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    Unique ID Code: 0000161781
    Added by: Michael Campbell
    Added on: 16/3/2014 17:35
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    Wake in Fright

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    Certificate: 18
    Running Time: 114 mins
    Retail Price: £17.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    A middle-class schoolteacher, stuck in a government-enforced teaching post in an arid backwater, stops off in the mining town of Bundanyabba on his way home for the Christmas holidays. Discovering a local gambling craze that may grant him the financial independence to move back to Sydney for good, the opportunity proves irresistible. But the bad decisions are just beginning and a reliance on local standards of hospitality in "the Yabba" may take him on a path darker than ever expected.

    One of the many triumphs in director Ted Kotcheff's career, Wake in Fright effortlessly sustains the quality of a sun-baked nightmare, with a relentless forward drive and outstanding performances by Donald Pleasance, Gary Bond, Sylvia Kay, and Chips Rafferty in his final role. A brutal, gripping dissection of the limits of masculinity and amorality to stand alongside Straw Dogs, A Clockwork Orange, and Deliverance, it remains a stunning entry in the envelope-pushing cinema of the early 1970s.

    Special Features:
    - Audio commentary with director Ted Kotcheff and editor Anthony Buckley
    -Interview with Ted Kotcheff (23 minutes).
    -ABC's 7:30 report; vintage 6 minute piece on the film.
    -Chips Rafferty Obituary
    -Who Needs Art; vintage video piece.
    - Original US Outback TV spot
    - Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired
    - 48 booklet featuring writing on the film, its restoration, rare imagery, and more!

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    English SDH

    Directed By:
    Ted Kotcheff

    Gary Bond
    Donald Pleasance
    Chips Rafferty
    Sylvia Kay
    Jack Thompson
    John Meillon

    Casting By:
    Jill Dempster
    John Merrick

    Music From:
    John Scott

    Director of Photography:
    Brian West

    Anthony Buckley

    George Willoughby

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