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August 22, 2017
 

Attack Force Z Getting New Blu-ray Release

Thanks to Wes Ray for letting us know about this one; according to Blu-ray.com Umbrella Entertainment and MVD Entertainmnet Group have officially announced their upcoming 35th Anniversary Blu-ray Edition of director Tim Burstall’s action drama Attack Force Z (1981), starring Mel Gibson, Sam Neill, Chris Haywood, and John Waters. The release will be available for purchase on November 7th.

Attack Force Z was originally released theatrically in North America in June 1982 and is in the company of a collection of films that include Mad Max, The Road Warrior and Gallipoli that introduced Mel Gibson to U.S. audiences before his star making turn in the Academy Award© winning The Year of Living Dangerously.

Long before Gibson tackled the subject of World War II in Hacksaw Ridge, Attack Force Z tells the classic story of an elite military team of commandos lead by Captain P.G. Kelly (Gibson) dispatched during World War II to locate and rescue the survivors of a shot down plane stranded on a South Pacific island occupied by the Japanese. One of the castaways, a defecting Japanese official, holds the secret to ending the war and must be saved at all costs.

Making its debut in high-definition, Attack Force Z boasts a brand new 4K scan and restoration from the film’s interpositive, presented for the first time ever on 1080p Blu-ray in its original 1.85:1 aspect ratio along with the original uncompressed dual channel mono audio. Additional special features in the disc include “The 2-Men Debriefed”, a 25 minute featurette that includes interviews with executive producer John McCallum and actors John Waters and Chris Haywood (presented in standard definition) a photo gallery and the film’s original theatrical trailer. 

Eric Wilkinson, MVD Entertainment Group’s Director of Acquisitions and Sales shares his excitement about announcing this release… 

“Previous home video versions of this film have looked sub-par. Umbrella Entertainment has done an amazing job restoring this film to its original glory. As a collector of physical media, myself, I’m happy to announce that Attack Force Z represents the first of many classic films on Blu-ray that MVD will be releasing in the near future.” 

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • BRAND NEW 4K REMASTER of the film from original interpositive
  • Original uncompressed dual channel mono audio
  • ‘The Two-Men Debriefed’ (SD, 25 mins) featurette with executive producer John McCallum and actors John Waters and Chris Haywood
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Photo Gallery

 

Source: Blu-ray.com



About the Author

Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel
I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it's a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone.



 
 

 

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