Cover image for Breaker Morant
Title:
Breaker Morant
Author:
Beresford, Bruce, film director, screenwriter.
Edition:
Director-approved two-DVD special edition.
Publication Information:
[Irvington, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2015]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 bonus disc.
Summary:
Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers. Based on a play and true story.
General Note:
Adapted from the play 'Breaker' Morant by Kenneth Ross.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1980.

Special features: Disc 1: Commentary (features director and coscreenwriter Bruce Beresford); Bruce Beresford (interview with Beresford recalls the production of the film); Donald McAlpine (McAlpine recalls his work on the film); Bryan Brown (Brown talks about his performance as Lieutenant Peter Handcock in the film); Edward Woodward (2004 interview with Woodward about playing Lieutenant Harry "Breaker" Morant in the film); The South African War (new piece about the Boer War with historian Stephen Miller); Trailer. Disc 2: The breaker (1973 documentary by Frank Shields looks at the life of the Anglo-Australian army captain Harry "Breaker" Morant); The myth exploded (2011, Frank Shields discusses his film and its omission of a key detail about Harry "Breaker" Morant). Insert includes an essay by film scholar Neil Sinyard.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG.
ISBN:
9781681430508
UPC:
715515156813
Format :
DVD