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Punishment park

Title
Punishment park [videorecording] / [presented by] Françoise Films ; produced by Susan Martin ; directed by Peter Watkins.
ISBN
156730396X
Published
[New York] : New Yorker Video, [2005]
Physical Description
1 videodisc (ca. 88 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet
Notes
Title from container.
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.
Photographer, Joan Churchill ; art director, David Hancock ; editors, Peter Watkins, Terry Hodel ; music, Paul Motian.
English dialogue, English or French subtitles.
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.
Format
Images / Video & Film
Language
English
Added to Catalog
December 19, 2005
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.
System details note
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital.
Audience
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Videorecording number
99005 New Yorker Video
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