Fans of Aussie cinema take note: Synapse Films have picked a classic Australian war film and will be releasing it on both blu-ray and DVD in August. The Odd Angry Shot focuses on the Vietnam War from the perspective of a group of Aussie soldiers involved in the conflict. The cast of includes a young Bryan Brown, long before he made his American breakthrough in the mid-’80s. This release will a new high defintion transfer as well as some bonus features. Read on for all the war-in-widescreen details, including pre-order information…
SYNAPSE FILMS PRESENTS
TOM JEFFREY’S AUSTRALIAN CLASSIC!
Firing your way on Blu-ray and DVD, August 13, 2013!
Another powerhouse from the mighty continent of Australia!
Tom Jeffrey’s 1979 action/adventure classic, THE ODD ANGRY SHOT!
Tom Jeffrey’s THE ODD ANGRY SHOT is set in the late 1960s during the brutal war Australians shared with the United States: the struggle for Vietnam.
Harry (Graham Kennedy), a hard-edged Special Air Service Corporal, meets a new company of soldiers during his second tour in Vietnam. There’s the naïve Bill (John Jarratt), the easygoing Bung (John Hargreaves), the blunt Rogers (Bryan Brown), the pragmatic Dawson (Graeme Blundell), and the youthful and innocent Scott (Ian Gilmour). Because of their training as professional soldiers from Australia’s toughest Army unit, these men believe they can deal with any situation. They pass the time playing practical jokes, getting into drunken brawls and humoring themselves to keep their minds off the war. But, when the first “odd angry shot” rings out, and an enemy mortar barrage hits their camp causing many casualties, the men realize their protective shield of humor is no defense at all against the harsh realities of armed combat.
• Audio Commentary featuring Producer/Director Tom Jeffrey, Producer Sue Milliken, and Actor Graeme Blundell
• “Stunts Down Under” with
Buddy Joe Hooker – Featurette
• Original Theatrical Trailer
• Reversible alternate cover
Directed by: Tom Jeffrey
Starring: Bryan Brown, John Hargreaves, Graham Kennedy, Graeme Blundell
Run Time: 92 minutes
Release Date: August 13, 2013
Aspect Ratio: New High-Definition 1080 p [1.78:1] transfer from vault materials
Formats: Blu-ray and DVD
Blu-Ray Region: ABC
DVD Region: All-Region
Blu-ray UPC: 654930315590
DVD UPC: 654930315491