Posted by Notcot on Jan 11, 2013 in Cult Film
Wake In Fright was first published in 1961 and the film version, Outback, starring Donald Pleasance was released in 1971. Both the book and the film have achieved a cult status as the Australian answer to US and UK novels and films of 1960s youthful alienation. Wake In Fright is the gruelling story of a young Australian schoolteacher on his way back from the outback to Sydney and civilisation…when things start to go wrong. He finds himself stuck overnight in Bundanyabba (‘the Yabba’)- a rough outback mining town. The heat and the misery are described in painful detail as this one evening changes the course of John Grant’s life for ever…all on the flip of a coin. An ill-advised and drink-fuelled visit to a gambling den leaves Grant broke and he realizes he has no way of escaping the Yubba. He descends into a cycle of hangovers, fumbling sexual encounters and increasing self-loathing as he becomes more and more immersed in the grotesque and surreal nightmare that his life has become…revealing the baser side of his own nature as well as the harshness of life in the Australian outback. Grotesque but absolutely compelling, this has become a cult read.
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Posted by Notcot on Jul 31, 2010 in Cult Film
Danish Edition, PAL/Region 2 DVD: Subtitles: Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, English, Dutch, French, Spanish. s ultra-bizarre, ultra-low-budget cult flick for adults (written by underground maverick George Kuchar) is most definitely not for all tastes. While it starts out as an atmospheric gothic horror tale, it quickly turns into a raunchy, graphic, blackly comedic sex-fest, as polymorphically perverse Gertie (Eaton) gets off by watching her houseguests explore a room full of naughty toys. Sexual encounters then continue in full force, as various partners of both genders hook up. If none of this sounds appealing (chances are it won’t to most viewers), you’ll find that Eaton, with her hopelessly skewed eyebrows, is by far the best aspect of the film – her performance is so sincerely melodramatic that one almost begins to root for her, despite her clear mental imbalance. There’s an entire website devoted to the (supposedly) imminent ‘special edition’ DVD release of this film, which until now has only been available as a bootleg;
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