Van Diemen's Land

Van Diemen's Land

DVD - 2009 | Multiple languages
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"The true story of Australia's most notorious convict, Alexander Pearce and his infamous escape into the beautiful yet brutal Tasmanian wilderness. A point of no return for convicts banished from their homeland, Van Diemen's Land was a feared and dreaded penal settlement at the end of the earth. The entrance to its remote station of secondary punishment, Macquarie Harbour, was named 'Hell's Gates' by its prisoners as a reference to the gates of hell in Dante's 'Inferno' - "Abandon all hope ye who enter here" - was plastered at the Harbour's mouth as a warning to all souls sent there. In 1822, eight convicts escaped Macquarie Harbour in a fateful bid for freedom. This band of Irish, English and Scottish thieves were immediately hurled into chaos as their plan failed and they were thrust into the heart of a harsh and foreboding landscape. With little food or equipment, in a place these immigrants knew little about, they battled a merciless enemy - the unforgiving, barren land - a land where God wields an axe"--Madman.com.au.
Publisher: [Collingwood, Vic.] : Distributed by Madman Entertainment, c2009.
Branch Call Number: DVD VAN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (DVD) (ca. 104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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suevi Jul 04, 2010

The scenery should have been listed in the credits for this movie - ominous and beautiful - watch it for that alone.


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suevi Jul 04, 2010

The scenery should have been listed in the credits for this movie - ominous and beautiful - watch it for that alone.

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