I've had such a soft spot for this film since its original release. A unique take on frontier survival, destiny, and the American ethos rounded out by some good performances, beautiful locations, and a delightfully oddball tone. The soundtrack is simply brilliant. It's a shame it suffered so much at the hands of studios, because if it were made now it would be very talked about.
Quite obviously, there is the violent and gory subtext of the consumerism that America is built on... and it is worthy of Romero-style-glorification. But beyond that is a very human and complex characterization of Pearce's character, a man who thinks of himself as a coward for living with blood all over him and proves himself a hero for rejecting life by rejecting blood simultaneously. A great film unjustly ignored
Ravenous is such a criminally underrated horror film. I love the unique score and musical direction of this film. I hope that one country on this planet will release this on Blu-Ray as the american DVD transfer is sub-par.
The bones of a good movie are here, supported by a few tasty performances, a savory score, and the delightful confection of credibly period accurate (though a bit overly flambéed) sets. Sadly, the hearty bones and tasty toppings are unfulfilled by the undercooked meat. The courses are served at too slow a pace, and the most interesting and tasty ingredients are dispensed w http://letterboxd.com/mharbour/films/diary/
Handsomely mounted sick joke of a campfire story, anchored by two exceptional performances--Robert Carlyle at his best, veering from tormented to debonair to a hungry animal, and Guy Pearce playing against type as a cowardly reluctant hero, with a terrific score courtesy of Albarn and Nyman.