Picnic at Hanging Rock Dual-Format Edition Review

     Actors: Rachel Roberts, Anne Lambert, Jacki Weaver
  • Director: Peter Weir
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Color, Surround Sound, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: PG
  • Studio: Criterion Collection
  • Release Date: June 17, 2014
  • Run Time: 107 minutes



            Peter Weir’s success in Hollywood has been so extensive that it is often easy to forget about the influences he has had on his native cinema as well. Picnic at Hanging Rock was the filmmaker’s sophomore film, and one which would catapult his international reputation while simultaneously playing a significant role in the New Wave of Australian cinema. Weir’s Australian films were not only met with critical praise worldwide, they were also among the most popular films in the nation at the time, helping to propel the national cinema in a new direction.


    An Adventure in Space and Time Combo Pack Review

         Actors: David Bradley
  • Directors: Terry McDonough
  • Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: BBC Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: May 27, 2014
  • Run Time: 90 minutes



            As popular as “Doctor Who” has been for so many decades and various incarnations, it is rather difficult to imagine the struggle that the series first faced with the creation of those defining first episodes. The BBC provides a predictably heartfelt recreation of these humble origins with An Adventure in Space and Time, strengthened by a solid cast of performers playing performers. This story may be a work of non-fiction, but it is sure to attract the many sci-fi fans that have made “Doctor Who” the longest running series of its kind.