Once upon a time in in 1981, America got to see what happens when their most celebrated scream queen went to the Land Down Under. Road Games has Stacy Keach (Cheech & Chong’s Up in Smoke) is a long haul truck in Australia whose route happens to match a killer that’s slicing up hitchhikers along the highway. Is it really him? Jaimie Lee Curtis (Halloween) doesn’t care too much since she’s the wayward daughter of an American diplomat hitching a ride to enjoy the Australia that isn’t part of a package tour. The film has grown in cult status over the decades as a fine piece of Ozploitation. Director Richard Franklin had gotten his name with Patrick. Now he had two notable stars and that long rugged highway that cut across his country. Here’s the press release from Scream Factory along with the huge amount of bonus features:
STARRING JAMIE LEE CURTIS AND STACY KEACH
ON BLU-RAY™ NOVEMBER 12, 2019
Los Angeles, CA – Scream Factory will release Road Games on Blu-ray™ on November 12, and riding shotgun is a host of new bonus features, including a new interview, audio commentary, script read, and music demos.
Customers ordering from Shoutfactory.com will receive an exclusive 18×24 rolled poster featuring our brand new artwork, available while supplies last.
Stacy Keach is Pat Quid, a lone trucker who plays games to keep his sanity on long hauls through the desolate Australian Outback. Jamie Lee Curtis is a free-spirited hitchhiker looking for excitement with a game of her own. And somewhere up ahead is a maniac in a van whose game may be butchering young women along the highway. But when the killer decides to raise the stakes, Quid’s game becomes personal … and the rules of this road are about to take some very deadly turns.
Director Richard Franklin (Psycho II) packs plenty of Hitchcock-like twists and suspense into this sly shocker that was nominated for four Australian Film Institute Awards and remains one of the most surprising thrillers of the ’80s.
NEW Australian Long Haul – an interview with actor Stacy Keach
NEW audio commentary with cinematographer Vincent Monton, production coordinator Helen Watts and costume designer Aphrodite Kondos, moderated by filmmaker Mark Hartley
NEW 1980 script read with producer/director Richard Franklin and actors Stacy Keach and Marion Edwards
NEW composer Brian May music demos accompanied by stills and poster gallery
Audio Commentary with producer/director Richard Franklin
Kangaroo Hitchcock: The Making of ROAD GAMES – featuring interviews with director Richard Franklin and actor Stacey Keach
Extended interviews from Mark Hartley’s documentary Not Quite Hollywood featuring Jamie Lee Curtis, Stacy Keach, director Richard Franklin, Stunt Coordinator Grant Page, screenwriter Everett De Roche, cinematographer Vincent Monton and assistant director Tom Burstall
Lecture on the making of Road Games with Richard Franklin, co-producer Barbi Taylor & composer Brian May, introduced by critic Tom Ryan.
Profile on Richard Franklin (1981)
Audio Interview with Richard Franklin (2001)
Audio Interview with actor Stacy Keach (2016)
Audio Interview with stunt coordinator & actor Grant Page (2016)
Gallery of stills, Production Shots, Storyboards, Newspaper Reviews, Promotional & Artwork Materials
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