DEAD-END DRIVE-IN

  • Release Date: 20th September 2016
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Starring: Ned Manning, Natalie McCurry, Peter Whitford
  • Directed By: Brian Trenchard-Smith
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One of Quentin Tarantino’s favourite directors, Brian Trenchard-Smith was a key figure in the Ozploitation movement, responsible for The Man from Hong Kong, Stunt Rock, Turkey Shoot, BMX Bandits… and dystopian cult classic Dead-End Drive-In!

Set in a near-future where the economy has crumbled and violent gangs play havoc in the streets, the powers-that-be have decided to lure the delinquent youth into drive-in cinemas and keep them there. No longer just a place to watch trashy movies and make out, these outdoor picture shows have become concentration camps for the unruly and unwanted.

With its day-glo colour scheme, new wave soundtrack and extraordinary stunt work, Dead-End Drive-In is in the tradition of Ozploitation milestones Mad Maxand The Cars That Ate Paris only very, very eighties.

Reviews

"Arrow's 1080P looks like night and day over the DVDs. Brighter, crisper, better color representation - via Arrow's max'ed out bitrate. No competition at all."
-DVDBeaver

"a hugely fun and entertaining minor genre gem."
-Starburst Magazine

Contents

Brand new 2K restoration from original film materials
High Definition (1080p) Presentation
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Audio commentary by director Brian Trenchard-Smith
The Stuntmen, Trenchard Smith’s classic television documentary on Grant Page (Mad Max,Road Games) and other Australian stunt performers
Hospitals Don’t Burn Down, Trenchard-Smith’s 1978 public information film told in pure
Ozploitation fashion
Behind-the-scenes gallery by graffiti artist Vladimir Cherepanoff
Theatrical trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring brand new artwork by Chris Malbon

First pressing only: fully-illustrated collector’s booklet containing writing on the films by Cullen Gallagher and Neil Mitchell

SRP: $29.95

  • Details

    • Region: A
    • Rating: NR
    • Cat No: AV064
    • Duration: 88 mins
    • Language:English
    • Subtitles: English SDH
    • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
    • Audio: TBC
    • Discs: 1
    • Color