Revolver Entertainment is pleased to announce the March 30th Blu-Ray & DVD release of “Snowtown”, one of the most gripping, harrowing and disturbing films ever to come out of Australia.
From first-time director Justin Kurzel, Snowtown marks the arrival of a major new filmmaking talent. A nail-biting, emotionally compelling and a psychologically devastating account of real-life murders, Snowtown documents the true-story of Australia’s most notorious serial killer, John Bunting.
Set in Adelaide, Southern Australia during the late 1990s, Bunting rallies against a nonchalant police force where paedophiles and drug addicts are free to roam the streets. Bunting takes on the role as an unsolicited vigilante for the under-classes by taking the law into his own hands. Bunting is currently serving eleven consecutive sentences of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for his role in the killing of 11 victims, now referred to as the “Snowtown murders”.Synopsis:
Sixteen-year-old Jamie (Lucas Pittaway) lives with his mother and two brothers in a housing trust home in Adelaide’s northern suburbs. Longing for an escape from the violence and hopelessness that surrounds him, Jamie’s salvation arrives in the form of John (Daniel Henshall), a charismatic father figure who unexpectedly comes to his aid.
As John spends more time with Jamie’s family, he moves from the role of protector to that of his mentor, indoctrinating Jamie into a world brimming with bigotry, righteousness and malice. Like a son mimicking his father, Jamie gradually begins to take on John’s traits and beliefs. When the truth is finally revealed, Jamie’s hopes of happiness are threatened by both his loyalty for, and fear of, his new found father figure; Australia’s most prolific and dangerous serial killer, John Bunting.