Wake in fright [videorecording] / NLT Productions and Group W Films present ; produced by George Willoughby ; directed by Ted Kotcheff ; screenplay by Evan Jones.

Other Title:
Released in U.S. under title: Outback [videorecording]
Anamorphic widescreen.
[Melbourne, Vic.] : Madman Entertainment, c2009.
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([32] p. : col. ill. ; 15 cm.).
Cook, Kenneth, 1929 -- -Film adaptations.
Country life -- Australia -- Drama.
Australia -- Rural conditions -- Drama.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Motion pictures, Australian.
In English.
System Details:
DVD, PAL, Region 4; Dolby Digital 2.0.
A young schoolteacher from Sydney, teaching in an outback school, sets off to spend his Christmas holiday in the city, but doesn't make it beyond the nearby mining town known as 'the Yabba'. He is engulfed by the slightly sinister mateship of the locals with its undertow of repressed sexuality and squalid violence. The excess of this alcoholic nightmare is held in check by rough humour.
Donald Pleasence, Gary Bond, Chips Rafferty, Sylvia Kay.
Director of photography, Brian West; editor, Anthony Buckley; music, John Scott.
Videodisc release of the motion picture produced in 1970.
Based on Wake in fright / by Kenneth Cook.
"This print is from the National Film & Sound Archive of Australia."--Opening frames.
Stated duration of film on container is 92 min.
Special features: interview with the director; audio commentary with the director and the editor; "Who needs art?" segment on Wake in fright (1971); Ken G. Hall interview about Chips Rafferty; rediscovery and restoration of the film (ABC's 7.30 Report); "Not quite Hollywood" (2008) - extended scene on Wake in fright; international theatrical trailer.
Aspect ratio 16:9.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the George R. Fink Memorial Fund.
Kotcheff, Ted, 1931- , Director
Jones, E. (Evan) , Adapter, Screenwriter
Willoughby, George. , Producer
Pleasence, Donald. , Actor
Bond, Gary. , Actor
Rafferty, Chips, 1909-1971. , Actor
Kay, Sylvia. , Actor
Scott, John. , Composer
Cook, Kenneth, 1929- , Author
Group W Films. , Producer
N.L.T. Productions. , Producer
National Film and Sound Archive (Australia) , Associated name
Madman Entertainment (Firm) , Distributor
George R. Fink Memorial Fund.
Publisher Number:
MMA2967 Madman Entertainment
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