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Breaker Morant

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Director-approved two-DVD special edition.


English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson, John Waters, Bryan Brown, Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Charles Tingwell, Terence Donovan, Chris Haywood, Vincent Ball, Ray Meagher, Alan Cassell, Russell Kiefel, Rod Mullinar.

Publication Information

[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2015]

Physical Description

2 videodiscs (107 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet (color illustrations ; 19 cm)


MPAA rating: PG.


At the turn of the twentieth century, three Australian army lieutenants are court-martialed for alleged crimes committed while fighting in South Africa. With no time to prepare, an Australian major, appointed as defense attorney, must prove that they were just following orders and are being made into political pawns by the British imperial command.


Title from container.

Adapted from the play "Breaker" Morant by Kenneth Ross.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1980.

Special features: New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Bruce Beresford ; audio commentary from 2004 featuring Beresford ; new interviews with Beresford, cinematographer Donald McAlpine, and actor Bryan Brown ; interview with actor Edward Woodward from 2004 ; new piece about the Boer War with historian Stephen Miller ; The Breaker, a 1973 documentary profiling the real Harry "Breaker" Morant, with a 2010 statement by its director, Frank Shields ; trailer.

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