New Australian DVD and BD Releases

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jazzo
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Re: New Australian DVD and BD Releases

#1651 Post by jazzo » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:38 pm

In addition to Razorback, which is due next month, the preorder for Alex Proyas' SPIRITS OF THE AIR, GREMLINS OF THE CROWD is now live.https://www.umbrellaent.com.au/coming-s ... enres.html.

I haven't seen it, myself. Can anyone here recommend it?

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Re: New Australian DVD and BD Releases

#1652 Post by L.A. » Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:26 pm

Umbrella’s new release of Razorback @ Beaver.

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Re: New Australian DVD and BD Releases

#1653 Post by Aunt Peg » Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:10 am

Bruce Beresford's Ladies in Black has been released on Blu Ray and is region free (I tested in the disc in my Region A player and it played fine), and the back of the box states ABC. Whilst is has narration for the vision impaired and English subtitles for the hearing impaired there are no other special features to speak of. Visually it looks great.

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Re: New Australian DVD and BD Releases

#1654 Post by GaryC » Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:04 am

Aunt Peg wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:10 am
Bruce Beresford's Ladies in Black has been released on Blu Ray and is region free (I tested in the disc in my Region A player and it played fine), and the back of the box states ABC. Whilst is has narration for the vision impaired and English subtitles for the hearing impaired there are no other special features to speak of. Visually it looks great.
I still haven't heard if that's even going to get a UK release. There's a showing of it in London in March, which Beresford will be introducing, so all going well that's when I'll see it, and I'm looking forward to it.

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Re: New Australian DVD and BD Releases

#1655 Post by Aunt Peg » Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:52 am

Cut (2000) is being released on Blu Ray in November:

http://www.ezydvd.com.au/blu-ray/Cut/dp/6220124

I've seen it but don't remember a single thing about it. :oops:

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Re: New Australian DVD and BD Releases

#1656 Post by Stefan Andersson » Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:31 pm

Hi!

Is DeVoteD DVD in South Morang still Active? I´m thinking principally of the mail order service.
The website is here: http://www.devoteddvd.websyte.com.au/si ... evoteddvd/
Inactive url: http://www.devoteddvd.com.au/

Thanks very much in advance for any info!

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Re: New Australian DVD and BD Releases

#1657 Post by Adam X » Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:01 pm

I can’t say for certain, but I think they’re (sadly) gone; for a few years now.

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Re: New Australian DVD and BD Releases

#1658 Post by Stefan Andersson » Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:56 pm

OK Adam, thanks a lot!

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Re: New Australian DVD and BD Releases

#1659 Post by Aunt Peg » Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:41 am

Peter Weir's The Last Wave (1977) Re-mastered is being released on 2 September 2020.

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Re: New Australian DVD and BD Releases

#1660 Post by Adam X » Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:35 pm

Having just finally relented and bought the Criterion DVD, of course it is.

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Re: New Australian DVD and BD Releases

#1661 Post by kekid » Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:55 pm

It is very difficult to get Australian DVDs and CD's these days (at least to US) due to Covid. It took over two months for me to get a box of classical music CD's (after two cancellations by sellers).

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Re: New Australian DVD and BD Releases

#1662 Post by Adam X » Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:02 pm

Welcome to our world.

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Re: New Australian DVD and BD Releases

#1663 Post by L.A. » Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:54 am

Aunt Peg wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:41 am
Peter Weir's The Last Wave (1977) Re-mastered is being released on 2 September 2020.
The upcoming Blu-ray, released through Umbrella’s new sub-label Sunburnt Screens.

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Re: New Australian DVD and BD Releases

#1664 Post by Adam X » Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:00 pm

I was going to say I hope this one lasts longer than Beyond Genres, but Umbrella said that they’ll be mentioning some further titles for the line sometime soon, and they’re working on addition/s to the B.G. sub-label as well.

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Re: New Australian DVD and BD Releases

#1665 Post by Adam X » Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:08 pm

Interview about Umbrella's new Sunburnt Screens sub-label.

Forthcoming titles mentioned, all featuring new restorations & extras:
Sunday Too Far Away (d. Ken Hannam) - January 2021
Dingo (d. Rolf de Heer)
Malcolm (d. Nadia Tass)
The Big Steal (d. Nadia Tass)
We of the Never Never (d. Igor Auzins)
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Re: New Australian DVD and BD Releases

#1666 Post by GaryC » Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:05 pm

Interesting list, though there's a typo in the fourth title down. It's actually The Big Steal.

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Re: New Australian DVD and BD Releases

#1667 Post by Adam X » Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:42 am

That’s what I get for copy & pasting, I guess.

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Re: New Australian DVD and BD Releases

#1668 Post by L.A. » Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:20 pm

L.A. wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:54 am
Aunt Peg wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:41 am
Peter Weir's The Last Wave (1977) Re-mastered is being released on 2 September 2020.
The upcoming Blu-ray, released through Umbrella’s new sub-label Sunburnt Screens.
Beaver and DVD Compare reviews.

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Re: New Australian DVD and BD Releases

#1669 Post by Aunt Peg » Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:06 am

Thanks to RobertB's thread https://www.criterionforum.org/forum/vi ... 20&t=16919 I started thinking about Australian films that fall into this sub group (I couldn't think of any) but in the process of my research I discovered that Frank Brittain's The Set (1970) has finally been released in Australia on DVD in a special 2 disc edition. I received by copy today and am very happy the package.

For anybody interested in the film it can be purchased directly from Bounty Films: https://bountyentertainment.com.au/product/the-set/

Just to confirm that the edition from the link above are pressed discs. There is also DVD-Rs for sale of just the feature film at a much cheaper price but the special features are very special and highly recommended.

Just want to add a big thank for to RobertB - if it wasn't for your thread I would never have discovered that this film was recently released on DVD.

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Re: New Australian DVD and BD Releases

#1670 Post by RobertB » Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:05 pm

Watched a clip on youtube. https://youtu.be/7LcMEckqc7o Looks both charming and hilarious. Never heard of it before. Thank you.

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Re: New Australian DVD and BD Releases

#1671 Post by L.A. » Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:06 am

Our BEYOND GENRES series will return from February 17th with the release of BAD BOY BUBBY 📀

Pre-order Now: https://bit.ly/38BLB7X

Long out of print, Rolf de Heer's critically acclaimed cult classic returns to Blu-ray with an ALL-NEW 2K Restoration & 5.1 Remaster accompanied by New & Archival Special Features.

Special Features
Audio Commentary w/ Rolf de Heer & Nicholas Hope
25th Anniversary Q&A w/ Nicholas Hope & Natalie Carr
Christ Kid, You’re a Weirdo - Interview w/ Rolf de Heer
Being Bubby - Interview w/ Nicholas Hope
Popcorn Taxi Q&A with Nicholas Hope
Binaural Headphone Recording
Confessor Caressor - Short Film
Stills Gallery
Theatrical Trailer

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Re: New Australian DVD and BD Releases

#1672 Post by bugsy_pal » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:11 pm

Bruce Beresford's "The Adventures of Barry Mackenzie" has just come out on bluray - number 01 in 'Ozploitation Classics', presumably a series of forthcoming films on blu.
https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/adve ... 72-blu-ray

Just bought it - will compare to the DVD soon (I'm not expecting too much)

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Re: New Australian DVD and BD Releases

#1673 Post by L.A. » Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:45 am

From one of Australia’s most treasured novels comes the exquisitely beautiful Australian classic WE OF THE NEVER NEVER, with a stunning 4K Restoration and releasing to Blu-ray as the fourth volume in our Sunburnt Screens series 📀

Pre-order Now: https://bit.ly/37FSV1d

Based on the true story of Jeannie Gunn, a woman who battled the odds as a station master’s wife in outback Australia. For the love of her new husband (Arthur Dignam), Jeannie (Angela Punch-McGregor) abandons a high society city life to trek into the vast and wild heart of Australia - where wives are seldom seen, and even less accepted. Enduring isolation, hardships and battling against the sexist and racial prejudice of the Australian outback environment, Jeannie strives to win the friendship and respect of those about her.

Special Features
Back To The Never Never (Featurette)
Walkabout Documentary 1974 (Featurette)
Behind the Scenes Gallery
Theatrical Trailer

About the Restoration Process:
Performed by Roar Digital, the original 35mm interpositive was scanned at 4K then painstakingly color corrected shot by shot. From there the reels were ran through automatic dirt concealment to correct minor belishments while larger damage was hand-painted frame by frame.

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Re: New Australian DVD and BD Releases

#1674 Post by Aunt Peg » Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:41 am

I really should upgrade from the previous Blu Ray release of We of the Never Never to this new release. I'm not much of a fan of 'period pieces' from the late 70's early 80's of Australian cinema but this (along with Picnic at Hanging Rock) is one of the rare exceptions. Such a great film and I hope this release will inspire people to take a dip - such a beautiful profound film.

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