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Picnic at Hanging Rock


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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Edition: 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: CHVR: PG.

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.

Publisher or Distributor Number:

  • CC2360BDDVD
  • 11067814

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