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Forbidden Ground (Johan Earl, Adrian Powers, 2013) aka Battle Ground (USA); Johan Earl, Tim Pocock, Martin Copping, Denai Gracie, Sarah Mawbey, Barry Quin; premiere Anzac Day 2013; release to DVD, VoD 4 Dec 2013 (27 Nov in the USA); First World War, France 1916; shot Dubbo, Sydney; three British soldiers stranded in No Man's Land in France 1916
Don Groves, IF:
Odin's Eye Entertainment's Michael Favelle told IF he will organise event screenings in other capital cities before the film is released on December 4 on DVD, Blu-ray and Video-on-Demand platforms.
Explaining the decision to forego a conventional cinema release, he said,
There have been a string of Australian films that have not performed well at the box-office so it begs [he means 'raises'] the question: Is a traditional cinema release worth it, unless you have a film that is going out on 100 screens supported by a multiple thousands of dollars prints and advertising spend? Just to release a film on 100 screens, without the advertising, costs $75,000 in virtual print fees.
Garry Gillard | New: 13 August, 2013 | Now: 4 February, 2022