Salvage is has become a cult British indie flick... a small suburban cul-de-sac is shut down by a squad of heavily armed special-op soldiers. No reason is given other than news reports of a strange container washing up and being breached on a nearby beach. The film centres around 2 lead characters who find themselves trapped together, forced to fend off an unknown malevolence outside. This is a really strange movie. For such a small budget it looks great. Its reminded me of Night of the Living Dead and Feast but little is explained and most of the movie is lost in confusion. I enjoyed some elements of it but was frustrated by the rest. Its too long which says heaps when it's running time is 75 minutes and it seems the writers missed the class which taught "end" after the lessons of "beginning" and "middle". On the up side, as a debut feature it has showcased a potential up-and-coming talent in it's director. Its shot well and performed capably enough. Not what I was expecting.
Note: the region 4 dvd cover art is very misleading. It's obviously the local distributor's attempt to up-sell their product (which worked). The container in the film is a shipping container and nowhere is a biohazard sign to be seen. Nor are there any tall buildings (its set in a cul-de-sac) and there's a brief shot of 1 helicopter in the distance. The soldiers in this movie do not wear masks at any point and there's absolutely no sign of fire or yellow tape.