Cover image for Picnic at Hanging Rock [videorecording (DVD)]
Picnic at Hanging Rock [videorecording (DVD)]
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 fold-out insert.
Set at the turn of the twentieth century, the film concerns a small group of students from an all-female college and a chaperone, who vanish while on a St. Valentine's Day outing. Less a mystery than a journey into the mystic, as well as an inquiry into issues of class and sexual repression in Australian society.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (1.78:1, 16x9) presentation; 5.1 Surround sound.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: PG.
Video disc
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
[Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2014]

General Note:
From the novel by Joan Lindsay.

Originally released as a feature film in 1975.

Wide screen (1.78:1).

Special features: Disc 1: David Thomson introduction (new introduction by film scholar and author of the new biographical dictionary of film). Disc 2: Peter Weir (extended interview); Everything begins and ends (2003 documentary features interviews with producers Hal and Jim McElroy, executive producer Patricia Lovell, cinematographer Russell Boyd, and actors Helen Morse and Anne Louise Lambert); A recollection...Hanging Rock 1800 (1975 on-set documentary by executive producer Patricia Lovell features interviews with source novel author Joan Lindsay, director Peter Weir, and cast members Rachel Roberts and Dominic Guard); Homesdale (Peter Weir's 1971 award-winning black comedy); Trailer. Booklet features an essay by author Megan Abbott.