If you like your action westerns extra gritty and a little on the Australian side, you’ll want to be sure to check out John Hillcoat‘s excellent "The Proposition." But since it’s a limited release title, you might just need this trailer to hold you over until the DVD release.
"Australian Outback, 1880s. Set against the harsh and unforgiving landscape of the Outback, THE PROPOSITION is a visually stunning tale of loyalty, revenge, and the quest for justice in a land without rule.
The film opens in the middle of a frenzied gunfight between the police and a gang of bushrangers. Charlie Burns and his brother Mikey are captured by the British law enforcer Captain Stanley who makes Charlie an impossible proposition."
Equal parts Sergio Leone, Walter Hill, and Sam Peckinpah, "The Proposition" stars Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone, Emily Watson, Danny Huston, John Hurt, and David Wenham — and it’s got an 85% approval rating on the Tomatometer, which isn’t too shabby.