The domestic VHS release led with the film’s theatrical tag on the front cover: “The guy from down under is working for the man upstairs.” The back of the slick repeated the line an... read more

(Left: Juliet Bacskai as The Woman watches television, while on the right, Rod McNicol as The Man, reads Wilhelm Reich) The film begins with a scene which Scott Murray describes as "elliptical" betwe... read more

(Left: note that the film's title spreads over four cards - "Castor", "and" "Pollux", and "a tale of two spiritual brothers") Trove, here, provides this brief synopsis: Controversial examinatio... read more

The Devil's Playground looks at life in an Australian Catholic seminary college in the early nineteen fifties, of the kind writer-director Fred Schepisi had once attended as a student. The teaching ... read more

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(Note: this film, and so this listing, deals with young people becoming aware of their sexuality, incest and an unwanted pregnancy. The film was rated M in Australia, but if any of these concepts dist... read more

Libido consisted of four episodes, with sex and sexuality as the linking motif:  Director John B. Murray's The Husband looks at a university-educated man (Byron Williams), who fears the dominanc... read more

(Note: this synopsis and listing contains spoilers).  A country showground in Queensland in the 1950s. Tommy Martin (John Jarratt) is in the ring in Jim Sharman's boxing tent, going at it with ... read more

The story of American brother and sister Bob (Dick Jones) and Kathy Prince (Georgia Lee) who move to Australia to manage a cattle station owned by their father, who is tired of his son riding his hors... read more

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Dean Maitland (John Longden), a young man in orders and engaged to a woman, is involved in a tragedy, to reveal the details of which would ruin his career. The Dean denies responsibility for both the... read more

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(Note: this listing contains spoilers). Domestic newspaper advertising offered this pitch for the film: From the cutting edge of Australian cinema comes this astonishing and poetic film, part Bunuel... read more

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