Australia (Blu-ray, Widescreen)

Closed Capationed Starring: Nicole Kidman & Hugh Jackman Director: Baz Luhrmann  Rated: PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned for Children Under 13
Australia (Blu-ray, Widescreen)
Rating 3.8
370 ratings
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Item:  FOX 2256385BR
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • NTSC
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Surround - French
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English
    • Subtitles - Cantonese, English, French, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailers (2)
    • Featurette:
      1. A Historic Epic: A Reworking of Publicity
      2. Australia: The People, the History, the Location
    • Behind the Scenes:
      1. Photography
      2. Production Design
      3. Costume Design
      4. Locations
      5. Cinematography
      6. Sound
      7. Editing
      8. Music
      9. Visual Effects
    • Deleted Scenes:
      1. What About the Drove'
      2. Angry Staff Serve Dinner

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Entertainment Reviews:

Los Angeles Times - 11/26/2008
"AUSTRALIA is a postmodern blockbuster filtered through the very particular sensibility of Luhrmann....Luhrmann brings an unapologetically over-the-top and operatic aesthetic to the table."
New York Times - 11/26/2008
"[T]his creation story about modern Australia is a testament to movie love at its most devout, cinematic spectacle at its most extreme..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 12/05/2008
"[W]hat a gorgeous film, what strong performances, what exhilarating images and -- yes, what sweeping romantic melodrama. The kind of movie that is a movie, with all that word promises and implies."
Empire - 02/01/2009
3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]hings slow down...allowing Luhrmann to show off his talent for stunning visuals, to flex new action muscles with a thrilling cattle stampede, and to set in motion the beguiling AFRICAN QUEEN-inspired romance..."
Total Film - 02/01/2009
3 stars out of 5 -- "[Kidman's] finest moments are a reminder that no major actress has done more consistent work in the past decade."
Hollywood Reporter - 11/20/2008
"The most expensive Australian film ever made is rousing and passionate....Kidman gives one of her most engaging performances..."

Product Description:

Set in Australia on the brink of World War II, Lady Sarah Ashley, an English Aristocrat (Kidman), travels to the faraway continent where she has inherited a cattle ranch, owned by her late husband. When Australian cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn local known as The Drover (Jackman) to drive 2,000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country's most unforgiving land, only to still face the bombing of Darwin by the Japanese forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor. When tragedy strikes and Lady Sarah becomes unofficial guardian to a “half-caste” boy, the unlikely couple must come to terms with a prejudiced society, dishonorable business associates and the impending arrival of the Japanese.

Source: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Description by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment:

Set in Australia on the brink of World War II, Lady Sarah Ashley, an English Aristocrat (Kidman), travels to the faraway continent where she has inherited a cattle ranch, owned by her late husband. When Australian cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn local known as The Drover (Jackman) to drive 2,000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country's most unforgiving land, only to still face the bombing of Darwin by the Japanese forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor. When tragedy strikes and Lady Sarah becomes unofficial guardian to a “half-caste” boy, the unlikely couple must come to terms with a prejudiced society, dishonorable business associates and the impending arrival of the Japanese.

Plot Keywords:

Action | Australia | Romance | Theatrical Release | World War II

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  • Sales Rank: 114,910
  • UPC: 024543563853
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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