Excel Home Videos releases Australia on DVD and Blu-Ray


MUMBAI: Excel Home Videos and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has released Baz Luhrman’s ode to the birth of an epic nation , Australia on DVD and Blu-Ray.

Academy Award nominee Baz Luhrman romantic period adventure, which is the second-highest grossing Australian film of all time, stars Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman.

Set in Australia on the brink of World War II, Lady Sarah Ashley, an English Aristocrat (Kidman), travels to the faraway continent where she has inherited a cattle ranch, owned by her late husband. When Australian cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn local known as The Drover (Jackman) to drive 2,000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country’s most unforgiving land, only to still face the bombing of Darwin by the Japanese forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor. When tragedy strikes and Lady Sarah becomes unofficial guardian to a "half-caste" boy, the unlikely couple must come to terms with a prejudiced society, dishonorable business associates and the impending arrival of the Japanese.

Special features in the DVD include deleted scenes. While the DVD is priced at Rs 399, the Blu-Ray is priced at Rs 1,199.