Dead End Drive-In/BluRay
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One of Quentin Tarantino's favourite directors, Brian Trenchard-Smith was a key figure in the Ozploitation movement, responsible for The Man From Hong Kong, Stunt Rock, Turkey Shoot, BMX Bandits… and dystopian cult classic Dead End Drive-In!
Set in a near-future where the economy has crumbled and violent gangs play havoc in the streets, the powers-that-be have decided to lure the delinquent youth into drive-in cinemas and keep them there. No longer just a place to watch trashy movies and make out, these outdoor picture shows have become concentration camps for the unruly and unwanted.
With its day-glo colour scheme, new wave soundtrack and extraordinary stunt work, Dead-End Drive-In is in the tradition of Ozploitation milestones Mad Max and The Cars That Ate Paris only very, very eighties.
Brand new 2K restoration from original film materials • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing • Audio commentary by director Brian Trenchard-Smith • The Stuntmen, Trenchard Smith's classic television documentary on Grant Page (Mad Max, Road Games) and other Australian stunt performers • Hospitals Don't Burn Down, Trenchard-Smith's 1978 public information film told in pure Ozploitation fashion • Theatrical trailer • First pressing only: fully-illustrated collector's booklet containing writing on the films by Cullen Gallagher and Neil Mitchell