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Picnic At Hanging Rock - Blu-Ray Preview & competition

Picnic At Hanging Rock

Compiled by Jack Foley

ONE of cinema’s most visually stunning films, Peter Weir’s masterpiece Picnic At Hanging Rock, makes its way to Blu-ray in a sumptuous director’s cut courtesy of Second Sight.

This fantastic release features a host of bonus features including A Dream Within A Dream, the 120-minute ‘making of’ the film.

This haunting and evocative film is a bona fide modern classic and has won numerous awards and often features on critics’ lists of all-time favourites.

Picnic At Hanging Rock: The Director’s Cut arrives in a new HD transfer supervised by director Weir for this Blu-ray release which has been available to buy since July 26, 2010.

On Valentine’s Day, 1900 a party of schoolgirls from Appleyard College took a trip to Hanging Rock, near Mt. Macedon in the state of Victoria. Some of the party left the rest of the group and having climbed higher stopped to rest and fell asleep.

They awoke as though still in a dream and silently ventured further through a passage in the imposing rock face. Some of the girls were never seen again.

With BAFTA-winning photography and a memorably haunting score Picnic At Hanging Rock remains one of the most chillingly atmospheric and beautifully enigmatic films ever made.

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To celebrate the release of Picnic At Hanging Rock: The Director’s Cut on Blu-ray, IndieLondon has teamed up with Second Sight to offer readers the chance to win 1 of 2 copies. Simply answer the following question…

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Special Features: A Dream Within A Dream’ (120 min ‘making of’); ‘A Recollection – Hanging Rock 1900’, Joan Lindsay interview; Hanging Rock and Martindale Hall – Then and Now’; ‘The Day of St Valentine’ (1st screen adaptation); Audio Interviews; Stills and Poster Gallery; Scenes deleted for The Director’s Cut; Subtitles for the hard of hearing.

Certificate: PG
Running time: 100mins
UK Blu-ray Release: July 26, 2010