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  • Umbrella Releasing Attack Force Z!!!

    No real details yet but this was posted on their FB page:

    "ATTACK FORCE Z is Coming to Blu-Ray!

    Watch Mel Gibson and Sam Neill in Glorious HD as the elite military team dispatched during WW II to locate and rescue the survivors of a shot down plane, stranded on a South Pacific island occupied by the Japanese. #AttackForceZ #BluRay #NewRay For the first time in the WORLD in HD from a 4k Scan!

    Stay Tuned for More info Soon!"
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  • #2
    But the film is absolutely horrible. Dull as hell.
    "No presh from the Dresh!"


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      • #4
        More info.

        ATTACK FORCE Z, the World War II action classic starring
        Mel Gibson, makes its high definition debut from
        Umbrella Entertainment and MVD Entertainmnet Group
        Coming to Blu-ray and digital on November 7th
        The film celebrates its 35th anniversary with a long awaited special edition release

        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.

        Pre-order now at or on Amazon

        © 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

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        • #5
          Great news, Ian. Very accomplished, modest war film.


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            • #7
              Severin are releasing this in March.


              ATTACK FORCE Z (1981)

              In one of his earliest film roles, two-time Academy Award ® winner Mel Gibson stars with Sam Neill (JURASSIC PARK) and John Phillip Law (DANGER: DIABOLIK) in the true story of Z Special Force, WWII’s top-secret Pacific commando unit: When an American fighter jet crashes on an island held by the Japanese, a five-man Z Force assault team launches a daring mission of courage, carnage and desperate jungle warfare to rescue the survivors. Chris Haywood (RAZORBACK), John Waters (BREAKER MORANT) and Sylvia Chang (the MAD MISSION series) co-star in the complete version of this 1981 Australia/Taiwan co-production directed by Ozploitation veteran Tim Burstall (ALVIN PURPLE), written by Roger Marshall (AND NOW THE SCREAMING STARTS) and edited by David Stiven (THE ROAD WARRIOR), scanned in 2K from the original negative at The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.

              Special Features for Attack Force Z:
              *The Z Men Debriefed – Interviews With Executive Producer John McCallum And Actors John Waters And Chris Haywood
              *Photo Gallery

              Feature Specs for Attack Force Z:
              *Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
              *Audio: English Mono
              *Closed Captions: English SDH
              *Region: A/B/C

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