This is a colour saturated film, and on DVD it's a blast for the eyes. Lizzy Gardiner's Academy Award winning costumes against the ochre and blue of central Australia are breathtakingly clear and CLOSE, on your screen at home. The cinematography (by one of Australia's finest) is both spectacular and intimate, as required, while the music - a legendary aspect of the film - takes on its full colours in this digital transfer.
The extra material includes text biographies of the stars and the standard scene selection facility. It also contains the theatrical trailer. But the most important extra feature is the EPK that Bill Hunter narrates, a featurette originally made for a free 30 minute spot on Nine as a promotional device. And that will explain why it suddenly turns into an EPK for Muriel's Wedding, too. The double decker EPK was an Alan Finney initiative (when he was marketing boss at Roadshow), making the most of an opportunity.
It includes a lively interview with producer Al Clark who points out that the key to the film is the casting against type of its stars. The EPK is also notable for a typically indiscreet interview with Stephan Elliott, and is best seen after you've seen the movie."
Andrew L. Urban