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Stir (1980)

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Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Starring: Bryan Brown, Bob Jewson, Max Phipps
Director: Stephen Wallace
Plot Sypnosis:

In 1974, the cruel treatment of inmates at Bathurst Prison in New South Wales, Australia led to violent riots, savage reprisals and a still-controversial official inquiry. Six years later, this "furious, foul-mouthed, open wound of a film" (Bob Ellis, Nation Review) – the feature directorial debut by Stephen Wallace (PRISONERS OF THE SUN) from a screenplay by Bathurst inmate Bob Jewson – dared to tell the inside story: When career criminal China Jackson (Bryan Brown) is returned to prison after exposing abuses by guards, tensions between inmates and officers begin to boil until they explode in rage, defiance and shocking carnage. Max Phipps (THE ROAD WARRIOR, THIRST) co-stars in this "intense and authentic account of a brutal system" (Cinephilia) – nominated for 13 AFI Awards including Best Film, Best Direction, Best Screenplay and Best Actor – scanned in 2K from the 35mm interpositive at The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • Audio Commentary With Producer Richard Brennan, Director Stephen Wallace, Cinematographer Geoff Burton And Actor Bryan Brown, Moderated By Mark Hartley, Director Of NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD
  • Audio Commentary With Crime Film And Literature Historian Andrew Nette
  • Tales From The Inside – Archival Making-Of Documentary By Mark Hartley
  • A Career On The Fringe – A Tribute To Actor Phil Motherwell Featuring Australian Theater Historian Robert Reid And Film Critic Paul Harris
  • Director Stephen Wallace Introduces THE LOVE LETTERS FROM TERALBA ROAD
  • Trailer
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
Release Details

Movie Release Year: 1980
Tech Specs & Release Details

Length: 101
Specs: Region: A/B/C
Video Resolution/Codec: 1080p/AVC MPEG-4
Aspect Ratio(s): 1.85:1
Audio Formats: English 5.1, English Stereo
Subtitles/Captions: English SDH