Although Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, the third part of George Miller's post-apocalyptic Mad Max trilogy, is certainly the least of the bunch (Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior is the undisputed masterpiece, and maybe the best action movie ever made), it has still got a good share of imaginative industrial-wasteland-pastiche imagery. And casting Tina Turner as Aunty Entity, the queen of Bartertown, was a masterstroke. Mel Gibson's character Max is pitted in a battle to the death against the bizarre Master Blaster in the Thunderdome, flying around on rubbery straps inside a sort of gigantic overturned colander with bloodthirsty spectators clinging to the outside. Miller's producing partner, Byron Kennedy, was killed in a helicopter crash while scouting locations for this film. Miller was devastated, only agreeing to direct the action sequences--and, somehow, you feel his heart wasn't entirely in it. --Jim Emerson
Mel Gibson delivers an electrifying performance in director Peter Weir's compelling story of friendship and adventure between two Australian soldiers in 1915. They cross continents and great oceans climb the pyramids and walk through the ancient sands of Egypt to join their regiment at the fateful battle of Gallipoli. The echoes of history blend with the friends' compelling destiny as they become part of a legendary World War I confrontation between Australia and the German allied Turks - a battle that is the Antipodean equivalent of the Alamo.
Flying Doctors: The Complete Fifth Series
Mad Max - Beyond Thunderdome
Judy Davis stars in Gillian Armstrong's breakthrough, a period romance as unconventional as its brash heroine. For her awardwinning breakthrough film, director Gillian Armstrong (Little Women) drew on teenage author Miles Franklin's novel, a celebrated turnofthetwentiethcentury Australian comingofage story, to brashly upend the conventions of period romance. Headstrong young Sybylla Melvyn (Judy Davis, in a starmaking performance), bemoans her stifling life in the backcountry, where her writerly ambitions receive little encouragement, and craves independence above all else. When a handsome landowner (Jurassic Park's Sam Neill), disarmed by her unruly charms, begins to court her, Sybylla must decide whether she can reconcile the prospect of marriage with the illustrious life's work she has imagined for herself. Suffused with generous humour and a youthful appetite for experience, My Brilliant Career is a luminous portrait of an ardently free spirit. Features: New, restored 4K digital transfer, approved by director Gillian Armstrong, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack Audio commentary from 2009 featuring Armstrong New interview with Armstrong Interview from 1980 with actor Judy Davis New interview with production designer Luciana Arrighi One Hundred a Day (1973), a student short film by Armstrong Trailer PLUS: An essay by critic Carrie Rickey
An outstanding drama, Gallipoli resonates with sadness long after you have seen it. Set during World War I, this brutally honest antiwar movie was cowritten by director Peter Weir. Mark Lee and a sinfully handsome Mel Gibson are young, idealistic best friends who put aside their hopes and dreams when they join the war effort. This character study follows them as they enlist and are sent to Gallipoli to fight the Turks. The first half of the film is devoted to their lives and their strong friendship. The second half details the doomed war efforts of the Aussies, who are no match for the powerful and aggressive Turkish army. Because the script pulls us into their lives and forces us to care for these young men, we are devastated by their fate. --Rochelle O'Gorman.
Flying Doctors: The Complete Sixth Series (4 Discs)
Created By Nature...Redesigned By Man. Sleepy New Haven California is a small town with a big problem. A sixty foot slithering horror has arrived and shattered the town's tranquility on it's path of death and destruction.. Growing violent and more savage with each attack the gigantic creature soon becomes an unstoppable feeding machine raging beyond the control of its creator leaving only the stripped bones of its victims in its wake.
The Flying Doctors: The Complete Eighth Series (5 Discs)
Flying Doctors: The Complete Fourth Series
An award-winning film centering on the life of a teenage girl who is divided between stirrings of passion and her need for self-fulfilment... Sybylla is a girl living in the Australian outback early in the 20th Century Sybylla is a well of boundless energy wanting desperately to escape the backwardness of her young life. A chance meeting with a charming young man presents her with a tempting offer allowing her to escape the frontier life forever.
Flying Doctors: The Complete Seventh Series (4 Discs)
Mel Gibson delivers an electrifying performance in director Peter Weir's compelling story of friendship and adventure between two Australian soldiers in 1915. They cross continents and great oceans climb the pyramids and walk through the ancient sands of Egypt to join their regiment at the fateful battle of Gallipoli. The echoes of history blend with the friends' compelling destiny as they become part of a legendary World War I confrontation between Australia and the German all
The Flying Doctors: The Complete Collection (47 Discs)
Episodes Comprise: 1. Good Day for It 2. Horses for Courses 3. The Unluckiest Boy in Town 4. It Isn't Cricket 5. An Only Child 6. A Love Story 7. Keeping Up Appearances 8. All Things Bright and Beautiful 9. My Name Is Sky 10. Bachelors & Spinsters 11. Fifty-two Hours Straight 12. A Friend of a Friend 13. Friends and Lovers 14. Realms of Gold 15. The Hometown Hero 16. A Distant Echo 17. No Laughing Matter 18. No Quarter Asked 19. Myths & Legends 20. The Hitch-hiker 21. Give a Dog a Bad Name 22. Every Day a Gift 23. Bearing Gifts 24. Repeat Performance
This series chronicles the Royal Flying Doctors Service which operated a rescue service to the remote and dangerous outback of Australia.
The Flying Doctors: The Complete Ninth Series (6 Discs)
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