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Australia drama 1971 color 100 min.
Director: Nicolas Roeg
CLV: $49.95 - available
1 disc, catalog # CC1502L

DVD: $29.95 - available
1 disc, catalog # WAL120

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Nicholas Roeg's eye, his cinematographer's sense, colors every frame of each film he directs. His futuristic masterpiece, The Man Who Fell to Earth, continues to amaze international audiences after 20 years. Here Roeg, David Bowie, and Buck Henry tell the definitive story of their groundbreaking collaboration.

Nicolas Roeg's masterpiece, Walkabout, is the mystical story of an English sister and brother who are abandoned in the harsh Australian outback. They are rescued by an Aborigine boy who has journeyed into the vast desert on his "walkabout" - a tribal initiation into manhood. Contrasting their idyllic sojourn with scenes that convey the senseless violence of urban life, Roeg captures the conflict between natural instincts and the "civilized" behavior that leads to tragedy for the young Aborigine. Roeg is one of the most individualistic, provocative, and talented filmmakers of our time. His breathtaking cinematography and a haunting score by Oscar-winner John Barry, augment the cast's flawless performances.

Criterion's Director Approved special edition of Walkabout features:

  • Audio commentary by director Nicolas Roeg and actress Jenny Agutter
  • The original theatrical trailer

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