Dying Breed

Synopsis: Dying Breed interweaves the two most fascinating icons of Tasmanian history: the extinct Tasmanian tiger and "The Pieman" (aka Alexander Pearce) who was hanged for cannibalism in 1824. Against all odds, Pearce escaped from the most feared penal settlement of the British Empire - Sarah Island - and disappeared into the impenetrable forests of Western Tasmania. Seven convicts escaped with him, yet Pearce was the only one that emerged... along with chunks of human flesh in his pockets. The legend of Pearce was born. An extinct species... a long forgotten legend... both had a desperate need to survive; both could now have living descendants within the Tasmanian bush. Many sightings of the tiger have been reported. Many hikers have gone missing. Hundreds in fact. Zoologist Nina is convinced there are still tigers remaining in the Tasmanian wilderness, and she has proof - a photograph of a paw print snapped by her sister just before she met with a fatal accident in the bush eight years befor
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Director(s): Jody Dwyer
Production: After Dark Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
92 min

Run, you bastard!

I think I see something there.

Over there!

Come on!

Let go the dogs!

Get onto him.


Let's go, then! Down you go!

Hold fast, you Irish shit!

So you thought you'd

leave hell, would you?

Timmy! I have Pearce!


Your hands, get 'em up!


Well, as you will.

Irish are all the same.

Over there!

You okay?

Yeah. I'm good.

You sure your friend is fine with this?


Jack's an old mate.

Plus, I told him his picture would

be plastered across the front page

of every newspaper in the country if

he helped us find this tiger, so...

That's if we find it.

A small detail.

I can't wait to meet him.


Yeah, I know. Relax.

- Yes.

- I'm good. I'm excited.


Wow! You look the same.

Obviously been working it off.

I'm proud of you, mate.

You know, we grew up as neighbors.

Did everything together.

Yeah, I heard.

Not everything.

So this trip of ours...

Let's agree on 60/40?

- 60/40...

- All right, 50/50.

But that includes marketing rights.



Go easy, mate. This

trip means a lot to her.

I'm doing her a favor, remember?

Yeah, you are. It's just her sister.

- Remember?

- That was ages ago.

That was eight years

ago, which isn't long.

This is the same trip... Just be aware.

That's all I'm saying. Be sensitive.

Okay. Hey, I'm Mr. Sensitive.

- All right?

- Okay.

Does she swallow?

Is this it?

Yeah, absolutely.

Plenty of room for the four of us.

Who's the fourth?


Who's Rebecca?

You didn't expect it to be

just the three of us, did you?

I mean, that would be like traveling

with my parents, for f*ck's sake.

Come on.


Nina, shotgun.

Get in the back.

God, it's beautiful.

Still pinching myself

we finally made it here.

Beats sitting in a real

estate office all day.

That bad, is it?


Hey, how long was your sister here?

About two years.

She kind of fell off the radar

towards the end there, so...

Hey, Nina, there's money

to be made, isn't there?

If you can prove that this tiger exists.

Is that true, Nina?

I'm not going to bite.

A local paper offered over a

million dollars, apparently.

Mind you, though, if we do find this

thing, we probably won't recognize it

because it'll be so fucking inbred.

You're full of it.

- Do you have an "off"

switch? - Mm-hmm. Right here.

So which drop we

heading for again, mate?

I think it's this one.

Hang on. Is it...

Maybe it's this one. No, no, no...

We're not lost yet.

Must be weird, though...

following your sister

here after so long.


I just want to finish what she started.

You know?

Well, Pieman River.


- Nothing.

- Oh, yes.

- We must have arrived, then.

- The house of serenity.

Oi! Tasmania! You awake?

Right here.

Thank you.

Thank you.

Done a little bit of acting in my time.

I got to wee.

Watch out for leeches.

You know, I could've been

in Thailand with Emily.

You would have missed me too much.

Need a hand?

Hey, sis, come here.

No teeth.

Hey! They're here.

Check out the color.

What is it, rust?

It's not rust.

Looks more like blood.

Yeah, right.

Come on.



You all right?

Yeah, I'm fine. I'm fine.

We're going to drive the car up.

Oi! Oi!

I'm okay.

- Yeah, yeah, yeah. F*ck.

- You're going to do it?

- All right. Don't scratch it.

- Oh, God.

She's definitely always on top.

You don't get a say ever, do ya?

Steady. Oh, God.

Okay, okay, okay.


All right. Straight up.

- Great.

- Well done.

It's a freakin' antique! Look at her go.

Hey, tell them about

your idea for a bridge.


What's with the water?

Why's it look like blood?

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