Wake In Fright

Model: MMA2967A

SKU: 514388 Product ID: 768061

Format ‐ DVD

Genre ‐ Australian Cinema

Rating ‐ M

Consumer Advice ‐ Violence and mature themes

Release Date ‐ 20/12/13

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    Sweat, Dust and Beer... There's Nothing Else Out Here Mate!

    Awe-inspiring, brutal and stunning, Wake in Fright is the story of John Grant, a bonded teacher who arrives in the rough outback mining town of Bundanyabba planning to stay overnight before catching the plane to Sydney. But his one night stretches to five and he plunges headlong toward his own destruction. When the alcohol-induced mist lifts, the educated John Grant is no more. Instead there is a self-loathing man in a desolate wasteland, dirty, red-eyed, sitting against a tree and looking at a rifle with one bullet left...

    Believed lost for many years, Wake in Fright has been painstakingly restored by Australia’s National Film and Sound Archive and AtLab Deluxe, and is presented in its original uncompromising form.


    Director - Ted Kotcheff

    Actors - Donald Pleasence, Jack Thompson, Chips Rafferty

    Film Genre - Australian Cinema

    Label - Madman Entertainment

    Audio - English (Dolby Digital)

    Running Time - 92

    Aspect ratio - 1.85:1

    Region Coding - 4

    TV Standard - PAL

    Rating - M

    Consumer Advice - Violence and mature themes

    Year of Release - 1973

    Primary Format - Movies/TV - DVD


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Teaching was never meant to be this hard The film starts off with a teacher going on holidays from a school in the middle of nowhere called Tiboonda. He travels to a stop over town called The Yabba where he plans to stay the night. He sees gambling as way out but like all gamblers losers all his money and gets traped in the town with no money. The town and the characters cause him to become a drunk and after one night of excessive drinking attempts suidice to get out of this town. Does he escape?
Date published: 2016-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still a valuable piece of cinema. It is a long time since I first saw this movie and longer, still, since it was first released. Having just re-viewed it, it was just as powerful and absorbing for me this time as it was back then. This makes it a classic movie. Tremendous imagery.
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic Australian movie. I had seen the movie before, and just had to add it to my collection of Australian cinema milestones. A brutal story that many didn't like at the time, but strong performances by Chips Rafferty in his last movie, and Jack Thompson in one of his early roles. An iconic piece of cinematic art that has stood the test of time.
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DVD Wake In Fright I brought this about a month ago Great movie for hubby As it's made on Broken Hill NSW Fast postage from JB HiFi
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Movie Chips Rafferty in his last movie,a legendary Australian,Jack Thompsons first movie,another legend of Australia
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love anthing to do with the Australian out back bought the 2 versions same story line one was made in the 1970 2nd one made in 2017
Date published: 2019-05-03
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