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Babe:
Introducing a barnyard full of captivating characters unlike any you've ever met! There's farmer Hoggett; Fly, the sheep dog; Rex, her shepherding partner; Ferdinand, the quacky duck; Maa, the elderly ewe; and the newest addition Hoggett Farm, Babe, a most unusual Yorkskshire piglet. It's a delightful story the whole family will love!

Breaker Morant:
South Africa, 1901. The British war against the Boers has deteriorated into bitter guerilla warfare. A unit of the Bushveladt Carbineers, made up mainly of Australians, is ordered by the British High Command to fight the Boer on it's terms and take no prisoners; an order which will prove fatal to a man they call 'The Breaker' - Lieutenant Harry Morant.

The Dish:
In the days before the July 19, 1969 space mission that marked humankind's first steps on the moon, NASA was working with a group of Australian technicians who had agreed to rig up a satellite interface. That the Aussies placed the satellite dish smack dab in the middle of an Australian sheep farm in the boondocks town of Parkes was just one of the reasons that NASA was concerned.

Gallipoli:
Mel Gibson delivers an electrifying performance in Peter Weir's (The Truman Show, Witness) compelling story of friendship and adventure between two Australian soldiers in 1915. They cross continents and great oceans, climb the pyramids and walk through the ancient sands of Egypt to join their regiment at the fateful battle of Gallipoli. The echoes of history blend with the friends' compelling destiny as they become part of a legendary World War I confrontation between Australia and the German allied Turks - a battle that is to Australians what the Alamo is to Americans.

Looking For Alibrandi:
Josie Alibrandi has a lot to deal with right now. She's 17, got the dreaded H.S.C. in front of her and the boy of her dreams seems completely out of reach. Then there's that other problem. She's a wog. Sure it's where Josie comes from but it's not where she feels she belongs. In fact, Josie doesn't know where she belongs. With her Nonna in one ear talking about the old country and the stuck-up girls at her school telling her she's an outsider, it's no wonder. This year, however, everything is going to change. Josie will let loose, face her fears, uncover secrets - even discover the true identity of her father. It's going to be a year when Josie finally out where she belongs.

The Man From Snowy River:
Kirk Douglas delivers an outstanding performance in this legendary western adventure set in the great Australian outback. An ambitious rancher (Douglas) sets his sights on the hills of the awesome Snowy River country. Buried somewhere in that pristine wilderness, protected by treacherous terrain and bands of wild, stampeding horses, is a fortune in unmined gold. Before the rancher can stake his claim, however, his world is turned upside down when a cowboy steals his daughter's heart and uncovers a secret in those hills more precious than any treasure.

Muriel's Wedding:
You're invited to one of the most celebrated and audaciously funny hit comedies of the year - Muriel's Wedding! Follow frumpy, misguided Muriel Heslop on her lifelong quest for a glitzy fairy-tale wedding. With visions of nuptials dancing in her head, this ABBA-obsessed misfit ditches her pathetic life and plastic friends in a small Australian suburb for big-city dreams in Sydney. But the road to the altar takes surprising twists and turns - and Muriel is about to learn the lesson of a lifetime. Wry, witty and hailed by critics everywhere, Muriel's Wedding is one affair you don't want to miss.

Newsfront:
Newsfront represents an important moment in the emergence of the Australian movie industry on the world stage. It is a surprisingly adventurous saga of an intrepid group of cinematographers and reporters who risk life and limb to capture footage of breaking news for the movie-going public.

Phar Lap:
Portraying the history of the horse that most thought would never succeed, the epic movie moves from the early days when trainer Harry Telford and strapper Tommy Woodcock were the only ones to believe in his potential, to his Melbourne Cup win in 1930 and to the great horse's untimely death in the USA.

Picnic at Hanging Rock:
St. Valentine’s Day, 1900. On a beautiful summer’s day a party of virginal Australian schoolgirls from an exclusive finishing school giddily prepare for an excursion to Hanging Rock, a magnificent natural monument drenched in a mysterious atmosphere. But when a group of girls disappear while exploring the upper slopes of the rock, an eerie foreboding touches all involved in the excursion. Based on the classic novel by Joan Lindsay, this classic film helped revive the Australian film industry and established Director Peter Weir as a major international talent.
Release date NZ
October 22nd, 2007
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Edition
  • Box Set
Director
Language
English
Studio
Genre
  • Comedy
UPC
9398710792294
Product ID
1550009

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