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Synapse Film Prepares for Colin Eggelston’s LONG WEEKEND

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“In my Top 5 favorite Australian movies. It’s a true little undiscovered gem that is just begging to be rediscovered and take its place in 70s genre cinema.” – Quentin Tarantino

“A nifty little sleeper.” – Nathaniel Thompson, Mondo-Digital.com

Upon its 2005 DVD release, the Australian thriller LONG WEEKEND quickly became one of the most highly-regarded films in the Synapse Films library, later to be prominently featured in Mark Hartley’s acclaimed documentary NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD and remade by director Jamie Blanks (URBAN LEGEND) in 2008. Fans have long requested a Blu-ray upgrade for this unrelenting Aussie classic, now making its high-def debut on a stunning new Synapse Blu-ray!

Attempting to resurrect their failing marriage, Peter (John Hargreaves, THE ODD ANGRY SHOT) and Marcia (Briony Behets) set out on a camping trip to a deserted stretch of the Australian coastline hoping a long weekend in the sunshine will help them patch their differences. They are a careless couple, littering the countryside with garbage, shooting guns and even driving away after wounding a Kangaroo with their automobile. Their callous disregard for the environment soon becomes apparent when the animals start to seek vengeance. Marcia and Peter have proven themselves to be destroyers of nature. Will the animals allow them to leave or will they too be destroyed?

From the writer of ROAD GAMES and RAZORBACK comes this “spooky little gem” (Premiere Magazine), presented in a high-definition transfer from original vault materials with a re-mastered DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround soundtrack created by Synapse Films.

Extra Features -High-Definition 1080p Transfer Supervised by Synapse Films -Re-mastered DTS-HD MA 5.1 Surround Soundtrack (Original 2.0 Mono also Included) -Audio Commentary from Producer Richard Brennan and Cinematographer Vincent Monton -Motion Still Gallery Featuring an Audio Interview with Actor John Hargreaves -Original Theatrical Trailer -Reversible Cover Artwork

Not Rated / 1978 / 95 Minutes / Color / 5.1 & 2.0 / 2.35:1 aspect ratio / $24.95 retail

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