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Australia

When Lady Sarah Ashley (Nicole Kidman) leaves England to check on the affairs of her husband's Australian cattle station, she ends up inheriting more problems than she ever dreamed of, including the welfare an aboriginal child. Although she gets some reluctant help from a working-class local (Hugh Jackman), there is nowhere to turn to when Japanese bombers attack and the country faces the dangers of World War II. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: C
Sexual Content: C+
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 170
Theater Release: 26 Nov 2008
Video Release: 03 Mar 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Based on a true story, the film Rabbit Proof Fence also makes reference to the stolen generations of aboriginal peoples in Australia. Life on an Australian cattle station is depicted in The Man From Snowy River. Just before the Japanese bombed Darwin, Australia during World War II, their air force invaded Hawaii, as dramatized in Tora! Tora! Tora!

Home Video Extra Features

Visit the land down under with the release of Twentieth Century Fox’s Australia. The DVD edition features the film in widescreen format, with audio tracks in 5.1 Dolby Surround (English, French and Spanish) and subtitles in English, French and Spanish. Bonus extras include two deleted scenes (What About the Drove and Angry Staff Serve Dinner).

The Blu-ray version of Australia is authored on a dual-layer 50 GB disc with 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio (English) and 5.1 Dolby Surround (French). Subtitles are provided in English, Spanish, French, Brazilion Portuguese, Cantonese, Korean and Mandarin.Along with the aforementioned extras, this disc also offers a look behind-the-scenes and a featurette about Australia’s people and history.

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