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Walkabout

Nicolas Roeg

 
Walkabout (Criterion Blu-Ray)

Blu-Ray

1 Disc

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  • Australia, United Kingdom
  • 1971
  • 100 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.78:1
  • English
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  • Spine #10

A young sister and brother are abandoned in the harsh Australian outback and must learn to cope in the natural world, without their usual comforts, in this hypnotic masterpiece from Nicolas Roeg. Along the way, they meet a young aborigine on his “walkabout,” a rite of passage in which adolescent boys are initiated into manhood by journeying into the wilderness alone. Walkabout is a thrilling adventure as well as a provocative rumination on time and civilization.

Credits

DirectorNicolas Roeg
ScreenplayEdward Bond
ProducerSi Litvinoff
CinematographyNicolas Roeg
MusicJohn Barry
Production designBrian Eatwell
EditingAntony Gibbs and Alan Arkin

Disc Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, made from a newly minted 35 mm interpositive and approved by director Nicolas Roeg, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Audio commentary featuring Roeg and actress Jenny Agutter
  • Video interviews with Agutter and actor Luc Roeg
  • Gulpilil—One Red Blood (2002), an hour-long documentary on the life and career of actor David Gulpilil
  • Theatrical trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by author Paul Ryan

    New cover by Neil Kellerhouse

Film Essays

Walkabout: Landscapes of Memory

By Paul RyanMay 18, 2010

Some years ago, I screened Nicolas Roeg’s 1973 film Don’t Look Now for a group of . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Walkabout

By Roger EbertMay 05, 1998

For many years now, one legendary film has appeared on every list of fine movies that are . . . Read more »

Photo Galleries

Figure in a Landscape

November 11, 2014


Photo Galleries

Making Walkabout

June 04, 2013


Clippings

Time Out with Nicolas Roeg

March 11, 2011

On the occasion of BFI Southbank’s major retrospective on Nicolas Roeg’s more than forty-year . . . Read more »


On Five

Walkabout Manufacturing Problem

June 08, 2010

We have been alerted to a manufacturing problemwith our Walkabout Blu-ray edition that occurs . . . Read more »


Press Notes

Press Notes: Walkabout

May 27, 2010

“We finally have nirvana,” exclaims legendary film restorer Robert Harris, writing for Home . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Walkabout: Landscapes of Memory

By Paul RyanMay 18, 2010

Some years ago, I screened Nicolas Roeg’s 1973 film Don’t Look Now for a group of . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Walkabout

By Roger EbertMay 05, 1998

For many years now, one legendary film has appeared on every list of fine movies that are . . . Read more »