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Blu-Ray

Devil's Playground (Sunburnt Screens)

Model:
DAVID4535
SKU:
561176
PLU: 9344256024245
Format - Blu-Ray
Genre - Australian Cinema
Rating - M
Consumer Advice - Drug use, Low level coarse language
Release Date - 08/12/21
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Devil's Playground (1976) comes to life on Blu-ray with special features, O-ring packaging, and artwork.

Internationally renowned filmmaker Fred Schepisi's celebrated first feature is a lushly photographed period drama detailing a young boy's coming-of-age in a strict Catholic seminary in 1950s Victoria.

A semi-autobiographical retelling of the director's own training for the priesthood, the story follows 13-year-old Tom Allen (Simon Burke), a serious, likeable boy whose calling for the church is complicated by guilt associated with his masturbation and sinful thoughts. While the ascetic Brother Francine (Arthur Dignam) prowls the school's corridors looking for evidence of ''the undisciplined mind'', the hard-drinking Brother Victor (Nick Tate) refutes the harsh discipline that scars the hearts and minds of the students - through each battle a desire to consummate the pleasures of the flesh.

This Australian film classic cemented the rise of director Fred Schepisi (The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith) when it won six AFI awards including Best Film and Best Director and made a breakthrough screening at the Cannes Film Festival in 1976.

Extras:
Featurette with director Fred Schepisi and key cast and crew
Interview with Fred Schepisi
39 mins- Audio Commentary with Fred Schepisi
Stills Gallery
Theatrical Trailer

DirectorsFred Schepisi
ActorsCharles McCallum, John Frawley, Arthur Dignam
Film GenreAustralian Cinema
LabelUmbrella Entertainment
AudioEnglish (2.0 DTS-HD MA)
SubtitlesEnglish
Running Time99
Aspect ratio1.78:1
Region CodingB
TV StandardHD
RatingM
Consumer AdviceDrug use, Low level coarse language
Year of Release1976
Primary Format - Movies/TVBlu-Ray
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