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Classics of Australian cinema

Little by little, classic Australian indie/art-house films are making their way onto the DVD format. The most recent example is The Cars That Ate Paris, Peter Weir's 1974 rural gothic exploration of Australian car culture and country-town conservatism. This film has now come out as a double feature with another Weir film, The Plumber, which is supposedly a psychological horror story or somesuch, though I haven't seen it yet.

And another eagerly anticipated title is slated for release on DVD later this year: Dogs In Space, Richard Lowenstein's semi-fictional look at the Melbourne post-punk "little band" scene in the late 1970s, which will come with more than an hour of extra features. (There was apparently a DVD of it in the UK and/or US a while ago, though the quality was reportedly very poor, as if it had been transferred from VHS tape.)

There are 3 comments on "Classics of Australian cinema":

Posted by: Graham Thu Jun 3 01:42:08 2004

That movie gave me the Fear.

Posted by: acb Thu Jun 3 09:12:49 2004

Actually, watching it again, I was reminded of Albury/Wodonga. (By the feel of the setting, not the rampaging lunatics and spike-covered combat cars.)

Posted by: Graham Thu Jun 3 13:09:29 2004