Classic Ozploitation Shocker To Be Released on 4K UHD Blu-Ray


Richard Franklin’s 1978 Ozploitation classic Patrick is getting a first-ever 4K UHD Blu-ray release early next year thanks to Indicator.

In Patrick, a comatose hospital patient (Robert Thompson) harasses and kills through his powers of telekinesis to claim his private nurse (Susan Penhaligon) as his own.

The film also stars Robert Helpman (who played The Child Catcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Maria Mercedes, and Rod Mullinar (Dead Calm).

Patrick 4K UHD Blu-ray Special Features

Credit: Indicator

  • Brand-new 4K HDR restoration from the original negative by Powerhouse Films
  • 4K (2160p) UHD presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • Three presentations of the film: the original Australian theatrical version; the shortened US theatrical cut with American dubbing; and the Italian theatrical version, featuring an alternative score by Italian prog legends Goblin and presented with English subtitles for the first time
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with director Richard Franklin and screenwriter Everett De Roche (2002)
  • On-Set Interview with Richard Franklin (1978): behind-the-scenes interview with the Patrick director conducted by Australian film critic Ivan Hutchinson
  • Interview with Richard Franklin (2001): previously unseen interview in which the director discusses Patrick
  • A Coffee Break with Antony I. Ginnane (2009): the renowned genre-film producer revisits Patrick
  • ‘Not Quite Hollywood’ Interview Excerpts (2008): extensive selection of outtakes from Mark Hartley’s acclaimed documentary on Australian cinema, featuring Franklin, De Roche, Ginnane, and stars Susan Penhaligon and Rod Mullinar
  • Stephen Morgan on ‘Patrick’ (2023): appreciation by the academic and Australian cinema specialist
  • Original Australian theatrical trailer
  • Original US theatrical trailer
  • TV spots
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material, and behind the scenes
  • New and improved English translation subtitles
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay by Alan Miller, exclusive extracts from director Richard Franklin and producer Anthony I Ginnane’s unpublished memoirs; archival interviews with screenwriter Everett De Roche and special-effects supervisor Conrad Rothmann, and full film credits

Patrick is a Limited edition of 10,000 individually numbered units (6,000 4K UHDs and 4,000 Blu-rays) for the UK and US. It will be released on February 20, 2024.

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