Sweat, Dust and Beer... There's Nothing Else Out Here Mate!
Awe-inspiring, brutal and stunning, Wake in Fright is the story of John Grant, a bonded teacher who arrives in the rough outback mining town of Bundanyabba planning to stay overnight before catching the plane to Sydney. But his one night stretches to five and he plunges headlong toward his own destruction. When the alcohol-induced mist lifts, the educated John Grant is no more. Instead there is a self-loathing man in a desolate wasteland, dirty, red-eyed, sitting against a tree and looking at a rifle with one bullet left...
Believed lost for many years, Wake in Fright has been painstakingly restored by Australia's National Film and Sound Archive and AtLab Deluxe, and is presented in its original uncompromising form.
Special Features include an interview with director Ted Kotcheff, an audio commentary with director Ted Kotcheff and editor Anthony Buckley, and a host of additional extras.
Import only Blu-Ray/Region All pressing. In 1960's Australia, John Grant (Gary Bond), is an Education Department bonded teacher at a tiny outback school. Making his way to Sydney for the holidays, John takes the train but stops overnight in Bundayabba. Drawn into the 'Yabba's' culture of drinking and gambling, he becomes embroiled in the locals' insular and threatening world. The film's return to the screen is one that is almost as harsh as the Australian outback. The original negatives were lost, found, preserved, digitally restored and remastered by Atlab, the National Film and Sound Archive and Soundfirm over a period of years under the creative supervision of the film's editor Tony Buckley. This is a wonderful film that connects on many levels and is filled with truths. It also reflects a real slice of the Australian Meat Pie.