Have a drink mate? Have a fight mate? Have a taste of dust and sweat mate? There's nothing else out here. Balanced on a knife-edge between social realism and existential horror this disturbing subversive portrayal of Australia's cultural underbelly failed to find a wide audience on its original release but has since become established as a seminal cornerstone of the Australian cinema. A middle-class schoolteacher stuck in a government-enforced teaching post in an arid backwater stops off in the mining town of Bundanyabba on his way home for the Christmas holidays. Discovering a local gambling craze that may grant him the financial independence to move back to Sydney for good the opportunity proves irresistible. But the bad decisions are just beginning and a reliance on local standards of hospitality in the Yabba may take him on a path darker than ever expected. One of the many triumphs in director Ted Kotcheff's career Wake in Fright effortlessly sustains the quality of a sun-baked nightmare with a relentless forward drive and outstanding performances by Donald Pleasance Gary Bond Sylvia Kay and Chips Rafferty in his final role. A brutal gripping dissection of the limits of masculinity and amorality to stand alongside Straw Dogs A Clockwork Orange and Deliverance it remains a stunning entry in the envelope-pushing cinema of the early 1970s. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present this film in a new Dual Format edition for its UK home viewing premiere. Special Features: New high-definition 1080p presentation of the film from the 2009 restoration Audio commentary with director Ted Kotcheff and Editor Anthony Buckley A selection of video pieces including new interviews and rare behind-the-scenes footage Original US Outback TV spot Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired A booklet featuring writing on the film its restoration rare imagery and more!
Stained with the blood of the innocent. In the aftermath of a massacre by the Cheyenne only two survivors remain: Honus a private in the army dedicated to his responsibilities and Cresta a woman who had been living with the Cheyenne for two years. As they journey back to the Cavalry's base Honus finds himself torn between his growing attraction to Cresta and his revulsion towards her anti-government views. However he will soon learn the truth...
Three Chilling Tales of Terror...Pausing to admire a window display of his own books the distinguished horror writer Ronald Chetwynd-Hayes is attacked by a desperate vampire Eramus faint from lack of sustenance. Assuring the startled victim that his neck bite was not deep enough to bring him into the fold the grateful vampire takes him to the Monster Club where all his friends foregather. The rich selection of vampires werewolves snakemen wasp-women ghouls and other weird creatures enjoying themselves to the happy beat of pop music offers plenty of new material for the author. In addition Eramus explains to Ronald the hierarchy and basic rules of Monsterdom and illustrates his theme with three unusual tales...Released on DVD for the first time THE MONSTER CLUB is a blackly-comic horror movie starring all-time greats Vincent Price John Carradine and Donald Pleasance. This film won director Roy Ward Baker the Audience Award at the 1981 Fantafestival in Rome.
First time on DVD! Re-elected to the House of Commons, Labour Party member Johnnie Byrne suffers two setbacks: he fails to receive a Cabinet post, and his wife, a Communist, leaves him. The professional failure disturbs Johnnie and he is persuaded to join a left-wing splinter group bent on harassing the prime minister. One evening, Johnnie's neighbour, who is in love with him, takes him to a party where he meets model Pauline. After a few dates, Johnnie is desperately in love with her and fails to appear in Parliament on the day he is scheduled to ask a crucial question to discredit the government. Pauline, decides that marrying a man twice her age is too great a risk, and leaves London. Johnnie is then summoned to a meeting of his constituents who attack him for his neglect. Failing to win back Pauline, Johnnie receives a surprise offer from his wife suggesting they try again. Johnnie is inclined to accept her offer, but the prime minister offers him a Cabinet post with the stipulation that he remain apart from his Communist wife, Johnnie decides against the reconciliation. Alone and without love or friends, he occupies one of the front seats reserved for Cabinet members. Is it all really worth it? Based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Wilfred FienburghPeter Finch won Best British Actor BAFTA in 1962.
101 Films presents Prom Night (1980), a slasher classic and one of the most influential horror films of the 1980s. Released on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK, this extras-packed limited edition is title 011 on our Black Label. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween) and Leslie Nielsen (Airplane!) and adorned with a highly regarded original score and disco soundtrack, Prom Night is a bloody landmark in high school horror. Four Hamilton High School seniors have been hiding the truth of what happened to ten-year- old Robin Hammond for six long years. But someone saw what they did and is preparing for vengeance a prom night killing spree. Hooded, masked, and wielding an axe, he'll stalk his prey in the dark, empty halls, striking when his victims are alone. As the spotlight falls on the newly-crowned prom king and queen, will the killer be stopped before he can exact his murderous revenge..? Extras: Chasing the Final Girl, a new documentary on the Final Girl in horror movies An interview with director Paul Lynch Audio commentary with FrightFest's Paul McEvoy and filmmaker Jake West Limited Edition booklet: includes Just Some F****** Nerdy Brother: Prom Night and the strange case of the Canadian slashers' by Dave Alexander and Dance Til You're Dead: Composer Paul Zaza remembers the music of Prom Night' by James Burrell Additional Extras: Audio commentary with Director Paul Lynch and Screenwriter William Gray The Horrors of Hamilton High: The Making of Prom Night Featurette Collection of additional scenes added for television broadcast Outtakes Motion still gallery Original radio spots
THE MEDUSA TOUCH When a well-known novelist is savagely attacked in his London flat, the detective in charge tracks down the man's doctor who says that her patient is obsessed and feels he bears an awesome telekinetic power the power to will destruction and death! COUNTESS DRACULA In medieval Hungary, an embittered, ageing Countess discovers that virgin's blood causes her skin to become youthful. Determined to retain her new youth at all costs, the Countess coerces her lover to abduct a string of young virgins to keep her supplied with blood... DEATH LINE When a philandering politician goes missing on the Underground, the subsequent police investigation uncovers a terrifying secret kept hidden since the 1800s. Who or what is turning the Underground tunnels into a Death Line..? HANDS OF THE RIPPER When a fake psychic is gorily murdered, Dr. Pritchard doesn't believe that the only suspect a girl called Anna is capable of such an awful act. Pritchard takes her into his care but can he act in time to stop the trail of slaughter?
Triple Blu-ray Box Set featuring - for the first time on Blu-Ray - Roman Polanski's critically acclaimed films - Repulsion, Cul De Sac and Knife in the Water; along with Polanski's Polish short films and an interview with Polanski.
A small Balkan village is the setting for a series of horrifying ritual murders where a number of young tourists disappear. Father Roche, a priest from New York, discovers that the whole village is possessed by the evil of an ancient God, the Minotaur. By day, the villagers appear perfectly normal, but at nightfall they become `The Devil's Men'. Only exorcism can bring this tide of evil to an end. Only the pure will survive.
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