Stacy Keach (Fat City) and Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween) star in Richard Franklin’s 1981 Australian horror classic, inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s Read Window. Keach plays Quid, an American trucker who, with the help of Curtis’s hitchhiker, tracks down a serial killer active on the long, empty roads of southern Australia. This deluxe, extras-laden edition boasts an all-new 2020 restoration from a 4K scan of the duplicate negative, produced exclusively for this release.

Extras

  • New 2020 restoration from a 4K scan of the duplicate negative, produced exclusively for this release
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with director Richard Franklin (2003)
  • Audio commentary with cinematographer Vincent Monton, costume designer Aphrodite Kondos, production secretary Helen Watts, and film historian Mark Hartley (2019)
  • Audio commentary with writers and programmers Anna Bogutskaya and Olivia Howe (2020)
  • Kangaroo Hitchcock (2003): archival documentary on the making of Roadgames featuring interviews with Franklin and actor Stacy Keach
  • Australian Long Haul (2019): actor Stacy Keach discusses the role of Pat Quid and working in Australia
  • Audio interview with Stacy Keach (2016): further thoughts on the film by the actor
  • Audio interview with Richard Franklin (2001): the director recalls his early career as a filmmaker and the production of Roadgames
  • Archival Interview with Richard Franklin (1981): documentary profile of the director
  • Audio interview with Grant Page (2016): an in-depth discussion with the actor and stunt co-ordinator 
  • ‘Not Quite Hollywood’ Interview Excerpts (2008): over an hour of outtakes from Hartley’s acclaimed documentary on Australian cinema, featuring Franklin, Page, actors Keach and Jamie Lee Curtis, screenwriter Everett De Roche, and assistant director Tom Burstall
  • Roadgames: A Lecture (1980): archival recording of Franklin, co-producer Barbi Taylor and composer Brian May discussing the making of the film
  • Neil Sinyard on ‘Roadgames’ (2020): newly filmed appreciation by the British film historian
  • …And His Ghost May Be Heard (1973): rare short film by Franklin, marking his first collaboration with Roadgames cinematographer Monton
  • Script Read (1980): audio recording of a pre-production read-through, featuring Franklin and actors Keach and Marion Edward
  • Music demos: excerpts from the Brian May score in demo form
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity materials
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay by Lee Gambin, extensive archival interviews with Richard Franklin, Stacy Keach and Jamie Lee Curtis, Franklin’s 1980 Alfred Hitchcock obituary, an overview of contemporary critical responses, Mark Hartley on …And His Ghost May Be Heard, and film credits
  • Limited edition exclusive double-sided poster
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited edition of 3,000 copies
Certificate:
15
Actor:
Stacy Keach

Jamie Lee Curtis

Marion Edward
Director:
Richard Franklin
Region:
B
Number of Discs:
1
Main Language:
English
Subtitle Languages:

English SDH

Run Time:
101 mins approx
studio:
Powerhouse Films
Theatrical Release Year:
1981

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Stacy Keach (Fat City) and Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween) star in Richard Franklin’s 1981 Australian horror classic, inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s Read Window. Keach plays Quid, an American trucker who, with the help of Curtis’s hitchhiker, tracks down a serial killer active on the long, empty roads of southern Australia. This deluxe, extras-laden edition boasts an all-new 2020 restoration from a 4K scan of the duplicate negative, produced exclusively for this release.

Extras

  • New 2020 restoration from a 4K scan of the duplicate negative, produced exclusively for this release
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with director Richard Franklin (2003)
  • Audio commentary with cinematographer Vincent Monton, costume designer Aphrodite Kondos, production secretary Helen Watts, and film historian Mark Hartley (2019)
  • Audio commentary with writers and programmers Anna Bogutskaya and Olivia Howe (2020)
  • Kangaroo Hitchcock (2003): archival documentary on the making of Roadgames featuring interviews with Franklin and actor Stacy Keach
  • Australian Long Haul (2019): actor Stacy Keach discusses the role of Pat Quid and working in Australia
  • Audio interview with Stacy Keach (2016): further thoughts on the film by the actor
  • Audio interview with Richard Franklin (2001): the director recalls his early career as a filmmaker and the production of Roadgames
  • Archival Interview with Richard Franklin (1981): documentary profile of the director
  • Audio interview with Grant Page (2016): an in-depth discussion with the actor and stunt co-ordinator 
  • ‘Not Quite Hollywood’ Interview Excerpts (2008): over an hour of outtakes from Hartley’s acclaimed documentary on Australian cinema, featuring Franklin, Page, actors Keach and Jamie Lee Curtis, screenwriter Everett De Roche, and assistant director Tom Burstall
  • Roadgames: A Lecture (1980): archival recording of Franklin, co-producer Barbi Taylor and composer Brian May discussing the making of the film
  • Neil Sinyard on ‘Roadgames’ (2020): newly filmed appreciation by the British film historian
  • …And His Ghost May Be Heard (1973): rare short film by Franklin, marking his first collaboration with Roadgames cinematographer Monton
  • Script Read (1980): audio recording of a pre-production read-through, featuring Franklin and actors Keach and Marion Edward
  • Music demos: excerpts from the Brian May score in demo form
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity materials
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay by Lee Gambin, extensive archival interviews with Richard Franklin, Stacy Keach and Jamie Lee Curtis, Franklin’s 1980 Alfred Hitchcock obituary, an overview of contemporary critical responses, Mark Hartley on …And His Ghost May Be Heard, and film credits
  • Limited edition exclusive double-sided poster
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited edition of 3,000 copies
Certificate:
15
Actor:
Stacy Keach

Jamie Lee Curtis

Marion Edward
Director:
Richard Franklin
Region:
B
Number of Discs:
1
Main Language:
English
Subtitle Languages:

English SDH

Run Time:
101 mins approx
studio:
Powerhouse Films
Theatrical Release Year:
1981
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