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Picnic at Hanging Rock 4K Unboxing

How do Second Sight do it? Mere weeks after unleashing their long-awaited, mega 4K release for Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, they drop this absolute beauty too like it ain’t no thang. I’m not going to reel off all of the usual superlatives; suffice to say, this is another essential, flawless release from the most beloved purveyors of cult cinema and physical media on the scene. Peter Weir’s is another masterpiece deserving of the Second Sight treatment, and it’s another top-tier release. In the label’s rankings, this one sits comfortably in the top 5. Magnificent. 

Synopsis

On Saturday 14th February 1900 a party of school girls from Appleyard College picnicked at Hanging Rock near Mt. Macedon in the state of Victoria. During the afternoon several members of the party disappeared without trace…

Special Features 

  • A new Second Sight 4K restoration from the original camera negative supervised and approved by Director Peter Weir and Director of Photography Russell Boyd
  • Dual format 4 disc set featuring 2 UHDs and 2 Blu-rays both with bonus features
  • Includes restored versions of both Director’s Cut and original Theatrical Cut
  • UHDs presented in HDR
  • Audio Commentary by film academics Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Josh Nelson
  • A Lovely Day for a Picnic: a new interview with Actor Karen Robson
  • Finding the Light: a new interview with Cinematographer Russell Boyd
  • Crashing Through Boundaries: a new interview Camera Operator John Seale
  • Something Beyond Explanation: Thomas Caldwell on Picnic at Hanging Rock
  • A Dream Within a Dream feature length documentary
  • An interview with author Joan Lindsay
  • A Recollection: Hanging Rock 1900
  • Outtakes
  • Original long trailer

Limited Edition Contents

  • Rigid slipcase with new artwork by Thinh Dinh
  • Soft cover book with new essays by Daniel Bird, Kat Ellinger and Justine Smith, archive essay by Rebecca Harkins-Cross, Costume Gallery and features on the original marketing of the film and the new restoration
  • The original novel with exclusive cover art by Thinh Dinh
  • 6 collectors’ art cards
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