Wake In Fright/BluRay
From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
- Region A
- Studio: Drafthouse Films / Image Ent.
- Release date: January 2013
- "WAKE IN FRIGHT has been painstakingly restored by Australia's National Film and Sound Archive and AtLab Deluxe, and is presented in its original uncompromising form."
- Special features: 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; Theatrical trailers; 28-page booklet
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- Label: Eureka (The Masters of Cinema Series)
- Dual Format edition DVD/BluRay
- SPECIAL FEATURES: Feature length audio commentary with director Ted Kotcheff and editor Anthony Buckley; Video interview from 2009 with Ted Kotcheff; ABC s 7:30 Report video piece on the the rediscovery and restoration of the film; Who Needs Art? vintage piece on Wake in Fright; Chips Rafferty obituary clip; Outback TV spot; UK theatrical trailer
- 48-PAGE BOOKLET featuring essays by Adrian Martin, Peter Galvin, Meg Labrum, Graham Shirley, Ted Kotcheff and Anthony Buckley, and archival imagery.
- New 1080p high-definition restoration of the film on the Blu-ray and a progressive encode on the DVD
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired
- GCDb staff micro-review: the image transfer is really bad, no matter what Kotcheff says in the interviews, the DNR has reduced the restoration into a blurry mess, free of detail with hardly any of the film's original texture preserved. Quite a shame. Otherwise a stellar release.
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