Today, I picked up the newly-released DVD of The Cars That Ate Paris, Peter Weir's 1974 rural gothic exploring Australian car culture. The DVD is actually a double feature, containing both this film and a latter Weir film, The Plumber, which appears to be some sort of psychological horror film.
The next classic Australian cult film I buy will probably be the much anticipated, feature-rich DVD release of Dogs In Space (expected later this year, according to Richard Lowenstein).
I recently became friends with Charles from Dogs In Space (grouchy drummer in band, The Ears - or Mick Hutchence's band in the movie) and he views the film as an embarrassment. Personally, I've always thought of it as an awesome movie (and soundtrack), and a Melbourne cult classic, which is a rarity. Good to hear it's finally being released on DVD.
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At the screening at ACMI earlier this year, Richard Lowenstein announced that the DVD, currently being prepared, will have more than an hour of extra features, including a making-of documentary that was shot at the time of production. He also said that he'd like to do a rerelease of the soundtrack album, with some extra tracks that didn't make it to the initial one, but the rights are tied up with INXS's management, so it's more complicated.