Long Weekend Blu Ray

Nature harmony versus matrimonial disharmony in Aussie outdoor horror, LONG WEEKEND.  Peter (John Hargreaves) and Marcia (Briony Behets) along with their dog, go camping. Nice solitary beach, soiled by the two. From polluting to dry bush fires. Nature is not impressed and decides that a nice dose of revenge.

Aussie cinema undulated between exploitation and serious cinema. The reason was all tax breaks and location opportunity. Some of the films released were outstanding, others were awful. Colin Eggleston is a slow burning classic. A film that uses sparse, tight shots to heighten fears. Paces slowly and methodically adds tension. It is more than a mere horror film, more a powerful insight into relationship decay and even more so an unsettling film about what we are doing to nature. But will nature fight back?

The disc is all manner of goodness. Nature Found Them Guilty is top of the list. It is an outstanding round table. The table discuss the film, its making, its influences. They also note tidbits, topics and common themes in this and other films.  Audio Commentary has the benefit of executive Producer Brennan.

 

 

SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • Audio Commentary with Executive Producer Richard Brennan and Cinematographer Vincent Monton
  • Nature Found Them Guilty: Examining Long Weekend Panel Discussion with Film Historians Lee Gambin, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Emma Westwood and Sally Christie
  • Extensive Stills Gallery Accompanied by Audio Interview with Actor John Hargreaves
  • SDH English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

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