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PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK (2 DISC EDITION)

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Synopsis

The film that put Australian cinema on the map finally arrives on DVD in a Special 2-disc Collector's Edition - only available in Australia!Winner of the 1977 BAFTA Award (UK) for Best Cinematography [Russell Boyd]St. Valentine's Day, 1900. On a beautiful summer's day a party of virginal Australian schoolgirls from an exclusive finishing school giddily prepare for an excursion to Hanging Rock, a magnificent natural monument drenched in a mysterious atmosphere. The girls gain permission to explore the upper slopes of the rock. Edith takes a nap and wakes to discover that the other three girls have removed their shoes and stockings and have resumed their trek as if in a dream, disappearing into a passageway in the rock itself. What eerie events took place that day, and will those involved ever rid themselves of the demons that the ill fated picnic unearthed?Based on the classic novel by Joan Lindsay, ""Picnic at Hanging Rock"" is both sublimely spooky and majestically beautiful.Boasting visually hypnotic photography by Oscar winner Russell Boyd, a haunting score by Bruce Smeaton and the timeless ethereal beauty of Anne Louise Lambert as Miranda, this classic helped revive the Australian film industry and established Director Peter Weir as a major international talent.

Extra Features

"A Dream Within A Dream" - 125 MinsAn all new feature length documentary on the making of the film featuring exclusive interviews with Peter Weir, Patricia Lovell, Hal & Jim McElroy, Cliff Green, Russell Boyd, Bruce Smeaton, Jose Perez, Helen Morse, John Jarratt, Christine Schuler and Anne Louise Lambert."A Recollection: Hanging Rock 1900" (Duration 25 mins). - A 1975 on-set documentary produced and presented by Patricia Lovell which includes interviews with author Joan Lindsay, director Peter Weir, and key cast members including Rachel Roberts.Joan Lindsay Interview - 10 MinsExcerpts from an interview conducted with author Joan Lindsay in 1974 in which she provides an insight into the writing and essence of the novel, "Picnic at Hanging Rock".Short Recollections - Audio interviews with actor Karen Robson (Irma). - 15 Mins"Hanging Rock & Martindale Hall: Then and Now". - 7 MinsA tour of the film's two principal locations.Trailer collection - Australian trailer, Cannes promo reel and double feature trailers.Still and Poster Gallery - An extensive library of images accompanied by an excerpt of the novel read by actress Helen Morse. - 7 MinsThe Day of Saint Valentine - The first screen adaption of Joan's novel made in 1969 by 13 year old schoolboy, Tony Ingram with commentary from the director.- 4 Mins

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Classification

NULL

Status

In stock

Release Date

01/05/2011

No. of Discs

2

Genres

Australian, Drama

Subtitles

English

Running Time

104

Format

PAL

Aspect Ratio

16:9

Audio Format

2.0

Colour Format

COLOUR

Product Weight

0.1200

Language

English

Catalogue Number

DAVID2379