A SERIOUS DISC AGREEMENT: SUNBURNT SCREENS - THE LAST WAVE, DINGO, SUNDAY TOO FAR AWAY, WE OF THE NEVER NEVER, BREAKER MORANT

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A Serious Disc Agreement is the only "serious" podcast on the Australian Internet about "Movie Disc Culture."

Alexei Toliopoulos (Finding Drago, Total Reboot) and Blake Howard (One Heat Minute) are expanding their IMPRINT COMPANION podcast to include the best physical media releases worldwide. For this episode, we're discussing Umbrella Entertainment's SUNBURNT SCREENS label so far, THE LAST WAVE, DINGO, SUNDAY TOO FAR AWAY, WE OF THE NEVER NEVER, and BREAKER MORANT.

THE LAST WAVE (1977)

"Dream is a shadow of something real." Chris Lee (David Gulpilil)Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Peter Weir (Oscar ® nominated director of Picnic at Hanging Rock, Gallipoli and Witness) explores a startling world on the brink of apocalypse in The Last Wave, a time and place where Mother Nature and human nature are destined to collide in catastrophic disaster. When lawyer David Burton (Richard Chamberlain, The Thorn Birds) is assigned a case to defend a group of indigenous Australian men, he is unprepared for the nightmares and dreamscapes ahead. Accused of murdering one of their own, the men stand trial amidst suspicious circumstances and, as Burton becomes plagued by unsettling visions, he is drawn to the mysterious Chris Lee (AFI Award winner David Gulpilil, Storm Boy, The Tracker) for answers to his torment. As the erratic climate turns dangerous, Burton senses a greater power at play, where tribal customs and the ancient ideas of Dreamtime may be more than just an ominous warning. Featuring atmospheric cinematography by Oscar ® winner Russell Boyd (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World), The Last Wave is a haunting journey into the depths of the unknown, where dreams and nightmares conspire as one.

Special Features:

  • Interview featurettes with: Lead Actor Richard Chamberlain Producer Jim McElroy + Director of Photography Russell Boyd + David Stratton on The Last Wave
  • Trailers From Hell: The Last Wave with Brian Trenchard-Smith
  • Edit from the 1980 documentary
  • David Gulpilil: Walkabout to Hollywood
  • Theatrical Trailer - Gallery

DINGO

Late jazz great Miles Davis made his only acting appearance in this film about a jazz trumpeter who dares to realize his musical dreams in the Australian outback. Dingo stars Colin Friels as John "Dingo" Anderson, a part-time musician and dingo trapper living in the bush who, after seeing his hero, legendary trumpeter Billy Cross (Miles Davis) on tour, longs to travel to Paris and play with the finest American jazz musicians. Frustrated by playing half-rate music in dusty dancehalls, John's dream is compromised by his love for his new family. Dingo must now decide whether he to make the supreme sacrifice for his music. Featuring a stunning, award-winning Miles Davis soundtrack (one of Davis' last recordings before his death), Dingo is directors Rolf de Heer's (Bad Boy Bubby, The Tracker) cinematic ode to the power of music.

Special Features:

  • Interview featurettes with: Director Rolf de Heer and lead actress Helen Buday
  • Rushes Reel: The Desert Runway with audio commentary by Rolf de Heer Theatrical
  • Trailers: Dingo, The Tracker, Bad Boy Bubby

SUNDAY TOO FAR AWAY

Jack Thompson is Foley, the best shearer on every station for miles around. Sunday Too Far Away is Foley's story of sweat-soaked days and rum-soaked nights, of bloody two-fisted punch ups... of scab labour brought in during the shearers strike of '56 and of the poor old bastard who runs the place: the cocky (farmer) who is terrified that one slip of the shears will render his prize ram good for nothing but mint sauce.

A classic of Australian cinema and the film that launched the South Australian Film Corporation, Sunday Too Far Away now appears as part of the Sunburnt Screens sub label.

Special Features:

  • The Making of Sunday - archival TV documentary from 1975 �
  • Jack Thompson AM in conversation with David Wenham, post-screening of Sunday Too Far Away, recorded at GOMA, 2019*
  • Original World Premiere programme from 1975
  • Stills Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer

WE OF THE NEVER NEVER

From one of Australia's most treasured novels comes an exquisitely beautiful Australian classic 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, The Devil's Playground), Jeannie (AFI Award Winner Angela Punch-McGregor, The Chant Of Jimmie Blacksmith) 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. Shot on location in Australia's breathtaking Northern Territory, directed by Igor Auzins (Coolangatta Gold), featuring an epic film score by Award-Winning composer Peter Best (The Picture Show Man), and also starring John Jarratt (The Last Outlaw), We Of The Never Never tells the inspiring true story of a woman overcoming all for love.

Special Features:

  • Back To The Never Never (23 mins)
  • Interview featurette with co-producer John B. Murray, director Igor Auzins, composer Peter Best, and lead actors Anglea Punch McGregor & Arthur Dignam.
  • Walkabout Documentary 1974, (27 mins)
  • E xplores ethnologist C.P. Mountford's 1940/1942 expeditions into central Australia to film aspects of the life of the Western Pitjantjatjara people.Behind the Scenes Gallery.
  • Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
  • Theatrical Trailer.

BREAKER MORANT

BRAND NEW 4k restoration from original interpos.

South Africa, 1901. The British war against the Boers has deteriorated into bitter guerilla warfare. A unit of the Bushveldt Carbineers, made up mainly of Australians, is ordered by the British High Command to fight the Boer on its terms and take no prisoners, an order which will prove fatal to a man they call "The Breaker" - Lieutenant Harry Morant. This classic Australian motion picture of injustice and the horror of war has swept the world to become one of the most acclaimed Australian movies ever made.

Director Bruce Beresford (Paradise Road, Mao's Last Dancer) garnered international acclaim for this riveting drama set during a dark period in Australia's colonial history and featuring passionate performances by Edward Woodward (Hot Fuzz), Bryan Brown (Two Hands) and Jack Thompson (The Great Gatsby) rugged cinematography by Donald McAlpine (My Brilliant Career, Patriot Games) and an Oscar®-nominated script based on true events.

Special Features:

  • ALL NEW Audio Commentary with Director Bruce Beresford, Producer Matt Carroll and Actors Jack Thompson and Bryan Brown
  • ALL NEW Breaker Morant: The Retrial - Feature-length documentary
  • Edward Woodward audio interview with John Cook
  • The Breaker - Documentary
  • The Myth Exposed - Director's Postscript
  • Photo Slideshow
  • Photo Gallery
  • HD Trailer
  • US Trailer

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