Eliza Fraser - DVD

Eliza Fraser - DVD

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A comedy set in Colonial Australia!
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ISBN: DVEFFormat: PAL DVDRated: MStarring: Susannah York, John Waters, Noel Ferrier, John CastleRunning Time: 113 minsCountry of Origin: AustraliaDirector: Tim BurstallDVD Region: 4 (Aust) & 2 (UK)Age Group: Adult
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This movie is directed by the Tim Burstall, who has directed a ton of Aussie movies inclduing, Kangaroo, The Man From Snowy River TV series, Attack Force Z and The Naked Country just to name a few. Possibly his most recognisable movie would have been the famous Alvin Purple and you can certainly see the similarities in this movie. The ribald comedy is so typical of the 1970's ... I almost expected the Carry On cast or Benny Hill to appear and do one of his famous chase scenes. And of course Abilgal is in the opening scene! How could we have a raunchy comedy from 1970's Australia without Abigail!!!!

It does have it's funny moments. I thought Noel Ferrier learning to throw a spear in his underwear on the beach was hilarious, as was the scene at Moreton Bay where Eliza is trying to hide the men in her room.

It is well written by the great Australian playwright David Williamson who has written so many wonderful plays and movie scripts, like Don's Party, The Club, Phar Lap, Gallipoli just to name a few.

If you don't take this movie too seriously then you're really going to enjoy it and it's certainly one to add to your Australiana collection.

Jody xxx

Product Overview

From the award winning creative talents of David Williamson (Don's Party Gallipoli) and director Tim Burstall (Alvin Purple) comes a riotous historical romp destined to change the way you perceive early Australian settlement.

From the award winning creative talents of David Williamson (Don's Party Gallipoli) and director Tim Burstall (Alvin Purple) comes a riotous historical romp destined to change the way you perceive early Australian settlement.

Shipwrecked on Queensland's Great Barrier Reef in 1837 English sea Captain James Fraser (Noel Ferrier The Year of Living Dangerously) and his innocent young wife Eliza (Susannah York Tom Jones) face an uphill struggle for survival against the harsh and unforgiving Australian conditions.

Waiting to be rescued the couple takes up residency with the local aboriginal people and watch as their mutinous crew transform into savages before their very eyes.

A classic Aussie tale of colonial hardship and bawdy beginnings Eliza Fraser also features Trevor Howard (The Third Man) John Waters (Breaker Morant) Abigail (Alvin Purple) and Charles 'Bud' Tingwell (The Castle).

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