-a-kind journey that you won't experience anywhere else as you join Jennifer Lopez, a renowned celebrity artist and actress. Through song, dance, story and spectacular picture, she takes you on a tour of her mind, heart, and soul, guiding...

Subtraction (2022)

Farzaneh (Taraneh Alidoosti) is a driving instructor. During a lesson where she tries to teach someone who is completely ignorant and careless about basic driving rules, she sees something unusual far away outside the car window. From a distance, she can see her...

Inspector Sun and the Curse of the Black Widow (2022)

The film is set in Shanghai in 1934 and follows the story of Inspector Sun (played by Ronny Chieng), a brilliant and confident huntsman spider. Inspector Sun is known for working alone, and when we meet him, he has been tasked with solving the ultimate unsolved case -...

Riceboy Sleeps (2022)

Found on a cold winter’s evening as a baby wrapped in a blanket, no one knew where So-young was from. As she grew up, she bounced around from one orphanage to the next before packing her bags when she got older and leaving to live in a big city. So-young hoped for...

Interview: Mark Leonard Winter / The Rooster (2023)

Walkden Entertainment (aka Peter Walkden) had the honour and pleasure of chatting with Mark Leonard Winter, director and writer of The Rooster (2023), which is Available in Australian Cinemas from February 22nd. When the body of his oldest friend is found buried in a...

The Rooster (2023)

Dan (Phoenix Raei) is a police officer working within a small community. Life presents many challenges and struggles for Dan, and he finds himself walking around in what feels like a real-life nightmare. Pushing him even further over the edge is the discovery of a...

The Jester (2023)

One evening, a man named John (Matt Servitto) walks around alone in a small community. While walking, it's evident that something, or perhaps someone, is following him from a distance. John also appears to have strange and unexplainable visions of a little girl. The...

Dario Argento Panico (2023)

Introducing a documentary focused on the well-known horror director, writer, producer, actor, and composer Dario Argento. Today, many public figures would say Dario is like a painter or a musician in the film style. Dario's films have always featured fantastic camera...

May December (2023)

Elizabeth (Natalie Portman) is an actress working on her newest film. To prepare for her upcoming leading role, Elizabeth has the opportunity to study the real person she will be portraying, a woman named Gracie (Julianne Moore). It's been over twenty years since...

Birth/Rebirth (2023)

Celie (Judy Reyes) is a single mother who works full-time as a nurse. At the same hospital is Dr. Rose Casper (Marin Ireland), a morgue technician who is working in the field of pathology. Even though they work at the same hospital, Celie and Dr. Rose Casper are...

Interview: Simon Emmett / Welcome to the Darkness (2023)

Walkden Entertainment (aka Peter Walkden) had the honour and pleasure of chatting with Simon Emmett, director of Welcome to the Darkness (2023), available on Digital from January 24th, thanks to Lightbulb Film Distribution. Have you been a long-term fan of The...

Anatomy of a Fall (2023)

Over the last year, a family of three consisting of Samuel (Samuel Theis), Sandra (Sandra Hüller), and their vision-impaired son, Daniel (Milo Machado Graner), have been living in an isolated location in the mountains. The film opens with Sandra attempting to share a...

Interview: Josh Forbes / Destroy All Neighbors (2024)

Walkden Entertainment (aka Peter Walkden) enjoyed chatting with Josh Forbes, director of Destroy All Neighbors (2024), Now Available Exclusively on Shudder. How did you become connected with Destroy All Neighbors, and what was the biggest attraction to working on...

Welcome to the Darkness (2023)

It's incredible to think of it now, but in 2002, The Darkness was an unsigned band. By 2004, its key members- Justin Hawkins, his brother Dan Hawkins, Frankie Poullain and the original drummer Ed Graham- had sold over a million records. But in 2006, something...

The Iron Claw (2023)

Based on a true story set in the early 1980s, The Iron Claw follows the Von Erich brothers and their journey within the world of professional wrestling. Firstly, we are taken back in time to glimpse wrestling icon Fritz Von Erich (Holt McCallany), delivering a final...

The Jungle Bunch: World Tour (2023)

The Jungle Bunch is a group of animals who, when called upon, will help and save the day. Whether it's another animal in need of urgent help or an area in the jungle that requires their attention, their goal and desire is to help maintain peace and harmony. When one...

The Canterville Ghost (2023)

In the late 1800s, there's a wild storm during the night right at bedtime for Lord Monroe (Bill Lobley), the proud owner of a stunningly large manor house in Canterville Chase, England. However, before going to bed with his teddy bear, Lord Monroe encounters something...