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Walkabout

Nicolas Roeg

 
Walkabout (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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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 Ryan May 18, 2010

Some years ago, I screened Nicolas Roeg’s 1973 film Don’t Look Now for a group of international students who were learning English. Rarely have I seen an audience more engaged by what they were . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Walkabout

By Roger Ebert May 05, 1998

For many years now, one legendary film has appeared on every list of fine movies that are missing from distribution and home video. That film is Nicolas Roeg’s Walkabout, the 1971 drama about a . . . Read more »

Photo Galleries

Figure in a Landscape

November 11, 2014


Behind the Scenes

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 career, the Guardian’s Ryan Gilbey sat down with the director for a chat at his London home. Gilbey’ . . . 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 on a limited number of players. The affected players are: Sony BDP-350 andBDP-360 Pioneer BDP-05FD . . . Read more »


Press Notes

Press Notes: Walkabout

May 27, 2010

“We finally have nirvana,” exclaims legendary film restorer Robert Harris, writing for Home Theater Forum about the new Criterion Blu-ray special edition of Nicolas Roeg’s Walkabout. After . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Walkabout: Landscapes of Memory

By Paul Ryan May 18, 2010

Some years ago, I screened Nicolas Roeg’s 1973 film Don’t Look Now for a group of international students who were learning English. Rarely have I seen an audience more engaged by what they were . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Walkabout

By Roger Ebert May 05, 1998

For many years now, one legendary film has appeared on every list of fine movies that are missing from distribution and home video. That film is Nicolas Roeg’s Walkabout, the 1971 drama about a . . . Read more »