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Picnic at Hanging Rock [DVD] [Criterion Collection]

  • PG
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Weir's (TRUMAN SHOW, DEAD POETS SOCIETY) exotic story employs tranquil surrealism and lush cinematography to explore the interconnected relationships between nature, eroticism and repression. While out climbing rocks, three girls from a posh finishing school vanish without a trace. In an attempt to find them, a geometry teacher climbs the rock and follows them into oblivion. A young man who has seen the teacher running up the mountain in a pair of bloomers, decides to spend the night on the rock, in hopes of finding the girls. But in the morning he is discovered with a wound on his head and no recollection of what happened. And when one of the girls later returns she's also wounded and dazed. A truly alluring, enigmatic film.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): PIC100

  • Credits
    Rachel Roberts, Dominic Guard, Helen Morse, Jacki Weaver, Anne Louise Lambert
  • Critic Reviews
    "...[It] wears the brilliant obscurity of a Dickinson poem and the suggestive force of a Magritte painting....[Offers] just the perfect beauty of its puzzle..." -- Rating: A
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...A hypnotic spell....A movie that is both spooky and sexy."
    New York Times

    "...Exquisite and seductive....Cinema at its most evocative....PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK remains a gorgeous-looking, superbly wrought cinema..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...Swaddling the story in an atmosphere of eerie mysticism, Weir shuts out logic and reason in favour of cloaking the tale in swooning mysticism..."
    Total Film

    "[A] mysterious, subtle and beautifully shot film....IT is also eerie and unsettling, its dreamlike quality heightened by the haunting music..."
    Sight and Sound

    5 stars out of 5 -- "Weir piles on lyrical image after lyrical image, wallowing in different moods to build something eerie, beautiful and dripping with dread."

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