Picnic at Hanging Rock
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Set at the turn of the twentieth century, the film concerns a small group of students from an all-female college and a chaperone, who vanish while on a St. Valentine's Day outing. Less a mystery than a journey into the mystic, as well as an inquiry into issues of class and sexual repression in Australian society.

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Criterion collection
Criterion collection ; 29.
The Criterion collection
The Criterion collection ; 29
Australia -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Drama.
Boarding school students -- Australia -- Drama.
Lindsay, Joan Weigall, Lady -- Filmadaptations.
Missing persons -- Australia -- Drama.
Detective and mystery films.
Feature films -- Australia.
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Horror films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Other Authors:
Australian Film Commission, production company.
B.E.F Film Distributors Pty. Ltd., presenter.
Boyd, Russell, 1944- director of photography.
Criterion Collection (Firm), film distributor.
Green, Cliff, 1934- screenwriter.
Guard, Dominic, actor.
Lambert, Anne-Louise, actor.
Lemon, Max, editor of moving image work.
Lovell, Patricia, film producer.
McElroy & McElroy Productions, production company.
McElroy, Hal, 1946- film producer.
McElroy, Jim, 1946- film producer.
Morse, Helen, 1947- actor.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Lindsay, Joan Weigall, Lady. Picnic at hanging rock.
Roberts, Rachel, 1978- actor.
Smeaton, Bruce, composer (expression)
South Australian Film Corporation, production company.
Weaver, Jacki, 1947- actor.
Weir, Peter, 1944- film director.
Dual format edition, Blu-ray
1 Blu-ray disc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 supplement (28 pages) and 1 book (196 pages).
digital optical surround DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
video file Blu-Ray Region A
Target Audience Note:
Other Title:
Picnic at Hanging Rock (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Homesdale (Motion picture)
Based on the novel by Joan Lindsay.
Originally released as as motion picture in 1975.
Special features: Extended interview with Weir; New piece on the making of the film, featuring interviews from 2003 with executive producer Patricia Lowell, producers Hal McElroy and Jim McElroy, and cast members; New introduction by film scholar David Thomson, author of "The new biographical dictionary of film: a recollection ... Hanging rock 1900 (1975), an on-set documentary hosted by Lovell and featuring interviews with Weir, actor Rachel Roberts, and source novel author Joan Lindsay; Homesdale (1971), an award-winning black comedy by Weir; trailer.
Booklet : What we see and what we seem / Megan Abbott -- Peter Weir and the Australian New Wave Cinema / Marek Haltof.
Director of photography, Russell Boyd ; editor, Max Lemon; original music composed by Bruce Smeaton.
Rachel Roberts, Jacki Weaver, Anne Lambert, Helen Morse, Dominic Guard, Karen Robson, Christine Schuler.
Blu-ray, widescreen (1.78:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround; requires Blu-ray player.
In English with optional English subtitles from the deaf and hard of hearing.
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Link to PAC
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