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

The Australian VHS release led off with “Winner of 8 awards Venice Film Festival including Jury Prize Best Film 1990 ... Sydney Film Festival” and a quote from the Melbourne Herald: &ldquo... read more

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The original domestic VHS release went with “He wants the key to her heart. They want the key to his car!” and “The smash hit comedy from the makers of Malcolm” on the front co... read more

The original domestic VHS Premiere release went with the beheading scene, and “The devastating controversial true story” and “Even in war, murder is an unforgivable crime” on t... read more

(Note: this listing contains spoilers throughout). Some disc and tape slicks went with the logline “A time for dreams … A time for choices … A time that would never come again. Th... read more

The original Village Roadshow domestic release showed the trio of Sam Neill, Zoe Carides and John Clarke on the front cover, with the line “Carl’s about to stand on his own two feet. One f... read more

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Warners, who used Roadshow Distributors to handle the domestic release, put out a press sheet with this synopsis: It is 1965 in rural Australia. Danny Embling (whom we first met in “The Year My... read more

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Being a Touchstone release, the publicity materials used worldwide tended to look much the same, with a little local flavouring. The domestic Roadshow VHS release offered a quote from Paul Le Petit S... read more

Cinema Papers’ August 1990 production survey offered this short, crass synopsis: A black man comes to the Gold Coast to find his sister and becomes involved in a web of corruption and organized... read more

The pitch for the film on the front of the original Fox domestic VHS release ran “You don’t have to be smart to make a killing”, while on the rear there were a couple of quotes &ldqu... read more

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