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Blood Oath: In Print


DVD MEDIA RELEASE

Where does war end and murder begin?

BLOOD OATH
Available April 10, 2002 on DVD for SRP$34.95

"SIX HUNDRED MEN ENTERED AMBON ISLAND POW CAMP. THREE YEARS LATER, ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-THREE WERE BARELY LEFT ALIVE." - Australian War Crimes Trial, Ambon, Indonesian Archipelago, 1946.

Bryan Brown, George Takei ("Star Trek"), John Polson and Russell Crowe in his feature film debut head a brilliant cast that dramatically reveals for the first time the shattering secrets trapped within a BLOOD OATH.

While rummaging through his father's garage, Screenwriter Brian A. Williams uncovered a forgotten piece of Australian history - inside an old shoebox he found transcripts of the largest war crime trial ever conducted, (larger than the famous Nuremberg trials) along with photos of human skulls and graves.

These transcripts unlocked the startling true story behind the wartime atrocities and controversial trials held in 1946 on the island of Ambon... the planned launching pad for the Japanese invasion of Australia.

The stories of the sadistic beatings, torture and mass murder sent shock waves through the ensuing trials, culminating in an explosive showdown between Australian justice, American Politics and the Japanese code of honour.

BLOOD OATH on DVD contains many exclusive and educational special features from behind the scenes footage, to study guide materials and for the very first time the original documents from the Ambon War Crimes trials, which explain the entire trial process. Plus only available on the BLOOD OATH DVD is the Music Video clip of Memorial Day by Russell Crowe’s band 30 Odd Foot of Grunts.

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BLOOD OATH DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:
Producer/Writer Commentary
Directory Commentary
The Films Journey
Behind the Scenes
Ambon POWs Remember
Ray Martin Interviews with Bryan Brown and Russell Crowe
An exclusive Music Video – Memorial Day – 30 Odd Feet of Grunts
Theatrical Trailer and Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired

BLOOD OATH BONUS DVD ROM FEATURES INCLUDE:
Web links x 6



www.gruntland.com
www.awm.gov.au

Atom Study Guide, Recommended Reading
Actual documents and transcripts of the Ambon trials, documents and articles relating to the production of the movie
Japanese veterans speech of apology

BLOOD OATH on DVD is rated M with a running time of 108 minutes.
Village Roadshow Pictures presents a Charles Waterstreet and Siege Production.
A Film by Stephen Wallace. Starring Bryan Brown, George Takei, Terry O’Quinn, John Polson, Nicholas Eadie, Toshi Shioya, Deborah Unger, Ray Barrett, and Russell Crowe with a special appearance by Jason Donovan. Screenplay by Denis Whitburn and Brian A. Williams. Director of Photography Russell Boyd, A.S.C.
Production Designer Bernard Hides. Music Composed and Performed by David McHugh. Executive Producers Graham Burke, Greg Coote and John Tarnoff
Co-Producer Annie Bleakley. Producers Charles Waterstreet, Denis Whitburn and Brian A. Williams. Directed by Stephen Wallace. Script Developed with the assistance of The Australian Film Commission. Made with the participation of the Australian Film Finance Corporation Pty. Ltd. © 1990 BLOOD OATH PRODUCTIONS PTY LIMITED and THE AUSTRALIAN FILM FINANCE CORPORATION PTY. LTD.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

BLOOD OATH is available to own on DVD from April 10, 2002 for SRP $34.95 courtesy of Roadshow Entertainment.


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