Looking For a Movie To Buy On Blu-Ray? Then it’s time for some fun down under!
Let’s check out two “Ozploitatiion” classics from Australia!
We begin with “The Blood And Thunder Shocker Of The Year!”
Severin Films has done it again, rescuing one of Australia’s greatest sci-fi thrillers from obscurity – here is the trailer:
“Hunting Is The Sport! People Are The Prey!”
Brian Trenchard-Smith’s outrageous futuristic gore-fest imagines an Australian government concentration-extermination camp, run by the sadistic Michael Craig and Roger Ward, where jaded rich folk come to hunt human prey!
The film stars Steve Railsback, best known for “The Stunt Man”, and Olivia Hussey, star of “Romeo & Juliet!”
The music is by the “Mad Max” veteran Brian May and now this classic slice of “Ozploitation” is back in a big way!
Severin Films has once again offered up a treasure trove of extras for movie fans, such as a look at Australian exploitation, a feature on the making of this film, extended cast interviews and more!
Read about all of the extras by going to their website here:
Kudos to Severin for keeping a host of great exploitation films alive, like this amazing double bill starring Sex Kitten Soledad Miranda:
Read all about these two sexploitation classics here:
Time to check out another classic film from down under:
“Have A Drink, Mate? Have A Fight, Mate? Have A Taste Of Dust And Sweat, Mate? There’s Nothing Else Out Here.”
Talk about obscure cinema! Thanks to people who are passionate about saving brilliant and challenging film, here is another brilliant film that has been unearthed for you to enjoy, thanks to the great Drafthouse Films!
Here is a classic 70’s era film poster for a movie that was all but forgotten to time, until now!
‘Doc’ Tydon: I’m a doctor of medicine. And a tramp by temperament. I’m also an alcoholic. My disease prevented me from practicing in Sydney. But out here it’s scarcely noticeable.
Wake in Fright is the story of John Grant, a bonded teacher who arrives in the rough outback mining town of Bundanyabba planning to stay overnight before catching the plane to Sydney. But his one night stretches to five and he plunges headlong toward his own destruction.
Check out the trailer:
The movie had been out of circulation for decades because the negative went missing, sparking an international search. After a ten-year quest veteran Australian producer Anthony Buckley finally tracked it down in mid-2004 in a Pittsburgh warehouse, inside a shipping container marked “For Destruction”.
“Wake In Fright” Special Features!
And look at the extras on the blu-ray!
Audio commentary with director Ted Kotcheff and editor Anthony Buckley
To the ‘Yabba and Back…’ featurette by Not Quite Hollywood Director Mark Hartley
Q&A with Kotcheff at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival
’ABC’s 7:30 Report’ on the rediscovery and restoration of the film
Who Needs Art?: Vintage segment on Wake in Fright
Chips Rafferty obituary
Make sure you check out all of these classic exploitation films, and if you want to know more about “Ozploitation”, check out my story here:
Let me know how your “Turkey Shoot” went, and if you “Wake In Fright!”
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