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Old 08-30-2017, 01:07 AM   #1
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Fred Schepisi's internationally acclaimed masterpiece, based on the novel by Thomas Keneally, is the shocking tale of an indigenous man driven to madness and revenge. Jimmie Blacksmith (Tommy Lewis) is a young Aboriginal half-caste raised in central NSW at the turn-of-the-century, a boy initiated by his tribe but also educated by a stern Methodist minister (Jack Thompson). Looking to gain respectability in European society, Jimmy finds a white bride while performing back-breaking work on local farms, but cannot escape his skin colour, suffering ongoing racism and oppression. Discovering that he may not be the father of his wife's child, and fired without pay, Jimmy explodes in a fury of violent revenge and escapes into the bush with his brother Mort, cutting a bloody path of retribution upon the society that has forsaken him. In 1901, the year Australian democracy is born, Jimmy Blacksmith finally faces his fate, and with it the fate of his people.

- Play feature with introduction by Fred Schepisi
- A Conversation with director, Fred Schepisi & cinematographer, Ian Baker (66 mins)
- Melbourne Premiere from Willesee at Seven, June 1978 (7 mins)
- CELLULOID GYPSIES: Making Jimmie Blacksmith - Interviews with key cast and crew, including director, Fred Schepisi and actor, Tommy Lewis
- Interview with Tommy Lewis (26 mins)
- Audio Commentary with Fred Schepisi
- Q& A session with Fred Schepisi and actor, Geoffrey Rush at MIFF(Melbourne International Film Festival) 2008 (34 mins)
- Making Us Blacksmiths - Documentary on the casting of Aboriginal lead actors, Tommy Lewis and Freddy Reynolds
- Stills Gallery
- Theatrical Trailer

Great news! Another Video Nasty now (well, soon) available! I've been wondering about this one for a while now, ever since seeing the trailer. Yeah - have to pick this one up!

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Would really like to see this one with an isolated score track.
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I fired off a query to Umbrella last week, asking when we might see this one on the shelves.

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Thank you for your enquiry. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith blu-ray will be released sometime next year, 2018. Watch our Facebook page for updates on the release date and more.
(Yeah, I want to see a cleaned-up Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, but it's going to take more than that to tempt me into Facebook!)

I also asked about a BD of The Last Wave, which Umbrella currently has on DVD, and got:

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There are no current plans to release The Last Wave on blu-ray but I have noted your request on our acquisitions list for consideration and will keep you updated should there be any news on this.
So ... the story so far.
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More importantly, they have an acquisitions list? Time to email them my wishlist.

. . . yeah, yeah - I just got done watching all the Ozsploitation trailers on the NQH disc. Sue me.
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I also asked about a BD of The Last Wave, which Umbrella currently has on DVD, and got:

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There are no current plans to release The Last Wave on blu-ray but I have noted your request on our acquisitions list for consideration and will keep you updated should there be any news on this.
The good thing about THE LAST WAVE is that Germany put out a really nice looking blu-ray a few years ago:

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So I swung by the facebook page to see if they had any news and was rewarded with this:

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Restored from the original interpositive CHANT OF JIMMIE BLACKSMITH is coming to Blu-ray for the first time ever in March!
No specific date, but now we've got a month!
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Old 02-07-2018, 06:13 PM   #7
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The preorder for Jimmie Blacksmith just went live - now with 100% more cover art!



I'll probably keep an eye on when Diabolik gets theirs in. . . .

EDIT - And I just noticed the specs at the bottom of the page:

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NO. DISCS 1
RUNNING TIME 122 MIN
AUDIO FORMAT 2.0 DTS-HD
REGION A, B & C (that's great news!)
FORMAT 1080P
COLOR COLOUR
LANGUAGE ENGLISH
CATALOGUE NO. DAVID3744
ASPECT RATIO 16:9
SUBTITLES ENGLISH

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Old 02-07-2018, 06:14 PM   #8
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Another Section 3 title coming to Blu-ray.
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