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Synapse Films invites you to spend a Long Weekend on Blu-ray this April

01.29.2015by: Kevin Woods

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Synapse Films has revealed cover art and details for the Blu-ray debut of the Australian chiller LONG WEEKEND, director Colin Eggleston's creepy and unsettling tale of the perils of pissing off Mother Nature.

This 1978 classic stars John Hargreaves and Briony Behets and was written by Everett De Roche (PATRICK). This cautionary tale about the foolishness of disrespecting nature was remade in 2009 with Jim Cavizel in the starring role. It was released in the U.S. under the title NATURE'S GRAVE. While the remake was a solid offering, it can't hold a candle to the atmospheric creepiness of the original film. Fans of classic Aussie cinema will wanna get their hands on this one.

Attempting to resurrect their failing marriage, Peter (John Hargreaves, THE ODD ANGRY SHOT) and Marcia (Briony Behets) set out on a camping trip to a deserted stretch of the Australian coastline, hoping a long weekend in the sunshine will help them patch their differences. They are a careless couple, littering the countryside with garbage, shooting guns, and even driving away after wounding a kangaroo with their automobile. Their callous disregard for the environment soon becomes apparent when the animals start to seek vengeance. Marcia and Peter have proven themselves to be destroyers of nature. Will the animals allow them to leave, or will they too be destroyed?

From the writer of ROAD GAMES and RAZORBACK comes this “spooky little gem” (Premiere Magazine), presented in a high-definition transfer from original vault materials with a re-mastered DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround soundtrack created by Synapse Films.

Special Features include:

  • Audio Commentary from Producer Richard Brennan and Cinematographer Vincent Monton
  • Motion Still Gallery Featuring an Audio Interview with Actor John Hargreaves
  • Theatrical Trailer

LONG WEEKEND will hit the shelves on April 14 from Synapse Films.

Extra Tidbit: Are you a fan of this Aussie classic?

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