16 April 2024
A scene from Walkabout starring Jenny Agutter

Walkabout Nicolas Roeg’s Seminal classic Getting Blu-Ray Release

Walkabout, Nicolas Roeg’s seminal classic  was released by Second Sight Films as a Limited Edition Box set. After the success of that release next month will see a standard Blu-ray edition.

One of the first Australian New Wave films, Walkabout is a coming-of-age story of survival. That transcends cultural differences and stars lauded actor Jenny Agutter (Call the Midwife) This internationally renowned, cult favourite is loved by the audiences and critics alike.

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The film comes with a host of special features, including a new audio commentary with child star Luc Roeg, now an
established producer on projects like We Need to Talk about Kevin, and writer and film critic David Thomson. Also included are new interviews with Luc Roeg, Jenny Agutter and producer Si Litvinoff (Clockwork Orange, The Man Who Fell to Earth).

Following the suicide of their father, Mary (Agutter) and her younger brother Peter (Luc Roeg) are left stranded in the blistering heat of the vast Australian outback. Facing exhaustion and starvation, their salvation comes when they cross paths with an Aboriginal boy (David Gulpilil – The Leftovers, Cargo) on ‘walkabout’, a ritual in which he must leave his home and learn to survive off the land. He teaches them how to survive in the wilderness, but a clash of cultures leads to terrible and tragic consequences…

Special Features
• Brand new 4K scan and restoration
• A new audio commentary with Luc Roeg and David Thompson
• Producing Walkabout: A new interview with Producer Si Litvinoff
• Luc’s Walkabout: A new interview with Luc Roeg
• Jenny in the Outback: a new interview with Jenny Agutter
• Remembering Roeg: a new interview with Danny Boyle
• 2011 BFI Q&A with Nicolas Roeg, Jenny Agutter and Luc Roeg
• Archive introduction by Nicolas Roeg

Walkabout standard Edition Blu-Ray from Second Sight Films will be released on 8th August.

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