"BANA IS A GENUINE TOUR DE FORCE."
Eric Bana stars as the eponymous Chopper, Australia’s most notorious and celebrated criminal figure, in what’s been lauded as the “performance of a lifetime”. This brutally gripping true-crime feature received critical acclaim on its original release in 2000, and now Andrew Dominik’s directorial debut gets the Limited Edition Blu-ray treatment from Second Sight Films. It will also be released in Standard Blu-ray format.
Dominik’s (Blonde, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) shocking and darkly entertaining film takes us into the violent world of Australia’s most infamous figure – Mark ‘Chopper’ Read – who conquered Victoria's brutal underworld single-handedly, in a film based on his memoirs.
Bana (Black Hawk Down, Hulk, Troy) shows his acting chops in this seminal, career defining role of bonafide villain Chopper, and he brings the outrageous true story to the screen with maximum force. The brutality and nonchalance of the life and crimes of the one-man mafia, who takes on anyone who gets in his way, plays out unflinchingly on screen and is definitely not for the faint-hearted.
Bonus content is detailed below:
New Second Sight Films restoration from a 2K graded scan
A new audio commentary by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas & Josh Nelson
Audio commentary with director Andrew Dominik
Audio commentary with Mark ‘Chopper’ Read
Stand-up Comedy and Violence: a new interview with Andrew Dominik
Not Your Typical Composer: a new interview with composer Mick Harvey
A Tale of Two Halves: a new interview with editor Ken Sallows
Weekend With Chopper
Chopper: Behind the Scenes
Deleted Scenes with optional director's commentary
Limited edition contents:
Rigid slipcase with new artwork by Nick Charge
70-page book with new essays by Thomas Caldwell, Sally Christie, Cerise Howard and Joanna McIntyre
Six collectors' art cards