STARSTRUCK (2-Disc Special Edition)
Directed by: Gillian Armstrong (My Brilliant Career, Little Women)
Starring: Jo Kennedy, Ross O’Donovan (Phar Lap), Margo Lee (Tim), Max Cullen (My Brilliant Career), John O’May (Georgia), and Geoffrey Rush (Shine)
Release Date: July 26, 2005
Geoffrey Rush makes one of his very first screen appearances in this acclaimed new wave musical.
From The Director Of MY BRILLIANT CAREER… A Totally New Kind Of Musical!
Three years after she rocked the movie industry with MY BRILLIANT CAREER, director Gillian Armstrong again brought the world to its feet with this unexpected musical comedy smash. Jo Kennedy stars as quirky young singer Jackie Mullens, who along with her 14-year-old manager/songwriter/cousin Angus (Ross O’Donovan) will go to any outrageous lengths to chase their dreams of pop stardom.
Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush (SHINE, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN) makes one of his very first screen appearances in this acclaimed combination of delightful old-school story and explosive new wave musical that was nominated for three Australian Academy Awards including Best Original Music Score and features songs by Tim Finn and Phil Judd of legendary pop-rock band Split Enz.
- Audio Commentary with Producer Richard Brennan
- Theatrical Trailers
- Poster & Still Gallery
- Puttin’ on the Show – Interviews with Director Gillian Armstrong, Producer David Elfick and Cinematographer Russell Boyd
- Screenwriter Reflects – Interview with Writer Stephen MacLean
- Alternate, Extended & Deleted Scenes
- English: 6.1 DTS-ES; 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround EX; Dolby Surround 2.0
- Closed Captions
- 1.85:1 / 16×9
- 95 Mins.
- Rated PG
- Region Code: 0
NOTES & REVIEWS
“BRACE YOURSELF FOR A RADIANT SURPRISE! The Last Film To Leave An Audience With This Much Pure Happiness Was ‘A HARD DAY’S NIGHT!'”
– Sheila Benson, Los Angeles Times
“HIGH VOLTAGE FUN!”
– David Denby, New York Magazine
“FULL OF HAPPY SURPRISES! ‘STARSTRUCK’ Is An Original!”
– Janet Maslin, New York Times
“UTTERLY, ADORABLY ORIGINAL! ‘STARSTRUCK’ Gleams With The Magnitude Of A Comic ‘WEST SIDE STORY!'”
– Carrie Rickey, Village Voice
– Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times