Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

Buy New

Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Buy Used
Used - Very Good See details
$10.00 + $3.99 shipping
Sold by goHastings.

Sell Us Your Item
For up to a $0.30 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices Add to Cart
$12.06  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Have one to sell? Sell yours here

The Hunter [Blu-ray] (2012)

Willem Dafoe , Frances O'Connor , Daniel Nettheim  |  R |  Blu-ray
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (327 customer reviews)

List Price: $19.98
Price: $11.83 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $8.15 (41%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 3 left in stock.
Sold by turntostart and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Monday, Sept. 22? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Watch Instantly with Prime Members Rent Buy
The Hunter
$2.99 $9.99

Other Formats & Versions

Amazon Price New from Used from
Blu-ray 1-Disc Version $11.83  
DVD 1-Disc Version $7.12  
Save on Top Movies $4.99 or Less
Save on top movies $4.99 or less in our featured deals and new releases store. Shop now

Special Offers and Product Promotions

Frequently Bought Together

The Hunter [Blu-ray] + Seeking Justice (Blu-ray + DVD)
Price for both: $22.99

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Product Details

  • Actors: Willem Dafoe, Frances O'Connor, Sam Neill
  • Directors: Daniel Nettheim
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Closed-captioned, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Magnolia Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: July 3, 2012
  • Run Time: 102 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (327 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007UW9WTG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,405 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Hunter [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

Special Features


Editorial Reviews

Martin David, a skilled and focused mercenary, is sent into the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for a tiger believed to be extinct. Hired by an anonymous company that wants the tiger's genetic material, Martin arrives in Tasmania posing as a scientist. He proceeds to set up base camp at a broken-down farmhouse, where he stays with a family whose father has gone missing. Usually a loner, Martin becomes increasingly close to the family. However, as his attachment to the family grows, he is led down a path of unforeseen dangers, complicating his deadly mission.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
106 of 112 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful Drama Deserving of a Wider Release April 15, 2012
By Publius
Format:Amazon Instant Video|Verified Purchase
The Hunter piqued my interest when perusing upcoming films on my smart phone's Flixster app. What little bit of story revealed in the trailer provided just enough motivation for me to make a point of seeing this film, but unfortunately its limited theatrical release on 6 April 2012 did not include Chicago.

Nevertheless, I was happy to see this film listed on Amazon's Instant Video, and the $7 rental was well worth it.

Willem Dafoe provides an excellent performance as Martin David, an introverted loner whose cultured tastes in music and finer accommodations seem to contrast with his ability to survive in the violent Tasmanian wilderness. But his technical proficiency and skill as a hunter made him a prime candidate for a dubious and impossible job - hunting down and killing an extinct species of tiger in the mountains of Tasmania.

As he sets out on this futile and illegal task he ends up in the middle of two feuding parties - a sadistic clan of testosterone-laden lumberjacks and the pot-smoking "Greens" trying to shut them down. When David is not hiking the mountains hunting for his prey, he holds up at the home of Lucy Armstrong and her two children. Lucy's husband - a Green himself - went missing several months earlier, and during his stay with the Armstrong family, Martin inadvertently takes on a subtle role as husband and father. As his interest in Lucy and the children grow, his faraway employer becomes concerned with Martin's loyalty.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
65 of 70 people found the following review helpful
By Gary B
Format:Amazon Instant Video|Verified Purchase
A highly-realistic, slow-paced but solid thriller with remarkable scenery, it's somewhat reminiscent of "Winter's Bone" in tone and pacing, and "Drive" in regards to the main character. All three leads are fantastic, there's a mild feeling of adventure, the story has no flaws and the drama is natural and never melodramatic. Warning for animal lovers though, animals are trapped and skinned in the film as necessary for the plot. If you liked "Winter's Bone" you will definitely appreciate this fine film.
Was this review helpful to you?
33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thrilling and beautiful film! March 17, 2012
Format:Amazon Instant Video
Love this movie! Cinematography is breathtaking and lends to the poignancy of the story. I truly enjoyed Willem Dafoe's performance as well as seeing some of Tasmania's beautiful landscapes and wildlife.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Underestitmated it. . . September 11, 2012
Format:Amazon Instant Video
Well what a surprise of a film. In the first 7 mins I was intrigued then the movie froze for a few mins and began again. . .what a treat. Willem Dafoe was amazing. I don't know how others saw him, but I saw him as a true man. The way he took care of things, they way he defended, respected, cared for. . he was the ultimate man in this movie and it was great to see a film not just about the initial plot but about more than that. It has depth, character and much more. I thought this was an action but its more of drama (Maybe I misread the style of the movie) either way it's great and the ending, it brought a little tear to my eye with how beautiful that shot is when he meets his goal. It was great. . .I plan to purchase this film for a night of movies with the girls.
Was this review helpful to you?
16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Complex and Disturbing Rebirth March 11, 2012
By MadMacs
Format:Amazon Instant Video
*Warning: Not A Film For Animal Lovers*

In this atmospheric film, the always enjoyable Willem Dafoe plays Martin David - the current pseudonym for a private contractor who accepts any work as long as the job pays well. An acutely fussy person, his choice of employment is a odd contradiction given his desire for neat precision and harmonious balance. And his next job entails entering into a very imprecise and messy world.

Assignment: Locate and harvest the Tasmanian Tiger, a dog-like creature that was hunted into extinction by ignorant immigrants early in the twentieth-century. Secret reports have reached a global biotech firm that it still exists; a confirmed sighting, likely the very last of its kind, somewhere in the cold mountains of the island nation. He's been ordered to hunt the animal down and kill it, taking samples of its blood, flesh and organs for purposes unknown.

The difficulty of the mission is made clear from his arrival, under his cover as a university researcher, he is persona non grata. The local populace needs employment and that means strip logging the rainforest - so "greenies" like him aren't welcome. In fact, the locals are openly hostile to any perceived neo-hippie because they see them as job killers. Conversely, the huddled eco-warriors also don't trust newcomers - they've been battling to save the pristine woods and hunters have slipped past their ranks before.

He has to secretly complete his contract while shunted in between these two actively opposing forces.

Complicating matters - the broken family that houses his base of operations.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Different than the book, but an adequate film. July 22, 2012
Format:Amazon Instant Video|Verified Purchase
"The Hunter" film differs at many points from the book.

The story is about a "special agent" kind of guy Martin (In the book M) who is assigned to find and eliminate the last Tasmanian Tiger by a conglomo called Redleaf, because the Thylacine has a "venom" which that corporation wants to make into a weapon. They do not want any competition. There is very, very little about the Tasmanian Tiger, and more about the hunter. No spoilers here.

Frances O'Connor is excellent as the wife of a missing environmentalist. She is near catatonic when the agent Martin comes and rooms with her and her two unsupervised children.

Willem Dafoe is excellent as the agent, a brooding and yet extremely competent person to find the Thylacine.

The wilderness area scenes are hauntingly pretty. The musical score is limited, but adequate.

The pace of the movie is slow, the dialogue is limited, and the secondary characters have little or no development. The climax is somewhat different than the book.

Not an adventure movie. Almost no action. Not a thriller. Not really a horror movie. Sort of a drama.

"The Hunter" movie, adapted from the book by Julia Leigh is worth watching, for the good acting and scenery. But those looking to see much about the Tasmanian Tiger may well be disappointed.
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Not his best.
I really like Willem, but this movie dragged for me.
Published 3 hours ago by Jake Jacobs
4.0 out of 5 stars One time viewing entertainment. Great story line.
Willem Dafoe play a great part in this movie. Searching for the extinct Tasmania Tiger. We really enjoyed the movie the ending was much different then we anticipated. Read more
Published 5 hours ago by Bharnz1
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Very slow. What he was hunting wasn't built up yo be something worth all of the drama
Published 1 day ago by Sean C. Johnston
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Published 3 days ago by Gene Newsome
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My son has watched several times.
Published 6 days ago by Jacsnana
4.0 out of 5 stars Watch it.
This was a very enjoyable film. Willem Dafoe delivered a great performance as did Morgana Davies. This is a film about a man who needs nobody but himself to get the job done. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Isaiah T. Silkwood
2.0 out of 5 stars Pretty
Ok movie. Pretty slow
Published 7 days ago by Sam
4.0 out of 5 stars You usually cant go wrong if the movie has Willem ...
You usually cant go wrong if the movie has Willem Dafoe in it and this was no exception...entertaining from beginning to end
Published 7 days ago by K. Pressley
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
The movie was good but a little slow for me.
Published 8 days ago by Bill 2271
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I really enjoyed this flick reminded me of the whale in a sense.
Published 8 days ago by alex sobol
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Look for Similar Items by Category

turntostart Privacy Statement turntostart Shipping Information turntostart Returns & Exchanges