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Title Punishment park / a Fran├žoise Films production ; produced by Susan Martin ; directed by Peter Watkins
Published [New York] : New Yorker Video, [2005]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  791.4373 Wat/Ppa 2005  AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (24 pages)
Series Cinema of Peter Watkins
Cinema of Peter Watkins.
Summary In a desert zone in California, a civilian tribunal sentences groups of dissidents and gives them the option of participating in law enforcement exercises in the Bear Montain National Punishment Park. Now these prisoners have to fight for their lives
Notes Originally released as a motion picture in 1971
Special features: Specially-filmed 28 minute introduction by Peter Watkins; feature-length audio commentary by Dr. Joseph A. Gomez; "The forgotten faces" (1961), an 18 minute amateur film recreating the 1956 Hungarian revolution; 24 page booklet with chapter on 'Punishment park' from Joseph Gomez's 1979 book "Peter Watkins" plus full cast and credits; text essay by media critic Scott macDonald on audience responses to 'Punishment park'; Peter Watkins filmography; original 1971 press kit
Credits Photographer, Joan Churchill ; art director, David Hancock ; editors, Peter Watkins, Terry Hodel ; music, Paul Motian
Cast Patrick Boland, Kent Foreman, Carmen Argenziano, Luke Johnson, Katherine Quittner, Scott Turner, Stan Armsted
Notes DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital
MPAA rating: Not rated
English dialogue, English or French subtitles
Subject Counterculture -- Drama.
Outdoor games -- Drama.
Military ethics -- Drama.
Genre/Form Documentary-style films.
Feature films.
Video recordings.
Author Watkins, Peter, 1935-
Boland, Patrick (Recordist)
Foreman, Kent.
Argenziano, Carmen, 1943-
New Yorker Video (Firm)
ISBN 156730396X