Colin Eggleston's Aussie eco-thriller Long Weekend was one of the first movies we ever reviewed (here) when this site was launched back in 2002, and at the time the movie was only available on VHS. A few years later it received a fancy DVD upgrade (Review), but now that shiny Umbrella Entertainment release - not to mention the mangy old ex-rental tape - will possibly become obsolete with US label Synapse Films announcing a Blu-ray update for this creepy Aussie classic.
In the film, an estranged married couple set off on a camping trip to a remote beach locale in an attempt to patch up their differences. They trample through the countryside, carelessly discarding their rubbish and shooting at the local wildlife, but soon pay for their ignorance when nature strikes back…
Synapse’s Blu-ray will feature an all new high-definition 1080p transfer and freshly re-mastered DTS HD-Master Audio 5.1 sound. Extras wise the disc will feature an audio commentary from Producer Richard Brennan and Cinematographer Vincent Monton, a motion still gallery featuring an audio interview with actor John Hargreaves, and Long Weekend's original Theatrical Trailer.
The disc will hit US shelves on April 14, 2015, with a suggested retail price of US$24.95. At this stage there's no word of an Australian Blu-ray release.