Ozploitation Rarities Volume 1 - Crosstalk; Lady, Stay Dead, Final Cut (1980,1981, 1982) (3 Blu-Ray)

Umbrella EntertainmentSKU: DAVID5089_COL
Edition: Collector's
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Extras:
Standard edition available from select stores. Only available from the Umbrella webstore, the Ozploitation Rarities Vol 1 Collector's Edition includes:
  • 48-page book with written content from Paul Harris, John Hipwell, David Stratton, and Stephen Vagg
  • Custom designed outer rigid slipcase
  • 8 poster cards
  • 2 x A3 reversible posters
  • Limited Edition Numbered release

CROSSTALK

  • NEW! REAR WINDOW MEETS 2001 – a visual essay from screenwriter and author Stephen Vagg
  • NEW! SHOOTING HITCHCOCK DOWNUNDER – an interview with cinematographer Vincent Monton
  • NEW! NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD interview with executive producer Ross Matthews
  • NEW! The VHS Experience
  • Archival interviews with director Mark Egerton, executive producer Ross Matthews and composer Chris Neill
  • Archival interview with original writer/director Keith Salvat conducted by film critic David Stratton (audio only)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Extended Theatrical Trailer
  • LADY, STAY DEAD

  • NEW! NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD interview with actor Roger Ward
  • NEW! 2024 interview with actor Chard Hayward (audio only)
  • NEW! The VHS Experience
  • THE D.W. GRIFFITH OF OZPLOITATION – a visual essay on the career of filmmaker Terry Bourke by filmbuff Paul Harris
  • Archival interview with co-producer John Hipwell conducted by filmbuff Paul Harris (audio only)
  • Terry Bourke trailer reel
  • Stills Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • FINAL CUT

  • NEW! Audio commentary with producer Mike Williams moderated by screenwriter Shayne Armstrong (Acolytes, Bait 3D)
  • NEW! OZ VOYEURS – a visual essay from Author and TV historian Andrew Mercado
  • NEW! NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD interview with director Ross Dimsey
  • NEW! The VHS Experience
  • Stills Gallery
  • Trailer

  • Disc type: Blu-ray
    No. of discs: 3
    Running time: 81, 78, 92
    Audio format:
    Format: 1080P
    Colour: COLOUR
    Languages: English
    Aspect ratio: 16:9 & 4:3
    Subtitles: English
    Year of Production: 1980,1981, 1982
    Release Date: 03 July 2024

    Description

    Introducing OZPLOITATION RARITIES VOL 1, three BRAND NEW restorations of lost and overlooked Australian thrillers slathered in sleaze, salacious secrets, and cold-blooded murder, featuring over FOUR HOURS of NEW extras including interviews and commentaries with key cast and crew!

    Featuring the sun-soaked terror LADY STAY DEAD, the seductive schlock FINAL CUT (AKA DEATH GAMES), and the Hitchcockian sci-fi CROSSTALK, this irresistible set also includes NEW outer and disc art and three cases with original artwork. The Collector's Edition also includes a rigid case, two reversible posters, artcards, and a 48-page book with written content from Paul Harris, John Hipwell, David Stratton, and Stephen Vagg.

    Only available from the Umbrella webstore, the Ozploitation Rarities Vol 1 Collector's Edition includes:

    • 48-page book with written content from Paul Harris, John Hipwell, David Stratton, and Stephen Vagg
    • Custom designed outer rigid slipcase
    • 8 poster cards
    • 2 x A3 reversible posters
    • Limited Edition Numbered release

    Crosstalk

    “Highly atmospheric, gripping, even tense. CROSSTALK is one of the better Australian thrillers of the 1980s”.

    - Scott Murray, Australian Film.

    Confined by his mysterious employers to a luxury high-rise apartment, wheelchair-bound computer programmer Ed Ballinger (Gary Day), attempts to correct a malfunction in the I-500 – the world’s most sophisticated surveillance system. Confronted by increasingly bizarre readouts, he discovers that not only is the computer’s intelligence growing – but it has witnessed a vicious murder!

    Ed becomes obsessed with solving the crime – and soon both man and machine are plunged into a vortex of technological horror…

    Boasting a pulse-pounding, blood-soaked finale and one of Ozploitation cinema’s most iconic jolt moments (featuring a severed head in a washing machine), CROSSTALK is a stylish cinematic blend of Hitchcock, Kubrick and Italian giallo shocks.

    CROSSTALK is presented in a new 2K transfer approved by the film’s cinematographer, Vincent Monton (LONG WEEKEND, ROADGAMES), showcasing all of its neon lit anamorphic widescreen visuals – and cementing its reputation as Ozploitation’s premiere hi-tech thriller of the 1980s.

    Lady, Stay Dead

    From maverick filmmaker Terry Bourke (NIGHT OF FEAR) comes one of the most unapologetically brutal, nasty and flesh-filled films in Ozploitation cinema.

    Living in a luxury villa on a deserted Sydney beach, millionairess pop singer Marie Coleby (Deborah Coulls) makes the grave mistake of antagonizing her unhinged peeping Tom gardener (Chard Hayward) – leading to a vicious rape and a macabre murder.

    The unexpected arrival of Marie’s sister Jenny (Louise Howitt) hinders the disposal of the body – so she is added to the insane handyman’s kill list. With Jenny equally determined to stay alive, so begins a cat-and-mouse battle of wits climaxing in an after dark assault that violently showcases garden shears, a chainsaw and homemade petrol bombs.

    Branded “distasteful and sleazy” by the UK press – and featuring one of the most visceral set-pieces in Ozploitation cinema (death by aquarium) – LADY, STAY DEAD is presented here in a newly scanned and restored 2K master from the 35mm interpos, making it an essential re-discovery for slaughter-seeking film fans.

    Final Cut

    In the fast lane world of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll, Dominic Black (David Clendinning), a millionaire entrepreneur, reins supreme. Bored with the usual showbiz diversions, he prefers to indulge in playing elaborate mind games – and making movies where the performers end up dead!

    After a documentary cameraman (Lou Brown) and his journalist girlfriend (Jennifer Cluff) witness one of Dominic’s party guests being hunted and killed in a chilling, hallucinatory chase, the immoral tycoon fears they may have captured the shocking event on film.

    He lures the inquisitive pair to his luxury Surfers Paradise penthouse for a weekend of cat-and-mouse games where there are blood splattered bodies in the pool, on the balcony and in the cupboards… but in this complex, deadly nightmare, nothing is what it seems.

    Set against the tranquil backdrop of sundrenched beaches and glittering blue seas, this little seen psychological thriller (from the writer of FANTASM) delivers non-stop twists and turns in a violent, flesh-filled tale of voyeurism, pornography, snuff films and complex human manipulation.


    Director: Ross Dimsey, Mark Egerton, Terry Bourke

    Cast: Gary Day; John Ewart; Kim Deacon; Chard Hayward; Deborah Coulls; Louise Howitt; David Clendenning; Jennifer Cluff; Lou Brown

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