New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Directed by Tim Burstall (End Play) and written by Roger
Marshall (Twisted Nerve), Attack Force Z stars Academy Award© winner Mel Gibson (Braveheart, Lethal Weapon), three-time Golden Globe
nominee Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, Thor: Ragnarok), John Phillip Law (Barbarella), Chris Haywood (Shine) and John Waters (Breaker Morant).
Attack Force Z was originally released theatrically in North America
in June 1982 and is in the company of a collection of films that include Mad Max, The Road Warrior
and Gallipoli that introduced Mel Gibson to U.S. audiences before his star making turn in the Academy Award© winning The Year of Living Dangerously.
Long before Gibson tackled the subject of World War II in Hacksaw Ridge, Attack Force Z tells the classic story of an elite military team of commandos lead by Captain
(Gibson) dispatched during World War II to locate and rescue the survivors of a shot down plane stranded on a South Pacific island occupied by the Japanese. One of the castaways, a defecting Japanese official, holds the secret to ending the war and must be saved at all costs.
Making its debut in high definition Attack Force Z boasts a brand new 4K scan and restoration from the film's inter-positive, presented for the first time ever on 1080p Blu-ray in its original 1.85:1 aspect ratio along with the original uncompressed dual channel mono audio. Additional special features in the disc include "The 2-Men Debriefed", a 25 minute featurette that includes interviews with executive producer John McCallum and actors John Waters and Chris Haywood (presented in standard definition) a photo gallery and the film's original theatrical trailer.
Eric Wilkinson, MVD Entertainment Group's Director
of Acquisitions and Sales shares his excitement about announcing this release:
"Previous home video versions of this film have looked sub-par. Umbrella Entertainment has done an amazing job restoring this film to its original glory. As a collector of physical media, myself, I'm happy to announce that Attack Force Z represents the first of many classic films on Blu-ray that MVD will be releasing in the near future."
Attack Force Z makes is home video debut on November 7th 2017 on Blu-ray (UPC# 9344256016103) and Digital
/ VOD from MVD Entertainment Group in North America.
ATTACK FORCE Z
© 1981 John McCallum Productions
© 2017 Umbrella Entertainment
© 2017 MVD Entertainment Group
Directed by: Tim Burstall
Written By: Roger
Produced by: Lee Robinson
Executive Producer: John McCallum
Stars: Mel Gibson, Sam Neill, John Phillip Law, Chris Haywood, John Waters
Running Time: 95 minutes