Bone Tomahawk [Blu-ray] [2015]

  • SKU: 4725803
  • Release Date: 12/29/2015
  • Rating: NR
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Overall Customer Rating:
88% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (385 out of 441)

Synopsis


Bone Tomahawk
In a small western town several of the residents go missing and are feared to have been kidnapped by a cannibalistic tribe who live in vast caves deep in the desert lands. Originally thought to be Indians, the tribe is actually a spoiled bloodline known as troglodytes; vicious killers who prefer human meat over all else. Determined to find the townsfolk, Sheriff Franklin Hunt (Kurt Russell) enlists a team of gunslingers to risk their lives by confronting the remorseless cave-dwelling maneaters. Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Richard Jenkins, Lili Simmons, David Arquette, Sid Haig and Sean Young co-star. Directed by S. Craig Zahler. ~ Erin Demers, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Kurt Russell
    Kurt Russell - Franklin Hunt
  • Patrick Wilson
    Patrick Wilson - Arthur O'Dwyer
  • Matthew Fox
    Matthew Fox - John Brooder
  • Richard Jenkins
    Richard Jenkins - Chicory
  • Lili Simmons
    Lili Simmons - Samantha O'Dwyer



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 441 reviews

88%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Bone Tomahawk on Blu Ray

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    Sharks432
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    All of my many Blue Ray reviews focus solely upon the actual quality of the film from Standard Def DVD quality to the higher standard set for Blu Ray. Summaries of the plot and opinions of the story line and acting can be found in the majority of the other reviews so I do not want to be redundant. My rating is based solely upon the Blue Ray disc's quality and not the quality of the movie itself. That said, I enjoyed the movie very much for its humor, horror and characters. Keep in mind, however, that the quality of what you see and hear is also dependent upon the quality of the TV monitor you are watching on as well as the home theater set up you are using. The monitor I use is a fairly new Panasonic ZT 65" plasma and the amps, speakers, cables, OPPO 103 BluRay player and AVM-60 7.1 Atmos enabled Surround Processor I use are hi end esoteric gear to provide me with a more realistic and objective perspective. The Oppo player is not enabled to transcode Atomos audio so it will default to the next best audio coded, in this case, Dolby True HD 7.1 I am not trying to be a snob here, but just pointing out that what you see and hear is very dependent upon the quality of the gear you are using. VIDEO QUALITY...... Filmed on a relatively low budget, the video quality is really quite good providing fairly natural and normal skin tones and true to life color resolution and saturation. Color grading is, for the most part, shot warm but not overdone. There are many nighttime scenes and the blacks appear to go pretty deep sacrificing little detail. Small details are clearly evident throughout. Mbps rate averaged in the low 30's. I did not see any noticieable artifacts, dropouts, or grain which would not appear anyway when shot on video rather than film. AUDIO QUALITY.... When you have a low budget film it appears that the audio editing takes the hit. While the audio codec is a lossless DTS HD MA 5.1 I do not think much went into steering foley fx to their appropriate left, right, front and rear channels. Not saying that there was none but not as much as I would have expected from a film where movement and action takes a large part of the film. Dialogue was always clear and transparent and I had no issues with discerning what was being said. EXTRAS..... I do not count previews of other films as extras. They are advertisements that take up space on the disc calling for even more compression of the film you are paying for. Other than that, there was one deleted scene that would have served as a denouement to the film and I agree with the editors, best left deleted. The making of the film doc was typical but there was also a question and answer video included shot after the film was premiered at a film festival. I found this, at first and interesting way to further explore the film, but the panel consisting of the director and most of the cast, except Kurt Russell himself, turned it in to a self congratulatory waste of time with no real info provided other than patting each other's backs. I liked the film and would have given it a solid 4 stars but this 3 star rating is based upon the actual Blu Ray quality and the lack of attention to the audio mixing lowered it to the 3 stars I gave it. I do hope this has been of some help to you. Thanks for reading

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Loved It!!!!

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    Stylez
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    This is not for everyone, but I personally think it was tremendous. It's a western, a comedy, and a monster movie rolled into one. The acting is mostly great, especially Richard Jenkins. The humor and dialogue are unique and interesting. To enjoy this movie, you need to be mentally prepared for a massive shift in tone at the end. Structurally it reminds me of Dusk til Dawn that way. This seems like a well done western all the way UNTIL... things go horribly wrong. The massive shift from western to... well, horror I guess, really generates a deep sense of how quickly things can go from normal to absolutely horrific. There is no warning or build up, just like real life can be. So much so, you start to wonder "is this really happening?" I'm sure this will turn some viewers off, especially if they were enjoying the regular old posse round-em up story. But I think the juxtaposition only drives home how awesome the movie really is. It's a wonderful risk taken by the film makers, turning this movie into anything but the normal Hollywood movie. The first 66% of the movie is necessary though, to connect us to the characters in such a way that we are right there with them at the end. One word of warning: there is one absolutely gruesome and graphic murder later in the film, like nothing I've ever seen. Again, necessary to drive home how real things have suddenly gotten for our heroes. As long as you're mentally prepared for what this movie is like, I think you'll enjoy it.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not your typical Western movie

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    Barstro
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    Not your typical western movie. Of course there was your kidnapping of some people and a posse is assembled to track them down and rescue them. What the members of the posse didn’t know is what they were in store for once they found their targets. It started out a little slow because I’m always anxious to get to the action. I had no problem with the pace because it gives you the opportunity see the guys interact with each other and learn more about the characters. The posse runs into some difficulties along their way when they run into some bad guys and are attacked and had their supplies taken and one of them is sick. The deputy sheriff played by Richard Jenkins gave an excellent performance as always. He is one of my favorite actors. It leads you to believe that this movie is about perseverance by the way that the men have to overcome obstacles in order to save these people who were taken by natives. There are brutal scenes in this movie that are definitely not for the squeamish. This movie is a western with some comedic aspects, survival and some gory scenes that you won’t forget, or just may haunt you. This is definitely a must see movies for adult audiences only.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Realistic Western with Excellent Actors

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    Icesniper
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    Bone Tomahawk is an excellent western with a thriller kind of twist to it. In the beginning a criminal drifter makes a choice that sets off a horrible chain of events to follow and other good people pay the price. To me the highlight of the film was the excellent actors in it and their performances. Pleasant surprises like Matthew Fox (Jack from TV's Lost) and Richard Jenkins (one of the best character actors out there) payoff big in their supporting roles. The movie is kind of a slow burn, with bits of mild humor throughout and very authentic Western dialogue to add a bit of flair. Be warned however, the film is very graphic in it's violence, featuring one of the worst death''s I've ever seen in film. The action really picks up at the end, but I have to say I was a little disappointed with the abrupt ending considering I felt the rest of the movie was so well paced. This is a BluRay worth adding to your collection based on the performances alone, despite the slim bonus features. It can usually be found on sale at an affordable price and I think most Western fans would really enjoy it.

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Movie sucks

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    arubino99
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    It's terrible. It's slow, very plodding in its pace. It bills itself as a Western/Horror, but really has neither. There's a Western setting, to be sure, and there's some gore at the end, but nothing about it says Western and nothing about it says horror. The "Western" aspects are merely setting and window dressing (like old-timey sounding dialog such as phrases like "tincture"); don't expect to see cowboys or a slice of life in the West. The actors seem like they are simply reading their lines and phoned in their performances. The writing is terrible. If you're interested in this movie, rent it first. I would NOT recommend a purchase, and would highly recommend you to save 2 hours of your life. But hey, it's your time and money.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Kurt Russell!!!!!!!

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    Farkas
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    I did a blind buy with this film just because Kurt Russell was in it. Being a huge fan of the man I did read a little about it online but tried to stay as unspoiled as I could. Basic premise is Kurt Russell plays a sheriff of a small town and one night some people get kidnapped by a tribe of Neanderthal like indians. A good portion of the movie is him and a group traveling to get to where the tribe lives. This is a little bit of a slower film but the great cast keeps things interesting through the film. The end does have some brutality and is a nice pay off. The gore at the end is the only reason this is getting lumped into the horror genre. For the most part it is a western with some gore. I think it's a good film well worth watching.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Western worthy of being a Western

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    Bryon
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    Good to see Kurt Russell back in the saddle. I grew up on Westerns and was always surprised when there wasn't more serious treatments after the release of Unforgiven. This movie dips a little into the more graphic side of brutality but there's some awesome dramatic sequences. It's nice to see a film take it's own pace (remember how long Alien was before everything really started happening?) without having to use giant explosions or "epic" fight sequences to keep your attention - that's what the actors are for. If you're a fan of Kurt Russell, or Westerns in general, I'd definitely recommend.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    BONE TOMAHAWK

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    JOHNNYANGEL2010
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    In the Fantastic Fest Q&A, Zahler stresses that he did not make Bone Tomahawk as a horror film, even though parts are intended to frighten the audience. Anyone expecting a traditional gorefest will be disappointed, because Zahler is more interested in exploring character than filling the screen with blood. Bone Tomahawk contains several gruesome scenes that probably would not survive intact for the film to obtain an R rating, but they are merely exclamation points. Far more memorable is the deliberate and suspenseful buildup to those intense moments, as four isolated men confront their inner demons under a vast and lonely sky. Highly recommended.

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