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Title Picnic at Hanging Rock / B.E.F. Film Distributors Pty Ltd. with the South Australian Film Corporation and the Australian Film Commission present a McElroy & McElroy Production ; produced in association with Patricia Lovell ; screenplay by Cliff Green ; produced by Hal McElroy & Jim McElroy ; directed by Peter Weir.

Publication Info. [New York, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2014]

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 Moore Video  PR9619.3.L49 P536 2014    Lost and Paid  Ask at Circulation Desk
 Moore Video  PR9619.3.L49 P536 2014  book    Lost and Paid  Ask at Circulation Desk
 Moore Video  PR9619.3.L49 P536 2014  booklet    Lost and Paid  Ask at Circulation Desk
Edition Director-approved, dual-format Blu-ray and DVD special edition
Description 1 Blu-ray disc (107 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 2 DVDs (4 3/4 in.) + 1 booklet (28 pages : color illustrations ; 17 cm) + 1 book (196 pages ; 17 cm).
digital optical 5.1 Dolby
digital optical mono
digital optical surround
video file Blu-ray Region A
video file DVD video Region 1
Motion picture
Series The Criterion collection ; 29
Criterion collection ; 29.
Note One Blu-ray and two DVDs, with all content available in both formats.
System Details Blu-ray, widescreen (1.85:1); mono, Region A.
DVD, widescreen (1.78:1, 16x9) presentation; 5.1 Surround sound, Region 1.
Cast Rachel Roberts, Dominic Guard, Helen Morse, Jacki Weaver, Anne Lambert.
Credits Director of photography, Russell Boyd; editor, Max Lemon; original music composed by Bruce Smeaton.
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 1975.
Based on the novel by Joan Lindsay.
Issued with accompanying book: Picnic at Hanging Rock / [by] Joan Lindsay. Published: New York : Penguin Books, 2014.
Summary 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.
Note Special features: Extended interview with Weir; New piece on the making of the film; New introduction by film scholar David Thomson, author of the new biographical dictionary of film; A recollection ... ; Homesdale (1971) an award-w inning black comedy by Weir; A booklet featuring an essay by author; new paperback edition of the novel.
Audience MPAA rating: PG.
Subject Women college students -- Australia -- Drama.
Boarding schools -- Australia -- Drama.
Australia -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Drama.
Missing persons -- Australia -- Drama.
Lindsay, Joan Weigall, Lady -- Adaptations.
Boarding school students.
Boarding schools.
Manners and customs.
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Genre/Form Detective and mystery films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Blu-ray discs.
DVD-Video discs.
Added Author Weir, Peter, 1944- film director.
McElroy, Hal, 1946- film producer.
McElroy, Jim, 1946- film producer.
Green, Cliff, 1934- screenwriter.
Roberts, Rachel, 1927-1980, actor.
Guard, Dominic, actor.
Weaver, Jacki, 1947- actor.
Morse, Helen, 1947- actor.
Lambert, Anne-Louise, actor.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Lindsay, Joan Weigall, Lady. Picnic at Hanging Rock.
Australian Film Commission.
South Australian Film Corporation.
Criterion Collection (Firm), film distributor.
Added Title Picnic at Hanging Rock (Motion picture)
ISBN 9781604658422
9780143126782 (paperback)
0143126784 (paperback)
Standard No. 715515117111 (Blu-ray/DVD container)
Music No. CC2360BDDVD The Criterion Collection
CC2360BDDVD-1--CC2360BDDVD-3 The Criterion Collection