Picnic at Hanging Rock

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Blu-ray Disc - 2014
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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.
Publisher: [New York, New York] :, Criterion Collection,, [2014]
Edition: Director-approved, dual-format Blu-ray and DVD special edition
ISBN: 9781604658422
1604658428
9780143126782
0143126784
Characteristics: 1 Blu-ray disc (107 min.) : DVD video, Blu-ray video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 2 DVDs (4 3/4 in.) + 1 booklet (28 pages : color illustrations ; 17 cm) + 1 book (196 pages ; 17 cm)
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Liblo
Jul 31, 2017

Library says it is for the hearing impaired, but there were no subtitles or closed captions that we could find.

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Janice21383
Feb 15, 2017

Peter Weir has made many fine films, but for me, Picnic at Hanging Rock and The Last Wave, his first two films, are his best. They are also inspirations for new film makers: look, you can make a classic film on a low budget. It helps to also have a solid story -- Joan Lindsay's book is a perennial Australian favourite -- an enthusiastic cast, and one sublimely skilled actor. Rachel Roberts should have received at least an Academy Award nomination (and whoever did her hair should have received a special Oscar.) To say much more would ruin the mysterious beauty of this film, but watch for the scene where the hand opens. You may find yourself on the verge of discovering something big, and more magical than magic. See Picnic on the biggest screen, and with the best sound system you can find.

multcolib_susannel Dec 27, 2016

While on an outing, two girls and their teacher mysteriously disappear.

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cdb3145
Dec 06, 2016

Beautifully done cinematography and great story. The jewel case and DVD are in deplorable condition.

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barkd
Jun 06, 2015

I have seen this film three times and after the third felt that it was about the director ultimatly, depression, perhaps a feeling of failure to achieve his goals, it just came to me after enjoying a magnificient movie the first two times. When you see a movie more than once or twice you notice things you didn't before because you are free to focus on details etc.. It is captivating.

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tenet
Sep 12, 2014

Rated 1/10.

rufus_red4 Jan 15, 2014

An art house film from 1975, it's considered a classic. It's based on the true story of 2 Australian schoolgirls and their teacher who go missing during a picnic at Hanging Rock, Victoria, Australia. The cinematography is exquisite as well as the scenery. Though the last 1/3 of the film drags a bit and some of the acting veers to be dated, in the end, it's worth it stick to the final frame.

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MeReneG
Aug 31, 2013

An unusual film, set at Hanging Rock (a real location) in the Australian frontier at the start of the 20th century. Rather slow-moving film, with a gradually evolving sense of dread. Those who prefer action -- and tidy endings with clear answers -- may be disappointed.

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frances12
Jan 15, 2013

One of the best movies I've seen

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Monolith
Aug 28, 2012

A poignant and peculiar mystery/drama/horror(?), that leaves the viewer with more questions than answers. Nicely directed by Peter Weir. Great cinematography, too.

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Monolith
Aug 28, 2012

Miss McCraw (en route to Hanging Rock with the young ladies): "This we do for 'pleasure', so that we may shortly be at the mercy of venomous snakes, and poisonous ants... How foolish can human creatures be..."

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Monolith
Aug 28, 2012

Mademoiselle de Poitiers: "Ah! Now I know." Miss McCraw: "What do you know?" Mademoiselle de Poitiers: "I know that Miranda is a Botticelli angel."

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