Directed by Tim Burstall (End Play) and written by Roger Marshall (Twisted Nerve), Attack Force Z stars Academy Award© winner Mel Gibson (Braveheart, Lethal Weapon), three-time Golden Globe nominee Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, Thor: Ragnarok), John Phillip Law (Barbarella), Chris Haywood (Shine) and John Waters (Breaker Morant).
Attack Force Z was originally released theatrically in North America in June 1982 and is in the company of a collection of films that include Mad Max, The Road Warrior and Gallipoli that introduced Mel Gibson to U.S. audiences before his star making turn in the Academy Award© winning The Year of Living Dangerously.
Long before Gibson tackled the subject of World War II in Hacksaw Ridge, Attack Force Z tells the classic story of an elite military team of commandos lead by Captain P.G. Kelly (Gibson) dispatched during World War II to locate and rescue the survivors of a shot down plane stranded on a South Pacific island occupied by the Japanese. One of the castaways, a defecting Japanese official, holds the secret to ending the war and must be saved at all costs.
Making its debut in high definition Attack Force Z boasts a brand new 4K scan and restoration from the film’s inter-positive, presented for the first time ever on 1080p Blu-ray in its original 1.85:1 aspect ratio along with the original uncompressed dual channel mono audio. Additional special features in the disc include “The 2-Men Debriefed”, a 25 minute featurette that includes interviews with executive producer John McCallum and actors John Waters and Chris Haywood (presented in standard definition) a photo gallery and the film’s original theatrical trailer.
Eric Wilkinson, MVD Entertainment Group’s Director of Acquisitions and Sales shares his excitement about announcing this release…
“Previous home video versions of this film have looked sub-par. Umbrella Entertainment has done an amazing job restoring this film to its original glory. As a collector of physical media, myself, I’m happy to announce that Attack Force Z represents the first of many classic films on Blu-ray that MVD will be releasing in the near future.”
Attack Force Z makes is home video debut on November 7th 2017 on Blu-ray (UPC# 9344256016103) and Digital / VOD from MVD Entertainment Group in North America.
ATTACK FORCE Z
© 1981 John McCallum Productions
© 2017 Umbrella Entertainment
© 2017 MVD Entertainment Group
Directed by: Tim Burstall
Written By: Roger Marshall
Produced by: Lee Robinson
Executive Producer: John McCallum
Stars: Mel Gibson, Sam Neill, John Phillip Law, Chris Haywood, John Waters
Running Time: 95 minutes