Breaker Morant
    (2015, original release: 1980)



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[Irvington, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2015]
Director-approved two-DVD special edition
2 videodiscs (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
1681430509 CC2532D, 9781681430508 CC2532D-1, 9781681430508 715515156813 CC2532D-2, 1681430509 :

Adapted from the play 'Breaker' Morant by Kenneth Ross

Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers. Based on a play and true story

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1980

Widescreen (1.85:1)

Special features: Disc 1: Commentary (features director and coscreenwriter Bruce Beresford); Bruce Beresford (interview with Beresford recalls the production of the film); Donald McAlpine (McAlpine recalls his work on the film); Bryan Brown (Brown talks about his performance as Lieutenant Peter Handcock in the film); Edward Woodward (2004 interview with Woodward about playing Lieutenant Harry "Breaker" Morant in the film); The South African War (new piece about the Boer War with historian Stephen Miller); Trailer. Disc 2: The breaker (1973 documentary by Frank Shields looks at the life of the Anglo-Australian army captain Harry "Breaker" Morant); The myth exploded (2011, Frank Shields discusses his film and its omission of a key detail about Harry "Breaker" Morant). Insert includes an essay by film scholar Neil Sinyard

Cinematography, Donald McAlpine ; film editor, William Anderson ; production designer, David Copping ; wardrobe designer, Anna Senior ; musical arranger, Phil Cuneen

Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson, John Waters, Bryan Brown, Charles Tingwell, Terence Donovan, Chris Haywood, Vincent Ball, Ray Meagher, Alan Cassell, Russell Kiefel, Rob Steele, Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Rod Mullinar

MPAA rating: PG

DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby digital mono


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