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Dead End Drive-In (1986) - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Australian Import)

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Genres: Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
Starring: Natalie McCurry; Ned Manning; Peter Whitford
Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Plot Sypnosis:

Umbrella Entertainment proudly presents the worldwide first of Dead-End Drive In with stunning 4K HDR on a UHD100 disc (Blu-ray disc included)!

Featuring a new completely uncut scan from the 35mm interpositive that hasn't been seen since its VHS release! Also includes the international cut.

This visionary, turbo-charged Ozploitation gem in the ultimate high-octane collectors edition. Buckle up!

From famed Ozploitation auteur Brian Trenchard-Smith (THE MAN FROM HONG KONG, TURKEY SHOOT) and acclaimed author Peter Carey (BLISS) comes this offbeat, Day-Glo, dystopian cult classic.

Boasting hordes of post apocalyptic punks, fist fights, car chases and world record breaking stuntwork – all accompanied by a soundtrack of new wave Aussie classics – DEAD END DRIVE-IN stands proudly as Quentin Tarantino’s favourite Trenchard-Smith movie, with the celebrated filmmaker declaring it “an exceptional piece of work.”

Australia in the not-too-distant future: the economy has collapsed, unemployment has reached epidemic proportions, looting is widespread and violent ‘carboy’ gangs run amuck in the streets. To combat the teen crime wave the authorities have converted the Star drive-in theatre into a maximum-security prison camp for delinquent youth! Wrongly incarcerated in this juvenile lockup are working class guy Crabs (Ned Manning) and his spunky, streetwise girlfriend Carmen (Natalie McCurry). Unlike most of the inmates, who are happy to live on a steady diet of junk food and exploitation movies, Crabs is determined to do whatever it takes to break out.


DISC 1 4K HDR UHD100

  • Completely uncut version previously only available on Australian VHS release scanned and restored from the 35mm interpositive
  • NEW! 2023 Audio commentary with co-producer Damien Parer, production designer Larry Eastwood and actor Ned Manning moderated by filmmaker Mark Hartley

DISC 2 Blu-ray

  • Completely uncut version previously only available on Australian VHS release scanned and restored from the 35mm interpositive
  • International Cut
  • NEW! 2023 Audio commentary with co-producer Damien Parer, production designer Larry Eastwood and actor Ned Manning moderated by filmmaker Mark Hartley
  • NEW! NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD interview with director Brian Trenchard-Smith
  • NEW! Deleted scenes with commentary from director Brian Trenchard-Smith
  • NEW! THE BAZURA PROJECT 2008 interview with director Brian Trenchard-Smith
  • NEW! Trenchard-Smith short film HOSPITALS DON’T BURN DOWN (1978) with optional 2023 audio commentary from the director
  • NEW! Stills and poster gallery
  • NEW! TRAILERS FROM HELL commentary with director Brian Trenchard-Smith
  • NEW! Australian theatrical trailer
  • NEW! 1980s post-apocalyptic trailer reel
  • Audio Commentary with director Brian Trenchard-Smith
  • Extralucid Films 2023 interview with director Brian Trenchard-Smith
  • XCess Entertainment 2022 interview with director Brian Trenchard-Smith and Josh Hadley
  • Retromania 2022 interview with director Brian Trenchard-Smith
  • Trenchard-Smith short film THE STUNTMEN (1973)
  • Trenchard-Smith trailer reel
  • Adventures in the B-Movie Trade teaser
  • US theatrical trailer
    Release Details

    Movie Release Year: 1986
    Tech Specs & Release Details

    Specs: Completely uncut version previously only available on Australian VHS release scanned and restored from the 35mm interpositive
    Video Resolution/Codec: 2160p/HEVC HDR
    Aspect Ratio(s): 2.35:1
    Audio Formats: English 2.0 DTS-HD MA
    Subtitles/Captions: English SDH