NEWSFRONT – OUT OF PRINT
Directed by: Phillip Noyce (Dead Calm, Clear and Present Danger, Catch a Fire)
Starring: Bill Hunter (Muriel’s Wedding, Strictly Ballroom), Wendy Hughes (My Brilliant Career), Gerard Kennedy (Body Melt), Angela Punch McGregor (The Survivor), and Bryan Brown (F/X, The Thorn Birds)
Release Date: November 15, 2005
NEWSFRONT has been fully restored and remastered in High Definition from original vault materials, and is now presented with exciting Extras for the first time in America!
The Australian Movie Classic The World Applauded!
Written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Phillip Noyce (PATRIOT GAMES, DEAD CALM), NEWSFRONT tells the story of the previously unsung newsreel cameramen, who raced to beat deadlines and dangers to capture on film, for a voracious audience of cinemagoers, the historic moments that were shaping a young nation. But their days were numbered, as a new technology called television threatened to bring the world into the living room instantaneously.
Featuring one of the finest Australian casts ever assembled, including Bill Hunter (MURIEL’S WEDDING, STRICTLY BALLROOM), Wendy Hughes (MY BRILLIANT CAREER) and Bryan Brown (F/X, THE THORN BIRDS), this dynamic drama garnered raves from critics around the globe and won eight Australian Film Institute Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. NEWSFRONT has been fully restored and remastered in High Definition from original vault materials, and is now presented with exciting Extras for the first time in America!
- Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Phillip Noyce, Writer Bob Ellis and Producer David Elfick
- The Last Newsreel
- The NEWSFRONT Story
- 1978 Australian Film Awards Excerpts
- Theatrical Trailer
- Study Guide (DVD-ROM)
- NEWSFRONT Reviews in Depth (DVD-ROM)
- The Restoration of NEWSFRONT (DVD-ROM)
- Original Assessments for the Production of NEWSFRONT (DVD-ROM)
- Color and B&W
- English: 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround; Dolby Surround 2.0
- Subtitles: English
- Closed Captions
- 1.78:1 / 16×9
- 110 Mins.
- Rated PG
- Region Code: 0
NOTES & REVIEWS
“A Fun And Ultimately Inspiring Movie… I Was Hooked From The First Shot To The Last!”
– Andrew Sarris, Village Voice
“A Hauntingly Original And Splendid Movie!”
– David Ansen, Newsweek