Starring: Nadjiwarra Amagula, Walter Amagula, Roy Bara, Peter Carroll, Richard Chamberlain, Athol Compton, Hedley Cullen, Michael Duffield, Wallas Eaton, Jo England, Vivean Gray, David Gulpilil, Olivia Hamnett, Cedric Lalara, Morris Lalara, Tony Llewellyn-Jones, Frederick Parslow, Malcolm Robertson, Greg Rowe, John Meagher, John Frawley
Director: Peter Weir
DVD, PG, 106 minutes, CRITERION
Peter Weir follows up on his critically acclaimed masterpiece Picnic at Hanging Rock with this surrealist psychological drama. The film opens with a freak hailstorm in Australia's outback. Cut to David Burton (Richard Chamberlain), a well-to-do Sydney corporate lawyer plagued by visions of impending doom who is assigned to defend five accused of murdering a fellow Aborigine. The case itself proves to be mysterious -- no exact cause of death can be determined by the pathologist, and the accused remain strangely tight-lipped about the whole affair. As his visions grow increasingly weird and intense, Burton sees in his dream one of the five Aborigines, Chris (David Gulpili of Walkabout fame), who is drenched and clutching a sacred rock. Burton's interest in the case slides into complete obsession, and he comes to believe that not only was the murder related to an underground urban tribe of Aborigines but that Australia is about to be decimated by a massive, apocalyptic tidal wave. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi.
New digital transfer supervised by director Peter Weir and enhanced for 16x9 televisions, Interview with director Peter Weir, Original Theatrical Trailer, English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired, Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition.
|Studio Name:||Image Entertainment|
|DVD Release Date:||11/13/2001|
|Run Time (in minutes):||106 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||PCM Stereo|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.21|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||0.5 x 5.5 x 7.44|
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