Venture down under into an
epic and romantic action-adventure set in a country on the
brink of war when AUSTRALIA debuts on Blu-ray Disc (BD) and
DVD March 3 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
Helmed by Australian native and Academy Award nominee* Baz
Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!, Romeo + Juliet) and starring
Oscar** winner Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge!, The Hours) and
Golden Globe-nominee*** Hugh Jackman (X-Men trilogy, The
Prestige), this grand-scale journey, set against the
Australian outback, follows an English aristocrat who
travels to the faraway continent where she meets a
rough-hewn local and reluctantly agrees to join forces with
him to save a sprawling cattle ranch she inherited from her
late husband. Together, they embark upon a journey across
hundreds of miles of the world’s most beautiful yet
unforgiving terrain, only to face the enemy Japanese forces.
A spectacular saga with romance, drama, beauty, prejudice
and danger set against historical fiction, AUSTRALIA “is the
rare film that in visual and emotional scope lives up to the
word epic.” (Richard Corliss, Time).
Filmed on-location in the vast outback, AUSTRALIA marks
Luhrmann’s third collaboration with Kidman and is the first
feature film produced as part of a planned trilogy of epic
works. The film also represents the
work of his wife and creative partner, double Oscar-winning
costume designer Catherine Martin (Moulin Rouge!, Romeo +
Juliet). Featuring performances from many Aussie natives,
the film also stars David
Wenham (The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King), Jack
Thompson (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil), Bryan
Brown (Along Came Polly) and young Aboriginal Brandon
Walters in his feature film debut.
The AUSTRALIA Blu-ray Disc features exclusive bonus
materials including over an hour of behind-the scenes
featurettes, deleted scenes and more.
Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1 aspect ratio) 1080P
English 5.1 DTS HD/Dolby Digital English, French
5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Brazilion Portuguese,
Cantonese, Korean and
Australia: The people, the history, the location
• What about the drove?
• Angry staff serve dinner
• Production Design
• Costume Design
• Visual Effects
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