Second Sight Films has announced director Joel Anderson’s 2008 cult classic Australian horror Lake Mungo is scheduled for a limited edition Blu-ray release for the first time ever in the UK in May; check out the cover art and details on special features below …
Since its original release in 2008, this documentary-style chiller has created far-reaching ripples, aspiring horror fans and inspirational filmmakers around the world, and has proven itself as a bona fide cult classic. Now the chilling film is getting the release it deserves, with all-new cast and crew interviews; fans of filmmakers Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead and Rob Savage from director du jour Host; a brand new commentary, video essays and archive material.
When sixteen-year-old Alice Palmer tragically drowns while swimming in the local dam, her grieving family begins to experience a series of strange, inexplicable events and becomes increasingly restless. They seek the help of a parapsychologist and discover that Alice has lived through extremely difficult, troubling times and hidden deep, dark secrets. Now they are desperate to know what was haunting their daughter and what is happening to them. Does Lake Mungo contain the terrifying truth?
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- Archived audio commentary by Producer David Rapsey and DoP John Brawley
- New audio commentary by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Emma Westwood
- Captured Spirits: An Interview with DoP John Brawley
- Ghost in the Machine: An Interview with Producer David Rapsey
- A Cop and a Friend: an interview with actors Carole Patullo and James Lawson
- Kindred Spirits: Filmmakers Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead on Lake Mungo
- Hosting Spirits: Filmmaker Rob Savage on Lake Mungo
- Simulacra and Spirits: A Video Essay by Film Writer Josh Nelson
- Autopsy of a Family Home: A Video Essay by Filmmaker Joseph Wallace
- Deleted scenes
LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
- Sturdy slipcase
- Perfectly bound booklet with new essays by Sarah Appleton, Simon Fitzjohn, Rich Johnson, Mary Beth McAndrews and Shellie McMurdo, interview with actor James Lawson by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas plus rare behind-the-scenes photos
- Three art cards for collectors
Lake Mungo will be released on Blu-ray on May 31, 2021.