Australian film rethinks dinner and a movie

The Australian movie Dying Breed (tagline: "Every body has different tastes") has some compellingly gnarly advertising. If you think this image from the poster is messed up, check out this summary of the film itself from IMDB: "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." I guess Pearce's murderous descendants have installed some baking equipment in their Tasmanian refuge, because, as Ashley Ringrose points out on his excellent Banner Blog, the flaky and scrumptious meat pie seems to be a recurring element.

—Posted by David Griner