Dogs in Space 1986
Australia is not always considered a focal point of Rock or Punk Music, but they have contributed more than their share of great artists in and out of those genres, even if it included those moving back and forth from there to England or artists from nearby New Zealand (especially The Finns) being mistaken for being from there and being as great. The late Michael Hutchence is one of those successes, especially one that has been purely Aussie all the way. Starting with his success with INXS (The One Thing was a hit in 1983), he was on the rise and the band hit it big. That includes their Music Videos with Richard Lowenstein, whose work outside the band also includes Tim Finn, Crowded House (Mean To Me, Into Temptation), The Church (It’s No Reason) and U2. Together, they made Dogs In Space (1986), an uneven semi-biopic about a punk band in 1978 Melbourne.

2 x DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:44:25 | 6.89 Gb + 7.53 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none
Genre: Drama

Director: Richard Lowenstein
Cast: Michael Hutchence, Saskia Post, Nique Needles
Country: Australia

Extras:

Disc 1:
-- Audio Commentary with Richard Lowenstein & Ollie Olsen
-- Audio Commentary with Richard Lowenstein & Andrew De Groot
-- Audio Commentary with Tim McLaughlan & Charles Meo
-- Theatrical Trailer
-- Director's Cut Trailer
-- Umbrella Trailers

Disc 2:
-- "We're Livin' on Dog Food" (94:16), a feature-length documentary directed by Lowenstein in 2009
-- Making of Dogs In Space
-- "Popcorn Taxi" is an occasional series, held in Australian cities, where a film is followed by a Q & A with the filmmakers
-- Behind the Scenes
-- Rehearsal Vision - three video-shot (Troy Playing Sam, Michael Hutchence Playing Sam, Tex Perkins)
-- Screen Test
-- Stills galleries
-- Interview with the real Sam Sejavka
-- Two short films: Punkline (directed by Sue Davis and Tony Stevens), Pedestrian (directed by Tim McLaughlan and written by Lowenstein)
-- Three videos: Rooms for the Memory, Leap for Lunch, Triple Treat

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