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Hatchet [Unrated Director's Cut] [DVD] [2006]

  • SKU: 8623377
  • Release Date: 12/18/2007
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    87% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (26 out of 30)

    Special Features


    • Audio commentary with writer/director Adam Green
    • Cinematographer Will Barratt and actors Tamara Feldman, Joel David Moore and Deon Richmond
    • The making of Hatchet
    • Meeting Victor Crowley
    • Guts & gore
    • Anatomy of a kill
    • A twisted tale
    • Gag reel
    • Trailer

    Synopsis


    Hatchet
    A handful of college students looking for a good time are thrown into a world of danger in this homage to the slasher film cycle of the 1970s and '80s. Ben (Joel David Moore) has just been given his walking papers by his girlfriend and is deeply depressed. Needing a pick-me-up, Ben and his friend Marcus (Deon Richmond) head to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, and take in a "Haunted Swamp Tour," with master of ceremonies Shawn (Parry Shen) guiding guests through a spooky patch of bayou country. Along the way, Ben and Marcus meet a pair of half-bright exotic dancers, Misty (Mercedes McNab) and Jenna (Joleigh Fioreavanti), as well as Marybeth (Tamara Feldman), a pretty girl who is secretive about her past. As they tour the swamp, Shawn tells his customers about the local legend of Victor Crowley, a deformed man who was taunted by the other children living near the swamp until he was nearly bludgeoned with an axe by his father while trying to open the door of their burning shack. While Ben and Marcus don't think much of the story at first, it doesn't take long before they have serious reason to believe Victor Crowley is still at large -- and is looking to settle some old scores. Hatchet received its world premiere at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Tamara Feldman
      Tamara Feldman - Marybeth
    • Deon Richmond
      Deon Richmond - Marcus
    • Mercedes McNab
      Mercedes McNab - Misty
    • Joleigh Fioreavanti
      Joleigh Fioreavanti - Jenna
    • Parry Shen
      Parry Shen - Shaw



    Customer rating

    Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 30 reviews

    87%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent slasher film.

      Posted
      Signification

      I was looking forward to this movie for years. Like many others, I saw the title and thought it was an adaptation of the book about the kid whose plane crashes and he has to live in the woods. Seconds later, I read that Kane Hodder was in it, and I was even more confused. Then, I find out it was a horror film and had nothing to do with the book. I was mildly interested at that point, but I got really excited when I read the first reviews over a year ago. I waited, and then the film got a distributor. A while later, the film got an NC-17 rating and then was cut down to an R. Then, I found out it was being released theatrically, but it didn't show anywhere close to where I live. The DVD was then announced to come out just in time for Christmas. After all this waiting, if the film wasn't great, it would be a huge disappointment. I'm happy to say that this is one of the best horror films of the decade and one of the best films of 2007. The film doesn't really contain anything new, but it's so entertaining that it doesn't matter. The jokes are funny, and the characters are likable. The unrated (NC-17-rated) cut does not disappoint. The kills are very bloody. I liked that a few of the kills had two parts to them or went on for a while -- for example, one death involves numerous hacks with a hatchet, whereas most other films would cut away after one hit. I also appreciated the shots of blood splashing on trees and the shot of blood flying off the hatchet after it was pulled out of a victim. Also, the 360-degree shot before a character's death -- in addition to being necessary to creating the effect without CGI -- is simply cool. The documentaries contained on the DVD are informative and lengthy. Highly recommended.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Overhyped but Worth Watching

      Posted
      beesonosu

      I just finished watching "Hatchet" and I have to say that I enjoyed it, maybe more than expected. It certainly has its flaws in the acting, writing and pacing departments but the silly, over-the-top death sequences help to smooth over these bumps. It may be entirely possible that director and writer Adam Green really wanted the acting and writing to be that cheesy - to invoke an 80s slasher vibe that the movie and its fans seem to flaunt. I think there may have been too much effort in that department, though. I never really felt that I was watching an "80s in 00s" slasher or an homage to 80s backwoods slashers. It was nice to see Freddy, Candyman, and Jason although the former two are relegated to bit parts that don't serve them justice. It was also neat for me to notice Josh Leonard of "The Blair Witch Project" fame although I couldn't put my finger on him at first. He also appeared in a decent Outer Limits episode called "Gettysburg" as well! "Hatchet" also tries its hand at comedy and I found myself laughing a few times but quite a few jokes were off the mark. Maybe the movie would have been better with more black humor or even a self-aware sense a la "Behind the Mask" with references to former horror icons. On the other hand, maybe not. Still, I found the movie to be a serviceable, enjoyable and short ride, akin to a light brunch before a real heavy meal. I'm glad that I watched it but I am also glad that I didn't buy it at full price when it was first released. I think people who enjoy this movie would also enjoy "2001 Maniacs" and probably "Slither". Still, in my mind, films in the same vein like "Behind the Mask" and "Dead Alive/Braindead" are better for their replay value.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Hatchet Job

      Posted
      Babyleo

      I must admit that this movie was so silly that it was funny. The death scenes were very gory and sometimes too long. I must admit that Deon Richmond is a huge scene-stealer and he was hilarious! It was good to see the big horror kings of the 80's and 90's - Robert Englund, Kane Hodder, and Tony Todd have their appearances in the movie. I am sure that this movie is going to be the first in a series of horror flicks that could equal the immense popularity of Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, and Candyman. I would recommend this movie for big horror fans, but you don't need to cover your eyes with a pillow!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Classic Slashers, 80's style...then buy

      Posted
      ThommyGunn
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      I did like this movie and will buy the sequels because i am a horror fan, especially the slasher style movies. I grew up with Friday the 13th and knowing that the actor who plays Hatchet is actually F13th's very own Kane Hodder who played Jason in 7, 8, 9, and X made this a must buy for me. However its still not a 5 star movie, its good, killing, death, scariness. But i feel something else is missing, but i also feel maybe the sequels will answer the holes i am thinking. All in all good fun!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Old School Horror back to it's roots

      Posted
      CaptainPhil

      Hello, I've been watching movies for quite some time, and heard about this on the internet. I rented it first, and then needed to own it. It is an absolute gore/cheese fest- tongue in cheek throw back movie. Some old school horror actors make small appearances as a little treat too. The story is your stereotypical group of people going where they shouldn't go- and all hell breaks loose when they encounter a new iconic villan in Victor Crowley. Give it a shot if you are in the mood for a funny, cheesey blood bath.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Fair

      Posted
      dmoviefan
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      A lot of people told me to watch this film for a long time, and I finally decided to order it. I know its somewhat of a cult classic movie, but I just couldn't get into it. It seemed like it was trying too hard to be like a classic horror movie and threw some humor into it. I will admit there was some pretty cool kills in it, so I wouldn't say it's a terrible movie, I just wouldn't go straight for it when I'm looking for a horror film to watch.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      For Fans

      Posted
      pumpkinpatch

      Just saw this one. This movie was made FOR HORROR FANS. This means a horror fan will enjoy the great fx, deaths, laughs and cameos and probably won't care about the things that aren't perfect. I'm pretty picky, and I would say some acting and dialogue was not great, but it might be somewhat intentional. It's made for fans of great horror movies, and those include some bad acting and dialogue. So if you like horror movies, I can't see you being disappointed. Great kills! Quality effects!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great horror comedy!!!

      Posted
      redandblack6s

      This is a good horror comedy, my wife and I thought it was pretty good! You're really just watching it for the gore and the killing. The plot is just a rip off of Friday the 13th. So, if you're looking for a film with a cheesy plot and lots of pointless killing and gore along with some good laughs, then you'll like this movie. Also, some similar slasher comedies are Just Buried, Otis, and Behind the Mask.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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