DVD The Jungle

DVD The Jungle
DVD The Jungle

Rating: 4.1
Genres: Thriller
Director: Andrew Traucki
Writers: Andrew Traucki
Stars: Igusti Budianthika, Rupert Reid, Agoes Widjaya Soedjarwo
Big cat conservationist LARRY BLACK and his filmmaker brother BEN travel into the Indonesian jungle to find and document the rare and endangered Javan Leopard. As they travel deeper and deeper into the jungle they realise they are being stalked by a deadly predator. Written by Dean Toovey
Plot Keywords: jungle
Country: Australia
Release Date: 2013 (Australia)


  1. If you experience dizziness or nausea seeing videos shot by shaky hand held cameras, this is not a movie for you. Most people think that this idea of a movie is outdated and had been used in numerous films throughout the decades, directors and writers still found it amusing to use this method to break their storyline. For me, it was fine. So what if it got shaky camera all over it, this jungle still worth my time watching it. It's a similar genre to movies such as cannibal holocaust, the blair witch project, VHS and mostly most of movies nowadays produced by Hollywood but with less gore and some interesting scare factor in it. The expedition in this movie kinda give you the 'destination truth' feeling and I personally love the background that depicts indonesian villages and thick green khatulistiwa jungle much suited its title. I can't say it is great movie but it will do to pass your evening. The acting is OK and the effects is so so. I give it an eight out ten just to boost its rating.

  2. I'm not a lover of scary movies but I loved Andrew Traucki's earlier film with the crocodile – Black Water. The acting from the female lead in that was superb and the effects with the crocodile very realistic. This isn't as good but he is very good at suspense which builds slowly. Like David Strattan I also don't like hand-held camera work, but it does give the feeling of maneuvering through tight jungle spaces, so perhaps its use here is appropriate. The actors give good performances but the script could have been better developed. The horror genre is a difficult choice as Hollywood can afford bigger and better effects. I hope the writer /director will make more movies. I know it isn't easy to get finance as an independent. He has talent and should persist.

  3. I really hated Blair Witch Project, I really liked The Tunnel, so that should give you an idea where this movie sits. It's a good horror movie. So if you wan to get scared, buy or rent this DVD, turn the lights down and watch it. I really like horror movies with logical ending so this one sits in logical ending category… It could have been better but I still enjoyed it. I think hand-held camera movies reached the level of well produced movies, but don't forget: IT IS A HAND HELD CAMERA MOVIE. Meaning: there is lots of running with a camera, screaming, shaking, visuals are not you bright daylight see everything scenes. I thought the night vision camera scenes were cool.

  4. I enjoyed this film. It had a real authenticity and sense of realism about it, it didn't pull any lame punches and when the scares hit they were very effective.

    Its a slow burn so if you want fast paced gore and lots of blood forget it. I thought the suspense was really well done in that it is very minimal and really relies on sound to do a lot of the work, make sure you have the sound up.

    I also liked the fact that we never really get to know what the thing is- leaves it up to the imagination which is always more powerful and scary than special effect and animatronics.

    I also thought the acting was good especially the relationship between Larry the scientist and Adi the tracker.

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