I watched this tonight and it's absolutely fantastic. Heath Ledger and Bryan Brown give first-rate performances and the script is brilliant. The film has won numerous movie awards and it's not hard to see why. It's sort of an Aussie "Lock Stock" or "Snatch" but obviously set in a sunnier part of the world There are some amusing moments, mainly in the last 30 minutes but the whole movie was captivating and had me totally enthralled.
It's best if you do as I did and don't read the synopsis or even the back cover and just watch the movie. That way you'll know nothing about the plot and will enjoy the movie even more
The only version to get is the R4 which is 1.85:1 anamorphic and DD2.0 Surround Sound. It's not available on R1 and the R2 is P&S. Good video and audio transfer, but there's a brief crackle and dropout at 49:17.
I was also pleased to see Powderfinger, a great Aussie band, get in on the soundtrack - it made me stick on their Odyssey Number Five CD as soon as the movie finished
Available from www.atlanticdvd.com.au and www.ezydvd.com.au and other on-line Aussie DVD retailers