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Uniform Title Breaker Morant (Motion picture)
Title Breaker Morant / South Australian Film Corporation presents ; screenplay by Jonathan Hardy, David Stevens, Bruce Beresford ; produced by Matthew Carroll ; directed by Bruce Beresford ; made with the assistance of the Australian Film Commission, the 7 Network and Pact Productions Pty. Ltd.

Publication Info. [Irvington, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    BRE    DUE 10-11-20
Edition Director-approved two-DVD special edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Physical Medium DVD video 4 3/4 in. rda
Description digital optical mono. Dolby Digital 1.0 rda
widescreen (1.85:1) rda
NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Motion pictures lcgft
Series Criterion Collection ; 773
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 773.
System Details DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby digital mono.
Language In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Cast 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.
Credits Cinematography, Donald McAlpine ; film editor, William Anderson ; production designer, David Copping ; wardrobe designer, Anna Senior ; musical arranger, Phil Cuneen.
Note Adapted from the play 'Breaker' Morant by Kenneth Ross.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1980.
Audience MPAA rating: PG.
Summary 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.
Note 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.
Subject Morant, Breaker, 1864?-1902 -- Drama.
South African War, 1899-1902 -- Drama.
Trials (Military offenses) -- Drama.
Great Britain. Army. Bushveldt Carbineers -- Drama.
Australia -- History, Military -- Drama.
Ross, Kenneth, 1941- -- Film adaptations.
Genre/Form Historical films.
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
War films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Beresford, Bruce, film director, screenwriter.
Hardy, Jonathan, 1940- screenwriter.
Stevens, David, 1940- screenwriter.
Carroll, Matthew, 1944- film producer.
Woodward, Edward, 1930-2009, actor.
Thompson, Jack, 1940- actor.
Waters, John, 1948- actor.
Brown, Bryan, 1947- actor.
Tingwell, Charles, 1923-2009, actor.
Donovan, Terence, 1942- actor.
Haywood, Chris, 1948- actor.
Ball, Vincent, 1923- actor.
Meagher, Ray, actor.
Cassell, Alan, 1932- actor.
Fitz-Gerald, Lewis, actor.
Mullinar, Rod, actor.
McAlpine, Donald M., director of photography.
Anderson, William, 1948- editor of moving image work.
Copping, David, 1936- production designer.
Senior, Anna, costume designer.
Cuneen, Phil, arranger of music.
Motion picture adaptation of (work) : Ross, Kenneth, 1941- Breaker Morant.
Miller, Stephen M., 1964- filmmaker.
Shields, Frank, filmmaker.
Sinyard, Neil, writer of supplementary textual content.
South Australian Film Corporation, production company.
Australian Film Commission, production company.
Seven Network Australia, production company.
Pact Productions, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
ISBN 1681430509
Standard No. 715515156813
Music No. CC2532D The Criterion Collection (container)
CC2532D-1 The Criterion Collection (disc 1)
CC2532D-2 The Criterion Collection (disc 2)

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