The Resource Van Diemen's Land

Van Diemen's Land

Label
Van Diemen's Land
Title
Van Diemen's Land
Contributor
Actor
Film director
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Summary
The true story of Australia's most notorious convict, Alexander Pearce and his infamous escape into the beautiful yet brutal Tasmanian wilderness. A point of no return for convicts banished from their homeland, Van Diemen's Land was a feared and dreaded penal settlement at the end of the earth. The entrance to its remote station of secondary punishment, Macquarie Harbour, was named 'Hell's Gates' by its prisoners as a reference to the gates of hell in Dante's 'Inferno' - "Abandon all hope ye who enter here" - was plastered at the Harbour's mouth as a warning to all souls sent there. In 1822, eight convicts escaped Macquarie Harbour in a fateful bid for freedom. This band of Irish, English and Scottish thieves were immediately hurled into chaos as their plan failed and they were thrust into the heart of a harsh and foreboding landscape. With little food or equipment, in a place these immigrants knew little about, they battled a merciless enemy - the unforgiving, barren land - a land where God wields an axe
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Directed by Jonathan auf der Heide ; written by Jonathan auf der Heide and Oscar Redding
Dewey number
791.4372
Intended audience
Rated: MA15+
Language note
In English and Gaelic with English subtitles. English captions for the hearing impaired (feature only)
PerformerNote
Oscar Redding, Arthur Angel, Paul Ashcroft
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Auf der Heide, Jonathan
  • Redding, Oscar
  • Angel, Arthur
  • Ashcroft, Paul
Runtime
104
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pearce, Alexander
  • Prisoners
  • Escapes
  • Cannibalism
  • Motion pictures, Australian
  • Tasmania
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Van Diemen's Land
Instantiates
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Catalogued from container
  • Madman Entertainment: MMA8005
  • Special features: Audio commentary with director and co-writer Jonathan auf der Heide, co-writer and lead actor Oscar Redding and cinematographer Ellery Ryan, A journey up river: making Van Diemen's Land, three additional featurettes: The battle of the beards, Subtleties of the slate, and From Bailbo to Van Diemen's Land, Theatrical teaser and trailer, Original Storyboards, ATOM study guide
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 DVD-video (104 min.)
Isbn
9322225079939
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
9322225079939
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
MMA8005
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
PAL; Region 4
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Van Diemen's Land
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Catalogued from container
  • Madman Entertainment: MMA8005
  • Special features: Audio commentary with director and co-writer Jonathan auf der Heide, co-writer and lead actor Oscar Redding and cinematographer Ellery Ryan, A journey up river: making Van Diemen's Land, three additional featurettes: The battle of the beards, Subtleties of the slate, and From Bailbo to Van Diemen's Land, Theatrical teaser and trailer, Original Storyboards, ATOM study guide
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 DVD-video (104 min.)
Isbn
9322225079939
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
9322225079939
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
MMA8005
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
PAL; Region 4
Video recording format
DVD

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