Black Sheep

Black Sheep

DVD - 2007 | Special edition.
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Terrified of sheep and dosed up on therapy, Henry Oldfield (Nathan Meister) returns to his family's farm to sell out to his older brother Angus (Peter Feeney), unaware that something baaaad is going on: Angus' reckless genetic engineering programme. When a pair of inept environmental activists release a mutant lamb from Angus' laboratory, thousands of sheep are turned into bloodthirsty predators. Along with farmhand Tucker (Tammy Davis) and greenie girl Experience (Danielle Mason), Henry finds himself stranded deep on the farm as his worst nightmare comes to life.
Publisher: [Australia] :, Icon Home Entertainment,, [2007].
Edition: Special edition.
Branch Call Number: FILM
Characteristics: 1 DVD (82 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm.
Region 4
Restrictions on Access: Restricted to persons 13 years of age and over; Office of Film and Literature Classification; Films, Videos and Publications Classification Act 1993.
Notes: "New Zealand Film Commission presents in association with NZ on Air & the Daesung Group an Escapade Pictures & Singlet Films production"--Container.

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GingerKat68
Dec 21, 2020

Awesomely bad!

ruthmini Apr 22, 2019

It's so bad, it's good. The sheep are pretty scary, but overall the movie is very campy.

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ManMachine
Oct 26, 2016

You'd think that with a title like "Black Sheep" there'd be at least one genuinely "black" coloured sheep in the whole herd who was the biggest, meanest, and, yes, "blackest" bugger of them all. Yeah. And when it came to the merciless slaughtering of humans, this vicious beast would be the one who couldn't be stopped so easily - No - Not like to others.

And besides all of that - I don't care one bit if the creature is literally gnashing its teeth and foaming at the mouth like a lunatic - Dull, innocuous barnyard animals (such as sheep) make for the lamest, most unconvincing movie-monsters imaginable.

Set in the beautiful New Zealand countryside - Black Sheep's story deals directly with what happens when genetically altered sheep develop a rabid thirst for human blood and go on a murderous rampage, attacking one and all with a vicious frenzy.

Yes. Black Sheep was horrific and gruesome. But its intended humour didn't even come anywhere near to matching that monstrous level of ferocity at all. (If only it did) I found that all of the bloody carnage (and the story, in general) (what there was of one), quickly became quite tiresome, and, yes, predictable.

(*Watch movie-trailer at your own risk*)

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rabbit77
Dec 13, 2014

So funny...the Zombie sheep version of Shaun of the Dead

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tj_is_cool
Jul 20, 2014

Super bad.

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Tigertail
Oct 28, 2013

Loved it. Funny and with some gore, I laughed through the whole move. Needs a better title though

laustcawz May 07, 2013

Very cool film & infinitely more deserving of a great title like "Black Sheep" than the stupid Farley/Spade movie.

Quimeras May 07, 2013

“Black Sheep” was more comedy than horror and definitely one of the silliest films I have ever seen. Even though I am a bit ashamed to admit it, I really enjoyed this movie.

kevfarley Apr 13, 2013

Hitchcock's "The Birds" meets 40 million sheep in beautiful New Zealand. Great fun to be had with this "Instant Cult Classic". Its evin better than it sounds.

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Monolith
Feb 17, 2013

Crazy Kiwi flick. IMDb's mini-description is "Get ready for the Violence of the Lambs!" (lol)

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Monolith
Feb 17, 2013

Henry Oldfield (on finding out that his brother has created a sheep with human DNA): "You f**ker!" Angus Oldfield: "Actually it was a sperm sample." Henry Oldfield: "You wanker!"

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