Nicolas Roeg

Walkabout

Walkabout

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.

Film Info

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

Director-Approved Special Edition 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

Purchase Options

Special 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

Walkabout
Cast
Jenny Agutter
Girl
Lucien John
Boy
David Gulpilil
Aborigine
Credits
Director
Nicolas Roeg
Screenplay
Edward Bond
Producer
Si Litvinoff
Cinematography
Nicolas Roeg
Music
John Barry
Production design
Brian Eatwell
Editing
Antony Gibbs
Editing
Alan Pattillo

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