“A stirring historical drama which explores…racism, women’s emancipation, and man’s struggle to come to terms with an alien environment. A big, bold and magnificently scenic picture.”
Adapting one of Australia’s most beloved books, We of the Never Never (1982) is an immersive, visually breathtaking period tale of a resilient lady, a steadfast love and a landscape both unforgiving and reinvigorating. Marrying the new station master (Arthur Dignam) of a Northern Territory cattle ranch, the well-bred Jeannie (Angela Punch McGregor) joins her husband in the Outback, considered “no place for a woman” circa 1902. There, she strives to establish a homestead, overcome the misogyny of the male workforce, and understand and learn from the local Aboriginal nomads. Graced with Australian Film Institute Award-winning cinematography by Gary Hansen (beautifully showcased in a new 4K restoration-derived transfer) and a stirring score by Peter Best, the resulting film is “a first-class adventure story” (Judith Crist, WOR-TV/New York).
VIDEO: 1080p HIGH DEFINITION / 2.35:1
AUDIO: ENGLISH LPCM 2.0 DUAL MONO
SUBTITLES: ENGLISH SDH
1982 / COLOR
SPECIAL FEATURES: Back to the Never Never Interview Featurette with Co-Stars Angela Punch McGregor and Arthur Dignam, Director Igor Auzins, Co-Producer John B. Murray and Composer Peter Best / Behind-the-Scenes Stills Gallery / Original Theatrical Trailer