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Patrick - Indicator Series 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

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Genres: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Starring: Susan Penhaligon, Robert Helpmann, Rod Mullinar, Robert Thompson
Director: Richard Franklin
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Patrick (US Limited Edition 4K UHD)

Director: Richard Franklin

Cast: Susan Penhaligon, Robert Helpmann, Robert Thompson, Julia Blake, Bruce Barry

From director Richard Franklin (Roadgames) comes Patrick, a terrifying fusion of science-fiction and Hitchockian suspense 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.


• Brand-new 4K HDR restoration from the original negative by Powerhouse Films

• 4K (2160p) UHD presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)

• 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

• TV spots

• Image gallery: promotional and publicity material, and behind the scenes

• New and improved English translation subtitles

• 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 Antony I Ginnane’s unpublished memoirs; archival interviews with screenwriter Everett De Roche and special-effects supervisor Conrad Rothmann, and full film credits

• World premiere on 4K UHD

• 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

Release Details

Movie Release Year: 1978
Tech Specs & Release Details

Length: 96
Specs: 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray + Blu-ray
Video Resolution/Codec: Dolby Vision HDR / HDR10
Aspect Ratio(s): 1.85:1