|release date||February 2 1979|
|starring||Rachel Roberts, Vivean Gray, Helen Morse, Kirsty Child, Tony Llewellyn-Jones|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisTwenty years after it swept Australia into the international film spotlight, Peter Weir's stunning 1975 masterpiece remains as ineffable as the unanswerable mystery at its core. A Valentine's Day picnic at an ancient volcanic outcropping turns to disaster for the residents of Mrs. Appleyard's school when a few young girls inexplicably vanish on Hanging Rock. A lyrical, meditative film charged with suppressed longings, Picnic at Hanging Rock is at long last available in a pristine widescreen director's cut with a newly-minted Dolby® digital 5.1 channel soundtrack.
After my first viewing of PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK, I was ready to dismiss it as a art-house mystery that was way too over hyped for its own good. PICNIC is a film that was loved by everyone I had spoken to about it and I just didn’t get it. That is, until a friend urged me to give it another view. “This time”, he said, “just keep an open mind. Anything goes in the movie” Now, I can’t even see how I was so easy to overlook… well, everything that makes PICNIC such a great film. …Read More