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(Richard Franklin, 1978) Release date: 25 March 2024 Limited Edition Blu-ray
From director Richard Franklin (Roadgames) comes Patrick, a terrifying fusion of science fiction and Hitchcockian thriller, starring Susan Penhaligon (House of Mortal Sin), Robert Helpmann (The Red Shoes), and Robert Thompson (Thirst).
Murderer Patrick (Thompson) is kept in a comatose state between life and death, under the watchful eye of the eccentric Dr Roget (Helpmann). When he is assigned a caring new nurse, Kathy (Penhaligon), he becomes possessive, and uses telekinetic powers to torment anyone who comes between them.
Produced by Antony I Ginnane (Snapshot), written by Everett De Roche (Harlequin), and scored by Brian May (Mad Max), Patrick’s unprecedented international success made it a landmark of the Australian New Wave.
INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
Brand-new 4K restoration from the original negative by Powerhouse Films
Three presentations of the film: the original Australian theatrical version; the shortened US theatrical cut with American dubbing; and the Italian theatrical version, featuring an alternative score by Italian prog legends Goblin and presented with English subtitles for the first time
Original mono audio
Audio commentary with director Richard Franklin and screenwriter Everett De Roche (2002)
On-Set Interview with Richard Franklin (1978): behind-the-scenes interview with the Patrick director conducted by Australian film critic Ivan Hutchinson
Interview with Richard Franklin (2001): previously unseen interview in which the director discusses Patrick
A Coffee Break with Antony I. Ginnane (2009): the renowned genre-film producer revisits Patrick
‘Not Quite Hollywood’ Interview Excerpts (2008): extensive selection of outtakes from Mark Hartley’s acclaimed documentary on Australian cinema, featuring Franklin, De Roche, Ginnane, and stars Susan Penhaligon and Rod Mullinar
Stephen Morgan on ‘Patrick’ (2023): appreciation by the academic and Australian cinema specialist
Original Australian theatrical trailer
Original US theatrical trailer
Image gallery: promotional and publicity material, and behind the scenes
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay by Alan Miller, exclusive extracts from director Richard Franklin and producer Anthony I Ginnane’s unpublished memoirs; archival interviews with screenwriter Everett De Roche and special-effects supervisor Conrad Rothmann, and full film credits
Limited edition of 10,000 individually numbered units (6,000 4K UHDs and 4,000 Blu-rays) for the UK and US
All extras subject to change
#PHILE430B Cert: 15 REGION FREE EAN: 5060697923490