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Horror | Sci-Fi
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Four horror/sci-fi segments directed by four famous directors, each of which are their own versions of classic stories from Rod Serling's landmark television series.

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After being exiled from the most advanced town in post apocalyptic Australia, a drifter travels with a group of abandoned children to rebel against the town's queen.

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The Dismissal (TV Mini-Series 1983)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The drama surrounding the dismissal of Mr. Gough Whitlam as the Labor Prime Minister of Australia - on 11 November, 1975 - by the then Governor-General of Australia, Sir John Kerr - and the... See full summary »

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Short
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Director: George Miller
Stars: Nick Lathouris
Short
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What at first seems like a serious psychological assessment of violence in the cinema by a professor or lecturer, turns into a bloody orgy of human destructiveness.

Director: George Miller
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Bodyline (TV Mini-Series 1984)
Drama | History | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Dramatization of the 1932/33 Test cricket series between England and Australia. Played in Australia, the series gained notoriety in Australian and worldwide cricketing history for the fact ... See full summary »

Stars: Hugo Weaving, Gary Sweet, Jim Holt
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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Cours privé (1986)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Pierre Granier-Deferre
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Carny (2011)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The Psycho-Fugue Circus executes one of their own for murdering the Headline act.

Director: Kevin Lonano
Stars: Katsumi Alan, Holly Lynn Ellis, Vincent K. Guagenti
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Australia during World War II
21 March 2007 | by (Northridge, Ca) – See all my reviews

Many of us have seen dramas of what transpired in England, the U.S., France, Italy, etc. during WWII....but what about those beloved, amiable mates down under? This docudrama does a very fine job of showing what they went thru.

It's not as well-done as CHURCHILL AND THE GENERALS or WORLD WAR II: WHEN LIONS ROARED, but it's a cinch to say that viewers who loved those dramas will enjoy this one. Some of the actors (including Warren Mitchell as FDR) are not always convincing with their American accents, and even some of the actual Americans have laughable moments(Robert Vaughn plays MacArthur wearing sunglasses, even while indoors).

However, no smart viewer cares about such quibbles. One cares for learning about the factual complexities/anxieties that Australia underwent during world history's most dramatic time. That is what makes this compelling viewing from the start. It also provides many pleasures, from a stirring score and to memorable performances from many, including Michael Blakemore and Timothy West as (once again!) Churchill.


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