Second Sight are set to release a limited edition of Nicolas Roeg’s Walkabout on Blu-ray on 27th July. The release will feature a transfer from a brand new 4K scan alongside new interviews and a commentary by Luc Roeg and David Thomson.
Although it received mixed reviews on its Cannes premiere in 1971, the film has gone on to become an internationally renowned, cult favourite loved by audiences and critics alike.
Following the suicide of their father, a girl (Jenny Agutter) and her younger brother (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…
The hugely anticipated release is set to arrive this summer and features a host of brand-new 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).
- Brand new 4K scan and restoration
- A new audio commentary with Luc Roeg and David Thomson
- 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
- English SDH subtitles for the hearing impaired
LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
- Limited Edition Box Set of only 3,000
- Rigid slipcase with new artwork by Michael Boland
- The source novel ‘Walkabout’ with cover artwork excusive to this release
- Soft cover book featuring facsimile copy of the original 65-page First Draft Script with preface by Daniel Bird
- Soft cover book with new essays by Sophie Monks Kaufman, Simon Abrams and Daniel Bird plus stills and lobby card images
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