Director: Julian Richards Cast: Craig Fairbrass, Rowena King, Jon Finch



This compelling low-budget horror-fantasy from Welsh filmmaker Julian Richards made a splash at several fantasy film festivals, where it often garnered a more favorable reception than Hollywood big-budget product. The plot follows the investigations of English journalist Frazer Truick (Craig Fairbrass) into the disappearance of a colleague's brother in South Wales. His snooping unearths the elaborate political machinations of a long-standing, ultra-conservative faction known as "Regeneration," whose followers, under the leadership of businessman David Keller (Jon Finch), intend to return Wales to its ancient Celtic ways... including the practice of human sacrifices. Insidious plot twists abound, all of which point to Truick's unknowing role in the sect's master plan. Richards' excellent script may draw its thematic inspiration from The Wicker Man, and those familiar with that film may not be entirely surprised by the climax; the story nevertheless contains many unconventional surprises, and it maintains an effective balance between political allegory and pure suspense. Further enhanced by excellent photography and an intense performance from Fairbrass, Darklands represents a remarkable debut from an assured genre talent.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/20/2012
UPC: 0760137555797
Original Release: 1997
Source: Jinga Films Ltd
Region Code: 0
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:30:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Craig Fairbrass Frazer Truick
Rowena King Rachel Morris
Jon Finch David Keller
David Duffy Carver
Roger Nott Dennis Cox
Richard Lynch Salvy
Nicola Branson Becky
Beth Morris Doctor Morgan
William Thomas Det. Jarvis

Technical Credits
Julian Richards Director,Screenwriter
Tim Alban Sound/Sound Designer
Paul Brooks Producer
Zoran Djordjevic Cinematographer
Peter Edwards Executive Producer
Richard Flynn Sound/Sound Designer
Sheena Gunn Costumes/Costume Designer
David A. Hughes Score Composer
Alan Martin Executive Producer
Alan Martin Executive Producer
John Murphy Score Composer
Hayden Pearce Production Designer
Frazer Pearce Art Director
Ian Salvage Screenwriter
Mark Talbot-Butler Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Darklands
1. Chapter 1 [5:41]
2. Chapter 2 [4:58]
3. Chapter 3 [6:03]
4. Chapter 4 [7:07]
5. Chapter 5 [3:32]
6. Chapter 6 [9:25]
7. Chapter 7 [5:37]
8. Chapter 8 [6:31]
9. Chapter 9 [3:19]
10. Chapter 10 [6:54]
11. Chapter 11 [5:29]
12. Chapter 12 [4:55]
13. Chapter 13 [6:01]
14. Chapter 14 [7:03]
15. Chapter 15 [4:13]
16. Chapter 16 [3:32]

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Darklands 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Welsh journalist returns home from London to investigate a mysterious industrial accident, unearthing a conspiracy linking nationalist politicians, slaughtered pigs and pagan rituals. The blend of timely political comment with bloody action set pieces is finely balanced and the diverse musical score well chosen"