DVD Rating: ***

Reviewed by: Amber Wilkinson

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The extras on this disc - also released in the Blu-ray format - comprise an hour and a half of interviews with the crew and cast. The questions, shown in intertitles, are disappointingly repetitive, although everyone tries to offer thoughtful answers. Some of the questions also feel rather off-hand, such as when Robert Emms, who plays Rick, is asked: "What caused Rick to crack up?"

The most interesting observations inevitably come from the director and writer of the source novel Daniel Clay. Claire Burt - the real-life mum of Eloise Lawrence, who plays Skunk - also has some entertaining observations about her daughter on the set and Lawrence herself is rather sweet, although the use of two separate interviews with her makes her segment particularly repetitious. These interviews are most certainly to be watched after seeing the movie itself as they are peppered with spoilers, including some extensive questioning about the final scenes.

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The package is completed by the trailer for the film. The movie itself is subtitled, although the extras are not.

Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2013
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A young girl’s life changes when she witnesses a brutal attack.
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Product Code: OPTR 2539

Region: 2

Ratio: 1.78:1

Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1

Extras: Interviews with cast and crew, trailer

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